Madrid New Mexico ~ Josh ~ Senior Photos

The year was 1987 I was about 4 years old and his mom was about 8 years old, we were neighbors in Gallup. Her house was like nothing my 4 year old eyes had ever seen; butterfly collections, art and lots of wooden tribal things from their living in Papua New Guinea. I bet if I walked back into that house today just as it was it would be neat-o to my 32 year old eyes too. Now were both all grown up with kids of our own. I was laughing on the phone with his mom while were doing their print order saying “if you had told us years ago that when we got older I’d take your sons high school senior pictures we’d of thought you were loco!” Fast forward 28 years and bam here we are! This family is awesome, and I have enjoyed so much taking their photos over the past few years. It was a great time taking this guys photos in Madrid New Mexico I’m glad they were up for meeting early since this place gets really busy later in the day.

I ❤ the Tario family.

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Carlito Springs ~ Ashley Gallegos

“This was my very first photoshoot and for being timid I was very comfortable being in front of the camera. DeAnn made the session one to remember. I was so comfortable and felt so beautiful. Her make up artist Steph did such an amazing job with my hair and makeup. DeAnn is very personable and fun. She is very helpful throughout the session and knows how to make you look good! Highly recommend you give her a call and set up a session.” – Ashley

I loved this session in Carlito Springs. New Mexico has so many amazing places there is somewhere to fit every ones dream locale. Ashley is a beautiful person inside and out. I’m so impressed with her willingness to put so much of her needs on hold to help her grandmother take care of her grandfather with Alzheimer’s. I want to say more, lots of typing and erasing going on, so I’ll opt for brevity because I know I tend to be wordy, but what else can I really say? Words fall short and feel cheap. I just pray they receive the blessings they need.

Hair and Make-up done by Steph Avalos if you have need of a stylist contact her 🙂

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I feel like I always say what a good time I have at shoots, not sure why I feel compulsive about sharing that since what really matters is the experience my clients have. I do have a good time, I love what I do, but a HUGE part of that is making sure I get it right for the client and making sure they have a wonderful experience. If you missed it somehow read what Ashley had to say about her experience at the top of the post.

Studio ~ Mother Daughter Shoot

This lovely lady was my daughters 2nd grade teacher(on the right). ENDLESS patience was what I saw her display time and time again. I wanted to give her a meaningful gift at the end of the year and what better way to show her just how beautiful she is then by doing a photo shoot for her.

Well my daughter is going to be 4th grade (and may have her again, whoot, whoot) so it took a bit, it took my daughter and her grand daughter being on the same soccer team for this shoot to happen. When you haven’t had portraits done and you’re not sure what to expect it makes sense to be hesitant. I told her daughter about the gift and that the two of them should do it together and boom, we got it done! I mean we love to share wonderful experiences with people we love don’t we! 🙂

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I had a lot of fun with these ladies and cute kiddos. They are gorgeous and I think it’s so neat that mom and daughter have the exact same eye color.