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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.

Verano del amor

Fate has it’s way! For Heather and Eric it was as simple as a forgotten Spanish dictionary. They met as students at IU Bloomington in a Spanish class and their romance blossomed from there. So I suppose choosing Santa Fe as their wedding destination could be interpreted as a theme! They had a lovely outdoor ceremony at La Posada de Santa Fe, officiated by the bride’s Aunt Beth. It was an amazing day and I had so much fun with Heather and Eric. And I was touched to discover that it was also Heather’s parents 33rd wedding anniversary that same day…how sweet and so very meaningful.

Congratulations to the bride and groom and congratulations to Nancy and Bob…may both couples be blessed with many years of love and happiness together!

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:
Artichokes & Pomegranates – Fred Palmer is a wedding veteran! He has years of experience and A&P is one of the most highly regarded floral shops in Santa Fe. Fred is a sweet soul, consummate professional and a true floral artist!

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

Love at Loretto Chapel

Good things come to those who wait… Kristi and Pearce had planned for their Santa Fe destination wedding to take place last year in March, however a family circumstance caused them to postpone their original plan. So everyone was delighted that they were able to travel here last week from Oklahoma for their wedding at the Loretto Chapel. After the ceremony, passersby cheered for them and offered warm wishes as the happy couple and I took to the streets of downtown Santa Fe. It was a perfect Spring day and I truly enjoyed my time with these two sweet people!