The love story you see here is truly enchanting and I loved being able to capture such sweet, intimate moments with such artistic style. Joe and Marissa are an amazing couple. Their love story began five years ago as they met in college as engineering students. The story is classic, Marissa needed a calculus tutor and Joe, the tall and handsome tutor needed a student! A match made in heaven, their story began. I have had the absolute joy of being a part of capturing their love story from the day Marissa called to tell me how Joe had proposed, to photographing their engagement, their destination wedding in Durango, Colorado and now with this styled love story shoot. I love photography, but what I love the most about it is capturing truly meaningful love stories.
Capturing Joe and Marissa’s engagement was fun and creative just as their proposal story is, in which Joe purposed to Marissa in front of a group of friends at a restaurant where he had created a special dessert menu just for her. Their destination wedding was beautiful and the images captured their personalities and shared love for the outdoors. But this love story shoot was an amazing opportunity in which we captured their truly magnetic passion and deeply genuine love for each other. The shoot was taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the Foothills of the Sandia Mountains. The moments captured from start to finish of this classic bohemian anniversary shoot were greatly symbolic. The walk up the trails and rocks symbolized that their roads have not always been easy, but hand in hand, they’ve made it to the top. Once we were at the top of the hill for the amazing sunset, I felt the strong and passionate love Joe and Marissa have for each other. The sunset that day was beyond amazing, one that only God can paint. There are never two sunsets the same, just like there are never two love stories the same. This one is special, and I know their love will last a lifetime.
– Albuquerque Wedding Photographer, Lavel Marie Photography