Picture New Mexico & The Southwest Photographer

Rio Rancho, NM

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How does your service stand out?

The market is full of new people with cameras promoting themselves as photographers that don't have the experience to properly handle the task. You can count on us for the right shot and to properly process the pictures afterwards to get the quality and type of images you had hoped for when contracting us for your event coverage. We carry backup equipment to further assure we are able to properly handle your project.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being able to meet and work with some great event organizers, club and venue managers, and great staff. Nothing better than working with people who are having a great time!


Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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10 Reviews
  • Nicole M. Nov 2, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
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  • Ben H. Nov 24, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Lew was a last-minute addition to our conference in New Mexico, and we're happy to have found him on such short notice. He is conscientious and professional, and his shots were exactly what we needed.
  • Carri L. Oct 1, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Everything met my expectations. Lew is easy and friendly and makes you feel relaxed and captures all kind of expressions. It was a positive experience and it was a job well done. Very personable and he made sure I received what I wanted and made it easy for me to place on my computer with a CD with explanation. I thought he was reasonable in his pricing also. Thanks, Lew! Great Job!. I am sure as I keep aging I will need new photos, so I have you in my personal directory to contact in need again. Carri
  • Amanda A. Sep 29, 2014
    On 9/27/2014, I met up with Lew for a Fitness shoot. As a first time model Lew made me feel comfortable and assisted me in improving different poses. he is knowledgeable in photography and is open to letting you try new things. I would recommend shooting with Lew to anyone interested in fitness modeling and glamor.
  • Stephanie G. May 8, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Lew was excellent to work with. His photos were crisp and exactly what we were looking for. He also was able to turnaround the photos to us the next day!
  • Meta H. Mar 12, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Photos were taken painlessly and professionally. The results are terrific.
  • Ruth H. Oct 23, 2013
    Wedding Photography
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    Joan and I were married on 10/20/2013. The wedding and reception was 3 hours long. Lew was so wonderful and easy to work with.I didn't know what should be photograghed and Lew made sure he covered everything. My photos are beautiful. My wedding was over at 5pm and most of my photos were posted on-line so we could view them that evening. My sister was so impressed with Lew that she wants him to be her daughter's photographer next year for her wedding.
  • Paige M. Aug 21, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I have not yet had a chance to work with him, but i look forward to working with him pretty soon. He seems very professional and knows what he is doing and gets his job done right. I hope to see that on the set with him.
  • Luc H. Jul 25, 2013
    Lew was hired to do a portrait session. He was very professional and did a fantastic job. He got me my proofs very quickly and I was very happy with the results. We now have lots and lots of photographs that we can send to family and friends.
  • Pam K. Jul 19, 2013
    Lew is very professional and pleasant to work with. Excellent coverage of our going away party/luncheon. Great pictures and excellent price for service rendered.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing photography projects is based on a number of variables that a person requesting a quote needs to consider. How far will the photographer have to travel to reach the site? How long do you want the photographer there to take pictures? Will your project require on-site studio lighting? Will the photographer need non-standard camera equipment to take a particular type of photo? Will your pictures require special post-processing due to unusual lighting or other non-standard shooting methods. If you are asking for prints to be included in the quote, how many prints and of what size will you want? The more specific you can be about where the shoot will take place, how long you need the photographer on site, and complete details on what you expect from the photographer will help insure you get an accurate quote.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most events are at night clubs or other venues that can be rented by groups to hold their events. A small number are at homes, but most are at bars and restaurants where the event holder can reserve space for their party or event. Downtown hotels are a favorite for the central location and parking. In addition to event photography, we can come to your location or do portrait shoots in our own professional studio.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask them about their level of experience, type of equipment they will use, if you know the difference, and when the pictures will be available. You should also ask about post processing the pictures which can take more time than the shoot itself.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We were originally based in Minnesota and operated as Photograph Events and 360 Minnesota. We moved the business to New Mexico and are operating as Southwest Photographer, Picture New Mexico and New Mexico Virtual Tours. We also operate out of Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada but will travel anywhere worldwide the job takes us.