Although Gina loves to smile, she wanted some more serious photos during this photo session (as you can see I still captured a few of her precious smile anyway)! Gina is a charming girl who was born in Taos but has lived all over the world; Gina speaks three languages fluently. Gina lives in Germany but visits her grandfather in Arroyo Hondo once a year. While she is in town Gina’s mom always schedules a photo shoot. I have watched this girl grow up over the years.
There is nothing that compares to the beauty of colorful autumn leaves. Josiah and Bryna dressed up in their fall colors for portraits to use in their Christmas cards. As a photographer that has lived in Taos for seven beautiful autumns, I have many gorgeous places “up my sleeve” that have perfect light and color for our digital photography. I do tons of shoots during in the autumn when the leaves are changing so be sure to book your children’s portraits early to get the time that works with your busy school schedule!
Every summer little Kelie comes to New Mexico to hangout with her daddy. It’s hard to tell but during this session Kelie was extremely exhausted from a long flight, followed by a long car ride up to Taos. Needless to say, Kelie wasn’t interested in the camera AT ALL. And then Kelie’s dad worked his magic and Kelie was all giggles. We did this shoot at a location which gave Kelie the opportunity to run around and play while I was shooting these timeless images.
David needed portraits for his “I’m One!” birthday invitations. Children’s photography involves working extremely fast as young children have very short attention spans and get tired very easily. David is a very serious little boy and had very little patience with me or his mom and dad after about 30 minutes; however, the first 30 minutes were awesome. David has a wonderful giggle and enjoys sitting and crawling in the green grass.
Kiara and her mommy took photos to send to Kiara’s daddy in Iraq. This one-year-old’s portrait session was exciting as Kiara is crawling and loves to be on the move! I love a challenge and children’s portraits present challenges constantly. I take pride in the photos that come out of a tricky shoot and love the memories that are created during the shoot, and also captured in a timeless photograph.
I photographed this family at the popular sculpture gallery and gardens, Lumina, just off of the Ski Valley Road outside of Taos. We did this on location family photo session at the end of the summer and my camera picked up all of the rich earth tones of greens and browns that New Mexico generously offers during this season. These guys were incredibly easy to photograph with their nice smiles and beautiful personalities.