HAPPY TRAILS BLOG

Monday, January 30, 2012

Barela Family...


I had the pleasure of photographing the Barela Family this past week and just had to post
a couple photos from the shoot.  It really shows when family really cares about each other.

This family has it!


This is Mom and Dad!  They look like they could be siblings of their kids!


I loved how these pillars just "fit" into the photo shoot. 


 Thanks for allowing me to save some moments in time for your family!

Blessings, Linda

Friday, January 20, 2012

Julie Figg and Goldseeker's Wish...ApHC 2011 Distance Riding Horse of the Year!


Congratulations to Julie Figg and 
Goldseeker's Wish (Gem)
for being named the ApHC Distance
Horse of the Year for 2011 !!!

We were privileged to photograph this team
at both the AHA National Competitive Trail
Ride Championships and the 2011
AERC National Championship 55 Mile Rides!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pets, Pets, Pets....













Pets Pets Pets!









I love to photograph dogs.
They have an intensity all
their own and their personalities
shine through every photo.



This month, I'll be donating a portion of the proceeds from pet
photos to Animal Village N.M.


   

      Call for your appointment now to capture your pets personality in a portrait session.
                              (575) 644-4613


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Memories...



What I know for sure today, is that
people can be in your life one day, and departed the next.

Photographs are such a treasure at a time like this and serve
as a reminder of why we are all connected to begin with. 

The love, the laughs, the experiences.  Coupled with the joy and sorrow that each
life bears while here on earth.  

If I had a magic spell that I could cast on each one of you reading this, it would
be to capture each moment, each memory possible.

Hire a professional photographer in your area, or simply snap a few candid
photos yourself.  It really doesn't matter how you get it done.

Just get it done....

Katie Clark (above photo) was a photographer herself.  She took advantage
of every opportunity to share her client's and family's special moments and documented them
in time...forever.  

Katie left us this week to go be with the Lord.  

We are so blessed to have these photos of her to remember the life so well lived.


To close, I'll borrow the scripture just sent to me by my daughter...

"The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him
and I am helped.  The Lord is the strength of His people"
Psalm 28:7-8

Sunday, January 1, 2012



Happy New Year!  

Welcome to 2012...I'm always trying to be the best I can be, and this year is no different. 

Thought I'd jot down and share some ideas I had for myself...just some things to think about ~ I believe we can all use a helping hand from time to time, especially now.

So, I've captioned these photos to remind myself of what I can do here in my own community...

Enjoy, and welcome to a clean slate ~ 2012.




 Look around.  See what you can do for someone else.  We're confronted with the needs of others every day.  This isn't hard and it doesn't always mean spending money.




Don't be skeptical or judgmental.  Everyone can use a hand now and then.
 Even the people who seem so strong.



Put your thinking cap on.  You can do this!


Hold out your hat for someone in need this year.
Help collect for their family or your favorite charity...



Avoid negativity....don't even look at it!



Stop and listen to someone else.  They may just have the insight you needed!

  What gifts do you have to offer?  Something specific to your talents!

Be yourself!



In keeping with these thoughts, here are a couple of charities I'll be donating to this year. 
You choose your own, or perhaps consider adding these to your list.  Both are organizations
trying to make this a better place...one day at a time.


The Mandala Center -  Northern New Mexico...
They offer a variety of workshops for individuals and groups seeking time and study for spiritual growth, personal and professional development, health and wellness, and creative outlet.
Check them out here:
  Mandala Center



Animal Village N.M. - Alamogordo, NM
A no-kill animal shelter dedicated to saving lives.
Check them out here:  Animal Village NM


Happy New Year!  Make it a great one!

Blessings, Linda