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To simplify, I'm a cowboy's wife, ranch-kid mama, rural living home-maker (hallelujah Amazon Prime!) and traveling photographer capturing the love & life stories of our western culture.
This is where I share my recent weddings and couples but also.... everything else. From running a business to the every-day shenanigans of ranch life.
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They were both raised in New Mexico and met when attending collage at NMSU in Las Cruces. She was a studious 4.0 student in the front row of the classroom and he was, as she calls him, the “gentle giant” who she had a crush on. I laughed when she said he was oblivious to […]
Both born and raised in the same small town in Pennsylvania, Nolan & Julia met in high school and have been together for 7 years. So while they both already knew that they wanted to share their lives forever, the way Nolan proposed was a complete surprise for Julia!
The wind didn’t keep these two from bringing the heat to their ranch engagement session outside of Santa Rosa. We started with snuggles in the neatest vintage chevy, explored around the old homestead and crawled around the bottom of an really neat canyon that is tucked away on the back of the ranch where Brandon was raise. Then we (as in them) ended by dancing on the back of a pickup under the moon.
Earlier this spring when Maria was visiting from California, Aaron took her horseback into the mountain he’s called home for years and proposed with gorgeous rose-gold ring containing a Morganite stone. The moment I saw it I fell in love but when Maria shared with me the meaning of the stone I about melted.
I love love love authentic southwestern old towns…the kind built out of adobe walls, luminarias everywhere you look, a live band on the plaza and the smell of Mexican Food wafting from every corner. And I love love love when I get to wander cobblestone streets with my couples, finding random allies and stunning doorways to use as the perfect backdrops.
Once upon a time, on Instagram, Zeb saw a photo of Joren tacking shoes on a horse. And so begins another social media sparked love story. After a few weeks of messaging back and forth, Zeb drove 13 hours to meet her…but Joren said she was already in love before they ever met in person.
It all started because they had a mutual friend and Cole accidentally added (or not, they’re still “discussing” that) Elsie on Snapchat. They started visiting online, and it wasn’t long before Elsie told her mom “I’m going to marry this guy.”
Back in the early days of instagram I started following and loved fellow ranch wife @sderstein! So when she and Rodney came to Santa Fe from Kansas to celebrate their 5th anniversary, I was so tickled that I would get the opportunity to meet them!
When the shoot was over and we were headed back into town, I asked Jacob what it was that made him want to marry Kayla. This is where a lot of guys spout off something jokingly like, “She’s pretty” or “I like her butt.” But instead he got real quiet for a moment, then he started talking about the qualities he loves in her.