Valerie + Joe: Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico Wedding

It truly is hard to believe that I met Valerie and Joe a year ago because I feel like I’ve known them forever. You know, the people you meet and they instantly make you feel like you’re their friend?  They’re both those types of people- warm, loving, caring and so unbelievably selfless. You may recall the engagement session HERE

Truthfully, I wanted to start this blog post with “Once upon a time…”, and well, considering we’re going back to the days when MySpace was the all the rage, I feel like it kind of suits the story well. ; ) The first time Joe laid eyes on Valerie, via her MySpace profile, he quickly knew (and confided in his friend) that he was going to marry her someday. Bored one night, Joe was skimming over his cousin’s MySpace friends, when he stumbled upon Valerie’s profile. A simple message from one side of the country to the other in November 2006, led to instant messages and hours and hours on the phone over the next few weeks.  In fact, Joe ended up canceling his plans to go on a cruise with his buddies, to fly from Rhode Island to New Mexico over New Year’s Eve so he could finally meet this woman he had gotten to know so well. Little did they know, both of their lives were about to change forever.

Almost six years later, many of which were long distance, a joint move to Florida, a surprise proposal at Disney World and overcoming unbelievable odds, Joe and Valerie began the next chapter in their love story. Best friends, now husband and wife, they truly had a fairy tale day as they said “I do”, with a destination wedding, in the city where they first met- Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oh, Valerie and Joe…words can’t thank you enough for taking us out to New Mexico to shoot your amazingly beautiful day. Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a true pleasure it was to work with the two of you and we so enjoyed hanging out with you guys (as well as the bridal party!!) over the long weekend. Both of you were always so kind to make us feel like we were more than your wedding photographers, but also your friends. Congratulations Joe an Valerie- it was a true honor to be a part of your day and we are so excited to watch the chapters in your love story grow over your lifetime together!

To see more from Valerie and Joe’s day, check out the slideshow below or you can watch it HERE:

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