August, September, and October are busy months for Poetic Images because of all of the high school senior portraits we do! Our “senior pictures” sessions last about an hour and a half and we shoot approximately 100 digital photographs during that time. We encourage seniors to bring up to six different outfits so we can capture the spirit of the student in clothing that mom/dad like AND clothing that the senior likes. We take photos of both traditional and contemporary poses so there are pictures that suit everyone’s taste!
This couple was wed at a private residence in Red River, NM. The wedding ceremony was officiated by the bride’s father and took place outdoors under the tall pine trees. There were about 40 guests with a wedding party of six people. The reception was catered by Guadlajara Grill of Taos, NM.
Mike Malixi and Carrie Field have been teaching Argentine Tango in Taos since 2009. Mike has been dancing Tango for 9 years while Carrie has been dancing Tango for 6 years. They have traveled to Buenos Aires many times to study from master instructors and bring their experience home. Mike and Carrie’s dance and teaching style has been influenced by their studies with Gustavo Naveira, Julio Balmaceda, Corina de la Rosa, Fabian Salas, Carolina del Rivera, Cecila Garcia, and David Cohen.
Carrie has taught Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic® for the last 20 years and holds certifications in all three practices. Carrie incorporates her technical understanding of the body in her Tango teaching. Mike’s Tango teaching is influenced by his years of study in martial arts. Together they are committed to building a community of dancers in Taos where they offer weekly classes, practicas and organize monthly dance events.
Gaia is nine years old and an amazing little girl! She followed her photographer’s instructions without hesitation as she smiled her way through this photography session. Gaia loves to model and dance and sing. She made this modeling portfolio for Nickelodeon as she is pursuing an acting career where she can put her talents to work!
An engagement sitting is an opportunity for the future bride and groom to meet their photographer and for us all to get to know one another before the wedding day. An engagement shoot can be done at the Taos location of your choice. We usually encourage our clients to bring a change of clothing so we can get some more casual photographs, and some more dressy pictures as well. This couple will tie-the-knot at a winter wedding in Red River, NM.
This couple came to Taos to elope, why? Because Taos is their favorite town in the Land of Enchantment! The day was absolutely gorgeous with that perfect Northern New Mexico warmth and breeze in the air. The wedding ceremony took place at local bed and breakfast Hacienda del Sol and the newlyweds had a lovely dinner at local restaurant, “The Love Apple.”
Poetic Images been photographing this family for over six years, what a joy to have such fun people for repeat business! During your family photo session, we will take photos of the group of you as a whole, individual photos of each family member, and “couples” shots (Mom/Dad together, mom/child together, dad/child together, children together, etc). We also encourage your family to bring a change of clothing for some more dressy photographs and some more casual photos as well.
Lori and Sam held their wedding ceremony and reception at the Taos Country Club. These newlyweds were blessed with a gorgeous day, beautiful blue skies, and puffy white clouds. As soon as the sun began to go down, the sky turned into an amazing portrait of yellows, oranges, and purples and we captured some amazing sunset photographs.
“A pow wow is a gathering of Indian Nations in a common circle of friendship.
Indian Country is made up of many tribal nations, bands, villages, and pueblos, each with their own traditional tribal beliefs and practices. A pow wow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together. It is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends; a time for singing and dancing. It is a time for trading; trading craft goods and trading songs.” –by Richard Archuleta (taken from the Taos Pueblo website)
“The dance competition for women and men is broken down by age group and dance style. These include for men, the traditional, fancy, grass, and most recently, chicken dances; and the women, the traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle dress dances. The “traditional” dance style can sometimes be separated or combined into a Northern and Southern dance style. Age categories include: Golden, Adult, Teens, Juniors, and sometimes Tiny Tots.”