Destination Elopement to Taos, NM

This bride and groom took a getaway weekend from Albuquerque and came up to Taos for their elopement at the Rio Grande Gorge. Their ceremony was officiated by Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony. After the vows the couple exchanged necklaces instead of rings. The ceremony is currently a secret until they announce their marriage “down the road” when they are with friends and family. Congratulations to Denise and Jon!

Wedding and Reception at Four Diamond Resort

It was unusually hot outside on this June day, but the large cottonwoods and weeping willows at El Monte Sagrado kept everyone cool at this outdoor wedding! Brittany and Reed were perfectly on time for their photos and we were able to get the pre-wedding, ceremony, and altar photos with out a hiccup (hooray)! The bride and groom and guests had so much fun at the ballroom reception with hilarious photo props and tons of laughing! Congratulations to Brittany and Reed!

Wedding at El Santuario de Chimayo

What fun to photograph the bride and bridesmaids at popular resort, Buffalo Thunder just North of Santa Fe. Maurine and Antonio’s wedding ceremony followed the pre-wedding photos and took place at famous pilgrimage site and Catholic Church: El Santuario de Chimayo. The ceremony was watched by both personal guests of the bride and groom, and by tourists whom were just visiting the sacred site. A random dog made himself comfortable next to the bridesmaids’ feet during the ceremony.
We traveled back to Taos for an awesome New Mexico reception (400+ people) at Sagebrush Convention Center. The band had everyone up and moving on the dance floor. The newly weds were lucky to have a beautiful sunset bless their marriage and we captured some outstanding silhouettes. Congratulations to Maurine (from Angel Fire) and Antonio (from Taos)!

Portraits of a New Baby

This gorgeous new baby came into the world at the end of May and was only six-weeks-old for this shoot. In 14 years of shooting, I have never had a 6-week-old smiling on-command! This baby also rolls over already…what an advanced little model! We had fun with little Maya, and after the shoot her sister, Luka (the dog), wanted to get some professional portraits in a tutu too!
We love shooting at your home for these new baby shoots. Not only does it make the baby more comfortable but it helps mama not have to leave home as well! If you are pregnant, schedule your baby’s first shoot now!

Destination Wedding: From Texas to New Mexico!

This young, Texas couple chose Hacienda del Sol in Taos to host their small, destination wedding. After their ceremony, wedding cake, and toast reception, we ventured to a few other locations in and around Taos to take some wedding pictures! This bride and groom were so easy going and had so much fun even though we were doing wedding portraits. Congratulations to beautiful newlyweds, Tasha and Brandon!