Vanessa was thinking ahead when she scheduled an appointment in September for “whenever the leaves are golden in October.” We kept a good eye on those leaves and I believe we got amazing results! Now is a perfect time to coordinate your family schedules and get together for a family portrait! Family portraits are not only a fantastic way to preserve memories, but also a great way to share your family’s smiles with your loved ones. It’s not too late to get photos for your Christmas and holiday cards… Give us a call!
An engagement sitting is an excellent way for you to get to know your photographer before your wedding day. An engagement session is casual and low key and doesn’t carry the “pressure” that wedding day brings. I always encourage my clients to bring two outfits to their engagement shoot: something casual and something a bit more dressy, this way there will be a different “feel” to your photographs. I love to do many different poses, both traditional and contemporary. Engagement sittings can be done in our studio or at any location (indoor or outdoor) here in Taos, NM.
Nicolette has been modeling for artists for over a decade; I was so pleased for the opportunity to photograph this beautiful, native Taosena! Nicolette admits that she was very nervous prior to her photo session, but within 15 minutes we were both talking and laughing and she was totally relaxed.
There is more to being a studio photographer than just pushing the button on the camera. I pride myself on a shining personality that allows me to easily chat and connect with my clients. Without this connection, I feel it would be difficult to execute even one image that truly represents the personality of my subject.
Christina Lucia Peralta-Ramos is the granddaughter of famous artist, Millicent Rogers. Millicent collected over 1300 pieces of jewelry in her lifetime; Christina has inherited her grandmother’s love of the beautiful southwest silver: rings, necklaces, belts, bracelets, earrings. These photos were taken at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM where Christina sits on the board of directors. Christina enjoys coming to Taos from her home in California where she has been an actress and model for most of her life.
We are well into the new school year and I have been extremely busy shooting high school senior sessions! The seniors are always a blast to shoot; most seniors start out pretty nervous, but after a few minutes we are laughing and the smiles are genuine. I allow seniors to bring up to six different outfits to change into; I love seeing the different collections of clothing, shoes, and jewelry the students bring. I wish the class of 2012 a wonderful school year– I will see you at graduation!!
Although I have some fantastic places “up my sleeve,” I love it when my clients have new ideas on where to go for their on-location photo sessions. Places I have never been before are absolutely inspiring. New places make me think, and be sharp and quick about my decisions. Upon arrival I must scan the landscape for the best lighting and backgrounds and view “the big picture” so I can take advantage of both my telephoto and wide-angle lenses. The beauty of New Mexico is that there are always new places to discover; this gives me a never ending enthusiasm for not only my profession, but my passion: photography.