Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rainbow fence urban family photography

In the winter sometimes it's tricky to find a good place for family portraits. I was very happy to meet my friends downtown for these fun family portraits for something a little different!

Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

I got this guy going with jokes. And going. Unfortunately, my jokes involved dog poop (they have a dog who made a regrettable mistake earlier that week). The real deal smile is worth listening to quite a few dog poop jokes.
Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

Sometimes the promise of a crazy picture is enough to get quite a few good smiles first.
Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

Here was the first version of "put your arms around each other"... the sillies were out!
Professional urban family photography Albuquerque

And here's the very shot I would love of my own kids (I love these guys too but I probably won't frame them on my wall).

Professional urban family photography Albuquerque
This is just one idea of a fun location for winter family photography. I have lots of other great location ideas here, some of them that really work year-round. Give me a call if it's been a few years since you got some beautiful portraits of your kids -any time of year! 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Creative photography along with a love of books

Another personal project I've been working on with my older daughter. I love having such a beautiful model at hand and it was really fun to incorporate her love of reading into some creative portraits. (Among other things.)

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

Professional creative fine art teenager photography Albuquerque

If you have a teenager with a big imagination, you both might love a creative portrait session. 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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Here's some newborn sweetness to brighten up your day.

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque
How sweet is this little girl?

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque
I don't do a million newborn sessions like some photographers do, so for me every session tends to be different. Sometimes the baby sleeps really well, sometimes he or she seems to sleep so restlessly. This little princess did a great job sleeping.

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Sometimes the baby's young siblings are happy to cooperate, and sometimes there are other things they'd rather do. These two brothers were... amazing. Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

They were so patient and happy to hold the baby any way I asked them to. I meet plenty of sweet kids, but the love and composure these two young boys showed was remarkable.
Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

I have enjoyed their whole family so much for quite a few years, since their oldest was tiny, and they just keep getting better!
Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful newborn baby girl Albuquerque

Thanks so much to this wonderful family - it's such an honor to photograph your baby girl!

If you're interested in a newborn 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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Monday, February 15, 2016

Can we bring our dogs?

Of course! Your dogs are part of your family, right? Of course there are locations that are not necessarily appropriate for bringing pets, but if you'd like to include your dogs in your family portraits I have plenty of ideas that would be perfect for all of you.

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

This family is a favorite of mine - they've been abroad so it was a huge pleasure to see them again. Their kids have grown up so much, and they hadn't had their dog while gone, so they wanted to include both of these lovely dogs in portraits on this beautiful fall day.
Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Sometimes it's tricky to get a pet facing the right way and cooperating with the group, but we had no trouble with these guys. (I do sometimes laugh when a client has a three year old, a one year old baby, and a lively dog... those sessions keep me on my toes.)
Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

I love the matching mother-daughter smiles! Beautiful.
Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful family in a park with fall leaves color Albuquerque

This was a fall family mini-session from last year, the most gorgeous fall day full of photography. If you're interested in finding out when I'm planning mini-sessions or other photography events (they are pretty rare lately but do happen), you can sign up for my newsletter and find out about mini-sessions! I send it out something like semi-annually.


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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Senior session in the evening light

One of my favorite senior sessions from last fall. We had the most beautiful location and evening, looking at these now in February is a little sad for a photographer but I will just have to wait for spring and I know things will get beautiful again.
Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

We took a longer walk to the garden than maybe we had time for, and weren't sure we'd have time to do anything with her soccer uniform. Luckily we gave it a try because there was the most beautiful sunset and this gorgeous purple sky with a bright full moon in view.
Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Professional photo of a gorgeous high school senior outside location Albuquerque

Thanks to this awesome senior for spending the evening 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.