Mexico Vacation & Fall ’19 Photo Shoot
NEST is truly a family business – we enjoy traveling together, and we’re usually working while we play! We decided Mexico would be the perfect backdrop for our Fall 19/20 photo shoot. We love the culture, the climate, the people, and of course the food!
Our destination was Hotel Xcaret Mexico, an eco-friendly all-inclusive resort situated next the jungle and the Caribbean Sea.
We were able to spend a full day relaxing on the beach, in the ocean, and on river – kayaking, paddle boarding, and making sand castles.
We followed our relaxing day at the beach with an all-day trip to Xcaret theme park. A few highlights from the day included leading a flamingo parade, touring an aviary and butterfly pavilion, climbing real Mayan ruins, making authentic Mexican chocolate, feeding conservation program sea turtles, and viewing rescued manatee.
Our evening entertainment, Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, took us through the history of Mexico with live music and dancing. We were able to enjoy a backstage tour beforehand to see the work that goes into the costumes and props. They keep the designs historically accurate down to the smallest details. One of the dresses took over six months to hand bead. Talk about couture!
Finally, it was the day for our shoot! We started early hoping to beat the bright sunlight for better images – but the sun rises early when it’s August in Mexico! Jana’s daughter, Maddie was our only model this season. She’s the only one that can get up at the crack of dawn and be ready in five minutes. Oh to be young and beautiful!
There was no shortage of amazing backdrops. Jana was our photographer while I styled with whatever collective apparel was available.
Jana’s youngest daughter of course wanted in on the action as well.
We got some great shots, and then gave in to the sun’s hot rays and called it a wrap. Adios Mexico! Hasta Luego!
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