Megan, Las Cruces Maternity Session

January 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Megan has been planning her maternity/newborn photos even before she was pregnant :) 

I was so honored she chose me to be her photographer!! She set photos up early,  like in the first trimester (ha!)

 Her session date finally arrived and it was UGLY. Cold, rainy and gloomy. I typically LOVE me some backlit sunlight so I offered to reschedule, BUT pregnancies are tricky and we just couldn't coordinate a date before her due date/possible induction. We decided to just go for it! I brought an umbrella then trucked her and her hubby a little ways up 
"A" mountain. 

What a trooper!! cold, pregnant, in the rain.. and hiking!! 

We had tons of laughs, and as you can see her session came out perfect. The clouds acted as a giant soft box giving us just the  most amazing light making this red dress really pop. The drizzle "messed up" the hair she just had done but I LOVE this natural slightly messy/wavy look! 

Their baby boy recently made his arrival, we are waiting for him to get out of NICU for his newborn photo session. 

It is a very stressful time, going home and leaving baby in the hospital. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers <3 


































Lezley Alba photography is a Las Cruces based photograph specializing in newborn, family, and maternity photo sessions. To inquire about a session please click the info tab! 


Jesse & Kaityl Urban Couple Session

November 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Gimme allllll these wintery urban vibes!!!!

Virginia never seems to disappoint when it comes to finding cool little nooks and gorgeous open areas for photos! Every location I've seen is a photographer's dream come true. Downtown Winchester was perfect for this cute couple session-Those old brick walls, historic homes and snow on the ground!!! 

Aren't these two complete #couplegoals? Just look at them, They look like they are straight out of a magazine!! I had so much fun wandering around with them and love their photos SO much!!! 

here are a few of my favorites from their session, 























Urban Couples Session-

Lezley Alba photography is a portrait photographer serving Las Cruces and surrounding areas. For more information on a photo session please click the INFO tab above. 


Extended Family Session/State of Virginia Arboretum

November 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Loved working with this sweet family! The kids were so photogenic. We got lucky and was able to capture some beautiful fall leaves. 


This session was gift for Grandma!!! You can't go wrong with gifting memories that can be cherished forever!!! 

Here are a few of my favorites... 











Lezley Alba Photography Las Cruces Photographer specializing in family, newborn and maternity portraits. For more information on booking a session click INFO tab above. 


foliage, fort nite and fun, H. Boys/Family Photo Session

November 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Okay, so I may never love sweater wether and all things fall but I can get used to this view!!

I photographed these sweet boys when their family lived in Las Cruces. I sm so happy we were able to connect here in VA for a session. 

The timing could not have been more perfect!!  We shot right at the peak of fall foliage. All the trees were bursting with beautiful colors. 

The last images with the yellow trees are actually ginkgo trees, which were incredible to see and photograph.


Tweens and teens can be tricky to photograph. Ive found its best not to nag. Agree to let them shoot in some of their favorite things (fort nite shirts!!) and also have some fun. 

I am also not opposed to yelling out anatomically correct body part names (boys find this hysterical FYI)

Farting noises work well also.  HA! 

Thank you Hudson boys for all the laughs and for driving over for your session!! <3 










































Then we ended with some sweet dance moves :)

And just for fun, here is a throwback from years past. Look at those baby faces!!


Lezley Alba Photography is a Las Cruces Photographer specializing in family, newborn, and maternity portraits. Wedding and events also available. For information on a session with me click the info tab above. 



T Family/Front Royal Virginia

October 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This scenery! 

NOPE! This is not Las Cruces :) 

So the family and I are in Virginia for a few months... ( read about that here: VIRGINIA)

It was a bummer to leave during the photographer "busy" season, but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to 1. be with my husband (he travels frequently) 2. travel and sight see with the kids.  I was planning to take a photography break, but once I got here I was dying to photograph everything! All the green! All the trees! Ive never really experienced a true fall season and now that the leaves are changing colors I am literally in photographer heaven!!! 

I posted some images on Facebook offering sessions here and found that it really is a small world :) After some referrals and post sharing I met this amazing family and got to get behind the lens doing what I love! 

We met at the State of Virginia Arboretum. A popular place here for photo sessions. The arboretum is free and is like a big open park of trees, and flower gardens, and beautiful trails. It literally has every backdrop you can imagine! Although everyone says the foliage is not at its peak because of the massive amounts of rain and weird weather, I still saw some beautiful colors and foliage. I was nervous there was a 20-50% chance of rain and cloudy weather. I was bummed I wouldn't get any sunset with backlit lighting that I love... but the clouds parted and we got some much needed sunshine. 



I didn't get a chance to explore much before the session since it rained a ton a week prior, but I saw a pond on the map and mentioned it to them. The girls was REALLY wanted to explore.. since we scheduled early we had plenty of time and good lighting so we set off on a little hike (just what you want to do all dressed up for photos, right?! hahah!!) I got to know the Trujillos a little better and instantly fell in love with their humor and family dynamics. We ventured all over the park and got a TON of beautiful images with all sorts of different backdrops. 

Here's a peek at some of my favorites from this family photo session! 













































Lezley Alba is a Las Cruces Photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, family portraits 

to inquire about a photo session please click INFO tab above. 

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