Our Favorite Wedding Vendors

We are so lucky to work with so many amazing vendors in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and wanted to compile a list of our favorite "friend-ors," as we like to call them, for our brides and grooms. When it comes to your wedding day, we want to give you the best photography experience possible, but we also want your overall wedding experience to be outstanding! It is so important that you hire a team that will work your wedding like a well oiled machine. While you can find this list in the back of our bridal guide, we also wanted to do a blog post to shout out these awesome businesses that we love and adore and who take such great care of our clients.


Planners help your day flow seamlessly so you are less stressed and don't have to worry about the little things like your ceremony arch blowing over or those extra guests that don't have seats at the reception. We highly recommend at least hiring a "month of" coordinator. Also, planners and designers are very different things.

Just Lovely Weddings and Event Planning

Magnolia and Rose

Black Bow Events

Candace Noel Events


The flowers really set the mood for your wedding day. Yes, they die after the wedding is over, but they live on in your photos forever! This is why we say your bouquet is one of the most important items on your list, as it is in every shot.

Floriography Flowers

Florecita Flowers

The Flower Company

A Beautiful Theme

Viva Flora


A lot of weddings we capture have a person that is special to the couple officiate. This is so sentimental and meaningful. However, if you don't have someone in mind, we strongly recommend Paul and Kelly. Also, if the person you are thinking isn't a good public speaker or doesn't give directions well, you may want to rethink the decision. Not only do Paul and Kelly have a way with words, they know all the right things to do to make sure the ceremony flows, as well as letting your guests know what to do before and after the ceremony starts.

Paul with de Novo Pastoral Services

Kelly with Amor Ceremonies

Hair and Makeup

You want to look your best on your wedding day! You also want your makeup and hair to withstand the long (often more than eight hours) crazy day of your wedding, and thats why we recommend these talented people!

Genica Lee

DRS Color Studio

Betty Rose by Alanna (makeup only)

Laura McDowell


Yum yum yum, get in my belly! These vendors not only design stunning cakes and desserts, but they are also equally delicious!

Maggie's Wedding Cakes

Rebel Donuts

Simply Sweet by Darci

Honey and Salt

Fig and Honey Cake Co.

Bizzy B Cakes


Trying to steer clear of the cheesy DJ? These DJs are our favs! They also know how to get a crowd pumped and keep everyone paying attention and dancing!

Cutmaster Music

Dream Factory Productions

Styles DJ Services


The biggest stress factor for us on your wedding day is if you have a videographer or not. We have worked with so many newbies that have ruined shots of ours — from the first kiss to your grand entrance — because they jump in front of us or insist on being right in your face. So decided to partner with a videographer we adore and offer a bundled deals! Brads works flawlessly with us and create videos that are works of art!

Southwest Wedding Films


The first thing your guests see, invitations set the tone for your wedding day. We love Funky Olive. She creates one of a kind invites for her couples and gives an amazing experience.

Funky Olive Designs


Design and Rentals

Want to make your wedding stand out? We love these vendors for rentals and decor.

Darling Details Rentals

Rust Vintage

Dress Stores

These dress stores go above and beyond for their clients and we adore working with them!

Bridal Elegance by Darlene