Your Guide to a Thoughtful and Personal Gift this Year!

Your Guide to a Thoughtful and Personal Gift this Year!

I have a good feeling that this 2020 holiday season will be the most magical yet! As I write this post, I’m gearing up for my Red Truck Holiday Sessions this weekend, making my personal holiday gift list (and checking it twice), and promoting my Black Friday Specials

Actually, I’m already seeing how magical this holiday season will be because folks are purchasing truly thoughtful and personal gifts this year! Best yet? I love seeing how many family and friends are shopping LOCAL this year. 

Today, I wanted to share 3 ideas for a personal and loving gift with your portraits and I highlight my 5 favorite local shops with some gift ideas for you. 

Check ‘em out! 

Three Thoughtful Portrait Gift Ideas 

  1. The Torn Edge Solo & Trio Framed Prints

This is a client favorite! Start with your image, combine it with beautiful fine art watercolor paper with hand-torn edges, and complete it with float framing! This product comes complete with the fine art torn edge print, floated-print feature, double mat, and glass – printed, framed, and ready to hang right away. The featured image above shows you what the trio framed print looks like! You can look at my Art Products page for other great ideas.  

  1. Session Gift Certificate 

Give the gift that will last a lifetime by giving your loved one a gift certificate towards a photography session or product! Depending on what you’d like to do, you could purchase a gift certificate to cover a portion of the session and product or the full session.

Who Would Love This?

  • Newly expecting mama for her birth or newborn session
  • Grandparents who would love a professional family portrait 
  • Your partner 

Even better!? I have amazing Black Friday Specials all this month, so you can give even more to your loved one and book your own portrait session for a great price. I have special deals on my mini sessions, portraits, newborns, and even birth photography. Click here to get the details and to book.

  1. Gift Prints 

These are perfect for your loved ones who would cherish a professional photo of your family! Gift prints are printed on the finest archival paper and mounted on a matte board. The beauty of these prints is that they will stand the test of time and last for many years! 

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5 Gift Ideas From Local Businesses 

Small Business Saturday is November 28th! Below some of my favorite local businesses to support and with a great gift for anyone on your list. 

  1. Vernon Family Farm | Newfields, NH) 

This awesome farm store is open daily, year-round. They offer products sourced from over 30 local farms and small businesses! You can purchase a CSA gift card for the 2021 season for your loved one. How cool is that?

Visit their website

  1. Forest + Ash | Exeter, NH

The  F+A Shop has an incredible selection of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind pieces sourced from trusted vendors! They have furniture, accessories, art, kitchenware, and more! Their online store has lots of great gift ideas.

Visit their website 

  1. Puddlejumpers | Exeter, NH 

Looking for a great gift for a child in your life? Puddlejumpers has clothes, toys, and accessories. There’s something for every personality here! The friendly staff can help you find the right gift for your children, nieces and nephews, or grandchildren. 

Visit their website

  1. Relief Parenting & Respite Center | Hampton, NH

This incredible organization provides comprehensive care and supports parents through each stage of parenting. They offer relevant classes for today’s parents, playgroups for babies, childcare on-site for when parents access practitioners located in-house, rooms to rest in, and so much more. Visit their website to learn more. 

Visit their website 

  1. Trends Gift Gallery | Exeter, NH 

If you haven’t been to this shop, it’s a must! Meet Exeter’s Premiere Gift Shop for 35 years! A gift for everyone on your list from children to grandparents. Great prices and super friendly customer service.

Visit their Facebook Page

There are so many other amazing local businesses to support in our area. These are just my top 5 favorites. Where’s your favorite local place to shop?

New Hampshire Family Photograper| Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Photography Sale !

New Hampshire Family Photograper| Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Photography Sale !

It’s here!  The turkey has been eaten, families have gathered and now it is time to shop.  I don’t know about you but I HATE waiting in lines at the store on Black Friday (or any other day of the year for that matter).  This year, I want to help you make your Black Friday shopping simple!

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This year, there have been a lot of changes to White Wave Photography and the new experience has been getting rave reviews.  If you have not had a chance to book a session this year, I invite you to join the fun and book for 2017!  I have lots of new products to share with you and I would be honored to photograph your family in the upcoming year.  With that being said, I have some GREAT DEALS for this Holiday Shopping Season.  Now through midnight on Saturday , November 26th you can save big:

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Gift Cards – Buy One Get One Free*

When you purchase a gift card for a friend or family member you will receive one of equal value FREE!  Email me today at to purchase your gift cards.

*Not valid on orders that have already been placed or sessions previously booked.

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25% OFF All Prints & Products

  • Greeting Cards
  • Prints
  • Canvases
  • Bamboo Standouts
  • Framed Collages
  • Signature Albums
  • Signature Books
  • Custom Image Boxes
  • Mini Accordion Books

View the full list of products and place your order here.



(Only 5 Sessions Available)

  • One-Hour Session Fee
  • DVD Slideshow
  • All High Resolution Digital Files with Print Release

ONLY $500 (Valued at $1325)

*Payment must be paid in full by November 27th but session date and time can be confirmed at a later date.

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If you or someone you know is looking for a New Hampshire Family Photographer, I am now booking for 2017.  Please contact me today!

New Hampshire Holiday Mini Sessions | Limited Edition Holiday Sessions Available Now

New Hampshire Holiday Mini Sessions | Limited Edition Holiday Sessions Available Now

Fall is officially here and you know what that means…the Holidays are right around the corner.  This means it is time to start thinking about gifts, Holiday Cards and decorating for Christmas.  I know, I know it seems like summer was just here but we all know how fast that “white stuff” comes once the weather turns cold.

This year, I wanted to get my New Hampshire Holiday Mini Sessions announced nice an early this year to help you all plan for the upcoming season. This is something you can check off your list!

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This year, I was lucky enough to score access to a Red 1953 Chevy Pickup truck courtesy of Tom Conner at Squamscot Beverages.  He is not only letting me use his truck for Holiday portraits but is allowing me to shoot in the fields behind the bottling company!

Here are the details:


  • Friday, November 11th (1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm and 3:45pm)
  • Saturday, November 12th (1:30pm – SOLD OUT, 2:15pm – SOLD OUT, 3:00pm and 3:45pm – SOLD OUT)
  • Rain date is Sunday, November 13th


Fields behind Squamscot Beverages, Newfields, NH


To book your session email me at and be sure to include your top 2 choices for time and I will get back to you with a confirmation along with additional booking information.  Please also include which collection you would like.  I will have samples of the products at your session and you can upgrade at any time.
NOTE: These sessions are 30 minutes in length and are for up to 5 people.  Please no children under 6 months of age.

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Full payment is due at the time of booking and can be upgraded at anytime.  If mini-session is cancelled or rescheduled by client payment is not transferable.  Times are not held and sessions are not confirmed until payment is received.

Don’t forget that 10% of all session fees and sales (including mini-sessions) for the month of September will be donated to the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Learn more here.

Siblings – NH Children’s Photography

Siblings – NH Children’s Photography

Carrie contacted me in early November to photograph her 3 little ones and I was so excited to meet them.  Their MIMI had given her a gift certificate and she was dying to use it.  We spent the afternoon just playing around the house and snapping away.  Lots of running, jumping on the bed and sliding on the wood floors.  It was a very crazy afternoon and I loved every minute of it.  These kids are ADORABLE:).  They have welcomed their new little brother into the house with open arms and were eager to take a photo with him.  I can’t wait to watch these 3 grow up.