Leslie House | Local Styled Shoot

Styled Shoots

Happy #WeddingWednesday, fellow romantics! Thanks for hanging out with us on this lovely brisk day. As autumn slowly begins making its rounds through our darling desert state, caressing each leaf and turning it gold, we’re doing a bit of magic-making and delicate, gilded touches as well!

It’s no secret that this season is a favorite among New Mexicans – the smell of green chiles roasting is enough to make anyone fall in love. But before we fell face-first into the crunching leaves and warm, jewel tones of fall, the local wedding businesses of New Mexico had to give one, final homage to summer.

Our (dream) team for this styled shoot came together as creatives at the historic Leslie Farmhouse, a secret New Mexican legend. The pastoral oasis hidden in the North Valley is known by Albuquerque locals for its photo-op, canary-yellow facade and Victorian details. But inside the farmhouse, where the Shayla Cristine Photography team and other amazing local wedding vendors got to play? Now that’s where the real magic comes in.

The gorgeous, spiral staircase in the grand hall of the farmhouse is framed by bright and sunny windows and a sparkling chandelier – it took virtually no effort for our model and her lilac Alexandra Grecco gown to look like something straight out of a fairytale there. Although, let’s be honest, it did take a bit of effort! (To say the least!) Thank goodness we had local wedding planner, A Beautiful Theme, there to make sure every moment was exactly as perfect as we imagined.

Spoiler: it was!

Our team of wedding-obsessed, lovers-of-love, bright-eyed, New Mexican photographers was honored as all get out to be a part of this styled shoot. Even if it wasn’t a heavenly combination of our very, very favorite things — New Mexico’s history, local wedding talent, love, rosy pink and shimmering gold details — we still would have been honored.

Because, really, what makes styled shoot come to life isn’t the plush seating arranged perfectly on a manicured lawn, or the blushing cheeks of a model fresh from the makeup chair — it’s the hard work of the local wedding businesses who do the arranging, the ones holding the brush, the bouquet, and dare we say, the lens, too.

So thank you to all the inspiring, motivating, magical people who made this possible! We’ll be daydreaming of this shoot for many, many summers to come.

Gorgeous detail shots of the invitation from Cordially Invited, shot by the wedding photographer of this styled shoot, Shayla Cristine Photography.
The model bride smiling wide as she gets her bridal makeup done, captured by Albuquerque's favorite wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography.
Coming down the spiral staircase of Leslie Farmhouse, a local wedding venue in Albuquerque, shot by New Mexico's favorite wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography.
The bride and groom models share a kiss in the wedding venue in New Mexico, captured by Albuquerque's best wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography.
Local wedding photography team captures this bride model in her lilac Alexandra Brecco wedding gown at the outdoor wedding venue in New Mexico, shot by Shayla Cristine Photography.
Local best wedding photography team, Shayla Cristine Photography, captures the model bride in her wedding gown outside the farmhouse wedding venue in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Albuquerque, New Mexico's best wedding photographer, Shayla Cristine Photography, captures bride and groom kissing on the steps of the  secret indoor farmhouse wedding venue.
Pale pink plush chairs from Darling Details rentals and wedding floral arrangements by A Beautiful Theme wedding planners captured by New Mexico's favorite local wedding photography team, Shayla Cristine Photography.
Outdoor wedding gazebo at historic secret wedding venue in Albuquerque New Mexico captured by Southwest traveling wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography.
Outdoor wedding shoot furniture layout with a vintage vibe, planned by A Beautiful Theme, and captured by Shayla Cristine Photography at New Mexico outdoor farmhouse historic wedding venue.
Lilac bridal gown and dark grey men's suit are what the bride and groom of this wedding styled shoot are wearing at the outdoor wedding venue location in Albuquerque New Mexico, as captured by state's best wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography.
Locally famous wedding photographer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shayla Cristine Photography, captures the wedding cake and dessert table outdoors at this farmhouse wedding styled shoot.
Outdoor glamorous farmhouse wedding inspiration is pouring from these photos captured by New Mexico's new favorite wedding photographer Shayla Cristine Photography.
One final shot of the model bride posing outdoors with her bridal bouquet and in her wedding gown, styled by local wedding businesses and photographed by New Mexico's Shayla Cristine Photography.

Follow these magic-makers!

Planning/Design: @abeautifultheme 
Florals: @abeautifultheme 
HMU: @kerbik_hmua 
Gown: @alexandragrecco 
Tux: @mrtuxabq 
Cake: @three.baby.birds.baking 
Invitations: @cordiallyinvitedevents_nm 
Rentals: @darlingdetailsrentals 
Second tog: @paulporrasphoto
Models: @tanyaantoinette_ and @refreshman32

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