Thursday, May 17, 2018

Congratulations to an amazing graduate!

Senior portraits. Maybe my favorite kind of photography. And this is one of my favorite girls. I could gush for pages - I've thought so much of her ever since she was a sweet third grader with a backpack full of rocks and silly bands, sharing her treasures (and her lunch) with my kids and anyone else she thought they would help.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I can't really believe she just graduated, but time has marched on since these days and she obviously has grown up so beautifully.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

But she's not just gorgeous. She will always stand up for someone who needs it. She's still generous. And she's crazy smart. Like, smart enough to win city-wide spelling bees in middle school without studying.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

And I remember the day when she went down the waterslides at the pool something like 83 times, racing my little daughter, just to make her happy. Who does that???
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

And, we went out with the camera a few times. Obviously I had a hard time narrowing my blog post down to just a few favorites. Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

The cap and gown! What a great day.
Professional portrait of a beautiful high school senior girl

I can't wait to see where this amazing girl goes 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! 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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Another beautiful baby girl

It's another newborn session here on my blog - I do take other types of photos but I'm an uneven blogger at best, and somehow the newborns keep ending up here. (I have one more to post soon.)

Anyway, this darling little girl is the first baby in her family and I was so happy to get to meet her! I actually took some pictures for her parents after their wedding a couple of years ago. And I took senior portraits for her dad... that was awhile ago in 2010 (making me feel old), and I actually did blog that 8 years ago (I was much better about blogging back then). Kind of fun to see.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

She has such beautiful eyes - I was glad that she was awake for some of the pictures.
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

Here is, as always, my round backdrop stand in use. We piled a few different slipcovers on, which we used and peeled off one by one, and also added some of the family's blankets and quilts.
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

Both parents are very musically talented, so I have some high hopes for this little girl.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

Her beautiful mom is from the Philippines, pretty recently, and amazes me with her language skills.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque

And one with her grandma, who I think is very happy to have her first grand-baby living right here.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family Albuquerque
It is such an honor to get to photograph new babies - thanks so much to this family for bringing her to me when she was just 14 days old.

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.