In Home Elopement in Las Cruces Pt.2

This is my last blog post from New Mexico!! I'm so sad! I really can't thank Andrea and Stephanie enough for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing few days in New Mexico. I got to see a state I had never been to. Meet a bunch of photographers who I now consider to be friends and meet a bunch of hot people that were a pleasure to photograph. It was such a great experience!

If you haven't been to New Mexico you need to go like NOW! It's such a nice place and everyone was so sweet! And....Mexican food. I meaaaaaaan do you need another reason to go? As usual the vendors are below..check them out on Instagram!

 

Vendors:

Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography

Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephaniewoodphotography

Venue: Cynthia de Lorenzi | @cdelorenzi

Macrame: Ox & Nag | @ox.and.nag

Calligrapher: Etui & Co. | @etuiandco_

Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep

Gown Boutique (Savannah’s Gown): Ella Blu | @ellabluep

Long Train Full Lace Gown Designer (Savannah’s Gown): Martina Liana | @martinalianabridal

Model: Savannah Cornejo + Sam (boyfriend) | @nannisee, @svucedup (boyfriend)

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Makeup: Elyse Simons Beauty | Elyse Simons | @elysesimonsbeauty

Hair Styling: Deshea Exclusive | Heather Deshea Harrison | @desheaexclusive

VW Photo Bus: The Photo Bus El Paso | @thephotobusep

Field Hat: Brixton | Urban Outfitters | @urbanoutfitters

Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore

Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios

In Home Elopement in Las Cruces Pt.1

New Mexico seems to be the home of hotties nationwide. I'm completely obsessed with all of the models that we had throughout our stay in New Mexico. These two cuties are actually boyfriend and girlfriend....how cute is that??

Meet Randy and Brittany! I'm completely obsessed with how beautiful they are as a couple.

Vendors:

Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography

Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephaniewoodphotography

Venue: Cynthia de Lorenzi | @cdelorenzi

Macrame: Ox & Nag | @ox.and.nag

Calligrapher: Etui & Co. | @etuiandco_

Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep

Gown Designer: Dreamers and Lovers | @dreamersandlovers_

Model: Brittany Peralta + Randy (boyfriend) | @brittperalta, @b_strongbaca (boyfriend)

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Makeup: Elyse Simons Beauty | Elyse Simons | @elysesimonsbeauty

Hair Styling: Deshea Exclusive | Heather Deshea Harrison | @desheaexclusive

VW Photo Bus: The Photo Bus El Paso | @thephotobusep

Field Hat: Brixton | Urban Outfitters | @urbanoutfitters

Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore

Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Alex & Ben - Couple's Session at White Sands National Monument

I have had the pleasure of photographing these two several times! I photographed both their engagement and elopement in New York. Ben was transferred to El Paso so when I found out I was heading that way I knew I HAD to message them to see if they were down to come to this magical place. We took some sunset shots and I love that they knew they didn't even have to ask if they could bring their dogs because they know I'm obsessed with animals. Jeff got to hold onto the pups and love them during the shoot and I got to frolic around with one of my favorite couples! Fun fact: The same white dress Alex wore in the second half of the shoot is the same dress she eloped in a few years prior!!

 

Styled Elopement at White Sands National Monument

Alright guys! It's the moment you have all been waiting for!! I know you saw these hotties on my Instagram and Facebook page. And to answer your question....yes these people are real and they really do make people this hot in real life! 

The White Sands National Monument needs to be on everyone's bucket list is it isn't already. It has the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen in my life and they're 360 degree sunsets. The sand is amazing and feels like moon sand because the sand is actually made of crushed gypsum! The sand was cool to the touch even though it was hot as balls in New Mexico. While we were shooting they were actually testing rovers for Mars because it's the closest to Mars' sand in the entire world. The White Sands has 180 species of animals that only habitate at White Sands. Okay...now that this sounds like a third grader's history report...let's look at some hotties!!

The Styling team ( 3 Sisters El Paso ) did such an amazing job putting all the details together! It looks like a wedding right out of Urban Outfitters or something!

Chelsea is probably one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen and Cody ain't so bad either!

Sooooo like anyone else think they should get married for real?

 

 

Vendors:

Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography

Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephwoodphoto

Venue: White Sands National Monument

HMUA: Makeup by Brenda | Brenda Tarango | @tarangobrenda

Calligraphy Agates: Kayla Mcmullen | @wildivoryandco

Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore

Quartz Headpieces: JUDYandMADELEINE | @judyandmadeleine

Model: Chelsea Hunter | @hunter_chelsea

Model: Cody Burns | @ryancodyburns

Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios

Florist: Kern Place Florist | @kernplaceflorist

Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Gown Boutique: Ella Blu | @ellabluep

Long Sleeve Lace Gown Designer: Pronovias | @pronovias

Flowy Cap Sleeve Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | @maggiesotterodesigns

Hillary & Kevin - Couple's Session at Minnewaska State Park

This is the last of the 2017 blog posts!!! I'm officially ALMOST caught up!! These two love birds came to me for their holiday photos and I'm so glad they did! Their outfits were on point, the weather wasn't too horrible and they got such beautiful photos!! I recommend Minnewaska to a lot of my couples! It's a super easy 1 mile walk to the falls and then you drive up to the top of the mountain for the lake photos! You get all the adventure photos without having to risk ruining your hair and makeup with strenuous activity. I hope you enjoy flipping through this session!

Alex & Jess - The Thayer Hotel

Alex and Jess got married on a beautiful October day at The Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY. Jess and many of her family members attended the West Point Military Academy so it was a very special place to the two of them. Their wedding story will also be featured on H&H Weddings soon!

Both Jess and Alex got ready in separate rooms with their ladies. Both rooms were full of laughter and love and everyone's emotions were turned up high. From Jess and her girls doing a pyramid, to Alex and her girls doing a champagne toast, both Alex and Jess had the most beautiful moments with their girls.

Jess and Alex saw each other for the first time at the ceremony. During the ceremony everyone was fighting real hard to hold back the tears. Both Alex and Jess were full of smiles and laughter as well. During the ceremony, right after they were pronounced married, Alex got her lipstick all over Jess' face and everyone in the crowd was laughing.

Following the ceremony, we took some portraits with the Saber girls and the bridal party right by the ceremony area.

Afterwards, just the three of us headed all around campus to take pictures in all the same places we took their engagement pictures. We headed to Trophy Point and dodged three other weddings also taking their portraits and then headed over to the reservoir and took some pictures where it was much more quiet.

Following that, it was time to P-A-R-T-Y!!!

 

 

Vendors

Hair: Celeste Von Damon

Makeup: Jeff Cornett

DJ: The Digital Musicians

Florist: Lily’s of the Valley

Caterer: The Thayer Hotel

Dress Designer: Louvre Couture

Venue: The Thayer Hotel

Invites: Minted

 

Kelly & Nick - Engagement Session at The High Line

It's fitting that I'm blogging these two love bird's engagement session today because today is their wedding day! The three of us walked the High Line and stopped along the way to grab some beautiful shots. The entire time dodging about a billion tourists. Something that's always hilarious about photographing in New York City is that there is always a million people getting in your shot. They'll either stop and stare at what you're doing while simultaneously getting directly in the shot or they'll purposely walk super slow through the shot. Also EVERYONE stops to say congratulations..it's actually super sweet. Following the High Line, we walked down to the water to get some super awesome sunset shots and some more pictures with the skyline. Today these two beautiful souls get married at Crabtree's Kittle House on CINCO DE MAYO!!!! Let the party begin!

Lilly & Mike - Engagement Session at WillsWay Equestrian

Lilly & Mike had their engagement shoot where their wedding will be held. During their engagement shoot we got to hang out with Lilly's awesome horse. I got to pet a dog and a lot of horses. I meaaannnnnn...can you get any better than that??

Meagan & Brad - Engagement Session at Stonecrop Gardens

Meagan and Brad chose to have their engagement session at Stonecrop Gardens. Stonecrop is one of my favorite locations! You have everything from greenhouses to cool architecture to beautiful gardens. During their engagement session, we were completely surrounded with beautiful butterflies! It truly was a beautiful day!

Erika & Pasquale - Red Maple Vineyard

Erika and Pasquale got married on a super hot, out of the ordinary, day in September at Red Maple Vineyard. These two lovebirds were all smiles and had the most infectious smiles that effected everyone around them.

Afterwards, Erika and Pasquale had a sweet first look in between the grape vines that was one for the books.

For their bridal portraits we went and saw ALL the animals that Red Maple has to offer. It was kiiiiind of super amazing.

Their ceremony was at the top of the hill with the view of the valley.

Following the ceremony it was time to party!

After the cake cutting, there was a beautiful firework show for the couple and all of their guests.

Vendors:

Venue : Red Maple Vineyard

Sam & Ash - Masker Orchards

This one is super exciting for me because I am counting down the days until it's fall again!! Sam and Ash took their engagement pictures at Masker Orchards where Ash works! We had the entire Orchard to ourselves, it was so magical. Take a look!

Brittany & Garrett - CV Rich Mansion

Brittany and Garrett got married at CV Rich Mansion. As you may remember, Kelly and Joey also got married there. Brittany and Kelly are lifelong BFFS! These two have been besties practically since birth. So it was no surprise that they got married at the same location, just a few months apart from each other. Brittany and Kelly not only managed one DIY wedding, they managed two! I hope you'll enjoy flipping through as much as I enjoyed photographing!

First, I took Brittany's details all around the grounds of CV Rich. Fun fact: All of Brittany's details, besides her dress and shoes, were her late Grandmother's.

Brittany got ready in the bridal suite upstairs, while Garrett got ready in the library downstairs.

They had their ceremony at a nearby church in White Plains.

Brittany and Garrett took some of their bridal portraits at a nearby courtyard. The courtyard was completely brick, brick that was installed by her Grandfather!

Afterwards, we headed to CV Rich to take their Bridal Party and the rest of the Bridal Portraits.

Following that it was time to party!

VENDORS:

Dress: Oleg Cassini
Shoes: Madewell
Makeup: Giulia Martin
Jewelry: Grandmother's Vintage Pearls
Stole: Grandmother's
Purse: Grandmother's
Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff
Tuxedos: JCrew
Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique
Venue: CV Rich Mansion

 

 

Kaity's Maternity

This maternity shoot was special because...it's my sister! Since this blog post is technically from 2017 we now have a super adorable baby girl in the family named Kira! Take a look at Kaity's maternity session! I'm sure you'll enjoy it just as much as I did!