Jose Villa Mexico Workshop - Hacienda Wedding

Jose Villa Workshop, November, 2014

Special thanks to Jose Villa Workshop Team

Overall Design & Execution: Laurie Arons

Design Direction: Amber Moon Design of Pitbulls and Posies

Design Direction: Casa de Perrin

Fashion Styling: Grey Likes

Hair and makeup styling by amazing Team Hair & Makeup

Flowers by mega talented Sarah Winward

Developed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab

I´m looking through my pictures and still reminiscing this past November of 2014 when I was hanging out with one and only Jose Villa during his annual Jose Villa Workshops in Jalisco, Mexico.

I have been drooling over Jose’s breath-taking photos for years and it was my dream to attend one of his workshops... As an artist I strongly believe in endless progress and in searching for the new ways of seeing.

There is nothing worse than stagnation or boredom for a creative mind!

I hopped on the plane to Mexico without thinking too much. Chasing my Jose dream all the way to Mexico. It was a big investment as I went all in :) Staying at beautiful Hotel Hacienda Del Carmen, flying business, buying second Contax camera, splashing on tons of film rolls and re-branding my entire business (from new logo, website, packaging to new mindset & customer service).

A lot of people asked about my experience at the workshop, about meeting Jose and shooting alongside him and his amazing team. After spending few days with so many creative, ambitious and driven individuals my shooting & living standards have been raised to the next level...

Jose´s workshop gives you an unique opportunity to open up your eyes to new ways of seeing. It makes you more sensitive to light, composition, beauty... you learn how to manage your business, how to price your work, how to collaborate. All of a sudden you start being more fussy about styling, makeup, colour palette, flowers... you literally leave with a new set of eyes. Very special and sensitive eyes.

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I´m super grateful for this experience. It made me fall in love with wedding photography and with what I do even more...

Now the task is to find other creatives and new collaborations here on the island. Watch out IBIZA!

I´m on a lookout for crazy creative, hard working, ambitious people with an understanding of beauty!

Super excited about this summer season 2015!

Let´s create some magic!

 PS - All images shot on Fuji400H and Contax 645