Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday greeting cards

It's time to start thinking about holiday cards!  This time of year goes so fast.  I have some new greeting card templates this year and I thought I'd post some of them.  These can be flat or folded cards, or my new favorite, die cut into fun shapes.

To see the rest of the holiday cards I have available this year, or for pricing information, please see my website.  If you have any questions I'd love to hear from you!

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards


family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

family portraits photography Albuquerque holiday cards

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Where to go for senior portraits? How about downtown!

I love senior photography! One thing that I always enjoy when I work with high school seniors is figuring out where to go.  I try to blog most of my senior sessions so that I can refer back to them with future clients.  For this session I found a "new" location :) (obviously it is not new, just new to me), and it worked really well!

First we did some formal dress portraits in a studio setting.  (That's a pretentious way to say my living room, which I sometimes use as a studio.)
 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

Then we went downtown.  I love formal dress in an urban setting!  We got quite a few with her in this gorgeous formal.
 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

This beautiful girl is gorgeous inside & out.  She was prom queen last year, and homecoming queen this year.  But she is also smart, kind, so much fun, and on the road to success!  I can't wait to see where she goes next.
 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

She was really organized, with her outfits laid out right down to the accessories, in the back of the car.  It is tricky to change clothes in the car, but girls are good at that, right?
 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque


 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

We ran out of light, but not out of ideas!  I love to use off-camera flash, and this was the perfect opportunity.  (What is the wrong time to use off-camera flash in a session?  When chasing a 2 year old around a park. :) )
 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

 senior portraits photography Albuquerque

I totally love the lights behind her!  I had so much fun with this session - thanks so much to this amazing senior and her mom!
 senior portraits photography Albuquerque
I love doing sessions at great places like this these, but for lots of other session locations, see this blog page here. If you're interested in senior portraits, I'd love to talk about it - you can give me a call or email and we can chat.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Big family reunion photography

 Family reunions are a great opportunity for a new family portrait!  In my family we do ours most summers if we all manage to get together.  I am the designated photographer and it's always fun to try to both be in the big group picture and also take it.  I have to say, I prefer to just take the picture and not appear in it. :)

I love having a reason to use my blog, especially this time of year when I have such a hard time getting around to it.  This amazing family got together last month for a big group portrait, and one of their families has since moved out of the country.  I am happy to blog some of their session, so that they can all see what we got.

Also I get inquiries about what sort of photography I do at these big get-together occasions, so I think it can be helpful to post something that's pretty typical.


Our main big group picture.  As is pretty normal, when there are a few young children involved in a group, photoshop helped us to get the best picture of everyone all at once.

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

And I totally love the Batman group picture.  What a great idea for something fun!
 family portrait photography Albuquerque

The "all the cousins" picture is always the hardest. :)
 family portrait photography Albuquerque

Then we did each individual family portrait.
 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

And individual portraits of most everyone.
 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque

This one was tricky - I kept thinking the kids were going to slide off the log... sometimes I have a hard time being a photographer instead of being a mom...
 family portrait photography Albuquerque

 family portrait photography Albuquerque


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 photo sessions.

I love doing sessions at parks like this one, but for lots of other session locations, see this blog page here