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Hello, Sunshine!

photographer in Southern New Mexico.  Here, you'll find my most recent weddings and portrait sessions, and tips and educational posts...along with glimpses into my personal life with my husband, Rustin, and our three kiddos.  Kick back and enjoy!


Welcome to the Sunshine Picture Co. Blog! I'm Erin Richins, a wedding and portrait

Hello, Sunshine!

Welcome to the Sunshine Picture Co. Blog! I'm Erin Richins, a wedding and portrait photographer in Southern New Mexico.

Here, you'll find my most recent weddings and portrait sessions, tips and educational posts... along with glimpses into my personal life with my husband, Rustin, and our three kiddos.  Kick back and enjoy!


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Silver City, New Mexico Weddings | I can’t believe how fast this year went, and subconsciously, I’ve been gauging it by THIS WEDDING–because Ariana booked me pretty much an exact 12 months before her wedding date! I knew the moment I first spoke to Ari over the phone that we’d be a great fit! She […]

October 1, 2019

Silver City, New Mexico Weddings | Chris and Ariana’s NAN Ranch Wedding

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Las Cruces Wedding Photographers | Robert and Monique’s wedding at Blue Door Venue in Las Cruces, New Mexico was such a beautiful one! Monique planned the colors, attire, decor and sentimental items down to the smallest detail–and they all came together so perfectly. A few of my favorite details from the day included the fun getting-ready […]

September 26, 2019

Las Cruces Wedding Photographers | Robert and Monique’s Fall Wedding at Blue Door Venue

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Deming, NM Wedding Photographer. Mando and Aubrey’s wedding day in Deming, New Mexico was a WET one! The weather report showed a 25% chance of rain–but within minutes of checking my app that morning, the clouds let loose and there was a torrential downpour that didn’t let up for hours! No worries, though–just like at their […]

September 18, 2019

Deming, New Mexico Wedding Photographer | Mando and Aubrey’s Late Summer Wedding

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Popping in today to share about Hotel Encanto weddings! Back in June, I collaborated with some awesome vendors in Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, to put on a chic styled wedding at Hotel Encanto–and today, my favorites from that project are on the blog! ABOUT THE SHOOT This chic, modern, blush and […]

September 11, 2019

Hotel Encanto Weddings | Las Cruces, New Mexico Chic and Classic Styled Wedding

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico Photographer This girl is ELEVEN! That means it’s time for another (and really the final!) birthday post of 2019. (It’s also time for a self-congratulatory pat on the back, because FRIENDS–I did it! I took pictures of each of my kids for their birthday’s this year…and as a photographer who often struggles […]

September 5, 2019

Cloudcroft, New Mexico Photographer | Sydney’s Eleven Year Old Pictures

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Blue Door Venue is the newest Las Cruces, New Mexico wedding and event venue! A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking a venue tour with the venue’s coordinator, Melissa. She was gracious enough to show me around the indoor and outdoor spaces and tell me all about it! Blue Door Venue is […]

August 28, 2019

Blue Door Venue | Las Cruces, New Mexico Wedding Venue

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(Portland Oregon Portrait Photographer) While visiting my mom in Portland, Oregon this summer, I took Morgan’s 15 year old portraits! Being a photographer comes with its own sets of perks and drawbacks…and one of those drawbacks is that, in the midst of my hectic session schedule for the last few years, I haven’t been so […]

August 22, 2019

Portland, Oregon Portrait Photographer | Morgan’s 15 Year Old Portraits on the Oregon Coast

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Hey friends! Just a Quick Tip post for those of you with less-than-perfect vision (like me!). If you’ll be wearing glasses (or contacts) for wedding pictures or a portrait session, this post is for you! But first, let’s go back to the early 90’s, when I first got my glasses: On picture day in third […]

July 25, 2019

How Vision Can Affect Your Wedding Pictures or Portrait Session

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This White Sands National Monument Sweetheart Session was a total dream! I think I’ll never get tired of photographing couples (and families!) at White Sands. I feel so blessed to live within an easy travel distance of this amazing place! Seriously, we photographers in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area are so lucky to have […]

July 8, 2019

Taylor and Marco’s White Sands Sweetheart Session | Las Cruces Photographers