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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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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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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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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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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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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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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