Owen + Amelia, a New Mexico Engagement

Owen and Amelia’s beautiful spring wedding at Hotel Albuquerque might be a year away, but we explored some of the beautiful mountains and deserts with them last month! Their sweet, intimate, garden centered day is bound to be lush and gorgeous!

These sweethearts originally met while in grad school in Boston, but made a new home in Albuquerque when Owen landed a job at a law firm in town. Owen and Amelia have been going strong for 7 whole years and even have a fur baby, Penelope (a sweet little golden doodle pup) of their own! We can’t wait to capture these sweeties in the heart of Old Town.

Hair - Nicole Hovlik at Haven Beauty Bar

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

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

Adam + Jill, a Morning Engagement at Los Poblanos

We were super excited to shoot one of our first pre-spring engagements at Los Poblanos, aka our home away from home and the most magical place in Albuquerque. Adam and Jill’s tender relationship was such a treat to work with and we were stoked to not only capture them in their iconic lavender fields, but in Los Poblanos’ bar, and Jill & Adam’s fave hang out spot/bar: El Campo. We can’t can’t wait for more sweet moments with these darling lovers!

Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

Daniel + Rebecca, a Spring Albuquerque Botanical Garden engagement

After 8.5 years of love (and after sharing two incredible puppies together), Daniel and Rebecca decided that its high time to tie the knot! We loved their sweet story of meeting almost 15 years ago and now, living a quiet, quaint life together.We can't wait for their November wedding at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe this November. Here are a few of our time with them at the Botanical Gardens in Albuquerque.

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

Brian + Ashley, a Spring Engagement

In anticitpation of  their wedding at the Eldoradro Hotel in Santa Fe next month, we couldn't help but share Brian and Ashley's sweet little engagement session from this past April. Not only did these lovers wear three different, completely color-coordinated outfits for this shoot, but they also brought along their adorable fur babies! We can't wait for what is sure to be an incredibly gorgeous wedding!!!

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