This little fella came with the new year as he was born the first week of January! At one week old, this mister was a joy to work with. His first-time mama was sensitive to his needs and made him feel safe when he was a little unsure of the camera. We had this shoot scheduled before this baby was born. This is an easy shoot for mom because she doesn’t even need to be in the pictures!
There is nothing more fun to look at than a smiling baby! Little Maya was so happy before her morning nap. She smiled with her big sister, and smiled with her family, and smiled all by herself! This little girl just celebrated her 1st birthday and was able to show off her big-girl standing in her one-year old portrait. We were also able to capture some fun shots of big-sister, and some individual headshots of mom and dad as well.
Having young children is the perfect excuse to have a professional family photo session!
What fun to do a family photo shoot with these smiling, happy girls! These sisters, ages one and three, giggled and smiled at the perfect times. They set up their own candid photos and allowed me just to shoot as they sat and looked cute together. I think it’s amazing how much the older child looks like her mom, and how much the younger girl looks like her father…darling!
We love taking family photos! Schedule your photo session now while we still have wonderful summery backgrounds!
When I commented to this mom about how her children were so well behaved, she laughed and mentioned that all the meltdowns came at home earlier in the day! To me, these children seemed perfect. We knocked out the photos in this shoot in less than 40 minutes, it was dreamy.
In a family shoot we try to get the entire group together, and break the shots down into whatever you prefer as well. For instance in this family shoot, we captured photographs of mom and dad together, photos of the kids together, and photos of all four family members together. Some people also want photos of the kids individually, and mom with the kids, and dad with the kids, etc.
To take a successful photo shoot with a baby involved, the photos with the baby need to be done within 45 minutes. After 45 minutes the baby will get tired and of course turns into a pumpkin as well (just making sure you are still reading)! The morning meltdowns and kids getting tired after 45 minutes is a small price to pay for a family photo session where the smiles are documented forever.
This new baby has more sets of grandparents and godparents than anyone I’ve ever met! Also, this new baby was the first grand/god child for all of these sets of grandparents. I don’t think this baby gets much attention at all, am I right?
What fun for all of these family members to meet for a vacation at a cabin in the Taos mountains and have family portraits taken during this time too! This was the little guy’s first portrait session, and he did a knockout job! Congratulations to all of these grandparents, and a very lucky (and cute) baby too!
This awesome family came from Texas to hike up the Taos Ski Valley mountain to have this fabulous waterfall as the backdrop to their wedding ceremony. It was a gorgeous morning for a destination wedding. The delightful baby-daughter of the bride and groom slept in her car seat during the hike and woke up just as the ceremony started. This bride and groom were so relaxed and continued the ceremony with mom holding her daughter. Everyone was happy.
The Taos Ski Valley is a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony in the summer as well as the winter. This super fun wedding was followed by a reception afterwards at skiers and locals’ favorite restaurant, The Bavarian.