The Call family is one big family! All five of the individual familiescame from five different states to meet up in Angel Fire, New Mexico for an extended family vacation! These travelers literally took planes, trains, and automobiles to make it out to this little mountain town. The 14 children and 10 adults all stayed in one rental home together and were ready when I arrived. Although we at times there was chaos, we captured some great photos and made precious memories for this huge family.
Traditionally, the wedding used to happened before the baby was born. In current times, babies are born when they are born, and a wedding is planned when it’s best for the couple and kid(s)! There are reasons to have your baby at your wedding (because omg cuteness) and there are reasons that you may not want to have your baby at your wedding (jet lag, nap and eating schedules, etc). This baby did her very best on mom and dad’s outdoor, December, pandemic wedding.
It was the hottest day of 2020 during this midafternoon vow renewal and elopement package, the grass was crunchy and the earth radiated extreme New Mexico heat at 104 degrees. This couple was as cool as cucumbers at their vow renewal at Bareiss Gallery at the blinking-light in Taos, NM. Katy and Daniel and their cutest-in-the-world baby had a pandemic get away from Colorado to Taos, NM for their private ceremony in front of sacred Taos Mountain. After this couples initial wedding five years ago, these two went through hell and back. This ceremony was a symbol of their renewal and promise of love and light. Although officiant Dan Jones, and I were suffering from the heat, this husband and wife were so into each other and only noticed one another and the babbling of their baby. After the wedding ceremony, this couple had a champagne toast with the owner of Bareiss Gallery and we ran around the sculpture garden for a few fun shots. Cheers to this awesome family and their new vows to give their love strength and story.
These precious ladies gave us some toothless grins despite the 28 degree weather! We edited these photos down to 106 fantastic photos–we took them in only 40 minutes (including breaks in the warm car)! The photographers here click VERY QUICKLY during these outdoor photo sessions in the wintertime!
This was a shoot we couldn’t miss as it’s the 2nd baby milestone, sitting up! The next milestone is nine months old, when the babies are standing up during holding onto something. Happy 1/2 Birthday to these princesses!!
These girls are two months old and what fun they are having looking and watching the action around them! This is a fun time to do photos as we can capture the wonder in the eyes. About three months old we can make the baby smile on command, and six months old is usually the photo shoot where the baby is sitting up solo. The next milestone, nine-months-old, is when children are usually standing up by holding onto something and the final photo is the one-year-old pose where the child is standing up all by themselves! These beautiful milestones are over quickly, which is why we capture images to keep forever. When you are pregnant, you can set up your prenatal photo session and then your newborn, 3/6/9 months, and year old photo shoot at one time and mix and match photos for a wall-folio.
The children’s young faces are so precious to document at then look at later on down the road. Rarely are photos taken for us, but for those that we love instead. The history of family photography goes back to the beginning of photography. Thank goodness in modern days we have the opportunity to capture smiles and movement without the entire photo being blurry which makes it easier on the photographer and the model!