Although Gina loves to smile, she wanted some more serious photos during this photo session (as you can see I still captured a few of her precious smile anyway)! Gina is a charming girl who was born in Taos but has lived all over the world; Gina speaks three languages fluently. Gina lives in Germany but visits her grandfather in Arroyo Hondo once a year. While she is in town Gina’s mom always schedules a photo shoot. I have watched this girl grow up over the years.
There is nothing that compares to the beauty of colorful autumn leaves. Josiah and Bryna dressed up in their fall colors for portraits to use in their Christmas cards. As a photographer that has lived in Taos for seven beautiful autumns, I have many gorgeous places “up my sleeve” that have perfect light and color for our digital photography. I do tons of shoots during in the autumn when the leaves are changing so be sure to book your children’s portraits early to get the time that works with your busy school schedule!
Alison and Donald were married under the traditional Jewish wedding canopy, a Chuppah. Their wedding was on a very rainy day so of course friends were joking that the Chuppah would keep them dry if we had another downfall. As soon as the couple were wed, the sunshine came out to light up Taos Mountain. The reception site at restaurant Sushi A La Hattori was a perfect place for congregating, delicious food, and gorgeous photos in green courtyard at Overland Sheepskin Company.
Andrea and Tom came from the east coast to enjoy their destination wedding in Taos, NM. Their intimate ceremony at El Monte Sagrado took place in The Sacred Circle and was officiated by Reverend Susan Varon. The only guests were the bride and the groom’s sets of parents. The clouds provided beautiful natural lighting for photos with gorgeous green backdrop.
Every summer little Kelie comes to New Mexico to hangout with her daddy. It’s hard to tell but during this session Kelie was extremely exhausted from a long flight, followed by a long car ride up to Taos. Needless to say, Kelie wasn’t interested in the camera AT ALL. And then Kelie’s dad worked his magic and Kelie was all giggles. We did this shoot at a location which gave Kelie the opportunity to run around and play while I was shooting these timeless images.
Angela and Ben got married at the newly remodeled St. James Episcopalian Church in Taos, NM, a gorgeous church to have an air conditioned indoor ceremony! The reception was held at Angladas, owned by El Monte Sagrado. Angela is 100% Italian, so of course lasagna was the dinner entree. Ben and Angela love to have fun and laugh, and we captured this in their photos.
David needed portraits for his “I’m One!” birthday invitations. Children’s photography involves working extremely fast as young children have very short attention spans and get tired very easily. David is a very serious little boy and had very little patience with me or his mom and dad after about 30 minutes; however, the first 30 minutes were awesome. David has a wonderful giggle and enjoys sitting and crawling in the green grass.
Carla and Fermin had a full Catholic ceremony when they were wed at Holy Trinity Parish in the small village of Arroyo Seco outside of Taos, NM. They celebrated their wedding reception at the Sagebrush Hotel and Convention Center in Los Ranchos de Taos. While driving from the ceremony to the reception site, we stopped to take some photos of the entire wedding party, and some romantics of Carla and Fermin, with beautiful Taos Mountain adorning background. As usual, the New Mexico sky let itself so beautifully to these wedding photographs.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the cathedral right off of the plaza in Taos, NM. This church is special to the groom, Jose, because he and his father constructed all of the woodwork for the church, including the altar. Angelina and Jose had a huge wedding ceremony and reception as they were both born and raised in the area (Angelina from Questa, Jose from Taos). We had amazing light at the end of the night when we stepped outside to photograph some romantics at the Sagebrush Convention Center.
This one-of-a-kind Taos wedding took place in the beautiful private gardens of the Bruce Family in the heart of Taos, NM. Their unique outdoor summer wedding was detailed with blue lights, tablecloths, hydrangea flowers and a yummy blue candy bar! Congratulations to the newly weds Michael and Misty!