Look up and see how beautiful you are…
I photographed Nate in early October for his high school senior session. Nate is such a considerate young man and I’m so excited to share his story.
Nate started drum lessons in September of 2009 when he was in 4th grade. He’s been taking weekly drum lesson since then and found his love of music. He plays everything from classic to hard rock. He’s also been in jazz band and the school band since 4th grade and also the marching band. He’s now the percussion section leader at the high school and also takes great pride in teaching other students to help them progress in their own music skills.
Nate has a heart of gold. When he upgraded his entire cymbal set he gave his set to a friend and a student in need. He felt that was the right thing to do rather then sell it. Nate also gave of his time and served a few years with the Best Buddy program at the high school. His Mom told me that Nate also loves animals and has always enjoyed the dogs that he and his family have fostered over the years.
Nate is an honor student and always loves to challenge himself! He hopes to attend Keene State next fall with a major in music performance. He also plans on exploring options for a backup-double major.
More than anything else Nate loves his family. His mom told me that he was a great support when she sadly lost her mom, his meme, a few years ago and also one of his best adult friends, whom they all considered a pseudo-dad. Nate was always there for her and the entire family during this sad time.
Nate’s future is certainly very bright indeed and he’s never afraid to try new things and take on new adventures. His record shows that he is a true leader in everything he does!
Kailee told me that she considers entering her senior year as one of her biggest accomplishments! I agree, Kailee! And that is why we celebrate and honor the importance of graduating high school.
Kailee loves animals and cares deeply for their health and well-being. After graduation she hopes to become a dog-groomer. I love this! I always say people with a strong compassion for animals are the most endearing people of all!
Kailee is also an artist and loves to sketch! It’s one of her favorite hobbies other than caring for animals. I’ve seen her sketches and they’re amazing!
She also love participating in cosplay along with her twin sister Jaime. They both attend cosplay events together whenever they can. These girls know how to have fun!
I wish you the very best Kailee! You and your sister are very special to me. I know your future holds many special experiences in life for you!
In August I had the privilege to photography Jaime for her senior session. There is just so much to love about Jaime!
After graduation Jaime plans to study cosmetology and hopes to focus on special effects makeup for the arts and movies. How fun is that! What an exciting career choice!
One of her favorite hobbies is cosplay where you dress up and make your own costumes. I can certainly relate to the whole artistic side of cosplay! Look at the amazing work that goes into creating a cosplay character!
Thank you Jaime for sharing your story on my blog and on my FB fan page!! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future!
This photo session was especially close to my heart because I have watched Alex grow up into this handsome young man. I can’t believe he is now a high school senior!
This session was held in September. It was a beautiful warm fall day. So glad we got to capture these wonderful images.
Alex will be pursuing a degree in the field of engineering technology and not surprisingly following in his father and his brother’s footsteps. He has yet to decide whether his focus will be on mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering, but in the meantime he has applied to several schools and is waiting to hear back from them. He is looking at going to Wentworth Institue of Technology and also considering Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
For now, he is spending his senior year figuring all that out while enjoying playing the trumpet in the school band. He also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee in his spare time when he is not working.
I have no doubt that Alex will succeed in whatever engineering field he chooses! Best of luck to you Alex!
I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon in June with Sue Murphy of Des Rochers Real Estate Professionals.
In Sue’s own words and personal pledge: “I know that buying or selling a home is more than a transaction. It’s a life changing experience and I take great pride in the relationships I have and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.”
Sue it was a pleasure working with you! Thanks for contacting PBWI for updating your real estate images and overall portfolio!
I met Laura several years ago when she reached out to me about purchasing some images that I had photographed of her son, Paul, earlier that year. Paul had done some modeling for me and he was an early supporter of my work. He played a small role in helping me define my photographic style and the type of photography I wanted to put out there for public viewing. I had dabbled in conceptual art photography for a while, but I did a complete 360, and fell in love with family and high school senior portraiture. There was something about capturing the family connection and the family story. It stayed with me and I haven’t turned back since.
Jump ahead a few more years and once again I met up with Paul for a reunion of sorts, and we discussed doing some head shots for his social media outlets. This time I told him to make sure he shared the gallery with his mother.
Laura ended up reaching out to me once again and requested a separate portrait session for her daughter, Jenn, and also a family portrait session. I was thrilled to oblige and happy that she was familiar with and loved my work. It was great to meet Paul’s sister and his father too. I was invited to their home and we shot these beautiful images in their backyard. The location was stunning and lovely to wander through.
Can I say that I’m one lucky photographer to meet such a wonderful family! Thanks to Paul for connecting and bringing us all together.
I’m so excited for Jenn. She will be graduating this month summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management and Policy and a minor in Psychology.
Jenn has a passion for interacting with people from all walks of life. Her career choices are endless and I look forward to staying in touch with her and hear about all her accomplishments!
This session was a joy to photograph! Jenn’s dress and style was just gorgeous for this lifestyle portrait session at her home. With eyes as green as emeralds; I barely needed to add any catch-lights.
Best of luck Jenn in all you do!
I love the nontraditional headshot. These head shots were created with indoor window lighting in mind. We also photographed Paul outdoors for a unique corporate portfolio.
If you’d like to try something a little different for your next headshot contact PBWI! You will receive ten different shots and poses to add to your website, Linkedin, Instagram or Business Facebook page. Be different and show your clients who you really are. Alternate the images to showcase both your professional and casual style.
Nola, our child model, and her mom Whitney, came out and spent time with me and two other photographers on a fall November day for a styled photo session. The whimsical location, located in Chelmsford, MA, and Nola’s angelic presence inspired us all.
The late afternoon temperature was slightly cool, but bearable. When it got too cold for Nola to stand-still and wait on us to change our settings, we encouraged Nola to run around in order to warm-up. This always brought smiles to our faces because Nola really enjoyed this part of the photo shoot tremendously.
This little girl is so talented. Nola and her brother Coe played the MacDuff children in the Harvard production of Macbeth. Whitney told me they were both so thrilled to hang out with the college kids. Nola has been in three Shakespearean plays so far and her mom told me Nola loves the challenge.
When she’s not acting Nola plays soccer, lacrosse, and loves skiing with her family. She loves the outdoors and has always been super active. She’s also a huge Harry Potter fan. I loved learning that Nola always has her nose in a book—once she starts—her mom stated, she can’t put the book down. Now that’s a girl after my own heart!
Lastly, her mom mentioned that Nola told her she wants to be a veterinarian someday. Her dog, Gravy, is a beautiful brown Borador, which is a mix between a Border Collie and a Labrador Retriever. Nola is reading the book ‘Chaser’ which is about training Border Collies. She taught Gravy to give her paw in one night.
Whitney – your little girl is absolutely beautiful and talented. You mentioned that Nola is proud of her partial Norwegian ancestry and that her first name is Kallan. I’m certainly not surprised to learn that her name means powerful in battle!
Nola – I hope we get to do another photo shoot together someday soon! And that I get to meet your brother Coe the next time around!