Monday, September 21, 2009

*A Grand Adventure* Albuquerque, NM Maternity Photographer*

A grand adventure is about to begin.
~Winnie the Pooh~

When I shoot (or even see) a pregnant belly it stirs something familiar inside of me. I can vividly remember the kicks, the hiccups, and the fluid movements of that small, blessing growing inside of me. I can also remember the heaviness of that little being, the tiredness of it all, and the constant worry that something could go wrong. I cherish all of those times in a place that only mothers know. When I am in the presence of a pregnant woman I can sympathize and share in their anticipation. I am able to enjoy the cuteness of it all, and simply embrace what a miracle the entire process is.

As a cervical cancer survivor, I knew that losing that ability to have more of my own tiny miracles would be hard, but feel so amazingly, and sometimes overwhelmingly, blessed that my job, if that is what you want to call it, allows me to experience those feelings of excitement once again. I whole heartedly want to thank my expectant clients (& then their newborns) for sharing themselves and a little piece their own personal miracle with me and my camera. Abundant blessings!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

*Magic Moments* Albuquerque, NM Baby Photographer*

Ultimately, magic finds you, if you let it.
~Tony Wheeler~

This shoot was filled with lots of smiles, running, bubbles, and fun. While this little, sweet pea, who was about 18 months old, and her 3 year old sister, simply played in front of my camera, they allowed me to see a glimpse of their bright spirits for the few hours I was with them. As I observe and capture other peoples children, I always feel so incredibly blessed that I am able to simply be in their presence, able to see what the future holds, and grateful that these little beings become my friends, even if it is just for some brief magical moments in their lives.

Monday, September 14, 2009

*Sexy Chic Venue*Albuquerque Photographer*

This past weekend, a fellow photographer passed on a referral for me to shoot an amazing engagement party on top of a bank building in downtown Albuquerque. Thanks so much lady! It was absolutely beautiful from the bottom floor to the top of the 8th story roof, where the party was held. Incredible views every way you turned. The energy was exciting and the party goers were stunningly beautiful. One of my favorite locations of this place was the sexy vibe lobby that was your first experience of the place when you walked in. Look at the details of the old building architecture mixed with contemporary style. Too cool! The shoot held it's challenges however. Crazy wind threw a detour to the party's black and white decor, and everyone's hairstyles soon became the wind blown look. Luckily, no rain damped the event, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time taking in the city lights and each other's company, while celebrating the upcoming marriage of their friends.

Monday, September 7, 2009

*Silly Fun...P Family Sneak Peek*Albuquerque,NM Children Photographer*

My very favorite sessions are those where we simply play and have silly fun...thanks for giving me just that *P* Family!