Thursday, September 22, 2016

Senior portraits at the Rio Grande

It's time for high school senior portraits! I had the nicest evening with this beautiful girl and her mom. I first met her 3 years ago when her sister was a senior (evidently I never blogged that session but it was a pretty one).

Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

In the meantime, I learned, she has been at the top of her class the whole time at Volcano Vista.
Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

If all goes well, she will graduate valedictorian. I'm so impressed!
Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

She and her mom were nice enough to give me some tips on best high school practice which will likely pay off in dividends in a couple of years.
Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

I always love to incorporate instruments - her trombone in the patch of sunflowers was especially fun.
Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

This is the image she chose to be framed for the living room wall. I love it!
Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

It was a perfect evening by the river.
Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful high school senior Volcano Vista Albuquerque
Best wishes to this amazing senior - I hope her last year of high school is a huge success! I see great things in her future.

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.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summer baby portraits

As I was looking back on the sessions I enjoyed this last summer, I was searching for inspiration to get me motivated to blog again. How about some babies?

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
Aw... This little princess came for her 9 month old portrait session, and she could not have been more darling!

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
All of these portraits were taken at my home/studio. When it's nice out of course I try to do portraits outside, but sometimes it's really nice to do a few inside too.

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
This sweet little girl did such a great job! In the past she has been really shy, but this time she was more comfortable with me.

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
And she was just so darling with her new baby brother!

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
Another beautiful little girl on another warm summer day, with a little more use of my rose bush here. I love her crossy feet!

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
I love drawing on the stucco wall with chalk. Sometimes I have kids do their own drawings instead, but she is little for that.

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
I remember my babies playing with necklaces and music boxes, it seems like yesterday.

Professional photograph of a beautiful baby Albuquerque
One thing I love about New Mexico is the fun doors - my husband painted our shed door after we took a trip to Taos and found some inspiration there. This little girl was so darling - she's growing up so much.

Thanks for joining me enjoying these sweet little ones and on a little tour of my back yard - I love using it for photography because it makes me keep it up when I might let things slide. I'm never ready for summer to be over!


If you're interested in a baby portrait session, I'd love to talk to you about it! Give me a call or email.

I have a bunch more baby photography, along with some info on my baby plan options, on this blog page - I offer four different options for baby photography collections. If you are interested for yourself, or if you have a friend or family member you might like to gift a collection to, I have an online magazine with more information that you might like to see. You can send me your email address below and I will email you a link right away.

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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.