Holt Hill Family Session | Stephanie Clement Photography | Andover MA

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Can't beat a beautiful spring evening walking to the top of Holt Hill!  When this mom wanted to bring her family up there for their session, I knew that it would be a special one. Mom's goal was to have a portrait of each of her trio and then finish the session lifestyle fashion.  With 3 children under 6, it's all about playing so this worked out perfectly.

Once we got past the "are we there yet", "I'm thirsty" and "I need to go to the bathroom" stuff, we started with individual kid portraits on some rocks by the trees.  With little ones who love to run and play, giving them something to sit on or lean against helps to keep them focused for a few minutes.  

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After I knew we had the individual portraits that mom wanted, we moved out to the beautiful lush green fields at the top of the hill for some family photos.  We were all about the fun - we played some games, the kids and I had some special secrets we kept from mom and dad - making it fun keeps the kid engaged in what we're doing and allows us to capture some pure and natural family interactions.  

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Next we went back to photographing the kids together.  First we made some dandelion wishes and lastly played on the solstice stones.  They loved seeing the directions on the stones and telling time by standing on the top pillar.  You can see in the one image that we're all pointing North :).

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Interested in planning your family's session?  Contact me for more information.


How to use those images: Kitchen doorway | Stephanie Clement Photography | Andover MA

June 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

Last year I posted a fun way to get a lot of images up on the wall in a small space using 5x5 square prints.  Here's another little project I recently completed that I wanted to share.

We live in a national historic district house (aka lots of doorways from french doors, low light and wall space is sometimes at a premium).  This little space between the main doorway into the kitchen has been an unused space that I've had my eye on but it's not a lot of real estate.  

I recently thought it would be fun to showcase my 4 kids here - both my human kids and my "fur kids".  To give it some visual interest I used both horizontal and vertical images. I also wanted to give them a little "pop!" so I printed them on metal which gives a bit more contrast and color and with it being in the kitchen makes it very easy for cleaning/less places for dust etc to settle.  I also went wide - instead of a standard size I went wider to custom 8"x12" dimension which fit the space better and worked well with the images I chose.

All client sessions include an in person gallery review and ordering session.  In these sessions, we work together to design beautiful pieces and displays custom to your home.  I retain all client images indefinitely so I can also design displays using past images or infuse past with current images.  Contact me to learn more!

 


1st Birthday Balloon Session | Stephanie Clement Photography | Andover MA

May 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This little sweetie, Annabelle, had a Baby Plan which means she has a 3 session package for her first year of life and we timed it for 3 months, 8 months when she was sitting and then 1 year old.  For her 1st birthday, mom wanted to do something extra special but not have a cake smash.  After going through a few ideas, we decided on a Dr. Seuss/hot air balloon theme.  

We started out doing a few photos with big brother and her family to get into the groove and then brought out a pastel rainbow of balloons attached to a fun basket.  She had fun in the basket but enjoyed it even more when we turned it upside down :).  

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Then we moved to a blanket for a few portraits and some Dr. Seuss book time with big brother.  He's so amazing with her and she absolutely adores him. 

1st birthday Dr. Seuss and Hot Air Balloon session

If you're interested in learning more about the Baby Plan package or would like to schedule your own family session, contact me.


Football Inspired Senior Session | Stephanie Clement Photography | Andover MA

May 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I love when seniors want to incorporate their passions into their senior session and this one was super fun to plan! To capture the variety Jordan and his family wanted, we split his session into 2 locations on 2 different dates - first starting at a local green space to capture some portraits and then moving to his high school's football field.  

We did some basic portraits at the first location.  These are perfect for the yearbook, printing for the home, family and friends, and to include in graduation announcements.

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Next, we moved to the fields and had some fun!  Jordan was up for anything and I knew that I wanted to include all the aspects of the environment.  We started in the stands with the great lines of the bleachers, then moved to the goal post and finally wrapped up with a cool 50 yard line shot with him laying down resting on his helmet.

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Mom loved all the images and really wanted a large wall piece that incorporated a selection of his football images so I worked with the family to create a collage of their favorite images which we printed large - 24x36.  It looks great framed on their wall! senior, senior photography, andover photographerAndover Senior Session

Even if your yearbook photos have been finalized and submitted, there's still time to schedule your own personalized senior session.  Contact me for more information!


Spring Family Session at the Park | Stephanie Clement Photography | Andover Photographer

May 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

When this spring session lined up perfectly with blooming daffodils and apple trees, I was super excited to enjoy the space with this family!  This young family has a little one who just had her first birthday and the sweetest 2 year old lab you'll ever meet.

To schedule your spring session, contact me.