Engagement Inspo - New Mexico Mountains + Foothills

If you’re looking for a pretty, yet close to home spot for your engagement sessions, the foothills and mountains of the Sandias are by far one of our favorite little gems in our own backyard! With gorgeous, moody rock formations and wide open desert spaces, there’s something for all of the adventurous couples out there. Perfect for the wildly in love, our Sandia mountains are the sweetest spot to catch some of those golden hour rays with the love of your life!

Real Life Love Stories
Tyler + Meredith
Garrett + April
Geoff + Jocelyn
Josh + Delaney
Owen + Amelia

Engagements by Alicia, Ashley, and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Engagement Inspo - Old Town Albuquerque

When it comes to engagements, everyone that knows our little team knows how much we just love exploring national parks and beautiful nature reserves around our sweet little Southwestern state, but we never say know to an engagement session in Old Town Albuquerque. Decked out with the coolest adobe buildings, subtle New Mexican details, and plenty of unique charm, this special little part of Albuquerque always gets us in our feels. If you’re looking for a cozy spot for your engagement session without going into the wilderness, Old Town might just be the perfect fit.

Featured Engagement Sessions
Trey + Clara
Tyler + Jordan
Dillon + Stehpanie
Jason + Ryan

Engagement Sessions by Ashley + Brittany of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Matt + Allie, a Cozy Home Engagement

We kicked off our summer engagements in the best way, with a super fun in-home session with Matt and Allie. These two know how to go from crazy in love to super silly in just a matter of moments! Our girl Bre had the best time capturing these two Santa Fe babes in their family home high in the mountains.

These two have been together for 5 years and are making it last name official next May at La Fonda on the Plaza with a sweet, intimate wedding.

Engagement by Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Garrett + April, a New Mexico Mountain Engagement

Garrett and April trekked up into the Sandia Mountains with us for a sweet, intimate engagement session in that dreamy golden hour light. Their session was the sweetest prelude to their little Casa Perea wedding this past weekend. We are thrilled to share even more of these lovers very very soon!!

Engagement Session by Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

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

Randy + Danielle, a Desert Engagement

Randy and Danielle might not be getting married until next year (June 2020) but we can’t help but gush over these two and their incredible sweet love story.

After meeting through mutual friends, these two hung out for the first time at Austin City Limits and immediately hit it off after a weekend of amazing music. And even though they lived in different cities (Randy in Houston and Danielle in Austin) these two made it work and eventually decided to officially call Austin home.

Between being the coolest couple around (they love doing everything and anything outdoors) and having two of the cutest fur babies on the planet (Autumn and Jude), they’re also major couple goals. Along with having fun together (playing Mario Kart and watching Game of Thrones), these two speak each other’s love languages perfectly — Danielle loves how supportive and caring Randy is (he washes her car every Saturday and always remembers to snag macaroons from her fave bakery— insert all the heart eyes) and Randy loves how Danielle is so loving in the way that she always puts others first.

We can’t wait for their Santa Fe celebration at La Fonda on the Plaza next summer, bring on the party babes!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Dress - Altar’d State

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

Engagement Style Look Book Second Edition

If you’re engaged and trying to decide what to wear for your session, some of our favorite brides and grooms brought all of the style inspo you could ever need! From dreamy couture gowns to laid back boho jumpsuits to dainty dresses to simple casual looks, we’ve seen sooo many incredible engagement outfits for every season that we couldn’t help but share them! We’ve even added some of the brands worn by our sweet couples as well as a few of of our own personal favorite shops for even more engagement style ideas!

Featured + Recommended Engagement Style Brands and Boutiques
Revolve
Cleobella
Dress the Population
Costarellos
Madewell
Anthropologie
Altar’d State
Topshop
Free People
Lovers and Friends
J Crew
Ralph Lauren
Hugo Boss
Gemma Collection
Dos Femmes
H &M
ASOS

Engagements by Alicia, Ashley, Bre, and Brittany of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography