Today I am excited to share this vibrant and sassy Museum of Ice Cream Couples Shoot.
Images were captured by Sandrachile Photography and are a colourful explosion of personality.
Sandra Villarroel, the eye behind the lens was born and raised in Chile, but now lives in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania (USA).
She is a passionate rabbit lover, a ferocious advocate for animal welfare, and a supporter of conscious living.
She is in love with taking pictures of fascinating individuals, whom like myself, are free spirited, wanna travel the world, like to laugh out loud, wanna eat without gaining weight and most of all, want to never be silent about things that matter.
She specialises in photographing FUN couples who like to do things a lil’ bit different, who treat their wedding day as a chance to celebrate their personalities, and who celebrate their personalities by embracing the spontaneity of life.
When you hire her, you will have a photographer who “gets you” like a friend would, someone who understands that you are passionate about living, and will capture this special day with the intensity and creativity that your soul deserves.
Sandra says of the shoot…
I met Yesenia and Frank thanks to a friend Jamie, during the ultra flash visit I made to Miami in February, to photograph a Wedding at Wynwood Walls.
I had one, just one little day free to spend in Miami, and when I heard that the Museum of Ice Cream was still open there, I knew exactly where and how I was going to spend that one day.
The museum is an interactive art exhibit with ice cream and candy themed exhibits, all brightly coloured, in a maze of rooms, and every inch of the space is sensory overload with pastel walls and an actual sprinkle pool to dive right into.
Frank and Yessenia are writers, and originally from Miami.
After corresponding on the dating site OkCupid, Frank and Yesenia met in August of 2011 at Dolphin Mall in Miami, FL.
Frank was navigating the new task of co-parenting his 5 year old son while Yesenia worked on her mental health after a broken engagement.
Clearly not the opportune moment for a relationship they cultivated a friendship that two years later turned romantic.
Since then they’ve lovingly cohabitated, traveled across the United States on many an adventure, and created myxxfly.com, a website on fat politics, eco-activism, and mental health where Yesenia writes and models, and Frank photographs and graphic designs.
The couple were relocating the following week to Pittsburgh so having a photoshoot at this gallery of colour, right before moving, to our grey beloved Burgh was the closure of a cycle, right before entering the new one, 1300 miles away from their home.
The couple were troopers! That museum was SOOOO HOT, and so full of people everywhere that I really don’t have a clue how I pulled this off, but I am SO grateful to them for their sass, their energy and their patience.
It was a treat to my heart to have met them, and to have talked about their dreams, goals, and advocacy to mental health and ethical fashion and captured some great images in such a special place.
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