I was privileged to be a witness when Brie and Arturo were married in the mountains above Santa Fe at the Hyde Park Lodge. It was a beautiful fall day with the aspens beginning to turn gold. Brie started her day off at 10,000 Waves with her Maid of Honor where she got ready and in the middle had time for a lunch of champaign and Blake’s Lottaburger. The ceremony in the woods was beautiful and the reception lasted well into the evening with dancing in the near darkness.
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.
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.
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.
I met Brittany and Daniel through a mutual friend during the Perfect Wedding Guide’s Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show in February. We waited for warmer weather and then met in Old Town Albuquerque for a beautiful portrait session.
Brittany and Daniel chose the location because it was the scene of their first date. We started off in the gazebo in the old city square before moving to small courtyards nearby. Our first surprise came when Daniel brought out his guitar. We listened while he played and I photographed them enjoying being with each other. We wandered around the side streets and back courtyards before retuning to the gazebo for the final surprise of the evening, a light sabre duel between Brittany and Daniel.
During the Tanoan Bridal Show last November, Rachael won a free engagement session. After waiting for the weather to cooperate, Rachael, Stefan and I met at Supper Rock Park, in Albuquerque, for their portraits.
Rachael and Stefan were great to work with. They laughed and teased each other throughout the shoot and were both great in front of the camera. In addition they chose a great location that means a lot to them. Picking a location that is meaningful to the couple adds so much to the images, as you can tell from these pictures.