Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Mexico City is a city full of color. All the buildings were painted vibrant colors and much of the city is covered in grafitti. The outer neighborhoods were filled with a patch work of colored houses stacked high on the hill sides. The streets were narrow and always full of life. We were in Zocalo Square in the center of the city eating lunch on th fourth floor of th Gran Hotel when we heard a marching band outside. We went out the balcony overlooking Zocalo Plaza and watched a military processional march out of the National Palace government building to lower a massive Mexican flag from the center of the square. It was by far the largest flag I have ever seen.
Friday, July 27, 2007
I got to know Arlette's family at the wedding July 7th. They were so warm and so much fun to be with, I didn't want to leave. We talked about how much fun my trip to Mexico City would be. When we arrived on Monday, it was like coming home to family. David and Arlette are two of the nicest people I have ever met. Arlette's parents Marcello and Marisol were incredibly accomodating, opening up their house to us during our stay. Although there was a slight language barrier with Marcello, there was an incredible connection with him since he reminded me so much of my father.
Over the next few days I will post more from the experience in Mexico. I will start with my new family, then I will post photos from our sessions with Arlette and David as well as photos of the city itself. I will also post photos from the July 7th event as well. I have a wedding tomorrow and a Meet and Greet with Kate Lee and Charlie Daniels at Oswego Fest on Sunday so it may be spaced out between posts.
Our first day in Mexico with Sue, David, Arlette and Arlette's beautiful daughter Ella. She is an amazing five-year-old that is fluent in three languages and a personality that will absolutely melt your heart.
Here is a photo from the first shoot we did in a quaint section of the city at an old cathedral with Ella, Arlette and David.
Ella has a beautiful relationship with her Papa Marcello.
Marcello's mannerisms and his love for his children remind me so much of my father. Here he is with his daughters Arlette and Aline.
Across the street from Marcello and Marisol's house is the home of Eulalio and Letti (far left). Eulalio, a.k.a Lalo, is a world class Matador and one of the most famous athletes in Mexico. We did photos at their home in his trophy room and in the back garden with Arlette and David wearing authentic Mexican bullfighting apparel. Sue and I are on the right.
Here Brody plays with his new friend Ella.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Update: Here is the link from the 13Wham.com website.
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