Category Archives: Portraits

Annual Strickling Fly Fishing Expedition | Vermejo Park Ranch, NM

It was a first trip to the ranch for some and the 34th for others. This group of gentleman have been appreciating the beauty of Vermejo for generations and this year was no exception. Their love of fishing was not in the least bit dampened by the rocky mountain spring weather. They fished in blowing snow and crowded around the dinner table each evening for libations and laughs.

Thank you to each of you for being so kind to let me join in on your fun. See you next year!

Shinkai | Business Portrait Session

On a solo trek through New Mexico, Shinkai ended her route in the snowy terrain of Vermejo Park Ranch. Originally traveling from Washington and seeking the full experience, Shinkai did not limit herself with the weather provided.  Fishing in sleeting snow? Why not? By day she learned how to fly fish, catching jumping Brook trout from the flowing streams. She scaled a large mountain just to simply inhale the serenity from its peak. After each sunset, the fresh flavors of the Southwest blended with creative wild game dishes were savored followed by conversations with guests from around the world. Full experience? I’d say so.

It was lovely getting to know you. You made a cold, wet morning enjoyable- even covered in mud. Thank you for reaching out to have me take some photos for your next venture. Hope our paths cross again some day soon!

Longview Farms | Website Marketing | Tallahassee, FL

Tony & Betsey, owners of Longview Farms, are raising the bar in much needed ways. Beyond being dedicated to their mission of sustainable, local farming and various other projects, they also create a learning environment for students. Bringing the students to the farm while sharing the benefits of managing the land in which we all live….

Always a positive impact and two open hearts-you guys are an inspiration. Thank you for having me document some awesome moments in your lives. Can’t wait to see ya’ll next month!

Walk down memory lane and see the families’ events over the years…

Anniversary Celebration | Destin, FL

Daughter, Morgan and husband Kyle’s Wedding | Amelia Island, FL

Grandson, Wyatt Maternity | St. Teresa Beach, FL

A message from Longview Farms and their mission: 

| Practicing innovative, sustainable farming methods to produce healthy vegetables free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers |

| Reducing our carbon footprint by sequestering co2 in the soil as biochar, offsetting our electrical energy consumption with solar power, and producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil |

| Restoring our longleaf pine ecosystem through fire ecology and annual replanting |

| Using the farm as an outdoor classroom to immerse students in nature and

to teach sustainable farming and land management |



The Ritchie Family: Portraits {Raton, NM}

What an amazing family. They all share close bonds and are a delight to be around. Hannah & Sean brought Laci Rose into the world about 4 months ago. As you see, she is a beauty with the brightest eyes that make her whole family dance in happiness.

It was wonderful seeing you guys, AS ALWAYS. Your geniune hospitality is so refreshing and welcoming. Thank you for having me at your home and I hope to see ya’ll again soon!

Keese: Senior Portraits {Raton, NM}

The same Keese from Keese + Lexi’s engagement session has a busy year ahead with graduation and getting married.  The session took place on the very farm he grew up on. His down to earth nature and kind hearted ways seem to bring all the animals to him begging for some attention.