South of the Border – Not the one in South Carolina

Recently ventured down south of Cancun to visit with family at a little place where my parents could spend the rest of the years.  It was a nice break from the rain and gray of SF, and of course it was great to see everyone, including my little nephew Easton.  What else was great?  It’s great to know that some things don’t change.  There’s a venerable list of things to do, see, hear, and eat in Mexico.  Here are a few in no particular order:  Tacos, little old ladies, power lines sticking out of the ground, peddlers hawking everything from jaguar noise-making thingys to nose candy, a latin wedding, siestas, needless construction, construction workers wearing jellies, man powered stop lights, and the always audible accordion – somewhere in the background.

Poquita Iglesia

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Sara + Eric + Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Jen and I met Sara last January.  We attended a bridal faire at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland, and she and her mom perused by once or twice.  We hit it off quickly, and I had a good feeling.

Long story short, a few weeks ago we started plans for a time to meet.  Eric, her fiancé, joined us for a cup o’ tea and a little portfolio review.  Some days later I got a call that I was hoping for, and pretty soon after, we headed down to Santa Cruz’s Boardwalk for an engagement session.

Legs dangling.

The boardwalk is such a great place to photograph due to all the colors, action, and perspectives.  Plus, you can grab a Deep Fried Twinkie whenever your heart desires.  Unless, um, your heart seizes up from too many said Twinkies.  So grab your snack of choice, take a minute, and browse for a bit.

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