Graduate Bella and I took advantage of the end of September and the end of the summer greens and yellows of the changing season. We were able to shoot this senior session at Bella’s grandparents’ home in Questa. It was private and fun to incorporate the old merry-go-round and other memories from Bella’s childhood. Here’s to all of the seniors in Questa and Taos and here’s to an awesome senior year! Hooray class of 2018!
This is the best time of year for senior photos; the fall colors beautiful in October, and then you have this ‘chore’ checked off your list for the rest of the senior year. Usually a senior shoot takes about 1.5 hours and that includes up to six outfit changes. We meet at a convenient Taos location and usually we have a lot of fun. I love exploring new areas and am open to your suggestions for shooting spots.
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!
Jordan and Luke are both native to Taos, so when they get married they plan to have a giant wedding (oh those large New Mexico weddings)!! Taos has several places to book large weddings and/or wedding receptions. The Sagebrush Inn, Taos Mesa Brewery, and the KTAOS Solar Center all have the capabilities to cater to 300+ guests. Usually at a large wedding, you want your photographer to hangout with you for a while, and then leave you alone so you don’t feel like there’s a paparazzi situation (I wish I was kidding). For a large wedding which takes place at one venue, we usually recommend about five to seven hours of time, starting 1.5 hours prior to your ceremony. At a wedding which is at two locations (ie a church and the country club), we usually recommend seven to eight hours of time, which will help cover the travel time which is incurred when moving from one location to another.
He traveled from Oregon and she traveled from Mississippi and they eloped in Taos, NM! We had such a good time hanging out in the woods, off a trail in El Salto. The morning air was cool and the woods were quiet. The ceremony, license signing, toast, and formal photos took just about one hour and then we all headed into Arroyo Seco for the famous 4th of July parade down Main Street! I love 4th of July weddings, something about getting married on a day that celebrates independence, it’s delightfully ironic!