It can feel like a mammoth task to finalize a wedding photographer as you take your budget and schedule into account and look for someone who fits all your requirements. If you're ssecond-guessing yourself, take a deep breath.

We design bespoke and delicately crafted photography experiences for our clients. We want you to feel secure in the knowledge that your special memories will be expertly captured and preserved for generations to come.

We're honored that you've chosen to work with us and promise to make this a smooth, fun-filled experience for you. If you're worried about getting your portraits or engagement shoot done, know that you're safe with us. Our style is stress-free, relaxed and a whole lot of fun!

Your treasured moments are safe with us.

bespoke wedding and portrait photography 

Choosing your wedding or portrait photographer can be stress-free and enjoyable.

timeless, classic photos that celebrate your unique love story

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the collections

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This collection offers up to six hours of wedding day coverage by two photographers, at least 400 high-quality finished images, color balancing, skin retouching, blemish and distraction removal, a custom digital gallery with image download with print rights, and $100 print credit. An engagement session is our gift to you!

Supersized collection

An all-in-one option that does the heavy lifting for you

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investment starts at:

This option includes up to four hours of wedding coverage, one photographer, at least 200 high-quality finished images, color balancing, skin retouching, a custom digital gallery with image downloads and print rights, and $50 print shop credit. An engagement session is our gift to you!

the middle ground

A swoonworthy option that deserves to be on your list

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This impressive package offers up to two hours of wedding coverage with one photographer, at least 150 finished images, color balancing, skin retouching, a custom digital gallery with image download and print rights, and a free 8x10 print.

the small and mighty

Ideal for intimate weddings & elopements

If you fancy doing an engagement shoot, experimenting with a boudoir session, getting rehearsal dinner coverage, or adding more hours, get in touch. We'd love to work something out! Psst...we also offer high-quality prints, several customizable options, and print credit.

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As promised, we'll tailor a collection for you and make your experience  just what you need

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We can't wait to work with you! Rest assured, we'll work extra hard to figure out a plan that works best for you. Love, Carissa & Ben

We'll create a bespoke collection that fits your needs

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meet carissa & ben

Over 10 years ago, we met at a photography class in college and the rest, as they say, is history. Safe to say, we're each other's strongest supporters and critics, growing and evolving together at every step.

We've been photographers for more than a decade and we love what we do. It's a privilege to form connections with so many inspiring individuals and be a part of their lives. We know that it isn't easy to trust someone to capture your special moments. Don't fret, you're in good hands.

We want to be good stewards of your special moments and memories. 

Carissa & Ben 

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Nicole Padilla

"Carissa & Ben were an easy choice to have as our wedding photographers. They made us feel so comfortable and they genuinely seemed like they were having a blast which made taking photos that much more fun! They captured every moment throughout the day, making it really hard to narrow down photos when having our wedding album printed."

Carissa & Ben were an easy choice to have as our wedding photographers

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Family portrait sessions. Heartwarming weddings & engagement photoshoots. And so much more. Take a deep dive into our portfolio.

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One of the main reasons we love photographing weddings is because we get to work together as a team. While both Carissa & Ben are totally capable of capturing your special day alone, there are many advantages to having a second photographer at your event. We highly recommend having a second shooter on your day!

Should we add another photographer? 

Yes. We wish there wasn't! We charge a flat fee for travel outside the Albuquerque Metro area and book our own flights and lodging so you won't have another thing to worry about. If you'd like to book us for your international destination, let's talk more about what that can look like.


We typically have a queue of weddings to get through, especially in the busy season. We care so much about your images, we take the time to make sure they look exactly how they were intended. We ask for 8-10 weeks to fully process your wedding images.

How long will it take before I see my final images?

Once you have chosen a package and want to book with us officially, you can sign the contract, and pay the retainer fee (30% of the total cost). Then you'll be officially on the books! Woohoo! Of course we know that every wedding is unique, so if you have any questions at all about customization, don't hesitate to ask!

What do I do once I've chosen a package?

Frequently Asked Questions

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Have questions? Want to book one of our services? Perfect, let's talk! Get in touch. We promise to get back to you in 24 hours.

Reach out to us today. Let's come up with a collection that works best for you

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