Hey friends, travel season just started last month for us and our first international trip of the year was the beautiful Tulum, Mexico. We were shooting for my girlfriends traveling clothing line Shop Wanderwear. Her love for travel and having refound herself in the last few years through travel is what inspired her to start this company. T shirts that are comfortable, stylish, and travel inspired. I felt so honored when she asked if she could hire me and Chris to shoot her launch video and do their product shots. She’s having a launch party May 5 in Dallas so if you’re local, email me for details and come on by!
In the last year, Chris and I have been practicing doing video and photography so when she asked us if we could do this for her, I was sooooo excited. It was our first working gig together. We’re still amateurs but there’s a famous quote I always remind myself that Chris always tells me…. . ” you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” I try to always keep that in mind so I don’t compare myself to professionals just yet.
So this video is not a full informative travel video but it does showcase some of the places we enjoyed dining at, behind the scenes from the photo and video shoot, and having overall fun in Tulum. We already booked our stay to go back for our bdays. Let me know if there are things you would like to learn about so I can remember for our next Tulum vlog!
Where we stayed:
Los Amigos Central Park Tulum – we basically did all of our photoshoots on different parts of the Los Amigos properties. Central Park, Los Amigos condos and Los Amigos beach and restaurant. When we go back, we’re staying here because of the most amazing experience and service. Everyone was so friendly and we also felt incredibly safe.
Amansala Yoga & Wellness resort- We discovered this beautiful place on YouTube and loved hearing the owners story and how she founded Amansala (the home of the famous bikini bootcamp). Check out her story here! She talks about her transition from busy NYC life to running a luxury Resort and retreat centre in the magical beach town of Tulum, Mexico.
Shop the look:
Because I was soooo busy right before this trip, I didn’t have time to shop so I ordered a bunch of cute beach wraps and bikinis on Amazon. This wrap skirt is adorable and also comes in other colors (black, grey, white and tan).
Maya Cabanas Cenote – this is the cenote we went to but when we go again this summer, we will go to a different one. This one looked more like a lagoon. 🙂
Los Amigos Beach this is where we shot the sunrise video and did an impromptu photoshoot at their restaurant haha.
I got a lot of people asking on Instagram where I got this bikini and it’s $16 from Amazon!!! They have multiple colors so snag you some!!! lol
The Real Coconut – scene where we had margaritas on National Margarita Day. Everything in the restaurant here is made from coconut so of course I loved it.
Coco Tulum – scene with drone footage and swinging with the girls…. we had appetizers here.
That’s all she wrote hehe…
Until next time,