Costilla Native & Photographer Nancy A. DeHerrera Crochet

Yellow Beauty, Ute Mountain

Yellow Beauty, Ute Mountain



My name is Nancy A. DeHerrera Crochet and my business name is Sangre De Cristo Photos, named after our glorious, majestic mountain range that is full of color and life all year round. I’m a photographer/artist and enjoy the blessings that were given to me. I was born in Embudo NM and raise in Costilla NM on a large farm, along with my 7 siblings, awesome parents Valdemar and Consuelo DeHerrera both native New Mexicans. I have a great husband of 20 years Steve Crochet, one son and two grandchildren. Being raised in northern New Mexico in itself caries lots of meaning, knowing about our traditions and values and living by them. Speaking our Spanish language is very important, respect for our elders, God and the American flag. I’m a proud norteña women. I’ve been taking pictures for most of my life, got my business license 8 years ago and have enjoyed every minute of having a small home-based business, working for myself to say the least it’s a very empowering experience. I love the great outdoors and specialize in landscape photos, but have a special eye for portraits.

I have many customers in New Mexico and Colorado, the largest customers is based out of Taos NM in CID’s Food Market. I have an average of 50 cards a week sold, I’ve been selling to them for 7 year and I’ve also been chosen to sale and show in Santa Fe at the New Mexico Art Museum. I just attended the 32nd Annual High Country Arts & Crafts Fair in Eagle Nest NM it is a jured show and the Taos County Fair, a great support base for local art and crafts. I have won many ribbons for my photos, I have photos showing at Taos Town Hall and at the Pilar Visitor’s Center. I’ve selected to show “Awesome Ute Mountain” for the Rio Grande Del Norte Project. I sale and show at arts & crafts fairs throughout the year from Alamosa CO to Española NM, but my favorite of the year is the Rio Costilla Studio Tour, the 17th year will be my 8th showing and it is an honor to be in my hometown.


Nancy A. Crochet

I’ll be showing at the Historic Costilla Plaza, Stop #1 (on the brochure map).