Thursday, May 17, 2018

Congratulations to an amazing graduate!

Senior portraits. Maybe my favorite kind of photography. And this is one of my favorite girls. I could gush for pages - I've thought so much of her ever since she was a sweet third grader with a backpack full of rocks and silly bands, sharing her treasures (and her lunch) with my kids and anyone else she thought they would help.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I can't really believe she just graduated, but time has marched on since these days and she obviously has grown up so beautifully.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

But she's not just gorgeous. She will always stand up for someone who needs it. She's still generous. And she's crazy smart. Like, smart enough to win city-wide spelling bees in middle school without studying.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

And I remember the day when she went down the waterslides at the pool something like 83 times, racing my little daughter, just to make her happy. Who does that???
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

And, we went out with the camera a few times. Obviously I had a hard time narrowing my blog post down to just a few favorites. Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

The cap and gown! What a great day.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

I can't wait to see where this amazing girl goes next!

If you have a high school senior or are a high school senior, I'd love to chat with you and discuss how to make your senior portraits the best they can be! We can meet in person or talk on the phone, or you can email me.
If you like the locations we used for these senior portraits, you can see these and many more ideas here.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Another beautiful baby girl

It's another newborn session here on my blog - I do take other types of photos but I'm an uneven blogger at best, and somehow the newborns keep ending up here. (I have one more to post soon.)

Anyway, this darling little girl is the first baby in her family and I was so happy to get to meet her! I actually took some pictures for her parents after their wedding a couple of years ago. And I took senior portraits for her dad... that was awhile ago in 2010 (making me feel old), and I actually did blog that 8 years ago (I was much better about blogging back then). Kind of fun to see.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

She has such beautiful eyes - I was glad that she was awake for some of the pictures.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Here is, as always, my round backdrop stand in use. We piled a few different slipcovers on, which we used and peeled off one by one, and also added some of the family's blankets and quilts.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Both parents are very musically talented, so I have some high hopes for this little girl.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

Her beautiful mom is from the Philippines, pretty recently, and amazes me with her language skills.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

And one with her grandma, who I think is very happy to have her first grand-baby living right here.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque
It is such an honor to get to photograph new babies - thanks so much to this family for bringing her to me when she was just 14 days old.

If you're interested in a newborn portrait session, I'd love to talk to you about it! Give me a call or email. There are a few things to know in order to make it as successful as possible.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newborn sweetness

Oh, isn't this little girl the sweetest thing? I loved getting to work with her. Those cheeks!
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I've been having fun with composite images lately. I told my daughter that I needed to borrow her tea set and she at first wasn't going to give it to me because she thought it was too fragile for the baby. We thought it was hilarious once we were both on the same page - the baby was not actually going to USE her tea set. Anyway, how cute is she here?
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I always have to mention my round backdrop stand because honestly I like doing newborn portraits so much more now than I used to - it just makes it so simple. And I love the variety of slipcover colors I have now too - this lilac color is so soft.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

This was as unwrapped as she was willing to get - sometimes it seems like no matter how well a baby is sleeping, unwrapping just makes them sad.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Baby's aunt both spun and knit this hat. Hearing this made me want to learn how to spin yarn - what a fun skill! 
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

This slipcover is coffee colored on one side and sepia on the other.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand


Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Big Sister was so amazing - she was patient the whole time, even when the baby needed to stop and be soothed or eat. I was really impressed.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand
I am so happy to know this family! Thank you so much to them for bringing me their girls at this special time in their lives.

If you're interested in a newborn portrait session, I'd love to talk to you about it! Give me a call or email. There are a few things to know in order to make it as successful as possible.