Friday, December 26, 2008

Taking Advantage

With the holidays upon us, we often find ourselves seeing family from various parts of the country converging in one place. What a perfect opportunity for family portraiture. With a son on the west coast and a daughter in New York, it is not often that the LaRoses are all together in one place. But with the Christmas holiday, opportunity knocked, so we took advantage of the family gathering to photograph them today.

I haven't seen some of them since childhood, so it is fun to meet the adults they have become and see how much they have changed. Time marches on, so stopping the clock so to speak with a family portrait is a great way to remember how everyone was at a moment in time.

Here are a few shots from this morning's session.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One Happy Santa

Can you blame him? He even sent someone out after me with his email address!

Iron Brides before embarking on Sunday's adventure.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A visit to Madeleine's Daughter... and more!

Friday afternoon found us meeting the Iron Brides at the Portsmouth bridal shop Madeleine's Daughter for some shopping and makeup demonstrations with Joanne McDonough of Joyabeauty. It was a fun day for the girls, and even though I'm not a girl, I can see the attraction. So many dresses! Shoes! etc. Kinda like the Kittery Trading Post for girls, LOL.

After Madeleine's, we invaded a little pizza joint, and were happily consuming when an overly fit individual commanded the girls' attention. It was John Dye, a former Mr New Hampshire, who is to be their new personal trainer. After announcing to them that their pizza days were over, he marched them over to his fitness studio to whip them into shape. Mixing humor with his information, he kept the girls' attention and got them started on their new fitness program.

Here are a couple of shots from the day.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mike and Michelle

Brother and sister Mike and Michelle dropped by the studio tonight for some portraits for Christmas presents. There is still time to do so, but the window of opportunity is closing fast. Here are just a couple from the session.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

One great looking family

This great looking family took advantage of everyone being together for the Thanksgiving holiday to get some family portraits taken. What a fun bunch! We've known the family for years, and it is amazing to see how much the kids have changed. The boys are young men now, and little Mary is not so little, as you can see.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Onslaught of the Iron Brides

Wow. All I can say is wow. The Iron Brides Express rolled into town, and transformed the studio into a set. What is Iron Brides, you ask? A game show/reality show being filmed right here in New Hampshire, of course! Studio Mark Emile has decided to be a season sponsor of the program, which we expect to be a real kick.

Here is a small taste of what we got from today's session:

The contestants.

The girls trying to make an impression on Santa.

Our hosts, Jill and Brian.

Fourteen year old Amelia, who sings the Iron Brides theme song.

Her mom, Jodie, and Bill, who wrote the theme song and who plays it.

We have so much more than we can possibly blog. It's been quite a day.

Shoot the barber!

At least, I think that was Eric's thought. He was so upset with his haircut we couldn't wheedle, cajole, or even bribe him to take his hat off. So we left it on and the session went on regardless. Years down the road they will laugh their butts off (even Eric) when they see these pictures, I am sure.

This was a fun session, with people from all over. It was hard picking some for the blog as we had so many good ones. These have not yet been retouched, but to be honest there is not much to do to them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

3 month old sweetheart

ChloƩ met us in the studio the other day for her 3 month session. We are so looking forward to chronicling her first year (well, and the rest of her life, actually.) What a good baby! A real sweetheart.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Can you feel the heat?

As part of the Great American Downtown Ladies Night promotion, Studio Mark Emile is giving invitations to a Boudoir Portrait Party to be held at the studio in early December. What sort of images are created at a boudoir portrait session? Just the sorts of images your man would be only too happy to receive. Maybe we should show you. After all, a picture is worth 1000 words.





And, yes, sexy.

It's all very tastefully done, with an aim to be provocative and yet classy. Plus the sessions are a whole lot of fun. Studio Mark Emile thanks our models for allowing us to blog some of shots so we can share the nature of the sessions without identifying the participants. Ladies, come to the studio on Thursday for your own Boudoir Portrait Party invitation!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Salute to the Veterans

Today, (well, yesterday, actually) there was a little parade outside the studio for Veterans Day. I think we all owe our veterans a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make on our behalf, so the rest of us can be free. It is a special calling to serve one's country, and we at Studio Mark Emile are truly grateful. A few quick images from today's parade.

The Nashua High South Purple Panther Marching Band

Soldiers thanked by grateful citizens.

Veteran color guard.

Nashua High North Titans Marching Band

Patriots fire their weapons (gotta love the kids in the background covering their ears. :) )

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Adding to the pile

Butch's networking group came to the studio tonight, and Cathy was one of the throng. She asked if I would photograph her to add to the ARN images. Of course! Here's her shot- a quickie, done while getting ready for the rest of the group to show up.

Cathy is an interior designer, and owns her own business called Cathy Kert Interiors. She does great work! If you need to update your home, stage your home to sell, or decorate a business, she is a great resource.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Orange you glad

That this weekend daylight savings time ends? So an extra hour of sleep.

Speaking of orange, Ruby and ChloƩ came to the studio this morning to get some pictures in their Halloween costumes. So it was orange everything! And mom and dad wanted some regular pictures, too.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The latest victim

Charley dropped by tonight for his turn in the hot seat, as we jokingly refer to the stool front and center in front of the camera. Charley is the latest member of the Keller Williams Affiliate Referral Network to get his portrait done for the ARN portrait wall.

Talk about an easy subject. His easy going demeanor made the session a snap.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Meet Jessica

Jessica came to our Studio yesterday in order to get her senior portraits done. She brought a bunch of stuff with her, from her books to her prom dress to her karaoke machine. We had a real nice session with her. Here's a sneak peek.