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Photography and Train Tracks

Photos on train tracks have become one of the hottest things for kids these days!  Whether it be for a cell phone selfie or a professional shoot we are seeing more and more deadly accidents in our news.  Did you know it is illegal to trespass on the tracks?  Even unused tracks are on property that is owned by someone (most are still owned by the railroad) so that is trespassing unless you gain permission.  Here are the state by state laws so you can check yours:  http://www.atdlines.com/pdf/cross-ch9.pdf.

If you are a photographer (or anyone else who wants to know) here is a great article about train track photography from the Digital Photography School:  https://digital-photography-school.com/railroad-safety-photographers/ 

The Today Show had an important piece on about train track safety this morning and how dangerous this new fad has become.  You can find more on that here:  http://www.today.com/video/taking-selfies-on-train-tracks-dangerous-new-trend-is-ending-lives-562585155845

We get many calls from people looking for photo shoots on the tracks.  It is especially popular with the high school seniors who really want unique shots like the ones we have shot here:

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And even moms who want to have their small children photographed on the tracks:

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The safety of our clients always comes first!  Our photos are not shot illegally and no one is in danger!   We are very lucky at our studio to have made arrangements with a private location to do these shots for our clients!  It is perfectly safe and we are not trespassing!  This is a span of 10-15 feet of track which was purchased then located to a private location.  It is not live, it is not even connected.

How we shoot safely on train tracks!

We shoot on our special tracks using special angles and using other tricks of the trade to make it look like it could be a real set of tracks.

Here is a pull back of our ballerina on the tracks:

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And another original pull back shot here:

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Pull back image of girl on train tracks

Final edited image here:

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Final edited image of girl on train tracks

This is the only way to do railroad photos safely!  Please stay off the tracks and teach your children that they should NEVER, EVER go near them.  Children and many adults are not even aware that it is illegal never mind deadly!   I have seen at least a half a dozen train accidents this past month alone….all deadly.  The train always wins!  🙁

We are booking our spring summer and fall sessions now!  We are also prebooking newborns at this time!  Contact the studio for more information on our sessions including sessions on our safe train tracks!

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Jen and Danny’s Belle Mer Wedding!

Jen and Danny’s Belle Mer wedding was a fabulous day!   The day included a rainbow, showers, rain, steam, overcast, sunshine and a beautiful sunset over the Newport Bridge!   Jen and Danny were married under some pretty fabulous storm clouds and just as the last heel scooted inside the door of the fabulous Belle Mer a downpour happened!  It was perfect timing!  Everyone had a beautiful time and there were smiles all around!  It was a beautiful day!  Here are some moments from their day!

 

 

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Contact the studio today for information on our wedding collections and we will send you our wedding guide!  We are meeting with couples  and booking 2016 weddings now so make an appointment for your very own consultation so that we can discuss your special day and your needs!  We will custom design a wedding package just for you!

 

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

 

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Santa’s Workshop Sessions Booking Children NOW!

2015 Annual Santa Sessions!
November 1, 2015

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It’s time to book our annual Limited Edition Santa Sessions and we couldn’t be more excited! These sessions are always so amazing and we are so excited about this year’s set and theme! It’s going to be so much fun! This will be my third year working with Santa Bob and I cannot say enough wonderful things about him! He’s a wonderful Santa with a sweet soul who always does his absolute best to get the children to feel comfortable and have a fun experience!

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The sessions will take place on November 1, 2015. That is the only day! This is the experience of a lifetime for a child! 15 minutes of Santa’s undivided attention in Santa’s Workshop! The sessions will be interactive. The children will come in and spend 15 minutes playing with Santa and listening to his stories! They can bring their lists, check his list and have a magical time! We will be serving cookies and candy canes on that day so if your child has an allergy please let us know in advance so that we can make other arrangements.

The session fee for these special sessions is $50 due when you book your session. Packages and products sold separately! Message me for info on packages please!

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Here is the link to book and reserve your session: https://lindahawkinsphotography.acuityscheduling.com/schedu… Simply select November 1 on the calendar and then pick your time, fill out your client info form then you’ll be taken out to make your payment. This will reserve your child’s spot! NO sessions will be held without completing all of these steps!

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

 

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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/

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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

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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

 

 

 

Diana & David – Fresh 48 Newborn Session

Fresh 48 Hospital Newborn Session

I’m really enjoying shooting these Fresh 48 hospital newborn sessions for those wishing to capture those first precious moments with their little one!   You can get more information on these sessions here:   http://www.lindahawkinsphotography.com/?/page/5db4/fresh-48/  .  I hope that you enjoy some sweet photos of one of my most recent Fresh 48 sessions at Woman and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island!  This little sweetie was just about 18 hours old!

 

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Contact the studio today to book your Fresh 48 Newborn Hospital Session and be sure to get those very first photos professionally documented!  You’ll treasure them for a lifetime!

 

2014 Holiday Mini Session – White Christmas!

It is time to book your holiday mini session at the studio!

Holiday mini sessions are scheduled at the studio for Saturday, November 8th and Tuesday, November 11th!  The fee for these sessions is only $150 and it includes a 20 minute session, an online gallery and three edited full resolution files with print rights so that you can print your very own beautiful holiday cards to send out to all your friends and family and fans and create some stunning prints for the perfect holiday gift!  This is the perfect time to get some updated photos of your children!  Our set is “Winter White” and it’s sparkly and beautiful and will match just about anything!

These sessions are booked on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis! We will not hold sessions without a booking finalized with session fee, thank you for understanding. This special offer is limited to these two session dates only!

To book a Mini Session please click this link to our automated booking system: https://lindahawkinsphotography.acuityscheduling.com/

 

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Professional 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 and 2015 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 session now!  Call us today at 401-486-3656 or email the studio today at linda@lindahawkinsphotography.com to request more information or to book a session!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc