Monday, June 29, 2009

Pet Portrait with Abby

Studio Mark Emile does plenty of seniors and families at this time of year, but did you know we also create pet portraits? Abby came by the studio today for hers, and I daresay she had a good time. (Maybe it was the pieces of Slim Jim). Pets are normally the same portrait prices as people, but to let you in on a little secret, we are doing a special with America's Pets in Hudson (Lowell Rd, next to my cousin's restaurant, Valentino's) that will save you serious money. We are doing a series of mini-sessions at America's Pets on July 19th. These quick sessions are only $8, payable in advance, and the print prices are an astoundingly low $20 for a 5x7, and $10 for reprints of the same image. You have to sign up in advance, and slots are limited and filling up quickly. Go to America's Pets today and sign up before you miss out on this incredible, not likely to be repeated deal.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Class of 2009 Latecomer

Just because you've already graduated doesn't mean you can't have rockin' senior images. Kevin here is a case in point. He just graduated but had never gotten senior portraits.

But Kevin came around and agreed to get some portraits done. When he arrived it could have gone either way, but my wife and I won him over and we had a really fun session, as you can see. Sorry, ladies, he's taken...

Courtney, part 2

Courtney returned yesterday for her location session, and I have to say she totally lucked out with the weather. I don't normally do outdoor sessions at 1pm, because conditions are often less than optimal, but we managed to do just fine yesterday with the cloud cover and steam heat. We spent some time at a local flower and plant stand, and after shooting the first half of her session, we all had ice cream. Triple chocolate ecstasy rocks, let me just say!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Courtney, part 1

Courtney is our first latest senior to come to the studio for a session. She was interested in doing her studio session first, because she wanted "buddy shots" with her boyfriend in the studio. The weather was perfect for an outdoor session, but we did mostly studio work with a few shots outside since there was actual sunshine for once. She will be back soon for her location session, but in the meantime, here are a few to whet her appetite.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Family Session

When the weather does not cooperate, the studio provides a ready venue for family portraits. Since the weather around here has been so dicey of late, we have made good use of it. Here are the Sipseys. Mom and the boys came into the studio on Sunday for a little family session. The boys were not all that keen on being photographed, but it was for mom so they were cooperative. Nice work, boys.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A quick preview

My cousin and his family had an outdoor session with us last weekend, and I have just now caught up enough to be able to blog them! There are no lengths to which we will not go to get the shot, nor heights, for that matter. The first image here was taken with me at the top of a ladder, to capture them on this rock outcropping. Fun stuff. Can't wait for them to come in and see the rest.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Starting the senior season off right

We had our first regular senior of the season on Monday, and I am just catching up enough now to blog her. It's been nice and busy, with an assortment of different types of work, just how we like it.

Megan comes to us as our first official referral, from our spokesmodel Mary, the first of many, we hope. We want to see a spirited but friendly competition among our spokesmodels to see who can be the first to earn an iPod Nano.

Megan is doing both a studio session as well as an outdoor location session, and since the weather was nice on Monday we opted to take advantage of it and do the outdoor session first. We like to mix things up and shoot at different locations in and around Nashua, because we really want to make our sessions as individualized as possible, so you get different portraits from everyone else.

Here is a sampling of what we came up with.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Woof, woof!

There we were, working on some marketing for pet photography we are doing in conjunction with Americas Pets in Hudson. All we needed was a model. What to do. What to do. While I was chewing on that, I saw this young couple trying to coax an exhausted puppy to walk down the street. I pointed out this humorous sight to my wife, Betsy, and she said "Oh, it's so adorable! Want me to see if they will loan us a model?" I said "sure" and started turning on the lights. :)

Introducing the lovely Kayda! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quite a Ceremony

If you have never been to an ordination, it really is a special event. I was photographic witness to Father Matt and Father Chris' ordinations this morning at St Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. It was a proverbial "big deal", not just for the young men who became priests this morning, but also for the entire diocese. There were two bishops, the Knights of Columbus, and dozens of priests not only from NH but as far away as Chicago. Here are some of the shots I got this morning (look in tomorrow's Union Leader, too.)

The candidates.

Lying prostrate.

The laying on of hands.

Putting on of the vestments.

Performing their first blessings (of the two bishops).

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Taste of Downtown Nashua

Last night was the 15th Annual Taste of Downtown Nashua. Studio Mark Emile was thrilled to participate as one of the venues, and we had Unum Restaurant serving delicious food that had people lined up down the block! While my wife and her friends/assistants manned the store, I went to each venue and took some photographs. Here's a little taste of what I got.

Chef Constantine Brianos of Unum prepares raviolis at Studio Mark Emile as his assistants prepare fresh bruschetta.

Lining them up at Studio Mark Emile

The new home town team, American Defenders, made an appearance.

The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, a particularly impressive sight.

And there they go!