I first met Deanna and Aaron at Sheri and Ryan's destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta in 2011; Deanna is Sheri's younger sister. This year we were back in Puerto Vallarta, at La Mansion, a beautiful white seaside villa just south of the city (formerly Villa Garza Blanca). Deanna, Aaron and most of their guests came down from Alberta, Canada. I think we all enjoyed the warm respite from our winter caves.
Deanna and Sheri's father passed away unexpectedly between the two weddings and Sheri and Ryan now have a bubbly little two-year-old with curly blonde hair. I appreciate the continuity I've experienced with their families. Through birth and death, through good and bad, and across time and spaces, it's our shared experience as people that bind us together, as family and as friends. I'm so thankful to be able to call them my friends.
We also did a day-after session. I took Deanna and Aaron through my old cobblestone neighborhood on the hill, with vistas and blooming bugambilias. We then went down to a beach in Conchas Chinas for sunset.
Many thanks to photographer Ulises Guerrero for second shooting with me, and thank you to Eva and Michael from Vallarta Weddings for doing a spectacular job with the planning and details!