Angel Fire Winter Family Portraits

Angel Fire Winter Family Portraits

Cat and her family came to northern New Mexico from Texas for a snowy winter vacation, and it snowed and snowed! Beautiful conifers adorned the property surrounding their cabin and they were a gorgeous backdrop for these family portraits. Everyone suited up in their winter boots and we knocked this photo session out in 45 minutes which included a quick drive to capture the ski slopes in the background too. As soon as we were done with these pictures, the snow started up again. Cheers to a very snowy winter!!!

Elopement Wedding Overlooking Taos Gorge

Elopement Wedding Overlooking Taos Gorge

This photogenic couple came all the way from New Orleans to Taos, NM to elope! The light was absolutely perfect for the wedding ceremony which was officiated by Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony. There was a light breeze and it was so quiet on the mesa as it was a Wednesday evening and not a lot of hikers were about. The groom (a tattoo artist!) requested a green pepper in the bride’s bouquet, and there were two! Congratulations to Denise and Walter and many more happy journeys.

Beautiful Catholic Wedding Ceremony at St. Anthony’s in Questa, NM

Beautiful Catholic Wedding Ceremony at St. Anthony’s in Questa, NM

St. Anthony’s Parish Chapel in Questa, NM is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Sonya and Adam live in Santa Fe but came “home” to Questa to say their wedding vows. The current priest at St. Anthony’s was a high school classmate of the groom which made this ceremony extra special for everyone involved. Sonya and Adam celebrated their wedding reception in Red River at the convention center. Congratulations to this lovely couple/family!!

Taos School of Music at Taos Ski Valley and Taos Center for the Arts

Taos School of Music at Taos Ski Valley and Taos Center for the Arts

We love that we are the official photographer for Taos School of Music that resides at Hotel St. Bernard in Taos Ski Valley every summer. These genius musicians are beyond outstanding, what a pleasure to document them enjoying life in this unique and exquisite summer school.
After many intense weeks of practice up at the TSV, these kids put on four different concerts at the Taos Community Auditorium and Poetic Images by Deanna is back to capture still images of these formal concerts as well. We are beyond impressed with this school and these inspiring musicians, thank you to Taos School of Music for this fun and different photography opportunity!

Desert Elopement With Mountains as Backdrop

Desert Elopement With Mountains as Backdrop

Joy and Rob traveled from California to New Mexico to elope among the mountains of Arroyo Seco. Taos Mountain is considered very sacred to the Indigenous population in Taos. Joy and Rob were married in a ceremony that paid a great deal of respect to Taos Mountain (Pueblo Peak) and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. This couple honored the native wedding traditions in the southwest, including the traditional wedding vase ceremony. As soon as the ceremony ended, the sun exploded into the golden hour. We walked through a high-desert field for some romanticy photographs and the bride and groom found a horseshoe (sure to be good luck)! Congrats to these amazing people!

Desert Elopement in Taos, New Mexico

Desert Elopement in Taos, New Mexico

This couple came to Taos for a true desert elopement as no one knew they were off on a vacation to get married! Michelle and Jeff walked the labyrinth at Adobe Bed and Pines to the “altar” where they were wed by local officiant Dan Jones. The ceremony spoke of the labyrinth and a local flutist played soft music. After signing the marriage license we went to the rim of the gorge for some golden-hour photos. The next day I popped by the tattoo parlor to get photos of this couple receiving their wedding tattoos! Congratulations to Michelle and Jeff!!