I can’t believe that just three days ago I was in Progreso, Yucatán photographing Blanca & Edwin’s day after session on the beach. Progreso is a popular cruise port in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, about a 30-minute drive from the state capital, Mérida. It’s where my grandparents honeymooned more than 50 years ago, and where my mom lived as a little girl.
Blanca’s wedding on Saturday night was a blast! Her husband Edwin is in a band called La Carcajada and his 10+ bandmates performed at the reception until 3 in the morning. Yes, THREE in the morning, because that’s how they roll. I seriously wish I could fly them up here for my own wedding. They are really good entertainers! My mom and I were super excited to get invited to their wedding. Blanca’s grandfather and my grandfather are brothers, and every time we visited Mérida when I was growing up, I always used to play with Blanca, who was a little less than a year older than me. They played a slideshow of pictures of them growing up at the beginning of their reception and mannn, it really made me realize how fast those years flew by. Anyway, when we got the invitation, we worked it out so we could be there and Blanca agreed to let me take their portraits the following day. And I am so glad she did! These are just a few of the last pictures of the day on the beach and in the water. I was so excited she wanted to get in the ocean. It was completely her idea and I happily followed. There are plenty more but I just wanted to take some time to share these because I’m excited!
After we shot these and we were making our way back to the boardwalk, I realized that through second shooting and this trip, this year I’ve visited six different beaches! That’s crazy for me, but these beach weddings and destination weddings are one of my callings! I absolutely love expanding and becoming a destination wedding photographer, so if you know anyone planning a destination wedding, feel free to pass my information along!
Here are a few favorites of these high school sweethearts who have been together for nine years! They are too presh!!!
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