Cerrillos ~ Stylized Elopement

Big weddings aren’t my jam. Getting to find a beautiful, meaningful location for a client and photograph a small group, no more then 20 people is my jam. Elopements are becoming bigger every day and I want to put myself out there and say that I am doing them! I asked for a model and was able to work with Erin and Dave. I am grateful for their willingness to work with my desired theme of southwestern.

I suggested the dress which I found on Amazon. I wanted a squash blossom and she either had one already or got one for this shoot, either way, she got it at boot barn. I made the bokeh from flowers in my yard and bought the velvet at JoAnn’s, I wanted the colors of the NM flag. I also made the boutonniere from Chamisa and a yucca pod. I made the floral grown from Chamisa and purple asters. She also bought stuff for her fiance, the suspenders, and booties.

Makeup and hair were done by Stormie Steen.


Thanks for stopping by lovely humans!

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Author: paynelessphoto

Photography to me is about capturing people as their best selves. Having a consult and finding out what matters to them. Is there a dream there to fulfill or is the dream to simply look beautiful in photos. Helping people capture those ever evolving relationships that matter so much to them. Showing those loving ties, personalities, emotion, beauty, connection. I want people to be excited when they see their photos, like through the roof excited because they are finally "seeing" what they really look like...amazing and beautiful. During the shoot people have repeatedly told me how comfortable they felt, no worries about weight etc crept in. They had fun, and enjoyed themselves. Part of why they feel at ease because I tell them what they need to do to look stunning every step of the way. A models job is to work their body, that's what they do, the other 90% of us have no idea how to do that, that's what I am here for. Beyond that, being photographed by me is a real meaningful boost to ones self-esteem. You will walk away feeling better about yourself, inside and out. It just happens that way.

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