Randy + Danielle, a Desert Engagement

Randy and Danielle might not be getting married until next year (June 2020) but we can’t help but gush over these two and their incredible sweet love story.

After meeting through mutual friends, these two hung out for the first time at Austin City Limits and immediately hit it off after a weekend of amazing music. And even though they lived in different cities (Randy in Houston and Danielle in Austin) these two made it work and eventually decided to officially call Austin home.

Between being the coolest couple around (they love doing everything and anything outdoors) and having two of the cutest fur babies on the planet (Autumn and Jude), they’re also major couple goals. Along with having fun together (playing Mario Kart and watching Game of Thrones), these two speak each other’s love languages perfectly — Danielle loves how supportive and caring Randy is (he washes her car every Saturday and always remembers to snag macaroons from her fave bakery— insert all the heart eyes) and Randy loves how Danielle is so loving in the way that she always puts others first.

We can’t wait for their Santa Fe celebration at La Fonda on the Plaza next summer, bring on the party babes!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Dress - Altar’d State

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

Jason + Natalie, a White Sands Engagement

When Jason and Natalie said they were down to adventure with us to White Sands National Monument we just knew how much fun this couple would be to capture!

Long before these Chicago sweethearts journeyed to our Southwestern haven, they actually met in the most modern way, on a dating app. And even though Natalie cancelled on Jason THREE times before their official first date, these two realized they were meant to be after an 8 hour date walking along Lake Michigan! Over three years, and one adorable fur baby names Bartlet, later these two are ready to make it a forever thing!

If their blend of genuine love (just look at the way they look at each other) and divine style (we have major heart eyes over Natalie’s couture gown) isn’t enough to completely enthrall you, Jason and Natalie are throwing an incredible Southwestern, boho-inspired bash at La Fonda on the Plaza this October!

Dress - Costarellos
Hair - Tiffany Link at Craft Hair Studio
MUA - Kata Baron

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

Geoff + Jocelyn, a Rock House Engagement

Last month, we spent a golden hour evening with two of the most fun, light-hearted sweethearts around! Geoff and Jocelyn kept their Rock House engagement sooo carefree and fun that we couldn’t help but share a few of their silly moments alongside their breathtaking romantics on the blog!

These babes have been together for 4 years and met in the best way possible, while petting a dog at the same time. Geoff and Jocelyn like to to keep their relationship loving, supportive, and of course a little bit goofy! Not to mention they share a mutual love for ice cream.

We are over the moon to capture their Monday (!) wedding at Hacienda Dona Andrea this June. We can’t wait to be a part of their incredibly genuine, romantic, and downright fun love story!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Engagement Location - Rock House at the base of the Sandia Mountain Foothills (Albuquerque, NM)
Wedding Venue - Hacienda Dona Andrea

Engagement by Alicia 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

Gustav + Jackie, a New Mexico Engagement

If there’s one thing we adore about engagements besides capturing gorgeous, wildly romantic moments, its when we get to hang out with fun loving, silly-in-love couples. These cuties met in 2013 when they were both working as camp counselors. One holiday season Jackie made a “detour” from Colorado to Oklahoma to see Gustav on her way to visit family in Texas and the rest is history. In the fall of 2018, Gustav proposed to Jackie during a deep woods camping trip in Colorado.

While these lovers are from different places (Gustav is from Gallup, NM and Jackie is from Durango, CO), they have shared love for the Southwest and especially for green Chile! They’ll be moving to Seattle with their cat Pockets where Gustav will attend law school and where Jackie will continue her career as a theater educator.

Gustav and Jackie’s wedding is set to be a rustic, fun, southwestern party this June! We can’t hardly wait to capture these lovebirds in our favorite little Albuquerque spot, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm!

Wedding Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

James + Lauren, a Los Poblanos Engagement

Once the warm weather hit New Mexico, we knew exactly where we wanted to kick off some of our spring engagement sessions, the ever magical, completely beautiful Los Poblanos. James and Lauren, two of the most genuine little souls we know, wandered the grounds with us for a truly romantic, yet sweet engagement session. We still can’t get over Lauren’s absolutely stunning rose toned engagement ring!

These lovers met 10 years ago in high school, but didn’t reconnect and completely fall for each other until several years later. James and Lauren currently live in Arizona with their pup Gouda and their kitty Chamisa. These babes are also both teachers and according to Lauren, know how to not only support one another, but know exactly how to make their partner laugh.

We can’t wait for these desert lovers to make it official this July at Los Poblanos!

Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

Jason + Ryan, an Old Town Engagement

Jason and Ryan have been together for 4 years, and engaged for 3 months, but they initially met at a meditation center a few years ago. Ryan told us that despite their age, these lovers feel so young at heart together. They’ll tie the knot this fall at our favorite hidden gem, Ghost Ranch, right outside of Santa Fe.

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