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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

 

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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Member, Professional Photographers of America

Proud Member of Professional Photographers of America

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.

RI Photographer specializing in custom newborn, 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 summer family and children portraits now! Call us today at 401-486-3656 to book yours!

Linda Hawkins Photography, llc

 

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/

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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/

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

 

 

 

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!

 

“E” Family Portraits

Family Portraits – In Studio

I had this sweet family in my studio for a fun family portrait session!  We used some of the tutu’s and fun props we have at the studio to do something special just for them!  The little girls loved twirling around the studio in the fun, frilly tutu’s and it made the experience more fun for them!   Most people prefer to do outside sessions when the weather warms up which means after this point you’ll be seeing a lot more sessions done outside in the natural light!  Sessions outside are usually a lot more fun for young children!  We try to keep it fun and playful as little ones tend to have short attention spans.  We want to get beautiful portraits and make the whole experience a fun and happy memory!  Once the children are done we don’t push it.  We may try playing or moving to “explore” a new spot to shoot in while we look for bugs, pick flowers or sing songs!  You’ll find me rolling on the ground, making funny noises and jumping up and down if I have to!  Whatever it takes!  These cuties were a lot of fun though and the older girl probably would have played all day at my studio if her parents let her!  🙂  Most children turn into little movie stars at the age of four, girls especially!  I love it!  Let them be children and have fun and be themselves at a portrait session!  Let them give us something special to capture and you’ll love what you see!

 

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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