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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.

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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