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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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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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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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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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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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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