Okay, okay – we know what you’re thinking. Is this actually a real wedding? Or is it just a couple of gorgeous models looking fabulous and palpably in-love on a beach? 

Plot twist: it’s both! 

Lais, the stunning bride you see gliding across the sand as if it were her own private runway, is a well-known fitness model and lifestyle coach based here in Albuquerque. If she seems at home in picturesque places, it’s probably because she’s used to being flown all over the world for fitness conventions and special appearances! 

We’re pretty familiar with her glamorous lifestyle by now too — she’s been a part of the Shayla Cristine Photography family for 2 years. The team first had the pleasure of meeting Lais and Beau for their engagement session, and then we stayed working together ever since! The Shayla Cristine team has photographed Lais for her website, Instagram, and other miscellaneous content, and we have a blast every time. 

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a whole lot of love to her beau, Dr. Beau, too! He’s a well known chiropractor also based here in Albuquerque. You might recognize him from his two offices in town, like the one inside the Jackson Wink MMA School where Holly Holm and Jon Bones train. Or, you might even recognize him from his YouTube fame, as his back-cracking and aligning has garnered quite a bit of fanfare. He also is used to being flown all over the country to crack celebrities, MMA fighters, and even politicians! 

But don’t let the celebrity side of this beautiful couple intimidate you, they’re also some of the nicest people we’ve ever met. Lais is incredibly talented and self sufficient – she did her own hair and makeup for their beach elopement wedding! And Beau’s love for Lais is the most recognizable facet of their personalities. She is his queen, and together they’re unstoppable. 

With unbelievably photogenic subjects, love radiating, a sunny beach backdrop, and a custom couture wedding gown all wrapped up into one unforgettable day, it’s simply no wonder this wedding was one of our favorites. Thank you so much, Lais + Beau, for trusting our team and letting us capture your marvelous celebration! 

Two shots of Lais DeLeon's custom couture wedding gown, shot by Shayla Cristine Photography, a local wedding photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lais DeLeon, the morning of her wedding, shot by a local adventure wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography, based in Albuquerque New Mexico.
A few detail shots of Lais DeLeon's rose gold wedding jewelry, custom couture gown, and gorgeous wedding lingerie. Photography by adventure wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Another bright and beautiful photo of Lais DeLeon's custom couture wedding gown - she wore it at her beach wedding with husband Dr. Beau Hightower. Photographed by local wedding photographers, and adventure wedding photographers, Shayla Cristine Photography, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lais DeLeon and fiance Dr. Beau Hightower, both getting ready for their beach elopement ceremony for their wedding that was shot by Albuquerque wedding photography team, Shayla Cristine Photography, based in New Mexico.
Dr. Beau Hightower getting ready to marry his queen, Lais DeLeon, before their wedding ceremony on the beach. Captured by local wedding photography team in Albuquerque New Mexico, Shayla Cristine Photography.
Dr. Beau Hightower and Lais DeLeon, newlyweds, preparing for their beach wedding celebration. Shot by Shayla Cristine Photography, an Albuquerque, New Mexico wedding photography team.
Wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography captured Lais DeLeon showing off her custom couture wedding gown for her beautiful outdoor beach wedding to Dr. Beau Hightower.
First looks between the newlyweds, Lais DeLeon and Beau Hightower, right before their beach wedding ceremony elopement celebration. Shot by Shayla Cristine Photography, a traveling wedding photographer in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Adventure wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography captured the gorgeous couple during their beach wedding celebration and ceremony, the newlyweds, Lais DeLeon and Beau Hightower.
Lais DeLeon struts across the sand to join her soon to be husband, Beau Hightower, who is waiting to marry her on the beach with their adventure wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography, right beside them to capture every moment.
The handsome groom waiting in the sand for his bride. Dr. Beau Hightower and Lais DeLeon had a beach wedding with a gorgeous arch - captured by Shayla Cristine Photography, an adventure photographer in Albuquerque, New Mexico who specializes in bright and airy wedding photography.
Dr. Beau and his bride Lais DeLeon during their wedding ceremony on the beach. The happy couple said their vows during the beach elopement, and local adventure wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography captured every precious moment.
Detailed ring shots of Lais DeLeon and her husband Dr. Beau Hightower during their beach wedding. Shot by Shayla Cristine Photography, the best adventure wedding photographers based in Albuquerque New Mexico who travel to photograph destination weddings.
Close up of the gorgeous couple after saying their vows during their beach elopement, Dr. Beau Hightower kisses Lais DeLeon in his tan suit, and she is wearing a custom couture wedding gown. Shot by the best Albuquerque based adventure wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography.
A happy moment between the two, Lais DeLeon and Dr. Beau Hightower, after having their wedding and beach elopement ceremony in the sand. By Shayla Cristine Photography, the best local wedding photographers based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lais DeLeon and Beau Hightower, after their elopement wedding on the beach, with their favorite Albuquerque based travel wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography.
The beautiful couple, Dr. Beau Hightower and Lais DeLeon, enjoying a special moment on the beach after their wedding elopement with Shayla Cristine Photography, a New Mexico based adventure wedding photographer who travels.
Lais DeLeon with her wedding bouquet on the beach, with husband Beau Hightower. Her beach bouquet adds a perfect splash of color against her sparkly wedding gown. The outdoor photography and couple photography was done by Albuquerque's best local wedding photography team, Shayla Cristine Photography.
Detailed shot of Lais DeLeon's wedding hair and wedding makeup, as well as her beach wedding bouquet and the bead detailing on her couture wedding gown. Shot by Shayla Cristine Photography, New Mexico's favorite adventure wedding photographer.
Dr. Beau Hightower, a famous celebrity chiropractor, walking in the sand after his beach wedding elopement to Lais DeLeon. Wearing a tan suit jacket and all white, it's the perfect men's attire for a beach wedding. Captured by Shayla Cristine Photography, a wedding photographer in Albuquerque New Mexico who does adventure wedding photography for destination weddings.
Lais DeLeon enjoys some Popeye's chicken after her beach wedding ceremony with Beau Hightower. Shot by New Mexico's best adventure wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography!
Sweet shots of the loving couple embracing each other in the sand after their beach elopement and beach wedding ceremony, every beautiful moment captured by Shayla Cristine Photography, an adventure wedding photographer based in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Local wedding photographer and adventure photographer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shayla Cristine Photography captures Lais DeLeon and husband Dr. Beau Hightower sharing a kiss on the beach after their outdoor wedding ceremony and beach elopement.

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