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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February 23, 2022

Elopements, Enagements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings, 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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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

Elopements, Local Wedding Businesses, Real Weddings

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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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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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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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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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