Alicia Lucia Photography Squad

Meet our girl squad! Each one of these amazing ladies play a vital role in our small business and ALP would not be nearly as fun without each of them! We're just four gals that love being a part of documenting and sharing love and know that there's nothing better than helping couples' wedding day dreams come to life! Get to know our small, yet incredible power team and see just why we're in it for the magic!

Owner and lead photographer, Alicia has been documenting weddings since the fall of 2012! Since then she has photographed hundreds of weddings and portrait sessions. Her style can be described as moment driven, editorial, and light-hearted! Married with two children, away from the camera + computer, you can find her living the simple life with her tribe. When not out shooting weddings, her weekends consist of allllll the home and garden projects, lots of snuggles on the couch or exploring our beautiful southwest state!

Alicia's forever right hand gal, Ashley, has been a part of ALP since 2013 and photographs some of our weddings and engagements! She has a sharp eye for detail shots yet captures our couples with a soft, whimsical touch! Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge and experience as a creative in our wedding industry, but is also a super mama of four, wife to her college sweet-heart, and our best photog sista!

Crescynthia (Cressy, Cressy-Roo) is our go-to, day-of-wedding assistant. Don’t let her fun-size fool you, this wonder-woman can juggle carrying a 20lb camera bag(s), light stands, bouquets, water bottles all while somehow keeping us on schedule and marking off items from a timeline. She’s not only our god-sent-day-of assistant but she's also a recently graduated social worker for the State of New Mexico, an amazing wife, Alicia's sister in law and SO much more.

Our girl Jaclyn is our newest face and missing puzzle of our gal squad. She runs our social media, blog, and is an all around content curator for all things online! She is a professional ballerina, a University of New Mexico graduate, and she completes our ALP gal squad!! We are so LUCKY and thankful to have her on board! 

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

Dreamy Wedding Cakes

No fairytale day is complete without something sweet and some of our couples have included magically beautiful cakes into their weddings and elopements. From floral accents to foil detail to marble designs to watercolor flowers these cakes are far from ordinary and to this day we're still daydreaming about all of them! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these gorgeously designed treats.

Cake Vendors:
The Chocolate Maven
The Cake Boutique
Simply Sweet by Darci
Maggie's Wedding Cakes
B&B Bakery

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

Bridesmaid Style

What's a bride without her amazing girl tribe by her side on her wedding day? We wanted to give the limelight to some of our all time favorite girl squads who not only brought life to some of our favorite days, but who also came with some killer styles! We've gathered up our most loved bridesmaid styles from the past few years from every season!

Dress Brands
Jenny Yoo
Vow to Be Chic
Amsale
ASOS
Stone Fox Bride
David's Bridal
 BHLDN

Venues:
El Monte Sagrado
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Casa Rondena Winery
The Albuquerque Railyards
La Posada de Santa Fe
Noah's Event Venue
La Fonda on the Plaza

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

Spring Wedding Style

As warmer weather approaches us and flowers begin to bloom, we can't wait for all of the seriously gorgeous spring weddings to come in the next few months! This year we wanted to take a look back at some of our all time favorite spring weddings and to give all of our future brides out there some really amazing ideas!

Our friends at The Black Tux not only offer some pretty amazing suit and tuxedo rentals for weddings, but they also gave us some major color palette inspiration! Check out the three beautiful weddings below and the tips we have for each idea!

Wedding #1: Shawna + Derek
These lovers had the epitome of pastels for their special day. From gorgeous, flowy bridesmaid dresses to dark navy suits paired with subtle green ties, this wedding combined the best of both modern and traditional wedding ideas. Also, how amazing was that floral bedecked swing?!

Wedding #2:  Keith + Claire
In this wedding, the bride and groom had a totally different take on a traditional spring wedding. Instead of using only light pastels, they combined deep reds and bright pops of fuchia with lush green tones and soft pinks. The groom wore a simple, yet classic black tux while the bride opted for a stunning blush toned gown.

Wedding #3: Joaquin + Alexandra
Our final wedding in this spring style blog focused on subtle neutrals for a clean, elegant vibe. The groomsmen wore  deep navy suits paired with soft grey ties and the bridesmaids wore varying natural shades to put on modern spin on this classic wedding.  The bride chose a lavish white gown and it was truly the cherry on top!

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

Styled Sunday - A Springtime Pantone Inspired Shoot

Back at the end of 2015, we put together a shoot showcasing the 2016 Pantone Color of The Year. We were so excited when Pantone, for the first time ever, announced not one, but two colors for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. When it comes to the more feminine tones, we're big lovers of the more muted and matte variations so I knew INSTANTLY that highlighting Rose Quartz and Serenity in a styled wedding shoot had to happen. This spring, we hope you fall in love with this dazzling display of styled simplicity. 

Vendors:
Planning + Design - Orange September
Venue - El Zocalo Event Center
Florals - Renegade Florals
MUA - Genica Lee
Stationary - Darling and Pearl
Dress - Chrissie Miller + Madeleine Von Froomer for CXM, a line exclusive to Urban Outfitters
Mens Wear - ASOS
Jewlery - JCrew
Veil - Veiled Beauty
Our Gorgeous Models -Devyn Kennedy and Edgar Cruz

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

Wedding and Engagement Rings

Wedding rings, much like couples, are each unique and beautiful in their own ways. Whether they contain diamonds, sapphires, or gemstones, these rings are not only a accessories for life, but symbols of lifetimes of love and happiness.  Below are some of our favorite rings, take a glance and be inspired by these beautiful promises of unending love.

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

Los Poblanos, A Venue Feature

In the heart of Albuquerque's north valley, nestled inside expansive acres of seemingly enchanted forestry, lies Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Farm. This well hidden gem of a venue has quickly become a favorite of couples and photographers alike seeking out the perfect fairytale backdrop for any wedding or elopement. Adventure through Los Poblanos' farm, manor home, and woods to experience a place beyond your dreams. 

Featuring photos from Sean and Ayla's fall wedding
 

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

Bride + Groom Gifts

During the prep hours for most weddings, gifts are exchanged between the bride and groom while the bridesmaids and groomsmen are also given gifts as tokens of gratitude from the future Mr. and Mrs. We've come up with a few simple, yet thoughtful ideas for these gifts.

For the Bride from the Groom
Flower: simple yet oh so romantic
Jewelry: earrings or a bracelet for the bride to wear during the ceremony and reception

For the Groom from the Bride
A Watch: one that matches your future husband's style, whether its classic, rugged, or vintage
Custom Grooms Box/Wallet Combo: We love this one from Groovy Guy Gifts!

For Groomsmen from the Groom
Tie and Accessories: help your groomsmen out by paying for their tie, supplying a nice tie bar, giving them special cuff links, and/or giving them amazing socks
Other items: a flask with their favorite type of alcohol or food

For Bridesmaids from the Bride
Jewelry: a small bracelet or earrings so that all of your girls can match on your special day
Robes: silky robes to get ready in
Other Accessories: think monogrammed makeup bags, their favorite lipstick or gloss

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

Groom Style

When it comes to wedding planning there is always so much focus on the bride's dress, so we decided it was high time to give some of our very fashionable grooms the limelight. From classic black tie tuxes to casual open neck suits to deep crimson suits paired with fox bowties, there is something for every lucky husband to be!

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

Rigo + Maria, a Southwest Engagement

Rigo and Maria tied the knot in March, but we couldn't help posting their sweet engagement from late 2017! Being huge fans of Pixar's film Up, they incorporated a ton of amazing little details into their wedding day. We can't wait to share their soft, elegant wedding soon!

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

Sam + Brittany, a Winter Couples Session

Last December we trekked up to the mountains for a magical winter session with Sam and Brittany. Besides having the most beautiful bling and incredible cold weather style, these two were the sweetest to capture! Golden hour light literally makes snow glisten and we were so thankful to get to know this adorable pair.

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

Gil + Joanna, a New Mexico Engagement

We had a truly incredible time capturing Gil and Joanna's love amid the golden hour light this summer! We are super excited for their late August wedding at La Posada in Santa Fe! 

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

Alex + Amber, a Pagosa Springs Wedding

Alex and Amber, aka one of the most genuine, laid back couples out there, were married in Pagosa Springs, Colorado last August. The stars aligned for this pair when they met in Costa Rica while both were teaching English. They even found their sweet fur baby Rafiki in Central America and since then, the trio have been inseparable travel buddies! True to their easy going nature Alex and Amber had a non-traditional wedding including a vow exchange under a wooden teepee, an absolutely gorgeous two-piece blush toned wedding dress, amazing donuts, late night pizza, and a sequin blazer that Alex completely rocked at the reception! Congrats to these sweet souls, we can't wait to see what journeys you go on next!

Vendors
Venue - High Country Lodge
Bridal Gown - Grace Loves Lace
Groom's Suit - ASOS
Wooden Teepee - DIY
Florals - Blooms by the Box
DJ - Aiko Aiko Sound

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

Patrick + Sydnie, A Summertime Bosque Engagment

After four years, Patrick and Sydnie decided to make it official and be together forever! We had so much fun capturing their engagement session and are honestly so stoked for their La Fonda on the Plaza wedding this September!

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

Matthew + Laura, a Casas de Sueños Summer Wedding

On a hazy, rainy summer day, Matthew and Laura tied the knot at the ever enchanting Casa de Sueños near Old Town in Albuquerque, NM.  This sweet couple exchanged their vows in the closest place to a fairytale garden you'll find in the southwest, surrounded by close friends, family, and even the bride's 95 year old grandmother. Matthew and Laura paired gorgeous, simple details with bright pops of colorful florals (designed by the groom's mom!), a to die for peony adorned cake,  and a breathtaking sparkler exit! We loved being part of the Herman's dream of a day! 

Vendors:
Venue - Casa de Sueños
Stationary - Vistaprint
MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Casa Blanca Bridal
Bridal Shoes - The White Ribbon
DJ - Dream Factory Productions
Officiant - Henry VonJouanne
Catering - Los Cuates
Cake - Cake Fetish
Florals - Christina Herman (mother of the groom)

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

Oriol + Sarah, a Gerald Peters Gallery Wedding

Oriol and Sarah, one of sweetest, most down to earth couples ever, tied the knot in a super intimate ceremony at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe. Surrounded by around 50 of their closest friends and family members, this couple opted for an incredibly heartfelt, yet non-traditional ceremony.  Their wedding blended classic, romantic, garden-esque floral details with a modern art gallery vibe for wonderfully unique, and whimsical day. Congrats to this beautiful couple, we're forever swooning over this day.

Vendors:
Venue - Gerald Peters Gallery
Planning + Coordination - Jessie Baca
Florals - Viva Flora
Cake - Chocolate Maven
Bridal Gown - Reem Acra
Bridal Shoes - Ouigal
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Santiago Romero at Project Luxe

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