“There is something magnificent in having a country to love.” One of our favorite photographers, the fabulous Carla Ten Eyck decided she wanted to do a photoshoot inspired by Cinco de Mayo and the Day of the Dead tradition. She was inspired because not very often do you see an abundance of color in wedding shoots, so we decided to mix it up a bit. I had the absolute privilege to work with Carla that day, as well as Tony Palmieri of Datura, A Modern Garden. Honestly, you have no idea how crazy talented and incredible Carla and Tony are. With every shoot they blow my mind with all the creativity they come up with!
Carla and her dad had A TON of goodies from Mexico–from masks to cards to flags. We also added a great touch with some sugar skulls–for the Day of the Dead tradition, family members eat these sugar skulls as a sign of life and longevity in remembrance of their loved ones. Add our models, Alicia and Carlos and it was pure magic!
While this shoot was something more personal and fun, it still gave us so many great ideas and worked our creativity just as every shoot does. As always, I cannot wait for the next one… Maybe more personally inspired shoots to come!!!