Santa Fe Mountains ~ Audrey

This girl has an uncommon beauty. She really has it all, she is gorgeous. I mean her eyes! What?! “What big eyes you have!” Her hair is flawless, it’s the stuff of dreams. And to top it all off this girl is a talented dancer, and artist, not to mention so sweet and fun. I might sound like a dork or like a principal, but she’s got an outstanding character, yep the cherry on top.  It was a joy photographing this girl in one of the prettiest places in New Mexico, the Santa Fe Mountains or Sangre De Cristos Mountains, I go back and forth ha! It has been fun to photograph her and her family over the years and see her grow. I am excited to see what she does and happy she got into the college she wanted, go BYU!

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Santa Fe Mountains ~ Tucker Family

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? SONY DSC SONY DSC                        SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSC 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. SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC  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!