This couple came from Denver, Colorado to celebrate their destination wedding in Taos, NM! The Kit Carson Home was an awesome outdoor location with their darling courtyard complete with refinished antiques, turquoise window sills and purple flowers. There were approximately 30 guests present. The afternoon, summer wedding was short and sweet and ended with Scottish bagpipes to celebrate the bride’s Scottish heritage. This perfect ceremony was followed by an elegant dinner at locals’ favorite restaurant, The Love Apple.
Although the hike was straight up and in the rain, the views were beyond outstanding!! Dreya and Derek came from Oklahoma to get married in Ute Park, NM on their favorite cliff. The rain subsided as soon as we made it to the top of the mountain and the breeze picked up perfectly when we wanted a cool photo with Dreya’s French veil…We were so happy that mother nature cooperated with us! Congratulations to a fabulous couple who will, no doubt, continue to reach new heights together!
There are so many positive reasons to elope and enjoy a wedding ceremony with just your partner! This couple came from Kansas to enjoy a wedding day all to themselves. They enjoyed a lovely breakfast and a morning walking around Taos Pueblo. After exchanging their vows at their private wedding ceremony in front of Taos Mountain, they had a champagne toast and did the traditional “good luck” wedding cake cutting. The afternoon was kept open for a splash in the hot tub and a relaxing dinner.
What fun to go to Red River and take portraits of this beautiful family! We took these photos behind the Red River Convention Center; I was so pleased we had so many backgrounds to choose from (ie tall grass, the river, trees, mowed green grass, etc)! Even after traveling from Texas, these children were happy and well-behaved and easy to photograph. Our shoot took under 60 minutes and these smiles will last a lifetime. What a great idea to have photographs taken on the family vacation. Call us when you are thinking of your vacation plans and we will get you in our schedule!
This wedding took place on Cinco de Mayo under the Gazebo on the historic Taos Plaza! The groom and best man rode into the plaza (and wedding ceremony) on motorcycles while the bride took the more traditional route of walking down the aisle with her father. The chiles hanging from the adobe buildings in the background of the ceremony photos give this wedding a true southwest feel. The wedding reception took place at The Gorge restaurant and bar right on the plaza!
The weather in Ducle, NM started out perfectly on this June wedding day. And then it rained. And rained and rained. The electricity went out in the church immediately after the ceremony but everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the reception site had a back up generator. This wedding reception was long, loud, and fun. All guests were up and dancing to everything from an Irish wedding song to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style.’
What a fun portrait session with two gorgeous little girls! Danielle and Natalie were so well-behaved and fun during this shoot! Although a lot of outfit changes on a baby is not recommended (it exhausts them!), Danielle did a great job modeling her baptismal dress, and two darling sundresses. I’ve been taking photos of Natalie since she was a week old (she’s four now) and is always a joy to photograph.
This little guy is a “regular” as I have done portraits of him at 9 months and as a newborn! Rivers warmed up to the camera quite quickly and after a few poses decided he’d rather explore instead. It was fun to capture Rivers as he was enjoying the outdoors, as an 18 month old should! I’m already looking forward to the next shoot I have with this sweet boy!
Joe and Dexter’s outdoor, April wedding took place in El Monte Sagrado’s Sacred Circle. The Sacred Circle was blessed by many different religious leaders and many weddings at El Monte take place in this spiritual space. Dexter and Joe’s wedding ceremony was officiated by Dan Jones, Taos’ leading (and El Monte’s premier) wedding officiant. The ceremony was fifteen minutes long with loving readings from the grooms’ son and Dexter’s mother. Per usual, Dan’s words bestowed emotion on all and no one left with a dry eye. Congratulations to Dexter and Joe!
A senior sitting only takes about an hour and a half and is usually super-fun for your kid! Of course most seniors are a little nervous at first, but after about ten minutes they are chatty and excited they are getting their photos taken.
Being a high school senior is a milestone and I love to document this special time in your child’s life! I encourage seniors to bring up to six different outfits and any “props” they would also like to use!