Weddings, El Paso, Texas

TO DO or NOT TO DO a FIRST REVEAL... That is the question?

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Let us start off by explaining what a first reveal is.

A FIRST REVEAL or FIRST LOOK is when the couple see’s each other before the actual ceremony.

Let us go into the PRO’s and CON’s of this decision.


A STRESS FREE wedding day. By having a first reveal you are able to get all of your photographs done prior to the wedding. This will allow you a sense of freedom once you walk down the aisle. You will be able to enjoy every aspect of your wedding and you will not be missing any of the party or fun.

COCKTAIL HOUR is yours! You, your bridal party, and your family will be able to attend all of cocktail hour. Since you have completed all your photos before hand you are free to drink, eat and mingle with all your guests.

STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS! Having a first look will allow more time for your photographer to get all the images, poses and looks you want. This would be something you should discuss before so the photographer knows how much time is needed for this portion of the day.


EARLY START. Due to getting all your images done before hand you are looking at about 2 hours extra prior to your ceremony on top of bridal prep. If you have a day wedding this means you could be looking at a 7:30 AM start time with the photographer! Hair and makeup would be done before that time!

NON TRADITIONAL. If you wanted that traditional first look of your partner seeing you walk down the aisle.

EXPENSE. Having a first look may extend the photographers coverage time. This would all depend on the location to each aspect of your day.

Weddings, El Paso, Engagement


Here are three good points to consider when selecting your wedding photographer. Remember you will spend the most time with them out of all your vendors. Really the only other person you will see that much of on your wedding day is your partner you are marrying!


If you know someone who got married ask them who they used. They may give you some great insight. Do remember that every photographer has their own style so make sure your taste matches their images. Do you like dark and dramatic or light and airy? Those are things to think about before starting the search for the right photographer. You may want someone that does a bit of both. Start a list of question you can ask your potential photographer when you set up that meeting.


Many people do this the opposite way. They start with a budget and try to make everything fit into it. Yes this is practical for many people and does make sense BUT it does not make sense when your photographs are the only thing that lasts past your actual wedding day. Do your research! Find a few photographers that fit the style and look you want on your day. Contact them all and get prices. This will allow you to see how much great work will actually cost vs what you want it to cost. Weddings are expensive but at the end of the day your images will be all you have left to look back on your day.


In today’s day and age you can meet anyone know matter the location. FaceTime and Skype have made this possible. Meet the photographers and get to know them. Remember you will spend a good portion of the day with them. You need to enjoy their energy and vibe. Do you like a hyper and energetic person or a laid back and go with the flow one. These are things you will be able to find out during this meeting.

I hope you find this helpful and if you have any questions just send me an email at

El Paso, Texas, Maternity

Maternity Session in El Paso, TX


Being pregnant is such a special time in a families life. Why not have a photo session to document such an amazing experience.

Priscilla and Antonio jumped on this opportunity and knew exactly where they wanted to have it done. They are an outdoors couple and it only made sense to do the shoot with the Franklin Mountains in the backdrop.

We actually did their engagement session in the Franklin Mountains so it is wonderful to have some of those aspects in this shoot. Multiple shoots like this allows me to really understand a couple and see what side of them they may want displayed in a session.

In just a few short months they will be an amazing mom and dad to their third child. Such an exciting time in their lives and I can not wait until they welcome their little boy into this world.

Engagement, El Paso, Weddings, Texas

So You're Engaged

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Are You Engaged?

Are You Adventurous?

Are You Happy To Be A Part Of A Creative Process.

Experiment With Photography.

And Go With The Flow?

If this is you, we will be a great fit!

We are looking for new couples that want some unique, one of a kind Engagement Photos and don't mind being a little adventurous!

This offer is ONLY FOR 3 COUPLES that are madly in love and will do what it takes to get epic engagement photos. 

These unique engagement sessions are completely FREE! Yup, 100% Free! We will even provide a downloadable link, so you can obtain your 50 images.

Why? We want to explore the area and meet amazing couples. Our company has just moved to El Paso, and we want to get to know more about this place.

If this sounds like you and your Fiance then simply fill out the contact info below and give us some details and we will speak soon!


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Weddings, El Paso

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Many grooms are going with a bow tie these days. I personally think they are sharp looking, but only when tied correctly. I am finding that grooms are choosing to go with the ones that are not pre tied. The problem is most grooms and groomsmen do not know how to to tie one. It is not a typical daily article of clothing we put on each day so I totally get not knowing how to tie it.

Hopefully this diagram will help a few men out!

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5 Reasons To Have a New Years Eve Wedding



A night of celebrating was already in the plans!


Love Wins…

There is no better way to start the new year than being surrounded by the love and support of friends and family.

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Next Day OFF

Most guests will have the next day off as it is a holiday. This makes traveling to the wedding easier and more enjoyable.

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Your Anniversary

You will never forget it.

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Sparkle or Glam

You can not go overboard on this aspect. NYE is meant to be celebrate and there is no better way than adding some pizazz to it.


Sandals Ochi , Jamaica | Destination Wedding

Jessica and Brian Gems | Sandals Ochi, Jamaica | September 18, 2018

Jessica and Brian Gems | Sandals Ochi, Jamaica | September 18, 2018

Destination weddings are a definitely a newer area of wedding photography that I am diving into and I simply LOVE IT!  Who does not love going to a new country while “ working.”  What do I love about it …. Simple… It makes me think again!  So many times I go to the same venues month after month and in time it makes me feel stale.  Yes the couples change and the vibe is different but the location is the same and for the most part the spots to shoot are the same.  I love having to walk around and scout out new locations to shoot.  I love thinking out of the box and not know what is around the corner.  I enjoy trying to find something different than I have seen on that resorts website or trying to make better what I have seen. 

One last hug with mom before she steps off for her first reveal with Brian.

One last hug with mom before she steps off for her first reveal with Brian.

Ok enough about why I really enjoy shooting destination weddings… Let’s talk about this kick ass couple who had a tropical fairytale wedding. Let’s start with this… Everything ran ON TIME… you know what that means.  We had plenty of time for killer photos and no one was stressed.  Prep, first look, family and bridal party photos all went off with out a hitch.  I truly think this was because everyone was chilled and relaxed and nothing could have thrown these two off their day of love and fun.  They had fun, I had fun, everyone had fun.  The ceremony was stunning, the party was fun and unforgettable for many reasons.  For those who where there they know we were all “ Living Our Best Lives”. It was a day for the wedding books.  Steel drums playing during cocktail hour, drinks flowing, MOH breaking out some rap skills, tons of dancing, and always a hula hoop to be spotted.  I am sure Jess and Brian are looking back thinking, hell yeah we had a good wedding.  

Groom Prep … Having fun while getting ready for his big day.

Groom Prep … Having fun while getting ready for his big day.

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Weddings, Texas, Engagement

El Paso, Texas - RED SANDS

Red Sands - El Paso, Texas

Coming from NY this is not a typical backdrop for my engagement shoots.  However, Alexis and Ivan could not have made this amazing backdrop look any better.  These two needed little to no direction and had no issue showing their love and just being in the moment. 

Many couples ask should I bring more than one outfit?  I always say if you want to go for it but, make sure you have two very different looks.  Go for one fancy and one casual.  These two nailed exactly that and received two very different looks that showed two very different sides of them.  This was the perfect introduction to shooting in Texas and I can not wait to shoot more down there!