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Bunny Mini Sessions

THE BUNNIES ARE COMING!!!!

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We are so very excited to be offering live BUNNY MINI SESSIONS at the studio this spring!  Who doesn’t love bunnies!?

These sessions are $199 which is due at the time of booking.  Each bunny session is 15 minutes long and you will receive  your favorite 3 digital files with print rights so that you can make prints and cards and gifts for everyone!   And because we know our clients LOVE to have ALL their digital files we are offering an upgrade which is only available at the time of booking so that you may purchase the session with all of your digital files with print rights up front!  The total for the session with The “all digital file upgrade” is $499 if you purchase that option when you book your session!  If you wait and decide to purchase the complete digital collection when you preview your images the charge is $700 on top of your $199 session fee.  So if you love to have all your digital files and you must have them there is a great savings in purchasing that option when you book your session!  We know you’re gonna want them all!

This special event will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2017 beginning at 10am at our studio in Greenville, RI.  We are blocking two hour blocks at a time.  Once the first two hour block fills we will consider opening a second though that is not promised.   These bunny sesions are LIMITED sessions and will be held on this one day only and no other day!

We will have an assortment of bunnies available along with our USDA licensed bunny handler who spends her days loving and spoiling her sweet bunnies in her beautiful and clean bunny and pet location!  She will be carefully selecting the bunnies with the best personalities for our session and she will be there to assist us and be sure the bunnies are well taken care of!  Please understand that these are live animals, they are handled by children and people on a regular basis but they are living animals and need to be handled gently and treated with respect on the set.

These LIMITED bunny mini sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis without exception.  No session will be held without being fully booked with payment through our booking system.

We are booking two hour blocks at a time.  Once the first two hour block completely fills we will consider opening the next two hour block immediately following!

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Composites, How we do it!

Photoshop Composites!

Composites can be a challenge but any highly skilled photographer can create them with the right steps and tools!   Here is an image of an adorable little girl with Santa photographed during one of our Santa’s Workshop sessions a few years back.  The photo shows a sweet little girl sitting in Santa’s chair with Santa.  No one would think for a second that this little girl did not want to go near Santa, right?

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Here is how the above image is created….We take the little girl out to the lobby and we photograph Santa alone with the chair.  Then we hide Santa so the little girl thinks he is gone and then we put the girl in the chair alone and photograph her.  In photoshop processing we composite the two images together to create the image of Santa and the little girl in the same image.

 

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In reality this is how the sweet little girl thought about sitting with Santa.  At the very end of the session, the mom agreed to have the little girl sit on Santa’s lap so we could get an image of exactly how the little girl felt about Santa at this time of her life.  The mother was happy to say that she has an image just like this of herself when she was a child!  My client was happy!

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Because most of our session is considered “interactive” in nature we are able to photograph even the most shy children as long as we can get them on the set by simply using strategic angles on special 3 dimensional workshop set!  We did accomplish this with our shy little girl above.  See a couple of the resulting sweet shots of her with Santa below!photographer in ri, santa, ri, photographer, ma, holiday, phography, studio, linda hawkins photography

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We have to remember that each and every child is different and of all the hundreds of children that we have photographed over the years in our Santa’s Workshop sessions we have only had a few children that will not go near Santa but will at least play with the fun props on the set and usually that is all we need to get it done!  We have only had one child who would not go on the set at all and we proceeded with removing Santa from the studio set and photographing the child with her parents.  They were very happy to get photos of themselves with their little girl and I’m sure in future years they’ll all have a great laugh about how their sweet girl would not go onto the set with Santa!

Check back for future posts that will show a little more about our strategic shooting on our 3 dimensional set as well as suggestions on the types of outfits that look best on our set!

2016 Santa’s Workshop Booking NOW!

We are booking our 2016 Santa’s Workshop Fine Art sessions at this time!  To book your session head to our online booking tool here:

  https://lindahawkinsphotography.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=1851439

Be sure to select the desired session type and date of Saturday, November 5th to see and book the available times!  These sessions book out every year so please be sure to book early if you’d like to create some very special memories for your children!

We have included low resolution images shot at our studio her for this example on composites.  To see samples and get more info on the Santa’s Workshop Fine Art pieces we will be creating at this year’s Santa’s Workshop session please take a peek on our Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/LindaHawkinsPhotographyllc/?fref=nf

 

Kathryn – Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

It has been incredibly busy at the studio!  I have been shooting senior portraits almost every night and I am loving every minute of it!  The weather has been almost perfect which means we have had very few reschedules which is awesome!  I have been so busy that I really have not had much time to share here!  I do post on the Facebook Biz page when I can but my priority has been shooting and getting things out as quickly as I can!

I wanted to take a few minutes to share some from a recent high school senior session at the farm!  The farm has become a very popular place for sessions and when I have a shoot there we actually reserve the location and pay a fee so when we shoot your session it is private and no one is there to bother us or distract us!  Here are just a few from Kathryn’s session!

 

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All  outdoor sessions are shot two  hours before sunset to ensure we have the best light!  For that reason we are limited to just one session per day and we do leave buffer days in the schedule for reschedules due to bad weather.  We are fortunate to have had a wonderful summer where we have only had to reschedule just a couple of sessions due to bad weather!  We are fully booked for July but we do have a few openings still available for August so if you’d like to book your senior session please contact the studio here:  http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/   and let us know you’re looking for senior session info!  We will email info out to you about our sessions!

 

 

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This family recently came up from DC for their family portraits!  They are special clients because I also shot their beautiful wedding!  I just love seeing my clients come back year after year and how their families grow!  It’s so amazing!  And of course, they are just adorable together!  And let me tell you their little guy is one of the happiest babies I have ever seen!  Here is a quick share!

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Hoping you guys have a fabulous holiday together!  Your session was awesome and it was so wonderful to see you again!!!  xo

 

2015 FALL MINI SESSIONS! – RI Family Photographer

RI Family Photographer presents…..

FALL MINI SESSIONS! October 11, 2015!  (advanced appointments are required!)

Collection ONE
$299
20 minute session
10-15 images in an online gallery
25 custom holiday cards with envelopes
1 mounted/sprayed 11×14 print

Collection TWO
$500 (our most popular collection)
20 minute session
10-15 high resolution digital images with
print rights on a disk so that you may
create prints, cards and gifts yourself!

Here is the link to book:
https://lindahawkinsphotography.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php
Remember we have ONE DAY ONLY! Once these are gone they are gone! There is no additional availability at the farm this fall!

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

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The location is one of our favorites for portraits!   Family, baby, children or even senior portraits are always fabulous here!  Mini sessions are great for people who want a quick 20 minute session which will result in a smaller handful of photos so that they may update their wall portrait or make their own holiday cards!  If you have a child or children who need more time it may be best to book two back to back sessions or a full session at another date!  Please feel free to talk to me about any concerns you may have or about any child(ren) you may have with disabilities, shyness, etc so we can work our best to get you the photographs you will treasure for a lifetime!

Contact the studio directly with questions here: http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/ 

 

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RI Family Photographer – Beach

RI Family Photographer – Beach

I absolutely feel these are the most precious memories a family holds!  Why not document some fun moments this summer at the beach with your family!   A family beach session can be scheduled now to reserve your time this summer for your family to be photographed having a fun evening together making memories at one of RI’s beaches!

Many families, such as Family B, come in to RI to spend a week or two (or even the summer) vacationing on our shores!  Photographing them on vacation is really special and will preserve those memories for them for a lifetime!  There is nothing better than that!

Family sessions are very important and the beach is just extra special to me!  Beach sessions are very limited due to our very short summer here in RI.  I only shoot one beach session per day because the prime time to shoot a beach session is 2 hours before sunset!  This allows us to get the best light and hopefully capture a beautiful sunset such as the one we captured this day!  If you’re thinking of booking a beach session while you are visiting RI on vacation I highly suggest you book yours early in your stay so if the weather should not cooperate we can reschedule to another day while you are here!   Let me know what dates you are going to be in our lovely area and I’ll be sure to hold a second day in case of rain!  Be sure to book your beach session now while I still have a few dates left in my schedule!  They are booking up fast!
Family B was adorable at their session!  The children were excellent listeners and the family was happy and fun which led to a lot of wonderful photographs for them!  Of course the beautiful sunset that evening is not only a memory to them but it’s captured in their photos so they’ll always remember the fun they had on that beautiful summer night while they were on a vacation with their family!

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Contact the studio directly with questions or to book your very own family session here: http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/

If you are thinking about visiting some of RI’s beautiful beaches check out this listing of beaches here:  http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/beaches/

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Fairy Children | RI Children Photographer

Creative Children’s Photography

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy doing these creative children’s portraits!  The studio has invested in a large number of gowns, dresses, tutus, wings, headpieces and just oddles of other props!  Using these to create an imaginative children’s session is the highlight of my work!  The children love it and so do I!  What child wouldn’t want to be photographed as a princess, a woodland fairy or on a raft like Tom Sawyer?!  This makes their portrait session so much fun!  They love it!  Children have such wonderful imaginations and they love to play.  What’s better than combining that with their portrait session so that you can have these wonderful photographs of your child being a child!?  Whether it is in the studio or out on location why not turn your child’s session into something fun and creative that will not only result in fabulous portraits but also a wonderful and happy memory for them to hold onto!  Their imagination is the limit!

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Contact the studio today to discuss a creative session for your child today!   The summer is booking up fast and before we know it 2015 will be just a memory!  Contact form:  http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/

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Newborn Baby and Children’s portraits by award winning, published professional photographer, Linda Hawkins Photography, with a studio located in Greenville, RI, booking studio and on location sessions! More portraits can be seen on our website at http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com Located in Smithfield, RI. Studio in Smithfield, RI.

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More portraits can be found here: http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/

Contact the studio today to book your sessions now! Booking summer family and children portraits now!  Call us today at 401-486-3656 to book yours or submit a contact form at:  http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc

Olyvia’s First Communion Portraits

First Communion Portraits

This sweet girl came into the studio for her First Communion portraits last week!  She was very excited to have a special session just for her!  She was an exceptionally good listener too which made the session so much fun for me!  Hair and makeup were perfect and she was radiant just like a princess!  Many blessings to you Olyvia!

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Newborn Baby and Children’s portraits by award winning, published professional photographer, Linda Hawkins Photography, with a studio located in Greenville, RI, booking studio and on location sessions! More portraits can be seen on our website at http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com  Located in Smithfield, RI. Studio in Smithfield, RI.

RI Photographer specializing in custom baby, children, family, child, senior, model, headshot and wedding photography.  We are now in the season where we can comfortably do sessions in the great outdoors and are booking our summer up!  Outside sessions are done in the late afternoon/early evening before sunset when the light is at it’s best for portraits!  The studio, of course, is still available for those that wish for an inside, studio session!

More portraits can be found here: http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/

Contact the studio today to book your sessions now! Booking summer family and children portraits now! Call us today at 401-486-3656 to book yours!  Summer goes by so fast and the children will be back to school before you know it!  Get those family sessions booked now before it’s too late!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc