For a dark, windy, winter evening, we rocked this engagement sitting and captured some amazing engagement photos. These women came to Taos from Portland, Oregon for a pandemic-getaway. They rented a house out on the mesa and they had their own little private courtyard complete with sculptures, prayer flags, and a labyrinth. We were able to use the photogenic design also incorporating the endless sea of sage and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range too. Congratulations to these women and their happily ever after, in progress!
This bride and groom, from Texas, planned their elopement to be in Taos, NM, in October… and they sweetly included their mothers in on the details, the planning, and ultimately the ceremony itself! You KNOW the moms are special when they are invited to ‘tag along’ to an elopement! These moms felt so honored and I spoke with them as many (if not more) times than the bride and groom before their wedding day.
The Taos Ski Valley was the decided location for this short ceremony! Brandi and Robert found a location that included the looming mountains and pine trees. Because of the pandemic and the New Mexico lockdown, there were very few people out-and-about and we felt like the entire mountain was ours. Additionally, we all made a new bird-friend who particularly loved to follow the groom around. We had many laughs and captured some great shots.
Even though absolutely everything in New Mexico was closed, this couple eloped to Taos to enjoy a quite and private week together while they tied-the-knot! They stayed at Hacienda del Sol bed and breakfast and loved the mountain views and the golden leaves. The October weather was warm and offered such amazing backgrounds for their outdoor autumn wedding. Stephanie wore a pink wedding dress and white boots. Christopher wore a turquoise tie that looked dapper with the professional bouquet and crown of flowers from Enchanted Florist. This couple travelled all the way from New Orleans and enjoyed the difference in culture, climate, food, and fun that the southwest has to offer. Congratulations to a fun and adventurous bride and groom!
This marriage proposal happened on the most amazing night. The wind was brisk and gusty, but it calmed down for our shoot! The sky turned the most magical color of blue. This is a match made in heaven and a marriage that will last forever!! Leah and Kasey enjoyed a weekend up in Taos to get away from Albuquerque during the pandemic. They stayed at local bed and breakfast Adobe and Pines where their proposal took place! We went to local hiking trails south of Taos for the photos on the mesa and the beautiful blue sky.
Mother Nature is not always cooperative at every single wedding. This beautiful bride, Maia, was smiley and flexible as her tiny pandemic wedding processional happened at a different time than originally thought because of the October winds and rains!. And true to being a New Mexican during a pandemic, Maia and her brother originally walked down the aisle wearing their masks, not even thinking of removing them temporarily.
Maia and her sister-in-law had beautiful hair, which was brilliant on a cloudy day in which Taos Mountain played peekaboo with Taos Bed and Breakfast Hacienda del Sol.
Like everything else, Covid-19 has made school pictures different this year! We met this family in a special and private spot in Carson National Forest right outside of Town of Taos. The outdoor area was ideal for removing masks and documenting the children’s ever-changing smiles. The girl in jeans is an only child and a surrogate-sibling to the other two kiddos. The two girls are best friends and have been raised together since toddlerhood. This boy considers both girls his sisters.