Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The weekend before the wedding, Don and I threw on our photography hats and caught a plane to Cozumel to photograph our first ever international wedding. Lucky for us, we were flying Sun Country airlines, which only flies to Mexico very specific days of the week. We flew them when we took our honeymoon 5 years ago, so it was like visiting with an old friend. I'd already started saving funds for another fun gadget, but instead, I opted to use that money to upgrade us to first class. At just over $100 a person for each way, it was worth it to us. We had enough space to stretch out without kicking the person in front of us, free cocktails, and a warm meal. Talk about feeling like we were living large. We wouldn't be able to afford to do this on say, American Airlines, since we aren't business travelers, nor do we have that much disposable income. Needless to say, it felt really nice and was a great addition to our working vacation.
Unfortunately, while we were there, we only had one day of solid sunshine. The rest of the days were rainy, monsoon, tropical storm filled days. Not fun and not conducive to amazing, out of this world photographs. We still managed to get some fantastic shots, but then again, we had very beautiful and willing subjects. Also, we were able to dig our toes into the sand and snorkel a couple of days. One was that gorgeous sun filled day and the other was a rainy day. I'd never snorkeled in the rain. I'd also never fed a fish. I literally had them eating out of my hands. I had no idea they were such big fans of hot dogs! Oh, and the small beach we were on was situated near the cruise ships, hence the large ship in the background. We didn't venture away from the resort except for one time to go purchase a noodle for me to use to float in the ocean and some dresses for Mari.
It was nice to get away and relax for a little bit. I not-so-secretly wished we would have stayed the full time the wedding party was there. Knowing what I know now, I definitely would have stayed! Oh well, it was still a great mini-vacation! Congratulations Joey & Stephanie!

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