Seacoast NH Senior Photographer | Oyster River High School Class of 2017 – Annie

Seacoast NH Senior Photographer | Oyster River High School Class of 2017 – Annie

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!

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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!

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EVEN IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY JUST POP!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.



Winnacunnet Senior Photographer | Kayley – Class of 2017

Winnacunnet Senior Photographer | Kayley – Class of 2017

I absolutely LOVE fields.  I love to photograph them, walk in them and I love how the colors change each season.  When Kayley contacted me about doing her Senior Photos and asked if I knew of any places where we could do photos in a field, I knew we were a match made in heaven.

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As a Winnacunnet Senior Photographer, I am always on the lookout for new locations.  This summer, I spent a lot of time scoping out new locations for the Class of 2017!

Newfields, NH has the most amazing fields and farms so I had Kayley and her mom meet me at my house so we could “field hop” around the local places that I knew and loved.  We started right up the road from my house where the flowers were still in bloom and the lighting was perfect.

Once we started shooting – she informed me that she was taking photography in school – EEK!  I am such a photo nerd that I needed to give her tips and tricks as we were shooting.

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Next we moved on to the fields behind Squamscot Beverages.  I have spent SO much time wandering these fields that I knew the we would get some great shots and Kayley did not disappoint.

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I am in love with the soft warmth of these images and how the light makes Kayley’s eyes POP!

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Our final field of the night was one of my favorites.  Vernon Family Farm has become my home away from home this summer and fall.  I just LOVE hanging out there and love sharing this great farm with me clients.

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As the sun went down, we ran around the farm jumping from one hay bale to another!

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I am so happy that Kayley chose me to be her Senior Photographer and I hope she has a wonderful senior year at Winnacunnet!   If you or someone you know is looking for a NH Senior Photographer please contact me today!

NH Beach Photographer | My Little Beach Bums

NH Beach Photographer | My Little Beach Bums

As a NH Beach Photographer with three kids of my own, I never seem to have enough time to get pictures of my own kids.  It’s not really about having the time myself, but I need at least ONE more person to help me to corral these kids while I shoot.  This past weekend we had a mini vacation on Cape Cod and I had a “village” with me to help run around after these three.  Let’s just say that sometimes you just can’t get them all looking at the same time!  Of course, mine all go in 3 different directions.

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What I love most though is that it captures their personalities perfectly.  Conor (my oldest) is very happy to be with his siblings and is at an age where he listens to directions (most of the time).  Reilly is 4 and well, 4 is the worst!  He does what he wants and this photo shows him in true Reilly style – just doing his own thing and digging in the sand.  And then there is Charlianne – or as we call her at home “tornado Chuck”.  She is constantly on the move and it is hysterical to watch!

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This girl is only 16 months old and already taking charge of our whole world.  She started to crawl before she could sit and has been a solid walker for over 6 months.  Now, she is in a full sprint ALL THE TIME.  No worries though, these big brothers are always there to catch her when she falls.

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My kids love the beach as much as I do and each year when we go to Cape Cod to visit family we love to head down to Paines Creek to eat dinner and watch the sunset.  This year we had more clouds than sun but the company was worth it.  My aunt Kathy, who is a budding photographer took this great photo of me and my little lady and I just LOVE IT!  THANKS KATH!

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I am usually the one behind the lens and am so happy when the opportunity arises for me to have someone else take a photo of me and my babies.  I urge all of my clients to do the same.  Step out of your comfort zone and be sure to get some photos of you with your babies because they will be all grown up before you know it.  Trust me – my “little man” is catching up to me quick!

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I would love to spend the evening with you and your family at the beach.  If you are looking for a NH Beach Photographer, please contact me today!  I love having my toes in the sand while at work :).

 

NH Senior Portrait Photographer | Deadlines are Fast Approaching

NH Senior Portrait Photographer | Deadlines are Fast Approaching

It is the middle of July and the last thing that high school seniors are thinking of is yearbook deadlines and going back to school.  Believe me, this date will sneak up on you!  As a NH Senior Portrait Photographer on the Seacoast, August and September always busy months and fill up quickly.  

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Here are some of the deadlines for the schools on the Seacoast to help you plan your session:

  • Exeter High School – September 30, 2016
  • Oyster River High School – October 7, 2016
  • Portsmouth High School – October 28, 2016
  • Winnacunnet High School – Halloween
  • Newmarkt High School – November 1, 2016
  • Dover High School – November 4, 2016

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Are you thinking about booking a senior portrait session but have no idea where to start?  Let’s start with location.  Are you a beach person, sports person, or do you love the rustic look of an old farm with a great field?  Some of my favorite locations to shoot seniors are Fort Stark in Newcastle, Hampton Beach State Park, Raynes Farm in Exeter, and Oyster River Landing (pictured below). 

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The summer is flying by and fall will be here before we know it.  If you are looking for a NH Senior Portrait Photographer, contact me today to set up a consultation.  I would love to work with you.

New Hampshire Senior Photographer | Beach at Sunset

New Hampshire Senior Photographer | Beach at Sunset

I am just getting back from a two week vacation and during that time, I got to celebrate with this beautiful senior and our family.  Abby will be heading off to Boston for college in the fall and I was so honored last year when she asked me to do her senior portraits while the family was vacationing on Cape Cod.

There is nothing like the Beach at sunset.  The breeze moves in and the light is amazing.  It is the perfect setting for senior portraits and my favorite! 

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Abby has a contagious smile and we had a blast during her session.  This location was to die for!  We started with some photos at the house near the creek and the light and colors were amazing.  Even her older sister jumped in for a few photos.  Smiles all around!

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Once the sun started to go down, we headed down to the beach for those coveted “golden hour” shots.  She didn’t disappoint!  She was simply glowing. 

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Here are a few tips for your senior portraits at the beach:

  • Schedule your session at sunset when the sun will be low in the sky – this will ensure the best lighting
  • Wear light weight solid colors – pastels and neutrals tend to be best
  • Have fun and don’t be afraid to play in the water – you are only young once so let loose and have a blast in the surf (at the end of course)

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Congratulations to Abby and all of the Class of 2016!  May all your dreams come true!

If you are looking for a New Hampshire Senior Photographer contact me today to schedule your own Senior Beach Session.

Introducing the Image Box

Introducing the Image Box

The snow has melted, the trees have new buds on them and the daffodils are starting to bloom.  Spring is here!  After a long New Hampshire winter, I am so excited to introduce you to all of the new products and experiences that White Wave Photography will be showcasing this year.

I have worked really hard this winter researching products and services that I can offer to my clients and I would like to start with my favorite…

THE IMAGE BOX

I am thrilled to offer this addition to your image presentation selection: Image Boxes.  Your prints will be printed on photo paper with a fine linen finish to avoid finger prints when handling the images and will be mounted on styrene which is a super smooth all plastic board that is not affected by humidity or moisture. You can choose a set of 10 images in 5″ x 7″ or 20 images in 8″ x 10” format, and I will design a custom photo cover with a smooth wrap around cover.  Each image box comes with an easel to display your prints. 

This product is perfect to display your “first year” photos, family portraits and seniors.  I love that you can rotate the images out and showcase your prints year-round.  The image box pictured here is full of my daughter’s first year photos including each major milestone and the holidays.  You could also store mementos such as hospital bracelets, locks of hair from a first hair cut and even their first artwork.  I just love this product and I know you will too!

Keep up to date on all of the exciting new products and services at White Wave Photography and receive our detailed 2016 Client Guide.