Each year I photograph a handful of high school seniors in the fall and I LOVE when they ask me to go somewhere that is special to them. During our consultation, Annie had requested something with lots of color and when I suggested that we go to Odiorne State Park, she knew it would be the perfect place. Growing up on the Seacoast of NH, she spent a lot of time at Odiorne State Park playing on the playground (mom even teared up during our session remembering her little girl on the monkey bars as a kid). Now all grown up, Annie was a BLAST to photograph!
Annie and I were chatting away while jumping over rock walls and crouching down in the gorgeous fields near the beach and I asked her what her favorite feature was…she said her eyes. I could not agree more. When I saw this image in the back of my camera I squealed (EEK). Those EYES are amazing!
EVEN IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY JUST POP!!!
As the sun started to set, we hit the beach and caught that gorgeous golden hour light I was waiting for. Annie shared with me that she is taking a photography class this year and I just had to get all “photography nerd” on her:). We talked about different gear, lighting, and posing.
As a Seacoast NH Senior Photographer, I spend a lot of time at the beach but I am a sucker for great foliage. This field of yellow flowers just off the beach drew me in and made for a perfect end to our beach session in Rye.
Calling the Class of 2018!
If you or someone you know is interested in being a Senior Representative for the Class of 2018 please contact me today.
Fall is my favorite time of year and I am so excited to begin this busy time of year with all of you! I love the warm days and cool nights, the jeans with a great sweater and the beautiful fall colors. This year, I have been lucky enough to team up with Vernon Family Farm in Newfields, NH and they have offered to let me host my fall mini-sessions here! It is such an amazing little farm and completely family friendly. I have already enjoyed two photo sessions there this summer and am looking forward to more.
Here are the details:
When: Saturday, October 1st (rain date is October 2nd) Where: Vernon Family Farm, Newfields, NH How: To book your session email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. NOTE: These sessions are 30 minutes in length and are for up to 5 people. Please no children under 6 months of age.
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.
I first met the Silvani family when our older children were in Kindergarten together. Jacqui and I hit it off right away, exchanged email addresses and began to plan a summer of play dates with the kids. The week of Kindergarten graduation came and I had reached out a couple of times with no response from Jacqui. Finally, the day of graduation came and I asked one of the other mother’s where she was and was told about her youngest son Joe Joe.
In mid-June of 2015, Joe was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer. My heart was broken for this family who I had just met. Little Joe Joe was only 2 years old when he was diagnosed and has been a fighter since day one. He has endured multiple rounds of chemo and radiation. In November, Joe had his first clear scan, which means there was“no evidence of disease”.
In most cases this means that a cancer patient is at the end of a long road of treatment but Neuroblastoma is a crappy cancer that likes to sneak around and hide in places. The chemo treatments are designed to kill all the cells that can be found on a scan– which his did, which is great. But there are still places the cancer could be, or develop, that the doctors can’t see right now. This is why he has a comprehensive treatment plan that will continue, even though his scan is clear.
Joe is currently undergoing antibody treatments at Children’s Hospital and next week will be there once again for the entire week. Before he headed down to Boston, we wanted to sneak in a little 4-year-old photo shoot!!! We met at Vernon Family Farm here in Newfields, NH for an afternoon of jumping on hay bales and checking out the pigs.
I have watched this family go through this awful time in their lives with grace, laughter and love. I am truly honored to be a part of their “village” and would do anything for them. When I learned that only 4% of all research funding goes to pediatric cancer, I knew I had to do something.
This past Friday night, I was looking for a fun event to take my family to and thought I would check out Vernon Family Farm right here in Newfields, NH. I have been following their Facebook page for a while now and a bunch of my friends had raved about how much fun it was so I loaded up the car and we headed to the monthly Fire and Ice event.
We had so much fun wandering around the farm, feeding the pigs, checking out the new baby chicks and going for a hay ride through the field. The lower field is full of awesome hay bales that make for a fun frisbee golf disc course. My little farmer, Reilly (pictured below), had a ball and didn’t want to leave.
Save the Date for Fire and Ice, September 16th, Friday, 4pm-7pm at Vernon Family Farm! It was truly a fun night for the whole family.
Jeremiah and Nicole who are the owners of Vernon Family Farm have extended the offer for White Wave Photography to hold fall sessions at the farm. If you are looking for a NH Family Photographer to capture your family this fall, please contact me today. I would love to introduce you to this gem in the small town of Newfields, NH.
It is that time of year again when everyone is getting ready for the kids to go back to school and summer vacation is coming to a close. As a NH Family Photographer, this is the time of year when I start planning my coveted fall sessions.
Fall is a great time of year to update your family photos. These photos are great to refresh your walls with, create holiday cards or just document how much your family is growing. Some of my favorite locations for fall photos are right around the corner. Wagon Hill in Durham is great for walking trails and Great Bay is right there; Swasey Parkway in Exeter (pictured here) is great when the trees have started to drop their leaves; and Raynes Farm in Exeter has an amazing old red barn and beautiful fields that make the perfect backdrop for your family photo.
Each year my fall weekends fill up really quickly and this year I am offering my VIP’s the first opportunities to book these weekends. I will be opening up my full list of fall sessions on Friday, August 19th. To gain exclusive access to these dates before the general public, please sign up to be a part of my VIP list. I look forward to meeting new faces this fall as well as seeing some of my favorites who are growing up all too quickly!