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    May 2nd, 2012

    All Grown Up – a family session with older kids

    At the Loreto Chapel

    Most of the work I do for families involves young children, often between the ages of three and ten. But I also really like photographing older kids, so I was happy when Sonia from Sacramento contacted me and asked me about a session while her family were visiting Santa Fe.

    Sonia’s son is already away at college, and her daughter is in high school. The last time they’d had family portraits taken was over ten years ago, and since it wouldn’t be too long before their daughter would leave the house, Sonia and husband Ken thought their trip would be a good opportunity to get some new images.

    They were also looking to record their trip to New Mexico, so we settled on an evening walk using the historic centre of the city as a background as we shot.

    It’s great to see that appreciation of the preciousness of the time we have with our children, which doesn’t diminish as the children get older. A session like this is a great way to mark a moment in time, and have something to look back on later.

    Sometimes, it's the more candid moments that get the most natural reactions.

    There's always time for a Reservoir Dogs shot at the Palace of the Governors

    The next thing you know, she'll be off to college too. And you'll be glad you have the photo.



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