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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.

Manchester NH Family Portraits | Family posing on stairs | Benson's Park | Fleur Foto Photography

Manchester NH Family Photos

I was absolutely thrilled when asked for family photos by these adorable guys!  I have known Sarah for a long time through us both being Child Passenger Safety Technicians and volunteering for my town’s local car seat clinics.  We also share a love of flying, although Sarah sadly didn’t complete her private pilot’s license.  We do love chatting about flying though and of course, car seats – yeah, we’re kind of geeky that way!

We had originally planned on my taking their portraits prior to the boys’ shared birthday party.  They both just turned 1 and 5.  Sadly the weather did not co-operate with us that day so we rescheduled and changed the location to Benson’s Park in Hudson.  This park is so versatile with lots of back-drop options and fun little nooks and crannies.

Manchester NH Family Photos | Family posed on stone stairs |Benson's Park | taken by Fleur Foto Photography

The family loved this shot and have chosen to feature it on a large metal print for their family room.  I can’t wait to see this hung!

Manchester NH Family Photos | Family posed at wooden fence | Benson's Park | taken by Fleur Foto Photography

The boys were just adorable and William is Mr. Personality!  What stories he could tell me!  We shared lots of secrets during our shoot, he told me poems and adventure stories.  Great things are in store for this little guy!

Manchester NH Family Photos | Boy posing on rock | Benson's Park | taken by Fleur Foto Photography

I love this shot because this is William.  Everything about this shot is him!  Perhaps there even is a modeling career in his future!

Manchester NH Family Photos | Family posed on rock | Benson's Park | taken by Fleur Foto Photography

As you can see, it was a beautifully sunny morning when we met.  Spring was truly giving us a hint that at last it was coming to visit.  How gorgeous is baby Joseph?  I managed to steal some baby snuggles from him and he curled right into me.  Ahhh – so sweet!

Manchester NH Family Photos | Boy running around trees | Benson's Park | boy running in park | Fleur Foto Photography

William is full of energy too!  He had a great time running around the trees and playing peek-a-boo!

Manchester NH Family Photos | Mom & Son | Father & Son | Benson's Park | taken by Fleur Foto Photography

When we took these shots, Joseph was right on the cusp of walking himself.  In the short time between our shoot and presenting their images he is now off and walking!  I just love this intense look he is giving me here in the shot above.  That’s a mind that full of things just bursting to come out!

Manchester NH Family Photos | siblings sitting on grass | Benson's Park | taken by Fleur Foto Photography

I love shots that really capture the moment and personality.  For me, family portraits should be a fun time for everyone.  We’ll get the compositions you are looking for, but when you just let things flow and happen, as you can see, you can also capture magic.  This is Sarah’s family frozen at this moment.  Not just how they look, but who they are.  That is the gift I wish to give my clients in their family portraits.

For more information about Manchester NH Family Photos, please contact Laura Bower.  Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH.  Laura photographs families, newborns, babies, children, high school seniors and expectant mothers’ maternity portraits.  She covers Southern NH and the greater Boston area, including Nashua, Hollis, Groton, Brookline, Londonderry and Windham.  To schedule your own family portrait session, you can contact Laura here.

Family Portraits | Holding hands |Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Holliston MA Family Portraits

Picture perfect family books family portraits – check! Historic and gorgeous location chosen for the setting – check! Co-operative weather – dry, if chilly – check!

I love shooting families at all stages of their lives – be that they are just expecting and mom has a beautiful belly to showcase, they have young, energetic kids or their kids are a little older.  The latter was the case for this family that I had the pleasure of capturing last fall. Sometimes scheduling family portraits can be a bit tricky to get a time that works for everyone.  That only gets harder when the kids also have their own jobs.  We managed to get a date and time that would work for this wonderful family, though.  Shooting with natural light in the middle of the day can pose some difficulties for a photographer.  However, through skillful use of shade, shadow and my trusty reflector, we got busy to capturing some wonderful memories of this family.

Family Portraits | Mother and son | Historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait | Mother Son

The bond between this beautiful Argentinian mother and her graduating senior son is palpable.  You can tell not only is there immense love between them, there is also a lovely friendship and deep mutual respect.

Holliston MA Family Portraits | Family groupins | Meriam's Corner Lincoln MA | Fleur Foto Photography

The original remit was to have family portraits taken for use in holiday greeting cards – I was subsequebtly delighted to hear that their cards were a huge hit this year!  Once we began shooting, though, we were having entirely too much fun to call it quits after getting those card shots.

Family portraits | Family Tree | historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Yes, I had the boys climb a tree!  The family has jokingly called that shot their album cover!  Should you ever hear of a musical release from them, you are now in the know where the cover shot originated.  My, what handsome boys in this family!  I have no doubt they have a very active social life!

Family portraits | Posed on Stone Stairs | historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait |

What can I say about these two?  Well, they have an adorable love story and they make this blended family work amazingly.  This was their first portrait session since their wedding which took place on a beautiful Jamaican beach.

Family portraits | House background | historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Of course, there is a story behind the pointing – this is Luke and Avi’s “thing”.  They have a series of pictures over the years with them pointing to each other.  I was honored to be able to add to their series.  What a beautiful bond they have – intense brotherly and protective love.  Luke is off to college this year and about to embark on his college adventure.  I wish you all the best, Luke – great success, great fun and lots of life lessons!

Family Portraits – Just the boys

Family portraits | leaning on house | historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Father Son Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Family portraits | Mom & Dad | historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

It is heart-warming to see two people so clearly in love and completely besotted with each other.  You guys show us the rest just how to do it!

This was such a wonderful session and we had such a great time designing a portrait wall for their home and picking prints to frame.  I am looking forward to capturing more memories this summer with their extended family when they visit.  I can’t wait to work you again.  In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this image.  It says it all….

Family Portraits | Holding hands | historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

For more information about Holliston MA Family Portraits, please contact Laura Bower.  Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH.  Laura photographs families, newborns, babies, children, high school seniors and expectant mothers’ maternity portraits.  She covers Southern NH and the greater Boston area, including Nashua, Hollis, Londonderry and Windham, NH and Holliston, Groton, and Brookline MA  To schedule your own family portrait session, you can contact Laura here.

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family on stone wall | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

Nashua NH Family Portraits

Chance and luck are strange things.  For example, it was my great luck that I got to captures these Nashua NH family portraits when they took a chance on a raffle supporting breast cancer and won a photography session with me.  I’m not sure who the greatest winner was between us, but I’d hasten to say, I feel very lucky to now know this family and have had the pleasure to take their family portraits.  After dodging the New England weather and waiting for the snow to clear, we made a date and met at the lovely Benson’s Park in Hudson for some lake-front portraits.  I’ve shot many times at this location, but this was my first time taking it lake-front.  Wow!  What a great backdrop for this gorgeous family!

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family on Stone wall | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family walking on path | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

We had some fun, even though it was a chilly evening, and I chatted to Hadleigh about her ballet lessons.  As a former dancer myself, we had lots of barre talk we could share.

Nashua NH Family Portraits| Family with lake background | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

We made sure we got some shots of mom and dad on their own – apparently their first portraits since their wedding day.  I didn’t have to coax too hard to get them to look lovingly into each other’s eyes.  I also love to get the kids together – this pair has a great bond and no bribes were needed to get them to throw their arms around each other.

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family on Park Bench | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

No Fleur Foto family portrait session is complete without a little bit of silliness.  A family that pulls funny faces together stays together. 🙂

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Stone wall and lake background | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

As I snapped away, Cohen and I chatted about his hockey lessons.  He is in a learn to skate program at the moment and loving every minute of it.  If you are a reader of my blog, you will already know that my family lives the hockey life.  I gave Jen and Josh some tips for surviving the future before them.

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Siblings and Family shots | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

With dance recitals and hockey games in their future, I shared so many common interests and experiences with this family.  Not only did we click straight away, they are just a very cool family that is instantly likable.

It was my great pleasure to help Jen and Josh design a gallery wall for their home with their images from this family portrait session.  It’s going to make a big statement in their family room, showcasing an adorable family.

For more information about Nashua NH Family Portraits, please contact Laura Bower.  Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH.  Laura photographs families, newborns, babies, children, high school seniors and expectant mothers in maternity portraits.  She covers Southern NH and the greater Boston area, including Nashua, Hollis, Groton, Brookline, Londonderry and Windham.  To schedule your own family portrait session, you can contact Laura here.

Family Portraits | Young teen with clear complexion against tree by Fleur Foto Photography

Quincy MA family photographer – meet you at the bandstand

I had so much fun capturing these Quincy tween siblings for their family photo session. This brother and sister are just gorgeous, and could have stepped right out of the pages of the latest designer clothing catalog.  Mom has shared with me how excited they were for their photo shoot, secretly passing along that they felt like they were models.  As they should!  We met in downtown Wakefield at a park with a really cool bandstand and lake – a photographer’s dream for options!  We quickly got to work and they had so much fun posing together. You can just tell this family has a great relationship.  They had an easy air between them and readily flung their arms around each other.

MA Family Portraits |tween boy and girl pictured with bandstand and stone walls | Fleur Foto Photography

The fall leaves were at peak color adding lovely yellows and oranges to our backdrop.

MA Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured with tree, fall leaves and bandstand | Fleur Foto Photography

Right now Lauren still has the height advantage over her brother Jackson but, it won’t be long before he catches her up.  I just love this connection here between them.  So did mom and she ordered this back-to-back pose in a large print.

MA Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured in park on bench| Fleur Foto Photography

Aren’t they just gorgeous?  There are definitely great genes running in this family!

MA Family Portraits | young tween siblings pictured with trees and lake | Fleur Foto Photography

I had a great time working with these two being a little older than some of my clients’ kids.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the energy required for working with young children, but sometimes it’s nice to have your subjects to be fairly still for you.

MA Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured with stone steps | Fleur Foto Photography

Except when they’re not still…..

MA Family Portraits | young tween siblings pictured with stone doorway and lake | Fleur Foto Photography

I really enjoy incorporating some of the more interesting parts of a location into my photos – you may recall when I used this retro gas station for a senior session here.  These canons were so cool, and of course, completely appropriate to a New England family photo session.

MA Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured with canon | Fleur Foto Photography

Jackson is one of my favorite young men – he’s really into music and dancing and loves to go to concerts.  He does a mean Michael Jackson impersonation.

MA Family Portraits | young tween boy pictured with stone wall | Fleur Foto Photography

Lauren has a great aptitude for sports – she plays on a baseball and soccer team.  She loves spending time with her friends and shopping!  Well, who wouldn’t?

MA Family Portrait | young tween girl pictured with lake background | Fleur Foto Photography

MA Family Portrait |young tween siblings pictured with fall leaves and lake | Fleur Foto Photography

As you can see from this small sample, we got a great variety of shots which all looked perfect in the 10×10 heirloom album I designed for them.  I know for sure that Lauren and Jackson’s extended family had some lovely photography items under their tree this Christmas!

Laura Bower is a Quincy MA child and family photographer.  Based in Southern NH, she also works with families in Groton, Waltham, Newton and the Greater Boston area.  She also photographs families in Nashua, Hollis, Brookline, Londonderry, Derry, Windham and Salem, NH.  Laura specializes in lifestyle and portrait photography of maternity, newborns, babies, children, families and high school seniors.  To book a session, please contact Laura here.