Posted on September 20th, 2012 under: Weddings by: Deanna | Comments Off
This couple was wed at a private residence in Red River, NM. The wedding ceremony was officiated by the bride’s father and took place outdoors under the tall pine trees. There were about 40 guests with a wedding party of six people. The reception was catered by Guadlajara Grill of Taos, NM.
Tags: Elegante Florals, outdoor, Red River, summertime, wedding
Gaia is nine years old and an amazing little girl! She followed her photographer’s instructions without hesitation as she smiled her way through this photography session. Gaia loves to model and dance and sing. She made this modeling portfolio for Nickelodeon as she is pursuing an acting career where she can put her talents to work!
Tags: children, modeling, outdoor, Overland Sheepskin Company, summertime
Posted on August 8th, 2012 under: Taos, Weddings by: Deanna | Comments Off
This couple came to Taos to elope, why? Because Taos is their favorite town in the Land of Enchantment! The day was absolutely gorgeous with that perfect Northern New Mexico warmth and breeze in the air. The wedding ceremony took place at local bed and breakfast Hacienda del Sol and the newlyweds had a lovely dinner at local restaurant, “The Love Apple.”
Tags: elope, Hacienda del Sol, outdoor, summertime
Poetic Images been photographing this family for over six years, what a joy to have such fun people for repeat business! During your family photo session, we will take photos of the group of you as a whole, individual photos of each family member, and “couples” shots (Mom/Dad together, mom/child together, dad/child together, children together, etc). We also encourage your family to bring a change of clothing for some more dressy photographs and some more casual photos as well.
Tags: children, family, outdoor, Overland Sheepskin Company, summertime, Taos
Posted on July 17th, 2012 under: Taos, Weddings by: Deanna | Comments Off
Lori and Sam held their wedding ceremony and reception at the Taos Country Club. These newlyweds were blessed with a gorgeous day, beautiful blue skies, and puffy white clouds. As soon as the sun began to go down, the sky turned into an amazing portrait of yellows, oranges, and purples and we captured some amazing sunset photographs.
Tags: Country Club, summertime, Sunset
Posted on July 17th, 2012 under: Events, Taos by: Deanna | Comments Off
“A pow wow is a gathering of Indian Nations in a common circle of friendship.
Tags: children, July, kids, outdoor, summertime, Taos
Indian Country is made up of many tribal nations, bands, villages, and pueblos, each with their own traditional tribal beliefs and practices. A pow wow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together. It is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends; a time for singing and dancing. It is a time for trading; trading craft goods and trading songs.” –by Richard Archuleta (taken from the Taos Pueblo website)
There are many different traditions that are part of a wedding ceremony, and many of these customs have been practiced for several centuries. Ciara and Andrew implemented many different traditions into their wedding day, some of the explanations of these traditions are listed below.
Ring Exchange: First marital ring exchange dates back to 4800 years ago!
The Kiss: Token of bonding and exhange of spirits
Bridal Flowers: The bouquet signifies a woman in bloom!
Wedding Veil: A woman’s face covered by a veil means she is spoken for.
The Garter: Was believed (in 14th century Europe) having a piece of the bride’s clothing was a good luck. The bride would throw a garter to keep guests from ripping off a piece of her wedding dress.
Wedding party favor: In the late 1800′s, it was common for the married couple to send their guests home with a cardboard box filled with almonds.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: Originated from Roman Law which required ten witnesses at a wedding to outsmart evil spirits.
(Information on traditions taken from bridallistings.com and wikipedia.com)
Tags: El Monte Sagrado, outdoor, purple, summertime, Taos
Erika Hohn, owner of Octopus Arts Collective, has been teaching yoga to children for 11 years; we took photographs for her upcoming new website! A new resident to Taos, NM from Boulder, CO, Erika is already connecting with children at Shree Yoga Studio as she teaches “Sweet Pea” yoga hour. Erika has a playful personality and a strong musical and dance background; these gifts allow Erika to integrate smiling, chanting, and dance into her yoga classes for kids.
Tags: business, children, indoors, kids, summertime
There is nothing like a wedding in Taos, NM! Rachel and Seth live in California, but Rachel was raised in Taos and has been dreaming about her wedding day here since she was a little girl. Rachel and Seth tied the knot at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish one block away from the Taos Plaza. The reception venue was Taos Country Club which has gorgeous views and a beautiful green golf course.
Tags: color: green, Country Club, Our Lady of Guadalupe, summertime, Taos Plaza
Emily Quintana is a beautiful 17 year old graduate from Taos High School. She received her diploma at the end of May 2011 and plans to continue her education at UNM in Albuquerque. We took some amazing pictures of Emily alone, Emily and her boyfriend, her brother, and her entire family.
Tags: El Prado, graduation, Overland Sheepskin Company, seniors, summertime