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It's June Already???

Hi everyone!

I wanted to make a post updating everyone on the crazy spring I had and let you know what's coming up! This spring has been one of my favorite yet, I announced a new Mommy & Me Mother's Day Special that lead to some really adorable photos! Here's some from two of my favorite session!

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And did I mention these sessions came with the cutest photo lockets? (I probably did because I'm in love with these lockets! haha!)

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I also did a bunch of Communion Sessions this spring! I love photographing kids who are making their communion because they always look so beautiful and angelic in their dresses & veils or little suits!
These photos of the lovely Ava were taken at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club! The grounds there are gorgeous and we got there just in time for the tulips!

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I also caught this adorable moment between Communion girl Bella and her sister Lia!

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And yet ANOTHER beautiful communion girl! Olivia looked angelic and this photo of her and her dad is one of my favorites! Who doesn't love a cute daddy daughter moment? :)

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And my last session of the season was Serafina! She showed both sides of her personality at her session, taking both sweet and sporty photos!

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Thank you to everyone who photographed with me this spring, you were so much fun to work with!

Now for what's coming up! This year for the 4th of July I will be giving away one free session to a military family! I'll announce the details mid June and then you'll have until July 3rd to nominate yourself or military family you love! The drawing will be held live on Facebook on July 4th! Make sure you're following my Facebook page for updates!

Second up is Garden Minis! For the first year ever I'll be having summer mini sessions! These will be kids only discounted mini sessions held at a local garden! (check me out below doing a test run with friends!) these will be on two select dates, July 15th & August 6th.

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Lastly I'm hoping to do a pet session special this summer! It's still in the works but we're looking at special sessions for your furry family members! We're even trying to get a shelter in on the action as a way to give back. The sessions would be available all summer long and be available at my studio or on location.

There's so many exciting things coming up! If you have any questions about anything going on this summer let me know! I'm always happy to talk :)

Happy Summer and see you soon!

Mom & Me and Photo Lockets!

Moms are so special and every year for Mother's Day we want to get her something special! So this year I put together a very special package that combine a few of mom's favorite things: memories, time with the kids, and jewelry!

These Mom & Me Sessions all come with an 30 minute session at a location of your choice, you can choose anything from a park to your own backyard! After you pick your photos from your gallery, my jeweler will hand make you a locket with your favorite photos in it! I love these lockets so much I'm even getting one myself! You can view the lockets below the flyer!

You can book a session for yourself to give (or get!) one as a gift! you cant contact me, Alexis, at HellionPhoto@gmail.com or 732-710-2426 for more info!

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How cute are these lockets?!

How cute are these lockets?!

Choosing a Setting & Background For Your Portrait Session

When discussing an upcoming portrait session with a client, one of the first questions I ask is always, "Have you thought about what background you might like"? That's because (aside from yourself) it's one of the most important elements of your portrait! There's a lot of thought that goes into picking the proper background since there are so many options that convey numerous, appropriate moods.

To help you pick the right setting for your portrait, I've broken down the main choices into three different categories: Studio, Nature, and Industrial.

Studio // Studio is the most basic option. It can fit any category of job; From makeup artist to lawyer to real estate agent, in the studio you can choose from a selection of colored backgrounds with gray & white being the most common. White gives a nice clean bright feeling while gray is an optimal option for those who want something clean & crisp, like white but not as bright. If gray and white are a little too "plain" for you, you can also pick a fun bright color! This works well for someone who has a creative or child-oriented job, like a graphic designer or daycare owner. Feel free to ask me what colors would work well for you if you choose to shoot in the studio!

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Industrial // Industrial is a popular option that includes backgrounds like brick, buildings, and stone. There's a lot of great options for these in Somerville and if we schedule it right, you can fit both studio & industrial photos in your session! Walls like brick, marble, and stone are another great option for non-specific industries. They're neutral enough that most professions & genders will look good in front of them and has the perfect combination of serious & friendly. If you want to add more depth to your photo, you can do full buildings or streets in the background, which I can make 'blurry' so you are still the main focus. This type of shot works best when the building behind you relates to your job, so perhaps buildings & streets for jobs associated with real estate or a court house for lawyers or paralegals.

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Nature // Nature isn't as common of an option, but is still one of my favorites! These backgrounds include flowers, trees, and grass. The job has to be right for a natural background. The best professions for this are, of course, people who work with nature & plants, creative jobs or jobs that want to show they're friendly and fun, so a lawyer or an financial advisor wouldn't be best for this.

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It all comes down to what emotion you want your portrait to convey. Want to show you're serious and down to business? A studio session with a neutral color should work best for you. Want prospective clients to think you're friendly and trust you with their children? A natural or a bright colored studio session may fit you best! Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have about choosing your background. I'm always more then happy to help you with a decision; After all, it's what I do!

New Year, New You, New Portrait Sale!

We all know how much first impressions matter so why not start your year off right with a new portrait! Update your LinkedIn, website, portfolio, business card or whatever else you may need! This sale if the perfect package for anyone looking to revamp their image and get the ball rolling on their 2017!

The package includes a 30 minute session, Online viewing gallery, 2 digital images with retouching in high res and low res! You can either have your session in studio or on location. Downtown Somerville has tons of great outdoor spots for photos.

Group rates are also available if you're looking to update your whole company's portraits or have a few friends who need a new portrait as well! I can also travel to you office building!

Contact me to book your session or with any questions you may have through my contact page or directly at HellionPhoto@gmail.com//  732-710-2426

Book now because the sale ends March 1st!