Alyzza’s Freshman Year

I’m so excited that I get to work with Alyzza for the next few years as part of PBWI’s student ambassador program.  Alyzza is currently a high school freshman and meets all of my requirements for being a spokesperson for PBWI.  If you would like more information about this program please feel free to reach out to me via my contact page.  I am looking for one more student and will send you a brochure about the program.

Alyzza loves to sing, she loves art, and loves to dance.  She is most proud of her family and adores all her brothers and sisters.  Currently she  participates in her high school color guard and I look forward to see what else Alyzza will accomplish in the next few years.  

Thank you Alyzza and keep on singing and being the great kid that you are!

A Portrait Session with the Murray Family

Late September is always one of my favorite times of the year to hold family photo sessions.  The weather and the start of foliage season, though it started late this year, always lends to colorful backdrops.

The Murray family invited me to photograph and document their family session at their home.   It was important to them to capture this time period in their lives in their very first home.  We also walked the neighborhood to capture environmental portraits.  I love the landscape and textures captured in these images, which adds to the story of their very first home, especially when they look back on it years from now.

The kids were so sweet and I had the best time capturing their cute personalties.  Emma’s little cowboy boots and her little blue dress were just adorable.  And Ben’s smile, well, it just lit up everything around him.  He was such a good sport throughout the whole photo session.

Thank you to the Murray family for a wonderful fall afternoon.  I enjoyed every moment that I spent with your family!

 

A Fall Session with the Rhodes Family

I photographed this beautiful family in mid-October of this year.  They welcomed me into their home where we shot some lovely outdoor environmental portraits in their backyard.  

The kids were just so sweet and precious.  River and Stella both have the most beautiful blue eyes!  And when it came to posing–Stella had it down pat!   I love to document this age when it comes to children portraiture because in a blink of an eye they grow up so fast.  

And look at Goliath and Elvis the family dogs below guarding and posing with their most precious family members!

One of my favorite shots is the one below with Stella and her pet guinea pigs!  She was so excited about it and anxiously awaited to have her portrait taken with them.  And the embellishments on the guinea pigs  just made my day!

River’s hairstyle is so endearing.  His mom told me it always stands up in the back like that and it’s his signature hairstyle, so we made sure not to photoshop it out.  

What an honor it was to meet and photograph this beautiful family!

 

Lisa and Her Daughters

I shot this session this past summer and Lisa and her girls were just the sweetest.  The girls loved running around the park and as we neared the end of our session we all decided to get our feet wet.  This was actually my favorite part of the session and made for some great moments of the girls just having fun.

Another one of my favorite moments of just the girls laughing and sharing sisterly love!

Lisa and her girls were so much fun to work with!  I’m so happy that I got the chance to capture these outdoor environmental portraits for them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nate’s Senior Photo Session – Class of 2018

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!


A special thank you to Nancy and John, the proud parents, for introducing me to Nate! PBWI wishes Nate the best of luck with his studies and I can’t wait to check back with him in a few years!  

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!

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.

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!

Radke Family 3

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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.

Radke family 5

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Radke family 2

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.

Alex

Radke Family

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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!