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Mariachi Nuevo Tecatlitlan

Experiencing Live Music at the SV Mariachi Festival

This past Father’s Day weekend, San Jose was alive with the sounds of mariachi music as the Silicon Valley Mariachi Festival brought together music lovers, families, and cultural enthusiasts for an unforgettable celebration.

As a girl who has deep roots in Mexico and a love for my country and culture, I couldn’t miss attending to cheer on all the amazing talent at the festival. Especially the best Mariachi in all of Mexico- Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán!

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Epic Women’s Strongman Event Competition in San Jose, CA

On a sunny day in San Jose, CA, an extraordinary event unfolded that showcased the incredible strength and determination of female athletes from across the United States. Organized by Letia Tybor of Distance Unlimited, the Women’s Strongman Competition brought together a fierce group of competitors who pushed their limits in a series of intense challenges, judged by …

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final art image of an old man in Tequila, Jalisco

A Day of Tequila Tasting and Exploration in Tequila, Jalisco

Discover the ultimate travel guide to Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico! Explore the rich heritage of this iconic destination with our in-depth blog post, featuring everything from tequila tasting tours at Orendain Tequila to savoring authentic cuisine in Plaza Del Pueblo. Get insider tips, breathtaking photos, and must-see attractions for your next Mexican adventure

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Tulum Castillo in the distance

Capturing Timeless Moments: A Journey through Tulum’s Ancient Ruins

Embark on a journey through Tulum’s ancient ruins, where history meets breathtaking landscapes. Join us as we unveil the past of this once-flourishing Mayan civilization, offering travel tips and insider insights. Explore the gallery for captivating prints or book a session to immortalize your family’s story amidst the timeless beauty of Tulum.

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Photography of Bodega bay, California seaside

Escape the Summer Heat: A Visual Tour of Bodega Bay, San Francisco Bay Area’s Coastal Gem

If you are in the Bay Area or Sacramento and are seeking to escape the summer heat and cool off, while enjoying some coastal views and delicious oysters then my recommendation is to head to Bodega Bay.

Enjoy the views of the San Francisco skyline as you cross the iconic Richmond Bridge, where you will embark on an adventure that includes scenic coastlines, delicious lunch, and a visit to the Potter schoolhouse, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “The Birds.” We’ll end our day with a breathtaking spectacle of fog rolling in from San Francisco, creating a mystical ambiance over the water. So get your playlist ready for the 2 hour journey to Bodega Bay!

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Family Portraits in San Jose, CA

It’s been a super fun season and we have had some amazing weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m so excited to share these family portraits. We had so much fun that if I just told you how much fun we had you would think I was making it up.

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Family Portraits

Experience a vibrant family portrait session in San Jose, CA, filled with energy and fun! Mariana Maya Photography captures joyful, candid moments that showcase your family’s unique bond against the backdrop of San Jose’s beautiful locations. Book now for a lively photo shoot that creates cherished memories and stunning portraits!

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Startup bus heading to SXSW

Startup Bus 2011 : San Francisco, CA

Startup Bus is definitely an experience you must live if you are a trying to build a company and have a crunch time. Watch this bus launch a group of entrepreneurs towards building companies and showcasing them at SXSW.

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Unleashing Women Power at Battle Under the Stars Strongman Competition

You know when you go to a sporting event and you can FEEL the energy and excitement the minute you walk through the door and at the end of the night there’s always the spectators that are super excited that their team won, and then there are those that are so sad and bummed out and they drag you down? THIS EVENT was not like that. The energy and happiness only grew as the day went on and at the end everyone was excited about what they had accomplished and even more excited about what they witnessed. Every single one of the women competitors WON and accomplished something that day.

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family portrait in Maui Hawaii

Mommy and Me portrait session in Hawaii

Discover the magic of a baby’s first trip to Maui with a Mommy and Me portrait session by Mariana Maya Photography. Capture precious moments amidst Maui’s stunning landscapes, from golden beaches to lush valleys. Mariana’s expert touch ensures heartfelt, timeless photos of your baby’s adventure. Book your session today and create memories to cherish forever!

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