Mariah and Will | A La Fonda Wedding | Santa Fe, NM Wedding Photographer | Santa Fe, NM Wedding Videographers

A La Fonda Wedding in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mariah and Will had a stunning wedding at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is a wonderful place to be wed. La Fonda is the only hotel situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. This area is a wedding photographer’s dream! Or any photographer for that matter.

Santa Fe Plaza is dripping with old-world charm and authentic New Mexican style. I took full advantage of this while I walked the newlyweds around for some great shots on their wedding day.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Carter delved straight into New Mexico culture with their entire wedding. You can see the Southwest style in each detail, from the bright orange and red flowers in the bride’s bouquet to the turquoise jewelry and different shades of blue and turquoise bridesmaids dresses.

Not to mention the cute cactuses on their wedding invitations! And when you get to the bottom of the photos you’ll see the mariachi band leading the wedding party to their next destination. I loved every bit of it!

Mariah and Will were such sweethearts and I fully enjoyed working with each of them to make their wedding dreams a reality. We captured the love, the laughter, and the tears. They will be able to look back on the very special moments of each reciting their uniquely written wedding vows to each other whenever they need a little reminder of where it all started.

This is what I live for! Capturing each special moment for my couples to cherish forever. So beautiful!

If you haven’t noticed yet, La Fonda at the Plaza is an overwhelmingly stunning location to have a wedding. Everywhere you turn there is another great photo location. The buildings are all breathtaking and Southwest culture is in every little thought out detail that you can see.

This truly is an unforgettable wedding destination. La Fonda has a special place in history as the oldest hotel corner in America! City records date the hotel all the way back to 1607 when the Spaniards founded the city.

If you’re interested in which vendors this couple used for their wedding, keep scrolling to the bottom of the page for a list and links. To see why we’re one of New Mexico’s top-rated wedding photographers head over to our Wedding Gallery here!

We would be honored to capture all of your special wedding day memories too! Let’s sit down and chat about your wedding day dreams and vision for your wedding photos and videography. Contact us as soon as he pops the question! Wedding dates fill up quickly, so make sure you snag yours as soon as possible.

We also have specials on engagement sessions when you book your wedding with us, contact us for all the details, 505.903.2195 or We look forward to hearing from you!

Venue: La Fonda on the Plaza
Coordinator: Samie
Photography + Videography: Lauren Cherie Photography, LLC
Florist: Flowers & Things
HMU: Genica Lee, Makeup Artist
Brides dress: BHLDN
Grooms attire: Generation Tux
Mariachis: Absolute Entertainment Santa Fe NM

Valeria and Zachary | A Hotel Parq Central Wedding | Albuquerque Wedding Photographer | Santa Fe, NM Wedding Photographers

A Hotel Parq Central Wedding in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Valeria and Zachary had their wedding ceremony at the stunning San Jose Parish located in Downtown Albuquerque. This beautiful catholic church was built in 1938!

Albuquerque history will be mentioned several times in this blog because their wedding was full of our culture and history. The couple made great choices on their wedding and reception venues, as well as their wedding photographer, of course! Take a look at some of the amazing architecture yourself!

After the ceremony was finished we went over to Hotel Parq Central which is also in the Downtown Albuquerque area. This is another historical building here in Albuquerque. Hotel Parq Central was built in 1926! The newlywed’s entire wedding is steeped in rich Albuquerque history.

The rooftop lounge in the hotel gave us a bird’s eye view of Downtown Albuquerque and our amazing Southwest sunset which provided us with some great intimate photos of the Bride and Groom. I love the way the sunset shines behind them in these photos. What great memories they will be able to look back on and cherish as they build a life together.

Another great thing about this hotel is that they only host one wedding per day. So our couple had the full attention they deserved during this once in a lifetime event.

Valeria looked absolutely stunning in her long white lace wedding gown and veil. Her newlywed husband, Zachary looked equally dapper wearing a dark blue suit with brown dress shoes and a pale pink bowtie. They had their little man dressed up in the same outfit, so cute!

The bridesmaids wore pale pink dresses matching the groomsmen’s pink ties. Their flower bouquets brought the whole look together with green foliage and pink and white roses and carnations. The whole wedding party gathered around Hotel Parq’s green garden and tranquil fountain for some great pictures together.

I really loved the large staircase in front of the hotel and the balcony that emphasizes the historic architecture of this building. So many gorgeous opportunities for some great wedding photos. I couldn’t be happier with how they came out!

Congratulations Valeria and Zachary, it was wonderful getting to partner with you on your big day. We wish nothing but the best for you and your family!

If you’d like more information on some of the vendors used in this wedding, keep scrolling to the bottom of the page where you’ll find a list of all the vendors that were a part of this beautiful wedding.

We love our wedding couples and enjoy getting to spend such a special day with them. If you’re interested in partnering with us for your special day too, please contact us for availability! We have awesome deals when you get your engagement and wedding photography done with us.

We also do videography! Not only will you get stunning photos from your wedding day, but when you hire us for videography, you also get a film that highlights all the best parts of your wedding day.

If you’d like to look at more of our work and see why we’re one of the top-rated wedding photographers in New Mexico, head over to our Wedding Gallery here!

Contact us at 505.903.2195 or

Photography: Lauren Cherie Photography, LLC
Ceremony Venue: San Jose Parish
Reception Venue: Hotel Parq Central
Florist: Peoples Flower Shops
Cake: Bizzy B Cakes
Brides Gown: Melissa Sweet Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: David's Bridal
Grooms/Groomsmen Attire: Van Heusen
Hair: Wonderland Hair Studio
Makeup: Janelle Otero

Hotel Albuquerque Wedding | Wedding Inspiration | Wedding Photography

Hotel Albuquerque Wedding Photography and Wedding Inspiration

Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico has quite a few gems for the ultimate wedding. If you’re looking for wedding inspiration, you’re in the right place. Take a look at the beautiful venue and the amazing themed wedding this couple had. Hotel Albuquerque is an alluring venue with many different options for the perfect wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Hotel Albuquerque has many options that cater to weddings from small and intimate to huge guest lists. They also have their very own breathtaking chapel. They are located in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico, which means you are sure to get that southwestern style.

This Spring wedding had a tropical theme that was so refreshing in the middle of our desert heat. They accented the tables with big palm leaves, featured lilies in all of the boutiques and had the groom wear a long tropical fern leaf lei. All they were missing was the beach!

The bride was absolutely gorgeous wearing an off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress with an updo adorned with lillies. Her husband-to-be looked striking in his black suit and dress shoes with a periwinkle tie that matched the bridesmaid’s dresses.

The lush green landscaping at Hotel Albuquerque really set off the couple’s tropical themed wedding. The wedding photography amongst all the greenery really makes you feel as if they were somewhere tropical. Their vision was brought to life through their wedding portraits, which is hard to do in a dry desert. Of course, if you have the right photographer we can make magic happen!

Periwinkle blue seems to be the “in” color for bridesmaid dresses in 2019. The great thing about this color is that it works for any season! You can pair it with warm colors for Fall and Winter, bright colors for Summer and pastels in Spring. Periwinkle blue is quite versatile, no wonder brides are picking this color for their 2019 weddings.

The groomsmen also looked strikingly handsome in their matching groomsmen outfits with periwinkle blue ties. The entire wedding party looked amazing! This made my job as a wedding photographer a lot easier. I had a wonderful canvas to work with.

Themed wedding can be really fun. The internet is bursting at the seams with different wedding theme ideas. There is everything from classic and elegant themes to holiday and seasonal themes. With all of the options out there, your wedding can be tailored to perfectly fit the personality of you and your soon-to-be spouse. We have even done the videography and photography for a really enchanting Disney themed wedding!

Whatever your style is, we’d love to help you bring it to life through wedding photography and videography that you’ll be able to look back on and cherish while you’re living your “happily ever after.” Check out our wedding gallery to see more of our work. Contact us for any questions you might have about our wedding photography and videography packages and don’t hesitate to get your wedding on our calendar, dates fill up quickly! You can contact us at 505.903.2195 or

Vendors for this wedding were:

Venue: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Florist: Flowers & Things
Cake: Cake Fetish
Tux/Dress: Ann Matthews Bridal
Hair: Bliss Salon and Spa ABQ