Thursday, May 28, 2015

One year old (almost) baby princess

It seems like yesterday when my babies were like this. I remember when my oldest daughter turned one year old. Since she was my first, we hadn't given her sugar at all yet, so I made this terrible cake sweetened with apple juice with cream cheese frosting. She didn't like it, didn't eat it at all as I recall. None of us did, because I made everyone else a nice chocolate cake with actual sugar and butter and it actually tasted good. We gave our subsequent babies actual cake and it was much more popular.

This beautiful little girl is about to turn one. She's the first baby in her family - I hope she gets a much nicer cake than my oldest did!
Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

She could not have been more darling, as you can see.
Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

She did not love wearing the dress - it made her keep her hands up in the air a bit, but I think every baby girl needs a portrait in a fluffy pink dress.
Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

Her grandma brought these darling wings, and we could put them on, but we couldn't make her keep them on! Happily, it worked for a second.
Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

I have to say, I do wish a little bit that I could go back and enjoy my babies again! It was so much fun to work with this sweetie - thanks to her grandma for bringing her!
Professional photo of a beautiful one year old baby girl Albuquerque

If you're interested in a baby 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 this one was.

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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"All about me" photography - soccer version

My son does not enjoy being photographed.

At all.

It had been three years since I last tried to do any kind of photo shoot with him. I don't particularly want to torture him, usually (just kidding), but that is way too long to wait to get some good pictures of a kid that is growing up crazy-fast. So I had this idea. He is all about soccer, he's played it for years and loves it.
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

So I brought my camera to soccer practice and sat by the goal and watched the action.
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

Because if you average out how my son spends his time, his "all about me" would totally be soccer.
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

I mean, I probably could have planned a better outfit, but this is really him, comfy athletic shorts and all. And that was my point.
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

Here's the snarky grin I got when it was time for a water break. (And this is why I didn't want to do a more formal portrait session.)
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

We love the action shots.
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque


Watching the sun go down was totally beautiful. How cool is the view behind practice? :)
Professional photo of a tween soccer player Albuquerque

I love "all about me" photo sessions because it's a celebration of your child's hobbies, loves, and enthusiasms. What matters most to them? If my son had been more interested in a photo session, I would have included a few other things that are important to him, but as it is I'm just happy that it worked out. I have an older session "all about me" session posted here that is totally different - and they are all different because the whole point is to celebrate individuality.

If you would like to invest in some meaningful photography of your child, and what they love, I'd love to talk to you about a session! Or, see this page for other ideas about how to make your portrait session the best that it can be

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My last 2015 senior session

And I love how it turned out. We went to the Botanic Gardens and it was perfect because he's a country kind of guy.
Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque


Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

Someday my son is going to do senior portraits for me just like this, not because he really wants pictures of himself, but because he loves me. I know this great guy's mom really appreciates him doing these pictures too.
Professional photo of a high school senior guy at the Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Beautiful family photography

Not in time for Mother's day, but I wanted to post this beautiful session with this family and their new baby. He was a little old for a newborn session, so I wasn't really expecting him to sleep. But... he did... sometimes.
Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

It was really funny to me - he'd be awake and alert, and a few seconds later, out like a light.
Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

Changing clothes - awake again! I love his little bow tie.
Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

His dad is a numbers guy and feels like his son is going to grow up to be a mathlete. I love it. (I told him that I have a son who is both an athlete and a mathlete, so who knows, he could have it all!) He liked this picture because his son already looks so smart and like he's paying attention!
Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

I love sessions when you can really feel the love. It was so inspiring to see how they love each other and their little guy. (Now asleep).
Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque

Professional studio photo of a family with a new baby Albuquerque
I really love capturing a bit of a family's relationship - that's always my goal with family photography. As the children grow, your relationships grow and change also. I really think it's special to catch these moments along the way.

If you're interested in a baby or family 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 this one was.

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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