NM Farm and Ranch Wedding: Oscar + Rebecca – Las Cruces Wedding Photographer

Oscar and Rebecca are high school sweethearts. Their story begins in Las Cruces, New Mexico and like the epic road trips these two love to take, their story took twists and turns and landed them in Los Angeles, California. They made the trip back to their hometown to celebrate their amazing journey with a beautiful wedding full of DIY personal moments, mementos, and the strong bonds of lifetime friends and forever family.

Rebecca began the day getting ready in her childhood home. She was surrounded by her sweet and excited bridesmaids.

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

Oscar waited patiently at Holy Cross Catholic church for his bride.
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Aren’t these flower girls the most adorable thing?!

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

Married!!
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After the ceremony we took a trip to the pecan orchards for some photos of their bridal party.

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

Oscar and Rebecca make it easy to fall for them and it’s easy to see how deep their connection is to each other.

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

It is so important to schedule enough time for quiet moments during a wedding day. Most of the day is full of loud celebration but I love the time I get to spend alone with the bride and groom creating their portraits. Not only does it serve as a small rest from the well wishes and congratulations of family and friends but this time allows the couple to just be.

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

The reception was held at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. This is such a lovely venue, perfect for a enjoying a summer evening.

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

We snuck away from the party for a few sunset photos.

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

Wedding toasts always make me tear up and Oscar and Rebecca were showered with warm sentiments to carry into their married life.

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NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

NM Farm and Ranch Museum Wedding by Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

Oscar and Rebecca, I hope these photos bring you happiness for many years to come and serve as a reminder to you of how much you are loved by your friends and family. May your life together always be a beautiful adventure!

Elena – Senior Photographer Las Cruces New Mexico

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Earlier this summer I had a fun senior shoot with Elena.
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We started at the Downtown Mall and Elena brought a very special prop with her.
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This beauitful truck has been in her family for years. I think it looks great in the throw back charm of the Downtown area.
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You can never go wrong with glitter Tom’s.
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As we were walking around the area Elena spotted these light poles and said “Can I do something silly?” She hopped up and swung from the pole and explained she loves the movie “Singing in the Rain”. This girl has good taste!
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For the second location we headed to the river for some sunset light. The river was hopping with people enjoying the Saturday afternoon. We still were able to make some beautiful photos, depsite a little summer wind breeze.
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Project 52 from Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

One of my favorite things about senior photo sessions is talking with these young people about what they see in their future. Elena is a bright eyed dreamer, ready and anxious to take on the world.
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Project 52 from Taylor'd Photography | www.taylordphoto.com

She wants to work and live in our nation’s capital. Keep up the confidence and optimisim Elena and you will go so far in life! I’m so excited that there are young people like you fully ready to engage the world and shape it to the community and place of your dreams!

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32/52 – Project 52 from Las Cruces Photorgrapher

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This week the girls and I were able to sneak away to Cloudcroft for some mountain air. I want to go back. Right now. It is so beautiful up there. And hardly any cell service is a sweet blessing to disconnect and just focus on the now. Why is that so hard to do in daily life?

Skye really wanted to get out of her “camping chair” and eat the dirt.
Melody enjoyed climbing on logs and imagining she was riding horses.

31/52 – Project 52 from Las Cruces Photographer

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This week we managed to make it out to White Sands. The weather was absolutely perfect! It had just rained so the sand was slightly wet, just like the beach. This was the first time at White Sands for both of the girls. I think they both enjoyed themselves, although it took Skye awhile to enjoy the sand.