Sometimes life isn’t perfect. Your husband is slowly recovering from a tough back surgery, you’ve got a little one keeping you up late at night, and you haven’t seen much of the friends you love in over a year… That’s okay, let’s shine a little sunlight on a tough time and enjoy some beautiful mama-daughter love! Nothing makes the world happier than some baby smiles for Daddy and some hugs from Nonna. I’m so thankful to have been able to capture these moments with my life-long friend, Angie (Pookie!), and her gorgeous little girl, Lily. I wish Jay had been there too, but in a way he was because Lily, earrings and all, is his spitting image.
With their coordinating mint green rompers, these two lovely ladies were popping off my screen with every shot I took. Whether Lily was flying up in the sky or sitting down in the lush grass, she had eyes for her mama only. Any shot I got of her looking my way was courtesy of Grandma Pookie rocking the rattles, singing Moana songs with me, and making silly noises like a champ. Throughout the whole session it was inspiring to see Angie being such a spectacular mama. She might try to play it off, but she knew just what Lily wanted, and could coax out that sweet little smile on command. It didn’t hurt that Angie just grew more and more gorgeous as the warm sun dropped low through the trees.
As we lost a little light in the forest, I spotted some beautiful cattails along a clearing and knew that it would be perfect to finish our session. You really can’t beat the natural light you get from a sunset in a beautiful natural location with all the depth in the world. The setup was so good that we couldn’t help but give Nonna a few shots with her girls, goofy mean-mugs and happy smiles for everyone! I’m so glad I could help bottle up some of the joy and share it with Angie’s whole family and all of you!
I hope you’ll enjoy some of my favorite photos from their session and will reach out if you’re looking for an Albuquerque Mommy and Me session, or any other kind of portrait session. This location was back east, but there are tons of stunning spots just like this out here in the high desert!