This session was such a long time coming! At some points it seemed like the universe was telling us “absolutely not, this session must not exist”. The weather was never on our side, cars kept running into problems, a whole PANDEMIC. Four hours into driving to one of the last attempts, the skies turned almost black with unexpected storms. Not great. Making this session happen was not easy but FINALLY we got it done.
I’ve known Candace for awhile and I’m so lucky to call her one of my friends. Some of the best times in Albuquerque and Santa Fe have been spent with her. We’ve barhopped across downtown Albuquerque in onesies, saw one of our favorite bands in concert, and she’s opened her doors to Kevin and I to stay during our adventures. Needless to say, doing a session together was way overdue. We were able to make our way up to Sandia Peak in Albuquerque and ran through the woodsy trails together.
I love how lively this session is. So often, parents can get frustrated if their kids are, well, kids. One things I encourage from every session is improvisation and kids are PROS at that. I love to follow them around and see what they want to do. I have prompts on hand as always, but usually with families, those go out the window which is AMAZING. All I strive for is authenticity in my photos, making the emotions as natural as possible. If a kid wants to fly free, that’s exactly what I want to capture! I loved Carter’s playful energy and he really made this woodland session magical.