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  • Welcome to my blog! I'm Jayme! I've always been an artist at heart. Five years ago I started capturing the precious moments and memories in my little one's lives- firsts, who they are, and what makes them beautiful. They are my inspiration behind by passion for photography. Photography is my art. I see beauty in the bonds, expressions, details, and love people share. I seek to capture those moments in every picture I take, moments that will last a lifetime. I am a custom modern photographer in Albuquerque, NM. I shoot on location using natural light. I LOVE comments and please contact me with any questions! (Photo taken by Brianna Saban)

Carson turns ONE! {Albuquerque Children’s Photographer}

I had the privilege of attending Carson’s first birthday party. Carson and his family live in the east mountains.  When I arrived I was in ahh of their home, horses, and views.  Daddy is a contractor and mommy has style for days, so their home looks like it came right out of a magazine.  Carson was one of the most easy peesy 1 year olds I’ve ever met- a reflection of parents.  He celebrated turning one with friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and two sets of GREAT grandparents…clearly good genes in this family.  It was a pleasure to meet you all.  Thank you for having me!  I hope these pictures always make you smile and bring you back to this awesome event!

sarahAugust 5, 2012 - 3:18 am

Beautiful baby boy!! gorgeous eyes!

JenSeptember 13, 2012 - 2:01 am

I don’t even know these people and think they are awesome! Such a great idea have you for a 1st birthday party! I LOVE the cake, balloons, and colors. He is such a CUTIE!!! What an amazing world he lives in with all the animals in a beautiful mountain home!

Gorgeous family session {Albuquerque Family Photographer}

I felt honored to spend the evening with this beautiful, sweet family. I fell in love with their big brown eyes, easy going disposition, and playfulness. They exude love. There were kisses and snuggles everywhere. Mommy is absolutely gorgeous and as you can see ridiculously photogenic. They are blessed with the most happy little boy and a baby girl that melted me. I hope these pictures remind you of this precious time in your lives.

raquelJuly 16, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Thank you so much Jayme! You did an awesome job! We loved working with you and love these pics! Beautiful!!!

CandaceJuly 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Beautiful family! I love it! :) Can’t believe how big the kiddos are! :(

Joy HetrickJuly 17, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Awesome photos, Raquel! Jayme has an incredible eye and was really able to capture your family. Great photography!

GinaJuly 17, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Beautiful pictures!!

VidalJuly 17, 2012 - 2:02 pm

You all look great!

lindaJuly 17, 2012 - 2:18 pm

I just love the pictures!!!!!!!!!! Everyone looks just so perfect!

SissyJuly 17, 2012 - 2:18 pm

I love the pictures!!! You are such a BEAUTIFUL family and your photographer has captured that beauty and love in all of your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with me.

Beatrice MadridJuly 17, 2012 - 2:23 pm

These are beautiful pictures…..you guys are so photogenic. Loved the one with Julian and Elyssa…make sure you get plenty of pics to share with the family!

SofiaJuly 17, 2012 - 2:57 pm

I love all of them! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

Candy MaldonadoJuly 17, 2012 - 3:33 pm

These are gorgeous pictures, I love them all. They captured the Happiness and Love of your Family.

MeaganJuly 17, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Absolutely stunning! You really captured the beauty of this wonderful family.

Jennifer SolisJuly 17, 2012 - 5:37 pm

What a beautiful family! The pics came out great!

NatashaJuly 19, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Great pics! You all look great Raquel! What an adorable family!

BibiJuly 19, 2012 - 7:50 pm

You all look great! The photographer absolutely captured all of the family love. The kids look so adorable!!!

Toni FloresJuly 23, 2012 - 4:14 pm

These photos are amazing. The photographer did an awesome job. You all look absoutley fabulous!

sarahJuly 25, 2012 - 2:56 pm

OMG!! The colors, the faces, the clarity! i love these pics! i’m flying you up here soon!!

mychele + manny {Albuquerque Wedding Photographer}

Manny and Mychele met as kids. Almost 20 years of life and experiences have past. Those events have shaped them and given them an appreciation for each other they wouldn’t have had otherwise.

I couldn’t have imagined watching a man more excited or in love. Manny told Mychele he was going to marry her on their first date. He posted pictures on facebook almost daily, counting down the days until they were married. The anticipation was amazing.

A couple hours before she walked down the isle. I watched and captured as she opened a gift bag from Manny. He showered his bride to be with a diamond bracelet, gift cards, and a letter that brought her to tears.

Mychele was a stunning bride. She is compassionate, loyal, loving, and gracious. Family is everything to her. Watching how someone treats other people speaks volumes. She must have thanked everyone 10 times each. When I asked what else she wanted me to capture, she said, “the people here I love them all”.

Mychele and Manny had a traditional Roman Catholic wedding exchanging vows people have said for centuries. The Catholic Church has a profound reverence for marriage, for the sacrament and holiness of in and through their life with God and commitment to each other. Preparation and planning took months. Hearing the Deacon’s voice echo through the church was moving. Once Mychele made it to the end of the isle, Manny shook her father’s hand, hugged her son and looked at her in awe. I cried.

These two are all about family and fun. It was evident throughout the ceremony. Mychele’s daughter and Manny’s cousin gave a reading. Her oldest son and father walked her down the isle. Her sister made the veil and ring bear pillow. and seriously does it get any more fun than those shoes?!

I know you two are honeymooning your little hearts out, once you return I hope these pictures remind of you this beautiful moment in your life. You two are blessed to have each other! I wish all five of you…ALL the happiness in the world, years of continued laughter and fun!
Much love, j.

ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church
reception: Zinc Bar and Bistro
hair: David Maestes, Orbit Salon. He was also the maid of honor. btw- I fell in LOVE with him. He’s so my next highlight and if I EVER need a hair do, he’s my guy.

Devon ThompsonJune 27, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Beautiful pictures Jayme! You are an amazing wedding photographer and you always know just how to capture how much joy and love the people have for each other in your photos. :)

sarahJuly 4, 2012 - 3:24 am

OMG, i love these people and i don’t even know them!! The colors for shoes, dresses, shirts and ties are too fun, and i love the bling, even in the rosary!! I love the family/wedding party shots in front of the church, i hope Mychelle blows those up!

Jayme, your talent continues to amaze me!

family is everything {Albuquerque Family Photographer}

Beautiful home, precious baby girl, sweet family, and a dreamy day…
When I arrived Daddy was feeding Milana dinner and getting her ready for the shoot (don’t you love that name!?), I liked him already. Momma is gracious and gorgeous. While I was editing I didn’t touch her skin, it’s perfect. She also has eye lashes for days and hair to die for. Anyway, Milana was the sweetest baby…I spent nearly 3 hours with them and she didn’t have one fit. I feel blessed to meet some of the most amazing families! I hope you like your sneak peek!

Debbie ParadisJune 4, 2012 - 8:41 pm

A D O R A B L E.

grandma and grandpaJune 5, 2012 - 12:35 am

We have such a beautiful family and we love them soooo much. We’re blessed and very proud of mommy and daddy. Milana herself is quite a character, so sweet, loving and so precious. You have captured some beautiful pictures of them. We love your work. Thank you for bringing us some beautiful memories and for Milana when she grows older. Beautiful, beautiful pictures of this beautiful family. These pictures defintely brought happy tears to our eyes. Thank you, Great work!

Proud Grandma and Grandpa

Veronica TalamanteJune 5, 2012 - 1:15 am

You have truly captured the meaning of love, peace, and harmony! These photos are absolutely perfect and definitely reflect the love that is shared and nurtured in this beautiful family. I cannot be any prouder to call them mine. Love is their specialty and it can be seen in every picture. Thank you, as they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Truly Mom aka Mima

J. SolisJune 5, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Jayme, I LOVE every single one of these pictures! You have done a truly amazing job capturing our little family. We will cherish these pictures forever. Thank you!

sarahJune 13, 2012 - 1:49 am

the first time i saw these on my phone and they seemed to explode. To look at them again i am just awed by the colors the faces and the feelings these photos give. The top two of the little girl who stares down the lens and the one where the father kisses the mom with closed eyes i just melt and rejoice in the love that is human kindness. sometimes i can’t believe that you started this amazing career in the midst of raising a young family is just amazing to me!! You are so inspiring Jayme!

jaymeJune 13, 2012 - 2:25 am

Ahhh THANKS Sarah! The pictures you pointed out were my favorite too! Every shoot there are 2-4 pictures that give me goose bumps…and those did just that. I try to capture who the family is and what makes them beautiful…they were so sweet and loving! I’m fortunate.

happy memorial day 2012


Thank you to the men and women who have selflessly served our country protecting all that we hold dear.  I honor you and thank you for your service.

“Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave” ~unknown

AuntysarahMay 29, 2012 - 3:53 am

Yes!! That did make me smile!!

sarahJune 13, 2012 - 1:54 am

And this is the INSPIRATION. These 3 are so beautiful together. The colors are rich!! I do wish i’d given you a Twins hat for Hudson tho; red, white and blue.