Q&A with the Photographer Herself!

Welcome back, lovers of love!  In our last blog, we hinted at how jam-packed this past summer has been, and spent a little time appreciating the transition from wedding season to autumn. (Here it is, in case you missed it!)  That’s something we’ve been doing a lot of lately: taking a little time for appreciation. […]

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August 18, 2021

Shayla Cristine Team, Wedding Advice

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Moody Magic: Sarah + Tomas Real Wedding

Happy weekend, wedding lovers 💕 Whew! What a wonderful wedding season, ahem summer, it’s been. Between traveling for styled shoots, designing gorgeous spaces for wedding editorials, bright and sunshine-y wedding days, and more — this wedding photography team has been busy! But as you can tell, what we’re busy with is a labor of love, […]

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August 18, 2021

Real Weddings

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Real Wedding Editorials: It’s a thing now, and we love it

Hello friends and fellow lovers! How are you on this fine Friday? Got anything fun planned for the weekend? How about a real wedding editorial shoot for you and your special someone? Yes, you read that and this blog title right: real wedding editorial! And we know what you’re thinking — aren’t real weddings and […]

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July 20, 2021

Real Weddings, Styled Shoots, Wedding Editorial

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Men’s Style Guide: Engagement Sessions

Happy #WeddingWednesday, lovers of love! We’re so excited to be back on the blog today sharing some advice from our (much beloved) resident photography guru and creative force behind the brand, Shayla. (Have we mentioned before that Shayla has been shooting weddings in New Mexico for over a decade now?! Yes, we have? Well, that’s […]

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April 28, 2021

Enagements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Styled Shoots, Wedding Advice

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Styling for Your Engagement Session: Photographer’s Tips for Brides

If you haven’t noticed already — in between fawning and fanning over gorgeous local weddings and adventure elopements, we like to use this little corner of the digital world as a platform for sharing tips, tricks, and insider secrets about wedding photography. Because we love you! The creative powerhouse and ultra-experienced photographer at the helm […]

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February 26, 2021

Enagements, Local Wedding Businesses, Wedding Advice

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Lisset + Matthew | Winter Wedding in the Southwest

Welcome back wedding lovers! Have you been staying safe and warm? We hope so! This cold front might have stolen a bit of the joy and excitement that comes with a blanket of fresh snow — can’t we just enjoy the sparkling horizon without freezing our nose hairs?! — but even so, we’re still head […]

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February 20, 2021

Elopements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Shayla Cristine Team, Traveling Wedding Photography

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Free Engagement Guide for Local Couples!

Guess what, friends? We have a treat for you on this gorgeous #WeddingWednesday! (It’s true we offer some decadent digital content to you, our readers, almost every week, but this one is special, we promise!) If you’ve been hanging out with us here for a little while, you’ll know that lately we’ve been chatting about […]

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February 11, 2021

Enagements, Shayla Cristine Team, Wedding Advice

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Westie + Tyler | Snowy New Mexico Engagement

Happy #WeddingWednesday yet again, sweet friends! Have you been staying warm? That New Mexico sunshine plays tricks sometimes, making us all think that Spring is right around the corner but, as this snowy-wonderland engagement session will soon prove, winter isn’t quite finished with us yet!  And, honestly, thank goodness it’s not! We’re definitely looking ahead […]

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February 4, 2021

Enagements, Traveling Wedding Photography

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Rachel + Mark | Greek Wedding in New Mexico

Hey sweet friends and fellow wedding lovers, we’ve missed you! The Shayla Cristine Photography team took a little bit of time off to enjoy this special time of year with loved ones, but we are BACK. (And we couldn’t be more excited to share this wedding with you!)   It’s true this holiday season might […]

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January 15, 2021

Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings

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Hiring a Wedding Photographer as a Wedding Photographer

Happy #WeddingWednesday lovely friends! Normally we use this digital space to offer our readers & fellow wedding lovers some delicious, local wedding inspiration to get them through the rest of the week.  So you might be looking at the title of today’s blog and asking yourself, “wait was this one written for me?” The short […]

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December 13, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Shayla Cristine Team, Wedding Advice

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3 Reasons Wedding Photographers Cost What They Do

There’s no way to sugarcoat this part: weddings. are. expensive. It’s true! It’s not an industry secret, or a surprise catch — it’s pretty much universally understood that wedding costs can ratchet up pretty quickly during planning process.  (And for good reason, too, considering how many individual creatives and professionals you’re hiring to create the […]

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December 2, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Shayla Cristine Team, Wedding Advice

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Haley + Wyatt | The Perfect Fall Wedding

Okay, okay. It’s true we’ve already had our first, big snow here in New Mexico…But we’ll be danged if we don’t celebrate a fall wedding at least one more time before winter is officially here!  And plus, we all know how fickle southwestern weather can be — there’s always a good chance that, after dumping […]

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November 19, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Traveling Wedding Photography

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Jenny + Joshua | Adventure Elopement

When you know, you know. And yes – we do know that’s the most cliché way to start a wedding blog like, ever, but it’s cliché for a reason! Hidden inside every universal platitude that circulates throughout generations is a totally infallible piece of essential truth. That’s why everyone keeps saying them! So when it […]

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November 5, 2020

Elopements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Traveling Wedding Photography

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Delani + Hayden | Real Wedding

When you’re surrounded by love stories all day, like the Shayla Cristine Photography team so blessedly is, it’s pretty easy to see how storytelling comes into play in every aspect of our lives. From behind a lens, we witness how every meet-cute, chance encounter, and coincidence ends up leading one person to another. And then, […]

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October 29, 2020

Real Weddings, Traveling Wedding Photography, Weddings, Families

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Leslie House | Local Styled Shoot

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 […]

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October 15, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Styled Shoots

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Kalene + Conner | New Mexico Elopement

Happy #WeddingWednesday to all the romantics out there! If you’ve been hanging out with us here for a little while now, then you probably saw last week’s featured wedding and know that we’ve been feeling some serious love for New Mexico’s small, intimate weddings as of late.  It’s partially about finding the silver linings hidden […]

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September 30, 2020

Elopements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Weddings, Families

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Lesley + Dan | Real Wedding

How are you handling quarantine, wedding lovers? If you’re anything like us, you’re probably missing your community somethin’ fierce by now. And, of course, weddings & styled shoots planned to the tiniest perfect detail, with blooming bouquets, bursts of laughter and all the guests busting out moves on the dance floor! But missing all that […]

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July 23, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Shayla Cristine Team, Weddings, Families

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Rachel + Ramon | Real Wedding

If we’re being honest, all it takes is a whisper of rustic details and colorful florals to make the hearts at Shayla Cristine Photography flutter. So when we caught wind of the vibe Rachel and Ramon were curating for their wedding, we were already swooning!  Of course, though, the reality of the day was so […]

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July 16, 2020

Real Weddings, Weddings, Families

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Amanda + Tyler | Real Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday darling friends! Thank you for joining us once again in our little corner of the digital world. We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy in during these intense times – and staying busy too, of course! Whether your part of the world has opened up to life again or […]

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May 20, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Shayla Cristine Team, Weddings, Families

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Lais + Beau | Real Wedding

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 […]

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April 22, 2020

Real Weddings, Weddings, Families

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Four Seasons | Santa Fe Wedding Venue

What, did you think the only thing we have to fawn over is our collection of perfectly imperfect love stories and the photos that accompany them? It’s true we could gush endlessly about all the couples that the Shayla Cristine Photography team gets to photograph and become lifelong friends with, but there’s still even more […]

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February 19, 2020

Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings

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Shandra + Justin | Real Wedding

Despite what you may have heard, there really is no wrong way to plan a wedding. For some couples, they start with the big task of choosing a venue. For others — the really smart ones, wink, wink — start with choosing the wedding photographer who will journey with them through every step of the […]

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February 6, 2020

Real Weddings, Weddings, Families

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Jazmine + Kel | Real Wedding

Is anyone else catching the travel bug now that New Mexico’s windy winter has settled in for the season? Ready to hop on a plane and jet off to wherever the flowers are blooming? We definitely are!  And as a result, we can’t help but reminisce on the very first international wedding that the Shayla […]

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January 30, 2020

Real Weddings, Weddings, Families

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Toni + Sean | Real Wedding

Have you noticed the shift in light here in New Mexico? It’s true that wintery new year is upon us! Swap out your iced coffee for hot if you haven’t already — it’s time for glowing fires, cozy evenings, and the smell of wood burning in the early morning.  But before we dive head first […]

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January 16, 2020

Real Weddings, Weddings, Families

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Andrea + Brian | Real Wedding

Here’s the thing: no wedding has ever been done twice. Details, color schemes, and venues might be shared between one set of newlyweds in New Mexico and the next, but you can’t carbon copy love! Each couple, each unparalleled story of romance is a harmony of separate notes and moments acquiescing under perfect timing to […]

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December 28, 2019

Real Weddings

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Andrea + Brian | Real Wedding

Here’s the thing: no wedding has ever been done twice. Details, color schemes, and venues might be shared between one set of newlyweds in New Mexico and the next, but you can’t carbon copy love! Each couple, each unparalleled story of romance is a harmony of separate notes and moments acquiescing under perfect timing to […]

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December 28, 2019

Real Weddings

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