Fall Mini-Sessions

I start receiving requests for mini-sessions months before I post about them.  Last fall was no exception and the turn-out was fantastic!  11 different families in 2 different sessions.  It was SO MUCH FUN!

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~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

October Seacoast NH Family Photos Part II

More fall family fun!

Reed was just a little bit older than Eliza is now when I first started photographing him.  These two are so captivating, it’s so touching to get to watch them grow!

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Halloween pumpkin twins!  These girls were a riot!  2 sets of pigtails = twice the fun!

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Miss reese’s 9 month shoot!  With a first year collection, I’ve been privileged to meet up with this cutie every 3 months and this session was the most fun thus far!

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Meet Jack & Georgia.  Jack is one handsome dude and ready for his closeup.  Georgia was a little more independent and a little harder to sell on this whole ‘family photo’ thing.  We got to playing and laughing and singing baby beluga and she came around though.  

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I am so happy when families with older children think to have a family portrait.  With two college age kids back for the weekend, it was the perfect time to keep the family chronology going!  And they were a hoot!

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~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

October Seacoast NH Family Photos Part I

Are you ready for family lovin’ overload?

These three (and their parents!) make my heart sing.  My second time getting to run around with them, and they give me quite a workout – but in the best possible way!  Check out their amazing family smoosh.  

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Another repeat client!  I cannot believe how big ms. sascha has grown this past year!  Although, as big as she’s grown, I’m still impressed the GIANT balloon didn’t lift her right off the ground!!

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Wagon Hill, Fall & Pumpkins + this delightful family = Fun!  My favorite is the one of dad and the two kids towards the end – but you can pick your favorite!

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~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

Fall Newborn Photos!

October was full of babies!

Baby Barrett!! Barrett joins older brother Tyler and two amazingly loving parents at their home in Boston.  I had such fun playing with these handsome little guys!

Sara wrote me a quick note after seeing her photos – it was so thoughtful of her! “Thanks so much for coming down to us. It was a great experience – you made it so easy for us and it was enjoyable. I felt very comfortable and confident that you were getting great shots. I have only looked through them once and I can’t wait to do it again!”

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Ms. Mya made her much anticipated appearance!  Mya is Lochlin‘s cousin and she’s as sweet as can be with her perfect cupie doll face!

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(Mya’s parents’ first girl, Maggie, was not going to give up her moment in the spotlight either and jumped right up and posed for her photo!)

Also making his fall debut was Brandon!  I think dad’s pretty happy for this little man to round out the family with his two pretty in pink ladies!  And the curls on older sister Addison!  We had so much fun!

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~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

Keri & Daniel: A Fall Shattuck Wedding

Keri & Daniel’s wedding made me smile from start to finish.   My favorite memory is when we headed off to the gorgeous scenery of the golf course and I had my own private golf cart driven by Luigi.  I felt like I was immersed in my very own game of Mario Cart!  It was hilarious!!   These two were gifted with a wonderfully picturesque fall day with blue skies, puffy clouds, and superior foliage.   You have to make sure to check out the cake toppers, hand crafted by a mutual friend of ours, Amy.  So unique & so perfect!

A note from Keri: “Thank YOU so much!!! You were the first vendor I picked even before I was engaged because of your amazing artistic eye!! Thank you for capturing my fairytale perfectly!” <3

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Event Coordinator
Donna Benoit
Officiant
John Shimer D.Min.
DJ/Entertainment
Stephen Greco
Florist
Chalifours
Caterer
Cake Vendor
Trilolo’s Bakery
Hair & Makeup
Romey Connolly
Keri & Daniel – Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of such a beautiful day!

~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

2014 Spring Mini Sessions

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What’s a mini-session?

A mini-session is fun!  I like to call it “m|k|p lite” – A quick 20 minutes session so you can order a custom card card, freshen up your walls (and social networking profiles), or have the perfect gift for giving.

Kids, pets, family, love, just because, and why the heck not. You’re free to bring props, (i love props!)  but there won’t be time for clothing changes.

Yes! That sounds fun! When & Where?

Sunday May 11th

Place: Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth, NH Available Times: (if you need earlier or later, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do)

9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11

1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4

What’s included?

Option 1: Session + Online Gallery | $75 deposit $75 due day of shoot or $125 paid in full at time of booking

Option 2: Session + Online Gallery + high res image files | $100 deposit $100 day of shoot or $175 paid in full at time of booking

What happens after? I’ll take the photos back to my office and make the magic happen.  Then I’ll upload them to your personal online gallery and provide you with the link to share with your family and friends!  If you opt for the high res image option, you’ll get a password too and you can instantly download your files.

Let’s do it! How do I book?

YAY!

First we confirm the time slot, then I send along the booking information and you make the $75 deposit, then, we take photos!  Fill this out or shoot me an email at yourstory@melissakoren.com. Be sure to include your top two choices for date/time and I’ll be back in touch to confirm and send along the deposit info.

Deposits are non-refundable but will be transferred to new mini-session in the instance of inclement weather. If mini-session is cancelled or rescheduled by client deposit is not transferrable.  Sessions are not confirmed until deposit is received.

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From the brides!  - The photos are amazing!! There are no words to express how thankful we are to have had you with us on our wedding day to capture these wonderful moments!
Thank you ladies – it’s been such an honor getting to know you and your families!
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Event Coordinator
Everyday Details
DJ/Entertainment
D.J. Jodi Entertainment
Cake Vendor
Frost This Cakes
Hair & Makeup
Hair by Donna

~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

Chloe & Doug: Married! : Wolfeboro, NH Wedding Photography

Chloe and Doug were sent to me by my good friend, past bride, and wedding planner extraordinaire Nicole of Nicole Mower Weddings & Events. Whether you need day of coordination or someone to help with everything from I’m Engaged to We’re Married, Nicole is your go to girl!  But enough about her greatness – - this is Chloe & Doug’s day!

A beautiful family affair that included a flip flop afloat of the dock and a rescue canoe trip to recover it, a sweet first look & gift exchange, a doggy ring bearer, fantastic bbq buffet – cooked right there on site, and an amazing sunset! They also had the sweetest best man toast about the day Chloe lost her engagement ring and the power of love that helped recover it, and oh – I can’t forget the superbly choreographed surprise first dance!

Ever memory from their wedding makes me SMILE!  Chloe & Doug – I love you more than bacon!

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Officiant
Joe Kasper
DJ/Entertainment
Steve Iacoviello DJ Ike
Videographer
Rebecca Curtis
Cake Vendor
Yum Yum Shop - Cupcakes
Hair & Makeup
Cascades Spa

~xoxo melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember

Finley: 5 days old – Portsmouth, NH At Home Newborn Photography

Finley is one lucky little boy.  The most gorgeous, amazing & brilliant parents, and a precocious older brother, Fisher who’s going to show him the ropes.  I photographed Fisher’s newborn photos at Prescott Park, but this time we gathered at their new home and had a comfy, relaxed family session! 

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~xoxo, Melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember.

Sawyer & Family: NH Seacoast Family Photography

Oh Mr. Sawyer!  This cute little blondie was the most scrumptious wee dark haired newborn baby!  For this adventure we met at his new house and he showed me around his new yard and all the cool places he could peak through!

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~xoxo, Melissakoren

to love. to laugh. to remember.

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