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!

 

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!

Indoor and Outdoor Corporate Headshots

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.

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!

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.

 

 

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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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!

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW: In Memory of Aunt Jeanne Paquette

Reading my 2014 Year in Review post… it once again reminded me to always surround myself with good people.   I made some hard choices this year that not everyone will understand, but that I know in the end, were the right choices for my well being.  I looked to the positive in every situation and reconnected with old friends who I know only have my best interest at heart and I in turn feel the same way towards them.

Last year, on New Year’s Eve, our dear Aunt Jeanne Paquette passed away at the lovely age of 95.   She led a wonderful life that was always full of gratitude.  And every year at this time of the year I will always remember her last words to our family about life.  She said:  “always surround yourself with good people and make the best of it and enjoy life.”   She also said that if there was anything we ever needed not to be afraid to ask.  She stated she would still find a way to help us.   This left me speechless.

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I want to wish everyone who stops by a Happy New Year!  This was a magical, whimsical, and ethereal year for PBWI!  All the things I parlay into my photography came true for me this year.  Once again, I got the chance to work with and meet wonderful people in the process of making a photograph.  Thanks for allowing me to create memories for all of you this year!

Here’s a look back at Photography by Wandering Images 2015 year in review and thanks to all the high school seniors, The Nashua Sculpture Symposium, and all the families and pets that I had the privilege to photograph this year!