These portraits are of my mom and dad!! It was less than seven degrees out, which is the coldest weather I’ve ever shot my camera in. My camera (Canon, of course) worked perfectly and I was wearing a parka so I was fine, it was my parents who really had to suffer (thank goodness I work fast and we took less than ten photos)! The snowfall the day before provided us with beautiful backgrounds and high contrast as the wood on the house and the dark evergreens were covered with snow.
The Enchanted Circle is a 80 mile scenic-byway that circles through Northern New Mexico. The rural beauty of this area is exquisite as it’s dotted with old mining towns, camping areas, forest and mountains, lakes, canyons, and meadows. Cara and Jim love tiny breweries and seek them out, this is their hobby! When they discovered Comanche Creek Brewery, they were certain that it would be the site of their New Mexico elopement which happened last month! Their December, pandemic elopement, was our last elopement package in 2020. It was a gorgeous morning in late December and there was not a cloud in the perfect blue sky. A fresh blanket of snow and the seven degree temperature definitely reminded us that it was wintertime! True to form, Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony officiated a gorgeous ceremony that encapsulated how this couple met and beauty of the mountains and snow around us. A wedding to remember and a thought: there is nothing like a New Mexico wedding!!
Traditionally, the wedding used to happened before the baby was born. In current times, babies are born when they are born, and a wedding is planned when it’s best for the couple and kid(s)! There are reasons to have your baby at your wedding (because omg cuteness) and there are reasons that you may not want to have your baby at your wedding (jet lag, nap and eating schedules, etc). This baby did her very best on mom and dad’s outdoor, December, pandemic wedding.
After the beautiful snow at the Taos Ski Valley, it was easy to decide that the ski valley would, in fact, be the most stunning place in Taos County to have a wedding elopement! With Embracing Ceremony officiating, this Texas-couple was wed in the mountains of Northern New Mexico in fresh powdery snow. Adorned with snow boots and a perfect white jacket, the bride was one with the snow and didn’t complain of the cold. Here’s to wintertime weddings, sunny afternoons, and tons of snow!
Since traveling by air is considered risky behavior during a pandemic, this bride and groom brought their best friends to Taos, NM on a road trip all the way from San Francisco! We had perfect weather for this December wedding and with the wedding ceremony and mini-reception taking place outdoors. The sun was overhead and warm during the afternoon ceremony overlooked by Taos Mountain.