Local Taos couple had a micro-wedding in the aspens trees at the Carson National Forest in Valle Escondido. This hidden valley was rich with green on this magical solstice autumn day. This weekday wedding in the forest was quiet with birds signing and a gentle breeze. Both Sarah and Michael had their parents witness the wedding. And Michael’s brother came for dude support. This fun couple were off on a wedding hike following this ceremony, one step at a time to their Happily Ever After in Taos.
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.
That green grass and orange pumpkins were brilliant in the sunshine on this late September wedding day at El Monte Sagrado. The priest blessed the sacred circle at popular El Monte Sagrado resort in Taos, and thus was able to perform a rare outdoor Catholic wedding ceremony which included communion. The bridesmaids carried brilliant bouquets with red Gerber daisies and multicolored sunflowers. The southwestern sunshine was warm; a perfect New Mexico autumn wedding.
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!
This wedding was a private elopement: the bride, groom, officiant (Dan Jones), and photographer (me) only. The start time was 7pm and the light was gorgeous however by 7:15pm the bride and groom still had not arrived. Dan reached out to the wedding couple and they were shocked as they thought their wedding was the next evening. Instantly we all reviewed our contracts and communications and sure enough their wedding date was mentioned several times and Dan and I were right on target. Bre and James were just leaving dinner and were mortified. They raced to their hotel, changed clothes, and arrived approximately 40 minutes late. We still had some beautiful light and rushed to use the golden hour luminescence around the whimsical flower garden.
Michelle and Jeff returned to Taos, NM to celebrate their wedding in 2018! We did an anniversary shoot and went to the same places we went to take pictures on their wedding day five years ago. Five years ago this bride and groom got tattoos on their Taos wedding elopement so we started their shoot at the tattoo shop and walked around downtown for a minute. Next we hit the Slide Trail and just like their wedding day, the winds picked up as soon as we arrived. We ended the shoot at Adobe Pines Inn in Ranchos de Taos where this couple stayed and had a labyrinth wedding. Congratulations to five years and another Taos happily ever after.