2020 is the time for non-traditional. We created a look for couples who embrace change and uniqueness in exchange for large and often expensive gatherings. Creating this elopement styled shoot brought together many artists whose work compliment each other in a beautiful, dark and dreamy way. From the layers of delicate black lace, white buffalo and opal jewelry, to the minimal, foraged floral cake and all the details in between, I aspired to highlight these talented, local vendors among a classic Albuquerque landscape – the Sandia Foothills. Gathering at my favorite area of the foothills and watching the moon rise as the sun set over us brought a little extra desert magic to these images.
– New Mexico Photographer, Claire Gutierrez Photography