A Portrait Session with Sue Murphy of Des Rochers Real Estate Professionals

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!

 

Family Connections & Portraiture

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.

Jenn’s UNH College Graduation Portrait Session

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!

Styled Photo Shoot with Nola – Red Wing Farm Conservation

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!

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.

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!

Cunha Family Photo Session

I loved this late fall family photo session.  Autumn’s color palette combined with a beautiful family paints a pretty fall scene.   Add an adorable two year old and a family pet with lots of personality and one has a concoction that is perfection.

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Shelby the pit bull is not only gorgeous, but knew when it was time to pose with the rest of the family on cue.   She was a complete love and sweetheart.  And, not to mention her silky coat fit in with the autumn color theme as well.  What more can a photographer ask for.

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Thanks to the Cunha family for providing a lovely setting to photograph their portrait session.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and holiday full of love and cheer!

Zack – Portrait Session

I met up with Zack because he needed some professional-casual photos done that he may possibly use for his future website.  He is working on opening a Sober Living Home.   The name sums up the mission of what the house provides and there’s plenty of information on-line about these type of homes if you would like more information.

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Zack is a private person, but I can say he has a mission and he’s currently going to school; his focus is in the field of community service to help others.

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Zack – Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to meet you!  You ‘re a special individual.  Much respect and success in all that you do!!

 

Danielle’s Senior Photo Session

I’m so proud of this senior photo session.  Why, you may ask?  Well, it’s because the senior in these images just happens to be my niece.  The years have flown by and Danielle has become such a beautiful young lady.  I’m so honored that she chose me to capture her senior photos.

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Danielle is pursuing a career in the nursing field.  She plans to focus on a specialty; either in oncology or ER, but she’s leaving her options open.  And, oh my goodness! Her mom told me she’s applied to ten colleges to date!

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Danielle has been a cheerleader since the tender age of six-years-old.  She started with the Bedford Jaguars, and then when she aged-out, she cheered for her middle school and then high school.  She made varsity as a freshman in high school and remains on the team through her senior year.  She was always a “flyer.”  Imagine being lifted and thrown in the air, twisting your body, and all the while trusting the girls beneath you to catch you descending in the air.  Gives me goosebumps.  Danielle was also an amazing “tumbler.”  Her last tumbling skill was a “full.”  Due to a knee injury–Danielle has had to step back from cheering, but still gives back as the Team Captain.  Such admirable accomplishments and she has always had an iron determination.  I say this time–imagine her will, and what lies ahead for her future!  Yes, I’m truly a proud aunt!

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Danielle – I’m so proud of all of your accomplishments!  I wish you heartfelt success in all that you do!  And  thank you always for making your aunt feel special by choosing me as your photographer!