Jodi + Jayden • Carlsbad, New Mexico

There are certain sessions that just set fire to your soul. They leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world and this session did just that!

Doing what you love for a living is amazing, but it's also hard work! And sometimes you don't love what you do the same way you did before after. So sometimes that means grabbing your sister and brother-in-law to create some magic! We decided to head down to New Mexico for Christmas and of course the weather was amazing! Jodi told me about The Flumes in Carlsbad a few days before I came up for a visit and I figured we had to go check it out. It wasn't my typical scene I shoot in, but we went ahead and got creative. I loved that I just had fun during this session and I didn't stress about the technicals. If you haven't already noticed, my sister is a total babe so any session with her turns out so dreamy, but this is one of my all time favorites. Thanks to New Mexico and it's pretty light!

Resa + Jim • A Romantic Picnic

On a beautiful afternoon I was able to get together with Jim and Resa. Jim was an exchange student from Berlin, Germany and was getting ready to head back home. Resa and Jim had the best idea to have a photoshoot done before he left. I was so stoked when they contacted me and mentioned they wanted to have a picnic during their session. I can't think of anything better than that! Activities for photos bring out the best of people and even help you relax and to be yourself during your session. 

Resa loves the water and camping, so this area was perfect! It was great watching Jim and Resa just have fun together. After the picnic we explored. Jim saw the swing set and immediately asked Resa to get on. The candids from the swings and the picnic are my favorites. Real moments are the best moments. Enjoy these two love birds!