Mundy Family, an Evening Desert Session

It’s always such a sweet treat when we get the rare opportunity, outside of weddings, to shoot family portraits. After all, it was in photographing families and seniors where our love for photography really started (way back when). I loved shooting this session of sweet Brittany and her precious family! They are a kind, wholesome, laid back bunch and I was super honored to grab these images of them as a new family of F O U R! So fun!
-Alicia

Photos by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspiration - Non Traditional Wedding Gowns

If you know one thing about our little wedding team its that we’re complete suckers for all the gorgeous bridal details. One of our favorite trends we’ve been capturing more and more are unique, non-traditional wedding dresses. Whether its something as simple as selecting a blush-tone or cream dress to a more modern two-piece wedding gown (either of the matching and mix/matching set variety) to a super non-traditional caftan gown, there’s something out there for every bride wanting to shake it up on her special day. Move over pure white wedding gowns, we’ve rounded up our favorite, spot-light stealing gowns that are anything but ordinary.

Wedding Gown Designers
Blush Toned Off-The-Shouler Gown - Mia Solano at Luv Bridal
Blush Two Piece Crop Top + Tulle Skirt - Grace Loves Lace
Red Ombre Skirt + Blue Grey Ombre Skirt - Sweet Caroline Styles
Leather Mrs Jacket - Wild Rose Creative
Caftan Dress - New Crop Shop
Cream + Beaded Gown - ModCloth
Purple/Grey Gown - David’s Bridal

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Shaun + Jessie, a Sarabande Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Last November we captured one of our favorite, intimate weddings of all time at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast. Shaun and Jessie had so many unique details, from a rainbow bouquet to stationary and custom roadrunner pins designed by the groom himself to amazing donuts instead of cake, we’re not even sure which part was our favorite.

These babes met almost a decade ago in Ohio when Jessie was working at a coffee shop and Shaun slowly but surely became one of her favorite regular customers. To her surprise, Shaun started working at the same coffee shop only a few weeks after they initially met! Eight years later, these lovers moved across the country with their pups to our amazing little desert state of New Mexico to start new jobs and a brand new chapter in their lives. In one of the coolest proposal twists we’ve ever heard of, Jessie asked Shaun to marry her with nothing but whiskey and a hair tie (that he even wore for a few days after).

Shaun and Jessie gave us major Jim and Pam vibes with their chill, genuine, down-to-earth love. We will probably never recover from their incredible day. Congrats babes, we love you both so much!!!

Vendors
Venue - Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Handheld Flowers - Bagel’s Florals
Reception Flowers - DIY
Stationary + Custom Roadrunner Pins - Shaun Pienllo (the groom)
Hair - Genica Lee
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bride’s Shoes - Lucky Brand
Groom’s Suit - Tweed Maker
Donuts - Rebel Donut


Photos by Alicia + Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspiration - Wedding Sweets

At almost every single wedding out there, you’ll find a gorgeous wedding cake and maybe a few other sweet treats, but a few of our couples have gone the extra mile and made other delicious sweets the centerpieces of their big days. We’ve seen sooo many yummy treats, from classic donut walls to mini pies to personalized macaroons to mochi ice cream to s’mores pits! And trust us, its impossible to pick a favorite alternative dessert because they’re all really THAT amazing! We’re stoked to see what incredible creations our future couples surprise us with on wedding days!

A Few of Our Favorite Bakers/Treat Creators
Emerald Pie Bakery
Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Chocolate Maven
Kakawa Chocolate House
Flying Star Cafe
Planty Sweet
Rebel Donut
Bubbie Homemade Ice Cream
Dolce Bakery
Bizzy B Cakes
American Pie Bakery
Cake Fetish
The S’more Pit
Whoos Donuts

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Alex - a Golden Hour Senior Session

Usually our years are jam packed with weddings and engagements, but we had a little bit of time to capture some golden our magic with sweet Alex. This beauty is graduating from Albuquerque Academy this spring and we are sooo stoked to see her make her mark on this world! Congrats Alex, we love you girl!!

Photos by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Vendor Feature - Viva Flora

In 2019 we’re going to be featuring even more of our favorite New Mexico wedding vendors we get to hang with on wedding days and during styled shoots here on the blog!
We’re kicking it off with the floral queens over at Viva Flora. Known for their bold and bright floral arrangements, our friends of Viva Flora can make your wildest wedding day dreams come true!
Do you want an ombre flower arch? Done. Do you want a soley pink and purple toned arrangement that is still natural and dreamy looking? No problem. Or do you want to go a different route entirely and have soft, creamy, neutral toned florals for your big day? Viva Flora has you covered. They’re just some of the many talented florists we work alongside to make wedding days a breeze. Scroll through for lots more magic from this team!!

Florist - Viva Flora

Venues
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Santa Fe Opera
SITE Santa Fe
La Posada de Santa Fe
Hacienda Doña Andrea
Ghost Ranch
La Fonda on the Plaza
Gerald Peters Gallery

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, Bre, and Jen of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Ryan + Jennifer, a Winter Engagement

If there’s one kind of love story we adore, its when couples get set up by friends and instantly hit it off! A co-worker of Ryan and Jennifer played cupid and had these babes accidentally run into each other at a work meeting. Jennifer couldn’t believe how amazing Ryan’s style was (and that someone could love clothes as much as her) and the rest is history!

These lovers braved some pretty chilly weather with us (in the most stylish outfits by the way) and we captured their fun loving spirits in New Mexico’s wintery outdoors. We can’t wait for their laid back, intimate Sarabande Bed and Breakfast wedding later on this year!!

Hair - Anna Ortiz, Revelry Salon
MUA - Betty Rose by Ashley

Engagement by Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspiration - Wedding Favors

A favorite little wedding day details that our team adores is wedding guest favors. Whether they’re small and thoughtful or more involved, this tiny little ‘thank you’ isn’t quickly overlooked by guests. And while they’re not a mandatory wedding day item, they certainly go the extra mile in making guests feel extra love and appreciation on your special day. Our friends over at Forever Wedding Favors sent us some of their amazing, favorite thank you gifts and we found our personal faves from the last few years!

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Real Weddings - Southwestern Inspired Wedding Traditions

One of the best parts about living in the Southwest is all of the amazing culture we are surrounded by and get to experience every single day. And trust us when we say that we absolutely adore when couples incorporate some of our favorite Southwestern, and a few uniquely New Mexican, traditions into their wedding celebrations. Over the last few years some of our favorite highlights have been mariachi led parades around the historic Santa Fe Plaza, cactus shaped cookies (and pretty much cactus shaped everything), brightly colored florals, hand painted tiles, turquoise jewelry, bolo ties/southwestern inspired style, and, of course, Conchita the Tequila Donkey! We can’t wait to see how our future lovers will bring the flavor of our amazing state to their special day!

Our Southwestern Love Stories
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Matthew + Kendall at La Posada de Santa Fe
Michael + Lucia at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Duncan + Tatianna at La Fonda on the Plaza
Ben + Katy at Inn of the Five Graces
Keith + Clare at La Posada de Santa Fe
Tyler + Jordan at La Fonda on the Plaza
Gil + Joanna at La Posada de Santa Fe
Ghost Ranch Styled Vow Renewal
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Daniel + Rebecca at Eldorado Hotel + Jupiter Studio Gallery and Event Space
Thommy + Kathryn at Hubbell House
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Rocky Mountain Bride Editorial at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Photos by Alicia, Ashely, Bre, Brittany, and Jen of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography