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Albuquerque Prep Athletes of the Year - Portraits

New Mexico sunset + Sandia foothills + high school athletes = memorable portraits for this year's Albuquerque Journal prep athletes of the year. First of all, congratulations to these two, their accomplishments gained them this well deserved honor. The Albuquerque Journal named Brady Patterson the prep male athlete of the year and Natasha Bernal the prep female athlete of the year. In the fall, Patterson is headed to ENMU and Bernal is headed to UNM.

Each year we try to do some kind of portrait of the two athletes of the year together somewhere in the city. This year we decided we wanted to see the city behind them. We told them we wanted to do a shoot as the sun was setting in the foothills and then wait for the city to glow after sunset, which ended up being a little later in the day than I realized, but they were up for it. The wait was worth it. Thanks again to these two who kept smiling even after we stayed a little longer than we originally planned to get that final city glow photo. The very last frame of the night ended up being my favorite. I saw it on the back of the camera and knew we were done. It's the first photo below.

Senior Portrait Albuquerque
Senior Portrait Albuquerque
Senior Portrait Albuquerque
Senior Portrait Albuquerque

Hiland Dance Studio - Promo Photos

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Just a quick post with a few recent promotional photos I took for Hiland Dance Studio in Albuquerque. Looking to learn salsa inside and out? Check out Abdul's classes! He posts class information on Facebook. I hope these photos show just how much fun his classes are.

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505 Stomp & Rocky Mountain Girl Jam - Albuquerque and Denver Dance Events

Lindy hop. Chorus girls. Live music. Team Performances. Lip Sync Battle. Dancing until the wee hours. 

In April two dance workshop weekends happened back to back, one in Albuquerque, one in Denver. Dance weekends are the most fun times for a social dancer. You get to hang out with your dance friends all weekend, learn new things, and most importantly, dance, for hours!!!

505 Stomp is an annual lindy hop workshop held in Albuquerque each spring. Instructors are brought in from across the country, there are classes all day, dances all night, and laid back competitions during the dances. Rocky Mountain Girl Jam is a workshop weekend focused on follow technique and solo dancing. Performances and social dancing fill the nights.

I've been photographing 505 Stomp since it began in 2008, but this was the first year I made it to Girl Jam and got to photograph it as well! Both events were so much fun. If you are a dancer and have never made it to an event like these I highly recommend it.

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Interested in having me photograph your event? Contact me

SAGE Vintage Wedding - Albuquerque Journal Styled Shoot

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The Albuquerque Journal's final edition (yes, final) of Sage magazine happened to be the annual wedding (celebrations) issue. Every year, we shoot a stylized wedding session for the main story of the wedding edition. And every year, the shoot day ends up being one of the coldest days in December. This time was no different. The models were troopers dealing with the cold. That fur stole she's wearing in a few frames I brought from my personal vintage collection at the last minute because the temperature was dropping as the day progressed. I knew the inspiration was a vintage wedding so it worked and kept her warm, a win win. I've shot three of these wedding sessions over my years here at the paper and always loved working on them.

Location: Albuquerque Press Club

Gowns: Provided by Uptown Alfred Angelo

Tuxedo: Mr. Tux

Makeup: Noel Dalton, owner of The Vanity Makeup

Hair: Hannah Dalton of Stockton Hair Artists

Flowers: Peoples Flowers

Models: Mark Underwood & Marika Sayers

Car: Fiona, 1951 Ford owned by Bob Agnew of Old Car Garage

Read the Albuquerque Journal's Sage article Ready to Dazzle.