Albuquerque Extended Family Photography | Juan Tabo Cabin | The Murphy Family

Family Session

Shooting at Juan Tabo Cabin is becoming somewhat of a habit for me! I had two sessions there this past month and another two coming up this weekend. Between the mountains, foothills, and the cabin itself, this location offers a ton of variety. I highly recommend it for an Albuquerque extended family photography session!

Albuquerque Extended Family Photography

While I’ve shot quite a few sessions at this location before, I’ve never had a session quite like this one. Adam and Elizabeth’s kids were quite the climbers! After we took all of the posed shots I had planned, I asked them to just play and explore. The kids immediately started climbing in windows, scaling the walls, walking along the roof line, and hanging from door frames. (Some of the adults even joined in the fun too!) Gideon, the youngest “minion”, wasn’t going to be outdone by all his big siblings, so he even took part in the climbing as well. He was passed from one adult to the next and then climbed to the perfect Gideon-sized hole in the wall. He was so proud of himself and the look on his face showed it!

While her siblings were climbing along the top of the structure, Addy was determined to get a picture in every window of the cabin. Every time I looked over my shoulder, she was posing in a different one just waiting for me to snap a shot. I was excited to play along because the window shots allowed for beautiful layering in the photos. Shooting with different walls in the foreground and background made for such a pretty look!

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from this Albuquerque extended family photography session. Elizabeth did such a great job coordinating outfits for their family and put together a beautiful fall look. You can check out the White Family’s and the Fuller Family’s blogs if you want to see other sessions at this location. You can always reach out to me too and we can get a family session set up for you. I’d love to explore this location with your family!


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I've been navigating military life with my family since 2008. In that time, I went from a full-time classroom teacher to an online course designer to a photographer. Actually, I still teach a little math on the side because I just love it too much!

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