Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newborn sweetness

Oh, isn't this little girl the sweetest thing? I loved getting to work with her. Those cheeks!
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I've been having fun with composite images lately. I told my daughter that I needed to borrow her tea set and she at first wasn't going to give it to me because she thought it was too fragile for the baby. We thought it was hilarious once we were both on the same page - the baby was not actually going to USE her tea set. Anyway, how cute is she here?
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I always have to mention my round backdrop stand because honestly I like doing newborn portraits so much more now than I used to - it just makes it so simple. And I love the variety of slipcover colors I have now too - this lilac color is so soft.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

This was as unwrapped as she was willing to get - sometimes it seems like no matter how well a baby is sleeping, unwrapping just makes them sad.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Baby's aunt both spun and knit this hat. Hearing this made me want to learn how to spin yarn - what a fun skill! 
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

This slipcover is coffee colored on one side and sepia on the other.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand


Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Big Sister was so amazing - she was patient the whole time, even when the baby needed to stop and be soothed or eat. I was really impressed.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand
I am so happy to know this family! Thank you so much to them for bringing me their girls at this special time in their lives.

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 possible.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Senior portraits at the track. In the wind. (It's Albuquerque!)

We scheduled a great session, kind of down to the minute, for this senior track star. We started up at the Volcano Vista track, then we were going to hurry down to another location or two, starting at the perfect time for the light.
Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at the track

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at the track

And - it was So. Windy. It's April! In Albuquerque! Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at the track

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at the track

Obviously he has short hair, so we could power through these, but it was ridiculously windy - I'm lucky I didn't drop a lens cap or something because it would have blown off. Professional portrait of a high school senior guy Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy Volcano Vista High School

I hate to reschedule because of weather, but we put it off a few days and the contrast was kind of amazing, as we finished up on a really lovely evening. Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

I've known this guy since he was just a little guy, and he impresses me so much! He's done an amazing job in high school and he's got a hugely bright future with a million options and opportunities to come.
Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School

Professional portrait of a high school senior guy at a park Volcano Vista High School
Thanks so much for choosing me for these senior portraits (with and without the wind) - I can't wait to see where you go next!

If you have a high school senior or are a high school senior, I'd love to chat with you and discuss how to make your senior portraits the best they can be. Give me a call or email me for more information!