Julia and Casey’s summer wedding in Taos, New Mexico was made out of dreams come true. In spite of a global pandemic, each family member and friend in attendance exercised immense caution out of love for the couple. This was a beautiful situation for our wedding photographers, as they were able to capture many incomparable tender moments. For example, Julia’s first look with her father reminded us of a Harper Lee quote: “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” And in that moment, Julia’s father spilled his love and drank his pride for her. This breathtaking and truly genuine moment will stick with us forever. Shash the German Shepherd gleefully trotted around her humans in support and love. She wore a flower crown of her own (as a collar) and greeted everyone with excitement – what a perfect hostess she was! Though the day started off sunny, hot, and bright, the rain came to quench the desert’s thirst. The sagebrush quivered in anticipation and the rainclouds dressed the Sangre de Christos in a veil of their own. The stunning backdrop added drama to Julia and Casey’s day; New Mexico monsoons are brief, unpredictable, and absolutely beautiful. Julia and Casey shared tender love for each other as they danced in the rural roads, with Julia’s turquoise sash keeping the cold off her skin and dancing in the petrichor to a beat of its own. The smell of the rain-rinsed stucco walls lingers in our memory as we look at the photos of Julia posed against them. This dreamlike wedding offered other gems we’ll likely never forget – Julia’s silver and turquoise earrings, the fun-loving friends and family, crackling ristras in the summer heat, the ruffled chiffon table runner adorned with white rose petals – but we especially remember everything falling into place for Julia and Casey as the day ended in sunbeams peeking out of the rainclouds to join the celebration and add a bit more colored light of its own. Additional thanks go to Corazon Events who worked tirelessly and helped make sure everything was perfect for Julia and Casey.