My unique and artistic approach to every project has allowed me to develop a signature style that is timeless, modern and dreamy. Whether it's a wedding, engagement, or a family session, I am dedicated to telling my client's story in a way that is authentic and beautiful. I love what I do, and I hope that my passion for photography is evident in every image that I create. 

My name is Lavel, and I am a professional photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I believe that a successful photography business is built on trust, a solid foundation of hard work, education, creativity, a unique artistic vision and lots of caffeine. With over ten years of experience in the industry, I have become a trusted name in the world of photography.

Okay, so I’m like really excited that you clicked on this page to get to know me!

I’ve been told I become someone else when I’m creating magic! Photography must bring the best out of me, because I’m doing something that I LOVE!

get to know lavel

Been married to the love of my life for 20 years, whom I met online.

There are only two people that call me my favorite word “mom”, I love you Amri & Aven!

I’m half Dominican and very proud of that.

I am a self-taught photographer.

I love to travel, especially to the Caribbean & Mexico.  I think it's important to take time to rejuvenate my soul!

I love to sit in my backyard and listen to my water fountain, it's so relaxing.

I love to go to a good local brewery with my husband and try out craft beer and food.

I play the keyboard and sing for my church.

I love Vikings football, even though our motto is "there's always next year".

I love to watch shark movies, murder mysteries and I’m a sucker for Lifetime movies.

fun facts about me

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Derek

We cannot emphasize enough how amazing our wedding photos are! Lavel is a phenomenal photographer who helped us beautifully capture the joy, laughter, and love at our wedding. It was abundantly clear from the beginning that Lavel has an excellent eye for arranging stunning photos, as well as a special talent for working with her subjects and bringing out everyone's best sides. I don't plan on getting married again, but if I did I would hire Lavel in a second.

"We cannot emphasize enough how amazing our wedding photos are!"

tanya

Lavel was fantastic to work with! She did a phenomenal job with our engagement shoot. She was super encouraging, which made us feel comfortable. She also gave detailed suggestions on how to pose, which made the experience so easy. We are obsessed with the photos she took! Definitely recommend!

"We are obsessed with the photos she took!"

tonya

Wow! Lavel has done 2 photo sessions with our family; one for our daughter’s senior pics and one of our family in the foothills. Both resulted in fabulous photos and fun experiences. These 2 sessions have been the best photo sessions we have ever had over our years. I highly recommend Lavel-she is talented at posing people and capturing the best-the best lighting, smiles, backgrounds.

"the best photo sessions we have ever had over our years."

marquette

It is such a pleasure to work with Lavel! She most recently captured our maternity photos, which felt a tad more vulnerable for me. She did an incredible job of making both my husband and I feel comfortable and ensuring we enjoyed the process. The photos turned out absolutely perfect. We will definitely be returning clients in the future!

"She did an incredible job of making both my husband and i feel comfortable."

allyson

"Lavel is amazing!!! Not only is she super nice but VERY talented! I’m the worst at posing and she knew exactly what to have me do. She catches the best candids too. Matt is also great!! Would give 10000 stars if I could. We have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful our photos turned out."

"We have gotten so many compliments oN how beautiful our photos turned out."