This Mexican hacienda engagement shoot was on the first afternoon of the Jose Villa workshop in the grounds of the amazing Hacienda del Carmen Hotel & Spa, where we spent an intensive week, listening, learning and shooting. The hacienda is really worth a visit and about an hour and a half from Guadalajara airport. Just the spa alone is worth a stay – I had hands down the best hot stone massage ever that seem to go on for hours and took me to a whole other level of blissful relaxation. I know I have already posted the wedding shoot featuring these two, but I just couldn’t wait to post it and so now here’s the engagement shoot. I love the more formal look and the smart black cigarette pants Monica wears. It’s definitely worth dressing up a little for your engagement shoot and getting some great couple and individual portraits. Lastly, the full praise here must go to Mar Romero of Team Hair & Make Up who did the hair & make up styling in ten minutes flat!
Workshop Concept: Jose Villa | Planner & Art Director: Laurie Arons | Design Direction: Amber Moon Casa de Perrin | Lace Top: Emily Rose Riggs | Styling: Grey Likes | Bridal Stylist: Mar Romero, Team Hair & Make Up | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Papel Picado: Karina Puente | Workshop Assistant: Nancy Villa | Venue: Hacienda del Carmen