I had the privilege of photographing this awesome couple's wedding this winter. I'd never been to a courthouse wedding before so this was a fun new experience for me and I thought it turned out great!
It's a little tricky because normally cameras aren't allowed into the courthouse (I know this from my jury duty stint earlier in the year). But they make an exception for weddings and the guards will bring your camera up to the court room for the ceremony, yay. You can't take pictures in the halls, which is a bit of a bummer because there is actually some really nice light up on the floor where we were, but it worked out great.
I really liked the front of the building for family photos also.
A fun detail - the groom made the bouquet, isn't that cool?
The groom also fixed up her shoes, I love it.
Off to turn in the papers, just across the street!
The groom is from California. Now, I don't want to slam Albuquerque in the winter, but let's be realistic, our scenery is less lovely than the scenery in California... especially in the winter. So they decided that the sky was going to be the best backdrop, along with the mountains, and we headed up on the mesa for bride and groom portraits.
It was cold but it was absolutely beautiful.
We waited for sunset and got the most gorgeous pictures as the sun went down.
Freezing but totally worth it. I love these.
After we warmed up we headed off to the reception at El Patron restaurant. I feel like I've been to El Patron before but never towards the back where they had the event. I thought it was a great venue for their group.
The perfect farewell picture for a lovely event.
So when I get asked about photographing weddings, I tell people that I do a very limited number of them a year. If you're interested in having me be your wedding photographer, give me a call and we can talk about your date and what your photography needs and wishes are. I prefer to meet with my wedding clients in person before we sign a contract, to make sure that I'll be a good fit for your needs. You can see my prices and more information about my wedding packages here, or give me a call and I'd love to answer any questions that you might have.