When Nicole asked me to photograph her and Josh’s wedding In Taos, New Mexico, I nearly fell over. Nicole is a brilliant wedding photographer whose work I have always admired. Check out her gorgeous portfolio at Nicole Ryan Photography. Valle Escondido, tucked away in the Taos mountains where Josh’s family resides, there is a spectacular lake among the yellow Aspen leaves. This is where Nicole’s father walked her down to meet her groom in an exchange so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes every time I review the photos. I love that Josh and Nicole had this moment all to themselves and then proceeded down the aisle together. The exchange of love and excitement sent electricity through the air and there was nary a dry eye at the ceremony. The details were so gorgeous and really complimented Nicole and Josh’s personalities. Nicole and her incredible coordinator Caitlin set up a tent with a boho chic lounge and photo booth that Nicole now operates out of her own photography business. It was the perfect place to have some fun while enjoying the mountain views. Josh’s mom, made the cutest wedding cake I had ever seen and the deep colored flowers and gold geometric accents gave the reception a modern/rustic/elegant vibe. Josh gave an epic speech to his bride that no one will ever forget. The clouds magically rolled in over the mountainsides as the sun set romantically into the evening. The marriage was celebrated all night with wild dancing, smiles and warm embraces. I am so grateful to Nicole and Josh for choosing me to capture the special love they share and their beautiful weekend with loved ones. These two inspire love and their kind spirit which is amplified when they are together are the things that make the world sweet. Congrats and thank you Mr. and Mrs. Beglau!
Special thanks to Caitlin of Blush & Luxe for her superb coordinating // venue – Valle Escondido Golf Course // makeup and hair by The Vanity Makeup // ceremony music by Josh’s sister and brother-in-law, Nicole’s brother and good buddy James // cake by Mrs.Beglau I // Dress by Ventura’s Bridal // tent provided by Celebrations Events Rentals // Caterer – Taos Pizza Outback