Engagement Inspo - New Mexico Desert Engagements

If there is one thing that is both unique and extremely versatile about engagements in the Southwest, it’s being able to have them in the middle of the desert, at any time of the year. From rich orange and yellow hues, to bright green fields of grass, to neutral toned sandy spots, to gorgeous white hills and mountains, there’s a plethora of reasons we adore living in New Mexico and capturing engagements so close to home. Check out all the beauty below!

Real Life Love Stories
Paul + Carolyn
John + Anna
Randy + Danielle
Drew + Lauren
Michael + Caitlin
Gustav + Jackie
Chris + Alexa
Shaun + Jessie
Mack + Shelby
Jake + Angela

Engagements by Alicia and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Engagement Inspo - New Mexico Mountains + Foothills

If you’re looking for a pretty, yet close to home spot for your engagement sessions, the foothills and mountains of the Sandias are by far one of our favorite little gems in our own backyard! With gorgeous, moody rock formations and wide open desert spaces, there’s something for all of the adventurous couples out there. Perfect for the wildly in love, our Sandia mountains are the sweetest spot to catch some of those golden hour rays with the love of your life!

Real Life Love Stories
Tyler + Meredith
Garrett + April
Geoff + Jocelyn
Josh + Delaney
Owen + Amelia

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

Engagement Inspo - Old Town Albuquerque

When it comes to engagements, everyone that knows our little team knows how much we just love exploring national parks and beautiful nature reserves around our sweet little Southwestern state, but we never say know to an engagement session in Old Town Albuquerque. Decked out with the coolest adobe buildings, subtle New Mexican details, and plenty of unique charm, this special little part of Albuquerque always gets us in our feels. If you’re looking for a cozy spot for your engagement session without going into the wilderness, Old Town might just be the perfect fit.

Featured Engagement Sessions
Trey + Clara
Tyler + Jordan
Dillon + Stehpanie
Jason + Ryan

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

Matt + Allie, a Cozy Home Engagement

We kicked off our summer engagements in the best way, with a super fun in-home session with Matt and Allie. These two know how to go from crazy in love to super silly in just a matter of moments! Our girl Bre had the best time capturing these two Santa Fe babes in their family home high in the mountains.

These two have been together for 5 years and are making it last name official next May at La Fonda on the Plaza with a sweet, intimate wedding.

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

Engagement Style Look Book Second Edition

If you’re engaged and trying to decide what to wear for your session, some of our favorite brides and grooms brought all of the style inspo you could ever need! From dreamy couture gowns to laid back boho jumpsuits to dainty dresses to simple casual looks, we’ve seen sooo many incredible engagement outfits for every season that we couldn’t help but share them! We’ve even added some of the brands worn by our sweet couples as well as a few of of our own personal favorite shops for even more engagement style ideas!

Featured + Recommended Engagement Style Brands and Boutiques
Revolve
Cleobella
Dress the Population
Costarellos
Madewell
Anthropologie
Altar’d State
Topshop
Free People
Lovers and Friends
J Crew
Ralph Lauren
Hugo Boss
Gemma Collection
Dos Femmes
H &M
ASOS

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

John + Anna, a Desert Engagement

A few months ago we adventured into the desert with Brooklyn babes John and Anna. Besides living in one of the coolest places around, these cuties love concerts, brewing their own beer, and visiting our sister city, Santa Fe, as much as possible.

John proposed to Anna in Grand Central Station and celebrated with friends and family after at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in upstate New York. This September, these lovers are going to make it official with a big, amazingly fun wedding at one of our favorite Santa Fe venues, La Fonda on the Plaza. We can’t wait to see what East Coast touches John and Anna bring to the Southwest!

MUA - Ashley at Betty Rose by Alanna
Wedding Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza

Engagement Session by Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Garrett + April, a New Mexico Mountain Engagement

Garrett and April trekked up into the Sandia Mountains with us for a sweet, intimate engagement session in that dreamy golden hour light. Their session was the sweetest prelude to their little Casa Perea wedding this past weekend. We are thrilled to share even more of these lovers very very soon!!

Engagement Session by Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Owen + Amelia, a New Mexico Engagement

Owen and Amelia’s beautiful spring wedding at Hotel Albuquerque might be a year away, but we explored some of the beautiful mountains and deserts with them last month! Their sweet, intimate, garden centered day is bound to be lush and gorgeous!

These sweethearts originally met while in grad school in Boston, but made a new home in Albuquerque when Owen landed a job at a law firm in town. Owen and Amelia have been going strong for 7 whole years and even have a fur baby, Penelope (a sweet little golden doodle pup) of their own! We can’t wait to capture these sweeties in the heart of Old Town.

Hair - Nicole Hovlik at Haven Beauty Bar

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