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Sunday, January 21, 2018
By Gonzales Photography Inc.
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Las Cruces Certified Photographer Earns Photographic Craftsman Degree

Ryan Gonzales CPP of Gonzales Photography Inc. recognized for helping advance the photography industry.

Las Cruces, January 22, 2018 – Ryan Gonzales of Gonzales Photography Inc. in Las Cruces, NM has earned the photographic craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Gonzales by PPA president Rob Behm, M. Photog. Cr., CPP, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 14-16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

This degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Gonzales has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. He has been awarded the photographic craftsman degree in recognition of his service to the photographic profession as an educator, orator, author and mentor.

Gonzales’s degree - and all the expertise it requires – illustrates his accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.

Gonzales was awarded his certification as a professional photographer in 2014 and was recertified in 2017. His dedication to this industry has not gone unnoticed by his friends, family and students that continue to support his endeavors. Gonzales has also been invited to enter the exclusive American Society of Photographers which is by invitation only and is a member of the elite Nikon Professional Services group.

About PPA

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. The nonprofit assists 30, 000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

Contact: Ryan Gonzales Cr. Photog., CPP, ASP


Sunday, December 31, 2017
By Gonzales Photography Inc.
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Pricing Blowout As Long As You Book By January 31, 2018

Save $600 on all of our Wedding Collections

Today is the end of 2017 and tomorrow is the beginning to 2018

It is not a secret that most engagements happen over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  So in order to celebrate these new engagements we want to offer you the best deal on high quality wedding photography.  Gonzales Photography is owned and operated by Ryan Gonzales who is receiving his degree now in January at PPA's Imaging USA National Photographic Convention being held in Nashville, TN.  He received his certification in 2014 as a professional photographer and has been in business since 2007. Ryan is a proud member of the American Society of Photographers in which you have to receive an invitation to join and cannot just join because you want to.  He is also a member of the elite group that is called Nikon Professional Services and is sponsored by several manufactures in the industry. 

Today we announce one of our greatest promotions ever to be offered by Gonzales Photography.  We are offering you $600 off of all of our collections starting at 3499 which will be only 2899 until January 31, 2018. So as you can see we are providing a service that no other photographer can touch with the experience, knowledge, accolades and reputation that only Gonzales Photography can offer. If you are wanting creative, one of a kind (unique), artistic, high quality albums and an out of this world experience call us now 575-313-1382 or email 

Here are just a few images that showcase what we can offer you as one of our elite and cherished clients! Remember when you join the Gonzales Photography family, you are not just a client but we consider you a friend of the family. 


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Gonzales Photography
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Las Cruces Professional Photography Black Friday Promotion

Today we announce our best ever Black Friday Promotion that will continue through Cyber Monday

Gonzales Photography Las Cruces Premier Photography Studio is offering the best deal yet for Professional Photography by both a Certified Professional Photographer and a degree'd photographer.


For our Weddings we are offering: 

Collections starting at only $2599 that is over a $1000 discount for our starting collections

Engagement Sessions are only $99 for a one hour session on location

In Studio Engagement Sessions are only $99 for one hour

Combo Engagement Sessions (In Studio and On Location) one hour only $175

20% off all of our Print Collections (Post Engagement, Post Wedding)


For our awesome High School Seniors we are offering:

Studio Sessions $99 for one hour

On Location Sessions $99 for one hour

Combo Sessions (In Studio and On Location) only $175 for 2 hours

Composite Studio Session only $199 (minimum canvas order 16x24 plus artist fee)

Story Book Sessions only $250 for 3 hours (minimum order required "GraphiSenior Book")

20% off all print collections


Family Sessions

In Studio Family Session up to 6 family members $150 for one hour

On Location Family Session up to 6 family members $150 for one hour

Family Panoramic Composite Session 5 Sessions only $500  which can be scheduled throughout the year (minimum panoramic order on canvas)


Business/ Corporate Headshots

In Studio or On Location $99 includes 1 8x10, 2 websize images with licensing and usage for one year, 1 digital image for marketing purposes and licensing and usage for one year only $99


Photography Mentorship Program

One hour for only $99 normally $225 Month to Month

Annual Contract Only $125 normally $175 an hour (must be paid in full for annual)


Lens Calibration

$50 per lens or $80 for two lenses using the latest technology to improve your critical focus plane


Call us today to book your session 575-313-1382 or email us by clicking HERE


**This Promotion will end on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM**


Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Gonzales Photography
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The Importance of Having an Unplugged Wedding

What is an unplugged wedding?

An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices during your ceremony.


What are the benefits?

  • There are many benefits to having an unplugged wedding.
  • When guests use their own cameras, there are many ways that this affects the photography that you’re actually paying for. Guests oftentimes are taking photos at the same time we are, and their flashes interfere with our cameras, leaving you blown out completely (and not salvageable) or having weird shadows or lighting throughout the photos.
  • Guest cameras can leave a red or green dot from their focusing mechanisms. These will show up in our images.
  • If guests don’t turn off the noise on their cameras, they could be very loud when taking the photos. This can be very distracting to you and your guests.
  • Speaking of distracting – let’s talk about iPads and other tablets used to take photos. They are HUGE and are very distracting. If we are taking a wide photo of your ceremony, your eyes go straight to the tablet and completely ignore the beautiful couple exchanging vows.
  • Guests will often get in the aisle or stand in front of the professional photographers, blocking their shot. Sometimes, it’s too late for us to be able to get them to move, and we certainly don’t want to upset your guests by making them move.
  • During family formals, guests will often stand around photographers to get shots of their own, which can create harsh lighting if they use their flash. Even if they don’t use their flash, it causes the group to constantly be looking around, leaving wandering eyes. It’s hard for the photographer to get a good photo with everyone looking at the camera when there are multiple people taking photos around you.
  • Most importantly, if your guests are taking photos, they are not fully able to enjoy the moment. They are absent and distracted by their picture taking and posting.


We highly recommend having your wedding unplugged, but respect your wishes if you choose not to. If you have any questions concerning this or how to unplug your wedding, feel free to contact us and we can chat.

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Monday, October 30, 2017
By Gonzales Photography Inc.
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How Many Hours Do I Need My Wedding Photographer?

One of our most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer.


What do you want covered?

First, you need to decide what important details you want covered. Do you want a lot of getting ready shots prior to the ceremony? Do you want us to stay for the entire reception? These details will affect the length of time you will need us there. If you want us to stay until your reception exit, and you want a lot of candid, getting ready shots, you will need full day coverage. If you just want a few getting ready shots, that will knock off some time. If you want us to stay for just the main events in the reception and not until the last guest leaves, then this will also shorten the day. By deciding on a start and/or end time, this is the first step to booking your package.


Ceremony Length

Next, you need to think about the ceremony length. For a Catholic wedding, the ceremonies tend to be longer, so you will need to allot more time for that. If you want us to cover you getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception, I suggest 10 hours for Catholic weddings. If you have a shorter ceremony, you won’t need to take out as much time from your schedule.


Location Transfer

Now let’s talk about location. If you have a shorter ceremony and your reception is at the same venue as your ceremony, then you won’t need as much time because you can take out travel time. I would say something like this would be good for six to eight hours, depending on the formal photos.


On that same note, if your reception is at a different venue, you will need to include travel time into your schedule. Also incorporate the amount of time it takes to pack up all of your stuff to take to the reception. If you are going to take photos along the drive to the reception, more time will need to be added for that as well.


Formal Photo Requirements

For formal photos, you have to consider how many people are in your bridal party, and how many people are going to be in your family photos. If you have a small bridal party and a small number of family members having photos done, (and you’re at the same location the whole time), then six hours will suffice. If you have a larger family or bridal party, you will need closer to eight hours.


Special Exit

If you’re doing a special exit from the reception, like a sparkler exit, you’ll need to have full day coverage.


Some weddings can be covered in just four hours. If you’re having a backyard wedding or a courthouse wedding where your reception is short (for example, no dancing, etc.) and maybe just like a sit down dinner at a restaurant, then this could all be covered in four hours time.


I hope this all helped you to make an informed decision! Please take a look here after reading this.

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