looking back at this wedding always gets me. I end up getting these salty drops of water in my eyes, and sometimes they pool together so much that every once in a while, a single droplet streams down my face, slowly, as I smile incessantly while looking at these photos. nonetheless, I persist, and force myself to wipe my happy tears away and reminisce while instantly taking myself straight back to the magic of this day. because, in all honesty, when you work with such kind, loving, and immeasurably lovely clients like Shawna & Joey for their Hotel Andaluz wedding in Albuquerque, NM, you can’t help but fall in love. but maybe that’s just me.
I truly don’t know if my words will ever do this wedding justice. I don’t know if I can use enough adjectives to describe the magic, sincerity, intentional love, and unending effort that Shawna, Joey, and all the amazing vendors put into making this wedding an absolute success. I hope, at least, that these photos will do this wedding a little bit of justice. I hope, too, that you are able to put yourself at this wedding, on a gorgeous September afternoon, surrounded by people who spread their love to others like clouds spread over a mountain peak, and end up living vicariously through these images and enjoy this party of a lifetime. I know I do, every single time I see scroll through these images. No, I’m not crying…you’re crying.
Scroll down below to see the amazing list of vendors and click here to check out Shawna & Joey’s Chicago engagement session.
Bride’s dress: BHLDN
Bride’s jewelry: Anton Heunis
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s veil: BHLDN
Cake, Caterer, Lodging & Venue: Hotel Andaluz
Groom’s attire: Mezlan
Hair: Carmel Lepore
Makeup: Aklena Funk
Invitations & Planning: Orange September an Event Company
Music & Entertainment: DJ Oliver Knight
Officiant: Perry James Straughter
Rentals: America Tent Rentals
Rehearsal Dinner: Banque Lofts