Bonjour and Bienvenue, in english: Hello and Welcome! This is my blog. Here you'll find what I am up to as a photographer. I like to share a bit of what is going on in my life here but for the most part I showcase the work I'm doing as a photographer. Feel free to comment on any blogs; I love feed back!

I love photographing! So if you like my work and need a photographer you can email me at or call me at 505.620.1728 for booking. I'm located in the Albuquerque area but travel often; so, check for travel dates and locations.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you some day!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Josh Davis | Photos for Australia

As you may have already read in my last post, I am doing a fundraiser called "Photos for Australia" to help my friend Josh Davis. If you don't know what I'm talking about go read my previous post or visit: To help promote this fundraiser I did a photo shoot of him!

He had a brilliant idea of bring painting out to the Bosque! (Which, for those of you who do not know NM, is a tree covered area by our Rio Grande river...but, really is more like a stream haha.)

I hope you enjoy them! :)


I totally wished I would have done some HDR, but I tried to give the effect of you buy it?







Behind all those serious faces is a sweet guy...he's single! hahah ;) but moving to Australia...sorry. ;)




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Photos for Australia: A Fundraiser

A good friend of my husband and I's has been called to study music with Hillsong College in Australia. Recently, my husband and I ran into our friend, Josh Davis, and he shared with us how far along he was towards going to Australia by July. (And well, lets just say he had a LONG way to go.) Yet, Josh Davis has a complete trust in God's provision that he isn't the least bit worried! What wonderful faith!

As he was talking an idea came into my head to use photography to help him towards his goal. Since it is such a big goal of 20,000 a year, I figured what better way than with a photography session in which proceeds go to him and people get wonderful photographs in return! Wonderful right!?

Now, you may want to know how you can participate? Well, you can book a "Photos for Australia" session with me! Photo sessions are $140 with $100 going towards Josh Davis' funds. The session includes 45 minutes shooting at the location of your choice, 10 digital high resolution photos to keep, and up to 4 people. Of course you can always purchase more photos and add on more people. (There is a $10 fee for each additional person.)

To find out more about Josh Davis' calling to study with Hillsong College check out his website here: http:/

Interested? Book a session with me by emailing me at Sessions must be booked before June 18, 2011!

Photos for Australia

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Preview: "Photos for Australia"

A fundraiser for a friend, just a sample to get you excited. More photos and more info to come!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Flowers (Albuquerque Photographer)

Yesterday, I was over at my parents house. So, I decided to sneak out to my mom's lovely backyard and take some photos of her spring flowers! I hope you enjoy these.




So this photo I didn't really care for my composition of it but I just couldn't help but share it because of how BLUE these flowers are! It's just amazing!!!


I feel the same about composition with this one, but just love the beautiful yellow, pink and orange this little flower makes!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What You Didn't Know About Digital Photos

It seems as if everything is becoming digital now days. As a photography business it is very common for customers to ask about digital photos. Everyone wants them to share on Facebook and other social networking sites. But do you really know what digital photos are?

Sure, you probably know that they are photos on a CD/DVD that you can see on your computer, that is probably a given for us all. But did you know that digital photos actually have quality to them? Just like you can eat a cookie from the gas station or you can eat grandma’s homemade cookies. There are some noticeable differences here.

In the design world this quality we’re talking about is called resolution. What is resolution; well the true definition is the amount of pixels per square inch of your photograph. Pixels are tiny little squares of color the computer translates to make the images we see.

Let’s break this down a little. Now, don’t be afraid there is a little numbers involved! Ek!

Ok, let’s say you have a digital photograph that is 4” by 6” at 300 resolution (also known as ppi: pixels per inch). Most things via internet are sized by pixels instead of inches. So our example here is 1200 x 1800 pixels. (If you like math you can figure this out 4x300=1200 and 6x300=1800!)

Now, computers need only 72ppi or resolution with the longest side being 800 pixels for it to fill your screen in high quality.

While printing requires at least 240ppi or resolution and 1400 pixels on the longest edge to print high quality, non-blurry photographs.

Sometimes photographers do not know about resolutions, especially a lot of photographers who have never taken any Photoshop classes or are self-taught.

Having this photographer as your photographer can be scary and risky.

Why? Because when a photographer gives you a digital photo it has attributes, and can be a gas station cookie or grandma’s homemade cookies or in our new learned terms has resolution and pixels.

If your photograph has a low resolution, and low pixel count you’ll never be able to print these without getting blurry yucky images. Remember these are images YOU paid for!

The better the resolution and higher the pixel count the bigger and better quality you can print your photograph.

So, if you’re getting digital photos only, make sure you ask your photographer for high resolution images with high pixel counts! A good reference is 240ppi or resolution and the longest side of the digital photo being 3,000 pixels or more.

Now, aren’t you glad you know how to not get ripped off for those beautiful photographs!

Just a little note here about Searching for the Light, we offer both high resolution and low resolution digital photographs. High resolution to do all your printing at the best quality possible and low resolution to have just for the computer.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Desposible Fun

For my birthday Josh got us some disposable cameras and we went downtown around sunset and caught some of these little gems! Josh actually came out with better exposures. I, on the other hand, have gotten too comfortable with ISO settings on my dSLR. They should really make ISO films for disposables haha. Just kidding.



This photo is evidence of my desire to stretch regular film...but I think it worked out pretty well.


These are photos by Josh


Our awesome color cordinated book shelf. Most the books are Josh's and 1/5 are Steven King. ;)

This one was my fave of his.

And finally us on our little adventure.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I thought this was beautiful.