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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Luxury Wedding Albums!

The wedding album. A long awaited, timeless remembrance of your beautiful wedding day. A book that really tells the story of your wedding from start to finish. From the very beginning with detail photographs of your dress, shoes, jewelry, dainty details, your stationary! All of the details that you so carefully gathered during your planning […]

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February 14, 2022

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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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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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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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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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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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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