Fall Fashion Photoshoot | Portsmouth, NH

Somewhere buried under lots of fun photoshoots are pictures I took about a month ago for our fashion friends at Pretty Little Things, with hair and makeup by Redhead Studio.

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Our fashion partner, Michelle, who owns Pretty Little Things is the brain-power behind these shoots.

PLT Sept2017-11I basically just show up with my camera.

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The concept behind this particular shoot was a glamping vibe with a retro feel.

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Michelle is always pushing me to produce images that are beyond the boundaries of my normal portrait work.

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Which I love and hate.

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I love shooting differently; utilizing lenses that don’t come out of my bag much, and new lighting techniques. These shoots are an opportunity to me to grow, practice and learn. Last year I actually learned a whole new off camera flash system doing these shoots (which I now utilize with ease). Which is freaking awesome.

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Then there’s the matter of editing. I love clean edits. However, editing styles are subject to trends (thank you Instagram filters). Several years ago it was a low contrast matte look, then a pastel light & airy edit, now it’s a dark, contrasty film look – all so fun and wonderful…but I want my photography to look timeless. So this is where I bite my lip and work on edits per the shoot’s vision board.

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I take a deep breath and then use photoshop techniques to create an edit that will give the photo the desired look and feel for the shoot …which I jokingly refer to as “ruining my pictures”.

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Although I sort of fuss about it, if I’m honest, it’s a nice creative excursion for me. Creating film-like effects has forced me to use different editing tools and learn more about Photoshop.

Learning is always good and playing photography reminds me that this is more than a job, it’s also a hobby.



DTP Family Photoshoot | NH Family Photographer

Once in a while the people I talk to and text with on a daily basis, probably somewhat guilted by my presence in their lives, book photoshoots for themselves and their tribes. I work with Tanya at Oomph quite a bit, we collaborate on monthly fashion shoots together which results in us meeting up, texting, and visioneering a lot.


A few months ago she mentioned getting her tribe in front of my camera for a shoot and…..fast forward….yesterday was that day.


I kinda couldn’t wait.


Because I know Tanya, I knew I could probably persuade her into a shoot in downtown Portsmouth. I secretly love shooting families in DTP.


Tanya sent me a text of her littlest guy making monster faces in the afternoon, he was practicing for the big photoshoot.


This inspired me to dust off my fisheye; which is non-stop fun.



The shoot was everything I dreamed it would be. Her little guys are so animated and fun, I couldn’t get enough of them.



And cute. Gosh they’re cute.



And Tanya sparkles around them in a way that was new to me.


My heart was full after this session.


Thank you Tanya, for sharing your amazing people with me.



(I think I wore the little one out) 😉