33 Is The Magic Number - To Being 33 Forever

It was so much fun hanging out with Cristina Di Giovanna, the owner of Le Jour Du Oui, and discovering our local San Juan market few Sundays ago, when it still felt a bit more chilly than it does today...

We walked around, sipping cafe con leche from MEKE Coffee Roasters and we planned our summer full of weddings, getting excited about gorgeous venues and pretty details!

Today is Cristina's birthday and she is turning 33! And she reminded me about how awesome it feels to be 33!

I have quite a long history with the number 3 and 33 and my closest family and friends know all about it. Maybe one day I can tell you what 3, 33, 333 (any 3) means to me! And I am still 33 years old (until the 10th of October 2016) and proud! Celebrating life and love! Celebrating creativity and super happy I've finally found "my tribe"! 33 is pretty unique.

Number 33 is a Master Number (Master Teacher) and resonates with the energies of compassion, blessings, inspiration, honesty, discipline, bravery and courage. Number 33 tells us that 'all things are possible'. 33 is also the number that symbolizes 'guidance'.

And according to Wiki it's also:

  1. The atomic number of arsenic 
  2. A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually
  3. 33 is, according to the Newton scale, the temperature at which water boils
  4. The number of deities in the Vedic Religion is 33
  5. The divine name Elohim appears 33 times in the story of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis
  6. Jesus's age when he was crucified in 33 A.D.
  7. According to Al-Ghazali the dwellers of Heaven will exist eternally in a state of being age 33
  8. Islamic prayer beads are generally arranged in sets of 33, corresponding to the widespread use of this number in dhikr rituals. Such beads may number thirty-three in total or three distinct sets of thirty-three for a total of ninety-nine, corresponding to the names of God
  9. 33 is not only a numerical representation of “the Star of David,” but also the numerical equivalent of AMEN: 1+13+5+14=33
  10. Pope John Paul I, the 33-day pope. One of the shortest reigns in papal history, and it resulted in the most recent 3-pope year
  11. A religious image of the Virgin Mary from the 18th century is known in Uruguay as "Virgen de los Treinta y Tres" (Virgin of the Thirty-Three); it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in his visit to Uruguay in 1988
  12. In reference to gramophone records, 33 refers to a type of record by its revolution speed of 33⅓ revolutions per minute. 33s are also known as long playing records, or LPs
  13. A significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22
  14. A song by The Smashing Pumpkins on their album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Also a song by Coheed and Cambria on their album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade (the songs are not related) Hed PE also has a song titled "33"
  15. +33 is the code for international direct-dial phone calls to France
  16. 2008 was the first time in 33 years that the United States had sent a satellite to explore and orbit Mercury (January 15, 2008)
  17. The highest degree in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Happy happy 33 day!!! Thank you Cristina for supporting my work and for loving film photography and letting me be me everytime we shoot! Here is to more amazing events, stunning Ibiza weddings, perfect clients and loving what you do / doing what you love!

To being 33 forever!

All photos taken with Contax 645, shot on Fuji 400H and developed and scanned by one and only Carmencita Film Lab