The Broken Spoke Bike Shop. Santa Fe Business Photographer.

I had the pleasure of making some portraits with Mike Chapman, owner and founder of The Broken Spoke, and his team last week. I love small businesses, especially family run businesses and the Chapman family is one of my faves! (As you can imagine both Chapman kids were riding 2 wheels practically at birth!) Mike opened Broken Spoke 6 years ago over on 2nd street and quickly grew the business necessitating a move to their current location on Cerrillos (which also expanded last spring!) Beyond carrying brands such as Devinci, Kona, Yeti, Jamis, Linus and Surly they also are pro mechanics and have Santa Fe’s largest collection of used bicycles AND they just happen to be really nice guys. Tonight is their annual Holiday Party (read: good beer), it starts at 5pm-I hope to see you there!

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Cynthia Jones Jewelry fine handmade jewelry featured. Santa Fe Business Photographer.

It’s a big weekend in Santa Fe for local shops and galleries as bazaars and markets abound. I love supporting local artists and business owners (especially mama’s!)-and this weekend there are LOTS!

Today I’d like to feature my dear friend Cynthia Jones who is showing at 2 different places. Today she is at 508 Gallery until 7 (stop in after work!!!) and Sunday she will be at the Holiday Shopping Bazaar at the Santa Fe School of Cooking which is raising money for the Food Depot. Get your tickets for that one here. I am sure it is no surprise I am a HUGE fan of CJJ’s gorgeous handmade (here in Santa Fe) jewelry, as you may have seen a few images of her beautiful creations from our past collaborations here or on my Instagram. So to get you excited to shop LOCAL… meet Cynthia and see her work:

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And here are pieces from past collaborations and catalogs…

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New Mexico Spring Break. Santa Fe Photographer & Designer.

It’s spring break Santa Fe, and the temps are over 70 degrees today!!! I know you thought you didn’t need to go anywhere but I’m guessing now that it’s Thursday, the kids are biting at your heels, and with all those beach photos on Facebook, you are wishing you were somewhere other than here. Last minute road trip, anyone? Not sure if you all know that I moonlight as a magazine designer but I had the pleasure of Art Directing New Mexico Magazine’s Vacation Guide last fall. Having lived in Santa Fe for a while, I was completely floored with all of the things I have not yet seen in New Mexico. Chaco Canyon, the Carlsbad Caverns, Shiprock… and the eats, OH THE EATS! If you are looking for last minute ideas on places to go, download the ap to the guide here IT’S FREE. And don’t worry if you don’t have the gusto, there is always the arroyo. Just pretend you are on a beach… there was water in it today!

Outtakes below from a shoot in the arroyo for New Mexico Magazine last fall.  xo

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3 month old session. Santa Fe Family Photographer.

The babies! Oh, the babies. The smell, the smiles, the innocence. I can’t even stand it! This little sweetheart was no exception. Look at that face, little B was so sweet. He was completely happy the entire hour+ of this session. I was floored but not really surprised, Mom and Dad seemed like total pros for baby #1. These guys were clearly smitten which made it a lot of fun capturing all of the lovely in between moments. Another thing I loved-Mom’s red sweater. Bright colors MAKE.MY.DAY. It doesn’t have to be Mom wearing it, but I love it when she does. The color just makes the images pop. And speaking of moms, I can’t get over how many totally awesome moms I come into contact with doing this job. Jen is yet another one. She is owner of JLH Media a local PR company in Santa Fe that specializes in New Mex tourism. You wanna know what’s hot and happening in Santa Fe and beyond you better be following her. Thank you Jen & Matt for letting me into your home and sharing some of your precious time. Your baby boy is pure love. xo

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Velvet Pressley - Hi,
We will be traveling from Austin to Santa Fe in April for our sons christening. He will be 6mths old and we are looking for a photographer to shoot the event as well as some family portraits. Are you available April 18 and can you please let me know your pricing?

Kind Regards,
Velvet

Mini sessions Part 3! Santa Fe Family Photographer.

The last leg of mini’s for your viewing pleasure! This group was special to me, great juxtaposition, with a brand new family sandwiched between two families that have been with me from the beginning. There are photos in my gallery from my first sessions with these families, 4 and 5 years ago. Man, time flies. It’s also not lost on me that the longer I do this, and my clients continue to grow at lightening speeds, that I am forced to move from singing FAM JAM songs to Taylor Swift. As my 2 yr. old  would say, ‘Oh, dear’. I need to work on my repertoire. Enjoy! xo

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