Emma | Ultimate Senior Portrait Shoot Southern Maine, Seacoast NH

I know most girls are pretty much over their prom dresses after May. But it’s still the most expensive, and most beautiful outfit in their closet, and given the investment, it’s great to have an actual portrait in it. Since our Ultimate sessions include hair & makeup, as well as several hours of photography at various locations, we have time to stop at the studio to snag a few pics before we head off to the rest of the photoshoot.


Moms are happy and girls are glad they did it…and they’ll be even more glad in years to come.


Our next stop was a flower field…


Emma had a beautiful boho-inspired dress that was the perfect outfit to spin and twirl through the field.

Emma also liked the idea of having sea grass, so we headed to a nearby location that I knew had seagrass…


..but while we were parking I spotted a really cool, lush green, jungle-vibe spot and I asked Emma to trust me and step into the mess of vines and trees. I love the resulting photo and you’d probably not guess that she was standing in a parking lot when we took these shots. Teehee.


Then we stepped into the sea grass. Emma had brought these pants she loved, which she picked up while traveling in Paris. They were perfect and I really love when girls show up with clothing that is meaningful and different.


Our last stop was the ocean.


We got got sand between our toes…


climbed the rocks…


..and of course, ended the shoot with a little dip in the Atlantic.

“Oh, Erin!!!  All of the picture are so beautiful. Thank you so much. I don’t know how Em will narrow it down to 1 for the yearbook. Glad that I can buy the gallery and don’t have to pick just a couple.
You made the whole experience for Em completely fun and magical!!!!!”
-Lynne (Emma’s Mom)


Isabel | Ultimate Senior Portrait Session

Our ultimate senior portrait sessions are crazy fun. They start off with the princess treatment by Christine, at The Crown. Then I get them. Our first stop is the studio. Isabel’s mom, Kristen said she thought it would be good to get a “traditional studio” shot. I don’t really do “traditional”, my studio shots have a modern, editorial feel. I can’t even be sorry.MSS_4244-Edit.jpg

Then we stepped outside the studio…because it’s like right there…and our “outdoor studio” has a lot of texture and goodness.


I knew from Isabel and Kristen’s consultation that they wanted a diverse gallery, a little bit of everything – and her ultimate session gave us plenty of time to explore several locations.  Kristen told me that they were open to anything and they trusted me…so when Isabel wanted some shots in a “field of wildflowers” …I knew where we could find a “field” …and it was a little bit non-traditional…but their open mind and trust paid off!


After the field shots, we headed out to one of our favorite spots. Isabel had this amazing vibrant yellow dress that couldn’t have been more perfect. Beaulieu2-13



This spot has so much texture and interest and we worked every inch of that place.



We even pulled out our lighting equipment and went inside one of the forts.


We had such a great time, and Isabel was a total rockstar.


I think Kristen and Isabel loved their gallery as much as I do:

“We are so in love with the gallery”

“..many of my friends believe your shots/work are magazine worthy.  I can’t say enough how incredibly talented you are”

tee hee. I love it when a plan comes together.




Adulting: 30th Birthday Cake Smash Photoshoot

Several weeks ago I got a phone call from a client…well, I should say, a client’s husband, cause let’s face it, most often the wives are in charge of all matters pertaining to photoshoots. He tentatively asked me if he could set up a “best friend photoshoot” ..and I was like sure, for Bella (their daughter)…”uh no, for my wife and her best friend”. I melted. He went on to explain that they were both turning 30 and it would mean a lot for them to be photographed together.
The day that shoot happened was pure magic. They had their hair and makeup done by The Crown and came up the stairs giggling and filled with pure joy.
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These busywalked in proclaiming how nice it was to come to a photoshoot without worrying about anyone else…no outfits to coordinate, bribes, runny noses to wipe…this was their moment.
Their excitement was so infectious and I was soaking it all in. We were filled with joy and smiling from ear to ear as we moved from set to set, making beautiful pictures together.
There is a bible verse that says, a friend sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) – it was easy to see that these two had that kind of friendship. They are sisters, birthed by life and years and experiences together. And even though they’re separated by many miles, those miles are nothing compared to the love they have for one another.
After the shoot, I had a little surprise planned for them…
We lit 30 candles and giggled all the way through the rest of the photoshoot.
It was absolutely the best.
And if you don’t believe me, Lish wrote, “Turning 30….and embracing it! I have dreamed of a photo shoot with my bestie by the talented Erin Moore for a few years now. I thought what a way to bring in our 30’s! This was unlike any experience we have had together (and we have had a lot) – our amazing day started The Crown doing our hair and make up and we immediately were bffs with the lovely Christine and Jenn! Next we walked to Mercy Street Studio where Erin made us feel so comfortable the minute we walked in the door. The day to day cooking cleaning driving kids around wiping snotty noses and let’s be real butts to, serving and helping those I love was put on hold for that hour and through Erin’s vision and honestly her love I felt empowered strong confident and beautiful right along side best friend. I would tell ANY woman to go and have this experience even alone you will be changed for the better!! Thank you Erin for a gift that was more then pictures love you!!! AND s/o to our husbands who made sure our kids were taken care of so we could fully enjoy this experience!!”