Adventure sessions are longer family sessions at unique, adventurous locations in the Sandia Mountains, the Jemez mountains, or any other scenic location within a 2 hr drive of Albuquerque, NM. These sessions are some of my favorite because they add an additional element of art, drama, and memories to your session. It is just as much about exploring nature, splashing in rivers, and climbing rocks, as it is about taking photos.
want to invest a little more for large scenic views
enjoy less structure and more candid moments
have time to invest in traveling to your session
have children who do best when exploring, playing, walking
have mobility issues
or your children get car sick or struggle on long drives
or your children get anxious in new places
Storytelling sessions are the sessions that fill my soul. They are just what you think - stories. They are big moments like birthdays, gender reveal surprises, bringing home a new baby, but also small ones, like your bedtime routine, playing in the backyard, and carving pumpkins. These sessions freeze your every day life just as they are, in all of their perfection. You do not need to have a big home or fancy things for these sessions. They are meant to exist exactly as things are right now. Because one day, your life won't look like this anymore, and how sweet it will be to have pocketed them away for those days.
have an activity or event planned
want to document your family in your home
want to remember a specific detail or tradition (I once photographed an extended family "sunday dinner" and it was perfection)
have children (or adults) who are most comfortable being at home (anxious, autistic, and introverted people find these sessions less invasive and stimulating)
want more traditional or posed family photos
or your children are anxious having someone new in your space
Family sessions are photographed at a location in the Bosque, Sandia Foothills, and any other location in Albuquerque, Corrales, or Rio Rancho. These sessions are still about movement and connection between you and your loved ones. I often refer to my style "loose posing" because I only direct as needed to get you into perfect light and give prompts for interaction, just like my other sessions. These are for immediate family combinations only (except for grandparents, they are always allowed!). For extended/multiple families sessions, please fill out a contact for for pricing.
want beautiful family photos close to home
do not want to travel outside of the Albuquerque area
Love locations such as the foothills & Bosque
Want to travel into the mountains for your session (please see adventure sessions)
are planning an event or activity (please see storytelling sessions)
want more posed or traditional photos of everyone only looking at the camera (I have referrals for you to amazing portrait photographers)