Montano Family // Hartnett Park Albuquerque

Hartnett Park Family Photos in Albuquerque New Mexico  | Family of four photography

These four people hold such a special place in my heart. I used to work with Joe and Leann back when I lived in Albuquerque and from the moment I met both of them independently I knew they were the kind of people I wanted to be around. They weren't a couple just yet back then and when they got together it was one of those moments where you were just like, "YES! That makes so much sense! They would be so great together!!" And they ARE. 

I've done photos for them once before and I was so excited when they wanted to book again this time around. I love watching as the kids get older and seeing how their dynamic as a family changes over time. Jayden is growing into a very special and loving young man actively involved in his church's youth group and Maleah is a sweet young lady with tons of energy and smiles. I kept telling Paul before they arrived how I remember when Joe would bring Maleah to work in a car seat to show her off to everyone! And now here she is, a beautiful young lady. 

Paul and I both follow them on Snapchat and Paul felt like he already knew them because of that. They are such a sweet and fun family and I just loved our time together on a beautiful Saturday in October. It was too short of a time as always! The kids even did some dancing for me at the end, don't miss those photos!! Love you Montanos!! 

Riordan Family // Albuquerque, NM

Family Photography in Albuquerque NM at Hartnett Park | Family of four with dog photo session

I think its safe to say I am pretty much obsessed with the Riordan family! I went to college with Jen and have LOVED watching her sweet family grow throughout the years. We did some family photos a couple of years ago and when she heard we were coming back again, she booked another session and I could NOT have been more exited. 

This time they brought their new puppy Aspen to the shoot! They have had her for a few months and she is such a cute addition to their already adorable family. We had a blast during our mini-session at Hartnett park and the weather was perfect with just the right amount of clouds so we could essentially shoot anywhere. Averie and Josh had so much energy and were looooving showing off for the camera. I seriously think my cheeks were in serious pain after this session from all of the smiling we did!! ;-) I was so glad they got to meet Paul at the session as well since he wasn't with me last time. 

I love you guys and I hope I get to shoot your family again and again in the future!! Enjoy some of my favorites from below!