Born in Takoma Park, MD, Sam Covarrubias is driven by his passion for art and creativity. After several years of working in the private and public sector as a Graphic Designer in the Washington D.C. area, he relocated to Albuquerque in 2010. Inspired by the Southwest’s picturesque and inspiring scenery, Sam narrowed his focus and started pursuing what always captivated him most, photography. Today, Sam treks the cities of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho to provide quality real estate photography services.
I feel most at peace when I’m photographing. I enjoy the challenge of balancing light and composition to get that desired result. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I capture images that produce joy in others and/or help them achieve their goals.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done portraits, events, products and real estate photography. I always try to find the best light source possible to photograph my subjects and make them stand out. I also love to experiment with various angles until I find the one that I think tells the story best. I think patience is key to getting that special shot that will make it all worthwhile.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I've been recognized in a couple of religious New Mexico and Texas based magazines.
A fun fact about this photographer
I spent a year in Kenya teaching Spanish at an American-based boarding missionary high school. I wasn't a professional photographer at the time but the amazing photo opportunities there were endless. I hope that I can return there someday and put my photography knowledge to the test!