Vivi & Alejandro

Vivi & Alejandro’s wedding was one of those classic weddings that had everything needed for a fairy tale; the bride and groom with a strong love for life & each other, family & friends cheering them on, the large country hacienda and perfect weather.

Rancho Las Sabinas, a gorgeous hacienda in the country side just outside of San Miguel, is decorated with large pepper trees & old growth cactus.

The sky was that deep deep blue that you find only and so often in San Miguel. Alejandro was sitting pool side enjoying the sun when we showed up to start shooting. After a few quick cheers with his father & uncles, he jumped into the pool fully clothed & proceeded to swim laps! Vivi was with her mother putting the finishing touches on her makeup, looking stunning in her dress. They were a very enthusiastic young couple on their wedding day, and I had a great time photographing them & their families on the lush grounds of the hacienda. They danced & dipped through the country side before we sped off to the San Francisco Church for the ceremony.

After the ceremony, it was back to the hacienda for some cocktails & dinner. Lit up at night, the hacienda was glowing & the place was buzzing with excitement. As the plates were cleared people started moving & somebody turned up the music real loud & the place started moving.

These Nortenos from Monterrey knew how to have a good time, & made sure everybody involved had a good time as well. My camera got hot because I was dancing & shooting so much! Luckily, no one ended up in the pool again, or at least not by the time I left at midnight… What a party! This was definitely one for the books, & I am so glad I could be a part of it! Thank you guys!

Emily & Tres

What more can I say about this wedding other than it was the quintessential romantic San Miguel Wedding? Emily and Tres were so happy to be getting married and be surrounded by all their friends and family. With the ceremony and reception inside the intimate gardens of Casa Hyder, a parade through downtown to start the festivities off, I knew this was going to be a wedding to remember. Thank you for letting me be a part of it guys!

Tamara & Fernando

I arrived at the Hotel Nena in San Miguel to photograph Fernando & Tamara, a lovely couple that were originally from Chihuahua, but living in D.F.

First off, I really enjoy working at Hotel Nena. The venue’s clean lines & large spaces, while still maintaining the classic hacienda foot print right in downtown San Miguel, allow for a gorgeous backdrop. And with my photos from a previous project, Pre-Post Mortem Portraits, hanging all over the hotel, it was hard not to like the place.

So I show up with Paul, my second photographer & light technician & we immediately begin photographing the dress hanging in these cool modern rooms. Tamara comes out a few minutes later, radiating as she gets ready to get into her dress surrounded by all of her laughing bridesmaids.

From the hotel, we took a walk through the Parque Juarez, stopping by the numerous fountains & under the big shade trees to take some pictures. Fernando is all smiles as he dances & dips his bride to be while I click & click away.

After the park, we started the ceremony at the San Francisco church, which is one of the early churches built in San Miguel. With its high ceilings & sunlight streaming in, lighting up its statues & ancient walls, it’s also one of the most stunning churches in this town.

As the ceremony finishes, the Mariachis start, with their horns and guitars laying the soundtrack for the parade through downtown. Everywhere people stop to stare & take pictures & wish the bride & groom good luck. And the procession stretches on & on for several blocks as we start the walk to the Instituto Allende. Photogenically speaking, it really doesn’t get better than this: Setting sun, couple in love, tequila donkey with Mariachis, giant puppets & hundreds of guests dancing down the cobblestone streets of this colorful town! I am so blessed to be able to work here!

So thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding Fernando & Tamara! I wish you the best!