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About Jorge Mercado: The child behind the camera

About Jorge Mercado: The child behind the camera

About 13 years ago -during my time in college – I acquired my first camera, a gift from the woman that’s still by my side today, supporting me in every new adventure that destiny and my intrepid spirit decide to take each day. I remember her look, like it was yesterday, so full of tenderness while she was watching me shooting that basic Kodak digital camera. Maybe because of my inexperience, I forgot to photograph her beautiful face in that unique moment, and now only  I have the privilege of storing it in my memory. —You look like a child with a new toy— she said with such a particular tone of voice that could not be described in words.

I must say that those words are with me every time I’m behind the viewfinder of my camera. Whenever I have the honor to witness those unrepeatable and fleeting moments, I feel the same enthusiasm of that time long ago, or… yesterday? What is time after all? Knowing that just my camera and I can steal those precious moments from time and freeze them for posterity is undoubtedly the greatest privilege that life has given to me as a destination wedding photographer.

Capturing the true essence of each couple that decides to unite their lives and give me the oportunity to do their wedding photos, is the most exciting of all adventures. Trust me, nothing is further from the truth than the expression “all weddings are the same”.

About Jorge Mercado: The child behind the camera

Chasing the singular essence of each wedding shoot

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to photograph amazing wedding stories all over Mexico: from beach weddings in Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Acapulco, Los Cabos, Cancun and Riviera Maya, to the most emblematic ‘magical towns’ like San Miguel de Allende, Sayulita, San Pancho,  Mazamitla or cities like Queretaro and Guadalajara. And I can travel anywhere where there’s a couple with a great story that trust my artistic photography style to capture their wedding day.

Every look of complicity is special, from a subtle gesture to the most passionate of kisses is unrepeatable. Colors, textures, time, light, shades and a thousand other things, make every wedding picture unique. Therefore, I must say that I consider myself an adventurer, willing to go to any destination wedding wherever I’m called. I find myself extremely fortunate, and on the eve of every wedding day, I consider myself undoubtedly…

A child with a new toy!

—Jorge Mercado