Family Photo Session of Family on Vacation in Angel Fire

Family Photo Session of Family on Vacation in Angel Fire

This family vacationed at Trail’s End in Angel Fire, which Alicia found on VRBO. What an awesome place for a family vacation! The log home is large and spacious, the front porch is to die for, and you can see the natural beauty that surrounded the house! The wildflowers were everywhere and the light was playing tricks on us. The beautiful fence went on for days along with the national forest on on three sides of the property. Can you believe it even rained, for about 50 seconds, and then suddenly the sun came out. We captured those rain shots, as we didn’t even stop shooting! The kids and dog (also considered a kid) had so much fun playing and posing for the photos. And although the fire season tried to steal our mountain views, the smoke only added to the gorgeousness. Angel Fire can be magical, and this was certainly one of those evenings.

Hiking and Caving for an Engagement Shoot

Hiking and Caving for an Engagement Shoot

Deanna and Wyatt were stuck in New Mexico when the entire country shut down due to Covid in May of 2020. Forced into backcountry camping, these two to completely fell in love with Carson National Forest and the beauty of northern New Mexico. They decided to travel back to Taos this summer to discover some new places and revisit some places that were closed the first time they came through. And that’s when Wyatt proposed to Deanna…and the wedding planning began, for a New Mexico wedding! This destination wedding will take place at Shady Brook in Taos Canyon in July of 2022!

We shot some pics at the future wedding site at Shady Brook, and with the sign that welcomed them to their future wedding venue. Afterwards we popped over to a nearby campground and had a great hike up to the popular cave of Taos Canyon. The trail was quiet and cool and the forest was lusciously green after the six weeks of recent monsoons.
Congratulations to Deanna and Wyatt and cheers to their upcoming New Mexico wedding!

Family Photos with Wildflowers on Vacation in Red River

Family Photos with Wildflowers on Vacation in Red River

This family came to the mountains of New Mexico to enjoy the wilderness and escape the Texas heat! This family vacation in Red River consisted of pony rides, biking, climbing, go carts, hiking, fishing, and a family photo shoot for upcoming Christmas cards! Although the kids wanted to be really silly, we talked them into some sweet smiles by promising some goofy photos too. Here’s to family vacations and having fun and capturing all of that in your memorable family photos.

Small Destination Wedding with Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Small Destination Wedding with Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

These deadheads and dog-lovers came up from Albuquerque to Taos to escape the heat and get married with their favorite people and canines! Keri and Robert wanted a simple wedding and it was absolutely perfect. Keri made her own headband out of wildflowers and they wore their Keen shoes, perfect for hiking to our spot that overlooks the Rio Grande on the west rim of the Taos gorge. The “dog of honor” and “best dog” were so well behaved and did so well in their family photo. Congratulations to this bride and groom and their little wedding get-away in the Sangre de Cristo mountains!

Getting Hitched at a Sweet Little Taos Elopement

Getting Hitched at a Sweet Little Taos Elopement

Allie and Stephen had wonderful wedding plans to get married in Banff, Canada with a ton of family and friends. And like so many weddings, these two had to “pivot” and refigure their plans due to coronavirus. After much searching and thinking and deciding and confirming and then some more deciding and pivoting, the engaged couple decided on a sweet little private ceremony with just their dog and parents, in the mountains of Taos, NM. The wind was wild on what was otherwise a perfect July evening. The light was so present and giving. This couple had fun, and laughed and cried and enjoyed every windy minute of their wedding elopement.
Here’s to merry weddings and laughable moments. And here’s to knowing that plans never go exactly as planned, so just roll with it. Many congratulations to Allie and Stephen!

Angel Fire Resort Overlook

Angel Fire Resort Overlook

Monica and George were married at the Angel Fire Overlook which is part of the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, New Mexico. This local couple who live 24 miles down the road in Taos, NM, had their closest friends and family all come stay at the Angel Fire Resort for the night. The wedding ceremony was under a warm July sunshine and took place as soon as their Model T chugged up the mountain. The views of the mountain and the little Village of Angel Fire were clear and beautiful in the backgrounds. The altar was decorated with a artistic elk skull which symbolizes the couples’ love for hunting that they share. The wedding colors were blush and navy blue and the reception was held indoors at the resort. We stepped outdoors at sunset for a few quick romantic shots of the newlyweds. Congratulations to this wonderful bride and groom!!

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