I had the priviledge to photograph this sweet little man. He will be in no shortage of attention or love! Future Hunter and I can’t wait to see him grow through my lens.
I first Photographed Kayley as a Senior a few years ago.. she was living in MA then and has since located to Hardwick, VT. She contacted me about doing a fun couple’s session. I met up with Mike and Kayley in Saint Johnsbury, VT and we then moved to a few locations that I frequent between there and my studio in Monroe, NH. We ended our fun, modern session in my studio and despite it being a bit windy and chilly during our session, it was a fun time and the result are images that capture this young couple in this amazing time in their lives. Thanks Kayley and Mike!!! -Sammi
We have a winner for my 1K FB Giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and referred a friend. I truly, truly appreciate it!
#10 Lisa Pierson is my winner! Congrats Lisa you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Thank you!
Last week the first round of my brand new Newsletter went out. This will be sent out every few months. If you signed up after the initial mailing or need to sign up, here is the special I announced..I was going to wait until Saturday, but my weekend is very busy and I don’t want to forget!
I have already booked a few of these appointments and some certificates have been purchased. Make sure to book early.. I will be taking the month of December to spend with my family and celebrate the Holidays. I won’t be taking on any new sessions after these book up, except newborns, until 2012. 603.638.3014
My new Red “Lola” Epiphanie camera bag arrived today! I absolutely love it! My old camera bag was really not my style. It served it’s purpose well enough, but always seemed bulky and not comfortable. My Epiphany bag is just my style… truly gorgeous and very well made. It will fit my canon cameras and L lenses just fine. This way, my camera can really go everywhere! Don’t forget to enter the 1K giveaway Here. You could win a Photography session worth over $500!!!!
I am a hypocrite.. I admit it. I don’t necessarily feel like my “likes” on fb defines my business. However, being in a new place, I would like to see some new faces too! Word of Mouth has been my biggest, amazing advertisement. I am so thankful when people do refer me. It makes me feel all warm and gushy inside knowing the love of my chosen career makes people happy and they love and appreciate custom portraiture as much as I do. In a business where most prosumer cameras’ price points are pretty reasonable and having a photography “business” is easy as addding “photography” to your name, it’s a challenge to set yourself apart. Thankfully I have a client base that truly can, at a glance, know the difference. I HEART all of you that do.. THANK YOU!!!!
I only do one giveaway a year, if any. So, be sure to tell all your friends. Here are the rules:
All comments must be made here, on my blog, under this post.
If you are already a fan of my page.. leave a comment telling me so.
If you haven’t “liked” my page run over and click the “like” button and leave a comment telling me you did.
Did you refer someone new who wasn’t already a fan? Leave another Comment telling me the name. (they must have “liked” me…I will check) Dislike being FB police, but fair is fair
The drawing will take place from Random.Org and all entrants will be put into the drawing in the order of their commment. Drawing will take place when I reach that “magic” number.
Details: I will accept newborns, must be under 10 days old, family of up to 5 people, HS Seniors, Children, Princess Sessions. Must contact me about the session within 2 weeks of winning.. Sessions can be booked from November through next year. This session will be at and around my studio. Collection is 10 gift prints and 1 11×14 wall portrait. GOOD LUCK! START REFERRING! Be sure to check back as I will announce the winner here!
I first discovered MillieLee Designs while doing one of my many “window shopping” afternoons on Etsy. I fell head over heals for her beautiful creations. The dresses were simple with a flare and the patterns classic and gorgeous. Something I look for when shopping for my girls. Did I mention Milli Lee’s dresses are also Organic? Organic, made in America and supporting a small business, love it!!! Etsy is the place I shop first when I am on the look-out for everyday clothes that also photograph well and I can hand down from girl to girl. I am not a “trendy” Mommy, sometimes this disapoints my girls, but I think they will grow an appreciation for all things classic and timeless. There seriously isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t get compliments on the girls’ appearences. Comfortable, yet beautiful is my standard. Yes, my girls are allowed to play in the mud, go barefoot and climb trees, just not in Etsy treasures. lol.
Here are just some of the gorgeous creations you will find in Milli’s shop…
One of my beautiful clients.. she was just a few weeks old when I first photographed her. My, how the time has flown!
All hair accessories are also products made from love found at Etsy. Support the small businesses and Moms who put so much love and their talent into each of these products. You really do get what you pay for and I choose to do my part in supporting small business women like myself.
I was truly excited to meet this handsome little man. I was a referral from his Auntie and so honored to photograph this once-in-a-lifetime session. We were able to capture him sleeping and oh-so-sweet and awake to interact with Mom and Dad for thier portraits together. Thank you so much “K” Family.. I am so happy you loved his portraits as much as I do!
Around The Bend Photography is a Full Service, Custom Boutique Studio. Including custom product choices with your session gallery is part of our service.
With each Newborn session we will show Custom Birth Annoucements, a beautiful way to announce the arrival of your precious addition. We work with you to use complimentary colors and any information you want to include. These are 5×7 flat, double sided announcements and include envelopes. You can choose a more “boutique” style folded card as well.
Also available are Custom Storyboards, really no better way to display many images in one design. Our most popular product! We are so pleased to offer custom framing for our storyboards, as sizing of most storyboards are unique as the product itself. Classic frames as well as Custom frames from The Organic Bloom are available. Organic Bloom frames can be matched to the colors of your nursery.. what a beautiful addition that would be!
I knew the Custom Frame to display my newest portrait in my new living room would be something from The Organic Bloom. I knew I wanted something different from everything else I saw in the general market, and The Organic Bloom’s custom frames are just so gorgeous and unique. You can make it your own with custom colors and a design that works with any decor. I ordered mine to incorporate the colors of my new living room and would work with any portraits if I choose to change them out from year to year. Like a piece of furniture, it was an investment. It’s timesless and no matter if I change up my styles and colors, it will remain a constant fixture. Each of my Fall Family clients will have a chance to win an 8×10 frame with their choice of style and colors from The Organic Bloom and a portrait print from their session. Around The Bend Photography is proud to be a Full Service, Custom Boutique Studio.
Pictured is a Twin Stack Frame in two different colors and a glaze added to the inside frame, custom made for a 16×24 portrait. As you can see the over-all dementions are larger, which is one of the components that makes these frames so amazing. Each mounted print 11×14 and larger from Around The Bend Photography is beautifully textured and sprayed for protection.
A few spots left for my Fall Family and Children Special… email me for times and dates email@example.com or call 603.638.3014
I am loving all the beautiful colors available for Fall dressing this year. Purples, Burgundy and Grey seem to be every where. Almost anywhere you shop or in your very own closet, I am sure you will be able to find coordinating your family will be easier then you thought. It’s all about staying within the same color tones and complimenting hues. I will have a few more ideas coming your way next week! Don’t forget, I still have a few spots left for my Fall Family portrait special later in the week of October 3rd, and afternoons are the perfect time for gorgeous lighting of all the seasonal colors. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an example for dressing your family for your Fall Portraits.. styles available at; Old Navy, Gap, Gap Kids and PiperLime
The trees which line my drive-way remind me that Fall is knocking on our door. It still may be August, but everything is quickly changing. I only offer this special once a year and the weekend dates are quickly filling up. I have some weekday afternoon and mornings to accomodate as many people and schedules as I can. These are the perfect opportunity to update your family portrait or capture your children another year older. Portraits always make the perfect gifts for the Holidays. Whether a classic framed portrait or an amazing, custom storyboard. Don’t miss out!
**Holiday cards are two-sided flat, custom designed and come with envelopes. You will have a choice of 3-5 designs in your private gallery to choose from. Up to (2) design changes will be included. If you are an individual or family who does not wish to have Holiday cards, you may choose two additional gift prints** A complete pricing guide for additional portrait prints, wall portraits, exclusive Fall special products and business policies will be given at session time. If you wish to have these prior, please inquire.
My Fall specials are perfect for families who haven’t a lot of time, sibling portraits or couples. Because of time limitations I am not able to accomodate larger families (more then 6 people) or newborns. Please inquire about regular scheduling. email@example.com