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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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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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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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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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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