Last February, we had the great pleasure of traveling to Puerto Vallarta with members of the IRIS family. Two of our ambassadors, Camille DG and Bethany Menzel, were also among us because we wanted to take some summery pictures for our sun event. We thought that it would be interesting to reveal some anecdotes and details from our shoot under the hot sun of Mexico!


We stayed at Casa Magna Marriott, a resort as green as it is luxurious! We used the edge of the pool as a place to capture some shots.

Photo shoot in Mexico with Bethany Menzel in front of a pool

Frames: Maui Jim Ilima


Many of our photos were taken on Boca de Tomates beach, which was accessible via the beach of our hotel. This portion of the beach, away from vacationers and free of hotels and condos, was a quieter place to take pictures. This beach is remote. It is located between the airport and Nuevo Vallarta. It is a typical Mexican spot, where the roofs of the restaurants are made of palm leaves and where you can eat while your feet are in the sand.

Photo shoot in Mexico with Camille DG on the beach

Frames: Maui Jim Plumeria


We told you about Bethany and Camille, but who is this mysterious man we see in some of our photos? That’s David! We borrowed Bethany’s husband for our shoot. He looks like he was born to be an eyewear model, don’t you think?

Photo shoot in Mexico with Bethany’s husband on the beach

Frames: Maui Jim Mavericks


We made friends with a local resident who owns a condo with a breathtaking view of the city. He kindly invited us in his home so that we could take some pictures of Camille and Bethany, on his balcony. 

Photo shoot in Mexico with Bethany Menzel on a balcony

Frames: Maui Jim Canna


We also took advantage of the exotic Mexican vegetation to take beautiful pictures. Palm trees, cacti and flowers are definitely in the spotlight in our photos! 

Photo shoot in Mexico with Bethany Menzel in front of a palm tree

Frames: Michael Kors Sanibel

In addition to allowing us to take photos for our summer campaign, this trip was intended to bring together the professionals of our network in a relaxing atmosphere. Every year, we try to bring together as many members of the large IRIS family as possible, so that they can get to know each other. It was also an opportunity to introduce Bethany and Camille to our team. Camille even went paddle boarding with some of our optometrists!


We cannot wait for for our next 2019 IRIS corporate trip which will be held in Costa Rica. 

Pura vida!