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!!

Memorial Day Family Photo Session

Memorial Day Family Photo Session

Some families have annual family photo sessions to document how much their family changes each year; this is one of those families! I’ve been photographing this family for four years, since little Joni was a baby! These girls KNOW me and it’s taken a lot of anxiety out of family pictures since everyone feels so comfortable and knows what to expect from year to year. Family photo sessions usually only take about 45 minutes and we get some precious memories that last forever and ever. Capture your family photo for your Christmas cards or to update your framed photos around your home and grandma’s house too! Now booking for summer shoots and fall foliage sessions too!

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

The Class of 2021… This is the class of high school students who missed in-person learning at the end of their junior year, only to endure zoom-classes for most of their senior year. With in-person classes finally resuming in April of 2021, this class of kids had mere weeks of high school time together, under masks, socially distanced, to learn and thrive before saying goodbye.

This class of Cottonwood Classical seniors were lucky enough to walk at graduation. They walked, with masks, across the stage, elbow-bumping their educators before receiving the diploma. Despite the insanity and chaos, they did it.

So here’s to the Class of 2021, who proved their resilience and ingenuity during a difficult and poignant time. You did it. Good luck in the future and congratulations!

Small and Intimate Wedding on Rim of Rio Grande Gorge

Small and Intimate Wedding on Rim of Rio Grande Gorge

This small wedding group came here from Texas! We took a little walk out to the best spot overlooking the Rio Grande gorge and bridge. The wind made herself known as she whipped around, only to make beautiful formations with Mackenzie’s dress. The paper flower bouquet was made from Harry Potter book pages and names like “Dumbledore” and “Potter” adorned the buds. Steven and Mackenzie were comfy in their “wedding boots” and had a special ceremony with crowns made with leaves. Popular officiant, Dan Jones, wrote a beautiful ceremony and every single guest cried. Congratulations to these Texans on their destination wedding to Taos, NM!

Little Same-Sex Elopement in Taos, NM

Little Same-Sex Elopement in Taos, NM

These women are awesome. Not only are they newlyweds expecting their first baby, they are sentimental, brilliant, and funny! Their wedding included their six favorite people in the whole world, standing in a semicircle around them. Officiant Dan Jones wrote the most beautiful ceremony that encapsulated the nature and emotions that surrounded the brides and their guests (there wasn’t a dry eye in the group). After the intimate wedding ceremony, Hacienda del Sol hosted a mini reception serving wedding cake and local champagne. Kelsey and April cut their wedding cake and toasted to their future. We walked around and captured a few shots with the brides and their moms. The awesome ring picture shows that April’s ring was too small for her swollen ring finger as it’s on her pinky…her pregnant belly shows in the background of that one.
Congratulations to this new partnership of wife and wife, and to the new baby that will be completing this couple in August. Happily ever after in Taos!

New Ramada at SpiriTaos

New Ramada at SpiriTaos

SpiriTaos is private property that is owned by wedding officiant, Dan Jones. This gorgeous spot has Taos Mountain as the exquisite backdrop for private wedding ceremonies. Have I mentioned that Dan is a professional landscaper and gardener? SpiriTaos was already gorgeous but has been getting a facelift these past eight months, and although it’s not complete yet, Toni and Steven were able to enjoy their wedding with the grassy meadows and beautiful views. The sun sets perfectly for a stunning golden hour light on the faces while still capturing Taos Mountain in the background. I can’t wait until this venue is completed, it’s one of the most perfect wedding venues in Taos.

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