The first time I saw the Santa Fe mountains in their full fall glory I wanted there and then to photograph someone. When I listed off and described potential photo session locations to Nichole I was elated that she choose this spot! I wish it could say it satiated my craving to take pictures there. I try and spend as much time as I can there every fall, hopefully next year it will be to take more family photos…perhaps yours? Being woken up from a nap to take pictures isn’t any 4 year olds happy place especially when they don’t like to smile much anyway. I pulled out every tool in my tool box to get him to smile! This was my last attempt, playing red light green light and it worked! After thinking about it though I have to say I relate to the little man, I’m not one to fake a smile, or anything for that matter. If the only smiles you give are genuine then I say good for him! His parents know him and his personality so they know he wouldn’t be smiling for most the pictures anyway. He is dang cute, and I love it when kids are themselves, smile or not. One of the hardest things is to not post every picture I give to families. Thank you Tucker family for the honor of allowing me to take your family pictures! I had a great time 🙂 Someone recently asked me how I can handle the craziness of taking family photos. Truthfully I love it, I may stress before a session, but once I start shooting it’s my happy place. I love the dynamics of every family and enjoy spending time with anyone I photograph. I want to add more here, but little bit just woke up from her nap is helping me stay brief Lol! Thanks again Tuckers!
Photography to me is about capturing people as their best selves. Having a consult and finding out what matters to them. Is there a dream there to fulfill or is the dream to simply look beautiful in photos. Helping people capture those ever evolving relationships that matter so much to them. Showing those loving ties, personalities, emotion, beauty, connection. I want people to be excited when they see their photos, like through the roof excited because they are finally "seeing" what they really look like...amazing and beautiful. During the shoot people have repeatedly told me how comfortable they felt, no worries about weight etc crept in. They had fun, and enjoyed themselves. Part of why they feel at ease because I tell them what they need to do to look stunning every step of the way. A models job is to work their body, that's what they do, the other 90% of us have no idea how to do that, that's what I am here for. Beyond that, being photographed by me is a real meaningful boost to ones self-esteem. You will walk away feeling better about yourself, inside and out. It just happens that way.View Archive →