5 Things to Do After Getting Engaged Getting engaged is one of life’s most exciting events.  After you have savored the moment with your new fiance, gotten a fresh manicure, and dusted off your Pinterest boards, metaphorically speaking, you’re probably thinking what’s next? You are filled with joy and anticipation as your relationship progresses and […]


January 10, 2022

5 Things To Do After Getting Engaged | Las Vegas Wedding Photography | Wedding Advice

I am so excited to share a fun new project I have been working on by a company called Basic Invites.  Basic Invites has beautiful, high quality, customizable wedding invitations, save the dates, and so much more.  They have a seamless and easy to use website that allows one to create beautiful customized wedding announcements, […]


February 26, 2021

Beautiful Save the Dates|New Mexico Wedding Photography

Being a wedding photographer in the southwest has allowed me to photograph in settings as inspiring as the people getting married.  There are no words to describe Patty and Lauren’s beautiful Taos adventure elopement.  This couple decided to share their hand–written vows on a crisp December morning.  Amid the snowy ground and the incredible desert […]


December 4, 2020

Same Sex Adventure Elopement|Taos, New Mexico Wedding Photography

I started Rachel Standifird Photography because I found something I really enjoy doing and that brought others a needed service and, I hope, some measure of joy.  When I see that I have captured that perfect moment and that memory of a life time, it is all worth it.  Decades from now this couple will […]


November 28, 2020

Ways To Support Small Businesses|New Mexico Wedding Photographer|Community Over Competition

Los Poblanos just might be one of the most beautiful locations in Albuquerque.  Whether it is a small intimate elopement or a large all day wedding Los Poblanos Historic Inn delivers.  This stunning inn and farm was the perfect setting for a small styled elopement.  Britt and Mac are a sweet affectionate and down to earthcouple […]


November 10, 2020

Romantic High End Styled Wedding|Los Poblanos Historic Inn|Editorial Wedding Photographer

Sylviane and Josh were married on a beautiful fall day in Albuquerque, New Mexico after rescheduling their big Baltimore plans for an intimate wedding with immediate family and close friends.  The day was filled with sunshine and laughter.  After sharing a tender first look, the wedding party hopped into a limo and headed to the sweet, simple […]


October 20, 2020

Classic Romantic Southwest Wedding|El Pinto Reception|New Mexico Wedding Photographer

Anna and Santi are two of the kindest people that I have ever met.  They both work as paramedics and have been together for several years.  I love the way that they treat each other.  It is clear in every interaction that they care so deeply for one another.  I have had the pleasure of […]


July 27, 2020

Joyous Backyard Wedding Reception|Southwest Wedding Photographer

Happy Birthday to my beautiful two-year-old. You are a firecracker, and you bring an adventurous spirit to each day we enjoy together. I love watching you experience this world. Your genuine curiosity teaches me to be more thoughtful and appreciative of the the little things. Helicopters, Rolly Pollies, and lizards make your face light up. […]


May 13, 2020

Birthday Girl|Proud Mama|Albuquerque, New Mexico Portrait Photographer

Laughter and dancing filled the reception hall as the minutes on the clock all too quickly ticked away.  As it came time for me to conclude my part as the wedding photographer for Jess and Buddie’s wedding day, I looked around to realize that nearly every person in the room was up dancing and singing.  I saw swing dancing, slow dancing, and a […]


January 5, 2020

Fun Filled Wedding|Leaping Deer Ranch|New Mexico Wedding Photographer

Sarah and Shayne’s beautiful wedding day was held at Casa Vieja in Coralles New Mexico.  Fall weddings in the Albuquerque area have such a special feel.  The temperatures are perfect and the colors are beautiful and full of life.  It may be my favorite season here in New Mexico.  Sarah and Shayne had a peaceful […]


September 20, 2019

Casa Vieja Fall Wedding|Albuquerque Wedding Photography

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