Ann + Prateek: A Destination Wedding

This past weekend I had the privilege of being a part of a beautiful, destination wedding in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Danielle Elizabeth Inc, was the lead photographer, floral designer, and coordinator, her husband, Josh Guthrie providing video services, and myself doing hair and makeup. Danielle invited me to be a part of photography as her second shooter for the day, and it was an absolute honor to work with her.

(Fun Fact: Danielle of Danielle Elizabeth, Inc. is married to a Josh, as am I!)

The bride and groom, Ann and Prateek, met online, and are seriously a match made in heaven. Throughout the entire weekend, the two of them beamed with happiness and excitement.Their love for God, each other, and their families naturally flowed from them.They were truly one of the kindest couples I have ever encountered.

The First Look

Their first look took place the day before the wedding (following the rehearsal). Ann started off by revealing herself in her full wedding day wear to her dad, and then to Prateek. Both moments so sweet and special. I couldn’t help but think back to my own wedding day, remembering the moment my dad first saw me, followed by Josh. In the event you are planning a destination wedding, this type of reveal (doing the first look the day before), is spectacular! It lends a lot more portrait time than you may have otherwise, and is a great way to “test” the look you have planned.)

After the reveal the couple ventured out into the Sandia area for a portrait session, before changing out of their wedding attire and heading to the rehearsal dinner.

The Ceremony

Monday, August 6th, the ceremony and reception occurred. Both were intimate celebrations with some of their closest friends and family. Prateek is from India, so the couple chose to include some beautiful traditions from his culture into their day. One tradition I found very fun, was the placing of rings on the bride’s toes. Ann shared with me that in the Indian culture those rings would stay on her feet for life (similar to our Western tradition of rings worn on the left hand). The reception was held at a NOAH’s Event Venue in Albuquerque, and conveniently situated right across the street was a desert area that made for more gorgeous portraits of the couple, with the mountains rolling in the back ground.


Ann and Prateek – I wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and many blessings from the Lord. I was honored to provide hair and makeup services for this wedding!

Danielle (with Danielle Elizabeth, Inc.) thank you so much for the privilege of second shooting for you! You are truly amazing at what you do and such an inspiration to me!

xx, Danielle

August 29, 2018



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It was so wonderful working with Danielle during our whole wedding process! From the moment I initially reached out, she was kind, very helpful, and great to work with. She was always helpful and quick to reply. She worked with our wedding planner to come up with a great wedding day timeline and adjusted it based off my ideas. I loved being around her on our wedding day and knew that she had it all under control! Throughout the whole process she helped my husband and I feel comfortable behind the camera. Her photos are absolutely amazing!! Our photos are bright, elegant, and timeless. We will cherish our photos forever!! I could not be happier that we chose to work with Danielle for our wedding!!



We really enjoyed working with Danielle on our wedding day! She was great to bounce around ideas before and during the event, very thorough in her questionnaire, and super pleasant to be around bringing just the right energy to the mix. We got a ton of lovely photos to capture the essence of our beautiful wedding! Overall, we're very pleased with our decision to work with Danielle and would recommend her to any couple who needs a fantastic photographer for their wedding!



I could not recommend Danielle enough. My husband and I wrapped up our wedding experience feeling as if we had made a new friend through Danielle. She made it a point to get to know us on a level that was more than just transactional. My husband Cooper expressed to me after the wedding that Danielle had made him feel as though he was important as the groom, while making him feel comfortable and calm through the whole process...I chose Danielle as my photographer because you could really see and feel the romance and happiness of the couples through her photos, and I absolutely could not be any more happier with my choice of photographer. We loved every step of the way with Danielle! 

"Danielle made him (Cooper) feel as though he was important as the groom..."

Abby & Cooper

When we were looking through photographers galleries, we loved the style of Danielle's photos the best. Her work is bright, classic and elegant. We didn’t have any concerns prior to working with Danielle and the moment we met her, we knew we had made the right choice. She made us feel so comfortable. We absolutely love our photos! Danielle, you captured our wedding day perfectly. Choosing Danielle as our photographer for our engagement and wedding photos was one of the best decisions we made! We couldn’t love Danielle and her work more! 

"the moment we met her, we knew we had made the right choice. She made us feel so comfortable."

Abbey & Rustin