Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints // Albuquerque, NM // Clarissa + Dale

Clarissa and Dale are two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet.  While getting to know them, I have come to know them as calm, optimistic, caring, dedicated, and so happy.  While in their presence you can't help but feel their wonderful energy, and, Clarissa will captivate you with her happy giggles, guaranteed.  

I was so excited and honored when they selected me to capture their beautiful day at the Albuquerque Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Although the day laid out a bit differently than what I'm used to (as I am not allowed in the Temple and the first time I saw them was at their exit), it was perfect and wonderful in every way.  Mr + Mrs Earl came out of the doors, beaming from to ear to ear, and it took every thing I had to hold those happy tears in.  We captured their sweet family in front of the temple, and then snuck off to the Albuquerque Bosque for Bride + Groom portraits.  The light was stunning, the temperature comfortable, but above all - their love was breathtaking.  Clarissa melts in Dale's arms, and Dale holds her with care and so much adoration - and to witness such sweet love, well, that's a delight that I will always cherish.

The celebration continued with friends and family, lots of laughter, and the worlds cutest dessert bar!  I mean, people, they had homemade pink pop-tarts!!  And adorable apple pies with hearts on top!!  WHAT?!  Clarissa + Dale sure know what's up when it comes to cute goodies - and New Mexico Pie Company delivered splendidly!  The evening ended with a happy dance between Clarissa + her Dad, and everyone had happy hearts for the newlyweds (and happy sweet-tooth's too!)

Thank you endlessly, Mr + Mrs Earl.  I am so honored and thankful to witness and capture your special day!  Sending you all my love! 

Big thank you to the vendors that helped make this day so wonderful:

Venue - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dress - Debra by Maggie Sottero with alterations by Celestial Selections
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Shoes - Charlotte Russe
Jewelry + Bride's Ring - Vintage from Groom's Aunt
Grooms Ring - Mark Diamond's Jewelers
Florist - Bride
Grooms Attire - Men's Warehouse
Cake - New Mexico Pie Company
My wonderful second shooter - Britt with Falling Star Photography