This family! This mama would do anything for any of her crew. She is confident, and I adored her from the moment we started talking. She empowers her children. I saw a real family, a family not worried about pretending to be something in front of me or put on a show. I loved it. I saw a couple who loved each other, and was willing to let go and be silly. AND do they not have one of the coolest names ever!?
Seeing how much two people love each other is beautiful anytime, but seeing how deep that love has become over the years is really heart warming. I love the way they looked at each other, the way she got excited when he kissed her hand. They are perfectly comfortable and at home with each other. I wish you both many more years of marital bliss. Thanks for allowing me to drag you around the Santa Fe Plaza and photograph you lovely souls ❤
All the love,
This family ❤
We had a splendid time in the Jemez by the river making some memories that will last forever. Their oldest is about ready to leave the nest in a few months what better time to capture your family all together. They are an easy going group that loves to be together. I love how they got into throwing rocks in the river together. What a great group of humans, can I photograph you every week?! I always have so much fun getting to know those I get to work with and I do my best to make them feel special that when it’s over I’m sad Lol. Heather (the awesome mama) is crazy talented and we could visit all day about plants and sewing alone ha ha!
Hair and Make-up for the three oldest ladies was done by Veronice Spence HUMA.
Thank you Christensen family for going on an adventure with me ❤
This beautiful group is graduating from UNM in Dental Hygiene in May. Uh, I may have talked them onto the side of a cliff. Me and my HUMA/assistant Veronica went and scouted out two locations for group photos. I needed something in the shade sense it was like 1:30 when I started photographing this group and at this location there were two spots big enough for all of them. This cliff isn’t as big a drop as some of them Lol, I am glad they were adventurous 🙂 It must have been some requirement for them to be gorgeous to get into this class?! And didn’t they do a fab job of coordinating their outfits, bravo!!! I love that they didn’t want your typical business head-shots too for their grad photos! This was a long day, it’s a work out for all your faculties when you have 24 individual shots and two group photos, but man it was rewarding!
Big shout out to the beautiful lady in red, their class president Natalie for all the time it took to make this happen. She got extra photos as my way of saying thank you for her suggesting they have me photograph their class.
The lone man in the class…
You all were fabulous to work with ❤ Thank you!!!
This family was so relaxed and easy going. They really are just a great family and it’s so abundantly clear how much they love each other. We had so much fun. She even told me her husband said something later to her about how it didn’t feel like they were getting there pictures taken. Success!!! That’s what I want! I want people to have a little adventure, and just enjoy being outside in a beautiful place with the people they love most. While I would take pictures of one kid everyone else was hiking around , they had a great time! Gahhh…could you ask for a prettier place?! I mean they are RED rocks! I love you Jemez muah! Let the cuteness commence…
I think you got your cute fill today, your welcome 😉
Thanks McMurtrey family ❤
Thank You Veronica! She’s the HUMA I work with, she did Amy’s hair and make-up.
Making photographs of my kids is the hardest. Especially when they are all together. All they want to do is ignore me. I played the “it’s my birthday” card so please let me make pictures of you, purty please! They make me work for every bit of it Lol! Little turkeys! For my birthday I told my husband I wanted to go exploring and I wanted to make photographs of our kids. He came home Friday night with stuff to make sub sammies and breakfast burritos. Saturday morning we left the house at 7am. Off we went cruising towards Estancia. I asked where we were going and he told me the Estancia Valley Homesteading Festival. Sounds amazing right?! Well he had me going, but I was like “uh, I think I would have heard of it!” I help organize the Self-Reliance Fair in Edgewood so I’ve got my feelers out. He even went so far as to say to look it up online, and when I didn’t find anything he finally confessed that he was teasing me! He’s a good storyteller, he can weave some tales. And that is what he did for 3.5 hours on our way to White Sands every time I asked him where we were going. This was just a stop along the way the 3 Rivers Petroplyphs outside of Carizozo. I will do another post with our pictures from White Sands…GORGEOUS! Man I love day trips, they aren’t like a full on vacation which has it’s pros and cons, but I LOVE getting away and just forgetting about everything expect for my most cherished loved ones and the beauty in front of me. I can forget about EVERYTHING else and just be present. Long vacations are great, but the older I get the more I need a vacation to recoup from my vacation. The brain just doesn’t want to jump back in, and that first day after getting back is bleh. This doesn’t’ happen with a day trip or weekend trip. Any who, it was a perfect birthday. There was minimal grumpiness, and lots of laughs, and good memories made, and I got to make photos of my little loves, my kids even took my camera a few times on the trip and got pictures of me, I do exist ha ha!
Thanks babe, I needed this.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I am so glad I did maternity photos with DeAnn. I never thought I could feel beautiful at 8 plus months pregnant! I think every pregnant woman should have a glam maternity shoot. DeAnn is so wonderful to work with and puts you at ease. She’s so talented and will turn any shot into art. She loves what she does at it shows through her work. Not only did I receive amazing photos, I gained a wonderful memory and a great friendship.
Yeah, I just started this with a her testimonial, it’s important for you to hear from those I photograph. Photograph your life, have it made into art. Sometimes we don’t realize just how important until we do it or until the moments are gone forever. How many people don’t get their maternity photos done because they think _________ < insert self depreciating thought here and then regret it?! I do, A LOT! I’ll never be pregnant again, and I really wish I had just gotten over myself and gotten them done. Those moments are forever gone. Okay, Were not here to talk about regrets we are here to admire this beauty. She is just one of those people that is so easy to get a long with. She is warm, upbeat, and fun. We had an adventure, you’ll have to ask one of us about it 😉 it was a blast. Veronica the HUMA I work with is amazing! We all went out to dinner at the Plaza Cafe in Santa Fe afterwards, I highly recommend going out after your session. You gotta after you get all glammed up and you’re feeling like a million bucks(I’m so cliche 😉 but it’s true! You’ll be like “dang I’m hot!!! I feel like a million bucks!”
Emilee you’re the best, let’s hang out, a lot ❤
Lauryn, your smile lights up the world period. boom done. Well there is a lot more to you, your one talented beauty forsure. You have an awesome family taboot. Can someones life be any awesomer?! Oh the places she’s gonna go! I enjoyed working with you and your fun mom. I love seeing the love she has for you and all her kids. Families are just stupendous! The red rocks of the Jemez matched your beauty, well almost 🙂
There is something amazing about high school seniors so much potential ready to be unleashed! This beauty is going to be heading off to school to be a vet, I wish her the absolute best. Her eyes are unreal, sooo blue, bluer then blue, crystal blue, yeah they’re pretty. Her and her mom make a dynamic team, and I am sure she is going to miss the heck out of her, but be oh so proud of her beautiful daughter.
Thanks Tiffany & Heather ❤