Jen & O’Neil’s Mexico Wedding – Photo & Video
When you have friends that believe in you and the work that you do, magic happens. Our friends Jen and O’neil asked both of us at Shotwell Productions to help them celebrate and capture their wedding in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico and we were more than excited to help.
This was our first destination wedding and we had so much to figure out. Once we planned out the logistics of traveling with all our gear, we had to be able to carry it all.. and it was literally all of our gear!! I’m not going to lie, we were very anxious about our gear and while in Mexico waiting for our connecting flight, Rob was so grateful that I could communicate with all the officials in Spanish.
Jen and O’neil insisted that we stay in Mexico for a week and follow them on all of their adventures. There was a Mariachi band, zip lining, catamaran booze cruise, snorkeling, and a big fire show. This was all part of the Dream Trips, Team Elite Experience and it was an awesome experience. We will be going back next year.
This was an experience of a life time. Mexico is so beautiful and rich in culture. From morning sunrises to evening sunsets, there was so much beauty all around us and it was only amplified by the couple and their awesome family.
The ceremony was small and had about 30 people in attendance. It was right on the beach and it was a scorching 90 plus with full sun. For photographers, this is the most difficult of tasks to accomplish. I decided that taking off my shoes in the sand would make me more agile and I was so wrong. Do you remember when you were a kid and played hot lava and had to jump around so you wouldn’t “die”? I was dying all over the ceremony. Luckily the ceremony was only about 20 minutes long and was followed up by an informal portrait session with friends and family.
We had decided with the newlyweds that we wanted to take some sunset photos and follow up with a wreck the dress session. Jen and O’neil were so much fun. They had no reservations about getting in the water and we were able to create some really fun and romantic photos.
From the beginning to the end of this crazy and fun adventure we created, captured, and built long lasting friendships. Thats what its all about, and that is why we do this!!