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Let’s say “I do” at La Fonda!

The simply stunning wedding of Jessica and Caitlin took place at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. It was an absolutely perfect fall day and their wedding was wonderful, seriously one of the best, most heartfelt and fun celebrations I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing! The sweetest part of my job was watching two families generously give their love and support to their daughters as they took their wedding vows. Congrats to Jess and Cait and thank you for including me in such an awesome day!

The Details

Wedding Venue: La Fonda on the Plaza
Hair & Makeup for Cait: cousin Tauna
Hair & Makeup for Jess: Kelly Dulick from Kansas City
Florist: Margaret Bost
Cake: Cake Odessey
Decorations: Mama D
DJ: Dream Factory Productions
Officiant: Dean Jessup

October 24, 2016 - 8:44 pm

Ann - Brilliant! Such a gorgeous day and event. You captured it beautifully Ginger!!

October 25, 2016 - 4:59 pm

ginger - thanks Ann…it was a pleasure meeting you and Dean…he did a wonderful job performing the ceremony…made me cry!

Love is in the Stars!

Katie and Jared journeyed from Tucson, where they both work as astronomers at the University of Arizona, to New Mexico to tie the knot in Katie’s former home town of Los Alamos. Their wedding day was so very sweet! The ceremony was held mid-day at the historic Fuller Lodge, as a gentle rain fell outside cooling off the hot summer’s day. Then later that afternoon the couple and their guests traveled to Delancey Street to celebrate their nuptials against the backdrop of stunning Swan lake with all it’s weeping willows. Cheers to the newlywed couple…thank you Katie and Jared for allowing me to share in such a lovely day!

Just the two of us!

When I got a call with a 903 area code I just assumed it was a family member calling from back home, which is East Texas. But actually it was someone looking for a photographer for their upcoming elopement. I was so excited, I said… “are you calling from Tyler Texas?” …turns out the soon bride-to-be is also a native East Texan, what a small world!

It was just the two of them, saying their vows on a warm summer’s evening in Santa Fe at the historic Loretto Chapel. Some years ago on a hunting trip to New Mexico, David and his son drove through Santa Fe and visited the Chapel, and it made a profound impression on him. So naturally the Chapel was the perfect place for Kelly and David to say “I do”. And it was a joy for me to get to know them both and not only be their photographer but also a signed witness to the marriage!

The Details

Wedding Venue:

Loretto Chapel – Nothing compares to the beauty of Loretto Chapel. I’ve had the privilege to photograph in the chapel for more than a decade and it never ceases to amaze me. Santa Fe enjoys the honor of being home to the first Gothic structure built West of the Mississippi river. The chapel is truly breathtaking and the miraculous staircase is an incredible architectural feat to behold. It is a joy for me to photograph couples at the Chapel.

Flowers:
Marisa’s Millefiori – Marisa Peluso is a consummate professional and a true floral artist! She has years of experience and is a renowned Santa Fe floral designer. We have worked together on countless weddings and her work is truly exquisite!

Wedding venue and vendors located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Love at La Fonda, Texas style!

Rachel and Aaron drove in from Odessa, Texas to have their dream destination wedding in Santa Fe. Their wedding celebration was held over the July 4th weekend so that they and their guests could enjoy a little longer stay in the City Different. Such a beautiful, beautiful bride…out on the terrace at La Terraza she glowed like an absolute angel. The only person who even attempted to upstage the bride was her precious niece, one of the flower girls. She simply could not understand why the other flower girl was throwing the petals on the ground, so she went behind her picking them up and putting them back in the basket as they went down the aisle! I so enjoyed my day with Rachel and Aaron, their families and their friends.

The Details

Wedding Venue:
La Fonda on the Plaza – There’s nothing as authentic as La Fonda when it comes to Santa Fe wedding venues. I tell all of my couples that this place is the real deal, because when  you look at historic photographs of Santa Fe you will see La Fonda in them. And I absolutely love La Terraza, the terrace that overlooks the St. Francis Cathedral…nothing compares to this downtown experience!

Flowers:
Marisa’s Millefiori – Marisa Peluso is a consummate professional and a true floral artist! She has years of experience and is a renowned Santa Fe floral designer. We have worked together for more than a decade on countless weddings and her work is truly exquisite!

Hair & Makeup:
Monica Stark – Monica is fabulous! She’s a fellow former Texan who makes you feel relaxed and comfortable on your big day. She is a true artist at enhancing your inner beauty!

Wedding venue and vendors located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Cupid hits his Target!

I always love to hear the story of how my couples met. Brynn and Matias first met at Colorado College at a Halloween party where the gorgeous bride came dressed as Barbie! After getting to know each other briefly at school, a few years later they reconnected in Denver one evening while both shopping at Target! When it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be and love well find you wherever you are.

Brynn is originally from Santa Fe, so it was an easy decision for the couple when it came to choosing the spot for their destination wedding. It was a perfect June day, warm and breezy, and at times the cottonwood blowing in the wind looked like snow. Their outdoor ceremony at La Posada de Santa Fe was a lovely heart felt affair, officiated by the bride’s Godfather. Congrats to Brynn and Matias and many thanks for sharing your amazing wedding day with me!

The Details

Wedding Venue:
La Posada de Santa Fe – La Posada is one of my favorite Santa Fe wedding venues, it has such beautiful gardens and lush landscaping. I love photographing couples here on their wedding day!

Flowers:
Marisa’s Millefiori – Marisa Peluso is a consummate professional and a true floral artist! She has years of experience and is a renowned Santa Fe floral designer. We have worked together for more than a decade on countless weddings and her work is truly exquisite!

Hair & Makeup:
Monica Stark – Monica is fabulous! She’s a fellow former Texan who makes you feel relaxed and comfortable on your big day. She is a true artist at enhancing your inner beauty!

Wedding venue and vendors located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.