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.