All of our mini-sessions come with 20 minutes of shooting time and 20 + images uploaded to an online gallery.  All images are hand edited by Lavel with our signature style.  You will have access to our professional printing labs for all prints, canvases books and albums..


our mini sessions are one of the most anticipated times of the year for us. we can't wait to see you all this fall!

This location is 22 miles west of Bernalillo and requires 15 minutes of walking to and from the shooting site.  
No parking fee

This location is set along the bosque with colorful fall foliage and requires very little walking.
No parking fee

This location is set in the Albuquerque foothills with mountain, trees and open sky views.  There is very little walking. 
Parking fee of $2  

This location is set along the river with colorful fall foliage and requires very little walking.
No parking fee

This location is located in the Sandia Mountains at one of the picnic grounds.  
Parking fee is $3

Book the Bosque

Book The Foothills

Sold out

september 1

october 23

november 10

october 27

Book Sandia Mountains

october 17


dates & times

I am all about capturing authentic connections. This includes getting you interacting and focusing on those in-between moments, all while having fun together, that’s where the magic happens.

What is your photography style?

 Sessions are done at golden hour, 45 minutes before sunset or sunrise.

What time of day do you shoot?

That’s okay! Kids are kids. I use fun prompts, and act silly to lighten the mood which in turn gets them to relax. Remember we’re capturing natural moments.

What if my kids are having tough moments?

At a location in or around the Albuquerque area, mountains, foothills, bosque, etc. 

Where will my session take place?

You can book directly on our website under our “booking” tab. I will send you an invoice and contract. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking and your final payment is due 4 days before your session.

How do I book and pay?

Rescheduling is always an option for you.


I have a 4-7 day turnaround time. Once your gallery is ready, you will receive a link to access your images through your online gallery.

How long until I receive my gallery?

Prints, albums and other products can be purchased through the online gallery store. 

Can I buy prints and albums from you?

Lavel shoots most of the lifestyle sessions. In some cases (during the busy season), you can possibly have one of Lavel's associate shooters with the same style and professional camera gear.

Who will be my photographer?

frequently asked questions


"I chose Lavel Marie Photography for my daughters senior pictures, and I couldn’t be more obsessed with how they came out! Lavel made the entire session fun for my daughter and made her feel so comfortable. Will be using Lavel again in the future!"

"lavel made the entire session fun for my daughter and made her feel so comfortable."


"Lavel is a truly a gifted and talented photographer. I recommend her 100%. She photographed my husband and I for our 5th Wedding Anniversary...She was friendly, professional, and gave wonderful direction throughout the shoot. We had a lot of fun. Her turnaround time on the photos was amazingly fast. Thank you Lavel for helping us document this special milestone in our relationship and lives together. We LOVE our photographs! They were all so gorgeous!"

"she was friendly, professional and gave wonderful direction."


"We recently had our engagement session with Lavel and Matt and they were both amazing to work with! My fiancé and I were a bit nervous at the start, but Lavel made us feel so comfortable and we ended up having a blast! Lavel has made this process so easy and enjoyable and I can not wait for the wedding!!"

"lavel made us feel so comfortable and we ended up having a blast!"


"Lavel is incredible! She is truly the best of the best in the photography industry. She communicates very well, is professional, extremely talented, and wonderful to work with! She’s taken our family photos as well as my daughter’s Senior photos. Lavel always goes above and beyond our expectations. She is very quick to send a “sneak peek” of the photos after the session as well as a quick turnaround time in receiving the full gallery of gorgeous photos. She makes taking pictures a fun and enjoyable experience. I HIGHLY recommend her for all of your photography needs, you won’t be disappointed."

"she makes taking pictures a fun and enjoyable experience."