It is SENIOR WEEK at Exeter High School here in New Hampshire and it is bitter sweet for me. I know so many of these kids graduation! Kylie was born just after I graduated from college and I was honored to be by her mother’s side the day she was born. I remember it like it was yesterday and now I am so excited to be there on the day that she graduates high school.
Kylie is such a great kid and local families here in Newfields, NH fight over her when we are looking for a babysitter. She is great with kids and is such a great role model. Her smile and giggle is infectious and it shows in all of her senior portraits.
We had a beautiful night at Great Island Common in New Castle last August. From start to finish, Kylie was beaming about her upcoming senior year and I can’t believe the end is already here. I cried the day that she was born and I am sure I will be a mess on Friday afternoon watching her graduate!
Thank you Kylie for making me an “auntie”. I am so proud of you and cannot wait to see where your journey takes you! Love you to the moon and back. XOXO, Auntie Jennie
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There are some days that I just want to get out and “play” with my camera. A few weeks ago, I grabbed my brother to be my assistant so that I could photograph my own children. Usually, this entails a LOT of bribery AND a few meltdowns…but this day was so fun and they did such a great job (minus one wardrobe meltdown). This goes down as the best session that I have ever had with my own kids.
I tried out some new tricks (red light/green light and “tackle your brother”) to help with make these 3 interact and it worked like a charm. They had so much fun playing games, finding flowers and running through the fields that they forgot we were having a photo session.
As a Children’s Photographer in Exeter, NH, I pride myself on making my family sessions a lot of fun. I know how stressful it can be to “get the shot” but I guarantee that if we start off playing, by the end of the session, kids are having so much fun that they don’t want it to end.
Raynes Farm in Exeter, NH is one of my favorite spots in the fall to photograph families. I love the big open fields, walking trails, great foliage AND the big red barn that kids just LOVE to play around.
This night was so special to me and my kids are still talking about it. I was lucky enough to jump into a quick shot that my brother took and I am in love with it. No, it isn’t a perfectly posed photo – it is real and I LOVE IT!
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I will never forget that day 16 years ago. It was a beautiful blue bird day with temperatures and not a cloud in the sky. It was also my second day of photography school at the Hallmark Institute of Photography. I had gone home to grab some lunch and when I arrived, I was greeted by the workers that were fixing my front porch – they were standing in the living room glued to the TV and as I turned to see what they were watching I saw the plane fly into the first tower (it was a replay of the mornings events but felt like I saw it unfold live). It was the worst image of my life and truly changed my life forever.
Back up 6 months earlier and you could find me on the stairs of the trade center eating my lunch. See, before I was accepted in the Hallmark Institute of Photography, I worked in customer service for a financial company in Boston. This job took me to New York City nearly once a week (my office was across from the trade center) and to California once a month (on American Flight 11 out of Boston).
On this faithful day in September, I realized that someone was watching out for me and I was so happy that I had chosen to follow my dream of becoming a photographer and enrolled in school. This day changed the world forever and I realized what an amazing gift photography was. Not only did these photos capture a moment in time forever but also for me the most amazing gift was to those children and family members of people who were lost that day. Photo albums and printed images of loved ones would be what people clung to in their time of sorrow.
Photography has always been a way to capture sentimental moments and I knew then, that I wanted to help people hold onto their memories for a lifetime. After graduating in 2002 I became a Family Photographer in New Hampshire and am now raising a family of my own while pursuing my lifelong dream of being behind the camera. THEY ARE MY WHY…AND YOU MY WHY! I became a photographer to preserve these memories forever and to put a smile on your face even in the most devastating times.
With everything going on in the world today, I wanted to share this very personal story with you and allow you to get to know me just a little bit more! These moments with my kiddos are so special to me.
If you are looking for a Family Photographer in New Hampshire, I would love to be a part of your family’s story. Let’s chat!
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.
His mom, Rebecca was kind enough to share his story with me:
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.
Eight years ago tonight I gave birth to the most precious 6lb. 10oz. boy and my dreams of becoming a mom came true. Conor Briggs came into the world just shy of midnight on March 21, 2009 and has been keeping us on our toes ever since. He is sweet, sassy, athletic and loving. His favorite things in life are sports (all sports), dancing and his little brother and baby sister.
This past summer, Conor BEGGED me to do a “football photo session” with him for his 7th birthday (which of course was 6 months prior). As a New Hampshire Children’s Photographer, I jumped at the chance. My kids HATE to have their photos taken by me but I blame myself for sticking the camera in their face every chance I get.
Finally, one night on our way home from getting ice cream, I pulled into Exeter High School to surprise Conor with his special photography session. He was super excited to visit the field where he would someday play football.
This was one of my favorite sessions ever and not just because it was with Conor, but because it truly captures something that he loves!
I just love this kid to the moon and back!
If you are looking for a NH Children’s Photographer to capture the true personality of your child, contact me today. I would love to tell their story.
My husband and I were married 8 years ago in July and in that time I have come to know and love the Ross Family. I first got to know them the week of my wedding, which in itself was a tough one for them with their beloved Mother and Wife passing away. But, in true Ross fashion, they marched on and partied like rock stars at our wedding reception!
Robert, the family patriarch and I shared a love of photography. I remember one visit to him at his home at Piper Shores in Scarborough, Maine, he showed me an amazing old camera he had and we talked for nearly 30 minutes about photography and the importance of capturing moments in time. He knew the importance of documenting life and I loved when he would show me old photographs.
“Uncle Bob” who turned 100 this past July, was so wonderful with my children and even with his health failing he took the time to pose for a few photos with them. I am so grateful for the last photo that they have with him. The lighting may not be the best and not all the kids are smiling but it is perfect because it captures 4 generations.
On July 16th, family and friends gathered at Piper Shores to celebrate this amazing milestone. Bob had lived his dream of living to 100 years old!!! I was so honored to be a part of his day and give him a big congratulatory squeeze.
Long time friends and family traveled near and far to celebrate with this gentle soul. The night was full of great stories from his children, grandchildren and family friends. It was truly amazing.
For those who know Bob – you know he likes to make speeches and have a good after dinner drink and this night did not disappoint! It was truly a fun night all around.
Sadly, on August 25, 2016, Robert Henry Ross, Jr. passed away at his home with his children by his side. This weekend we remember this amazing man and I look forward to being with family sharing stories.
Uncle Bob – you did it! You made it to 100!!! I will miss your smile. Love and smiles, Jennie