Tuesday, December 29, 2009

*Una Familia Encantadora* Albuquerque, NM Family Photographer*

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
~Desmond Tutu~

I always love meeting back up with people that you haven't seen in many years. I enjoy seeing where life has led them, and who they have married. I like catching up, talking about the past, and hearing of plans for their future. But the one thing I love the most about this type of interaction is meeting their children. I like to observe them and discover characteristics and mannerisms that remind me of who their parent was years ago. This family I felt especially honored to shoot. I was able to reconnect with an old friend, meet her parents, seeing a glimpse of where she had come from, and also be introduced to her husband and his mother who had traveled from Mexico. Having all of these beautiful souls in front of my lens reinforced the belief that family is life's greatest blessing... it overcomes all language barriers, distance, and time, while encompassing all those involved in an envelope of unconditional love. Gracias Harris and La familia de Martinez, mucho amor y paz siempre.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

*From My Home to Yours.....*

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - -a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
~Augusta E. Rundel~

Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season, abundantly filled with peace, hope, love, joy, and giving. Thank you to those who have helped make my dream come true this year, by allowing me to capture your family or child through my lens. And to those who have supported me along the way, I am grateful. I truly appreciate and love each and every one of you. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Blessings! (Click on picture to enlarge)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

*New Little Angel* Albuquerque, NM Newborn Photographer*

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
~Martin Fraquhar Tupper~

Like any new birth, this little guy's arrival had been anticipated for quite some time. His sweet mom had a rough go during her pregnancy, so ever since he made his entrance into this world, he has continually blessed her and his family with his calm and peaceful presence. After this shoot today, I was so excited to get home to post these adorable images of baby J. He was such a patient and willing model for being only 6 days old, and his mom so willing to let me try out new props and ideas with him. These little wings fit him perfectly, for he has come straight from Heaven and into the arms of an amazing and loving family. Blessings *W* Family. Thanks for the fun day, and the the yummy mimosa and butter bread!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

*Beautiful Boy* Albuquerque, NM Children Photographer*

"In the eyes of a child...there is joy, there is laughter... there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future...""
~Air Supply~

This sweet, little guy's eyes captured my heart during his shoot. Look at those big brown beauties! Although his day didn't turn out as planned...his schedule was a bit off, and when I arrived he was napping, we still had fun playing up and down his grandparent's steps and capturing a bit of his personality for his portfolio. Look for this cutie in future magazines and catalogues...with those eyes alone, I am sure he will go far!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

*A Lovely Afternoon* Albuquerque, NM Family Photographer*

Family is the center of life's meaning.

Now, that the first, real snowfall has encompassed us, and is still melting on our driveway, I look back to this beautiful, autumn afternoon a couple of weeks ago, and embrace the mild and crisp weather that the season brought. I always love to shoot families. I love to watch their relationships unfold in front of my lens, and I enjoy the dynamics that make them a family. Shooting this family, in particular, made my heart light. While their playfulness and laughter echoed in the air, it made me happy to know that in a little way, I was a part of their dynamic as well. It made me happy to reflect on memories past, and to see a familiarity in the children that reminded me of my youth. Most importantly, it made me appreciate the certainty of family, and to cherish the closeness that my cousin's family and mine still have as adults. Love you, Cuz (& family!)