Earlier this may, we had the opportunity to fly out to Texas for the first time to attend a conference of film/digital photographers called the “Hybrid Collective.” This three day conference featured lectures from several of the pioneer film photographers in the wedding industry, and offered a variety of styled shoots and sessions for us to attend. It was our first time attending a conference specifically focused on photography, and our first time leaving our digital cameras at home.
However, the trip out to Texas wasn’t simply a matter of styled shoots and notebooks full of takeaways, but also a chance to explore the vibrant city and surroundings of San Antonio. We had the privilege of doing so with our close friends and recently married Foxtail couple, Scott & Kristi, who have called San Antonio home for a few months now.
After our first day of classes and events, we caught an Uber out to the Mission San Jose, which is a beautifully historic Catholic Church and national park. For two North Carolinians used to aged brick and pine trees, the Spanish Colonial architecture and acres of cacti and palm trees was paradise. After a few hours in the heat, we were more than ready for an evening spent downtown at the San Antonio River Walk, and of course to indulge in incredible tacos and a few margaritas. We had such a blast exploring a beautiful city we had never been to, all while saving our memories entirely on film.