2021 Maura Jane Photography Wedding Superlatives


We seriously can not express how amazing the weddings we had in 2021 were. Could it have been that everyone was ready to have the best party ever after 2020? Maybe. But all in all we are so grateful for each and every couple we captured and as we wrap up the year, we just had to give everyone one more shout out. So here you have it. The Maura Jane Photography 2021 Wedding Superlatives!


BEST INVITATIONS:
Rebecca & Nathan

We loved Rebecca and Nathan's mixture of a fun southwestern print with classic, pastel colors. Right up the MJP alley! Funky Olive Design just nailed it!


BEST COLOR PALETTE:
Anahi & Elliot

Anahi and Elliott's color palette was to die for! Coming fresh out of shutdown, not only had it been a while since we'd been able to shoot a wedding, but their bold, bright, and beautiful colors blew us away!


BEST RING:
Hannah & Derrick

We will always be the most supportive advocates of anything non-traditional... including alternative stones! Hannah's glacier-blue aquamarine ring was drool-worthy.


BEST SHOES:
Courtenay & Brandon

Courtenay had pink Louboutin's... and it would be against the law if she didn't win best shoes for these red-bottoms. Just look at them!


BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Jaiden & Issaac

One glance at Jaiden and you'll immediately see why she won best HMU: between her striking eyeliner and gold-glittered eyelids, bold red lip, and stunning headpiece, she looked like an absolute goddess! Plus Genica Lee always hits it out of the park.


BEST SPRING FLOWERS:
Karissa & Jason

We just loved Karissa's beautiful bouquet created by A Beautiful Theme. From the roses to pampas grass it was the perfect combination of desert meets classic elegance.


BEST SUMMER FLOWERS:
Julie & Evan

Julie's bouquet by Albuquerque Florist was undeniably amazing. The statement blooms of large protea accompanied by eye-catching shades really made her florals pop!


BEST FALL FLOWERS:
Courtenay & Brandon

Guess who's back? (Back again). Courtenay's back. (Tell a friend). No seriously, just look at these florals! Epitome of autumn gorgeousness, so props to Renegade Florals!



BEST WINTER FLOWERS:
Nicole & Joby

Between the elegant white roses and accents of pampas grass, this bouquet by Floral Elegance was the perfect ending note from winter headed into spring!


BEST FIRST LOOK:
Lauren & Ben

Ben's reaction to Lauren's reveal was just too sweet! You could tell as soon as he turned around that he was just blown away, and their first look needed to be shared again.


BEST DADDY/DAUGHTER FIRST LOOK:
Sarah & Lance

We love emotional first looks... But somehow, Daddy/Daughter first looks make us even more emotional! Sarah's first look with her dad was just too sweet to not include!


BEST REACTION DOWN THE AISLE:
Valerie & Tim

Talk about an emotional moment! We love that Tim's best man Daniel also was crying!


BEST SPRING DRESS:
Karissa & Jason

While Karissa's dress was long-sleeved and not your typical spring dress, the lace sleeves were so sheer and delicate and stunning that we couldn't deny the Hayley Paige creation this spot!


BEST WINTER DRESS:
Erica & Elliott

Erica's dress was simply jaw-dropping! Leanne Marshall designed this dress in such a way that the skirt was a pastel watercolor-streaked masterpiece. Yes, yes, and YES!!!


BEST DRESSED BRIDE:
Sandy & Kevin

Sandy's sultry look was absolutely incredible! Her hair, makeup, dress, and veil combined made this glam girl top-tier.


BEST DRESSED GROOM:
Sandy & Kevin

Second only to his bride, Kevin was dressed just as sharply, and these two combined made for one heck of a power couple come their big day!


BEST DRESSED COUPLE:
Sharaf & Naima

These two win best couple due to their culturally unique outfits and colors! A bride in mint and blush? Yes, please! And Sharaf flipped Western tradition on its head by being the one in white. We love it! Plus, check out their sweet kicks. So cool!


BEST DRESSED GROOMSMEN:
Holley & Cooper /Kelsie & Xavier

For maybe the first time in the history of MJP superlatives... it's a black tie! (Get it? Good, now laugh. Thank you). Both Cooper and Xavier's groomsmen blew us away with their tuxes! As ZZ Top famously said... "every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man!"


BEST DRESSED BRIDESMAIDS:
Jordan & Brett

We love when brides allow their bridesmaids to pick whatever dress they feel flatters them most as long as they stay within the color palette... and Jordan's girls killed it! Plus the color was so unique!


BEST DRESSED BRIDAL PARTY:
Nikki & Shawn

Altogether now! For suits and dresses, Nikki and Shawn's crew absolutely deserved this spot! We loved the mismatched bridesmaid dresses and leather suspenders!


BEST NEW MEXICO VENUE:
Christi & Clay