Posts Tagged ‘family christmas photo nh’

On Making a Modern Photo Album

January 25th, 2012 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Portraits, Products

This Winter I am ramping up my selection of studio sample albums. I have (finally!) narrowed down six amazing albums from various vendors in a range of sizes and prices that are sure to delight. More to come on each album, but today I’m sharing a sample layout I created from a recent family portrait session in Auburn, NH.

I favor album layouts that are either symmetrical or asymmetrical but they always have to be full bleed (image printed so it runs off the page) or on white. The photos should speak for themselves so I stay away from overly designed pages that include text, doodles, or layered images with borders. I want my album pages to be clean and modern looking and more importantly, to stand the test of time. The white background allows the photos to breathe in the same way a white gallery allows its artworks to breathe. (The gray border here is only to add separation between layout pages.)

Photographs age like fine wine you know, so it’s only right they are preserved with care.

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Warm Holiday Sparkle

December 20th, 2011 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Events, Inspiration, Interior Design, Weddings

There is a new (and fabulous!) wedding venue that recently opened called the River Mill at Dover Landing. It’s located in one of the mill buildings in downtown Dover, NH, which from what I can tell, seems to be a creative enclave sprinkled with engaged University students. This mill venue is super appealing because, heck yes, I fantasize about living in a loft, however unpractical they may be. The creators of River Mill did a fantastic job restoring the mill and keeping it simple so that patrons can deck it out to their liking. With exposed brick walls, soaring ceilings, hanging industrial pendant lighting and wood flooring, it’s the only large capacity venue of it’s kind in the state.

Special thanks to Kate Parker Weddings for the understated and festive holiday decor.

nh holiday party bar

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Holiday Cards Are Rolling In!

December 20th, 2011 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Portraits, Products

As you know, I put together a mini portrait session for families recently at a studio downtown. I just received the first holiday card from this adorable family from that session! (Here’s an admission: I designed this card and had them printed, so I knew exactly what to expect.) You can’t tell from this picture, but the cards are printed on thick postcard stock with an elegant pearl finish which is perfect for the sparkly season that is the holidays. Happiest of holidays to the Shaheen Family and yours.

And check out this cutie that came in the mail. We did a Fall portrait session earlier this year decked out in striped tights and a Missoni jacket designed for Target, which I hear was all the rage among mommies.  I did not design this one, but it is a testament to how professional photos make everything better if I do say so myself. Merry Christmas to the Bakers!

And last but not least, a one-sided photo card made by Shutterfly from mom and daughter dynamic duo, Chloe and Meredith!

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Downtown Manchester Holiday Portrait Peek

November 15th, 2011 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Portraits, Studio

This past weekend I had my first ever mini holiday portrait session and it was so much fun! First off, the kids were dressed impeccably. (Thank you moms and dads! I aspire to be as stylish.) Secondly, I got to set up shop in a gorgeous studio in downtown Manchester which had plenty of natural light. (I usually shoot out of my smaller home studio or on-location, so this was quite a treat.) We had a ball tossing around over-sized plastic ornaments, playing with colorful lights, and running around wearing angel halos.

I set up a few colorful holiday scenes but also a crisp white backdrop so the children could move around more freely. A serene white backdrop is such a beautiful thing. It really showcases children, or any subject, in a clean, ‘this is me’ way.

Thank you to all the families who made this possible. I hope to make the mini holiday portrait session an annual tradition.

I know it’s early but…Happy Holidays!

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Baby Ione’s Fall Portrait

November 8th, 2011 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Portraits

Ione (i-own-ee) is very reserved with people she doesn’t know well but with the help of mom and dad she warmed right up. She did me a favor by sitting on the yellow velvet chair for a few minutes and then interacted with it in her own (even cuter) way by sticking her head through the back.

Ione, you are sweet and oh so stylish. Alyssa and Peter, congratulations on your beautiful little sprite.

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A Portrait at 22

September 15th, 2011 by Tanya | 3 Comments | Filed in Portraits

I received an email from a client asking if I would photograph her son who recently graduated from Columbia.  She explained she wanted to capture him as he is today before his life moves on in new ways. At 22 you feel grown up and ready for the world. That optimism, energy, and willingness to have new experiences is a gift. I moved to NYC in my twenties and regard it as one of the most special places and times in my life.

Alex, best wishes to you as you go on your way. The world is your oyster. I’m pretty sure you know that.

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