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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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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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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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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