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!!!

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