(My Own) Wedding Shoot

It was fun getting all dressed up and fancy after the wedding, even more fun looking for a spot that could look like a somehow fantasy forest.

For me, location is an important element in each shoot. It has to have the mood, the colours and the lighting that I am looking for or at least get as close as I can to what I am imagining in my head. However, it isn't that easy. My hometown Aguascalientes is not very "foresty", but you can find wonderful spots when you find out there is always more than meets the eye.

This shoot was taken driving 10 minutes away from the city, next to a private park, right in front of the streets where cars passed all the time, and a fence crossed most part of it.

Fue divertido volver a sacar el vestido, subirse al coche y manejar hasta encontrar un "spot" que parezca interesante. 

Ubicación siempre suele ser un elemento importante para mí cuando trato de juntar un concepto específico. Debe evocar el estado de ánimo que busco, los colores, iluminación, etc... En esta ocasión buscaba un estilo de "bosque encantado", no muy fácil de encontrar en Aguas (al menos no en la ciudad). Sin embargo, no resultó tan difícil si se sabe buscar mas allá de lo obvio. 

Estas fotos fueron tomadas a unos minutos de la ciudad, cerca del Centro Ecológico Los Cuartos en Aguascalientes. En realidad, estaba algo sucio, los coches pasaban justo a un lado de nosotros y había una reja que dividía el parque privado. Pero los "spots" siempre están ahí donde menos lo esperas.

Spring Awakening

Spring is here, and with it, comes my dreaded allergies.

As much as I prefer shooting on location than in a studio, sometimes my own body is begging me to go inside, have some candy and watch a new movie; to stay as far away as pollen as I can. Now, I am looking for a way to push myself against every obstacle, in my case, often against every excuse I have to go out and shoot.

I asked my friend Noemi if I could go out and take some portraits of her in the flowers. I was inspired by the idea of seasons changing; life is a bunch of cycles that we open and close. There is something quite beautiful about change. I myself am a person who is often terrified by change, but deep down inside I know that even if change comes with some tough side-effects (like my horrible allergies) something beautiful always ascends from it (like these flowers). The thing about it is just taking the leap.

Gracias Mimi :)