Is this the photo you want to be remembered by ?

One day someone will be looking for a photo of you. What will they find? Will they find your high school senior photo with the awesome hair cut which was so hip at the ti...
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Fine Art Portrait | Los Alamos

Paulina Gwaltney Photography Studio in Los Alamos just had it's first year anniversary! Yay! It was a very eventful year and a new challenge for me. I moved my business f...
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Branding and Headshots in Los Alamos

Do it yourself photography is highly accessible right now. Many professionals and small business owners choose this option over professional photography mostly, because o...
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Lifestyle Photoshoot

I met Sharon through my running club. During one of the runs she mention to me she is launching her lifestyle blog. I was so excited to hear it, since I love bloggers. Fo...
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One Portrait

This afternoon I was chatting with my "one portrait" client. Kayoko came to me with questions if I can photographer her family for just one image. She has existing wall g...
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cost of 5x7 print

When my clients ask me for 5x7 I know that they are not inquiring about size but they are trying to see if they can afford me OR they do not know any other size of the ph...
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Victorian Photoshoot

It was over a year ago when I got inspired to create something whimsical. I have this obsession of tulle and pastels. I had this project on side lines for so long. There...
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Portrait in Lace

There is nothing more beautiful than women in lace. This studio shoot was all about her beauty as a women, mom, spouse and professional. I am grateful I had opportunity t...
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Bridal Portrait

I met Noreen and Mark in North Carolina. They are such a sweet couple with amazing kids. At the time I was working on blending outdoor and studio photoshoot and I came wi...
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Victorian High School Senior Portrait

I designed this photoshoot with a vision of Victorian area. Romantic, whimsical, airy. Instead of hiring model I want to find very special high school senior girl and GIF...
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Professional Photography | Los Alamos

This is my living room. This empty wall kept teasing me for quite some time. I kept thinking what I would like to look at every single day. Each landscape is from differe...
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What to wear to the family portrait | Los Alamos

The question I get asked most after a portrait session is booked is "What should I wear?". As a follow up to consultation I create vision board like one above, and custom...
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High School Senior Dancer Portrait | Los Alamos

High school Senior portraits are so exciting to create. Photographing young adults is very rewarding. They are passionate and excited. There is nothing impossible for the...
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Can I print on my own? | Los Alamos | Photographer

I get asked quite few times "But can I print on my own?". And answers is YES you can....but....of course there is but. There is a such a thing as calibration. It is fancy...
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Viking | Photographer | Los Alamos

Viking Queen portrait is part of my ongoing empowerment women project. I believe that we are strong as men but we are not the same. We are unique to ourselves. As I watch...
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Welcome

I am a portrait artist servicing Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque New Mexico area. I am devoted to creating beautiful portraits and wall art for my clients. From​ the moment we meet until you receive your photographs your satisfaction is my top priority. In this blog I talk about why, how and what for of creative process. Beautiful portraits are not about camera but person who stands behind it. My photographs reflects my creativity and connection with my clients. Allow me to take you on journey of my inspirations.