Mexico // Personal Work

At the end of the wedding season, Andrew and I always make time to do a little unwinding.  Preferably on a beach; somewhere warm and definitely far away from any computers or email accounts.  This year we booked a quick getaway to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  My family traveled here a few times when I was younger, but Andrew had never been.

This little Mexican town was made famous in 1963 when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in John Huston’s The Night of the Iguana.  I don’t know if the movie was ever a big hit, but Elizabeth and Richard had a well publicized affair during the making of this movie that ended up being the start of an epic (and rocky) love story between the two.  After the filming of the movie, Puerto Vallarta became a popular Mexican resort town and continues to grow in popularity.

Puerto Vallarta is really great for a few reasons.  It has all the luxuries of a so-called resort town – nice restaurants, a beautiful ocean side promenade, shopping, markets and some awesome tequila. It also still has a little bit of that old town feel as well.  Just a few blocks up from the main street were some amazing local-run shops, old authentic buildings and some great road side food vendors.  Although we got our fill of some pool-side bliss, we had a great time wandering around with our cameras and a $1.00 beers from the local corner store.

Camera:  Nikon FM-2

Lens: 50mm f1.8D // 24mm f2.8D

Film: Kentmere 100

Processing: At home in the kitchen sink (the best way)

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