Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wedding day bliss

This was a special day for me - my amazing niece's wedding day. We have never lived close to her or her family, but we love her very much, and I was thrilled when she asked if I would be her wedding photographer. We traveled to Tacoma WA for a fun vacation + wedding adventure, and I think her day came off beautifully!

Because their ceremony was at night, they chose do to a first look and then pictures in the morning. (A great decision from my point of view!) Here we are in the courthouse in downtown Tacoma - a perfect setting!

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

It was the perfect place to do some really fun and creative bride and groom portraits. I know you can't go wrong with brides and grooms, but as her aunt I think she is especially beautiful! :)
wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

Then we headed outside across the bridge to the glass museum. What an amazing building that is! It was a little tricky because we got one of Tacoma's only bright sunny days - beautiful for a wedding, but tricky for photography.
wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

The wedding party met us there for some more fun. What a really nice group they were - not only photogenic, but very helpful as well. (Thanks!)
wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

Then a whole lot of family pictures too. A couple of my favorites of my niece with her family:
wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

wedding photography Albuquerque Tacoma

And after that we were off to the ceremony! (More coming...)
If you are interested in talking to me about your wedding photography, I would love to chat with you! I shoot a very limited number of weddings a year, because it's a big commitment for me and I want to be sure I can provide good service to all my clients. If you are interested you can email or give me a call!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beautiful ballet portraits

One of the best things about my job is spending time with people like this amazing senior! I love senior portraits all the time - it's so interesting to get to meet a variety of seniors, with lots of different interests and passions. This girl is especially passionate about ballet. We spent a few hours on the town, armed with lots of pose ideas, several outfits, and naturally I carried around a ton of equipment. Had a few little mishaps (like forgetting my wallet while trying to buy water and snacks, but drinking the water in the store before realizing this) and got pretty hot and tired, also being eaten alive by mosquitoes at one point, but it was all worth it!

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior dancer ballerina Albuquerque

I always recommend that seniors highlight their interests in senior portraits - this time we really focused on ballet (she has another session coming with a different theme). It doesn't have to be this big of a deal, but I love to include your car, your dog, sports equipment, books, instruments, or whatever is meaningful to you. If you're interested in learning about my senior sessions, I have more information on my website, or you can give me a call and we can talk about it! (No pressure, it's not my style.)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summertime fun at the park

I love summertime! I realized this year that I am actually happier in the summer when it's warm out. I love having my kids home, I love when it's hot out, I even love the swamp cooler. (Even though it's been more trouble than usual this year.)

I spent a summer morning at the park with these handsome guys. Oh my. :)
family children photography portraits Albuquerque

I miss having hotwheels around the house all the time! My kids used to carry them everywhere. I love pictures with little boys who love their cars!
family children photography portraits Albuquerque

family children photography portraits Albuquerque

And I love that beautiful summer light.
family children photography portraits Albuquerque

family children photography portraits Albuquerque

family children photography portraits Albuquerque

family children photography portraits Albuquerque

Not just cars - how about a fun old-fashioned airplane? So cute.
family children photography portraits Albuquerque

family children photography portraits Albuquerque

family children photography portraits Albuquerque
If you love summertime portraits too, give me a call! I'd love to chat with you about setting up a session, or just answer any questions that you might have.