There’s a different excitement at elopements. The elopement wedding ceremony is completely about the couple. Not about the wedding party. Not about the guests. Not about the flower girl or the ring bearer.
Elopements are the wedding ceremonies that are emotional for the bride and groom. The wedding vows that aren’t ever put on for show. An elopement is when the couples’ entire focus is on one another. It’s about each other. Totally.
Taos, NM is a unique place for an elopement. It is for the couple that wants a rare backdrop. It’s off the beaten path. It’s the road less followed. Taos is place with “charm.” A place with wonderful weather, stunning views, and colorful sunsets.
Traci and Jon have a true love story. They dated in high school and twenty years later they reconnect and realize they are still in love! Their New Year’s Eve day wedding was celebrated at a retreat center between Dixon and Embudo. The ceremony was situated perfectly on the river, under a gazebo, next to an outdoor fire place. The sound of the river was the only music required for a completely tranquil spot. Ted Wiard, good friend of Jon, officiated the ceremony.
This couple began their honeymoon in 2017, a new year and refreshing way to start a marriage and a lifetime together.
This soon-to-be-family came from Texas to Angel Fire, NM for a vacation. When they arrived, their home didn’t have heat…and it was 25 degrees outside. Despite a long drive, moving into a hotel, and cold temperatures, we still captured some amazing smiles. Lynn and Jon will be married this summer, little Macy loves Jon and is along for the ride! Congratulations to a beautiful engagement and a lovely blended family!
Another wonderful bride and groom from Colorado! This fun couple had their wedding out on the mesa in Taos, NM. with the Sange de Cristo mountain range and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge adorning the background. The bride and flower girl walked through the sagebrush to meet the groom out on the rim of the gorge who waited with about 25 guests. The ceremony was simple and sweet and was followed by a first dance. We had perfect weather and the next day it snowed over a foot, wedding luck!
Congratulations to Sarah and Paris!
This couple came from Los Alamos to have their wedding in Taos! The Sagebrush was a perfect place to host both the wedding and the ceremony. All guests stayed at the Sagebrush and didn’t have to leave the grounds until they left town. We had beautiful light to do the photos prior to the ceremony. The grass filled courtyards were a nice place to shoot the pictures and allowed the young children to run around before having to sit still. The ceremony took place in the convention center in front of the fireplace. Congratulations to these newlyweds!!
The fall foliage peak was over but we still found some beautiful autumn colors to include with this father-daughter family photo session. Lucas and Juniper and I took advantage of a beautiful side street in town that had a few lasting yellows and golds, it even had one tree that was still green! It was a long and strange autumn this year in Taos, the wonderful thing about that was we had lots of time to get every baby, family, senior, engagement shoot, and wedding whom wanted those gorgeous autumn earth tones in their portraits.