Monday, February 1, 2016

Northern NM

Over the weekend I explored a small nugget of northern New Mexico. Thank you Julia for modeling for me on this fun adventure!

With the image below I tried a new technique. I wanted a daytime photo to appear as if it was taken at night. To do this you must underexpose the frame and add a pop of flash. After finding the correct settings, this was the image that came out. 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Favorite Photo Shoot of 2015

On the last day of the year I had a wonderful photo shoot with Loesa. She is a creative sort and was fun to photograph and open to many ideas! We discovered a few new locations for shots and highlighted some of her artwork.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wedding at the Railyards

I had a wonderful opportunity to photograph a wedding at the Albuquerque Railyards during fall. Every detail had a wonderful backstory and was inspirational. In my book, it was trendy and can inspire so many for others to be artistic. Below are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Anniversary Portraits

Portraits are a memorable step in a relationship for couples. It marks a moment unique in time, with an image to look back upon. In the case of the Davis', they can look back at their one-year anniversary and remember their first year of marriage together. Many years down the road they can remember how they looked and acted when they were young in their lives together. I had the wonderful honor of documenting these moments of two people in love. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Petrified Forest National Monument

The Petrified Forest National Monument is a wonderful place to visit! It was so great that I went twice in one week. It is reminiscent of the Badlands, but with views you drive through and appreciate immediately.

It is illegal to collect petrified wood and rocks here, so please everything in the moment or take photos to make them last!

©Vanessa Sanchez

©Vanessa Sanchez

©Vanessa Sanchez

©Vanessa Sanchez

Monday, October 19, 2015

Matador Fight in Madrid

Quick Update:
This has a been a wild, fun & busy year! During summer I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time in Europe. In my motherland I photographed a matador fight. I will post more photos of Europe and other shoots that I've done!

 Bullfight in Madrid:
 The images below are from a bullfight from the late summer of 2015 at the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas in Madrid. This is considered the home of bullfighting.

This was my first matador fight, and it was quite different that I had expected. There was matador fighting a bull, but there were also other fighters that helped wear down the bull before the matador was one-on-one with the bull. This disappointed me because it would be more impressive to see one man versus one bull. I understand that it would be more dangerous and more traumatic to see the man die, but I think the art of fighting a bull would be more monumental. Goodness, either way I would not want to be in the same ring as that bull. It would take a lot of courage, confidence and skill to fight the bull.

After watching the fight I also gained much more respect for the bull as an animal. It is resilient, forceful and strong. It won't take what you're shoving at it and is a clear image of the common phrase, "No Bull." It was quite an experience to be engulfed and it does leave saddened that the bull does die at the end.

I hope you gain more insight through the images below, but please take note that some are more graphic.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Beautiful Baby

Last month I had the opportunity to photograph my friend's son. This was a great experience and taught be about photographing a new born. Below are my favorite images of the shoot.