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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

 

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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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/

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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

 

Baby Blake – 6 mos. | RI Baby Photographer

Baby Blake’s Session – RI Photographer

I LOVE seeing my little baby clients grow up!  Blake came in when he was a brand newborn last year and this year he came back for his six month session!  He is an absolute doll and joy in the studio!  I just love him!  These sweet moments are gone before you realize it!  As soon as Blake becomes mobile his adorable rolls will be forever gone!

This first photograph of Blake was chosen as Color Inc Pro Lab’s “Pic of the Day”!  http://www.colorincprolab.com/blog/2015/3/30/pic-of-the-day?rq=hawkins

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Newborn 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 Cake smash photographer 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!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc

 

Sweet Baby M

This beautiful newborn baby girl rocked her newborn session!  Remember to get those babies in within the first two weeks of life!  It seems the “golden” day for me is day 7 for some reason!  Please pre-book your newborn session in your second trimester to ensure priority scheduling once your sweet little one arrives!

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Can’t get any cuter than that!  So happy to have a newborn girl in the studio after the long baby boy boom we have been  having!

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

Contact the studio today to book your senior session now!  Call us today at 401-486-3656 or email the studio today at linda@lindahawkinsphotography.com for more information!

 

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

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