Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

A few cute children waiting to walk up the aisle can create a little entertainment for the guests before the wedding ceremony even begins. This wedding had a processional with six children walking up the aisle before the bride and groom. There was some serious corralling and herding of these kids…almost all made it up the aisle. It was fun to watch the little ones throughout the rest of the ceremony as well.

Family Photos with 3-Year-Old And 3-Month-Old Children

Family Photos with 3-Year-Old And 3-Month-Old Children

When I commented to this mom about how her children were so well behaved, she laughed and mentioned that all the meltdowns came at home earlier in the day! To me, these children seemed perfect. We knocked out the photos in this shoot in less than 40 minutes, it was dreamy.

In a family shoot we try to get the entire group together, and break the shots down into whatever you prefer as well. For instance in this family shoot, we captured photographs of mom and dad together, photos of the kids together, and photos of all four family members together. Some people also want photos of the kids individually, and mom with the kids, and dad with the kids, etc.

To take a successful photo shoot with a baby involved, the photos with the baby need to be done within 45 minutes. After 45 minutes the baby will get tired and of course turns into a pumpkin as well (just making sure you are still reading)! The morning meltdowns and kids getting tired after 45 minutes is a small price to pay for a family photo session where the smiles are documented forever.

May Wedding On Rim of Rio Grande Gorge

May Wedding On Rim of Rio Grande Gorge

This bride and groom were given the gift of “perfect weather” on their wedding day. An early May wedding outdoors in Northern New Mexico can be a very unpredictable event. Thunderstorms with possible snow was forecast up until the night prior to the ceremony, and then the weather magically changed and we had sunshine instead! Jackie had her brother and her two best girlfriends stand up at the altar with her. Tyler had his father and son, Anakin, stand up with him. Anakin was not happy with his suspenders and chose to hangout with his grandma instead. Turkey vultures circled overhead and a warm breeze made the bride’s hairpiece and dress dance so appropriately. Congratulations to these newlyweds!

Family of Three, Soon to be Four!

Family of Three, Soon to be Four!

This family and maternity photo shoot was onsite at the expecting family’s home off of Blueberry Hill in central Taos. It was especially fun to take these pictures since Poetic Images photographed the little fella’s maternity shoot (when he was in utero) almost three years ago and have done one and two-year-old portraits of him as well! I am also looking forward to our already-scheduled three-month-old portrait shoot for “baby” who will be making an appearance in two weeks!

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages for Elopements and Small Destination Weddings in Taos, NM

Tossing ideas around for small, intimate weddings and wedding packages….thought I would post these packages/prices for feedback, thoughts, ideas… If you see these Taos wedding packages and you are interested in one, we can discuss that possibility! These packages will “officially” be live for the 2018 wedding season!!

All of these intimate packages are for up to six guests.

Exclusive — $2299
Romantic suite at local inn — 2 nights
Breakfast provided at inn –2 mornings
Wedding venue in private location such as a courtyard, labyrinth, garden, museum
Fully customized wedding ceremony preformed by interfaith wedding minister
Mini reception with professional 6″ wedding cake and bottle of champagne
Bride(s) and flower girl’s hair styled on location
Make up for bride(s)
Large bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for couple getting married
One hour with professional photographer
Edited, high resolution CD of all wedding photographs
Dinner for two at local restaurant

Luxury — $1499
Romantic suite at local inn — 2 nights
Breakfast provided at inn — 2 mornings
Wedding venue in private location such as a courtyard, labyrinth, garden, museum
Partially customized wedding ceremony preformed by interfaith wedding minister
Mini reception with professional 6″ wedding cake and bottle of champagne
Medium bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
One hour with professional photographer
Edited, high resolution CD of all wedding photographs

Premium — $999
Wedding venue in private outdoor location such as a courtyard, labyrinth, or garden
15-minute partially customized wedding ceremony preformed by interfaith wedding minister
Medium bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
Bottle Champagne
One hour with professional photographer
High Resolution CD of all wedding photographs

Basic — $399
Wedding venue at public site such as the Carson National Forest or Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
15-minute wedding ceremony preformed by wedding minister
One hour with professional photographer

 All prices include Town of Taos sales tax rate of 8.5%
 Wedding witnesses will be provided when needed
 Trust the locals! Basic concierge services offered. Recommendations for lodging, dining, music, hair, make-up, spa, etc…
 Upgrades available for ceremony customization, photo packages, bouquet, and boutonnieres, etc

Lesbians from the East Coast Elope in Taos, NM

Lesbians from the East Coast Elope in Taos, NM

These awesome women have been together for 35 years. They knew that “one day” same-sex marriages would be legal, they never thought it would happen in their lifetime.
When this couple went to the county clerk to pick up their wedding license, the woman behind the counter wished the engaged congratulations and explained that she had just married her girlfriend, now wife. So the county clerk employee and her wife stood up as witnesses for the elder brides.
It was a joy and honor to take photos of this wedding. We all laughed and we all cried. Cheers to these newlyweds!

Spring Green Senior Portraits

Spring Green Senior Portraits

After months of portraits with brown backgrounds there is a noticeable difference in the green of spring! Just ten days prior to this shoot, we had 12″ of snow on the ground in Taos Canyon. The earth has drank up the much needed water and everything is growing! Here’s to May, the last month that we may still have a freeze. And the first month where it really feels like spring!
And here’s to Samantha from Taos Pueblo! She’s a senior in high school and is graduating at the end of this month from Taos High School. Congratulations, Samantha!!

A Taos Elopement at Art Museum

A Taos Elopement at Art Museum

What fun to shoot another one of Dan Jones / Embracing Ceremony’s wedding packages at the Taos Art Museum! We had beautiful weather and beautiful light at this late afternoon wedding elopement. Hannah and Kelly booked their hotel prior to knowing their wedding site, and it turns up they were staying right next door! They also walked to their dinner site at nearby Lamberts. Cheers to the newlyweds!

Real Estate Photography for your Air B&B or VRBO Rental Home

Real Estate Photography for your Air B&B or VRBO Rental Home

I always love shooting real estate photos. There is virtually no posing and/or worrying about the subject moving. The light either is available or needs to be provided, there isn’t a worry of hack lighting or blowing out a wedding dress from the bright sun. The lighting could be called “easy.”
Call Poetic Images by Deanna to get some fantastic photos that will help sell your Air B&B or VRBO home rental. The owner of this condo said his bookings went up immediately after he updated his Air B&B listing with new, professional photos. Wow!