After the Wedding – Southern New Mexico Wedding Photographer

Here’s the follow up session from James and Erin’s evening wedding. You can check out their gorgeous wedding here.

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After taking a relaxing honeymoon full of beaches and sailing James and Erin had to return home to normal life. Luckily normal life is pretty fun for these two. I loved how they made each other (and me!) laugh through the whole session.

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Since their wedding was in the evening we scheduled a “day after” session to get some portraits of just the two of them. We started the session in Old Mesilla and then headed to the Organ mountains to catch the sunset.

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It has been such a pleasure to be a part of this time in your lives. You two are wonderful people and I can’t wait till our paths cross again!

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James + Erin – Double Eagle and Basilica of San Albino Wedding Las Cruces New Mexico

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of photographing the evening wedding of James and Erin. They are both fairly new to the southwest area and their wedding was small and intimate as they were surrounded by dear friends and family who had traveled for the special occasion.

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This was my first opportunity to photograph an evening wedding and I had a blast! The Basilica of San Albino is a gorgeous location and the night time setting just doubled the romance.

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A big shout out to my second shooter and good friend Hilary Stailey for capturing the musicians.

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Directly after the ceremony James and Erin had requested a large group photo with all who had made the trip to attend their wedding. Requests like this are why it is so important to include your photographer in the planning of your wedding. Because James and Erin made sure I knew this was a specific photo they wanted I was able to plan for it. I made sure I had the right equipment by renting an off camera light since we knew this photo was going to take place around 8:30 pm, outside at night, in front of the church. I really enjoyed adding the off camera light and am looking forward to adding it to future wedding scenarios that need a punch of light. I was sad when I had to send it back to the rental company.

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Their reception was held at the historic Double Eagle restaurant.
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The Double Eagle is so beautiful and grand. It was the perfect spot for their group to enjoy one another’s company into the evening and celebrate these two love birds.

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This young man right here stole the show with seriously the best “Best Man Toast” I have ever heard. And I’ve heard my fair share of toasts. Job well done!

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Because James and Erin planned a very traditional wedding they decided not to go for a “First Look” and instead opted for a seperate shoot for their bride and groom portraits. Watch for that session to appear on the blog soon!

Congrats you two! You have such a wonderful group of people in your corner cheering you on to success. And of course, you have each other. Thank you so much for including me in this most special moment in your lives.