The Handley's Clovis, NM Family Session

The Handley's are one of my favorite families.  We've been neighbors and close friends since they moved to Clovis many years ago. It was an honor to photograph their family and come over as a photographer, not just a friend to create memories in paused moments for them. 

The mama and I workout together, eat together, shop together, chat about our children, take walks together and my kids adore her kids.  They are moving away this summer and we don't know what to do about that.  So for the moment we just don't talk about it and enjoy our time with them before they leave. So before I cry, here are my favorites I want to share with you.

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Claire and Jared's Clovis, NM Portrait Session.Take 2

The fall colors are just booming right now and Claire and Jared only made them look better.
While shooting, Jared saw an owl fly by and we tried to act like bird watchers as we looked in amazement while it set up high in the tree. All we needed were our binoculars. It was so cool.

And I just LOVE this shot of them.  They are so cute, and so crazy for each other. 

Have a happy Thursday everyone.

The McAden's Vintage Township Lubbock, Tx Family Session

My ultimate goal as a family photographer is to grab a shot of mom and dad and their kids in a moment.  A sweet and real moment. Creating something that tugs at your heart even if you don't know the people. 

Well, this shot tugs at my heart times 10, because I DO know these people-quite well.  This beautiful mama has known me since I was in high school and she has been a role model to me for the past 18 years.  Holy moly!  I just did that math and I am shocked that it has been that long.  Woah.  Her goodness and kindness and tender heart are characteristics that are loved by her husband and overflowed and shared by their children.  My husband and I just basically love this family. 

We all have friends out there that make us complete.  We may not see each other for 6 months at a time, but we love each other just the same.  She is my cream to my coffee.  I just can't live without.

(okay enough of the gushy take a look at my favorite shot from their session)

Aren't they so adorable?

Family Session Chaos

Do you ever feel like a crazy mad woman dripping with sweat when you have your family photographed? haha Don't worry.  You might feel that way, but it's probably going a lot better than you think. Sometimes family sessions may seem overwhelming, but I guarantee to work my magic and photograph beautiful, and memorable pictures for you and your family.

Fall family sessions are booking up, and I would love to have the opportunity to photograph you and your family.  Fill out the form on my contacts page and I'll get you set up with some info on how to book.

The Holt's Albuquerque, New Mexico Maternity and Family Session

I love this family (went to college with the beautiful mama) and I had a wonderful time traveling up to Albuquerque to photograph them on one of their favorite trails.  How beautiful is this location?  I've decided that this is now my favorite new spot.  If only I lived closer.