Thursday, December 31, 2009

Farmington NM Family Portrait Photographer | The Kempton Family Shuffle








I don't know of another family with more wit, charm, grace, charity, and class than the Greg and Cathy Kempton Clan. This was technically my first indoor shoot - outside the studio, that I've every attempted. Used a portable lighting kit that seemed to work out pretty good. It got me excited for other "indoor" possibilities.

Anyway, as you can tell we had a blast on Christmas Eve day capturing the dynamic personalities from the baby up to the Grandparents. :) I love these people so much and was very honored to be able to shoot their Christmas Family Portrait. Thank you guys!

To view the rest of the photos from this shoot CLICK HERE

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Farmington NM Musician Portrait Photographer | Colton Avery at the Totah

Well my wife, nora, and I caught the tail end of Colton's show at the Totah Theatre and needless to say what we heard was amazingly brilliant. For those of you who already know Colton, understand that he is true, pure talent. Anything he writes is money. I believe he's the next generation John Mayer but who am I. Nothing more than a fam fan that simply loves his music. If you haven't heard of Colton Avery...go check out his site immediately and then you too will understand what I'm talkin about.

Become a fan at WWW.COTLONAVERY.COM. The worlds needs some POSITIVELY GOOD TUNES!

Farmington NM Family Portrait Photographer | The Eddy's



What can I say I have the coolest in-laws in the World! This family has believed in me when I did not believe in myself...and if it wasn't for them I would not have have fallen in love with two of the most special girls in my life. They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the out. I love you guys and thank you for letting me capture your family moment this Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Farmington NM Family Portrait Photographer | The Larson Family Shoot


This has got to be one of the coolest, funniest, funnest, wild, wacky, and yet....insightful families we're delighted to be considered family with. . Our adventures took us deep into the Kirland, NM outback where we find wild horned sheep, goats, peacocks, and mangy little kittens scurrying about old ancient indian ruins. These pictures only scratch the surface of what I consider to be one of the zaniest photographic explorations I've every been on.

Check out the rest of the images at: www.fotki.com/babykarats/mimi

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Farmingotn NM Family Portrait Photographer | Shiprock NM | Great Uncle Caleb & His Jedi Apprentice Lucas




I'm very grateful to be tied into the Blair line as I've discovered it's full of amazingly kind, talented, and beautiful people. It was Caleb's idea to go out to Shiprock. We really had no idea what to expect. Interestingly we stumbled on to some really cool stuff. I don't think I've ever shot a cooler set of eyes (other than Nora's) then I got with brother Lucas. Anyway this was a really cool experience for us and we appreciate the opportunity. Love you guys and thanks again.

To view the rest of this shoot please visit: {www.fotki.com/babykarats/caleb}

Friday, December 4, 2009

Farmington NM Farmily Portrait Photographer | La Plata Highway | Hampton Family Portrait Shoot





It just doesn't pay to speed when you late. It's funny. Most every time I'm on the highway, I start to offer a little prayer in my mind to help me not get any speeding tickets while driving...and every time, in miliseconds after I've started the little prayer, a voice enters my head that says simply states..."DON'T SPEED", before I can even finish the prayer.

Well sometimes i ignore those small promptings like the day of this shoot and sure enough...got pulled over. Fortunately, a member of the family was a police officer and called in some mercy on my behalf. The officer essentially told me, go to court, contest it as not guilty, and I'll go ahead an defer it for you. That was cool. Katie are PARANOID by the law!

Anyway, what a pleasure and privilege it was to shoot Susan Hampton and her family. The pressure was on as most of you are aware that Susan is an exceptional photographer. I was nervous, but I did the best I could. Such a beautiful and bright personality family. Katie and I had a blast. Thanks for trusting me Susan.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Farmington NM Portrait Photographer | Kirtland NM | The Lovely Finch's







What can I say...I have the most beautiful sister and nieces on the planet. These are the first of this series. It's always a privilege to photograph these special women. I love u guys.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Farmingotn NM Portrait Photographer | La Plata New Mexico | The Graham's

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We never know what to expect at new locations. We scouted out some spots off the LaPlata highway that turned out really quite cool. One of the locations was an abandoned, burned down house built in the early 1900's. There's something special about photographing against "aged" objects that we love. It adds a rich, timelessness to the photos that you just can't get in a studio. Holly and her daughter Kaylie were spectacular models and very photogenic. Kaylie (the daughter) had absolutely no fear. They're the type of people that make photo shoots like this a total blast. Thank you guys!

To view the rest of the photos from this shoot {CLICK HERE}

Friday, November 20, 2009

Farmington NM Portrait Photographer | The Family

In between photography shoots I love getting the opportunity to mess around with my wife. I mean...mess around with photos of my wife. :) Truly, I would not be the man I am today without her. The last shoot we did it was looking like we weren't going to find a baby sitter. Last minute Cory pulled through and KT was able to go with me. Interestingly I had a flood of anxiety at the thought of her not being there. This behavior is very unlike me....but I like it. Thanks for believing in me hunee...you're the bess.

Family Impressions

I'm a big believer in the power of impressions. We're bombarded with a barrage of marketing campaigns literally every second of the day. Major corporations know that the more times they can impose a brand upon our brains, the higher the likelihood we'll buy their product. Well I propose the same concept, but with the family.

A successful family is the #1 product a human can invest in. It's the source of our greatest joy. That's why I believe it's critical to mask our walls and lives with Family Impressions. The more times I look at photos that represent harmony and happiness in my marriage, the more I believe I'll be inclined to "be happy" in my marriage. I can't tell you how many times I've been in homes and the only picture of the husband and wife IS THE MARRIAGE SHOOT! What about today!

Are you marketing your love for each other....TO EACH OTHER?

So no more procrastination. Whether through ShutterFreek or some other photograph company, GET OUT THERE AND GO GET SOME FAMILY LOVE SHOTS! INCREASE YOUR FAMILY IMPRESSIONS TODAY! (of course we'd be happy to take you Family Love Shots!) :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Farmington NM Portrait Photographer | My Baby and Me


I'm very blessed to have an amazingly photogenic wife who indulges my passion for photography. Needless to say, she's even more beautiful on the inside, than she is on the out. Luf u.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Farmington NM Portrait Photographer | New Mexico Senior Shoot with the Prestons









This photo shoot was a blast. I really haven't had the opportunity to shoot many seniors and I totally dig it. These 2 were so easy to photgraph. Well I take that back...Preston is a touch cookie to crack...but I finally got him in the end. Anyway thank you guys for letting me be a part of your senior year!

To see the rest of the photos from this shoot or to order prints {CLICK HERE}