A true artist at heart, Diego Chas was born in Argentina and moved to Mexico City in 2005 to study at the Academy of Visual Arts. He fell in love with the vibrant world of fashion and editorial photography, working on both sides of the camera for over a decade. In 2019, Diego moved to Puerto Vallarta and launched Chas Studios, a bespoke wedding photography and film company. Along with his wife and co-founder, Taylor Wade, they now travel between Puerto Vallarta and Lisbon capturing weddings and events.
Diego believes that every couple has a unique story to tell, and he’s committed to capturing the heart of each moment. He and his team approach every wedding with fresh eyes, understanding that no two celebrations are alike. Diego’s ability to capture candid moments creates images that are genuine and timeless. Diego’s signature style combines the softness, organic beauty, and classic elegance of film photography.
A global citizen with a diverse background, Taylor Wade was born in Canada and raised in various countries, gaining a unique perspective on life and love. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business and Spanish while co-founding a high-end matchmaking company in 2002. When Taylor moved to Mexico in 2017, she joined forces with Diego Chas to create Chas Studios.
Taylor is deeply involved in every step of the creative process, from the initial consultation to the delivery of the final photos. Diego and Taylor share a commitment to creating an unforgettable experience for each couple they work with, and as an engaged couple themselves, they understand the intricacies of planning a wedding firsthand!
Argentinian-born Gabriel Silva discovered his passion for videography when he moved to Mexico City in 2009. His career in commercial video production and advertising took him to 14 different countries, exposing him to a rich tapestry of cultures. He met Diego Chas soon after arriving and formed a lasting friendship and partnership that has spanned more than 13 years.
In 2022, Gabriel relocated to Puerto Vallarta to become Chas Studios’s in-house videographer. He is a creative, detail-oriented, and driven professional who is always seeking new ways to grow and learn. When he’s not behind the camera, Gabriel can be found training for marathons, rock climbing, or exploring the creative process in his work. His commitment to self-improvement and growth is a testament to the genuine, insightful, and friendly spirit of the Chas Studios team.
Minerva Navarro is originally from Guadalajara, a city she loves deeply, and she is currently based in Puerto Vallarta. She holds a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Guadalajara and pursued photojournalism at the WSP Photography School in Rome, Italy. A passionate and avid reader and traveler, her eclectic musical tastes are distinctly reflected in her work.
Minerva has showcased her photography in several group exhibitions, such as “The Other City” at Casa Escorza, “Migrant Dreams” at the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM, and “Punk Portraits” at the Laboratory of Variety Arts (LARVA). She was a member of the Grabado group of photographers and served as the General and Artistic Director of the Costa Wedding photography agency. Minerva has been an invaluable member of the Chas Studios team, contributing her photography skills for over two years.