Small Family of a Mother and Daughter

Small Family of a Mother and Daughter

This was one of my favorite photo shoots of all time! This was a spontaneous shoot that was set up about 30 minutes before the sunset. I explained that we didn’t have enough time to do a “real” shoot with this limited window of light. This mother and daughter “team” (I just cannot explain them any other way!) just wanted a casual photo session, so we rushed to the closest pine tree. I didn’t even have to tell these folks how to pose! These two were so candid and carefree with one another and I believe these pictures radiate their happiness and love. Gwyn (the daughter) also brought her friend along for a few quick pictures (which we took in about 1.5 minutes). Again, so candid and cute! I wish every photo shoot was this carefree and easy to pull off. Thanks to this awesome team!!

Family Photo Session

Family Photo Session

Amanda and Jason will be wed in Taos at the end of June. In March, they were in town to do tastings for their wedding dinner and cake, it was a perfect opportunity for us to meet in person and take some engagement and family photographs!
I have some “tricks” up my sleeve to get children to look at the camera and smile. When I pulled out these “tricks,” little Emma got scared! Thanks to her big brother, Emma found her smile and this family photo shoot turned out beautiful.

Engagement Photo Shoot

Engagement Photo Shoot

Martin and Michelle were high-school sweethearts and are finally going to tie-the-knot in June in Taos, NM! We had so much fun at this engagement session. Because of a recent snow, we were sometimes wadding through mud to get from one area to the next!–This couple did not complain one time, instead they would usually look at each other and smile! February can be unpredictable but we truly had a gorgeous day to take these romantic, outdoor photographs. I can’t wait until the wedding!!

Engagement Photo Shoot in the Snow

Engagement Photo Shoot in the Snow

This couple has a wedding scheduled at Hacienda del Sol in Taos, NM on the first day of 2012. At the beginning of December, they called the Town of Taos about obtaining their marriage license and they found out that all government offices in Taos would be closed on Friday, December 30 through January 2nd, the only days Laila and Joe would be in Taos! So this smiley couple drove from Oklahoma City to Taos for a “quick” road trip, all so they would have a marriage license in hand for their wedding on New Years Day.
What an adventure!!

Children’s Portraits On-Location in Taos

Children’s Portraits On-Location in Taos

Both Coco (four months) and Lola (three years) had so much fun in the crisp fall air for their autumn portraits. While I photographed Coco, Lola ran around a played in the grass and leaves; when I photographed Lola, Coco loved to watch Lola and every move that Lola made. I believe it’s important to choose a location for that is ideal for your family. If you have a high energy three year old, I usually recommend taking your photographs on location at a site where the child can run around an not be constrained for more than a few minutes at a time. For small babies and newborns, I love using our indoor studio and fluffy blankets to cater to your little one’s warmth and comfort.

Autumn in Albuquerque, NM

Autumn in Albuquerque, NM

About once a month, I drive to Albuquerque to take care of clients who are not able to make it up to Taos. Driving only an hour or two away can sometimes make a huge difference in the way of weather. While the leaves had been falling off of the trees for several weeks in Taos, the backgrounds in Albuquerque were still green!
This photo shoot was done at Los Poblanos Farms in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. The mums add a perfect feeling of autumn and these kids were dressed in lovely fall colors as well.