Documenting PBS while they Document Taos Pueblo

Documenting PBS while they Document Taos Pueblo

A year-and-a-half ago I was hired by Chicago’s PBS to photograph them while they shot a documentary featuring Taos Pueblo. “Ten Homes that Changed America” will (finally!) air tonight on NM PBS at 7pm! If you are outside of NM, check your local listings so you can see this three-part series!

Taos High School Senior Yearbook Photos

Taos High School Senior Yearbook Photos

In the summer of 2015, Hayden and I began his senior photo shoot at the Taos County Fair; we captured this senior with his 4H animals. He wanted to do an additional shoot later in the winter, when there was snow on the ground.
I called Hayden in January to see if he wanted to schedule his “part II” senior session. OF COURSE he had broken his leg the day before while skiing! He decided to do the shoot later in the spring after his cast was gone. In these images Hayden is wearing a brace on his knee. Although Hayden was still on crutches, we did most of the shoot without them. The pictures came out great.
Here’s to Hayden and the entire class of 2016, and the unexpected surprises your senior year can bring!

Valentine’s Day Wedding in Taos, NM

Valentine’s Day Wedding in Taos, NM

The air was crisp and cool but we still had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this Valentine’s Day wedding outside in February! This bride and groom came to Taos from Albuquerque to elope (they brought a few good friends for support). They choose for their wedding to be held on the staircase at El Monte Sagrado in Taos. They choose the staircase so they could see all of their friends perfectly during their wedding ceremony. Congratulations to Martha and Ted!

Winter Wedding Outdoors in Taos, NM

Winter Wedding Outdoors in Taos, NM

This couple was fun, hilarious, and truly in love! I arrived early to get some romanticy photos of Megan and Jon. We had so much fun walking around, and they were candid and photogenic! Their morning wedding was brisk but it was a beautiful day for February. The turquoise colors (all shawls crocheted by the bride) were vibrant and very New Mexico. Cheers to a lovely couple. A big thanks for coming to Taos, NM for your outdoor, destination wedding!

Indoor and Outdoor Portraits On-Site

Indoor and Outdoor Portraits On-Site

This little guy was revved up and ready for his 18-month-old portraits! His mommy and daddy danced and danced behind me as I took photos, and the toddler laughed and laughed!
The winter air was nippy so we took a few indoor breaks. The light from the fire place and the dark walls are so beautiful in the backgrounds.

February Engagement Shoot for June Wedding

February Engagement Shoot for June Wedding

Had fun with this couple who I met at The Taos Wedding Expo! Unfortunately I am already booked on their wedding date, but I still had a blast photographing Tracy and Mario’s engagement shoot. After many cold months, the end-of-February weather felt balmy and pleasant. The early morning sun gave us some long, beautiful shadows. I loved the camouflage outfits and was amazed at how much they really did blend in with the backgrounds!

Penasco Senior High School Photos

Penasco Senior High School Photos

It was such a pleasure working with Angel in Penasco, NM to capture her senior photos for her graduation invitations! Penasco still had a little bit of snow on the ground so we were able to utilize the snow to get a variety of colorful backgrounds. Here’s to Angel and all of the other seniors graduating in the class of 2016 in Penasco, NM! Hooray!

High School Senior Photo Shoot

High School Senior Photo Shoot

It was a very cool 36 degrees when I had this senior tromping through the snow to get the photos we wanted! Although we were very limited with the light, we were able to achieve portraits with many different backgrounds and many different looks. High school senior photos usually only take about one hour and we end up having fun! No matter if we are in the winter, autumn, spring, or summer, your seniors’ photos will be outstanding!

Maternity Announcement for Christmas Cards

Maternity Announcement for Christmas Cards

Although this mama was only six months along, her maternity/Christmas card photos came out perfectly! This little baby bump was showcased with mommy and daddy and will make a “real” appearance on February 29th, leap year!
Congratulations to Amber and Joel and to the big changes that are coming soon! I’m so excited to meet this little darling and take some newborn portraits as well!

Family Photos With 3-Year-Old

Family Photos With 3-Year-Old

We took these photos before the snow hit, the non-snowy scenery actually looks funny to me now as we’ve had so much snow in the last few weeks and the ground has been covered!
Tamika is 3-years-old and is a princess and wiggle worm and a delight! The afternoon was cold and there was a slight (but brisk) breeze; this little girl didn’t complain once!
A big pat on the back to this beautiful family who squeezed in this last-minute shoot for Christmas card pictures. It was a tricky time but everyone made it and these photos are well worth it!