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Frequently Asked Questions about Family Portraits

Why are family portraits such a big deal?
Family portraits represent one of life's most incredible treasures, family! Children grow up incredibly fast and time passes all too quickly. You will cherish mementos from this stage of your family's journey. Friends and relatives will love your wall art portraits in your home as well as the ones purchased for their homes for many years to come. So, these portraits are very important! Your professional photography session will generate images that everyone will be proud of for generations.


Why shoot your family portrait while you are on vacation?
You are surrounded by beautiful scenery, a casual and relaxed atmosphere, and you are away from your hectic, everyday schedule. On vacation the whole family is actually together and having a good time and enjoying the nature and fun environment. Can you think of a better time to take a family portrait?

What are your outdoor photo sessions like?
Our families enjoy casual, relaxed and enjoyable shoots at beautiful locations in NorthernNew Mexico's extraordinary scenery. A convenient, central meeting place and time are arranged and although sessions last from 1 to 1 1/2 hours, they seem to pass much faster because they are so much fun!Shooting very quickly, we capture many different images for your family's selection process.

What will my family portraits cost?
Family portrait sessions booked in advance. At the time of the booking, a session fee of $70.00 plus a proof deposit of $200.00 is collected. The deposit will be applied towards your purchase. Total payable at booking or before the session is $270.00 plus tax.


How canI get more info or book a session?
In Red River, come by our main street store, 316 East Main St. or give us a call at 575 754-6495.


Do you sell the digital images?
As a professional photography company, we mainly serve families that are interested in quality portraits that they can proudly display. We now offer digital files for $100.00 each in addition to your photo order of at least $600.



Why should I use Southern Exposure to do my portrait?
For over 30 years, we have operated a successful, professional photography company in the Enchanted Circle area. Our portfolio includes special events such as Motorcycle Rallies, Red River Ski Area Portraiture, RioGrande Whitewater Rafting, Family Portraits, Reunions, Weddings, SeniorPortraits and School Portraits.

Our in-house, high-speed processing lab and our great staff make special customer service easy!

Southern Exposure's owner and primary photographer Carl Brown has over 35 years of professional experience. As a resident of Taos County for over 30 years Carl knows the areawell and knows the best scenery to take the portrait photos. Carl is the father of eight children and loves spending time with his family in his off time.