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A Fiesta of Color!

I love it when fellow photographers ask me to photograph their wedding. It is a special honor to have another artist love your work and trust you to capture their day. The Hacienda Doña Andrea is one of my favorite Santa Fe wedding venues and I’ve had the privilege to photograph weddings there for the past 10 years. That being said, I have NEVER seen it look so great. Stefanie and Jacob did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job with decorating the entire hacienda, indoors and out. It was stunningly streamed with papel picado and Mexican paper flowers galore. My jaw dropped when I arrived and saw what all they had done! It was incredibly beautiful and festive…the perfect backdrop for their intimate, heartfelt wedding celebration.

Love at La Fonda

I always feel blessed to be around couples who love each other and who can’t help but show it! Julia and Zach were childhood friends that fell in love. It is easy to tell they’ve known each other for a long time because of how relaxed, silly and loving they are with each other.

They said “I Do” on the beautiful terrace of the La Fonda Hotel in downtown Santa Fe with the St. Francis Cathedral and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as the backdrop to their wedding. Early October is perfect time to get married in Northern New Mexico and this day was no exception. Accompanied by their beloved dogs, Charlie and Louis, as ring bearer and best dog, their close friends, and their incredibly supportive families, it was truly a day to be remembered.

I’m a Cowboy Baby!

Don’t let anyone tell you that cowboys (or girls) don’t know how to have a good time! I had an absolute blast chasing Angela and Bode around with my camera on their wedding day. It was truly an amazing celebration…heart felt and rowdy, just like I like it! A small village of people, about 400, came from Texas and New Mexico to witness the couple take their vows at the Hyatt Tamaya…then everyone ate, drank and danced the night away. It was a wonderful time, best party ever! And I loved her grandparents, such a sweet couple who have been married over 50 years…they are a wonderful example of marriage for their family. Congratulations to Angela and Bode, may you be blessed to share your lives together for as many years.

Unforgettable outdoor ceremony in Santa Fe!

I had an amazing time with Patrick and Elise last Saturday! This Austin Texas couple wed at the stunning modern art space, Gerald Peters Art Gallery. Most of my clients have some kind of connection to Santa Fe, whether they are now transplanted natives or went to college here. Elise’s dad lives here so when it came to deciding on a destination for their wedding it was a natural choice to host it in the City Different.

Once again New Mexico delivered on weather. The monsoons came early in the afternoon, pouring down buckets of rain but cleared up just in time to cool off and give a freshness to the air, creating a perfect August evening. The couple said their vows in the lush sculpture garden with the koi pond as their back drop. It truly was an unforgettable Santa Fe garden wedding!

The Details
Wedding Venue: Gerald Peters Art Gallery
Caterer: Walter Burke Catering

 

Enchanted wedding in the Land of Enchantment

Alayna and Pierce wanted a destination wedding that was close to their hearts, so they chose to return to the bride’s native state of New Mexico. Their wedding was a celebration of family and close friends hosted at the Four Seasons Encantado, one of the top Santa Fe wedding venues known for it’s relaxed, elegant environment. The rain broke just in time for a stunning ceremony outside, followed by cocktails in the Terra Courtyard, and later dinner and dancing in the Aspen Ballroom. At the end of dinner, the couple snuck away for a few photos atop the mesa during the spectacular sunset. New Mexico’s weather provides an incredible back drop most days and this day was no exception! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Santa Fe wedding with me and I wish you both happiness and joy in your new life together.

The Details
Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Jung
Flowers: Marisa’s Millefiori
Music: Absolute Entertainment