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

Bridal Inspo - a Serene Spring Bridal Session

Just in time for spring, we have the perfect, neutral toned bridal session to help give you some subtle wedding inspo. We highlighted a gorgeous, minimalist bridal dress alongside a pretty pastel bouquet for a bridal session that was both laid-back and completely glam. Check out more of this session for the perfect start to the new season.

Venue - New Mexico
MUA - Angelique Martinez
Florals - 21 Flowers
Bridal Gown - Alyssa Kristin
Model - Corina Wilson

Photos by Alicia 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

Fave Weddings - Ashley's Picks

Our girl Ashley, aka the sweetest most genuine photog sister around, lead shoots about half of our weddings each year. She picked her four faves from 2018 and we have the gorgeous highlights here!

Addie and Walker's wedding was classic perfection made better by the sweetest couple and the most adorable fur babies. Addie was gorgeous and so go with the flow the entire day. They both made the entire day so easy and truly a joy to photograph. 

Lucia and Michael were so much fun. The amount of joy that those two had was undeniable. Their senses of humor made the entire day so memorable. They never needed to be posed, just being always so open with their affection for one another! 

Blake and Jennie's wedding in Colorado Springs was a dream! The venue, flowers, and all the other details were a dream. Walking through Garden of the Gods was incredible and Jennie climbing up the rocks in her heels like it was no big deal will remain one of my favorite memories. 

Delaney and Josh's wedding went off without a hitch. Delaney was so amazingly prepared and made sure everything was organized and on schedule! We had so much fun riding around in the golf cart and hitting up so many gorgeous spots for romantics.”

Our Real Life Love Stories
Walker + Addie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Michael + Lucia at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club

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

Real Weddings - Winter Reception Inspo

During the chilliest months of the year, the weather might be windy, cold, and unpredictable, but we can’t help but gush over the cozy reception arrangements our brides and grooms make for winter weddings! From moody floral arrangements paired with black and gold accents to festive boho details and designs to the more subtle and soft color palettes, we’re overall smitten with weddings during this season! Scroll through to find your latest obsession and follow any of the links below to see our favorite design teams and florists in action on some of our favorite wedding days!

Our Real Life Love Stories + Styled Sessions
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rocker Romance at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Marble Daydreams Bridal Shoot
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Matthew + Alysia at El Monte Sagrado
Josue + Brandy at Noah’s Event Venue

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

Colton + Lindsey, a Snowy New Mexico Engagement

If there’s anything we love more than a fairytale proposal its when it takes place at Disneyworld! Colton and Lindsey met when they were only 12 years old, but flash forward to October 2018 when Colton popped the question at the Happiest Place on Earth in front of Lindsey’s family. We can’t wait for their dream day this fall at Hyatt Regency Tamaya!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna

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

Billy + Faith, a Snowy Santa Fe Anniversary

We usually don’t get to capture sweet anniversaries with couples so when Faith, owner and boss babe of Faith Woods Events, told us that she and her hubby were celebrating 5 years and wanted to shoot with us, we were over the moon! Not only is Faith adorable (especially with her incredible boo Billy), but she is also an amazing event coordinator based out of Northern Alabama. We were so thrilled to be a highlight of their little getaway to Santa Fe this winter, come back soon lovers!!!

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

ALP: Meet Our 2019 Girl Squad

At the beginning of another beautiful year, all of us at Alicia Lucia Photography wanted to reintroduce ourselves and let you know just how incredibly excited we are for 2019! Even though our cutie team has changed a little bit in the past 12 months our goal is still (and always will be the same), to capture authentic, wildly romantic love right in the moment. We’re so honored to work with all of the incredible couples and their families who put their complete trust in us for their wedding days and we are beyond excited for all the amazing love stories we’ll be capturing in the new year. Each one of our little girl squad brings something unique and amazingly authentic to the table, making stellar wedding day moments more real than ever. Cheers to all of the crazy, gorgeous, sweep you-off-your-feet moments to come!

Alicia Padilla
Our sweet little founder and lead photographer Alicia is the mastermind behind our magical dream team. She’s been capturing organic, breathtaking moments of true love at weddings, engagements, and family sessions. Alicia also adores shooting styled sessions with some of our fave girl bosses her in the New Mexico wedding community. When she’s not behind the camera or at her computer dazzling us with her gorgeous editing, you can find her snuggling with her husband and two kids, being crafty with some of the most swoon worthy home projects, or adventuring out into our amazing Southwestern state!

Ashley Shaw
As Alicia’s right hand photog girl since 2013, Ashley knows how to capture love stories with a whimsical, carefree, and genuine air! She has an eye for detail and posing that absolutely stuns our couples with her awe-inspiring work. Ashley’s sweet smile and incredible work ethic make her such a gem to collaborate with on those long wedding days! Outside of weddings and engagements, Ashley spends her days busy raising four kiddos with her amazing college sweetheart!

Breanna Bloomquist
Alicia’s longtime friend and studiomate Bre officially joined our squad in 2018, proving that she not only can do incredible job as a second shooter, but knows how to step up as a total boss lady in the role of lead photographer on wedding days! With 8 years of photography experience, Bre not only knows how to capture the authentic moments we so adore, but she knows how to make wedding days incredibly fun! From endless laughs on long days to capturing details perfectly to keeping groomsmen in check (the hardest task of all tbh) this girl knows how to make long shooting days a breeze! When she’s not shooting with the ALP squad, Bre’s passion is capturing newborns and maternity sessions with her own photography company Blooming Images. Bre also loves hanging with her sweet hubby and two girls!

Jaclyn Younger
One of the latest additions to the ALP squad, Jaclyn joined our team in January 2018 as social media manager! In addition to running our Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest alongside Alicia, Jaclyn also creates and curates for our blog, everything from our wedding and engagement blogs to more editorial and trend driven blogs (from groom style features to our favorite wedding cakes). Last summer, this girl also started assisting on weddings with our team and is another fun little aspect of our wedding days and shoots. From capturing behind the scenes moments for ig to handling equipment to running errands around venues to (occasionally) valeting a car or two she’s a real life “Jac” of all trades. Jaclyn also dances professionally in the Albuquerque area. She is so excited to stay with ALP for 2019 and can’t wait for more magic!

A big thank you to our girl Brittney of Brittney Mundy Photography for these lovely photos!! I love them so much!

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Jon + Paige, a Colorful Los Poblanos Wedding

Last November we were so beyond thrilled to head back to our favorite Albuquerque gem, Los Poblanos, for an intimate blush-toned wedding with sweet lovers Jon and Paige. Every second of this sweet day was precious and downright magical!

Long before their wedding, Paige let us know that her and Jon wanted a day that would focus less on all of the usual wedding day details and more on their family and close friends from all over the country. For her, the most important part of the day to capture was all of their loved ones celebrating together for the first time which is one of our favorite things to hear from brides!

Even though details weren’t the focus of this incredibly special day, Paige still managed to awe us with her gorgeous, off-the-shoulder, blush wedding gown and absolutely killer, bright florals from our gal pals over at Viva Flora. And, per usual, our girl Genica Lee made sure that this stunning bride looked absolutely angelic on the first day of being a Mrs.

Jon and Paige, you two were an absolute treat to capture, we’re sooo grateful to be a small part of your new beginning! Cheers to you lovely babes!

Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Florals - Viva Flora
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Mia Solano
Bridal Boutique - LUV Bridal
Bride’s Earrings - Twigs and Honey
Junior Bridesmaid Dresses - Dillards
Groom’s Attire - Jos A Banks
Signage - Minted
Programs - Hope Street Creative
Cake Topper Bunting - Ay Mujer
DJ - Cutmaster Music

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