Barn Sessions – Morrison House

Fall 2016 was a busy time for Fleur Foto Photography. I was blessed to capture so many families, dancers & babies. Some of my favorite sessions, however, were the Barn Sessions held at the gorgeous Morrison House in Londonderry, NH.  This is such a perfect location that I had many families travel quite a distance for their Barn Sessions. Londonderry is my home town and there are so many great photography locations on my doorstep, all with differing feels and backgrounds.  I will definitely be offering these Barn Sessions again for the Fall of 2017 – make sure you don’t miss out on your spot!

I’d like you to meet this gorgeous family!

Family at old blacksmith shop at Morrison House Londonderry with iron wagon wheel for Barn Sessions Family Portraits by Fleur Foto Photography

No, they are not signed with a modeling agency yet….but I think that they should definitely consider it!

Kids sit on stone trough at Morrison House Londonderry for Barn Sessions Family Portraits by Fleur Foto Photography

This family of five are simply the best – Christian has his hands full with his energetic sisters.  He enjoys playing baseball and hockey.  His team, the Southern NH Cavaliers have just ended a hugely successful year with team trophies and great league placements!  Sophia is the middle sister and she reminds me of a Hollywood film star – can you tell which one I am thinking of?  Last but not least, is Savannah.  This little darling loves to draw and is a budding ballerina!  She also gives the absolutely BEST hugs!

Couple at red and white barn | Family Portraits | Fleur Foto Photography | Barn Sessions | Morrison House | Londonderry

It’s not hard to figure out where the kids get their good looks!  Mom and dad are stunners in their own rights!

Family at red and white barn doors for barn sessions | Morrison House | Londonderry | Family Portraits | Fleur Foto Photography

The Morrison House is the perfect backdrop for my Barn Sessions.  To have such a wonderful location locally is so fantastic!  I love the color of the red barn!

Brother and sisters are red and white barn | Morrison House | Londonderry | Barn Sessions | Fleur Foto Photography

Family portrait sessions with Fleur Foto Photography are lots of fun!  I let the kids be the stars of the show and interact together.  These produce the best and most authentic shots!

Siblings stand in front of red and white barn doors for Barn Sessions at Morrison House, Londonderry - Family Portraits by Fleur Foto Photography

I’ll put my bets down now that Sophia is headed for an acting career.  You saw her here first, folks!

Family at white barn for family portraits | Barn Sessions | Morrison House | Londonderry | Fleur Foto Photography

Can you believe that this family had never had family portraits before this?  Now the tradition has been kicked off, I look forward to capturing them every year!

Trio of smiling kids in the orchard at Mack's Apples - Londonderry for Barn Sessions by Fleur Foto Photography

Right next to the Morrison House is Mack’s Apples.  You don’t have to travel far to have a great variety of shots during my Barn Sessions.  Want a little orchard and greenery?  No problem!

Dad and kids in orchard at Mack's Apples for Barn Sessions Family Portraits by Fleur Foto Photography

During my family sessions, I make sure that there is a great variety of groupings – each parent with each child, family shots, sibling shots and parent shots.

Mom and me portraits | Barn Sessions | Morrison House | Mack's Apples | Londonderry Family Portraits | Fleur Foto Photography

Mom and dad share a joke at red and white barn doors of Morrison House, Londonderry for Barn Sessions Family Portraits by Fleur Foto Photography

If you’ve been following my work, you will know that my emphasis is on this being a fun activity for everyone involved.  I love nothing more than seeing my clients leave with smiles on their faces.

Family jumping at white barn for Barn Sessions family portraits | Morrison House - Londonderry | Fleur Foto Photography

You may ask if I make all my clients jump in their sessions.  Well, there’s only one way to find out – book your session today!  Your life is now – capture it.  Don’t wait for the moment to pass you by.

 

Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH. Laura specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, high school seniors and dance photography. Offering both studio and on location sessions, Laura covers both MA and NH including Londonderry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, Bedford, Brookline, Pepperell and Groton. For more information on availability, please contact Laura Bower here or (978) 571-6280.  Barn Sessions will be offered again for the Fall 2017.  Look out for details on my Facebook Page on how to book.

Husband and wife family portrait in flowering gardens of Beaverbrook Association Hollis NH | Fall Limited Edition Session | Fleur Foto Photography - Londonderry photographer

Fall Limited Edition Session | Family Portraits

I am taking a quick break from editing sessions to blog a great Fall Limited Edition Session from last year. The setting for these Fall family portraits was the gorgeous Beaverbrook Association in Hollis NH. If you’ve never been to Beaverbrook, I highly recommend it at any time of the year. There are so many great trails to walk and wonderful wildlife to see and experience.  Back to this session!  I held a series of Fall Limited Edition Session family portraits in the Fall of last year. These were mini-versions of my sessions with a special package and pricing and boy were they a huge success! Fall is such a popular time for photography. The lovely changing colors of the trees in New England provide the most perfect backdrop. Of course, the upcoming holiday season is always a great excuse to update your family portraits.

This particular family had been in need of an update on their family portraits for a while. It had been 13 years since they had their family portraits taken (since Matthew was a baby!).

Fall Family Portraits | Fall Limited Edition Session | Beaverbrook Association | Fleur Foto Photography | Garden Setting Family Portraits

You wouldn’t have known that they weren’t used to being in front of the camera, though.  They were so natural and you could plainly see that they were a fun-filled family.

Husband and wife family portrait in flowering gardens of Beaverbrook Association Hollis NH | Fall Limited Edition Session | Fleur Foto Photography - Londonderry photographer

A portrait session with Fleur Foto Photography is always a fun time and I think you can see that this family had a blast!  I love getting to know my clients well so that I can ensure that their session is a perfect reflection of who they are.  With a shorter timeframe of a Fall Limited Edition Session, that could have posed a challenge.  However, that was definitely not a problem.  I immediately clicked with this family and got to know them really well during our short time together.

Boy poses on wooden fence | parents in background | Garden setting | Beaverbrook Association Hollis NH | Fall Limited Edition Session | Fleur Foto Photography

Michelle used to be a hockey player and was quite accomplished at the sport. I have subsequently seen photos of her playing years!  She now owns horses which she keeps on her property. Her husband, Andrew, is from England, so being a Brit myself, we immediately hit it off and shared stories and experience of the ex-pat life.

Boy poses on wooden fence | boy sitting on stone wall | Garden setting | Beaverbrook Association Hollis NH | Fall Limited Edition Session | Fleur Foto Photography

Matthew is a hockey player and has just finished his first year at the Bantam level for the Southern NH Cavaliers.  He is also a competitive gymnast at Gym Village of Amherst, NH where is a level 6 gymnast.  Yes, he could also pursue a career in modeling, as you can see.

Family walks on dirt road at Beaverbrook Association for Fall Limited Edition Session Portraits with Fleur Foto Photography

Our session was so much fun, none of us wanted it to end. I am so pleased that this family now has updated portraits and wall art from this session in their family room. I look forward to the opportunity to capturing them again soon!

 

Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH. Laura specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, high school seniors and dance photography. Offering both studio and on location sessions, Laura covers both MA and NH including Londonderry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, Bedford, Brookline and Groton. For more information on availability, please contact Laura Bower here or (978) 571-6280.  Fall Limited Edition Session will be offered again for the Fall 2017.  Look out for details on my Facebook Page on how to book.

Family of five stand at red and white barn doors for family photos in Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Family Photos Morrison House Londonderry

I am excited to share some more Fall Family Photos from this session last year at the Morrison House in Londonderry NH. Being in Londonderry, I am fortunate to be located in Londonderry and literally have some of the best locations available to me. I had scouted this location a few times prior to this session and knew instantly when Kristi booked her family photos with me that it would give us a phenomenal backdrop for her pictures.

Kristi shared with me that they had not had family photos done previously, but that didn’t stop her entire family being pros during their session.  As with all my sessions, we discussed the location and also wardrobe choices, but Kristi that that well under control.  When the family arrived, I couldn’t help but give them full marks for their co-ordinated outfits!

Starring child stands in front of old iron wheel beside old brown barn in Londonderry NH for family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

We started the session out at he old Blacksmith’s Shop on the Morrison House property.  The museum was closed when we shot, but we made full use of the very cool old iron wheel that leans against the shop.  I loved highlighting each child in this series of shots.

Parents stand in front of old brown barn for family photos in Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Next it was time for mom and dad’s starring moment. Aren’t these two just adorable? You really get a feeling of just how close and how much fun they have together.  As a side note, Scott reminds me so much of my brother (who also happens to be named Scott).  I think I might just adopt him as such!

Young girl in coral dress and jacket stands at red and white barn door for family photos - Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

What can I say about Abby?  Wow, if this girl wasn’t made to be in front of the camera!  She thoroughly enjoyed her solo shots and needed very little direction from me.

Curly-haired boy sits on old stone trough for family photos in Londonderry, NH | Fleur Foto Photography

This young man is just adorable in every sense of the word! As you can see, we had a good laugh together and he gave me some really genuine smiles.  My goal for all my sessions is that every has a great time.  I want my clients to be relaxed and let their personalities shine through.

Young girl wearing polka-dot leggings and denim jacket sits on old stone trough in Londonderry for family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Little Allie was a delight  – I can’t think of a better way to describe her.  She rocked those boots and leggings and who can resist that dimpled grin?

Sisters pose in front of red and white barn doors for family photos in Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Sisters sit at rocks for family photos | Londonderry NH Fleur Foto Photography

Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.  Ok, did I just age myself terribly?  Who knows which movie that song is from?

 

Family of five stand at red and white barn doors for family photos in Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography Family pose at red and white barn at Morrison House in Londonderry NH for family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

As the sun got low in the sky, we got some amazing shots at the barn door.  This is an impressive building and that golden hour sun gave the perfect Autumn glow.

Family of five walk through apple orchard for family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

The perfect thing about this location is that steps away is Mack’s Apples orchard.  The apples weren’t ready for picking quite yet but that didn’t stop us from having fun in the rows of trees.

Mom and daughter hug in apple orchard for family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

I just love this series of Kristie with her oldest – you can really tell they have a fabulous relationship.  You’re doing it right, Kristi!

Mom holding and kissing daughter in apple orchard for family photos in Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Seeing these images of Allie again reminds me of her giggling!  What a fun kid!

Mom and son have a joke in Mack's Apple Orchard for family photos in Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Yeah, so boys have no interest in posing for the camera…but my sessions are not about that – they are about showing your true personality and I think you can really get a sense of Teddy here.

Dad licks mom's face in funny family photos in apple orchard | Fleur Foto Photography

I think this cheeky shot of Scott and Kristi is my favorite from the entire session.  I just adore it!

Boy runs, girl skips and girl jumps in apple orchard for family photos | Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Running, skipping and jumping?  Check, check and check!

Sisters play ring a rosie at Mack's Apple Orchard in Londonderry NH family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

We even had time for ring around the rosie, because, why not?

Dad and kids stand in front of white barn in family photos at Mack's Apples Londonderry NH | Fleur Foto Photography

I love getting a good variety of grouping in these sessions. It seems like dads don’t often seem to get featured with their kids much, so we made sure we didn’t miss these shots.

Family of five sit or lie on grass in front of white barn for family photos by Fleur Foto Photography

Sometimes for family photos, I ask you to climb a tree, or just lie on the grass. You never can tell!

Tween in coral dress and denim jacket sits at red barn in Londonderry NH family photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Yup – Abby was quite taken with being a photographer’s model. It seems like someone needs her own Tween Photo Session soon!!!

The sun finally set on our session and we wrapped up these family photos; we had a thoroughly great time together.

Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH.  Laura specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, high school seniors and dance photography. Offering both studio and on location sessions, Laura covers both MA and NH including Londonderry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, Bedford, Brookline and Groton. For more information on availability, please contact Laura Bower here or (978) 571-6280

Mom and dad hold son's hands while walking in field

Sunflower Session | Londonderry NH Family Photography

I thought I’d kick off the great blog catch up of 2017 with this fantastic sunflower session that took place during the Fall of 2016. This session is special to me for many reasons. Do you know how life can take unexpected twists and turns, yet you look back and see how wonderful things come from one event? That’s my story with this family sunflower session.

When Keri contacted me asking if I would be available to capture her family, I was honored. You see Keri is a fellow photographer and she suffers the same fate as many photographers out there.  She is constantly behind the camera yet barely ever in pictures with her gorgeous boys. However, Keri was determined to change that and get in the picture with her husband Nick and sons, Tyler and Travis. While planning her family session, Keri jumped at my suggestion of a sunflower field for these important images.

Family sitting in sunflower field

Not only is this family adorably gorgeous, they are both self-employed.  Nick also runs his own business – if you need work done on your house – you can’t beat him and his team from My Pro Property Services.

Mother holding son in sunflower field

Have you ever seen such a happy, smiley baby? Little Travis is the apple of his parent’s eyes and a snuggle monster. I took full advantage of his happy disposition and sneaked in a few hugs myself.

boy wearing brown overalls opens lollipop in sunflower field

What can I say about the Ty-man? We had a great time chasing through the sunflower fields. He also let me catch some candid moments of him. This one of him opening the lollipop is one of my favorites from the session. Yes, candy will be used as a bribe when necessary.

family posing and hiding in sunflower field

From the moment I met Keri and her family, we clicked! She and Nick are such fun people and so great to work with. Yes, photographing a photographer and her family makes for an easier session than others. Keri knew exactly how to dress her family for the occasion and of course could use her own tricks for getting the boys to “pose” for the camera. I love the shots of Ty in the sunflower rows especially. Getting down on his level and running through the flowers was great fun!

little boy with head on father's knee in sunflower field | boys sitting on trunk in sunflower field

A little preview of a fantastic shot to come – you think this shot of Ty despairing of the kissing is funny? Just wait and see.

Family photo session outtake | little boy with head on father's knee in sunflower field

If ever a photo captured Keri’s personality, I’d wager it was this one! Never flustered and always finding the humor in the moment.

parents life their sons in the air in sunflower field

Fleur Foto Photography sessions are all about having fun. No matter if it’s a family portrait session, a senior session or another genre, my main goal is that everyone has a good time.  Good times make for great, genuine smiles.

Mom and dad hold son's hands while walking in field

boy swinging in air and posing with family during sunflower photo session

I loved it when Keri pulled out her sweet sunflower headband. Does this girl know how to dress for the occasion or what? Ty’s pure joy at being swung in the air by his parents delights me!

Mom and dad swinging their sons in the air in a field during sunflower photo session

Yes, when I said we have fun during family sessions, I was serious.  I remember being a kid and being swung around like this. The resulting dizziness  is hard to beat while you are laughing like crazy. Family fun times and sweet memories are made this way.

mom wearing sunflower headband catches son in field

As I alluded to earlier, this session is so special to me. Not only did we spend a fun evening together in the sunflower fields, I made some lovely new friends in the process. I am honored to have captured Keri and her family more than once now; we also actively work together. Community over competition is my motto! I am so happy in the past year to have met and befriended many local photographers. It is an honor to work with you and to support each other. Keri – thanks for being a great friend! With that, like Ty, I’ll bring this sunflower session to a close.

boy wearing brown overalls walks away in sunflower field

Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH.  Laura specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, high school seniors and dance photography. Offering both studio and on location sessions, Laura covers both MA and NH including Londonderry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, Bedford, Brookline and Groton. For more information on availability, please contact Laura Bower here or (978) 571-6280

Holiday cards – Order now, save big!

I know it seems early to be thinking about ordering your holiday cards, but I wanted to let you in on a secret – you can save big if you do.  Holiday cards savings are available at Minted where they are currently offering a great 15% off sale right now if you click through my link below.  You can even order your cards now before you have your pictures ready.  They can either be uploaded at a later time or, I can upload the ones you chose from your session directly to the site.  They have lots of great designs to choose from; I’ve added my favorites to my store (click on the button below to reach that).Holiday photos - snow scene and sleigh captured in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

 

My photos on minted.com

If you prefer the designs at Tiny Prints, the good news is they are also running a fantastic preseason sale.  Currently, you can get up to 30% off their cards – that’s a crazy savings opportunity, and let’s face it, you won’t be scrambling to get those cards ordered and out in the mail.  Go to my Storefront at Tiny Prints (or click on the picture below) and you can get 30% off your cards!!!

As the saying goes, the cobbler’s children have no shoes, however, this photographer’s children have had their Christmas portraits taken…..and of course, my youngest son lost a tooth last week.  Just the thing I was hoping would NOT happen prior to their session.  I made sure I got their portraits done early this year so I could take advantage of these fantastic sales.

So why not get those holiday cards ordered and that item off your to-do list, with the great satisfaction of getting a great price in the process!

Laura is a Londonderry-based professional photographer, specializing in capturing the essence of your child, family, and senior photography. Laura serves clients throughout Southern NH and the Greater Boston area, including Londonderry, Derry, Windham, Amherst, Hollis, Nashua and Brookline. There are only a few fall sessions available, so please don’t hesitate to make your booking to avoid disappointment.