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Illah’s Newborn Session

I met little Illah last week.  She is an adorable little lady who did a great job sleeping during most of her session (She was only 11 days old for our session which is perfect!).  We got to play around with a few accessories, some headbands & hats.  I love baby girls for that reason, there are so many cute things you can use for a newborn photo session.  I still need to add to my props for both girls & boys, but boys especially (hint, hint Mel).  I also love sessions that are more lifestyle, and are just capturing the baby and all the special moments,  so I want to make sure I do more of that during my newborn sessions.  Enjoy the images!  (For more info about our portrait sessions just click on the portfolio link below).

Erin & Matt | Maternity Session Winnekenni Castle & Downtown Haverhill MA

We met with Erin & Matt last Sunday morning.  It was a chilly day, but we all did a good job bundling up.  Erin & Matt were troopers and did a great job dealing with the cold, they never complained.  When Erin contacted us for the session she was totally game for doing an outdoor session.  I was super excited that she wanted to do it as most people are not down for an outdoor session in New England in January.  Then Erin mentioned her idea to get the giant balloons and I was even more excited.  I knew it was going to be a fun session.

This is the castle that is at the top of the hill at the Winnekenni Park Conservation, I can’t wait to come back here in the Spring or Summer for another session.  I love having our couples & families choose locations because we are always learning about new places to shoot.  Erin did a great job coming up with locations for their session.

The town of Haverhill has these hay bales out for the kids who go sledding on the two hills near the entrance to the park.  We were lucky and it was early enough so there weren’t any kids sledding down this hill.  We didn’t have to worry about watching out for the kids coming down the hill. 

We ventured to Downtown Haverhill for a few more shots, it gave us all a chance to warm up in the car a bit.  We were going to visit Sweet Things Bakery, but they were closed for the day for a private party.  We had about 15 minutes to kill and then The Tap was opening at noon, so we found a little alley that we could shoot in.  The Tap was super kind and let us use their room for a few indoor shots.

Thanks for being so great Erin & Matt!  We had a great time shooting and can’t wait to meet your little nugget & for your newborn session in April!

Here is a behind the scene shot of Drew holding the diffuser so the sun wasn’t so harsh.  Luckily the wind didn’t gush, I was worried Drew would crash into them.

Engaged? Get a cool wedding website!

Our main site is designed through Showit.  They offer a great service where you can create a really great site all by yourself without having to understand all the in’s and out’s of html & flash.  What makes it really great is we can update our site whenever we want.  It took a little work initially to get it all set up, but now I can easily tweak it.  The also offer templates that you can use, but when I created our site, I didn’t use a template (silly me).  If you are looking for great website (remember it’s your first connection with your clients) I suggest checking out showit.  They make it super easy & are constantly coming up with new & cool things.

Anyway, they have offered these +sites for quite sometime, but we hadn’t had a reason to use it before.  After shooting Katie & Kevin’s engagement session I remembered how photographer Stephen Knuth (as well as many others) use +sites to create wedding sites for their clients.  I was able to easily start with a template and then tweak it to create a custom website for Katie & Kevin.

If you book an engagement session with us, you now get a personalized wedding site from us.  I know many wedding planning sites offering web sites to couples.  The problem with those is they aren’t well designed & they can be a pain to setup.  All you need to do is give us the information of how you met & the details for your wedding ceremony & reception.  I’ll put it all together with the amazing photos we take during your engagement session.  The other great thing is after the wedding we’ll update your site with a slideshow of your wedding images.  Showit also offers another great function where you can have your website on your Facebook profile.  All you need to do is have the Showit app installed.

Here is a screen shot of the site…but make sure you go check it out in person.  I am super excited to offer it to our couples!