Gillman Tunnels Maternity Pictures with the absolutely stunning Jennifer from Native Knitter, and her darling family was spectacular. The Gillman Tunnels in Jemez are spectacular so the shoot couldn’t be anything but! The tunnels themselves were part of the former Santa Fe Northwestern Railway through the canyon which was used to haul lumber from the Jemez Mountains, used in the early 1900s to haul lumber from the Jemez. The railway was eventually retired which allowed the tunnels to be converted into one of New Mexico’s most photogenic and interesting stretches of road. The tunnels are carved out of some of the reddest rock in New Mexico. The rock is craggy and geometric. As you walk along the road walls of red and brown jet straight up for hundreds of feet. On the other side is just as long a drop to a stream down below. With the intense blue of the New Mexico skys contrasting against the red rock its just spectacular… like I’ve already mentioned. LOL!
Jennifer is a local artesian. She merges her ancestral art with modern patterns to create beautiful knitted work. I started knitting as a teen and deeply appreciate Jennifer’s knitted pieces. For the shoot we used a recient piece she designed and worked up. The pattern and color choices looked wonderful with the Gillman Tunnels in the back ground. All the yummy earth tones for this maternity shoot made for the coolest pictures.
In a short while Jennifer will be expecting a little girl. The Gillman Tunnels was beautiful for her maternity/family pictures. Maternity shoots are so special with the rest of the family is included. Doing maternity pictures this way allows every member of the family to show their excitment. Welcoming a new baby into the world is monumental, and I am so grateful to have celebrated through family pictures with Jennifer and her family.
Hi there 🙂 I’m so glad you made it to the bottom of the page! Let me introduce myself. I’m Alison Hatch a photographer who loves to capture the authentic beauty that each relationship holds. I photograph families, weddings, newborn, maternity, and seniors. A little bit of everything means I’m never bored, LOL! Albuquerque is where I call home, but venture all over. If you want to talk more about your maternity pictures contact me and let’s do it!