Blog about living in Mexico by Photographer Erin Parker

Ever dream of selling everything & moving to Mexico? I did it and these are the stories.

Words, Words, Words

If you don't know what search engine optimization is, I'm envious. Using special magical web developer tricks, search engine optimization could help my website pop up on the first page in Google when someone searches for Sayulita wedding photographer. That's what I am - among other things. 

That's me, in the reflection - trying to be clever. 

That's me, in the reflection - trying to be clever. 

I work really hard to tell the story of a couple's wedding day. Every wedding has similar elements, the white dress, the walk down the aisle, the kiss, the dance ... but I enjoy in finding the differences and showing couples how their day is totally unique.  It's hard but the challenge keeps me motivated. 

This search engine optimization business makes it virtually impossible for my photos to do the talking for me. I have to use words. I like to write, I like words. But what in the hell are the right words? 

Irreverent. Talented. Funny. Quirky. Enthusiastic. Vertically challenged. Freckled. Relaxed. Confident. Emotional. Professional. Photojournalist. Adventurous. Loving. Thorough. Wordy? Maybe.

Wait ... are my words supposed to describe me or my work? Documentary. Reportage. Authentic. Candid. Happy. Beautiful. Different. 

I miss the simplicity of word of mouth. Whatever happened to a photo being worth a thousand words? Now I have to actually hide those thousand words in code. What? How? Why?

I'll figure this SEO nonsense out but right this second, my word is frustrated.