Family Portraits in Autumn Setting

Family Portraits in Autumn Setting

This darling family was in Taos for their fall break and scheduled a family photo shoot during their vacation! Carson National Forest looked so perfect for this afternoon photo session with yellow grasses and leaves starting to come through the green. The children were excited with the brisk air and open area to play. We captured these smiles in 45 minutes which is the perfect amount of time for little ones before they lose attention. Cheers to the end of a wonderful summer and the start of a gorgeous autumn.

Wedding at First Presbyterian Church in Taos, NM

Wedding at First Presbyterian Church in Taos, NM

This bride and groom were long time Taos locals before moving away and settling up in Colorado. The church, First Presbyterian of Taos, is conveniently located in the middle of Taos next to Kit Carson Park and a beautiful church for a wedding ceremony in a sanctuary. The exterior and interior of this old church are the traditional Pueblo style: adobe on the outside and adorned indoors with vigas on the ceiling and a simple cross on the wall. Afterwards the photographer took this couple out for a few photographs with the great Taos Mountain. Congratulations to lovely newlyweds!

Vow Renewal at Ojo Caliente Labyrinth

Vow Renewal at Ojo Caliente Labyrinth

After 20 years, these two decided to renew their wedding vows!! The sunset ceremony took place in Ojo Caliente, NM at the spa’s labyrinth. The light was beautiful and the “bride” and “groom” were so relaxed since this was “just” a vow renewal (their words)! The wedding ceremony written by Dan Jones integrated the labyrinth into the words and was spoken as the couple walked the maze. These two showed their light attitude in a high five as they passed one another during their ceremonious walk. A beautiful evening in Ojo Caliente.

Double Rainbow Wedding in Taos

Double Rainbow Wedding in Taos

For a photographer, there is absolutely nothing like being in the right place at the right time! This couple was walking out to their wedding ceremony spot on the mesa when suddenly a rainbow appeared! This rainbow turned darker and more vivid and then, magically, the second rainbow manifests and shines! I can’t think of a better moment for this bride and groom. To have THESE wedding photos as your own…wow. Stunning.

Arroyo Seco Elopement

Arroyo Seco Elopement

These ladies selected northern New Mexico’s small village of Arroyo Seco their destination wedding location. The “perfect venue” can many times be the yard of the home rental that you stay in. The New Mexico sky and the various hues of sagebrush lend gorgeous, natural backgrounds for use as the altar and “church.” Local wedding shaman, Sandra Chestnutt, performed an intense ceremony and there wasn’t a dry eye. Even the photographer.

Intimate Wedding Package at SpiriTaos Gardens

Intimate Wedding Package at SpiriTaos Gardens

A true elopement, these two came to Taos and tied the knot without anyone else knowing about their wedding! SpiriTaos was in full bloom and it was fun to use the plants with creativity. This ceremony was performed in front of a willow tree which gave us beautiful, even light. Congratulations to Arielle and Michael!

Sunrise Wedding Ceremony at Taos Bed and Breakfast

Sunrise Wedding Ceremony at Taos Bed and Breakfast

The early morning July air was cool as this young bride and groom waited patiently for their dream wedding…a summertime sunrise elopement in a small, desert, mountain town. This couple came from the city so the sounds of silence were the perfect “music” for their intimate wedding ceremony. The officiant, Dan Jones, wrote a beautiful ceremony integrating the labyrinth walk into the words of the devotions. When the sun broke through over the mountains and instantly warmed the outdoors, this wedding felt so perfect and right. The light in the bride’s eyes was magical.
The labyrinth is one of several private gardens that we offer to be used as a ceremony venue for our larger elopement packages.

Wedding Ceremony at Angel Fire Resort Overlook

Wedding Ceremony at Angel Fire Resort Overlook

Monica and George’s June wedding ceremony was performed at the Angel Fire Resort Overlook. The sunshine was brilliant and the breeze was perfect. The guests were seated and waiting as Monica arrived in a classic Model T to walk down the aisle. The unique altar with antlers was made by Monica and George who are both avid hunters. Congratulations to this local Taos’ couple!

Another Elopement Wedding Package with Embracing Ceremony

Another Elopement Wedding Package with Embracing Ceremony

After a very wet winter, the mesa is about as green as it gets! Sarah portrayed the desert-green beautifully in her portraiture of this elopement at the Taos gorge overlook. The weekday afternoon was quiet from hikers and passersby as Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony officiated one of his personable wedding ceremonies. Dan and I both offer slightly different elopement wedding packages that offer our basic service of officiating and photography, and offers add-ons (bouquet, champagne, etc) as well.

Small Wedding at Private Residence

Small Wedding at Private Residence

Taos is a popular destination wedding location for both large weddings and small, intimate weddings such as this one. This wedding started out with just four guests, but grew as more friends and family heard that these two were getting married in beautiful northern New Mexico. This couple rented a home that was large enough for everyone to stay together, and everyone helped with the wedding decorations and details. The weather was cooperative and the sky was so photogenic. The bride carried silk flowers with turquoise accents. The golden retriever (and dog-of-honor) only stepped on the bride’s dress once. All is well that ends well…happily ever after….