Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fall Light is Beautiful for Downtown Albuquerque Headshots

As I walk out on my back porch after dinner I can just feel the light change from late summer to fall.  I've been doing a lot of head shots for women lately here in Albuquerque.  The light is so gorgeous that when we shoot downtown, the urban background turns into a creamy backdrop and reflects beautiful diffused light over their skin.  Although I retouch every headshot image, the early autumn light kisses their cheeks so I really don't have to do too much to their skin.  This is my new favorite spot for female professional headshots in Albuquerque.  See what you think :)

Susan needed some business card photos for her new Real Estate company.  Her boss thought she was so pretty, he wants to make her the face of her company!! You might see these in a few new Real Estate ads sometime soon.


This young gal is a social media and SEO expert and needed a headshot for her website and business cards.  (She just got married the week before in AZ - can you tell she's still glowing!!!)


Elke is also a Realtor, and I loved this photo of her.  I loved the chunky necklace that she brought with her.  This last photo is of Susan again.  She brought along an old high school friend for moral support and he just bought a new Viper - so of course we had to take the obligatory hot rod photo!!  :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Meet Baby Mia

Welcome to the world Baby Mia!




Kelly and her family are from Santa Fe, NM and ventured down to Albuquerque for a little adventure with brand new Mia and their 2 year old, Alexander. She brought her parents to help out with the older one and take him to the park after he rocked his part of the photoshoot. He was very excited to see that Baby Mia came out of mom's tummy and was now here to hold and cuddle with. He is a very loving and gentle older brother. After the photo shoot and the park, he told his grandparent's "This is the best day EVER!"




 I love little Mia's big lips and tiny fingers. She is so cute and slept through her entire shoot. Not too bad for an eventful Day 4 of her life! 






I found the wooden bowl at an antique store and the teal boucle scarf was her mom's.  We put her in a silver alloy  Nambe platter with her little scarf to keep her warm. Even when she woke up towards the end, she let me pose her little hands to be so cute.  She was so cute and posed for us like a little model.



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sante Fe La Posada Wedding Photography of Ashley and John Paul

 Just a few of Ashley's beautiful wedding details!
 
 
 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Super Fun Christmas Photo Gifts - Albuquerque Portrait Photographers

Christmas is only a few short weeks away.  Personalized Photo gifts can be the perfect gift for those hard to buy for family members!  While hanging enlargements and canvases on your wall can be gorgeous, photography can be fun and functional too!  Here are just a few of the fun new products we just started carrying for Christmas this season!  We can create custom photo gifts from the pictures from your photography sessions this year, or you can book a Family Portrait Session in November or December. Don't forget to book your fun family portraits by Dec 7th if you want your gifts by Christmas and so that you can send out custom Holiday and Christmas cards too!!!

Custom Photo iPhone Cases from your Family Portraits


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Custom Canvas Photo Clusters to Show off Your Family, Wedding, or Newborn Portraits


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Super Cute Custom Metal Ornaments with your Favorite Photos

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Create Photo Coasters - Choose from Cork-back or Set in Mahogany Wood


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Holiday and Christmas Cards are Designed Custom at the Studio

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Albuquerque Senior Portrait Photographers - Casey Menaul High School Senior Pictures

Albuquerque Senior Portrait Photographers - Casey's Menaul High School Senior Pictures


Casey's mom, Mary, purchased this Senior Portrait Package through a silent auction that Ell Photography had donated to High Heels for High Hopes to benefit the March of Dimes.  Casey  is a Senior at Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM.  He plays football and runs track and is just an all around great guy.  He took his Senior Portraits down the Phoenix Agency with hopes of modeling and they liked him right away!  It's too bad he doesn't have more time outside of all his extra-curricular activities because he could really make a career out of it here.  

High School Senior or Model? Why not Both!

We also photograph modeling portfolios and can print 8x10 headshot sheets, zed cards and composite cards for models and actors.  With high school seniors wanting to start out in modeling or acting in Albuquerque, generally you might only need to add a few looks to your Senior Portraits to get a good well rounded modeling portfolio.  If you take your Senior Pictures down in your modeling interview they can advise you what angles or looks they want you to add. Of all the modeling agencies in Albuquerque,  I would recommend going first to the Phoenix Agency.  I've had really good luck working with print and runway models from there.




You know what they say about the way guys treat their moms - so Casey has got to be a gem of a find for all you high school girls out there!



I like to get creative with Senior Portraits and we wanted to create something really dramatic where his shadow is larger and even tougher than he is in real life - kind of foreshadowing where he'll be in a few years if he sticks with his football career.





Check out other High School Senior Picture Sessions :

Emily from Sandia Prep - Albuquerque High School Senior Portraits taken Downtown 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Albuquerque Newborn Photography of Baby Genevieve - The Best Sleeper I've EVER Worked With!

Meet Baby Genevieve - Newborn Photography by Albuquerque Photographer Ell Photography

How precious are newborn baby smiles!?!  Meet Baby Genevieve!
I originally met Jackie and Harley back in September for an awesome maternity photography session in the Albuquerque bosque right when all the sunflowers were blooming.  Well, now they are back for their new little bundle of joy's newborn photography session!!  I found out that Jackie was decorating the nursery with vintage Winnie the Pooh - which reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" - Pooh Bear
Jackie even brought over vintage Tigger and Piglet - all we were missing was Pooh!

When they first arrived, Genevieve was dead asleep after "partying" all night long :P so we decided to get a little adventurous and try the "baby hanging in a scarf" photo.  I've tried this a few times before, but there's not too many babies that stay asleep for the full process of getting them up there.  It took a few times, but the third time was a charm, and Newborn Baby Genevieve stayed perfectly asleep as mom swaddled her, dad held up her head, and I tied the scarf decoratively around the Aspen branch.  (Please note this is a composite photo and she was never actually hanging there all by herself.) Plus she was over a huge cushy cusion just in case! 

Jackie liked the color version with the pink backdrop the best (and used it for Baby Genevieve's Newborn Birth Announcements which turned out really cute).  I think I like the Black and White version though.  Nambe actually is using the Black and white version of the photo in a big beautiful frame at their local Paseo and Wyoming store.  (P.S. Shameless plug - now that I am partners with Nambe - all my clients get a 10% off coupon!!! All the more reason to book a fun family photo shoot for your Christmas cards so you can use the coupon for your holiday shopping!)


Harley is a pilot at Kirtland Airforce Base and he came up with the awesome idea of taking newborn pictures of Baby G in his arms wearing his flight suit.  He is such a  sweet Dad, I just love these photos!!  They melt my heart!



Jackie is such a great mother too!!  There is so much love in this brand new little family!  I had ordered some cute little headbands from Etsy and they came in just in time for Baby G's newborn photo session which was perfect because then Jackie and Genevieve matched!


Such a  sweet sleeping baby!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Albuquerque Maternity Photos - Jackie and Harley at the Rio Grande Bosque

Jackie and Harley's Maternity Photo Session at the Bosque - Albuquerque Pregnancy Photographers

Click here to Book your own Maternity Photography Session

Jackie and Harley were in for a vibrant and colorful maternity session down by the river in the Albuquerque Bosque.  It was almost mid-September and the sunflowers were taking over along the water and in the trails in the woods.  They are so cute together that the setting was perfect for lifestyle like maternity photos!





Jackie and Harley are so cute and playful, they look like they jumped out of a fairy tale and in front of my camera.  I wish them the best with the new baby!  I LOVE the foot pop!



They booked the Baby and Belly Maternity and Newborn Photography Package
They can't wait to meet the newest member of their family in less than a month!!!  I can't either! :D


What to see next?

Book a Maternity or Newborn Photography Session
Click here to see Jackie and Harley's baby newborn photos!!
Also take a look at some other Albuquerque Newborn Photography of Baby Chloe and
Baby William Sleeping through his Newborn Photo Session or
Baby Luke's Newborn Session up in Sante Fe or
Twin Baby Tanner and Baby Lea's 4 month Session!

Do you have a newborn baby on the way? Consider checking out our Belly and Baby Maternity and Newborn Photography Package!

Get other Maternity Photography ideas from Beth who did her pregnancy pictures at her home in the foothills or Angelica who did a timelapse of her growing baby bump!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Baby's Dreams Must be the Sweetest" - Albuquerque Newborn Photography

Clair and Patrick are excited to welcome the first new addition to their family!! Baby Chloe is so sweet and was so sleepy during our newborn session. She could barely keep her eyes open. Clair brought her aunt's antique Christening gown from the 1910's for Chloe to wear in her newborn photo session. It was delicate, but still in great condition. Here's just a peek at some of my favorite baby pictures!






Sunday, July 22, 2012

Melissa & Robert - Albuquerque Engagement Photography


Melissa and Robert Can't wait to tie the knot! Check out their fun Recpetion Guest Book that we made using fun photos from their engagement session. I love Reception Books because they are a great way to share your photos and guests get to repond to custom questions that make the guest book much more meaningful (and hilarious!)











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