Fall Family Photography | 5 Tips for a Successful Portrait Session

Fall Family Photography | 5 Tips for a Successful Portrait Session


YOU (mom) need to mentally prepare…to HAVE FUN! Kids (and dads) may not always cooperate and that is ok – I HAVE YOU COVERED. If you are stressed, the kids will be stressed so just relax and have fun. Going with the flow will ensure that we have a blast and capture those amazing memories. Typically, men don’t enjoy the photo session, but a bad mood can spoil it for everyone. Emphasize how important these memories are to you. Dads are great at playing with the children and that’s what they should be prepared to do. It’s the same fun they always have, but just all dressed up. Once he sees the photos with his real smile and the smile that he can add to those sweet faces, he’s sure to fall in love.  Try This: Have him help you come up with some fun ideas for the session or choose the jokes for the kids. The more invested he is in the experience, the better.


When choosing a location it is important that you choose a place that your family will enjoy.  Whether that is an apple orchard, a park or your own backyard, it should be a place that means something to you as a family.  Some of my favorite locations for fall sessions are Wagon Hill in Durham, Vernon Family Farm in Newfields and Fort Foster in Kittery.  The beach makes for an amazing backdrop in the early fall since the crowds have left and the temperature is still warm but cool enough that you are not sweating in the photos.


Fall in New Hampshire can be very unpredictable.  One day it is 75 and warm and the next day there are morning flurries.  By dressing in layers, your family can be prepared for any changes in the weather.  Add a scarf, vest or jacket that coordinate to add pops of color to your wardrobe choices.   View the full What to Wear Guide.

#4 GIVE BREAKS & Ignore the kids (say what?!?!)

We play a LOT during my sessions and kids love it. We will warm up with some games and I promise to get those sweet smiles you are looking for. The key is to IGNORE THE CHILDREN. I know, it sounds crazy but when parents are looking down trying to get little Johnny to smile, they end up ruining the shot. Kids love this rule and when I say it – they tend to LOVE ME and I promise I will get them to look when needed. Have fun and enjoy your kids – even when something unexpected happens…do everything with a smile:).

#5 THINK AHEAD: How can you use these photos for presents?

Fall Portrait Sessions are a great way to get some of your holiday shopping done early.  Grandparents LOVE photos of their grandchildren and they make the perfect Christmas Gifts.  One great idea is to split up a wall gallery into one to hang in your own home, one for Grandma and one for Nana.   Get some ideas for gifts here.

We also offer a great assortment of custom designed Christmas Cards.

Have the leaves started to change and you are wondering if I have any dates open?  Contact me today and let’s get something on the calendar.

Holiday Sessions | NOW OPEN for NH Families

Holiday Sessions | NOW OPEN for NH Families



Saturday, November 10, 2018

Newfields, NH

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The holidays are fast approaching and what a better way to mark their occasion than some family photos in a Cherry Red 1950’s Chevy Truck!

This mini-session is the perfect opportunity to create family heirlooms to decorate your home AND get your holiday cards done. Book your mini-session today and let me help you plan the clothing and look for your family. (immediate family only up to 5 people – please no children under 1 year old)

Saturday, November 10th 9am – 3:30pm

Included with all collections:

  • 20 Minute Session

  • 25 Holiday Cards

  • Photo Ornament

Click the button below to view available spots, and to book yours.


What does this mean?

  • Exclusive first access to upcoming seasonal dates

  • Receive monthly tips and tricks on photographing your own children

  • Limited edition mini-session access before the general public

  • First look at new products and offerings from White Wave Photography

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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  • 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.


  • 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


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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.

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 jennie@whitewavephotographyne.com 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 jennie@whitewavephotgraphyne.com 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.