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!

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!

The Best Ever Ending of a Beginning

Jessica and Auda are brides from Texas who came to their New Mexico neighbors to get married in front of Taos Mountain at SpiriTaos. The photos from Jessica and Auda’s wedding are some of my favorite “end of ceremony” photos ever. Usually the married couple kisses and then walks down the aisle for the recessional. Jessica and Auda were different. Their emotion and excitement was ecstatically beautiful and so photogenic. These are 11 successive images that I captured in less than one minute at the end of this ceremony. And they are beautiful.

Small Wedding at Palacio de Marquesa in Taos, NM

This Labor Day weekend wedding took place at El Monte Sagrado’s sister-site Palacio de Marquesa right in the center of Taos. Jill and David came to New Mexico from Texas to share their vows with their friends and family. The light was outstanding and the ceremony, presided by Dan Jones, was beautiful. After the wedding there was a sit dinner by local caterer, Manna, which is run by Chef Rochelle Woollard.

Destination Wedding: From Texas to New Mexico!

This young, Texas couple chose Hacienda del Sol in Taos to host their small, destination wedding. After their ceremony, wedding cake, and toast reception, we ventured to a few other locations in and around Taos to take some wedding pictures! This bride and groom were so easy going and had so much fun even though we were doing wedding portraits. Congratulations to beautiful newlyweds, Tasha and Brandon!

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