Albuquerque Family Photos | Alameda Open Space | The Heavner Family

Family Session

After 70+ days with no rain, I’d begun to think that I wouldn’t have to worry about weather for my last few Albuquerque shoots. Joke’s on me though because the week leading up to the Heavner’s session was all dreary and rainy. We ended up rescheduling because of the weather, but I was optimistic on the new day of their session. It was a beautiful sunny day… until a storm rolled in right before we were scheduled to start. Thankfully we didn’t get wet, but I had to get creative given the lighting challenges for these Albuquerque family photos.

The Heavner’s Albuquerque Family Photos

I’ve had the pleasure of capturing this sweet family two other times. About a year ago, I captured Shayla’s pregnancy with baby Charlie and then last fall we took updated family pictures once Charlie was born. As always, we had a wonderful time with them. Rylee and Abbi are the best big sisters and are so sweet with Charlie. When she wasn’t trying to make Charlie giggle, Abbi loved chasing after her little brothers and climbing trees. Alden and Rhys were happy playing in the dirt, running around, and looking for turtles.

I decided to challenge myself with my camera settings this session and shoot with a lower aperture. The risk of doing this is not capturing everyone in sharp focus. However, the payoff is a beautiful, creamy background when you nail the focus. I’m so proud of how these turned out and can’t wait to see what Jeremy and Shayla do with them. They are so good about hanging their family photos in their home and I know these will be a wonderful addition!

Thank you, Heavner family, for trusting me to capture so many memories for you this past year. It’s been an absolute pleasure to watch your family grow and I will miss you all when we move to Virginia. If you ever find yourself in the DC area, please reach out for some updated photos! 💕

While my time taking Albuquerque family photos has come to a close, I’m so excited to start serving families in Alexandria! If you’re interested in a session, please reach out to me!

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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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