Save the Date!
As summer draws to a close we are looking forward to our annual holiday theme day. Actually, this year we will be hosting two theme days. While we knew it would be a long shot, we took a chance and reached out to Santa to see if he could make time in his busy schedule this fall to come visit the studio. We were so happy to find out this past week that he will be here on November 5! For those who are unable to make it on the 5th, or who think their little ones might not recognize Mr. Claus, we will be hosting a second holiday theme day on November 19.
We will begin taking reservations for those sessions soon, so keep an eye out for the announcement. Both session days will be limited to 15 sessions each. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible because they will be gone in a flash! In the meantime, mark your calendar!
Our Website is All New!
It’s prettier, faster, easier to navigate and mobile.
But we’d love to know what you think. And, if you happen to find a broken link or a typo somewhere (entirely possible) we would love to know.
So, please browse around. Comments are welcome – we’d love to hear from you!
Here’s a Father’s Day deal Dad – and you – will love!
What dad wouldn’t love a picture of his child showing off his favorite sport, hobby or his profession? Just bring the jersey(s) and/or the props. Picture can include Dad or just the child (or multiple children, if from the immediate family). Children must be able to sit well. And then use this coupon for a personalized collage that he and you will absolutely treasure!
If you already have a session scheduled or planned, we can use the images from that session. If not, the coupon includes a complimentary session ($125 value) plus 20% or more off your personalized, framed Quotable Collage (see retail and sale prices to the left). Number of images included in the collage will vary, depending on the size of the piece and the images produced at the session. We’ll design it and you’ll have input on the images used and the design. Bring us a quote or use one from our vast quote collection.
Note that this certificate may not be redeemed for cash, may not be combined with any other offers, may not be used for our Limited Edition Sessions and there is a limit of 1 per customer. You must SCHEDULE your session by 6/30/14, HOLD your session and PLACE YOUR ORDER by 7/31/14.
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Have questions? Contact us or just give us a call at 603-579-0500.
Here are all the entrants to our Cutest Kid Contest and their total points. Points were accumulated by nudging friends and family to like (1 point), comment (2 points) and share (2 points) the photo posted on our Facebook page. Thanks to all who participated. We really appreciate all your time and effort!
Prizes. We have prizes! And guess what – everyone’s a winner.
Grand prize – $300 in studio credit – Melissa Pike
2nd prize – $200 in studio credit – Ashley Oley-Norman
3rd prize – $100 in studio credit – Jacki Lynn
4th place through 10th- $50 in studio credit
Note that studio credit may not be exchanged for cash and may not be used to pay for an item already purchased or to pay down an existing balance. It may be used for the purchase of any product or service related to any of our regular sessions (may not be used for Limited Edition sessions such as Easter or Christmas).
In order of most points, here are the results. If anyone has questions re the contest, the rules or the results please give me a call at 603-579-0500. Thanks again!
This year for our Easter sessions, held the weekend of March 22, 2014, we built an actual duck pond – something I’ve wanted to do forever but this year we finally bit the bullet and made it happen. Here is a series of pictures on how we built it and a couple of pictures once we were done. The frame for the pond and the dock we built ourselves (I have access to a couple of very handy guys), the greenery has been purchased over the years and the background is a great, ‘Springy’ one that I have also had for years, it was perfect for this particular set.
Step 1 – we built the frame for the pond. It took us a while to figure out the exact dimensions (turned out to be approximately 7′ x 8′) and the placement of the dock in relation to the background and the camera.
Step 2 – we added the pond liner. We had to spend some time getting it as flat as possible, ‘ironing out’ the wrinkles, and then folding the ends over and under the frame to hold it in place.
Step 3 – we filled the pond with water. As with all projects we ran into a problem with the connection between the hose and the faucet, but it was just a small challenge for our engineer Bob. While it was filling we kept our fingers crossed that there were no pinhole leaks! We filled it with around 3-4 inches of water, and expected that it would take hours to fill since the water pressure in the studio is sketchy at best. But surprisingly it filled up pretty quickly. We then decorated all around the pond with our greenery and rocks and in the pond we placed some underwater greenery and a lot of small pebbles.
The step I missed was my late-night run to AC Moore to pick up a few extra supplies. Got there 10 minutes before closing thank goodness!
Step 4 – the finished product, complete with a couple of props that we used during the sessions.
Below I’ve included a couple of images from the sessions done on March 22 and 23, including the last pictures taken of those hard little workers – the bunnies and the ducks. A great time was had by all. All the sessions went well and we were really happy at how impressed everyone was that we actually managed to build a pond right in the camera room!
We just installed a new display in our studio outside our viewing room. The day after we installed it, the frame company we used for many of the wall pieces shut down their wholesale division (perfect timing on our part LOL) so we’re not going to be selling these frames any longer.
But – we will sell the frames we have, both as samples and in stock, at a discount. [intlink id=”5092″ type=”page”]Contact us[/intlink] if you’re interested or let us know the next time you’re in!
Yes, Easter pictures and the bunnies and ducks will be here soon! This year we are offering one totally awesome set on one day only!
The Date: Saturday, March 22. Only 15 sessions available this year so book early!
Who can participate: Children of all ages and babies, so long as they can sit well, unassisted.
Length of the sessions: Sessions will be 30 minutes in duration and you will view your pictures and select your order immediately after.
What’s new this year: The set is brand new and you’re gonna love it! Also, no session fee this year! We do require a $99 deposit at signup but the entire $99 is a deposit towards whatever you order. And, be sure to check out our Bunnies & Ducks page for information about what to wear (especially important with this set), how to best prepare and information on our products and pricing for this special event.
To signup click here or call us at 603-579-0500.
Every Mom Deserves Pictures She Loves!
We are Celebrating Mom this month! How often are you, the mom, the photographer and not even included in the family photo? How many pictures do you have of you and your children that just aren’t quite what you had hoped for? So often we’re rushing a quick snapshot and don’t even like the result. I think that every mom should have a picture she loves of herself with her children so I created our Celebrating Moms promotion. All you need to do is schedule your mini session in May as your schedule and ours allows. We’ve also set aside Sunday, June 2, with only 6 slots available, for these special sessions. Here’s our all-new sample video slideshow to give you an idea of what you can expect from your session!
Are you looking for a gift?
Look no further! What Mom would not LOVE great pictures with her kids? [intlink id=”7077″ type=”page”]Sign up online[/intlink] and we’ll even either email you or snail mail you a gift certificate (or you can pick it up). What could possibly be easier than that? A few clicks of the mouse and you are a hero!
Who’s Included in the Session?
MOTHERS! All mothers! – new mothers, mothers of teens, grandmothers, great grandmothers. You get the idea. And, of course, the most important people in a mother’s life – her children. We’ll take pictures of the children together and separately and Mom with each of the children and all of them together. We’ll get some fun, interactive pictures as well as some huggy ‘looking at the camera’ pictures. Our goal is for you to have pictures that you absolutely love.
Here’s what Elizabeth, our super model in the sample video had to say about her pictures:
[sws_blockquote align=”left” alignment=”alignleft” cite=”Elizabeth, Bedford NH” quotestyles=”style01″]Hi Gail! Wow, the pictures and the video put me in tears! What a wonderful keepsake that I will treasure for years to come! [/sws_blockquote]
WHERE do the Sessions Take Place?
All sessions take place at our studio. [intlink id=”940″ type=”page”]Click here for directions[/intlink].
How much is the Investment & What does it Include?
There are two special packages available and you can always add on if you like. Or choose from our regular price list. We’ll even have some additional special products available at reduced rates just for these sessions. But, to sign up all you need to do is pay our $199 refundable reservation fee, all of which is applied toward your portrait purchase (no session fee for these sessions!). And, we’ll even add $100 to it so you’ll have an additional $100 credit to spend with us! How cool is that?!
I Want that Video Slideshow of my Session. Tell me more about it.
We are introducing video to our Celebrating Mom sessions! I love video and have wanted to do this for years! We’ll interview your child (children) via video who are 4 or older. For those under 4 we will, if you like, interview you and capture your voice while we video your child playing (so during that portion of the slideshow you’ll hear your voiceover while the video of your child is playing). We’ll create a multimedia slideshow that will include the stills from the session plus the edited video. We have some great interview questions but you can create your own as well. The video slideshow is free with the purchase of a 16×20 or larger wall portrait (or comparable product). Our 16×20 wall portraits come ready to hang on the wall with your choice of 4 frames. The investment for a 16×20 for this session, depending on your purchase (collection A, B or C), ranges from $399 – $559.
Refer your Friends and Family and get Extra Credit!
Share this post or the above video, like it on Facebook, comment below, tell your friends… for every referral you make that results in a purchase you will receive $50 of EXTRA CREDIT to invest in your own memories!
We will schedule appointments during our regular hours, as your schedule and ours allows during the month of May. We have also set aside Sunday, June 2 for a very limited number of appointments.
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[intlink id=”7077″ type=”page”]Click here to book your session online through our secure server[/intlink]. No need to decide right now what you want to purchase – time enough for that once you see your images! There is a $199 refundable reservation fee to book and hold your appointment. This entire amount will go towards your portrait purchase and it is completely and 100% refundable if you don’t love your images. We’ll even add $100 to it so you’ll have additional credit to spend – it’s our way of celebrating Mom!
Don’t hesitate to[intlink id=”5092″ type=”page”] contact us![/intlink] or call us at 603-579-0500. We are super excited about these sessions and can’t wait to see you all!
It’s all over! Our week-long contest has come to a close with our last winner. You can find out more about our daily drawing that we sponsored this week [intlink id=”6304″ type=”post”]right here[/intlink].
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to submit feedback – we really appreciate it! Here are a few things that we’ve already implemented as a result of your comments:
- We modified the home page slideshow so there would be a little less movement, so the words to the story would move more subtly.
- We added a search bar to the top of the inside pages with a sidebar.
- We added an additional version of our galleries so that if you choose to view all the thumbnails for a given gallery you can now do that. Check out our Galleries page for details.
- And, we’re still noodling on a mobile solution – getting closer though!
As promised we selected a winner from Friday’s drawing at random. The name was selected by using a cute little app called Tea Round. We entered all the names of the participants into the app, asked it to pick one person at random and we got a winner! Heather Drouin is the recipient of a $25 gift card to her choice of the following: Pottery Barn, Amazon.com, Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot. Congratulations Heather!
The contest is now officially closed. Thank you all for your time and your feedback – it is much appreciated!