Thursday, April 20, 2017

A spring evening in the bosque

I'm so sad that this great family is moving away! But I was very happy to take some family pictures for them before they leave.
Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

We went to a location on the river that is usually the easiest one I visit, but this time the water was higher than I've seen before, and the path was all flooded! We had to forge through the salt cedar to find a muddy beach. Then the trick was to keep their darling three year old clean. :)
Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

We went inland right away, because of the mud - the sand was much safer.
Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Could their little girl be any cuter? I don't think so.
Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Heart melting.
Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

I am admittedly a little biased because their oldest reminds me a lot of my oldest daughter when she was little. But these girls to me are just in a place of cuteness overload.
Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful family bosque Rio Grande Albuquerque

I'm going to miss my nice friend but of course I wish them all the best on their new adventure!

If you're interested in more information about a family photography session, my website has lots of info about how I do sessions. Or you can call or email me if you have questions or would just like to chat about it, no pressure.

I love doing photo sessions in the bosque like this one (well, even more when it's not flooded), but there are lots of other good places around Albuquerque too! For lots of other session location ideas, see this blog page here.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

There's one month left before graduation!

It's almost graduation time! Congratulations to all the amazing high school seniors who are just about done. If you still need senior portraits, I'm offering a $50 discount on your session booked by 5/1. You can find more information here and book your session here:

http://seniors.etherdox.com/pages/coupon-signup.htm 

I loved getting to work with this senior and a couple of his friends. What a pleasure. We did a lot of stuff - we did some more formal portraits, some more casual, and then some at the track.

Have to start with my favorites - pictures from the track.
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior track Albuquerque

Some casual portraits, love these.
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

And some that were a little more formal. This family chose a full session - more info here about how my sessions work.
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Thanks so much to this awesome senior and his mom! He is such an impressive guy - such a bright future ahead!
 
If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss how to make yours the best they can be! We can meet in person or talk on the phone, or you can email me. I also have more information about my senior portraits on my website.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Portrait fundraiser for a good cause

I don't offer mini-sessions very often anymore. Things are busy. You know. But sometimes there is a cause that I'd really like to support, and a big day of portraits is a way for my whole family to get involved. This is one of those times!

 

Portrait Mini-Sessions - April 14th and 15th 2017




Session fee is $150, paid in advance to reserve your timeslot. Sessions all day, afternoon, and evening on Friday (it's a school holiday, hooray!), also Saturday morning and mayyyyybe we can squeeze one or two sessions in on Saturday evening.
  • Quick and easy, 15 minute appointments
  • Great for birthday portraits, professional headshots, a quick family portrait; how about a couple's portrait with your significant other, or spring portraits for your kids. Anything we can do in 15 minutes.
  • You will view and choose your portraits after we take them (this is where the rest of my family steps up) and babysitting will be provided for your children while you enjoy looking at happy smiling faces.
  • Treats will be provided!

What's included?
  • One beautiful print, 11x14" or smaller, your choice of size.
  • One full-size digital file with permission to print it where ever you'd like: gift prints for your parents, t-shirts, phone cases, whatever.
  • I have additional packages if you'd like more prints or products. Email me for a price list.
If you are interested in a session, or would just like a little more information, please call or email me! And thank you.
 

*** We are donating 100% of the profits of this fundraiser. ***

A little information about our cause: our friends the Valdez family lost their husband and father in January to a terrible heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and four amazing kids 13 years old and younger. As much as we would like to, we can't help with their pain - but we would love to try to ease their path a little bit in the coming months as they transition to a whole new life. There is more info on their gofundme page, if that's something you'd instead be interested in donating to.



There is also a fundraising benefit for the Valdez family planned for April 1st at Tierra Antigua Elementary, with LuLaRoe, Younique, Thirty-One, and other vendors also donating proceeds to the family - more info here. I will have a display with a sign-up there for mini-sessions, but I'm not doing any photography at the event on April 1st. If you have time this Saturday, it's another great way to support this awesome family.
 



If you're not interested in a 15 minute mini-session, but you would like to update your family portraits, or you have a new baby and want a professional collage of his/her cuteness, or a high school senior, I'd love to talk with you about how I can help!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Senior guys: I won't make you pose your hands! (Mostly.)

I have a son, so I totally understand when moms call me and say they want senior portraits for their son, but he is not excited about it. I actually love it because I have hopes that when my son is a senior he will love me enough to get his pictures taken.

Like this guy does! Even if senior portraits weren't his top pick for a morning activity, he seemed completely happy and comfortable and personable.
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

I try to make senior photography as easy and fast as possible when I know my client is only doing it out of love for his (or her) mom.
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

I won't ask you to pose your hands! (I should say mostly I won't, because I will give you a general idea of things to do with hands. But I promise I won't do any finicky hand posing if that is not your thing.)
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

This smart senior has a great range of future plan ideas. It was inspiring to meet him and get to know him a little bit!
Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a handsome high school senior studio Albuquerque

Thanks so much - I hope the experience was much easier and more comfortable than you thought it would be!
If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss how to make yours the best they can be! We can meet in person or talk on the phone, or you can email me. I also have more information about my senior portraits on my website.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Beautiful early season senior session at the Biopark

I have many pictures to share from this lovely senior portrait session at the biopark. It's early in the season, but there is still green to be found (even outside of the greenhouse).

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

This beautiful girl was so confident and self-assured in front of the camera!
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

She has volunteered at the biopark in past summers, so this was an especially appropriate location for senior portraits.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

The greenhouse tends to be the best place in town for winter portraits. Where else can you see such beautiful plants and flowers?
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

I love including talents, hobbies, and anything high school seniors love in their portraits! What could be more fun than a ukulele?
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

I also had a chance to catch  her at the first track and field meet of the season. I really enjoyed watching her throw the javelin! She did really well!
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

I loved getting to meet this smart and successful senior girl! Her easy confidence made senior portraits easy and comfortable. Best wishes to her with all her exciting plans!

If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss how to make yours the best they can be! We can meet in person or talk on the phone, or you can email me. I also have more information about my senior portraits on my website.