Destination Wedding: Taos!

Destination Wedding: Taos!

Marianne said that she googled, “best place to have wedding” and El Monte Sagrado (a four diamond resort) in Taos, NM came up! So Marianne and Brian came were married at the El Monte, in Taos. The day was cloudy but the rain held off and the light was perfect. Marianne and Brian were all smiles as they tied the knot. This couple LOVED New Mexico and can’t wait to come back again!

Autumn Wedding at El Monte Sagrado

Autumn Wedding at El Monte Sagrado

Michelle and James could not have planned their destination wedding any better! Their small outdoor ceremony took place on the perfect day exhibiting the breathtaking fall foliage here in Taos, NM! The leaves on the ground were thick and crunchy and the vines crawling along the adobe were in the height of their saturation. Each tree variation offered a different color as their job was to advertise a wedding in autumn in Northern New Mexico!

Late Autumn in El Bosque

Late Autumn in El Bosque

I love taking advantage of Albuquerque’s Bosque when I am shooting down in The Duke City! El Bosque (the forest) is by the Rio Grande and much more lush than a lot of places in Albuquerque. The cottonwoods are both new and old, and give us both needed shade and beautiful lines in the backgrounds of our photos.
I had a wonderful time “playing” down by the river, especially with these kids. The hike with this family (and their dog) was fun and adventurous, an outstanding day out of the office!

Small Gay Wedding with Close Friends

Small Gay Wedding with Close Friends

This incredible couple came from Georgia to get married in Taos, NM! The wedding party was made up of four people, the best friends of the grooms. The shadows were long and the light was beautiful. The ceremony took place right before sunset and the glow on Taos’ mountains was outstanding.

Outdoor Senior Photo Session

Outdoor Senior Photo Session

I had so much fun “hanging out” with this gal as did this photo shoot. Not only does this Taos Academy senior attend AP classes (so she is receiving college credit) but she also works and babysits in her “free” time! Here’s to all of the Taos seniors who are graduating in 2015! What a lot of hard work and a great accomplishment!

Elopement at Outdoor Location in Northern New Mexico

Elopement at Outdoor Location in Northern New Mexico

Julie and Julian had a private and intimate ceremony at a location they stumbled upon while hiking outside of Taos. The cross and arch adorned this outdoor scene and a sign “heaven awaits” was a little walk away. The couple and their children took part in a sand ceremony together. The children were also included in the nuptials when the bride and groom recited vows to one another and to their kids as well.

Getting Engaged in October

Getting Engaged in October

The fall time colors were just starting to appear at this early October engagement shoot! We can usually get about 80 REALLY fantastic photos in about 45 minutes during your photo session. We always get traditional and “artsy” photos of the engaged couple, and photos of you separately if you’d like as well. We have awesome locations with a variety of backgrounds “up our sleeve,” but are always more than happy to learn about your incredible locations as well!

Intimate Wedding by Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Intimate Wedding by Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Marsha and Christopher live in Mora, NM! This loving couple came over to Taos to have a beautiful ceremony with Marsha’s parents and their two sons. This small outdoor wedding took place next to the famous Rio Grande Gorge with the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in the background.

Wedding on the Rio Grande

Wedding on the Rio Grande

There is nothing like standing next to class 3 rapids to photograph the union of two wonderful women! This couple came all of the way from Indiana to Taos, NM (well, actually Pilar, NM) to have a legal marriage! The wedding took place where two rivers come together, the perfect metaphor for a wedding ceremony. The roar from the water and the hollers of “congrats” from the whitewater rafters intensified the already extraordinary energy of this wedding. Officiant, Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremonies, delivered a gorgeous ceremony, there was not a dry eye among the guests. Congrats to Kim and Melissa!

Wedding Elopement Destination: Taos!

Wedding Elopement Destination: Taos!

This bride and groom found and booked their entire destination wedding online! It is actually very common for couples to find their wedding vendors online. In “the olden days,” one had to rely on word-of-mouth to know if a vendor was reliable, this was problematic when planning a destination wedding. Now a simple Google search can tell you so much about your wedding photographer, florist, officiant, and wedding venue. Elopements are increasingly popular and all-inclusive destination wedding packages are created to cater to brides and grooms who just want to sit back and relax and enjoy the most important day of your lives.
If you are planning a wedding from afar, hit Poetic Images up with your questions! We would love to be your guide through the process of a Taos elopement for your destination wedding in Northern New Mexico!