Billy the Kid’s Mum was Married Here

I knew that would get someones attention. 🙂  This photo was part of a series of photos that the church hired me to take to document the external work that had been recently completed. I really like the drama of this photo, with the tree sweeping down and the dawn sky in the background. I think the photo gives the church a real presence and the power that a church of historical standing should have.

The church is the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe ( These are really good people. And Billy the Kid’s mother was indeed married in this church in the 19th century.

I love living in a town where I can walk down the street and touch history like that.

Image Copyright © Katie Johnson. All Rights Reserved.


~ by KatiesCameraBlog on September 15, 2011.

3 Responses to “Billy the Kid’s Mum was Married Here”

  1. Huge fan of this one Katie! I love the story behind it. The angle of the shot nods to the story. I can just imagine those 2 bells ringing on her wedding day 🙂

  2. Ah, glad you like the story, Charleen! I love hearing about Billy the Kid; they now say he wasn’t as violent as the lengend says he was. I sure wish he wasn’t killed. Thanks again for commenting. Love them!

  3. […] side notes — when I started this blog back in September, I posted a photo of the church where Billy the Kid’s mother got married. And also this image was taken on the same day and […]

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