Bloopers and outtakes, cobblers and shoes

I don’t know about you, but one thing I find even more entertaining than a good comedy movie is the blooper reel during the end credits.  Something about seeing the actors slipping up and cracking up at themselves, just like an ordinary person like you and I, really tickles me (because after all, that’s all they are).  After going through the shots I recently took of my own children for this year’s Christmas cards, I thought you would like an insight into my own bloopers and outtakes reel.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

First there’s the “really mum?” sullen look of my older son.  You know it….your kid does it too.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Then there’s the point when things just start getting silly and they can’t hold it in any longer.  Naturally, there’s the 25% of the shots where my older son doesn’t even look at the camera;  we can see both of these in the above example.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Then there’s the perplexed look; an improvement on not looking at the camera at all, but still making this 50% unusable for a card picture.

There’s a saying about a cobbler’s child not having any shoes, and I admit that I probably have taken more pictures of other people than my own children at this point.  But, I’m happy to report that this year, the Bower children have their feet taken care of…..oh and their Christmas pictures.

I thought you also might a look behind the scenes of a photo shoot, courtesy of my husband and his iPhone camera.  Here’s what a typical set-up looks like:

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

And then there’re the ones which produce the shot….but sometimes you also just have to ride out the silliness….

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

And then there’s the “be still my heart” shot when you see the grown boy lurking around the corner and it makes you want to just stop time in its tracks.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Looking for a photography to capture a lifestyle or portrait session of your child(ren)? I’d love to learn more about you and your family and craft the perfect session for you.  Drop me a line today or give me a call on (978) 571-6280.  There will be plenty of bloopers, but I guarantee we’ll capture those unforgettable moments in beautiful artwork for you to display and cherish.

Laura is a Londonderry-based professional photographer, specializing in capturing the personality and the essence of your child.  Laura also offers family, newborn, senior and family portraits.  Serving Southern NH and the Greater Boston area; also in Londonderry, Derry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, and Amherst.  Get your session booked today to take advantage of special pricing available till the end of the year.

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.

Windham High School Senior Portraits

It was an unexpectedly warm evening when I met Ashley for her senior portraits at Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, NH.  Ashley is a senior at Windham High School in Windham, NH.  Her family is very special to me and I was thrilled and honored when Ashley’s dad asked me to take her senior year portraits.  Ashley really wanted a natural setting to match her natural look and I think you will agree that we achieved that goal!  Ashley was a little nervous being such a focus of attention, but you would have never known as you can see in her relaxed smile that would light up a room.Windham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto PhotographyWindham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Windham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Windham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto PhotographyWindham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto PhotographyWindham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Windham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Windham High School Senior Portrait captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Windham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Windham High School Senior Portraits captured at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

It was an absolute pleasure working with you, Ashley.  I wish you, and the entire Class of 2016, the most fantastic of senior years!  In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  Ashley, you have so much beauty!

Are you looking for a photography for your senior portraits? Check out this male senior portrait session I took in Amherst, NH.  I’d love to learn more about you and help you create the exact session you are looking for.  Drop me a line here or give me a call at (978) 571-6280.  I look forward to getting to know you!

For more information about Windham High School senior Portraits, please contact Laura Bower.  Laura is a Southern NH-based lifestyle portrait photographer specializing in families, children, newborns, maternity and high school seniors.  Laura shoots senior portraits on-location throughout NH and the Greater Boston area, including Londonderry, Derry, Hampstead, Windham, Salem, Nashua and Amherst.

 

Good genes and good times – family portrait session

This summer was a little different for our family.  My husband is fortunate enough to work with a company that gives its employees an 8 week sabbatical every set number of years of employment.  We took full advantage of that this summer and packed our time with lots of trips and experiences for us to enjoy as a family.  One of those was to rent a beach-front house in Rye, NH.

Both my husband and I love this area of New Hampshire and this town.  The house was just minutes’ walk from a lovely state beach, and right on the shoreline.  It was a perfect spot to just relax, listen to the waves and watch the sunrise from our bedroom window.  Since the house happened to have three bedrooms, we  invited my mum to join us from Scotland for the two weeks.  My boys had a lovely time just being with grandma and I think she had a nice time just taking walks along the coastline and reading books on her kindle on the deck in the sun.

I loved us all having time together and was even able to get some lovely shots of my mum in this impromptu family portrait session.

Family portrait session at Rye NH shoreline by Fleur Foto Photography

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A time for launch and re-launch

 

I was recently honored to be asked to photographically represent my friend Karen’s new organic skincare company Hanu Skincare.  Karen needed everything from stock photos for her many upcoming blog posts, head shots and, she also asked me to come along to both support and photograph her company’s launch party at Karma in Newton, MA.

We had a blast posing around for the head shots and getting the exact shots Karen would need for her blog.  During this process, it was so very apparent the care and the dedication that has gone into the products and the company’s mission.  All the ingredients are 100% organic, with an emphasis on no “fragrance.”  To learn more about the products and ingredients, please read Karen’s blog post on Conscious Cosmetics.

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