and then it snowed!

I just came back from what was probably one of the most life-changing 10 days of my life! :) I attended the fantastic Jose Villa workshop in Gaudalajara, Mexico and to say that I loved every second would be an understatement.

I was challenged. I was pushed. I was broken out of my comfort zone (In many way). And I was rejuvenated. I met new friends. I ate good food. I saw some fantastic things. I experienced relaxation. I killed many spiders for Kate and I tried speaking spanish (more on those topics later)! :)

As I am home now, trying to catch up with my office and bazgillion e-mails, I keep smiling knowing that I had the time of my life. I will share more as the weeks go by and I continue to digest the words that were said. Experiences like this, that have the power to give you life and change your future, are not something to take lightly. I will keep pondering, thinking and chewing on my time there……and you will see more photos and hear more stories as that happens. For now, here are a few snaps from around the Hacienda and the town of El Carmen! :)

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Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

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Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

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]Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

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Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

Mexico, Guadalajara Mexico wedding photographer, Mexico wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, Jose Villa workshop, Jose Villa

Oh….and high fives to mother nature for the snowy welcome home present! :) I guess she wanted to prove that my vitamin D intake was sufficient in Mexico! :)

  • November 15, 2010 - 11:13 am

    danielle - These pictures look amazing! I am glad you were inspired — it is so important for the creative person to do that….

  • November 15, 2010 - 11:55 am

    tasha - Incredible location – I love the way you captured it in the details!! beautiful :) Can’t wait to sit over a cup of joe and hear all about your time!

  • November 15, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Kate Botwinski - YAY you!! Way to share so much so quickly! AND (the following caps do not give justice, but…) THANK YOU for being my spider killer! Ohhhh how I love you. Fab photos Em.

  • November 15, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Aubrey - You went to that workshop?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky!!!! ; )

  • November 15, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Jennifer - That’s so awesome Emily! I want to hear all about the workshop!

  • November 15, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Jana - Beautiful – you and Corey need to talk sometime!

  • November 15, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Amanda Wagner - Awe. These are great! I miss it, I could go again in 2011.

  • November 15, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    Devin Joesting - The colors! I love that image of the biker and dog. The composition is spectacular!

  • November 18, 2010 - 5:16 am

    jose villa workshop : part 2 — Emily Steffen Photography Blog - […] already understood from my other blogs posts, how much I LOOOOOOVE Jose Villa‘s workshop, then go read them! :) You’ll get the idea of how I felt about my experience in Mexico last week! […]

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