Fashion shoot at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The model is April Winters and the designer is Patricia Michaels of Taos, NM. It was a pleasure photographing Patricia’s beautiful clothes with some amazing artwork and a beautiful model! Here are some of the shots taken that day.
You can see more of Patricia Michaels’ designs at http://www.pmwaterlily.com/
All photos are copyright Denise Avila and may not be used without permission.
The Rosario Chapel stands on the ground where Don Diego de Vargas was encamped with his army and statue of the Virgin Mary on his first expedition for the reconquest of New Mexico, in 1692. He made a promise to erect the chapel in accordance with a vow he made to the Virgin Mary just before retaking the city. He not only kept his promise to build the chapel but also to make an annual procession or pilgrimage from the parish church to this chapel, which is still made every year on the day of the Coronation of the person who will portray Don Diego DeVargas during the Fiestas De Santa Fe. We were hired by the Fiesta Council to photograph and film this very special mass.
Crowning of La Reina 2009
La Reina's Crown
Don Diego and Staff 2009
2009 Fiesta Royalty
Procession from the St. Francis Basilica to the Rosario Chapel to escort La Conquistadora, a statue of the Most Holy Mother, much revered for intercession in a peaceful resettling of the City of Santa Fe.
La Conquistadora arriving at Rosario
Don Diego DeVargas 2009
Ernesto Francisco Tafoya portraying Don Diego DeVargas
La Reina de la Fiesta 2009
Victoria Felicea Mora y Sanchez portraying La Reina de la Fiestas de Santa Fe
Don Diego y La Reina de Las Fiestas de Santa Fe 2009
Fiesta Royalty 2009