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New Mexico Engagement It’s hard to believe it’s already been 6 months since I had the privilege of shooting Melissa and Dennis’ engagement photos in the Sandia Foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We drove up to take photos at the Juan Tabo Cabin at the base of the Sandia Mountain, and then explored the trails […]

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New Mexico Engagement It’s hard to believe it’s already been 6 months since I had the privilege of shooting Melissa and Dennis’ engagement photos in the Sandia Foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We drove up to take photos at the Juan Tabo Cabin at the base of the Sandia Mountain, and then explored the trails […]

Juan Tabo Cabin Engagement in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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You never plan for a windy day engagement in Ruidoso, New Mexico but when it happens, you gotta embrace it. “It gives so much amazing drama!” is what I always tell my clients on days like these. And that’s exactly what happened for Brittany and James’ session! Our session together started off with the most […]

Windy Day Engagement // Ruidoso, New Mexico

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I will never get sick of White Sands as an engagement session location. Honestly, more engagement sessions should take place in places that look like alien landscapes! Nothing is more romantic than running around the country’s beautiful natural parks with the love of your life. White Sands offers the most jaw-dropping 360º views. On one […]

White Sands Engagement // New Mexico

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Everyone wants to have an amazing engagement session, but most couples haven’t had professional photos done since senior year of high school! It can definitely feel awkward, nerve wracking, and very uncertain. After all, this is your first time doing any of this! You want awesome photos that reflect who you are as a couple […]

Tips for Fun, Natural Engagement Photos

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The Location- Jemez Springs, New Mexico New Mexico still amazes me with how much variety it has. You can be in the flat desert in the morning, drive 4 hours, and end up nestled in a canyon in Jemez Springs taking engagement photos for a gorgeous couple. When people ask where they should go for […]

Jemez Springs, New Mexico Engagement // Leanna & Julian

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Jaycie and Adam were supposed have their wedding on the day we ventured out to the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque. But of course, Covid did what it does best and threw them for a loop. They decided to postpone and runaway together to Albuquerque for a weekend getaway. I’m so honored they booked another session […]

Sandia Crest Wedding Session // Jaycie & Adam

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Jory and Trevor chose one of their favorite hikes in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico for their engagement session and I COULD NOT be more in awe. These mountains bring it every single time. I’m so inspired by them to be who I want. Meaning? I honestly, really, truly believed I was adventurous, badass, […]

Sandia Mountains Engagement // Jory & Trevor

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Everyone wants to have an amazing engagement session, but most couples haven’t had professional photos done since senior year of high school! It can definitely feel awkward, nerve wracking, and very uncertain. After all, this is your first time doing any of this! You want awesome photos that reflect who you are as a couple while making you look natural, and embracing the location you love. There are some things you can do to ensure your engagement session is fun, comfortable, and brings out the genuine chemistry you have together. Here are some tips!

(Keep in mind these tips may not apply to all photographers’ styles, but if your photographer has a natural, documentary style, these tips are definitely for you!)

Engagement Session Tips for Fun, Natural Photos!

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Engagement photography by wedding photographer, Andrea Van Orsouw, taking place in Guadalupe Mountain National Park, Texas/ New Mexico

Guadalupe Mountains Engagement Session // Torie + Martin

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About an hour west of the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico, is an oasis tucked away in the rolling hills and mountains of the desert. People travel from all over New Mexico to escape the 100+ degree weather of the southwest summers and jump into cool, green springs. This is what I love about New […]

Engagement Session at Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad, New Mexico // Addie + Ramon