Wedding Inspo - First Look Moments

One of the biggest decisions to be made for your wedding is whether or not to do a first look, and if you know one thing about our gang its that we ADORE first looks!

The biggest bonus, besides being able to shake off some of the pre-ceremony jitters, is that with a first look you and your hunny get even more time alone together on your wedding day (something that is surprisingly hard to get on the biggest day of your lives!). In addition to extra time, you get a few special, quiet moments together to take in how gorgeous/handsome your future spouse looks without anyone else around (except for us of course!). Although some might argue that seeing each other before walking down the aisle takes away from emotional reactions, we couldn’t disagree more. In fact, first looks just add to that magic because you get to experience seeing your lover in front of all of your friends and family too!

There’s also the major plus of getting extra photos together during and after a first look! And who doesn’t want even more gorgeous wedding photos without having to stress about squeezing in all of the romantics into the day after the ceremony? And with a first look you can also get wedding party and family photos done which means that everyone gets to enjoy alllll of cocktail hour!

We could seriously list off five million reasons why first looks are amazing, but we’ll let all of our couples in this special post do the talking for us!

Our Real Life Love Stories
Chris + Ari at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Jason + Natalie at La Fonda on the Plaza (coming soon to the blog)
Colton + Lindsey at Hyatt Tamaya
John + Anna at La Fonda on the Plaza
Morgan + Mattie at Las Campanas
Geoff + Jocelyn at Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe
Ryan + Jennifer at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Carter + Carrie at La Fonda on the Plaza
James + Lauren at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Shaun + Jessie at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
David + Lauren at La Fonda on the Plaza
Drew + Lauren at La Mesita Ranch Estate (coming soon to the blog)
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Jake + Angela at Sandia Event Center
Jon + Paige at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

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

Venue Feature - Four Seasons Santa Fe

Nestled high above Santa Fe in the pretty New Mexican mountain lies one of our favorite venues, Four Seasons Santa Fe. Even though we don’t get to visit for leisure often, it is always such a treat to capture our couples and their special days. Decked out with simple, but beautiful decor, this venue can literally be transformed for every wedding, from minimalist and modern styles to the biggest boho designs. We love the opportunity of finding new spaces at this stunning getaway to capture our couples and their love stories!

Real Life Love Stories
Mack + Shelby
Tyler + Meredith
Alex + Marcela
Loren + Julia

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

Wedding Inspo - A-line Wedding Gowns

If there’s one thing we know, it’s how universally loved A-line wedding gowns have been the past few wedding seasons. Flattering on every body type and unique for every single bride, this type of gown is the ultimate win-win for every wedding! Whether you’re throwing a huge bash and need a gorgeous gown or making it last name official in a more low-key way and just want a simple dress, A-line bridal gowns are any bride’s best friend! We’ve added all of our favorites, from intricately detailed long-sleeved beauties to minimalistic subtlety detailed gems, our little team has a thing for this style of dress!!

Wedding Dress Designers
Lazaro Bridal
Lilian West by Justin Alexander
Rue de Seine Bridal
Terese Rose Designs
Claire Pettibone
Flora Bridal
Monique Lhuillier
Maggie Sottero
Lea Ann Belter
Lihi Hod

Bridal Boutiques
The Bridal Collection (Denver, CO)
Terese Rose Designs (Albuquerque, NM)
Lovely Bride (Charleston, SC)
Dress Me Bridal (Bullard, TX)
Neiman Marcus
A and Bé Bridal (Dallas, TX)
Low’s Bridal ( Brinkley, AR)
d’Anelli Bridal (Denver, CO)
The White Room (Minneapolis, MI)
Felice Bridal (Colorado Springs, CO)


Weddings + Styled Shoots by Alicia, Ashley, 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

Wedding Inspo - Summer Wedding Florals Second Edition

Even though fall wedding season is quickly approaching, we couldn’t help but share some of our favorite, recent summer bouquets. From the insanely colorful floral arches to the soft, subdued reception centerpieces, to the bold and bright bridal bouquets, summer weddings always bring a wide palette of color options! We adored every single one of these florals and can’t wait for what beauty the rest of this season will bring!

Featured Florists
Forth & Floral
Floriography
Renegade Floral
The Bouqs Co.
Bloomstream Flowers
Florectia Flowers
Mauldin’s Flowers


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