I have a photography studio in Albuquerque. I’ve actually had a photography studio in Albuquerque for a very long time. I love my studio; it’s filled with hundreds of photographs, a theater for screening sessions, an office, a gallery, a waiting area, and a production room. It even has popcorn, ice-cold bottles of Coke from a restored Coke machine, and a mint condition Galaga/Pac Man game on the way to the theater.
And yes, my Albuquerque studio has a camera room, but it sits empty more than half the time the studio is open. It’s empty not because there are no sessions, but rather, because the ENTIRE STATE has become my camera room.
See, the whole “Have Camera Will Travel” is not just a tag line; it’s how I work. New Mexico is a larger state, yes, but easy to get around in.
So when people ask me:
“Will you travel to Santa Fe for family photographs?”
“Would you be willing to drive to Las Cruces for senior pictures?”
“We live in Roswell; can you come to our home for a session?”
The answer is always the same-not just “yes,” but “Heck, yes.”
And that’s one of the best things about living in New Mexico; you are only a few hours away from anyone or anything. It’s also one of the best things about being a photographer in the Land of Enchantment. I can photograph a family in the Santa Fe National Forest in the afternoon and the very next day be ankle deep in the soft white sands of Alamagordo photographing a senior. In fact, I recently spent a long weekend photographing seniors and families starting in Chama, winding through Taos, stopping in Abiquiu and wrapping in Santa Fe.
Simply put, New Mexico offers so many easily accessible photography locations that we encourage clients to “think outside Albuquerque.” And for those who live anywhere in the state, your city can easily become my camera room.