Throwback to the only cover I photographed for the wedding magazine Boda & Vida. (Wedding & Life). **Long post**
A little more about this magazine and myself… I started photographing weddings a little over 10 years back in Mexico. I was in college majoring in Communications while working at a photography studio where I edited wedding videos during the week and worked as a wedding photographer during the weekends. A year after I graduated I decided to start my own wedding magazine. The first edition came out in Spring of 2010. The magazine provides couples wedding tips, showcase real weddings on the cover and interiors, and articles related to marriage life. I never started my own photography business for two reasons; because running your own magazine is a lot of work! And to avoid conflict of interest with the photographers collaborating with the magazine. For this same reason I didn’t use my own pictures for the cover of the magazine, except the one in this post. (Bride is a close friend from high school). I fulfilled my passion for wedding photography by working as a second shooter for my favorite photographers (and friends) in my area. Not only did I gain a lot of experience, but most importantly, I learned a lot from whom I considered the best!
Five years later I had a business partner and I relocated to Las Vegas where I was still Editor In Chief for Boda & Vida. In 2015 I started Marcella Photography in Las Vegas and in 2016 I sold my magazine to my business partner. The last edition I worked for Boda & Vida featured my own wedding. It was the perfect way to end a cycle and start a new one.
I have a long trajectory working in the wedding industry. Between editing wedding videos, a magazine and shooting countless weddings, 10 years feels more like a lifetime but I’m grateful to have found a passion in what I do at a young age.
Fast forward to 2019. Even though I got married, became a mom, and found a new love for newborn photography, I’m still actively doing weddings. A good friend from the wedding industry said to me recently, “the world needs to see your beautiful work.” I want to and will embrace her encouraging words. (Continues in first comment!)