"Family is where life begins, and love never ends..."

Family is the first, last, and most important thing in a person's life.  Whether it is just you and your partner, your baby's 3-month milestone session, a whole Brady Bunch of mixed children, or a group with multiple generations, we consider all standard sessions like these to be "family sessions."  I aim to capture your child’s innocence and spirit so that, in the years to come, you can look back and remember exactly who they were on ‘that’ day. I want my images to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. I blend artistic and journalistic styles to capture the interactions of love in your family in a unique way that you won't get at a mall studio. I shy away from canned backgrounds and shoot at a venue that represents you.  The family package includes a one-hour on-location session in the foothills, bosque, park, studio, or any place of your choice in Albuquerque. This photo to the left is one of the first family sessions I ever did back when I lived in San Diego, CA.  I've improved a lot since then, but I still look back and think this image captures their two adorable little girls - those little girls are now all grown up, but this image captures how playful and young they used to be!

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In Home Wall Gallery Design  - "Begin with the End in Mind"

If you are like me, I need help visualizing what different sizes look like on my wall to see if they are too big or too small. That's why I like to begin with the end in mind so I give my clients exactly what they want. This virtual in-home design not only helps visualize what sizes or groupings work, but helps me suggest locations and compose the photographs for what you ultimately want (landscape vs portrait, square vs rectangle, canvas vs print or acrylic, what background colors match your space, etc). This is a free service to explore options with no obligation. 

With some phone snapshots of your walls and home provided by you, I can mock up different wall gallery ideas "to-scale" so you can see what it would look like EXACTLY in your home! Later we can drop in either example or your actual photos to come up with a plan and goals for the session. Many times we will come up with a final plan of what we want and spread the canvas or frame purchases out over a few consecutive sessions to show your family growing all in one collection.  

Here's a real-life example of the process start to finish where a client provided a phone photo to start.

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