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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!

 

 

Family Portraits |RI Family Portraits

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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Gavin – Fresh 48 Newborn Session

Fresh 48 Newborn Session

Gavin’s family was so sweet at the hospital where they welcomed their new baby boy!  He was a beautiful newborn!  Again another boy (I promise I have a little girl up next).  We really have been on a boy streak here!  I enjoyed visiting this family at Woman and Infants hopsital shortly after Gavin arrived into this world to photograph everyone with their new addition!  Here are some images from their special day…day one of Gavin’s life!
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Due to the unpredictability of birth we only book a limited number of Fresh 48 sessions per month! If you are having a scheduled c-section you can set your actual session time and day before your baby is born! If you want to book a Fresh 48 newborn session for your family you will want to do that in your second trimester!

Contact the studio for more information! http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/

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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 for 2014 now! More portraits can be seen on our website at http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com

RI Photographer specializing in custom baby, children, family, child, senior, model, headshot and wedding photography.

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

Contact the studio today to book your sessions now! Booking spring and summer family and children portraits now! Call us today at 401-486-3656 to book yours!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc

 

 

 

 

 

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First Communion Mini Sessions

It’s time to book your First Communion Mini Sessions!

Contact the studio for more information on First Communion Mini Sessions or full sessions!  We are doing these Mini Sessions on a limited basis at this time!  You may opt for in-studio sessions or out at our local park (weather contingent).  I know everyone is waiting for the snow to melt but if you don’t book your spring session now you may be out of luck because the calendar is booking those sessions NOW!   I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to see the ground at this point!

The promo for these mini sessions is here as well as some examples of sessions inside the studio and out at the park!  Of course those outside at the park sessions will be happening later in the spring but we are booking them now!  Studio sessions are starting now!

 

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RI First Communion Photographer, Linda Hawkins of Linda Hawkins Photography, has been providing stunning newborn portraits for families in the RI, MA and CT areas!

 

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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

RI Photographer specializing in custom baby, children, family, child, senior, model, headshot and wedding photography.

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

Contact the studio today to book your sessions now! Booking spring and summer family and children portraits now! Call us today at 401-486-3656 to book yours!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc

 

 

Jackson and Family – Fresh 48

Fresh 48 – Sweet Jackson

I loved being able to photograph these special first moments for this sweet family as they welcomed new baby Jackson into the world at Woman and Infants Hospital in RI!  As a mother I know what a whirlwind those first days are and I only wish I had someone there to photograph those special moments for my family!  I can barely remember those first days, it’s all a blur for me!  And yes, we did have a camera with us for some of our babies births, and yes, some of those photographs were accidentally deleted off the camera by my exhausted husband so those first moments were lost forever.  Yes, we’ve done it all, lol!  Don’t let those moments disappear for your family forever!   Book your Fresh 48 session with me in advance of your baby’s birth so that we can be sure to get those moments captured for you so that you can look back and enjoy every cherished moment!

 

 

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Jackson was a sweet and alert for his Fresh 48 session!  His big brothers couldn’t wait to get him home to play with him!  Oh the adventures they will have with this new cherished baby!   Congratulations to you D family on your beautiful new baby!  He’s a treasure!!!

Due to the unpredictability of birth we only book a limited number of Fresh 48 sessions per month!  If you are having a scheduled c-section you can set your actual session time and day before your baby is born!  If you want to book a Fresh 48 newborn session for your family you will want to do that in your second trimester!

Contact the studio for more information! http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/special/contact/contact-photographer/

Member, Professional Photographers of America

Proud Member of Professional Photographers of America

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 for 2014 now! More portraits can be seen on our website at http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com

RI Photographer specializing in custom baby, children, family, child, senior, model, headshot and wedding photography.

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

Contact the studio today to book your sessions now! Booking spring and summer family and children portraits now! Call us today at 401-486-3656 to book yours!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc