Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave First Dance Songs

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a whole lot of amazing little first dances, but there’s are a few that have stuck with us and that made us feel all the feels. Whether it was the gorgeous natural lighting of an outdoor wedding, some incredible dance moves, or a super unique song choice (e.g. LOVE by Kendrick Lamar or a Childish Gambino cover of So Into You), some of our favorite first dances have absolutely swept us off our feet. We’ve each included some of our favorite first dance/love song selections so you can have the BEST dance party this weekend (or at your own wedding).

Alicia’s Picks
Dive - Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel? - Ed Sheeran
Stay With You - John Legend
In My Veins - Andrew Belle
Your Song (cover) - Ellie Goulding
Thinkin’ Bout You (cover) - Daniela Andrade
LOVE - Kendrick Lamar
Harvest Moon - Neil Young (and the cover of it by Poolside)
John Legend - Stay With You (gives me goosebumps)
To Build a Home - Cinematic Orchestra
Anything by Sleeping At Last, because let's be real, it just doesn't get dreamier.

Jaclyn’s Picks
Everything - Ella Mai ft. John Legend
Woman - Honne
Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Best Part - H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar
I Would Do Anything for You - Foster the People
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole ft. Natalie Cole
Baby I’m Yours (cover) - Arctic Monkeys
Lights Down Low - MAX ft. gnash

Ashley’s Picks
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry Me - Train
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
You and Me - Lifehouse
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Bre’s Picks
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Everything - Michael Buble
All of Me - John Legend
Work Song - Hozier
Let It Go - James Bay

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

Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave Romantics

It finally Valentine’s Day and, for us, saying that its one of our favorite holidays is a huge understatement. We ADORE this day and how everyone celebrates the people that they love the most! We are so lucky to have a job that lets us not only hang with the cutest couples, but allows us to witness love on a regular basis! We seriously wish we could put every single romantic on this blog, but we rounded up a few of our standouts from the last few years to give everyone a little taste! We hope you spent today feeling loved and spreading love!!!

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

Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave First Kiss Moments

With V-Day right around the corner, our little team wanted to do something extra special in honor of the sweet season of love. Right now we’re crushing major on wedding first kisses, you know, those crazy, oh-so-sweet, I can’t believe we finally did it first moments of becoming newlyweds. Something about seeing couples loving on each other just moments after saying “I do” makes our hearts skip a beat. Here’s to those babes who express their love and adoration for each other in the boldest, most romantic ways!

Check out the rest of our blog to see these featured love stories and so much more!!!

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

Fave Weddings - Jaclyn's Picks

Finishing off our team wedding picks is our Social Media Manager Jaclyn with some of her fave, most swooning worthy moments.

“Its honestly so difficult for me to pinpoint three or four weddings that I love more than all the others because for me its usually a few shots from weddings and engagements that draw me in. Alicia and I always joke about how much I love non-traditional shots so thats exactly what this blog post is full of. Some of the photos are so obviously unique that anyone can see why I adore them, but I’d have to say that each and every photo in this blog made me pause on first glance and they’re photos I continually go back to when curating for social media. Alicia, Ashley, and Bre are sooo beyond talented at capturing love and I’ve spent a whole lot of time curating all of the engagements and weddings that go up on the blog, so narrowing down my faves was insanely hard for me. For me, these photos grab at something beyond just love, they’re authentic and what I envision when I think of how to emulate true love in the real world. I love all of the blogs I’ve put out, but this is by far my favorite.”

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

Jon + Paige, a Colorful Los Poblanos Wedding

Last November we were so beyond thrilled to head back to our favorite Albuquerque gem, Los Poblanos, for an intimate blush-toned wedding with sweet lovers Jon and Paige. Every second of this sweet day was precious and downright magical!

Long before their wedding, Paige let us know that her and Jon wanted a day that would focus less on all of the usual wedding day details and more on their family and close friends from all over the country. For her, the most important part of the day to capture was all of their loved ones celebrating together for the first time which is one of our favorite things to hear from brides!

Even though details weren’t the focus of this incredibly special day, Paige still managed to awe us with her gorgeous, off-the-shoulder, blush wedding gown and absolutely killer, bright florals from our gal pals over at Viva Flora. And, per usual, our girl Genica Lee made sure that this stunning bride looked absolutely angelic on the first day of being a Mrs.

Jon and Paige, you two were an absolute treat to capture, we’re sooo grateful to be a small part of your new beginning! Cheers to you lovely babes!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Florals - Viva Flora
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Mia Solano
Bridal Boutique - LUV Bridal
Bride’s Earrings - Twigs and Honey
Junior Bridesmaid Dresses - Dillards
Groom’s Attire - Jos A Banks
Signage - Minted
Programs - Hope Street Creative
Cake Topper Bunting - Ay Mujer
DJ - Cutmaster Music

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

Wedding + Engagement Rings - Second Edition

If you know one thing about our little team (and probably most wedding photogs out there), its that we have a major soft spot for gorgeous rings. From the classic square- cut beauties to the custom, wildly unique rings we love every single one that we get to capture. We’ll probably never get enough of these precious gems, keep ‘em coming lovers!!!

A Few of Our Fave Ring Vendors
Ritani
Tacori
Lauren B Jewelry
deBella Jewelry
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Etsy
Patina Gallery
Blue Nile
Tiffany & Co
Brilliant Earth

Ring Boxes
The Mrs Box
Your Heart’s Content

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

Fave Weddings - Bre's Picks

Our third photog sister in our little squad is the amazingly talented Bre who, in addition to owning her own newborn/maternity photography company, also second shoots and sometimes lead shoots for our team! She’s helped us capture some of the most fun weddings the last few years and she’s shouted out her fave moments here on the blog!

Shaun + Jessie (coming soon to our blog) at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast- I love how laid back this couple was. They had a small intimate wedding in a gorgeous venue, a bed and breakfast. Their guests were really sweet and fun as well! My favorite guests at a wedding.

Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera- This wedding was very classy, and I loved it! It had the most gorgeous view, and the navy/rose gold combo was to die for!

Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe- This wedding was the most fun of the year. With Scott being in the creative industry as well, he had a lot of image ideas and they were fun! Plus, the fun black and white wall at their venue was so awesome.

Sarah + Oriol at Gerald Peters Gallery - These out of town lovers just had the most beautiful, intimate unique wedding because their ceremony and reception were both at an art museum. I loved it, and his accent!

Photos by Alicia and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Daniel + Rebecca, an Intimate Santa Fe Wedding

After nine years of being in love, out of the 15 that they’ve known each other, Daniel and Rebecca knew that it was time to make it last name official, but they wanted to celebrate in their own special way. These babes went with a non-traditional, super intimate wedding in Santa Fe this past fall. They skipped the wedding party and Rebecca decided to go with a super unique, boho-inspired caftan gown making this day extra special to be a part of. After exchanging vows in the ever ethereal La Capilla de Oro at Eldorado Hotel. Along with their closest friends and family members, Dan & Rebecca had the sweetest little Southwestern inspired party at the beautifully quaint Neptune Studio Gallery and Event Space. From the giant piñatas to personalized ornaments to Lotería cards, this reception was colorful and downright amazing. We adored these two and this day, congrats babes! We can’t wait for more non-traditional, wonderfully authentic wedding days to come.

Vendors
Ceremony Venue - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Reception Venue - Neptune Studio Gallery and Event Space
Florals - Barton’s Flowers
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Hair - Chrome Salon Santa Fe
Dress - New Crop Shop

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