Archive for November, 2013

The Durkee’s have had their portraits done before with other photographers over the years. They decided that THIS time they wanted something different. Something unique. I am honored they chose to come to me. What a great family!

Their oldest daughter is just beautiful and OH so easy to photograph!

We walked all over Portsmouth, to my favorite spots, however, I was able to give them a unique look by looking at things differently myself. This is Josh. He made my week with one sentence – “I wish my parents were as cool as you.” I made sure to tell my own kids when I got home just how cool a mom they have 🙂

Ella was just so sweet and fun! She ALWAYS had a smile on her face and made photographing this family all the more fun.

This is, obviously, on the new bridge (Memorial Bridge) but with a very different perspective than I usually shoot here. I love the painterly look the image has.

Ok, I know you all recognize this location. We came here last, just to be absolutely SURE we got a fantastic family portrait. What I love about this image is the interaction between father and son.

I really do feel it’s important to get a portrait of JUST the parents, alone. This is something that will be cherished for years to come by the children and, eventually, grandchildren.
Durkee family-I am so glad to have gotten to know you all! I really do have the best job in the world.

I just loved photographing these two brothers! Their mom wanted an urban, edgy feel to the portraits and we were both looking for something unique. Anyone recognize this location? The boys, a freshman in high school and a 7th grader, were super easy and fun to work with too! This is often a forgotten age when it comes to kids portraits, but it shouldn’t be!

Getting kids to smile, (I mean REALLY smile, not a camera smile) isn’t always easy. I try to talk with them about things they are interested in, get to know them a little bit. I don’t remember what Jordan and I were talking about but it got him to really smile. Maybe it was flying.

I do remember what Aiden and I were talking about that made him smile. If I remember correctly, I think it was girls. 🙂

Emerson at 6 months old! SUPER CUTE!! This seems to be the shot that mom’s in the Baby’s First Year program look forward to having done the most-the orange couch! There is something about this orange couch that just works. It’s timeless. It is important that the baby is able to sit on his or her own for the 6 months session.

This kid has SO MANY facial expressions. Her parents decided on a collage of three images to represent the “many sides of Emerson”. There were A LOT to choose from! None of them crying though-she is a very happy little girl 🙂

This new gray chair has proven a valuable addition to my studio. I use it for babies-high school seniors. Emerson looks beautiful in it with her fancy little dress!
For her next session, at one year old, she should be able to stand on her own. I can’t wait to see that, she is such a peanut!!