So over Memorial Day weekend, Natalie and I headed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to shoot a fashion spread for Ines Del Mar Weddings Magazine!! We didn’t get in until 3am and had to start shooting at 8am! Yikes! I didn’t really care about sleep, I had adrenaline pumping the whole day of the shoot. Not to mention lots of coffee!! We met up Sofia, the editor and her two assistants. Our first destination was this really cool resort / restaurant on the beach. It was decorated with white sheer curtains, bright orange couches, with pieces of driftwood and sand dollar chandeliers everywhere. Now and then, the wind would ever so gracefully pick up the white curtains and blow them up in the air. Even it being May, the weather was perfect. Our model, Jenny, is a real bride living in Charlotte, NC. Ines Del Mar is planning her wedding and in this shoot, she is modeling six different Claire Pettibone wedding dresses and the one that’s her favorite, she gets to wear for her wedding day!! How lucky is she? She is so nice and down to earth too, which really helped in connecting with her through the camera. Natalie was in charge of hair and makeup and did an amazing job, as always. 😉 After the first location, we went onto another area on the resort property, horse stables (one of my favorites!), and then into downtown Aguadilla. We were so pooped by the end of the day, but I was very satisfied and relieved that I got the shots! The next day, we one more shoot to do, which was photographing the cover for Marea Magazine, a women’s lifestyle surf publication. This took all of an hour to do so we had the rest of the day for some much needed R & R. Natalie and I booked a horse-back excursion and we got to ride on the beach! One of the things that I’ve always wanted to do in life. 🙂 Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot. The issue is set to come out in December ’08. I’m so excited that I got the chance to work with one of my favorite magazines! It was a little nerve-wrecking, but a confidence builder for sure!