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Genevieve and Danny

I had the pleasure of taking pictures for Danny and Genevieve’s engagement, and they were such a fun couple to shoot!

With the fall colors setting in, we shot well into the warm evening on a beautiful farm south of Las Cruces. As you can see, this fun-loving couple was willing try anything. I was afraid the roping idea wouldn’t fly, but Danny fetched his rope, and what resulted was a series of pictures that turned out to be some of my favorites. Not to worry, guys; he got to rope her too, but I think she put up a better fight!

The other highlight for me was the series of shots with their horses. I was a little worried how they’d react to my strobes and soft boxes, but they seemed more interested in making a quick snack of the grass–perhaps I shouldn’t be so presumptuous.

After spending time with Genevieve and Danny, it’s clear to see how their friendship makes this relationship special; they are completely genuine, so much fun and meant for each other.





Jacqui might look somewhat familiar–over the years I’ve featured her on my blog and in my portfolio. I first took her high school senior portraits some years ago, and now that she’s graduated from New Mexico State University this past December, I was honored to shoot the pictures for her graduation announcement.

Jacqui, her mom, my son Matthew and I spent the better part of a lazy November afternoon in downtown Las Cruces trying different ideas. The owner of La Iguana, Michael LeBlanc, was generous enough to let us use the beautiful door in front of his restaurant to pose.

My favorite shot of the day was on the tiles next to La Iguana’s. The whole corridor between buildings has a bright, intricate tile work that depicts the history of the Mesilla Valley. I sat Jacqui right in the middle of the tile sun and shot away. Luckily we timed it perfectly, as the real sun was low enough to have Jacqui in the shade.

Congrats and good luck, Jacqui!