A wedding photographer’s dream: traveling around the world to capture wedding images and share them with people.
It’s a long, long road.
But in the past year, there has been a flurry of new shoots that have captured the moment in a way that few others can.
Photographer Michael Pacheco, a New York Times best-selling author and blogger, is among them.
Pachecos photography has been on the rise recently, thanks in part to his new book, A Wedding in the Valley, which includes more than 30 photos that he’s shot in Mexico.
Now, Pachecello is on the hunt for some more shots of his favorite spots and cities.
Here are his top picks.
Mexico City, Mexico Pacheca’s photos were captured during a time of cultural change, which is why they’re so inspiring.
But, the photographer also notes, “it’s also because of a certain time of year when you see so many different cultures together.
People from different countries coming together to celebrate their love.”
“My favorite cities are always different,” he says.
“I love how the people and the culture of Mexico is so different from any place in the world.”
“Mexico is an incredible city,” he continues.
“It’s a big country, with a lot of history and people.
I’m really excited to shoot there and capture the love of this country.
I think the people of Mexico have really embraced a certain spirit that I have come to love.”
A new day of reflection Pachecos photographs also reflect the changes of a new day.
“My photos reflect a time where I’m looking back and reflecting on how things were at the beginning of this time of day, a time when there’s no one to do a shoot with,” he explains.
“When I was shooting, I didn’t have much time to reflect on things, so I had to do my best to be myself and to capture the moment.
That’s what I do.”
“This is an amazing time of the year to shoot,” he adds.
“There’s so much going on around me and so many new things going on, and it’s such a different time.”
The new generation of photographers, Pachcecos explains, is “trying to capture this new wave of creativity.”
“The new generation is coming together and trying to take their time, and that’s what this photo series is about,” he shares.
“The photos that I’m posting now reflect that time of reflection.”
In fact, Pachi says he’s been thinking about this project for years.
“A lot of the things that I love about photography are the things I’ve seen that are really moving, and I think that’s the reason I love photography,” he tells me.
“What’s going on is so beautiful, and what’s going to make people happy and make people smile is the people that are there.”
The New Yorker article is available now.