Documenting the “Other” Parts of Wedding Day

Documenting the “Other” Parts of Wedding Day

A lot of time and effort can go into the process of “getting ready” on wedding day. There are so many things to remember: the shoes, the veil, the lipstick, the bobby pins, the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a penny for your shoe! WHEW!
These special details are ones you will remember forever with my photojournalistic style of photography. I have a special eye and notice “the little things” that become precious memories for years to come.

Another Perfect Wedding at El Monte Sagrado

Another Perfect Wedding at El Monte Sagrado

Kelsey and Adam escaped the heat in Oklahoma to enjoy a July wedding at the El Monte Sagrado here in Taos, NM. The wedding party of 14 included five bridesmaids and five groomsmen, two ushers, the attendant for the flower girl, and the flower girl…who is also a Miniature Dachshund (“Tootsie”).

Kelsey and her bridesmaids got ready in El Monte’s Kama Sutra suite. This suite is a favorite for wedding day as the hand carved wood in the room features couples engaged in various sexual positions.

Heather Miro (et al) perfected the bridesmaids hair and makeup; Mercedes Valdez, owner of Elegante Florals, designed gorgeous bouquets and adorned the altar floor with white rose petals.

Wedding Reception at Sabroso in Arroyo Seco

Wedding Reception at Sabroso in Arroyo Seco

Mike and Donna enjoyed their wedding ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, and celebrated their marriage with their friends and family at a private party and reception in the gardens of Sabroso Restaurant and Bar in Arroyo Seco, outside of Taos, NM. The guests enjoyed happy hour while listening to The Jimmy Stadler Band. Dinner featured a pig roast, prepared to perfection by Chef Tim. The gorgeous cake brought a tear to Donna’s eye as she said, “It’s perfect.” The cake was done by Ann, Sabroso’s incredible pastry chef.

El Monte Sagrado — Rio Terrace Photographs

El Monte Sagrado — Rio Terrace Photographs

There are many different options for your wedding and reception site when you choose El Monte Sagrado for your wedding site. The Rio Terrace is perfect for an outdoor reception or your cocktail hour. With beautiful mountain views, a gorgeous green lawn, and a contemporary patio area, the Rio Terrace is a stunning place to socialize and celebrate your special event.

Wedding Reception at Taos Country Club

Wedding Reception at Taos Country Club

After ten years and three children, Nicole and Miguel decided to finally make things “official.” Nicole and Miguel’s wedding ceremony took place in Cerro, NM, a small village outside of Questa. Their wedding was on June 11th and it was very smokey from the Wallow Fire in Arizona. The morning was windy and the smoke was pushed aside for beautiful sunset shots with the bride, groom, and entire wedding party at the Taos Country Club reception later in the night. We had an amazing sunset of pinks and oranges which was spectacular for romantics and family portraits on the pond at the golf course.

A Taos, NM Country Club Wedding

A Taos, NM Country Club Wedding

The Taos Country Club in Ranchos de Taos, is an amazing place to hold an event. From a photographer’s perspective, every angle at this venue is incredible. With views of both the mesa and the mountains, the country club is a perfect spot for a outdoor wedding. The golf course offers a green background which is otherwise difficult to find in this dry area of the southwest. The indoor ballroom is adorned with dark vigas which offer a beautiful New Mexico look in photographs. Here are a few samples of some of the fantastic photos I have captured at various weddings, receptions, and other events at the Taos Country Club.