Photographed by Phosphilic


We were working in Tulum for a week and Joa and Braian worked in front of our Airbnb in these two beer and ice cream kiosks right next to each other. We would see them every day bring life to that little corner of the street but connected with them a day before this shoot. We went to have some beers at Joa’s kiosk (he was the cashier) and he asked us what we were doing in Tulum. We explained we were couples photographers and he was fascinated. We joked with him, “Do you have a partner? If you do we would love to photograph you!” He then pointed to the next kiosk and there was Braian, working in the ice cream’s kiosk next to him.

We were inspired by Joa & Braian’s story. They are two Argentinians pursuing their dreams in Mexico. Joa is an actor, Brian is a dancer. They moved there together to pursue their dreams and while doing that they would also work part-time where we met them.

We were in love with their gracious and joyful spirits and asked them to meet us the next day after work. We immediately felt this urge to portray their beautiful energy and story through this session, we knew we had something very rare and special in front of our eyes.

We chose a few spots around their everyday corners to portray part of their story and everyday life.
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CalmHolding Each otherIntimate

“Guys, we really love your faces and the features you have. I want you to bring your faces side by side, close your eyes and try and keep your eyes on the same level. Awesome! Now, both of you raise your hand and gently lean it on each other’s face. “
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Single Point Focused on Eyes Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/250 f/2.8 ISO 200 WB Auto


Canon EOS R


Canon RF 28-70mm f/2

Additional Equipment


Flash / External Light



Adobe Lightroom Classic Personal Presets

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Personal Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Private Home / AirBnB / Apartment Mexico

Casa Xaman in Tulum

Tulum Beach, 77800 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

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Hello, we are Natasha & Rey! We are originally from an island in the Caribbean called Puerto Rico. We are bilingual! Our first language is Spanish and then English, so you can read all of this with a little bit of Spanish accent now to imagine our voices. Haha! We feel most alive at the edge of a mountain top or when finding a new outdoor location; YET, we also find ourselves feeling most complete when enjoying life’s simple and everyday-pleasures. We are passionate about small details like finding a new guitar line in a song we’ve heard hundreds of times, but we are also passionate about profound things like poetry and philosophy. We live a simple life, spending our time in between photography and snuggles from our puppy Coco! Photography is a serendipity thing for us, we weren’t looking for it, but it came to us as the most beautiful way of life we could have asked for. We now dedicate our lives to photograph the freedom that comes when two souls love each other deeply.
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Before my highest mountain do I stand, and before my longest wandering: therefore must I first go deeper down than I ever ascended: Deeper down into pain than I ever ascended, even into its darkest flood! So wills my fate. Well! I am ready. Whence come the highest mountains? so did I once ask. Then did I learn that they come out of the sea. Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche.

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