Brent and Victoria Gillespie- An At-Home Family Portrait Session in Albuquerque, NM

Brent and Victoria Gillespie- An At-Home Family Portrait Session in Albuquerque, NM

his little cutie turned 9 months old at the beginning of February! Sorry, guys! I don’t use children’s names in order to help protect them. His parents, Victoria and Brent wanted to have portraits taken of him and of their family for Valentine’s Day to celebrate how much he’s grown, and to send off prints in their Valentine’s Day cards for their friends and family.

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How To: Picking a Location for Your Family Portrait Session

How To: Picking a Location for Your Family Portrait Session

One of the current trends that I love in photography is taking family portrait sessions out of the studio and into the community. So much more can be created when you’re outside- especially during the Golden Hour. But, you also need to be mindful of the safety of your location- especially with young kids are around.

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Jennica and C.J.- An In-Home Family Portrait Session in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Jennica and C.J.- An In-Home Family Portrait Session in Los Lunas, New Mexico

I have known Jennica for many years- we were on Swim Team together in High School- so, when her sister, Cara, asked if I had time to do a portrait session for her as a Christmas present, I jumped at the chance to see my old team mate and friend! 

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Xavier's Newborn Session- Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Xavier's Newborn Session- Rio Rancho, New Mexico

I have known Hali and her family for a number of years- her daughters were actually in my Girl Scout troop- so when sweet Xavier arrived, I was excited to take portraits of him! Xavier arrived on July 9th, 2017, and weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was greeted by Dad, older sisters Maddie and Lyiddia, and older brothers Sebastian, Alex, and Bryant, and our mutual friend Amber.

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MaKayla’s Newborn Session- Los Lunas, New Mexico

MaKayla’s Newborn Session- Los Lunas, New Mexico

In full disclosure, I’ve known Ms. MaKayla’s mamma, Monique since we were babies ourselves. My mom and grandma used to babysit her while her mom worked, so we were together until I started school. Our age difference was just enough to mean that I was a year ahead in school. The stories that we could share about one another! 

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The Gray Family- Belen, New Mexico

The Gray Family- Belen, New Mexico

I had the pleasure of working with Patty, her daughter Jamie, Jamie's husband Ryan, and their daughter Leah this past Saturday to capture their very first family portraits in many, many years. While Jamie, Ryan, and Leah actually live in Portland, Oregon, Patty and her husband (who was still traveling home) have spent the last two years working in Poland. Before that they traveled the country working for various contractors in scientific research, design, and develop capacities.  

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An In-Home Session in Peralta, NM- Harry and Maryanne McCormick

An In-Home Session in Peralta, NM- Harry and Maryanne McCormick

One of the many joys that I have in my job is getting to meet some really incredible people and learn their stories. That was the case that brought me to the home of Harry and Maryanne McCormick, but first a bit of backstory. 

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The Martinez Family- At-Home Session in Los Lunas, NM

The Martinez Family- At-Home Session in Los Lunas, NM

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with the Martinez family to capture and create their family portraits for Christmas this year. Mark, Stephanie, Mark Jr., and Lillyana were kind enough to invite me to their home to create these beautiful photographs. 

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The Medina Family- Bosque Farms, New Mexico

The Medina Family- Bosque Farms, New Mexico

I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Nick Medina and their two boys a few weeks ago. We met at Jennifer's parent's house, using their front yard for this photo session. This session started off a little slow, with the boys being a little shy, but we soon had a blast!

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