Allyssa and Glenn came to escape from the Texas heat and elope in the mountains of northern New Mexico. This couple arrived early on wedding day, ready to tie the knot in the green meadow at SpiriTaos, in El Prado, NM. Dan Jones, officiant, wrote a wedding ceremony that gave homage to the sacred Taos mountain.
Kath and Brian are visiting Taos from New York City and wanted some photos with the mountains. We had a beautiful overcast sky and the mountains were on their best display. I loved that this couple wore hiking boots with their dress-up gear (they hiked the South Boundary Trail the day before)! We took some traditional photos and some more casual photos with the landscape and some local art. By the end of our shoot the sunshine was out and it felt like a Taos summertime again!
Casa Benavides is a beautiful and historic bed and breakfast in Taos! As a Taos photographer who has lived here for almost two decades, I am shocked I haven’t shot at this venue before. I had so much fun using the gorgeous art and beautiful blue accents in these senior photographs. The property is pristine with “Taos Blue” painted portals and vigas. The dining area and great room are brilliantly painted and the hand carved wood is traditional and unique. High school senior, Itzmir, is a brilliant student and a fabulous model. We had so much fun capturing her senior pictures at this Taos landmark. Congratulations to class of 2023!!
As a Taos wedding photographer, I can say that this wedding venue has some of the best mountain view of sacred Taos Mountain. Located in El Prado, “SpiriTaos” is an evolving and whimsical garden which most recently added tall raptor rests. This bride and groom came from out of state for their destination micro wedding. I love how the bride’s dress matches the gorgeous New Mexico blue sky.
This senior shoot was a true adventure at the Taos Ski Valley! After William and I took many photos for almost two hours, we rode the chair lift up the mountain to get some final pictures with a view. As soon as we got off the chairlift, it closed down because lightening was detected nearby. So here we are at the top of the mountain with lightening and they advise us hike down. Upon consideration of safety, we were then offered a ride down by the lift operator, in an old suburban, which we were happy to take.