Kayla + Austin, a woodlands Engagement session

I sincerely love engagement sessions. Especially with couples who are head over heels in love, down for any adventure and not afraid to get a little dirty! Kayla and Austin were no exception and were such a dream to work with. They didn't hesitate when asked to walk through the tall grass, weeds + cactus, they hiked up hills, and braved all the different desert elements. Not only did they travel from out of the state and set aside the time to get their engagement photos done, but they put all their trust in me and gave me the creative freedom to do my thing.

Ask any creative entrepreneur out there, that has got to be the. best. feeling. ever.  

We explored one of my favorite, most coveted trails just outside of Albuquerque and got to know each other better. I love hearing all about my couples love for each other, and their wedding plans so far. I can't wait for their La Fonda/Coyote Cafe wedding in Santa Fe in a couple months.. Until then, here are just a few of the many favorite images from our time together!

hair and makeup by Monica Stark

Los Poblanos Wedding // Albuquerque Wedding Photography

Be sure to pick up the December issue of Rocky Mountain Bride for the full spread of this magical editorial wedding.
 

Styling: For The Love - Wedding and Event Design
Floral: Floriography NM
Venue: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
H/MU: Genica Lee, Makeup Artist
Models: Michael Morin, Isaac Garcia, Tessa Nickerson + Sachiko Leilani
Bridal Gown: a&bé bridal shop
Designer: Rue De Seine
Maid Of Honor Dress: BHLDN 
Grooms attire: Izzy Martin Ltd
Assistant: Jackie Vega

waves of indigo, a styled shoot out

Over the weekend, we hosted our first ever styled shoot out! A wickedly talented team of incredible vendors and models came together and helped make my crazy wild indigo theme shoot come to life.

I met a group of super amazing fellow photographers, who traveled from all over New Mexico to come to this shoot! We split up the day into three different parts. Starting first with details, photographing things like the stationary suite made by the amazing Julie Haider Design, florals and set by Stephanie Yardman Floral Design and custom made mini French Macarons by New Mexico Pie Company.

We then moved to the bridal portion with both of our stunning models who were completely made over by the amazing Britney-Rae Sanchez and nail design by Bridget Herrera! We wrapped up the day with a vintage bed and with some gorgeous boudoir images of one of our models, Christina. It was such a whirlwind of fun and a super humbling experience getting to work with both the vendors, and attendees! I'm so excited to share these images with you! 

Alicia Lucia Photography (concept/styling + design)
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design (floral and set design)
Britney-Rae Sanchez (makeup)
New Mexico Pie Company (macarons)
Emily Joanne (wedding films)
Christina M Harrell and Kenna Graff (Models)
Darling Details (props)
Julie Haider Photography + Design (stationary)
Bridget Martinez Herrera of On the Gogo salon (nails)
Tracey Durham Harrell and Brandon (set assistants)