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.
Jackie and Catrina found a little cabin in Carson National Forest outside of Red River and planned a simple outdoor elopement. Karen Kelly of KWK Events provided the wedding flowers, a hair stylist, and an officiant, she could not however provide good weather. The ceremony began and it immediately started raining. Catrina smiled and politely refused an umbrella. The bride and groom then said their vows and sealed the vows with a kiss, in the rain! It was gorgeous and romantic and rare. There is nothing like an outdoor wedding in New Mexico!
Kath and Brian are visiting Taos from New York City and wanted some photos with the mountains. We had a beautiful overcast sky and the mountains were on their best display. I loved that this couple wore hiking boots with their dress-up gear (they hiked the South Boundary Trail the day before)! We took some traditional photos and some more casual photos with the landscape and some local art. By the end of our shoot the sunshine was out and it felt like a Taos summertime again!
Casa Benavides is a beautiful and historic bed and breakfast in Taos! As a Taos photographer who has lived here for almost two decades, I am shocked I haven’t shot at this venue before. I had so much fun using the gorgeous art and beautiful blue accents in these senior photographs. The property is pristine with “Taos Blue” painted portals and vigas. The dining area and great room are brilliantly painted and the hand carved wood is traditional and unique. High school senior, Itzmir, is a brilliant student and a fabulous model. We had so much fun capturing her senior pictures at this Taos landmark. Congratulations to class of 2023!!
This senior shoot was a true adventure at the Taos Ski Valley! After William and I took many photos for almost two hours, we rode the chair lift up the mountain to get some final pictures with a view. As soon as we got off the chairlift, it closed down because lightening was detected nearby. So here we are at the top of the mountain with lightening and they advise us hike down. Upon consideration of safety, we were then offered a ride down by the lift operator, in an old suburban, which we were happy to take.
In lieu of the construction in and around of the Taos Plaza for the next year, I thought a blog post on a wedding in the gazebo at Taos plaza was a good tribute. This wedding happened on May 5th several years ago, so a very similar time of year as now. The weather, however, is amazingly differently than shown in these photos. We had snow falling in town this morning, which is not unusual for April or May.
The Taos Plaza was established in 1796 and has been a venue for meetings, gatherings, and celebrations for over two centuries.
The adobe buildings on the plaza are all connected and are a simple and beautiful New Mexico background, especially with the hanging chile ristras. The Taos plaza gazebo is one of our larger elopement package choices for a venue. This venue is unavailable until next year, and we’ll be ready to shoot the plaza after the facelift of the old jailhouse.