Children at Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

“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)

Website Photographs for Taos Pilates Studio!

“Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong core or center (tones abdominals while strengthening the back), and improving coordination and balance.” –Wikipedia
It was so much fun to visit Carrie Field’s “Taos Pilates Studio” to take photographs for her website! Taos Pilates Studio offers private, semi-private, and group sessions using Pilates equipment and through mat classes. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Pilates is for everyone, the young and old, women and men, the super-fit and persons with injuries.

Taos Spring Engagement Pictures

Amy and Miguel will have a summer wedding, so springtime is the perfect time to take their engagement photographs!
This couple is so sweet and every time they look at one another, they smile in happiness. While they were waiting for me to set up for a shot, they would look at one another with a beautiful gaze while smiling and talking. Many times I would catch them in a beautiful and candid pose and I would order, “Freeze!–Don’t move a muscle!” to get this shot, so romantic it almost looks set up!

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.

Eloping on Valentine’s Day!

Ashley and Jacob came all the way from Gallup, NM to elope on Valentine’s Day weekend! This beautiful couple chose to have their destination wedding in Taos, NM because of the beauty and spirituality that Northern New Mexico radiates. These newlyweds wanted an outdoor ceremony with mountain views and this is what they received on this beautiful day, in February, under the warm, high-altitude sunshine.