top of page

a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle


Lavel Marie Photography LLC is a wedding & lifestyle photography company from Albuquerque, NM. The scale of your celebration doesn’t matter, as these photographers are focused on documenting the various forms of love they find, however they appear. Whether in a candid exchange or a posed, sweet, moment, they want to capture the emotional atmosphere of the day.

Lavel,  is first and foremost a child of the King! After that, she is a daughter, wife, mom, sister, friend, and photographer.  She has been a photographer for over 15 years.  Lavel loves to describe her style as moody & bright.  She is a fun-loving boss babe and is such an encouragement to others. You can view more of her work on major publishers online and in print.  She loves her job and looks forward to serving others with beautiful images. No matter the occasion in your life, she hopes to be able to tell your story.


Lavel met her husband online and 19 years later they are still madly in love.  They have two beautiful fun-loving kids, that are truly the light of her life.  Lavel is half Dominicana and very proud of it.  Lavel loves to travel, especially to the Caribbean & Mexico each year. 


Lavel loves the Lord and her family more than anything in this world. 



Owner & Lead Photographer

Chenoa recently relocated to California.  Although we miss her tons as a lead photographer, she is still connected with LMP.  She is one of our photo editors and you may see her again for some weddings in 2023.
Chenoa is married to her high-school sweetheart, Tony. They have been married for over 15 years.  They love Jesus and are currently enrolled at Bethel Ministry College in California. They love to adventure with their 2 kids,  Malachi & Emery.  They own a VW bus and they love to incorporate it into their photography sessions. Please reach out to us to set up your Redding California sessions with our dynamic team.



Editor & Photographer

We are happy to welcome Matt to our 2022/2023 LMP team.  Matt is from Dallas Texas but moved to New Mexico 28 years ago. He's been in photography and has studied the craft for over 20 years.  His first passion is chasing sunsets; he enjoys combining portrait sessions with beautiful NM sunsets.

Matt has been blessed with an outstanding son named Jonah, a firefighter in Santa Fe.

He enjoys backpacking, camping and hiking, and anything outdoors. He doesn't like thunderstorms but loves to capture the lightning given a chance. He rescued a dog named Chief, who is his best bud.    





Katherine is such a driven artist and eager to grow her own business and we love that about her.  Katherine has been a photographer for 5 years.  She has a BA in Photojournalism and Mass Communications and a Masters in Marketing Communication. She has a love for creating and photography. 

Katherine moved to NM from California.  She was a division 1 athlete for the University of New Mexico for track and field.  Katherine is married to the love of her life, Bryan.  

We were thrilled to have her continue on with us in 2023 and we look forward to all the exciting things to come!




Erika grew up in central Illinois and moved to New Mexico in 2013 to pursue higher education. An accomplished collegiate musician, Erika earned her BA in Vocal Music Performance and has performed in the U.S. and Europe, including a bucket list performance in New York City’s famous Carnegie Hall. After a decade as a hobby photographer, Erika turned her passion into a career in 2018. Her experience as a teacher, social media manager, and community relations specialist helped her create a business model that continues to succeed as her photography skills evolve. 


Erika is a lifelong pet-lover and avid volunteer for the City of Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department. She loves binge-watching bad tv with her husband, Will, taste-testing at local coffee shops, and hiking in the foothills with her dogs




Lara is our amazing assistant.  She keeps us hydrated, walks dogs, holds bags, lights, gear, etc. She plays with kids, holds babies, and is THE best travel partner, She runs all errands during wedding days.  She makes us laugh and keeps us sane. What more can I say, I love this girl, she makes wedding days and shoots so much fun! 
Lara is a fun-loving mom of 3 kids. She is a manager at a fitness wellness studio in Albuquerque.  She loves to be around people and loves to talk.  She is so great to have along for shoots and weddings.





Leah can be seen with us on our wedding days.  She is the one that will run all errands for us and always have a smile on her face.  She is fun and very helpful to our team.  We love her energy and spunk!


Leah is a music teacher for Bernalillo Public schools.  She also has an album of her own called, Diaries of a PK.  She is always singing and laughing.  If there is karaoke at any event, you will more than likely find Leah and Lavel singing a duet.  Leah is also a seasoned Zumba instructor for a premier gym in Albuquerque.  She is married to Jesse and they have a beautiful blended family.




1 Peter 4:10  says ‘As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.’ 

bottom of page