More than just,

I'm Sarah Lotus.

You can find me trail-running or hiking with my  hubby and our doggies in the New Mexico desert. If I’m not adventuring I’m probably dancing around the kitchen in my undies (our dogs think I’m a total freak of a human) or out in my garden! I can’t wait to be your tour guide for a super rad photo experience.

More than photos, it's an experience.

Hey Adventurers!

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My Approach  

My Approach →  

Where to Elope
in New Mexico

I like to refer to New Mexico as the hidden gem. There are so many beautiful locations here that don't come with the headache of a crowd! This guide includes my very favorite NM gems.

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How to Elope at Whitesands

Whitesands National Park is one of the most beautiful places to elope. It is basically me second home, so I guess you could say I know it well. This guide to Whitesands gives you all you need to know when it comes to getting hitched barefoot on the dunes.

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Top 5 Reasons to
Elope in New Mexico

New  Mexico is often overlooked. That is why I refer to it as a hidden gem. In this guide I have put together the top five reasons you should choose New Mexico to have your big day. Some of them may shock you!

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Why You Should Elope at Whitesands

There is no other place quite like Whitesands National Park. It is one of my favorite places on this planet for several good reasons. In this guide I walk you through why Whitesands is the perfect place for your elopement, 

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When it comes to picking a wedding day most people do not consider choosing a weekday. In this guide I walk you through all the benefits there are to breaking tradition and selecting a wedding day during the week! This is a must read my friend!

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Why You Should Elope on a Weekday

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Are you ready to venture with me?

I am ready for an adventure

I am ready for an adventure

Do a triathlon

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Camp in a van for a several weeks

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Visit every national park in the U.S.

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Photograph internationally

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Run a half marathon

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Go paragliding

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Master the ukulele

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Go Skydiving

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Hike a 14er

Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List

Learn to tame this mane

Now, if only I could

in humid climates, we’d be golden!

We did some research on photographers, but came back to Sarah every time. The quality and quantity of photos we would be able to have and MOST IMPORTANTLY how special she would make the entire experience for us was 100% worth it. We have been trying to come up with the right words to explain just how BLOWN AWAY WE ARE! We wish we could just open our hearts up so she could see the joy she has brought us! She is so insanely talented and kind, and we are BEYOND grateful that she was able to be there for our special day! We love you!
- T + H

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We switched our wedding date for Sarah.

Working with Sarah is like working with a friend!

When I first saw the photos my eyes filled with tears! The moments Sarah captured showed our personalities in their truest essence. His playfulness, my shy and more reserved self. I’m so grateful for the authenticity and rawness of these photos. She’s a talented artist with an eye for raw emotion and tender moments. 
- S + T

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Sarah is just amazing!

"Sarah is just amazing!! We had no idea what we were doing when wanting to elope and she helped us come up with a timeline for our day. We told her our vibes and she helped pick the most beautiful location for photos. Her energy and personality is so inviting and welcoming we felt like we were hiking and hanging with our friends all day. She shared some elopement tips and gave advice before hand so we knew how to prepare. The turnaround time was perfect and the quality absolutely breath taking! We would 10000% recommend Sarah 🤗"
-N + J

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Sarah is your girl! 

We had a great experience with Sarah as our wedding photographer!! Her work speaks for itself; it's beautiful. We just love our pictures, but she was also fun to shoot with and very accommodating. She makes you feel calm and comfortable and it was so fun to become friends with a fellow adventurer. We flew down to New Mexico with some family to have a small elopement at White Sands National Park (and btw if you're in search of an awesome local Las Cruces photographer who knows White Sands, Sarah's your girl!). Leading up to the wedding Sarah helped us to plan out our timeline for the day, and it was very helpful to have input from someone familiar with the area.  We would totally recommend Sarah!!!
- A + T

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Don't hesitate to book this photographer!

Don't hesitate, book this photographer! Sarah is absolutely amazing. Her enthusiasm and enjoyment photographing our elopement was such a wonderful feeling. She communicated frequently with us leading up to our elopement and made sure that we had the set up that we wanted, as well as suggesting additional ways to make our photos even more special. She also was willing to meet us in the middle of the mountains and when we wanted to do some impromptu shots was more than happy to accommodate us. She made our day absolutely magical.
- A+T

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