Villa Mexico Workshop

 Recently, an amazing group traveled to Jalisco, Mexico to help produce a special photo workshop for the ever so talented Jose Villa.  This past workshop, Lisa Vorce, Jose Villa, and Joel Serrato and I did a scout visit to the near by Guadalajara and Tonala areas to find some local flavor to incorporate in the various shoots....

Here is the final product photographed by Jose himself!

The Welcome Dinner

Hacienda El Carmen 

Beautiful hand loomed shawls .... one for each guest!

Beautiful hand loomed shawls .... one for each guest!

Dinner was held in the hacienda's, now abandoned, sugarcane storage room.

Dinner was held in the hacienda's, now abandoned, sugarcane storage room.

Woven placemats were made in a local village, each hand painted with the guests' name and  traditional flower motif. Elaborate tile runner of hand made terra-cotta ran the entire length of the table.Floral made of wood and husk was paved in large rustic terra-cotta vessels each accompanied with antiqued, teal candelabras!

Woven placemats were made in a local village, each hand painted with the guests' name and  traditional flower motif.

Elaborate tile runner of hand made terra-cotta ran the entire length of the table.Floral made of wood and husk was paved in large rustic terra-cotta vessels each accompanied with antiqued, teal candelabras!

Our beautiful gifts, each wrapped with hand stamped wrapping paper, look darn cute on our favorite donkey! ( and yes they are empty and light- we even tried it out ourselves to make sure....)

Our beautiful gifts, each wrapped with hand stamped wrapping paper, look darn cute on our favorite donkey!

( and yes they are empty and light- we even tried it out ourselves to make sure....)

The entire team: Joel Serrato, Mindy Rice Design, Lisa Vorce Co., Shira from Martha Stewart, Grey likes, Team Hair and Makeup, BB Paper Ink , Richard Photo Lab, Lacie Hansen, Nancy Villa,  Karina Puente, Casa De Perrin, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Pitbull and Posies,  The White Dress, Julie Song, Cypress Albums, and The White Dress CDM