Over the past few months I have had the absolute joy of getting to know Ryan & Kate as their wedding photographer. It has been so much fun when they stop by the studio to chat about their portraits, the big day, their recent activities and camping trips and more. They are such a sweet couple and I am so excited to work with them. Last month we got together at some special places to capture some beautiful portraits for their engagement.
Little Diner was the location of their very first date! Despite it's tiny "hole in the wall" status, it's really a delicious restaurant! They were happy to have us come in and snap a few photos in and around the restaurant. Afterwards they were eager to show me around their wedding venue : The Los Portales Venue & Banquet Hall. It is simply stunning! It's a location I've driven past multiple times, but hadn't had the chance to stop by and look around. The grounds are beautiful, but the historic building setting here is gorgeous with big, beautiful, wooden doors and stunning wood floors it definitely makes for an elegant rustic venue.
We then ventured a little down the road to the beautiful Rio Grande Vineyard and Winery and awed over the tiny baby grapes, They're so cute! Finally we rounded out the evening with a long trip to the middle of nowhere to capture a gorgeous Milky Way backdrop. It was a beautiful warm afternoon and I so enjoyed spending the day with these two. I cannot wait for their wedding day in October!
Kate's hair and makeup was done by the artists at Color Amp Salon. They did awesome as usual!
Be sure to come back by in October to see their beautiful wedding images!
Enjoy basking in the rays!
Want some tips on how you can have your own EPIC Engagement Session? Check out that blog post here!
Happy Monday readers! Hope everyone is enjoying the mild summer weather before the true heat sets in! One thing about photography is there is always something new and exciting to learn. This is why I LOVE finding local workshops to attend so I can continue to grow in my art and offer you guys even more beautifully captured memories!
This past week I attended a couple of really fun and informative lighting workshops. (And got to use a $45,000 camera! Read more at the end!)
The first was in Albuquerque, NM. It was my first time in the city and WOW! What an amazing place. I really enjoyed my day there. The course was taught by Ryan Gonzales of Ryan Gonzales Photography & Isaiah Orozco of Isaiah Joel Photography. Two incredible wedding and portrait photographers. Here are a few photos taken at the University of New Mexico.
Models : Rachael Theuret & Cyril Theuret
Over the weekend I attended another incredible lighting workshop here in El Paso! Fashion Photographer Zach Sutton of Zach Sutton Photography came all the way from Los Angeles, California to share his knowledge on lighting techniques for both on location and studio lighting. After last week everything is coming together light wise in my brain! Check out these images from the two day workshop. Taken at Railyard Studio/Epic Railyard Event Center.
Models : Savannah Cornejo, David Parish, Cirio Arman, Edlyn Quintana
Makeup : Elyse Simons of Elyse Simons Beauty
The workshops were awesome... but I do think the highlight of the weekend was getting to use the most expensive and incredible camera I've ever laid my eyes upon. This guy is the PhaseOne 100 megapixel, modular camera system. The particular configuration I'm holding there in my hands will only set you back $45,000, which is more than the cost of my 2012 Ford Flex! In this photo it doesn't look so big, but turned to the side it's MASSIVE. If you're curious you should definitely check out their website here and see for yourself!
I hope I haven't bored you all to death but if you're still here thanks for sticking with me! If you enjoyed hearing about my weekend and learning leave a comment and let me know!
Love and High Fives!
Sending out Save the Dates are important for a few different reasons:
-It is especially important to send them out if you have a lot of out of town guests planning to attend the wedding. This gives them plenty of time to prepare for travel.
- It’s also good to send them out because if your wedding is around the same time as school breaks (spring, fall, etc.), people will be planning their family vacations and will need to know to schedule around your wedding.
- Many things could pop up between now and the time that your invites are sent (usually about two months prior to the wedding) and you don’t want your guests to make other plans and not be able to attend.
- Sending out Save the Dates gives your guests the opportunity to pencil you into their schedules.
There are many different ways you can use your Save the Date photos. Here are just a few examples:
We offer a special Engagement session package that is perfect for making your Save the Date cards. The package includes your choice of the following :
For booking information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
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