Top 5 Tips for Planning a Big Wedding!

Big weddings are back, and the nuptial boom of 2022 means couples and their families are facing big bills for celebrations. Couples are holding events with larger guest lists, reverting to form after a wave of smaller pandemic gatherings, planners and venue managers say. Planning a big wedding has its own set of challenges and […]

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gorgeous bride with stunning background imagery to create a soft beautiful bridal portrait

February 23, 2022

Elopements, Enagements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, Wedding Advice

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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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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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Cara + Steve | Santa Fe Elopement

Happy #WeddingWednesday sweet friends! We’ve spent these last few #WeddingWednesdays chatting about elopements, mountain getaways, whirlwind romances, and the like. You know, typical wedding-obsessed, traveling wedding photographer stuff! But while we’ve been cultivating this little corner of the internet as a place for us to share the magnificent love stories we bear witness to, the […]

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November 26, 2020

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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

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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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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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