Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Beautiful senior portraits, never mind the cold wind on top of the crest!

This beautiful high school senior visited New Mexico this summer from Texas, and wanted to get senior portraits done here. What a treat for me to meet her and her mom and brother! I love the idea of getting senior portraits done on vacation.

Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

She told me there are no aspen trees near Houston. They're so beautiful!
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

I love talking to high school seniors about what they have planned. This girl has a great plan - she's working on a nursing degree now, which I think is so smart.
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

Since she's coming from an area with very different scenery, she wanted pictures taken up in the mountains on the crest, with the city view below. We planned to meet up on the top of Sandia Crest, and here is where I made my big mistake. It is August, so I knew it wouldn't be too cold up there, but just to be sure, I looked up the forecast in Cedar Crest, and thought it would be pretty close. It was for 75 degrees, which seemed just fine, and I told her family that summer is great even on our mountain crest.
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

So, we got out of the car to a cold, strong wind. It wasn't actually freezing, but it was COLD. Not what I expected! Luckily, she and her family had jackets. (I didn't, but I was definitely more worried about them than about me.)
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

The wind was serious, so we went inside the stone hut, and that's when it kicked up another notch or two. Too much wind to even wear this shirt for long. It was kind of ridiculous but she had a really great attitude about it. That makes any tricky situation much easier!
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

It was cold, as I may have mentioned, but the colors were beautiful and it was such a pleasure to work with this girl.
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

She and her brother have some drama in their souls...
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

And all three of them needed a portrait with the nice overlook. Smiling as their hair blew in the wind!
Professional portrait of a happy family outdoors foothills location Albuquerque

If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss how to make yours the best they can be! We can meet in person or talk on the phone, or you can email me.
If you like the locations we used for these senior portraits, you can see these and many more ideas here.

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