Casa Benavides is a beautiful and historic bed and breakfast in Taos! As a Taos photographer who has lived here for almost two decades, I am shocked I haven’t shot at this venue before. I had so much fun using the gorgeous art and beautiful blue accents in these senior photographs. The property is pristine with “Taos Blue” painted portals and vigas. The dining area and great room are brilliantly painted and the hand carved wood is traditional and unique. High school senior, Itzmir, is a brilliant student and a fabulous model. We had so much fun capturing her senior pictures at this Taos landmark. Congratulations to class of 2023!!
This senior shoot was a true adventure at the Taos Ski Valley! After William and I took many photos for almost two hours, we rode the chair lift up the mountain to get some final pictures with a view. As soon as we got off the chairlift, it closed down because lightening was detected nearby. So here we are at the top of the mountain with lightening and they advise us hike down. Upon consideration of safety, we were then offered a ride down by the lift operator, in an old suburban, which we were happy to take.
The Taos High School seniors threw their hats into the air and the wind took them away: a perfect farewell for the class of 2022 who graduated during a windy and hot fire season.
The seniors in this graduating class have also endured high school during a pandemic with full on remote learning. It was emotional to hear Taos high school principal, CJ Grace, speak to the graduating class and honor the accomplishments.
Even though the leaves are taking longer than usual to appear this year, we found dome beautiful backgrounds for this senior’s photos! Jenica attends high school in Penasco. She’s on the basketball team and loves her blue Toyota Tacoma. Jenica has already completed almost two years of college credits during high school and will finish her degree at UNM in Taos.