Santana + Wesley | Southwestern Engagement | Taos, NM

We had the honor of capturing Santana and Wesley's engagement photos in the downtown area of Taos, NM. I knew this spot would be perfect for Santana because of her love for fashion and both have such a one of a kind love, they needed an area that most people wouldn't think of taking photos at. Santana and Wes' love for one another and for their children is so beautiful. They are a dream to photograph! I asked them a few questions about their love story and I am so excited to share some of it with you. 

"Where did you first meet?"

Santana: We met at a mutual friend's birthday party about 7 years ago. We talked all night long. I knew at the end of the night Wesley wanted to kiss me, but I played hard to get.

Wesley: The next time we saw each other, I took her on long ride up a mountain. It was dark, the stars were out, we looked at each other and immediately kissed. As we were kissing, I felt the urge to lift her off the ground and we fell backwards. 

Santana: We fell hard for each other. Quite literally.

"Where/how did the proposal happen?"

Santana: Wesley and I had been talking about getting married for quite sometime. He officially proposed at our daughter's first birthday party in front of all our loved ones. Even though we had been talking about it, the proposal was truly unexpected. I had only seen Wesley tear up once before. It was a day we will never forget. 

"How did you know he/she was the one?"

Santana: I knew Wesley was the one when I could be totally myself without worrying about adjusting to make him happy. Other relationships left me feeling giddy in the beginning, but then burnt out, stressed, or insecure. He just made me laugh, feel confident, and comfortable. He also accepted and loved my son. That was huge for me. 

Wesley: I knew I loved Santana when I would do things for her that I would never do for anyone else. For example, Santana lived in a city two hours away when we started dating. I would travel almost every weekend to see her. I would have never even considered doing that before. She made me feel good about myself. Her smile is infectious. She is so beautiful, smart, kind, and a wonderful Mother. I could not help myself.

"How do you envision your wedding day?"

Santana: Our wedding day will be intimate and magical. Love, warmth and laughter will fill our hearts... Oh! Can't forget lots of snow and twinkling lights. 'Tis the season!

We loved capturing the future Mr. and Mrs. Spruce's engagement photos and we absolutely cannot wait for their beautiful winter wedding!