Birth Photography at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital |  Quick Arrival after a Long Journey

Birth Photography at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital | Quick Arrival after a Long Journey

I first met Ashley and Matt in the beginning of their third trimester and we hit is off right away.  Their sense of humor and our personalities clicked right away.  Birth Photography at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is on the rise and I was so happy when they chose me to document the birth of their first child.  I knew that it was going to be a great experience and the nurses, midwives and hospital staff were amazing to work with and were SO amazing in helping Ashley have the natural birth that she wanted.

After 5 years of infertility struggles, Ashley and Matt were over the moon to be expecting their first son on Thanksgiving Day.  During their maternity photo session there was lots of joking and laugher about what it would be like in the delivery room and I knew that Matt was going to make this birth HYSTERICAL!  I wasn’t wrong.

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Thanksgiving came and went and no baby.  After a few false alarms, I finally got the call from daddy to be, Matt at 4:45am on December 3rd saying they were headed to the hospital.  He was the best at keeping me posted as her labor progressed and around 9am I jumped in the car and headed to Dover.

When I arrived, it was quiet and dark and Ashley was breathing quietly through her contractions while her midwife and Matt were reassuring her that she could do it through every contraction.  “You got this babe” was whispered through each contraction followed by a funny remark once they had subsided.  Matt was one of those dads who was fully involved and knew EXACTLY how to help his wife get through to meeting their son.  Humor was very much a part of their birth plan :).

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Over the next hour or so we all held space while Ashley moved from the bed, to the birthing ball and back again.  I was in awe of her as she labored quietly with so much strength.  She whispered to her nurse “I don’t think I can do this anymore” and just then we heard a pop (yes a pop) and her water broke.  Her body knew just what to do and she instinctively started pushing.

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With just a few quick pushes, Baby Samuel entered the world just in time for us all to watch the Patriots Game (mom is a big fan).

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This beautiful morning birth was one of my favorites because I got to capture the emotion of other family members meeting Baby Samuel for the first time.  Birth is emotional for all of those involved and I can’t lie…I shed a tear every now and then.  Birth is Beatuiful!

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One of my favorite parts of birth photography is capturing all of those little details during a baby’s first exam.  The weight, the length, those little features…all the details for mom to cherish forever.

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And then there were 3!

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Thank you to Ashely and Matt for allowing me to capture their beautiful birth story!  I am already looking forward to the next one:).

If you are interested in learning more about Birth Photography, I would love to schedule a time to chat.  Contact me today to set up a FREE 15-Minute Phone Consultation.



Family Photographer in NH | Apple Blossom Sessions 2018

Family Photographer in NH | Apple Blossom Sessions 2018

As a family photographer in NH I long for the first signs of spring.  The winters are long here in Newfields, NH and I love to get outside and photograph my kids connecting, playing in fields and just enjoying each other in the warm sunshine.  Spring is right around the corner and it has me planning for my upcoming spring photography sessions.

Last year was the first year that I photographed the apple blossoms and I fell in love!!!  There is such a short window of time that these trees are in bloom but man they are gorgeous.  This year, I will be offering very limited sessions in early May at a local apple orchard and will be announcing the dates and location later this month.  These sessions are great for maternity, children over the age of 1 and families.

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If you are interested in learning more or want to lock in your spot for these Limited Edition Mini Sessions there are 3 ways to learn more:

  1. Sign up for my newsletter below- dates will be announced in my March Newsletter and my VIP’s will get first dibs!
  2. Follow my NEW facebook group – MAKING MEMORIES WITH WHITE WAVE PHOTOGRAPHY – where we have a bunch of fun dishing about our kids
  3. Follow me on Instagram where I will announce these dates



NH Family Photography | Holiday Limited Edition Mini Sessions

NH Family Photography | Holiday Limited Edition Mini Sessions

The leaves are changing and there are only 11 weeks until Christmas!  Yes, I said Christmas.  Even with the weather highs into the 70’s I am preparing for the crazy Holiday Season and this year I am offering 2 days of Holiday Limited Edition Mini Sessions.

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When you hear the phrase “mini sessions” you probably think, “ok great, I will get a USB with all of my images, then I have to make cards and print everything out – UGH, what a process”.  Well, I have news for you…these sessions are anything but “mini” and I have created some great collections that include Holiday Cards, gifts for grandma and a fun holiday video for your to share with your virtual Friends and Family!  I have even included a beautiful ornament that can be hung up on the tree or displayed on a shelf.  Let me help you plan your Family’s Holiday Session today.

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HOW IT WORKS:

STEP ONE – CHOOSE YOUR SESSION TYPE:

  • Red Truck Holiday Session – These sessions will be held outdoors and are for families (up to 5 people) with children over the age of 1 year.
  • Holiday PJ Session – These session are will be held in my home in Newfields, NH and are for children only (up to 3) under the age of 5.

STEP TWO – CHOOSE YOUR TIME

  • Red Truck Holiday Sessions – Saturday, November 11th (Rain Date 11/12)
    • 1:30pm
    • 2:00pm
    • 2:30pm
    • 3:00pm
    • 3:30pm
    • 4:00pm
  • Holiday PJ Session – Friday, November 10th (There is NO SCHOOL for SAU 16 this day)
    • 9:00am
    • 9:30am
    • 10:00am
    • 10:30am
    • 11:00am
    • 11:30am
    • 12:00pm

STEP 3 – CHOOSE YOUR COLLECTION:

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

Full Service Newborn & Family Photographer | New Product – Heritage Woods

Full Service Newborn & Family Photographer | New Product – Heritage Woods

As a Full Service Newborn & Family Photographer here in New Hampshire, I am always looking for  great products to offer my clients.  Over the past few months, I have been seeing prints on wood as the latest thing and last month I ordered a few samples AND AM IN LOVE!

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What is a Heritage Wood Print?

A traditional wood print is a print transfer process that allows some of the natural color and grain to show slightly through the image, Heritage Woods prints are a Fine Art Paper Mounted directly to 3/4” wood with hand sanded corners.  No wood color or grain shows through these prints so you get the look of a wood print with true color and clarity in the printed image.

What are the options?

Heritage Woods are now available in Wall Clusters, Accordions or Single Prints to display.  These are the perfect product for both families and newborns.

  • Heritage Wood Wall Clusters

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  • Heritage Wood Accordions

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  • Heritage Wood Prints (8×10, 11×14, 12×18)

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If you are interested in learning more about all of the different products available from White Wave Photography sign up below to receive my FREE CLIENT GUIDE or contact me today to set up a FREE Phone Consultation to discuss booking a Newborn or Family Photography Session.



NH Family Lifestyle Photographer | Fall Beach Sessions

NH Family Lifestyle Photographer | Fall Beach Sessions

When people think of fall in New Hampshire, they think beautiful fall foliage, apple picking and cooler temperatures.  As much as I LOVE the fall colors, the beach is still where my heart sings.  Fall Beach Sessions are so much fun!  There are no crowds, the temperature is lower, the humidity is usually super low (which makes for a great hair day) AND the sunsets are to die for!

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As a NH Family Lifestyle Photographer, I love having fun with my clients playing on the beach.  We jump waves, we play with trucks in the sand and do lots of twirling in those pretty little girl dresses.  Last year, I had the pleasure of photographing the Peters Family and we had a blast!  I love incorporating video in family sessions and these two kiddos hammed it up for me!

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You can watch their full session here:

This year I have 6 DATES available for Fall Beach Sessions:

  • September 10th at 6pm
  • September 15th at 5:30pm
  • September 17th at 5:30pm
  • September 22nd at 5:30pm
  • September 23rd at 5:30pm
  • September 24th at 5:30pm

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Some of my favorite locations for Beach Photography Sessions are:

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If you are looking for a NH Family Photographer to book your Fall Beach Session CONTACT ME today to set up a FREE Phone Consultation.  Also, sign up below to receive your FREE CLIENT GUIDE and learn about the full service experience that White Wave Photography has to offer.



New Hampshire Lifestyle Photographer | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

New Hampshire Lifestyle Photographer | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and once again this year White Wave Photography will be donating 10% of ALL SESSION FEES AND SALES booked in the month of September to childhood cancer research!  Last year, I told you all about my little buddy Super Joe, who was fighting Neuroblastoma and I am happy to report that he has KICKED CANCER and started Kindergarten this fall!!!  He could not have done it without the help of donations made to the  Jimmy Find Clinic and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Last year we raised over $400 to help fight this horrible disease.  Let’s do it again!

Working as a New Hampshire Lifestyle Photographer, I meet so many different children each year and it breaks my heart when I see a little person struggling with a disease that is far too complicated for them to understand.  This year, I had the great pleasure of meeting and photographing JACK JACK.  This little guy is just 4 months younger than my Charlianne and they are actually in the same class at daycare.

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His mom, Rebecca was kind enough to share his story with me:

“Last February Jack had a cold that lasted a month, just like any other kid in daycare during cold season. After he started limping and got a rash we took him to the pediatrician. We learned the rash was petechiae, a type a bruising, and that Jack had Leukemia. We rushed out to Dartmouth Hitchcock a half hour later. Jack was admitted and had his first chemo treatment immediately. The first two days were spent getting tests, having a central line surgically placed, and learning what kind of cancer Jack was facing (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Jack spent a month in the PICU receiving the first phase of treatment and battling an aggressive staph infection in his central line. By the time he was discharged Jack had stopped speaking and walking. While he has recovered from some of his initial set backs and achieved remission, Jack will be in treatment for the next two and a half years. He will enduring chemo infusions, steroids, bone marrow biopsies, and spinal injections; all the while smiling, counting trucks passing the house, and worshipping Elmo and baseball. He’s the strongest guy I know.”

— Rebecca, SUPER MOM

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This little guy has the most contagious smile and I had so much fun playing catch with him in the backyard of their Newfields, NH home.  In his Red, Sox hat and favorite rain boots, we had a great day in the early spring sunshine.

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If you are looking for a NH Family Photographer, please contact me today about booking a session and let’s help find a cure for this terrible disease.  To donate directly to the Jimmy Find Clinic and Dana Farber Cancer Institute please CLICK HERE.

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