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Here’s the amazing Allie coming in hot with her debut solo album, straight from Carlsbad, New Mexico. Man this girl is the BEST! Every business needs people who continue to come back, who spread the word about you, and who get you so excited to do your job every time you work together. Allie is […]

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Here’s the amazing Allie coming in hot with her debut solo album, straight from Carlsbad, New Mexico. Man this girl is the BEST! Every business needs people who continue to come back, who spread the word about you, and who get you so excited to do your job every time you work together. Allie is […]

Allie // Birthday Portrait Session in Carlsbad, New Mexico

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In my six years of shooting over 75 weddings, there’s questions I’ve been asked by clients to give them the peace of mind to document their wedding days. Weddings only happen once and can’t be recreated! Because of this, it’s absolutely necessary to find a photographer who has experience, confidence, and integrity. Here’s some questions to ask as you begin your adventure of finding the perfect photographer!

Ten Questions To Ask Your Photographer Before Booking!

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No lie, I must have gasped at least 100 times at this wedding. This is a shining example of what I want for every couple: a wedding day that reflects exactly who you are, incorporates the things you love, and makes you feel completely at home, surrounded by the things you value most. Everything about Kailey and Matt’s wedding day just screams THEM. No one besides them had a say in how to decorate, no one protested their desire to do anything unconventional. They invited the people that meant the absolute most to them. Because of this, their wedding was completely unforgettable because there will never be anything exactly like it. It was unapologetically everything that Kailey and Matt are and more. I’m SO excited to show this day off!

A Mystical October Wedding // Kailey & Matt

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Sometimes, you just gotta head out into the desert and take photos for fun! I can’t emphasize enough how much photos don’t need to have a purpose! Sometimes you’re just feeling yourself, have an awesome idea, or feel inspired. These moments are worth documenting just as much as a wedding. This session was exactly the breath of fresh air I needed after a busy wedding season.

Meg // Portrait Session in Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Most couples‘ weddings are their first. Other than occasionally attending a cousin’s wedding or being a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, most have very little experience with how weddings go down. This is a whole new life experience and can definitely be scary to jump into! With whole new emotions, a luxury event, being the center of attention; there’s a lot to consider! That’s why I asked my past clients and friends for advice to give to future brides and grooms.

What I Wish I Knew Before My Wedding Day: Couples Give Advice for Those Planning Their Weddings!

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I’m out here, a New Mexico girl going through Northeast weddings cause I have completely run out of content due to Covid-19. I should be booking so many sessions and weddings but alas, 2020 is not any of our year.

SO! Here’s a wedding I second shot for Jessie Felix Photography! It seems like every wedding I second shoot for just takes my breath away. The couple was so stunning and sweet. And can we talk about her dress? AND THOSE VIEWS?? I can’t believe I got to be even a small part of this!

Jamie & Chris // A Summer Mountain Wedding

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Wow. Thanks to quarantine, I’m able to go back in time and blog some October weddings! October is the most chaotic part of the year for photographers, and what follows it is months of catching up on editing and making deadlines. It’s so hard to blog during these times so I’m grateful for this bit of downtime to actually be able to feature some of my favorite weddings!

October Farm Wedding // Alanna + Troy

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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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Whenever I go back to Sitting Bull Falls, southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico, I feel overcome with thankfulness that I get to use this oasis for so many sessions! I’ll never get tired of the turquoise pools, the waterfalls that seem to change every time I see them, and the lush plants that somehow thrive in the desert.

Sitting Bull Falls Couples Session // Cayli + Trent

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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