A Sunset Proposal in Taos, NM

A Sunset Proposal in Taos, NM

There’s a magical quality to sunsets that makes them the perfect backdrop for romantic moments. As a photographer, capturing such moments is a privilege, and few places offer a more breathtaking setting than the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in New Mexico. Recently, I had the honor of photographing a truly special proposal at this iconic location.

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, standing over 650 feet above the Rio Grande River, is one of the highest bridges in the United States. It offers stunning views of the rugged landscape, with the river cutting through the canyon below. At sunset, the entire scene transforms as the sky bursts into vibrant hues of yellow and orange, casting a warm glow over the surrounding mountains and cliffs.

Jake and Cleo’s love story is one for the ages. Having met during a hiking trip in New Mexico, they wanted their proposal to reflect their shared love for adventure and the natural beauty of the state. Jake planned the proposal meticulously, choosing the West Rim trail as the spot where he would ask Cleo to be his forever.

The resulting photos were nothing short of magical. The warm, golden light of the setting sun bathed Cleo and Jake in a soft glow, highlighting their emotions. Each image tells a story of love, commitment, and the beginning of a new chapter.

Family Vacation Pictures at Taos Ski Valley

Family Vacation Pictures at Taos Ski Valley

“As we look back at our family portraits from Taos Ski Valley, we are reminded of the power of photography to preserve cherished memories. Each image tells a story of adventure, love, and connection—a testament to the bonds that grow stronger amidst the backdrop of majestic mountains. Deanna, these portraits are not just snapshots but reflections of a journey filled with laughter, discovery, and the joy of being together as a family.
Our experience in Taos Ski Valley was beautifully encapsulated by you, capturing moments of our children that will be cherished for generations.”

Extended Family Vacation Photos

Extended Family Vacation Photos

As a photographer, I have come to deeply appreciate the profound significance that family photographs hold. Beyond mere images, they serve as timeless windows into cherished moments, encapsulating the essence of love, connection, and shared experiences. Family photographs are invaluable because freeze moments in time, preserving milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and family vacations. These images become a tangible record of growth, change, and achievements within the family unit. They allow us to revisit and reminisce about special occasions that shape our lives.

Capturing Growing Up

Capturing Growing Up

School portraits can be awkward! If your children attend school in Taos County, call us to schedule a free September or October outdoor photo session for your kiddo(s). In a 15-minute photo shoot we capture several different poses of your child. If you have more than one student, we will photograph your children separately, and with their siblings. Photo sessions are private and quick and your photos are ready to proof in one week. This free photo sitting is available to all Taos and Colfax County students but the actual photos session must be done in Town of Taos. This offer is only good during September and October and on weekday evenings. Call us now to schedule ahead for those busy fall months!

Sun-Kissed Moments: Sunflower Portraits with a Mother and Her Boys in Taos, NM

Sun-Kissed Moments: Sunflower Portraits with a Mother and Her Boys in Taos, NM

Few things can match the cheerful beauty of the sunflower-season in Taos, especially when it serves as the backdrop for family portraits. Recently, I had the joy of photographing a lovely mother and her two young boys amidst the golden blooms in Taos, New Mexico. The bright sunflowers, the playful energy of the boys, and the loving bond they share with their mother made for an enchanting and memorable photoshoot.
Taos is known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant artistic community, and in late summer to early fall, the sunflower fields become a highlight. These tall, sunny flowers create a striking sea of yellow, their faces following the sun across the sky. This natural beauty provided a perfect, whimsical setting for capturing the essence of family love.

Real Estate pictures for House Rental

Real Estate pictures for House Rental

Professional Real Estate photography is an absolute necessity to enhance and help sell property and home listings. Professional photos can help a real estate agent generate more leads, increase referrals and sell listings faster.
A professional photographer understands the angels to shoot from to highlight a room’s best features. They know the best time of day to capture your space, and what features to skip because they will not market a home.
Poetic Images by Deanna will photograph your quarters with efficiency, natural light, and professionalism.

Real Estate Photography for Skier Condo

Real Estate Photography for Skier Condo

Real estate photography has a great impact on home sales. Professional photographs are the key ingredient to quickly rent or sell your luxury house, condo, historic adobe, casita, or property. As real estate photographers we serve Taos, Taos Ski Valley, Red River, and Angel Fire and specialize in photos that advertise your space as an art form. Witness your property through our eyes where we showcase the flow and design of your residence. We pay attention to detail to capture the visual appeal that can take a standard listing to the next level.

Senior Pictures on Vacation in Red River, NM

Senior Pictures on Vacation in Red River, NM

This handsome senior attends high school at St. Pius in Albuquerque and has been coming up to Red River for skiing, Christmas, and summer rec since he was a kid. It was a good idea and a given that his senior pictures would be taken in Red River. I met Jacob and his mom at Mallette Park and we took advantage of the gorgeous autumn scenery there. This was a sentimental shoot for Jacob’s mom as she remembered her kids playing in this park as youngsters. Jacob brought his letterman jacket and a few different shirts to change into. He also brought his baseball bat, glove, and all-stars ring to showcase as achievements. After Mallette Park we had fun at the ski lift and getting creative with some chair lift shots. Jacob has been skiing this mountain since he was a little child! We hiked up the ski mountain a bit to capture the golden foliage and contrasting white trunks on the aspen trees. We also captured Jacob with the old Snow Cat trail groomer that is a landmark sight on the Red River ski hill! Lastly we headed to the covered bridge, another popular spot in Red River. The river was a beautiful background and important as it’s the namesake of this little mountain town. Here’s to Jacob and an awesome senior shoot. We got some amazing senior pictures for this family to have when their senior graduates and heads off to college. Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Cherished Moments: Capturing Grandma and Grandpa with the Grandkids

Cherished Moments: Capturing Grandma and Grandpa with the Grandkids

Photographing family portraits, especially those featuring grandparents with their grandkids, is always a heartwarming experience. Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing such moments in a beautiful outdoor setting in November. The crisp autumn air, the golden hues of fall leaves, and the genuine joy shared among the family made for an unforgettable photoshoot.

A Fairy Tale Wedding: Treetop Vows in Angel Fire, New Mexico

A Fairy Tale Wedding: Treetop Vows in Angel Fire, New Mexico

Angel Fire is renowned for its breathtaking mountain views, serene forests, and crisp autumn air. In October, the landscape is painted with vibrant fall colors, making it an ideal location for a wedding. The venue, set high in the treetops, creates a sense of intimacy and seclusion that every couple dreams of for their special day.

Whitney and Trey are nature enthusiasts who share a deep love for the outdoors. Their relationship blossomed through countless hikes and camping trips, so it was only fitting that they chose a location that reflected their adventurous spirits. The treetop venue in Angel Fire was the perfect embodiment of their love story, providing an awe-inspiring setting that matched their journey together.

Outdoor Autumn Wedding in Taos, NM

Outdoor Autumn Wedding in Taos, NM

The golden leaves on the green grass were in contrast and so beautiful for this autumn wedding hosted at local bed and breakfast in Taos, NM. The Cottonwoods stood over the wedding with Taos Mountain views with pride and respect. Devon and Case, who claimed that they were awkward in photos, were adorable at the early afternoon ceremony. Their vows were well written, funny and heartfelt and most of the gusts cried. There was a slight breeze and a warm sunshine that was perfect mountain wedding weather for falltime. Our little mountain town is the perfect host for October weddings.

Mountain Wedding Among the Aspen Trees

Mountain Wedding Among the Aspen Trees

Local Taos couple had a micro-wedding in the aspens trees at the Carson National Forest in Valle Escondido. This hidden valley was rich with green on this magical solstice autumn day. This weekday wedding in the forest was quiet with birds signing and a gentle breeze. Both Sarah and Michael had their parents witness the wedding. And Michael’s brother came for dude support. This fun couple were off on a wedding hike following this ceremony, one step at a time to their Happily Ever After in Taos.

Evening Wedding Elopement in October

Evening Wedding Elopement in October

Heather and Seth left their blended family of six children behind to run off to the mountains in Taos, New Mexico and elope! The wedding ceremony officiated by Dan Jones at a local Inn. The weather was warm even thought the sky was clouds. Taos Mountain was omnipresent. The newlyweds celebrated their wedding with dinner at local favorite The Love Apple. The restaurant which was once a church has navy blue accents were perfect with Heather’s navy printed shoes, earrings, and ribbon on her bouquet. This gorgeous bouquet was designed by Enchanted Florist of Taos.