I recently had the pleasure of working with a few of New Mexico’s best local artists. I met up with Model Chow and makeup artist, Jacqueline Chavez. We hung out, talked, and finalized our plans for the shoot while Jacqueline did her magic on Chow. Previously, Chow had met with jeweler Lauren Tobey of Meltdown Studio to grab a few pieces of her beautifully hand crafted jewelry for us to use in a desert photo shoot. When Jacqueline completed Chows’s makeup, we loaded up and took an hour and a half drive west of Albuquerque, NM to take in the desert skies, the views and maybe a bit of adventure.
At a country bed and breakfast set in New Mexico’s high desert among the Pinons and Junipers, they were married. I met Aaron Marie and Zak through a mutual friend years ago. Aaron has an infectious and fun personality. Zak is relaxed and welcoming and they fit together perfectly. When they asked me to photograph their wedding I was excited at the opportunity because Aaron Marie is an artist and I knew the entire event would be crafted and beautiful in every detail.