Betty and The Grandkids – Twin Bridge Park

When Betty brought to my attention that she was thinking about having me create a photo album of all her grandchildren–I knew, I wanted to create something special for her.  I suggested that we do an outdoor photo shoot, so she’d have a variety of images to choose from for a keepsake album.   

Betty and I decided on a location that was easily accessible and safe, but still allowed the kids to run-around and explore without losing sight of them.  They all had a blast and burned lots of energy.  I wanted to capture them just being themselves and having fun.   And on top of it all, the light was just perfect and gave me the ethereal look I’m always after.

Juggling eight grandchildren for one grandmother is not an easy task, so thanks to Teresa who came along to help us out.  

There’s no denying that all the children share a bond and friendship with their grandmother.  They say that a grandmother’s love for her grandchildren is like no other.  What I loved about this photo session was how the they all shared affection not only for their grandmother, but for one another as well.

Thank you Betty for giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful family.  I hope you enjoy the photo album!  It was such a pleasure for me to not only take these photos, but make an album for you all to enjoy and look back on years from now.

Young Family Photo Session – Bedford Village Common

Meeting up with Becki and Adam and their children once again was a complete joy. They’re natural posers and always make my job so easy when it comes to setting them up for semi-natural poses. Getting them all to smile, move and look my way was effortless. I’m sure it must be from other members of their family constantly capturing such family cuteness over the years that makes them so natural in front of the camera.

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I combined the family session with a mini-maternity session. Can I say that Becki, and I know this may sound like a complete maternity-cliche, but in her case it’s absolutely true: Becki is simply radiant! Motherhood and family life just suits her so well. She’s not only beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside. And, her children adore her.

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And Adam, well just look at him. He can’t stop smitten over his beautiful family! Wouldn’t you?

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I look forward to future photo sessions with the Young family.  I may even have a few surprises coming up in the future.

EJ’s Senior Photo Session – Benson Park, Hudson

I can’t believe EJ is a Nashua High School Class of 2017 Senior.  My son and EJ both played for Nashua Little League and I’ve watched EJ grow up from afar and become a charismatic young adult.

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I’ve known EJ’s Mom since childhood.  We both became mom’s at the same time and over the years we have shared and discussed our children’s milestones in life: from watching them participate in team sports and cheering them on; deciding on and supporting them throughout their school curriculum choices; stressing over their drivers education; supporting their first job endeavors, and now we have come to the realization that they’re both college bound.  Our little munchkins have become handsome and thriving young men.

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EJ plans to pursue a career in the electrical field after he graduates.  But for now he’s enjoying his last year of high school.  He loves to ski and he’s currently participating in the school ski club and looking forward to the ski season!

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Thank you EJ for allowing me to photograph your Senior High School portraits.  I hope that one day you will look back and remember how wonderful it was to capture these special memories.  I look forward to chatting with your mom and keeping up with all your future endeavors.

 

 

Teresa & Chris – Stonebridge Country Club Wedding – 8.20.2016

It was a beautiful summer afternoon and many would say it was a perfect day for a wedding.  As the photographer capturing this special day, I will vouch for that it was an ideal day for a wedding ceremony!

The wedding day included lovely details accented with various shades of violet and lavender.  The luscious green golf-course rendered outward views of the Uncanoonuc Twin Mountain Peaks.  And most notable–the day was filled with lots of happy children running around with wide eyes of joy. pbwi-web_0008

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pbwi-web_0010pbwi-web_0011pbwi-web_0012pbwi-web_0013Terri and Chris exchanged wedding vows underneath late afternoon blue skies in front of their beloved family and their closest friends.  The wedding ceremony was held outdoors at the Stonebridge Country Club located in Goffstown, NH.  A small New Hampshire town which is the home to Saint Anslem College, and is especially known for its textile industrious history, the Piscataquog River, and the Uncanoonuc Mountains.

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Teresa and Chris – may your days be filled with love and adoration for one another as you spend the rest of your lives together.  Thank you for inviting me in to capture this wonderful day!

Wedding Venue:  Stonebridge Country Club

DJ:  Time is Money Productions

Make-up and Hair Stylist:  twofacedfacepainting

Photographer:  Suzanna Morse, Photography by Wandering Images

Radke Family Photo Session

I was so excited and want to start off this blog essay by thanking the Radke family for choosing Photography by Wandering Images to photograph their family portrait session not once, not twice, but three times!  I photographed Jesse last fall and Taylor earlier this year and I was honored to photograph the entire family this time around!

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I’m thrilled that I got to meet Alex and Oliver too!  I brought my husband with me to this session to help me carry my gear, so a special thank you to Alex and Oliver for keeping the husband entertained with discussions about golf.

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I also have to give Lori many kudos for scheduling and taking the time to gather the entire family together before sending her two daughters off to college.  So much on her plate to juggle and plan.  Sending the girls off to separate colleges and traveling back and forth is no easy feat.   The wonder woman theme song runs through my mind as I type!  Yes, I’m from the Lynda Carter generation and every-now-and-then I hear that song when I see a woman accomplish amazing unselfish goals for her family.  It also warms my heart that Lori understands the importance of capturing the family at this stage in their lives.  And it’s a memory I hope she holds dear to her heart when she looks back on these photo images.

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Thank you Lori once again for giving me this wonderful opportunity to photograph you and your family.  I look forward to keeping up with all your family dreams and goals thoughout the years.  I wish you and the family much happiness and success!

 

Ahnen Family Portrait Session

The last couple of weeks we’ve had a heat wave here in New Hampshire.  But for this photo session–shot in the late afternoon–it was just perfect and we even had a slight breeze.  The Ahnen family did a great job and it was such a pleasure to photograph them outdoors.  They were up to trying anything that I threw at them.  I’m very pleased with the images I captured of this lovely family within the open landscape.

Thanks to the Ahnen family for coming out and withstanding the heat.   I’m so thrilled and happy that you all loved the images!

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Matthew’s Senior Session

I consider it an honor that in this field of photography I get the opportunity to meet so many gifted and talented young people.

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I met Matthew and his Mom through mutual acquaintances.  Matthew is  a gentleman through and through and our photo session went extremely well, due to Matthew’s positive attitude and patience, despite us both having to deal with some very windy weather conditions on the day of the photo shoot.  My reflector came close to blowing away a few times, but we all kept on smiling.

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Matthew is graduating from Bedford High School and plans to attend the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  He will major in Forestry and wants to be a Park Ranger.  He gained his love of the outdoors as an Eagle Scout, which is considered one of the highest honors in the rank and requires an extensive review process and several years of merit achievements to gain the work-level requirements of being an Eagle Scout.  I could tell that being outdoors–in a forest environment–definitely helped Matthew’s comfort level.

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Matthew is also  a Bedford Crew rowing team member.   I recently read that the team did very well in their last regatta race!  Congratulations to the Bedford Crew team!

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Best of luck Matthew in all that you do and for following all of your dreams.  I know you will make an excellent Park Ranger!

 

Teresa and Chris Engagement Session ~ Nashua, NH

When meeting clients for the first time it’s often brief and to make sure we are a good fit.  And when I blog about my clients–I want to ensure I keep the story about their relationship and engagement as real as possible.   The rest of the time we correspond via email going over details before meeting in person and before scheduling a photo shoot.  After the engagement session, I feel secure knowing that I made the right decision about being the right photographer to capture not only the engagement shoot, but to capture the upcoming wedding.

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Taylor’s Winter Portrait Session

I had the honor of photographing Taylor, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, enrolled in  pre-med.  Taylor was visiting her family during the holidays and she loved the photos I shot of her sister, Jesse.  I was thrilled to get a message from Taylor’s Mom who contacted me and asked whether I could photograph Taylor before she went back to school.  Of course I said yes.  We decided to brave the winter weather to capture Taylor in an outdoor environment.  I shoot year round; snowy landscapes are one of my favorite backdrops. Taylor’s own personal style made for some beautiful images that fit so well with the scenery.

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Taylor in her spare time enjoys reading, yoga, and has a close group of friends that she loves to spend time with.  Taylor confided in me that it’s still too soon to determine what her specialty in medicine will be, but that cardiology is on the top of her list.  She has joined the Spartan pre-professional club at MSU because of her interest in medicine.  I learned that the club brings on healthcare providers from various medical fields and they in turn provide advice to students interested in the healthcare profession.

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Thank you Taylor for giving me the opportunity to photograph you and for spending time with me.  You’re an elegant young woman destined for a sustainable future in a field that gives back to the community.  Highly commendable and I wish you the best of luck!