Sunday, March 3, 2013

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that macquelAstudio has moved to another website!

My blog, portfolio & contact information can now be found at:

I owe a HUGE thank you to everyone for all the love & support! I owe the world to you!
Let me know what you think of the new site :]

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2013

This year is full of amazing "firsts" for me already! I have never been out of the country, so the hubby & I decided to go on a second honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta! & it was absolutely AMAZING! It was odd to leave Salt Lake behind covered in snow & arrive in a tropical, sunny, & moist Puerto Vallarta. Not only was I having the time of my life, but so was my skin! I didn't have to put lotion on once! 

We spent our first day just taking it all in. We walked along the beach, explored our all-inclusive resort, the Barcelo, & the sites around us.
This is just one of the many villages that surrounded our secluded resort. It's crazy to me that people actually live in places like this!
The amazing view from where we ate lunch on our first day. We were lucky enough to sit at this table almost every day. Absolutely stunning.
If you ever have a chance to go to Puerto Vallarta, you definitely need to go to the zoo! Not to be confused with "The Zoo", which is a local bar downtown. Make sure you clarify that it's the zoo with the animals! :]

Our package included admission, a bag of food to feed the animals, (which had a ton of corn, peanuts, bread, pellets, & carrots. & you could literally feed almost every animal in the zoo!) & 15 minutes to hold 2 monkeys & a lion! Yes, I said, a LION!
Meet MoƱeco! Is he not the most adorable thing ever??! 
The village you walk through to get to the zoo.
Ceramic painting activities at the resort! Clint painted a Winnie the Pooh into a mexican Winnie the Pooh barista. He was holding a barrel of beer & had a little mustache. That creative husband of mine :]
Welcome to downtown Puerto Vallarta!
The view from our room at night. Sometimes I can'te even believe that we were really there..
The view from the breakfast buffet on our last day.
It's been 2 weeks since we've been home & I still miss it every day. It was absolutely beautiful there & I miss not having to worry about homework every day.. It's nice to be home, but there's nothing like falling asleep & waking up to the waves crashing on the beach!

Until next time!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kaylee {Salt Lake City Wedding Photography}

My beautiful best friend! We took her bridals in a lovely area up in Salt Lake City on a ridiculously sunny & toasty summer day, but she was such a trooper!

Tessa & Colby {Utah Wedding Photography}

This is definitely one of the funnest weddings I've ever had the honor of being a part of. As you'll clearly see, Tessa's styling is amazing! The crafting & design of the centerpieces & decorations were so amazing! & their families were hilarious & caring. I felt right at home!

The last 3 photos absolutely kill me! They're both just *glowing*! Ugh... I love weddings so much! Being able to photograph that love is one of the most amazing experiences!

Thank you, Tessa & Colby for letting me be a part of your special day!