hellion photography

Welcome 2018!

Okay, okay, I know I'm a little late posting this, but it has been a CRAZY season! Starting in October until the New Year, I have been busier then ever before, and I have all of you to thank for that! I've met so many wonderful new families & clients this year and got to photograph my return clients (and try not to be in disbelief by how big all these kiddos are getting!). Just want to give you all a little update on the season and what's coming up:

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First for some awesome news: as you hopefully know, at the beginning of the season we pledged to donate a portion of all sales from October & November to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This cause is so important to me because I was diagnosed as a juvenile diabetic at a young age and I'm also a member of their Youth Leadership Committee! Not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it by $50! Thank you so much to everyone who helped this happen!

Next, I of course have to give a shout out to all the amazing families I photographed this season. Everyone was super sweet, relaxed, and just my kind of client! Here's a few of my seasons favorites! (and if your's isn't here, don't worry it's probably still one of my faves because there was alotttttt haha!)

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Our Christmas Minis were also a hit this year! This was my favorite Christmas set yet with a red and green rustic theme that included vintage sleds, a frosted tree, and lots of plaid. (In case you can't tell, I loveeee plaid!)

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Now for what's coming up! We are having superrrr cute spring mini-sessions on 3 exclusive dates: March 10th (just in time for Easter), April 15th, and May 27th! Keep an eye of our Facebook and Instagram pages for when we post the official set next week, but for now here's a small sample.

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It's January, so I always say now is the perfect time to update your business portrait! We offer sessions in our studio and have a full selection of color backdrops as well as outdoor scene backdrops, so we don't have to get too chilly outside.

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Until Next Year Summer...

Well as usual, summer was wayyyy too fast! I photographed a ton of great events in Downtown Somerville this year and it was tons of fun! I love talking to people enjoying out cute little downtown that I've become so proud of. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the summer!

The Downtown Somerville Alliance asked me to take some cute and unique photos for marketing use and this is my favorite one is shot! the planters on Division are new this year and I'm hoping they return next year too!

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I really enjoyed phtograhed the Summer Stages on Divisoon as well. The bands they pick every year are perfect outdoor summer music and give a great sense of rlaxation and enjoyment. Although i didn't get to photograph all 6 of them, here are a few of The Rollbacks and Busse & the Vibes!

And of course we can't forget about CRUISE NIGHT! Fridays becoming the craziest night of the week as Main Street fills up with vintage cruisers and hot rods. It's really a sight to see, the car are all unique and gorgeous and they encourage getting a close up look while everyone leaves their hoods up! You can also stop by one of Main Streets many restaurants and make a night out of it!

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Fall Friends Giveaway!

Guess what?! This fall I'm not giving away one family session, but two! This fall during our 2 week long Fall Friends Giveaway you can enter to win a family session for you and one for a friend (or family member of course!)

Entering is super simple, all you need is a Facebook page or Instagram!
1) Share the giveaway photo
2) Tag a friend in the comments on my post
3) Make sure you're following me!
You can enter up to 3 times on both Instagram or Facebook (that's 6 times!)

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The contest ends September 28th you can find my Facebook and Instgram below:
Facebook.com/HellionPhotography
Instagram.com/HellionPhotography

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Summer in Somerville!

For those of you who have been to my studio, you know I'm currently located in the heart of Downtown Somerville on Division Street! It's such a cute area with great shops and you can't go wrong with any (and I mean ANY) of the restaurants. (Seriously, I've tried almost all of them!) But what you might not know is that there are so many fun and family-friendly things to do in the the downtown area all summer long!

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First, one of my favorites: The Starlit Cinema! Thursdays at 8:30 pm from July 13th until August 17th you can catch a movie on Division Street! You can hang out and enjoy some Somerville treats, Blue Sheep Bake Shop, where Starlit Cinema takes place, is a great place to grab an ice cream or cupcake. (Did I mention they have ice cream nachos???) Chairs are set up, but bringing your own is recommended, just in case they fill up. Check out this summer's schedule below:

Second up is Somerville Cruise Nights! Watch the town fill up with unique and vintage cars! Car owners from all over New Jersey come to show off their cars on Main Street. I've seen everything there, from classic cars to Knight Rider! Sadly, KITT was there without David Hasselhoff. The area can fill up quickly sometimes so come a bit early or slightly later during the event to make sure parking isn't an issue. Municipal Lots #1 and #6 are your best bets for finding a spot. You can check out all of Downtown's parking options here.

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Finally is the Summer Stage on Division Street! Saturdays from July 8th to August 19th at 7pm - 9pm, you can relax on Division Street to some great local music. All acts are family friendly, of course! A great way to enjoy the Summer Stage is to dine outside at one of the many fine Division Street restaurants that offer it such as Pinoy, Division Cafe, and Origins. This gives you the chance to have a delicious meal and enjoy live music at the same time.

Pick your fave (or all three) and come on out to an event! Who knows? You might even see me there taking photos!

For more info on these events, check out Downtown Somerville's Facebook Page.