November 21, 2014

Hey, Jose! Jose Villa Mexico Workshop 2014

Richard just got back from not one, but TWO amazing weeks in Mexico. Leading the pack, Jose Villa, and his incredible team, Joel Serrato, Nancy Villa, and Lacie Hansen, ignited the quaint town of El Carmen with industry leaders Laurie Arons, Mar from Team Hair and Makeup, Summer of Grey Likes Weddings/the Mrs. Box, Shira of Martha Stewart Weddings, Melissa of Style Me Pretty, Amber Moon of Pitbulls and Posies, artist Karina Puentes, Diana of Casa de Perrin, world-renown floral designers Sarah Winward (week 1) and Sarah of Saipua (week 2) as well as local floral curator and designer Gabriella of La Musa de las Flores, and all the photographers who came from around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

The Jose Villa Workshop team made the already beautiful Hacidenda El Carmen its photography studio, classroom, and home for two back-to-back unforgettable workshops, with fully styled shoots at neighboring Hacienda La Labor. Each session had a unique theme and style, and was jam-packed with creativity, talent, and inspiration. Beyond the beauty, the workshop was bursting with photog know-how, from expert techniques in the field and one-on-one portfolio reviews to personalized business and marketing consulting. The roars of laughs, tears of happiness, and flares of inspiration emoted from all the attendees and staff were captured, one frame after the other. #clickclickclick

But, to be honest, we don’t really think telling you is the best way to get across how spectacularly mind-blowing this year’s workshops really were… That’s why we’re letting the images speak for themselves! So, go behind the scenes and see some of the incredible images from the Jose Villa Mexico Workshop 2014.







Jose Villa – Jose Villa Workshops
Joel Serrato
Nancy Villa
Lacie Hansen
Laurie Arons – Overall Design and Execution
Amber Moon of Pit Bulls and Posies – Graphic Design and Collateral Pieces
Diana Perrin of Casa de Perrin – Food Styling and Tabletop Rentals & Design
Shira SavadaMartha Stewart Weddings
Sarah Winward - Floral Design
Saipua – Floral Design
La Musa de las Flores – Local Floral Sourcing
Mar of Team Hair and Makeup – Bridal Beauty Stylist
Karina Puente Arts – Custom Artwork
Summer of Grey Likes Weddings – Fashion Styling
Fuji Film – Film
Cypress Albums – Photo Albums
Melissa of Style Me Pretty – Speaker and Editor
The Mrs. Box – Ring Boxes
Anne Robin Calligraphy – Calligraphy
Vanesa Rey – Leather Phone Case
Moore and Giles Leather – Leather Placemats
Found Rentals – Dress Form
Sweet and Saucy Shop – Cake
Creative Candles – Candles
Lihi Hod – Attire
Galia Lahav – Attire
Emily Riggs Bridal – Attire
Bel and Beau – Attire
Trumpet and Horn – Engagement Rings
Jimmy Choo – Shoes
Hacienda El Carmen – Workshop Styled Shoots/Classrooms/Lodging
Hacienda La Labor – Styled Shoot Location



Week 1
Almond Leaf Studios
Jana Morgan
Valentina Glidden
Tamara Gruner
Jesse Leake
Whitney Heard
Mariela Care (Bob Care Photography)
Justine Milton
Ana Lui Golebiewska
Michael Ferire
Veronica Lane


Week 2
Greg Finck
Jody Savage
Andy Barnhart
Olivia Leigh
Kina Wicks
Audra Wrisley
Lucy Cuneo
Blenda Montoro
Brooke Merrill
Maria Lamb (Anthem Photography)
Heather Hawkins
Erika Parker
Hannah Duffy (Wedding Belles)
Kristin la Voie
Sarah Hannam
Amelia Johnson
Bonnie Sen
Jennifer Johnson (J and J Photography)


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