Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave First Dance Songs

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a whole lot of amazing first dances, but there’s are a few that have stuck with us and that made us feel all the feels. Whether it was the gorgeous natural lighting of an outdoor wedding, some rad dance moves, or a super unique song choice (e.g. LOVE by Kendrick Lamar or a Childish Gambino cover of So Into You), some of our favorite first dances have absolutely swept us off our feet.

We’ve each included some of our favorite first dance/love song selections so you can have the BEST dance party this weekend (or at your own wedding).

Alicia’s Picks
Dive - Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel? - Ed Sheeran
Stay With You - John Legend
In My Veins - Andrew Belle
Your Song (cover) - Ellie Goulding
Thinkin’ Bout You (cover) - Daniela Andrade
LOVE - Kendrick Lamar
Harvest Moon - Neil Young (and the cover of it by Poolside)
To Build a Home - Cinematic Orchestra
Anything by Sleeping At Last, because let's be real, it just doesn't get dreamier.

Jaclyn’s Picks
Everything - Ella Mai ft. John Legend
Woman - Honne
Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Best Part - H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar
I Would Do Anything for You - Foster the People
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole ft. Natalie Cole
Baby I’m Yours (cover) - Arctic Monkeys
Lights Down Low - MAX ft. gnash

Ashley’s Picks
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry Me - Train
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
You and Me - Lifehouse
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Bre’s Picks
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Everything - Michael Buble
All of Me - John Legend
Work Song - Hozier
Let It Go - James Bay

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

Wedding + Engagement Rings - Second Edition

If you know one thing about our little team (and probably most wedding photogs out there), its that we have a major soft spot for gorgeous rings. From the classic square- cut beauties to the custom, wildly unique rings we love every single one that we get to capture. We’ll probably never get enough of these precious gems, keep ‘em coming lovers!!!

A Few of Our Fave Ring Vendors
Ritani
Tacori
Lauren B Jewelry
deBella Jewelry
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Etsy
Patina Gallery
Blue Nile
Tiffany & Co
Brilliant Earth

Ring Boxes
The Mrs Box
Your Heart’s Content

Photos by Alicia + Ashley + Bre 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

Fave Weddings: Alicia's Picks

In addition to introducing our little team, we wanted to reflect back on some of our personal favorite moments from last year’s incredible lineup of weddings. Our girl Alicia told us what her fave moments were and why on the blog this week!!

Alicia:
”It's so hard to narrow down "favorites" because I love all of our brides and grooms and they all bring something so completely different and memorable to each wedding day, but here are some stand out weddings/wedding moments: 

Brigitte + Derek: B+D's day was absolutely glorious in every way possible. Jaclyn and I have this joke about how they are the "gift that keeps on giving". Beyond the fact they are a stunning family and all around so laid back and chill, they also were so completely trusting and open to every suggestion and every idea. First look? Sure! Change our ceremony time to a bit earlier so we can sneak off at dusk and take photos? Absolutely! Shoot in a wide open space in the dead of winter with heels and a dress on? Why not?! They were a freaking dream all around. Love you all so much!

Alysia + Matt and Scott + Leanne: Hands down, BEST FIRST DANCE SONGS EVERRRR!! I still hear their song choices and immediately it takes me back to their wedding and their dance and instantly get chills!

Alexa + Chris: Their details were too.die.for and they had such a fun post ceremony mariachi parade! It was a fun way to kick off our summer wedding lineup!

Dustin + Ashley: They had the most heartfelt vows to each other! Still gives me goosies. And their reception was.a.BLAST!

Kaya + Matthew: VIEWS for days!! Loved how in love they are each other, and it made their bride + groom portraits a breeeeze. 

Taylor + Kirk: their lavender toss and the sweet candid post lavender toss shots are forever a favorite.. so freaking beautiful!

Lauren + David: Sweetest groom ever, will never ever forget how intentional he was in soaking up the whole day, absolutely mesmerized by his beautiful bride and thoroughly enjoying and taking in the whole reception! His brother's speech is still one of my all time favorites and makes me tear up! So dang sweet! Also they had the best dance party!! 

Elizabeth + Randy: Basically everything about their day from the sweet hacienda Elizabeth got ready too, to their epic/eclectic/true to them venue choice but the most touching moment of all was Elizabeth's dad's sweet words to his daughter and the way he honored her late mom. It really touched my heart and everyone elses! 

Cassie + Tyler: Loved their fun twist on southwestern decor and how they made the most of their day even though it poured rain all day! 

Ryan and Christina: Most definitely the most fun and down to earth wedding party ever!

Shaun + Jessie: Not even sure where to start with these two. I know every wedding is a new favorite, but they sure have a special place in my heart forever and ever and ever. These two are destined for forever!!

Shelby + Mack: The best way to wrap up 2018! They truly put their all into every detail of the day down to their song choices at the reception! So light hearted, so fun, and the adoration these two have for each other was truly moving to get to witness and photograph!!”

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

2018; A Recap of Our Year

Dear 2018 couples and friends,
This year was a breathtaking, wildly amazing year for the Alicia Lucia Photography Team. From spending extra time at some of our favorite venues, to getting the opportunity of exploring new locations with incredible couples. Besides the glorious details of every single wedding we shot, we couldn’t help but reflect on each and every couple we got to spend time with this year. We rounded up a stand-out shot from every last wedding, engagement, and styled shoot we captured this year. We so loved looking back on all of the genuine love and wonderful little love stories we got to be part of this year.

Cheers to all our our couples and vendors, thank you for choosing us to help you begin the next chapter — we love each and every one of you!!

Love,
The ALP Team

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

Winter Florals

It is no surprise that winter has a special place in our hearts and even though we don’t shoot a ton of winter weddings and elopements, we adore them beyond belief. One of our favorite details is, of course, winter florals and all the variety they bring to wedding days. From the dark and moody, to the celebratory pops of color, to the more muted cold-weather tones, to jewled tones, we love all the flower color palettes we’re treated to every winter. Check out some of our most memorable bouquets and arrangements from the past few years and we’re sure you’ll wish every wedding was in the winter!

 

Florists
Floral Fetish
Renegade Floral
Viva Flora
Enchanted Florist (Taos)
Floriography
Agave Florist

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

Matthew + Alysia, an El Monte Sagrado Wedding

Long before tying the knot in a gorgeous winter wedding in northern New Mexico, Matthew and Alysia first met while attending Cibola High School in Albuquerque, NM. At the time, these lovers were nothing more than friends before parting ways after graduation (Alysia went to Minnesota to pursue collegiate soccer and Matthew to Delaware for the start of his military career). Shortly after, the pair met up during a summer in New Mexico and instantly became inseparable, but decided to remain friends for the following two years. However, fate had other plans and when Alysia visited Matthew at his military station in Hawaii, they decided to give their whirlwind relationship a go. Alysia moved to The Aloha State and three years later, Matthew proposed to her! They brought their love story full circle with a stunning wedding in Taos, New Mexico this past February! We loved their moody, yet classic day at the historic El Monte Sagrado. Congrats babes, we adored being a part of your day!!

Vendors
Venue - El Monte Sagrado
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Boutique - Lovely Bridal Charleston
Groom's Attire - Express + ASOS
Videography - Moonstreet Pictures

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