Brie and Arturo have known each other since high school. And when their paths crossed at a gas station between Albuquerque and Santa Fe they reconnected and fell in love. That was several years ago and tomorrow they will be getting married in the mountains above Santa Fe amidst the aspens and their friends and family.
I’ve known Brie and Arturo for about a year now and am so happy to be a part of their day. For their engagement photos we trekked up to the Hyde Park Lodge above Santa Fe and found some beautiful aspens and a spectacular little stream with a wood bridge for backdrops. They were so comfortable in front of the camera; their love, personality and humor really shined through the pictures making it hard to narrow them down for this post.
Tomorrow I’m sure will bring more wonderful images and more importantly beautiful memories for Brie and Arturo.
On February 15th, I had the pleasure of photographing the two winners of the Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition in Albuquerque at Keller and Popejoy Halls. The competition is put on annually by the Music Guild of New Mexico. Ken Lien won the piano competition, in which he placed second last year. Ryan Downs won the strings competition. The winners will perform with the New Mexico Philharmonic March 16 at the Central United Methodist Church. Both artists were a joy to work with and I wish them the best in their future.
Ken Lien won the piano division in the 2014 Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition.
Ryan Downs won the strings division in the 2014 Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition.
Shayna and Bret had a beautiful wedding at the end of June. The ceremony took place on the lawn at the Sandia Resort and Casino with the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop. Shayna and Bret were great to work with and the whole day was spent just in the flow of things. The most unexpected part of the ceremony came when the Irish Blessing was read. Right when the line: “May the wind be ever at your back…” was recited a breeze came up from behind Shayna and blew her veil forward. During the reception inside we were able to sneak away for a few minutes for sunset pictures with the mountain and waterfall as a backdrop. A wonderful day for sure.
Had a great shoot with Mitch, a graduate of Volcano Vista High School just before his graduation. Mitch was great to work with and we wandered out to several locations including massive culverts, the volcanos and a library for some evening photographs. Mitch was relaxed throughout the entire session and brought some ideas with him, like making sure we had a shot of his grandmother’s signature that he has tattooed on his chest.
I recently had the privilege of photographing Elizabeth and Greg’s wedding in Santa Fe. The opportunity came up because I met Talitha Tarro, and we decided to work together if the opportunity came up. Talitha was great to work with and we were able to capture the wedding from different angles which only aided the coverage of the event.
Elizabeth and Greg are from New Jersey, and chose Santa Fe as a destination wedding site. The intimate ceremony took place in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation courtyard with the reception inside. The day was beautiful and the couple was great to work with.