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

Kendall + Matthew, a La Posada wedding

Kendall and Matthew were married this past weekend at the beautiful La Posada in Santa Fe, New Mexcico! It was truly a day to remember. For a short moment during their ceremony, we got the most magical drizzle of rain all while being serenaded by Matthew's opera singing sister! It. was. the. dreamiest.

Florist : Margaret Bost Floral Design
Bridal Gown: BHLDN
Grooms Atire: Indochino
DJ: DJ John Edwards
Make Up: Betty Rose by Alanna Garcia
Hair: Diva Hair Design
PhotoBooth: Snapshot Selfies
Desserts: Dolce Bakery and Flying Star
Venue: La Posada De Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa
Video: Luminance Wedding Films
Mariachi: Sonidos del Monte

Tim + Lisa, A Michigan Destination Wedding

Tim and Lisa, both engineers at Sandia Labs, were married in Michigan surrounded by a forest that was surely out of a fairytale. Their reception was held at the Airzoo Aerospace & Science Museum in Portage, Michigan and their night celebrated a love that is truly out of this world.

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

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

A Four Seasons Santa Fe Surprise Proposal

Phil first reached out to us earlier in the year and shared with us his exciting plans of proposing to his life long sweetheart, Kayla. Now planning a surprise proposal, let alone planning one from out of the state was not an easy feat but he knew that Santa Fe had a special place in Kayla's heart and he was determined to make it happen! With the help of the great team at The Four Seasons - Rancho Encantado, Phil got down on one knee and Kayla said YES to the man of her dreams. 

Thank you Phil (& sweet Kayla) for trusting me with your momentous day! Cheers to you both and HAPPY wedding planning! 

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

Marissa + Steven, A Hyde Park Vow Renewal

We are so behind on blogging and it makes us so sad as we have so many beautiful weddings and sessions to share! 

Today we are featuring a sweet vow renewal from the mountains of Santa Fe, NM. Marissa and Steven reached out to us nearly 3 months before their planned celebration and we're so happy they did! It was a stunning day, from all the vintage details, to their easy and effortless love, it was all a joy to photograph.

Happy 9 years Marissa + Steven! 

Nathan + Deanna, a Delancey Street Ranch Wedding Ohkay Owingeh, NM

So much to share about Nathan and Deanna beautiful day -- truly a wedding photographers DREAM couple and wedding. From when we first met last fall, to their wedding day, they were so incredibly sweet, open minded, and kind-hearted! And their wedding day was no exception to the perfect reflection of their tender personalities. Simple and oh so incredibly sweet!

The couple chose the lush and enchanting Delancey Street as their venue. Surrounded by hanging vines, swan lakes, and weeping willows, the historic ranch made the most epic backdrop to exchange their vows. 

Deanna and Nathan, thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your greatest day, we are so excited share our favorites! Cheers to the newlyweds! 

Deanna and Nathan's Creative Team:

Gown: Alfred Angelo

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Cake: Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

Floral: Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Dj- Gene Rael 

Bridesmaid attire- Alfred Angelo

Groomsmen attire: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.

Venue: Delancey Street

Assistant: Mikayla Strickland and Arielei Kizner

 

 

 

 

Aaron + Rosalyn, a La Mesita Ranch Wedding // Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oh the Moorehead wedding...where to begin! The beauty.. The smiles.. The details.. The Fun.. The love.. It was all undeniably present. Every single aspect of Rosalyn and Aaron's wedding was pure perfection.

When Rosalyn chose us to be her wedding photographers we were incredibly humbled, super pumped and just a bit more nervous then normal. She is a photographer herself, so naturally, everything HAD to be just perfect! And that it was. Rosalyn incorporated her grandmothers vintage clutch, muted tones of Jade bridesmaids dresses, custom cut wood grain signage and chose soft tones for floral pieces, which all complimented the whimsical and timeless feel of their equestrian venue, La Mesita Ranch

Aaron and Rosalyn, you two have turned from clients, to friends to now more like family to us, we adore you both, love love love your kiddos and absolutely LOVE your family! The venue was amazing, the wedding was out of this world breathtaking and the photos-lets just say I sobbed like a baby while prepping this post!

Coordinator: Just Lovely Weddings

Venue: La Mesita Ranch

Floral: Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Hair and Makeup: Britney-Rae Sanchez

Music: Dj John Edwards 

Cake, catering & linens: Buffalo Thunder Resort

Asst Coordinator: Melanie 

Asst Photographers: Studio Amy Luna and Jackie Vega Photography

Invitation suite: Paper and Honey

Dress: Katie May Colelction

Wedding programs: The Oysters Pearl

All wood wedding signage: Gina Hagerty

Cake Topper: Better off Wed

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Place cards: Brittany Viklund Designs

 

A Four Seasons Santa Fe Wedding \\ Mr. & Mrs. Fuller Alicia Lucia Photography \\ New Mexico Wedding Photographer \\ Santa Fe, NM

It was a beautiful Saturday in Santa Fe. Ten years in the making, May 9th would be the day that Shane and Elaine would forever commit themselves to each other. The weather, in typical New Mexico fashion, was a concern (it literally snowed, yes it snows in May here). The wind subsided and the blue skies came out just in time for their portraits.

Without further adieu, I present to you Mr. & Mrs. Fuller!

Venue: Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Photographers: Alicia Lucia Photography and Amy Luna 

Dress: Davids Bridal

Andrew + Myla | Married | Quail Run | Santa Fe, NM | Albuquerque Wedding Photographer

Introducing to the blog world for the first time ever, the sweetest wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Winter!! We are so elated and honored to have been a part of this beautiful day. We hope you enjoy the preview of their gorgeous wedding celebration as much as we did!

Photographers: Ashley Shaw & Amy Luna

Bridal gown + Bridesmaid Dresses: David Tutera + Alfred Angelo

Groom + groomsmen attire: Vera Wang

Shoes: Aldo

Bride and Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup (NM)

Floral: Rodeo Plaza Flowers (Santa Fe, NM)

Venue: Quail Run (Santa Fe, NM)

Cake: ABC Cakes (Albuquerque, NM)

MC/DJ: Dion Duenes (Albuquerque, NM)

Miguel & Laurene | an Old Pecos Trail wedding | Santa Fe Wedding Photography | Santa Fe, New Mexico

I'm beaming with excitement and so happy to share with you all Miguel & Laurene's beautiful day! It was my last wedding of 2014 and the absolute loveliest DIY, New Mexican, fairytale themed wedding! 

From the spanish decor incorporating bean filled centerpieces (so darling), papel picado banderitas (mexican cut-out flags) to Laurene's succulent infused bouquet (100% made by the bride & her maids), yet all these sweet touches were COMPLETLY out shined by Laurene's radiant smile every time her handsome groom would look over at her.... It was truly the most perfect blend of celebrating their love and honoring their culture & roots. 

They exchanged the most deepest, sweetest vows and danced the night away with their closest friends and family. It was the greatest privilege to document their love story -- cheers to you Miguel & Laurene, I wish you many, many years of continued love & bliss!! <3

Dress- Online Boutique

Suits- Men's Wearhouse

Makeup- Camylle Ramirez

Jewelry- Lia Sophia

Cake- Roseanne Brandsford 

Hair- Tiffany Link

Venue & Caterer- Old Pecos Trail Cafe

And a big thanks to my wonderful second shooter: Caitlin of Caitlin Elizabeth Photography 

I vow to see you in the light and likeness of God. To honor, support, and respect you each and every day. To trust and confide in you, unafraid to be my most vulnerable self in your presence. To accept you just as the Lord made you, the beautiful wonderful man that you are. To stand by you on the brightest of days and the darkest of nights. No matter what life brings, we will see it through. I promise to celebrate us each and every day. We made it.
— Excerpt of Laurene's vows

Steve & Charlene | Buffalo Thunder Wedding | Santa Fe, NM

I was so excited when I first met with Charlene and heard about her plans for a smaller, more intimate wedding. 20 of Steve & Char's family & closest friends came together to watch them say their heart warming wedding vows to each other. The whole day was absolutely perfect.

Gown,Veil, & Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal 
Floral: Barton's Flowers
H/MU: Juliet Carmona // Christine's Hollywood Square Salon 
Venue: Buffalo Thunder