Two are Better than One!

Two are Better than One!

These precious ladies gave us some toothless grins despite the 28 degree weather! We edited these photos down to 106 fantastic photos–we took them in only 40 minutes (including breaks in the warm car)! The photographers here click VERY QUICKLY during these outdoor photo sessions in the wintertime!
This was a shoot we couldn’t miss as it’s the 2nd baby milestone, sitting up! The next milestone is nine months old, when the babies are standing up during holding onto something. Happy 1/2 Birthday to these princesses!!

Dogs: The Only Welcomed Guests at this Elopement!

Dogs: The Only Welcomed Guests at this Elopement!

These doggies were young and WILD and made sure they were the center of attention during this winter elopement! The indoor wedding ceremony was performed in front of a warm fire place at a local bed and breakfast. The indoor ceremony was plan B since the outdoor temps were 20 degrees; we walked around outdoors for some images after the ceremony…quickly! This couple came to Taos to be away from everyone and to make their wedding day their own. Congratulations to this beautiful couple, what a fun winter wedding!!

New Year’s Eve Day Wedding in Taos, NM

New Year’s Eve Day Wedding in Taos, NM

Another awesome elopement packages with Dan Jones and Embracing Ceremony! The studio at The Fechin Inn and Taos Art Museum was the backdrop for this wedding on the last day of 2019. This bride and groom drove to New Mexico from Oklahoma and combined their prewedding vacation with their honeymoon to have a long winter break as an engaged couple and then married! Robin wore a red dress and sparkly shoes that were perfect for planned dancing in Red River on New Years Eve night! Congratulations to Robin and Brad and their perfect little elopement!

Betsy Musselman for District Court Judge

Betsy Musselman for District Court Judge

It’s an honor to be the official photographer for Betsy Musselman’s campaign for district court judge! Although we did it in a blizzard, we still captured some great head-shots of this experienced candidate. I am already looking forward to our next shoot and documenting a few political events along the way!

–Betsy Musselman for District Court Judge, Division 2, Raton
“I have lived and practiced law in northern New Mexico for 37 years. I specialize in family law, collaboration, mediation and domestic violence, and practice in the fields of civil and criminal law.
I was the Domestic Relations Hearing Officer and the Domestic Violence Commissioner in the 8th Judicial Distric Court for Taos, Colfax, and Union Counties for nine years.
My experience has given me a thorough understanding of the law and I strive to make northern New Mexico a place where citizens know they will be treated honestly and fairly.”

Outdoor December Elopement in Taos, NM

Outdoor December Elopement in Taos, NM

This was another wedding package that Hacienda del Sol booked for us! Berlinda and Ray came from Arizona to Taos, NM to elope! Their outdoor wedding was on a beautiful, sunny, December day right before Christmas. The ceremony was intimate on a quiet afternoon under a cloudless sky. Berlinda wore vintage a vintage fur which went well with her vintage purse and gloves. Congratulations and Merry Christmas to this lovely bride and groom!

Elopement Package for November Wedding

Elopement Package for November Wedding

This young couple drove 12 hours to get married on the mesa in Taos, NM! With the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge so beautiful in the background, Dan Jones navigated through the vows (and the wind) until this ceremony was sealed with a kiss. After the sunny wedding ceremony, we all drove to Taos County Courthouse since the bride and groom had forgotten to do their legal paperwork prior to their wedding day! We all had a good laugh and captured a few more photos at the courthouse to document the error. Congratulations to these fantastic newlyweds!

Elopement at SpiriTaos

Elopement at SpiriTaos

This was a destination wedding and an elopement all rolled into one! Lisa and David were married by officiant, Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony, at SpiriTaos on the north side of Taos, NM. These two have been together for years, and somewhat spontaneously decided to have a private ceremony to profess their love for one another. The ceremony was performed during the golden hour, which gave a lovely yellow hint of light on the winter landscape. Dan’s ceremony was beautiful and attracted a hawk that made himself known a few times during the sunset ceremony.

Autumn Wedding at Taos Gorge Bridge

Autumn Wedding at Taos Gorge Bridge

This bride and groom had a beautiful wedding ceremony which honored the marigolds and the orange and black traditional colors of the El Dia de los Muertos celebration. They had their best friends and family with them on this celebration during the golden hour. The sun danced in the shadows and gave us a lot of creative light to play with. The bride was all smiles and the ceremony was complete with a knot-tying ceremony. The officiant was a dear friend of the bride’s and came from out of town. Congratulations to fun couple, Amy and Ross!

Angel Fire Wedding in Autumn

Angel Fire Wedding in Autumn

This bride and groom planned their destination wedding on the perfect October weekend, when the autumn leaves were in their height of their color! The Angel Fire resort was stunning with gold leaves dusting the ground with beauty and texture. The bride’s autumn bouquet choice was vivid and brilliant with the surrounding fall foliage. The air was still during the ceremony on what was otherwise a breezy afternoon. Congratulations to this lovely couple on their perfect autumn wedding day!

Anniversary Sitting with Golden Aspen Leaves

Anniversary Sitting with Golden Aspen Leaves

These ladies were married five years ago, in a double wedding ceremony with their best friends (two males). Dan Jones was the officiant for this wedding and I was the photographer. The six of us had a wonderful time on the wedding hike and ceremony adventure. Dan and I named these people, “the fabulous four.” Fast forward to this anniversary shoot! Even though the guys were not interested in an anniversary shoot, we did get a pic of all four of these besties when we shot the ladies. Congratulations on five years to both of these couples. What an awesome team of friends!!