Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Princess and the Tiger

My family went on a trip to Chaco Culture Center this last spring break. Ever since then I've had these ideas in my head with Chaco, a girl, and a tiger. 

Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

My daughter - of course - was thrilled to help. She loves creative photography (or any photography).
Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

We had such a fun time "interacting" with the tiger.
Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

(It goes without saying that we did not actually stand on any walls or in any windows at Chaco Culture Center.)
Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

That said, one of my favorite things about Chaco is that you can explore the ruins. I especially love the doorways in Pueblo Bonito.
Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

I am always running into people who have lived in New Mexico for years and never been to Chaco. I think it's one of the most fascinating places in the state. If you'd like more information on this location the National Parks website is here.
Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

I feel like it's important for me to keep a personal project going, at least on the back burner if I'm really busy. They tend to take a couple of months to get to a point where I feel like I can share. But it gives me something to work through mentally and I know it helps my portrait sessions as well when I have lots of ideas in my head.
Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

Professional creative art children's portrait with a tiger at Chaco Canyon Albuquerque

If you have a child with a big imagination, or you have one yourself! - you both might absolutely love a creative children's session. Any idea that piques your child's imagination would give them memories - and you artwork - that you will both treasure.

Give me a call or email, and we can talk about a session for your family.  You can see some other examples of creative children's photography here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy graduation!

It always seems like once spring break is over, the end of the school year comes a few minutes later. It's graduation time! I especially loved working with this gorgeous senior for her senior portraits this spring.

She is an actress and she and her mom had this great idea - she wore her costumes from her last two plays, and we combined them in a really fun collage. I love love love how this turned out.
Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

After some studio portraits, we headed over to Old Town. She was so easy and fun to work with - she just has this beautiful natural composure that made her look so comfortable and natural in photographs. As you can see!
Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a beautiful Volcano Vista high school senior Albuquerque

What a huge pleasure it was to work with this lovely senior and her mom! Best wishes to her as she moves onward and forward!
If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss it! 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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A little drama in Old Town

It's spring! Time for senior portraits! I loved getting to spend a morning in Old Town with this gorgeous girl.
Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Some girls have a hard time with both serious and happy pictures. Not her, she's got both. (Some people just end up looking mad if they're trying to be serious in portraits.)
Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior


Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

She loves drama. And that makes a session fun.
Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior

Professional portrait of a beautiful Rio Rancho high school senior
Thanks to this awesome senior for spending the morning with me! Best wishes... I'm excited to see what you do next!

If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss it! 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.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Lego world photography action!

My son hates being photographed. This is obviously unfortunate for me. But I guess one of the good parts is that it makes me use every drop of creativity I can summon, both to make it fun and interesting for him, and to get him to agree to even consider participating.

This time - he had created a lego world and was thinking of making a brick film. Naturally he realized that he didn't have time or patience for that sort of thing, who does really, but still there was this nice lego setup around the house. He refused to wear any sort of clothing of my choice but he did agree to play with light sabers and he came up with kind of a long and elaborate brickfilm-type plot that he and his sister acted out.

Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

His sister is always, always happy to pose for photography. She had a blast and luckily it was fun for everyone.
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

I was not actually willing to take even a fraction of as many pictures it would have taken to make his plot complete, but what we did was cute and fun. Here they are dramatically chasing the lego guy.
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

Suddenly, General Grievous appears and destroys the thing up on the left side of the frame! Some kind of a walker thing.
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

Quick guys, run to the light saber tree and grab one for yourself!
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

Now there's a yeti AND storm troopers! Use your best moves!
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

Got him!
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

Epic battle, so fun.
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

She was seriously cracking me up. Girls don't fight with light sabers like boys do. (At least my girl.)
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

Okay, focus guys. Don't fight each other - the real enemy awaits.
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

And finally the yeti is done for. Great job, hero boy and girl!
Professional creative children lego photography Albuquerque

If you have a child with a big imagination, you both might love a creative portrait session. Maybe even your whole family! Any theme, book, show, or interest that your child loves would give them memories - and you artwork - that you will both treasure.  Give me a call or email, and we can talk about a session for your family.  You can see some other examples of creative and theme photography here.