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Albuquerque Elopement at Sandia Crest

Albuquerque Elopement at Sandia Crest

Groom leads bride up the rocks at Sandia Crest as the sun sets behind

At this point, rain is a sign of good luck for Mirabella and Eduardo. It was raining in Hawaii when they first got engaged. Then it poured down on us (and even snowed) for their Santa Fe mountain engagement session. It even rained on the day they picked up their marriage license. I think they almost would have been disappointed if we had perfect weather for their elopement, especially given that nothing in 2020 has been going anywhere near perfect.

Mira and Ed’s intimate Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest was certainly not plan A for their wedding day. Originally, they were supposed to have a big wedding reception in Santa Fe with all their friends and family. Instead (because 2020) they opted for a super small gathering on a trailhead in the Sandia Mountains with only six loved ones present. As they finished saying their vows, storm clouds began to roll in. We hurried through some photos with a now very dramatic backdrop, they pulled out the food for a picnic, and suddenly the sky opened and we were in a downpour.

And yet, in spite of everything, it was perfect. The vows these two made to each other were so personal and meaningful, there was not a dry eye in sight. You could clearly see that everyone present was already family. Mirabella’s dad officiated the ceremony, and Ed’s parents wrapped them in the rosary lasso. Everyone had a moment to say a few words of love and support. Without the pressures of keeping to a traditional wedding day schedule, everything was relaxed and the focus completely on what’s important: the happy couple.

Plus, after all, the best sunsets come after the rain, right? And this night was no exception. Undeterred by the storm, we packed up and headed to the top of the mountain. There, we caught sight of the literal last few seconds of the sun dipping below the horizon, leaving the stormy sky over Albuquerque ablaze. The resulting moody sunset portraits are nothing like I’ve ever shot before, and I’m obsessed.

Mira and Ed’s elopement was just perfect for them. Outdoorsy, casual, intimate, meaningful, with a little weather drama thrown in.

Check out the photos from this epic and intimate Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest below.

Wedding rings with flowers and rosary for elopement in Sandia mountains Bride holding brightly colored bouquet for summer elopement in the Sandia mountains Bride tossing her wedding dress in the wind at summer elopement at Sandia Crest Summer bridal portraits in the Sandia Mountains for Albuquerque elopement Groom prepares for wedding ceremony at 10k trailhead Bride entering the ceremony for Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Wedding ceremony at 10k trailhead in Sandia mountains outside Albuquerque New Mexico Groom gets emotional during vows at Albuquerque elopement at Sandia CrestWedding ceremony at 10k trailhead in Sandia mountains outside Albuquerque New Mexico Greeting friends and family viewing the elopement ceremony on livestreamCandid portrait of the bride and groom after their vowsBride and groom show off their ring fingers for Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Bride and groom are giddy after they say their vows at their Albuquerque elopementBride and groom portraits at Sandia Crest for their Albuquerque elopementBride and groom kissing at their Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Bride and groom's portraits at 10k trailhead in Sandia Mountains The happy couple after their Sandia Crest elopement ceremony Bride and groom kissing under storm clouds in the Sandia mountains Groom whispers secrets to his bride on the side of the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque The happy couple kissing after Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Bride and groom laughing and dancing after their vows for their Albuquerque elopement Bridal portrait with sweeping landscape views from the Sandia Mountains outside AlbuquerqueBride and groom portraits at Sandia Crest for their Albuquerque elopementfamily picnic after Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest casual picnic reception after Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest summer storm clouds rolling in over Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, New MexicoSunset portraits of the bride and groom for Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crestsun setting over Albuquerque from Sandia Crest after a heavy thunderstormBride and groom embrace during dramatic sunset at Sandia CrestBride and groom kissing at the top of Sandia Crest at sunsetGroom leads bride up the rocks at Sandia Crest as the sun sets behind Bride and groom stand at the top of Sandia Crest overlooking the city of Albuquerque at sunsetBride and groom kissing at the top of Sandia Crest at sunsetBride and groom under an umbrella during summer storm at Sandia Crest overlooking Albuquerque

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

And if you’re into elopements and intimate weddings like this, check out some of these other related posts:

Reasons Why You Should Elope in New Mexico

Colorado Backcountry Campsite Elopement

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Santa Fe

Winter Paint Mines Elopement

Groom leads bride up the rocks at Sandia Crest as the sun sets behind

At this point, rain is a sign of good luck for Mirabella and Eduardo. It was raining in Hawaii when they first got engaged. Then it poured down on us (and even snowed) for their Santa Fe mountain engagement session. It even rained on the day they picked up their marriage license. I think they almost would have been disappointed if we had perfect weather for their elopement, especially given that nothing in 2020 has been going anywhere near perfect.

Mira and Ed’s intimate Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest was certainly not plan A for their wedding day. Originally, they were supposed to have a big wedding reception in Santa Fe with all their friends and family. Instead (because 2020) they opted for a super small gathering on a trailhead in the Sandia Mountains with only six loved ones present. As they finished saying their vows, storm clouds began to roll in. We hurried through some photos with a now very dramatic backdrop, they pulled out the food for a picnic, and suddenly the sky opened and we were in a downpour.

And yet, in spite of everything, it was perfect. The vows these two made to each other were so personal and meaningful, there was not a dry eye in sight. You could clearly see that everyone present was already family. Mirabella’s dad officiated the ceremony, and Ed’s parents wrapped them in the rosary lasso. Everyone had a moment to say a few words of love and support. Without the pressures of keeping to a traditional wedding day schedule, everything was relaxed and the focus completely on what’s important: the happy couple.

Plus, after all, the best sunsets come after the rain, right? And this night was no exception. Undeterred by the storm, we packed up and headed to the top of the mountain. There, we caught sight of the literal last few seconds of the sun dipping below the horizon, leaving the stormy sky over Albuquerque ablaze. The resulting moody sunset portraits are nothing like I’ve ever shot before, and I’m obsessed.

Mira and Ed’s elopement was just perfect for them. Outdoorsy, casual, intimate, meaningful, with a little weather drama thrown in.

Check out the photos from this epic and intimate Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest below.

Wedding rings with flowers and rosary for elopement in Sandia mountains Bride holding brightly colored bouquet for summer elopement in the Sandia mountains Bride tossing her wedding dress in the wind at summer elopement at Sandia Crest Summer bridal portraits in the Sandia Mountains for Albuquerque elopement Groom prepares for wedding ceremony at 10k trailhead Bride entering the ceremony for Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Wedding ceremony at 10k trailhead in Sandia mountains outside Albuquerque New Mexico Groom gets emotional during vows at Albuquerque elopement at Sandia CrestWedding ceremony at 10k trailhead in Sandia mountains outside Albuquerque New Mexico Greeting friends and family viewing the elopement ceremony on livestreamCandid portrait of the bride and groom after their vowsBride and groom show off their ring fingers for Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Bride and groom are giddy after they say their vows at their Albuquerque elopementBride and groom portraits at Sandia Crest for their Albuquerque elopementBride and groom kissing at their Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Bride and groom's portraits at 10k trailhead in Sandia Mountains The happy couple after their Sandia Crest elopement ceremony Bride and groom kissing under storm clouds in the Sandia mountains Groom whispers secrets to his bride on the side of the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque The happy couple kissing after Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest Bride and groom laughing and dancing after their vows for their Albuquerque elopement Bridal portrait with sweeping landscape views from the Sandia Mountains outside AlbuquerqueBride and groom portraits at Sandia Crest for their Albuquerque elopementfamily picnic after Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest casual picnic reception after Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crest summer storm clouds rolling in over Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, New MexicoSunset portraits of the bride and groom for Albuquerque elopement at Sandia Crestsun setting over Albuquerque from Sandia Crest after a heavy thunderstormBride and groom embrace during dramatic sunset at Sandia CrestBride and groom kissing at the top of Sandia Crest at sunsetGroom leads bride up the rocks at Sandia Crest as the sun sets behind Bride and groom stand at the top of Sandia Crest overlooking the city of Albuquerque at sunsetBride and groom kissing at the top of Sandia Crest at sunsetBride and groom under an umbrella during summer storm at Sandia Crest overlooking Albuquerque

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

And if you’re into elopements and intimate weddings like this, check out some of these other related posts:

Reasons Why You Should Elope in New Mexico

Colorado Backcountry Campsite Elopement

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Santa Fe

Winter Paint Mines Elopement

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