Randy + Elizabeth, a Botanical Gardens Engagement

In a love story that can only be a sign of pure modern romance, Randy and Elizabeth found each other on a dating website about 4 years ago and hit it off with a mutual love for good food (tacos being one of Elizabeth’s faves) and coffee. These babes currently live in San Francisco, CA with their lab mix Ryno and got engaged last year at Thanksgiving! Randy and Elizabeth are getting married this fall at the Santa Fe Opera and we just know that their classic, elegant wedding is going to be amazing!

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

Shaun + Jessie, a New Mexico Engagement

Shaun and Jessie adventured with us in the prettiest little New Mexico forest for an ultra sweet engagement session. These lovers have been together for about 8 years and first met in Ohio. Jessie was a barista and Shaun was a customer who Jessie found sooo adorable that she jokingly named him her “customer boyfriend”. To Jessie’s surprise, Shaun started working at the exact same shop a few weeks later on her birthday, setting these two up for the ultimate movie-esque romance. Jumping forward roughly 8 years, these two babes made a cross country move, started new jobs, and found a home together with their three precious fur babies! In the ultimate plot twist with an incredible girl power move, Jessie proposed to Shaun on a warm night in September of 2017. With nothing but a bit of whiskey and a hair tie, Jessie asked Shaun to be her forever (and to give her the best snuggles for the rest of their lives). Shaun even wore the hair tie for a few days after in lieu of a ring. We are sooo excited for their intimate wedding at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast this November!!!

Hair - Genica Lee
Makeup - Betty Rose by Alanna

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

Patrick + Niki, a Summer Engagement

Although they aren't tying the knot until next summer in Ruidoso, NM, we absolutely ADORED our session with Patrick and Niki. These high school sweethearts met when Patrick was a football player and Niki was a cheerleader (sooo sweet!). All though they parted ways 2 years into their relationship, they gave love another chance and this time, they knew that it was meant to be! We can't wait for their big, boho chic wedding next summer 2019!

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

Chris + Alexa, a New Mexico Engagement

Chris and Alexa, aka two of the coolest Texas babes we know, chose Santa Fe as the place to start their forever together and lets just say we were soooo hyped to be a part of their La Fonda on the Plaza wedding this June. We can't wait to share their incredible, Southwestern destination wedding here on the blog, but until then, here's their sweet engagement!!

Dress - Cleobella

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

Tyler + Meredith, a Mountain Engagement

Tyler + Meredith, aka one of the sweetest couples around, were sooo down to adventure into the foothill mountains for some swoon worthy, golden hour engagement photos. They're making it last name official this month at Four Seasons Santa Fe and we couldn't be any more excited for their big day!!!

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

Mack + Shelby, a Dreamy New Mexico Engagement

Mack and Shelby’s journey is the ultimate love story!! Even though they went to the same high school, they crossed paths by total chance while both attending Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. After dating for a bit, they parted ways, only to realize how special they were to each other. Once again fate brought them together and this time, for good! Through thick and thin, this sweet couple continuously loved and supported each other and to Mack, not only is Shelby beautiful and caring, she is truly the light of his life. We cannot wait capture more of this darling love story in December when Mack and Shelby tie the knot at Four Seasons Santa Fe.

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

Michael + Caitlin, a New Mexico Bosque Engagement

Before the ever-beautiful New Mexico landscape was in  full bloom, we captured Michael and Caitlin's late winter engagement session this past March! We adore these two, Caitlin seriously never stops smiling and Michael is the reason why! From exploring the moody NM outdoors to dancing on dirt paths, these two are unbelievably stunning. We can't wait to share their ethereal Old Town + El Zocalo wedding from May!!

MUA - Genica Lee

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

Josh + Delaney, a New Mexico Mountain Engagement

Even though they aren't tying the knot until late October, we couldn't help but share Josh and Delaney's amazing engagement and sweet love story. These two met in the fall of 2014 while both attending New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and sparks instantly flew. Josh constantly makes Delaney smile with his caring heart and incredible wit, while Delaney's lighthearted personality and downright gorgeous looks made Josh immediately fall for her. Over the past three and a half years, Josh and Delaney have brought out the best in each other! They're truly a match made in heaven and we are beyond excited for their Paa-ko Ridge wedding this fall!!!

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

Tyler + Jordan, an Old Town Albuquerque Engagement

Early this spring, we roamed around the ever enchanting streets of Old Town Albuquerque with Tyler and Jordan for an engagement session that was nothing short of magic. They'll tie the knot this August at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe and we can hardly wait for their big day!!

MUA - Maxine Marie

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

Engagement Style Lookbook

After an overwhelming response to our engagement session advice post, we decided to bring something brand new to our blog! By special request, we are so excited to share our engagement session style lookbook. Below are photos from every season, winter to spring to summer to fall with fashion ranging from bohemian to carefree to southwestern to classic. Scroll through to see all of our extremely stylish and amazing couples.

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

Walker + Addie, a New Mexico Engagement

Even though they live in Texas, this adorable little couple has decided that Santa Fe is the absolute perfect place to tie the knot! We are so thrilled to be a part of Walker and Addie's June wedding at the ever gorgeous La Posada de Santa Fe with planning and coordination by Right as Rayne Events!!!

Photos by Ashely Shaw 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

Jon + Paige, a Los Poblanos Engagement

If there's one thing we adore about engagement sessions, its capturing love at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm! We shot one of our last winter engagements of the season with Jon and Paige and we are so very excited to shoot their fall wedding at this same magical space!!!

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

Matthew + Kaya, a Winter Engagement

We spent a chilly evening in the mountains with Matthew and Kaya for an amazing little engagement session. We are so excited to journey up to Paako Ridge this summer for their late July wedding!

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

Dillon + Stephanie, a Hotel Albuquerque Engagement

Earlier this year we spent some time with Dillon and Stephanie, a sweet little couple that has been together for over 8 years! They're making it last name official this September at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town and we couldn't be more excited for these lovers!!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna

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