When Kyra told me they had picked a canyon location outside of Fort Sumner New Mexico I was skeptical. I’ve shot in the area multipule times now and was convinced that it wasn’t an overly exciting area of the Enchanted State. But when we pulled up to “The Hole” I had to eat crow because all of a sudden, in the middle of said flat country, there was a to-die-for photoshoot location! And by “all of a sudden” I mean it’s the kinda place where you wouldn’t want to be headed anywhere at a high trot because you don’t really see the canyon until it’s under your chin.
Although they were both born and raised in New Mexico Justin & Kyra had been raised on opposite sides of the state. But through mutual friends their paths crossed at a 4-H Convention is Denver Colorado.
When I asked how the two of them got engaged Kyra just burst into laughter but really, the more I got to know these two, the more it fit perfectly with who they are as a hard working ranch couple.
Justin proposed while they were feeding cows together.
Personally, I think he could have proposed in a dumpster and Kyra would have still said yes. The love these two have for each other is obvious in the happiness they are bursting with. I mean seriously, they were always smiling even in the middle of a kiss!
And really, who could say no to that ring?
You’ve also got to notice the cameo Kyra wore is a stunning family heirloom! Being the sentimental type I love it when meaningful things are brought into a session. I am honored they’ve chosen me to be their photographer for their upcoming wedding and I know that it will be a day prepared for with love!
Ps. And how cool was that old rock barn at our second location?
Fort Sumner New Mexico Ranch Engagement Photography | Copyright 2016 Lyndsey Garber Photography
Ps. Interested in booking your own cowboy/ranch lifestyle couple session? Contact me! I travel all over the country and I just might be headed to your area soon!
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.”
Apr 21, 2016
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