Marble Dreams - a Styled Winter Shoot

On an overcast January day, a grey toned marble dream comes to life. Proving that the usually gloomy color grey can take center stage, this shoot showcases how to tie in an usually overlooked color with muted tones of pinks and teals alongside shimmery gold and black to make a truly unique look. Inspired by the multifaceted nature of gemstones and marble, this daydream will make you wonder if grey truly is the new black.

Vendors
Makeup:  Genica Lee
Florals: Renegade Floral
Stationary: Eleven + West
Dress: Sweet Caroline Styles
Cake: Maggie's Cakes
Ribbon: Honey Silks & Co
Styling & Design: For the Love Events, Rust Vintage

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

A downtown Albuquerque Engagement

kyle + katie

what a fun time we had with these two, exploring downtown Albuquerque. We loved all the belly laughs and the real wedding plan talk we had together! a sweet little e-sesh.

Austin + Kayla, a La Fonda on the Plaza wedding - Santa Fe, NM

*** Represented New Mexico in The Knot's 2017 Spring National Print Issue for 50 weddings 50 states (seen here) **

When thinking back on the beauty that was the Schumacher wedding, there are simply not enough words in the world to adequately narrate the love, joy and euphoria that was in abundance that day. Kayla couldn't stop smiling. And Austin, well, lets just say there were definitely a few happy tears shed (see first look photos below)! From their color pallet, all the details, to the lush florals, , and guys.. can we just talk about that to.die.for Haley Page Remmington Gown!! Austin and Kayla's wedding was a truly a dream! 

Wedding Design, Planning & Coordination: The Hitching Post

Floral Design: Renegade Floral by Melissa Paquin

Gown: Hayley Paige

Venue: La Fonda on the Plaza

Band: Soulstice Santa Fe

Cake: Chocolate Maven Bakery

Makeup: Monica Stark

Hair: Jess Evans Hair and Makeup Artistry

Sounds: Absolute Entertainement, Cielo String Quartet for the Ceremony, Cuban group Savor for Cocktails and parade and the in-house dance band Soulstice Santa Fe

Martina + Nick, a handmade Los Lunas ranch wedding

So happy to finally share this lovely DIY wedding. Martina and Nick, who met over a decade ago in high school, put so much thought and effort into the gorgeous details of their day. all the design elements were handmade, like the lawn games, wood rounds, and bar/keg the groom constructed. They wanted their wedding to have a very distinct character, and incorporating their personal style and aesthetic as a couple was a must! 

"We love being outdoors and wanted all of our guests to feel laid back and enjoy what the day was truly about, joy and love in the presence of each other’s company."

The ceremony was held at the historic immaculate conception church of tome, where martina's parents, as well as both sets of her grandparents, were married! following the ceremony, we photographed martina and nick on the family farm and fields in which Nick grew up working on.

When I asked Martina what her favorite wedding memory was, she shared:

"One of my absolute favorite memories from our wedding was our impromptu stop at our local burger joint, Circle T. It was completely random and so much fun to just sit with our wedding party and enjoy the comforts of a chocolate shake, fries and a burger! I will definitely be thanking Katrina (my bridesmaid), for a very long time for calling in that order!"

Congrats to the happy couple! we were honored to be a part of your beautiful day.

Vendors:

Wedding Gown: Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Groom’s attire: Shirt and vest from Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN

Groomsmen: Shirts and bowties from Men’s Warehouse

Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Bloom Flowers in Los Lunas

Floral Arrangements on tables: Trader Joe’s and independent vendors from

Albuquerque

Catering: The Cube BBQ

Cupcakes & Cake: Cake etish

Wine: Camino Real Winery

Band: Silver String Band

Hair: Joylene Sanchez

Makeup: Charli Thompson 

Lawn Games: constructed by the groom; painted by both the Bride and The Groom

Outdoor Bar: constructed by the groom

Wood rounds: Groom

Lanterns: Pier 1

Table Runners: Joanne Fabrics; sewn by Rowena Chavez

White wedding cookies and biscochitos: Groom’s mom Alice Sanchez

Chocolate chip cookies: The Cube BBQ

Oreo cookies and snicker doodles: Chelle’s Sweets

Luxury restroom trailer- AAA Pumping

Videography-EmilyJoanne

Table and church flowers- Emeanuwa Flowers

Second shooter + Photographer’s Assistant: Emma Marie Photography + Crescynthia Padilla

Kalen + Emily, Hacienda Vargas B+B Wedding Algodones, NM // Albuquerque Wedding Photographer

Their love was 7 years in the making... This day, their wedding, their union was S E V E N years in the making people. So when I say that the Cosper wedding was truly, completely out of this world beautiful, I mean it was seriously SO completely out of this world beautiful!

Kalen and Emily put so much thought and effort into every last detail of their day. From their exquisitely sweet venues (Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast + the historic El Zocalo) to the beautifully done rustic/glam theme, to their written vows (both to themselves and to their little princess Lilly-- cue the awww's), down to the incredibly delicious catering by locally owned The Range Cafe (you can't go wrong with gourmet chicken fajitas am I right?).. And the bridal party/family speeches, you guys! So many happy memories shared and happy tears shed! Every last detail of their love fest was magical, but boy the abundance of radiating smiles and joy from both Kalen and Emily, and all their guests trumped. it. all... They are so loved, and they have so much love to give.. Love, love, love -- True love in every form was most definitely in the air friends! ;)

In all sincerity, Kalen and Emily thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer.. It was so incredible to get to capture your sweet love and to celebrate with you, your friends and family! Enjoy our very favorites from your stunning wedding day!

Kalen + Emily's Dream Team:

Bride and Bridesmaids Gown- David's bridal

Groomsmen/groom Attire- Vera wang

Flower girls- Davids bridal

Photography - Alicia Lucia Photography

Photography assistants - Julie Haider and Mikayla Strickland

Hair and makeup- Kata Baron and Brittany-Rae The Pretty Committe

Hair assistance- Tanya Harris from Sheer Madnesses 

Jewelry- Butterfields Diamonds and Jared's 

Reception- El Zocolo

Ceremony- Hacienda Vargas

Decorating- Kirshelle Anthony

Coordinator- Abby Greenwald

Floral- Albuquerque Florist

Cake/Catering/Bar Service- The Range Cafe and David Perry :)

Band- Leah Leyva

DJ- Joseph Chavez

Glenn + Kalie, a Four Hills Backyard Wedding Albuquerque, NM

A blog preview of the most tender and sweetest celebration of all, Glenn and Kalie's wedding! I'm absolutely smitten with backyard weddings, and this one was no exception...

Tons of sweet rustic details like the custom wood signage, baby's breath and mason jars.. It was the perfect representation of Glenn and Kalie's simple but sweet personalities. Their day was complete with bright blue skies for the ceremony, a nice overcast for their portraits, and the perfect drizzle during the reception! 

They were so happy and so in love, it was truly incredible to witness! Glenn and Kalie, your day was amazing, thank you for letting me be a part of it! I’m so excited to share my favorite images from their perfect wedding day! Cheers to the newlyweds!

Wedding design/coordination: Velma Thomas

Photography: Alicia Lucia Photography

Assistant: Mikayla Strickland

Videography: Avista Video

Catering: Blue Plate Special

Cake: Small Cakes Albuquerque

Dress: Grace Loves Lace, Style: Josee

Groom's Attire: Express (Pants and Shirt), The Tie Bar (Bow Ties)

Invitations: Personalized and hand made from Karma K. Designs 

Wood Signage: Hand made

DJ: Ed Castorena 

Officiant: Thomas Canyon

Hair: Alicia Rocco

The Mente's | Family Photography | Albuquerque, NM

Photographing this perfect family is always so heart warming. So much love and joy in every frame, its hard for me to sort and decide on which ones to share! I can't believe it has been over a year that we did Johnna's & Mario's pregnancy announcement and here they are, a year later just loving on their baby girl!! <3 

Fatima | Regal Chic Vineyard Bridal Shoot | Casa Rondena | Albuquerque, NM Photography

A couple weeks ago, some of Albuquerque's most lovely and talented vendors got together and created absolute magic. The inspiration came from the timeless trend of illusion lace wedding gowns seen on the runway this season (also seen on Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian). It was a dream to photograph such a stunning, one of kind piece designed by Jasmine Bridal.

The dress, stunning Fatima, enchanting florals, out of this world beautiful diamonds, then adding a twist of classic yet bold bridal hair & makeup, plus the ever so gorgeous vineyard we shot at and the outcome is absolutely majestic. 

Model: Fatima Tahir

Gown, Headpieces, & Cape: Bridal Elegance By Darlene

Bouquet: Floriography NM-North

Diamonds: The Diamond Supplier Albuquerque

Venue: Casa Rondena Winery

Hair & Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup

Assistant: Jasmine Dee Creative Photography & Mikeelie Archer

 

Charlene + Steven | Bosque Engagement Session | Albuquerque Photography | Rio Rancho, NM

My sweet friend Char is marrying the love of her life Steven! They have been together close to 10 years and i'm super grateful to have the honor of photographing their beautiful wedding later this summer! I hope you enjoy this adorable engagement session plus the sweet cameo from their precious little love, Miss Katelynn Grace!

Mr. & Mrs. Salazar | Albuquerque Wedding | Alicia Lucia Photography

April showers truly brought May flowers.. After a couple weeks of wind & rain, the weather could not have been more perfect for the joyous wedding of Amy & Lucas. It was the most beautiful day in May so far. Along with the perfect weather was the perfect bride... Amy absolutely glistened the.entire.day. The internal love that she has for Lucas just poured out of her... And along with that radiating smile, her gorgeous gown from Ann Matthews, stunning bouquet by Peoples flowers down to the most perfect bridal makeup by The Pretty Committee, it was seriously difficult for anyone to not admire her beauty as a blushing bride. 

The dynamic emotions shared throughout the day were sincerely remarkable. It is always touching to see and capture groom's showing their truest sentiments on the day of their wedding, but the moment when Lucas got a first glance of the love of his life walking down the aisle & just absolutely broke down, there was honestly no dry eye in sight. 

Thank you Amy & Lucas for the opportunity of capturing you on your most beautiful day. The love you both share, dazzles everyone around you & I know 50 years from now you will continue to inspire us with your dedicated commitment and love for each other. 

Makeup: The Pretty Committee
Floral: Peoples Flowers
Venue: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Gown: Ann Matthews Bridal
Video: Avista Video