Young family blowing bubbles, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.

Winnipesaukee Family Photography Session

Brent, Marcy, and the boys flew in from Southern California to spend some quality time at the Family retreat in Wolfeboro, on Lake Winnipesaukee. We were thrilled they trusted Birch Blaze Studios to capture moments that we’re pretty sure they will enjoy for many years to come. Once the boys were comfortable that we weren’t too weird, we got rolling and, despite some raindrops, had a lovely time! Here are a few of our favorites from the day…

Young family, Lake Winnipesaukee. Black & white photo, family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Young family, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Black & white photo, little boy with his Mother. Family lifestyle photography by Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo, little boy looking out the front door. Family lifestyle photography by Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo, little boy with his Dad, blowing bubbles. Family lifestyle photography by Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo, little boy with his Mother. Family lifestyle photography by Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo, little boy with his Dad. Family lifestyle photography by Birch Blaze.
Dad kissing young son. Lake Winnipesaukee family portrait photographers, Birch Blaze Studios.
Young family laughing, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Young family blowing bubbles, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Young family blowing bubbles, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Black & White photo, young family blowing bubbles, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Black & White photo, young family, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.
Photo of 2 young brothers snuggling, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo of 2 young brothers hugging, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo of 2 young brothers, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze.
Black & white photo, little boy with his Dad. Family lifestyle photography by Birch Blaze.
Young family, Lake Winnipesaukee family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios. Wolfeboro, NH.

Thanks again to Brent & Marcy for choosing Birch Blaze Studios for their Winnipesaukee family photography session, we truly enjoyed working with you guys!! The summer of 2019 is counting down, but you still have time to book your family session with us! Click here to get in touch, or click on the Messenger icon to the lower right hand corner of the this page.

Postcards from LA {santa monica beach family photography}

Hey y’all! Welcome to our new spot for blogging our Birch Blaze Studios’ portrait sessions! We felt it would be best to keep things related to our portraiture, as well as some personal interest posts now and then, all on the same website. This is a family portrait session we did in Los Angeles a few months back. We photographed Michael & Ashley’s wedding in NH a few years back and were thrilled to meet up with them in California for a family portrait session in Santa Monica. We began the session on Santa Monica State Beach and finished up on the famous Santa Monica Pier. We LOVE playing Southern California family photographers, even if it’s only when we visit from time to time! So, without further ado, here are some favorites from our family beach photo shoot….

Black & white photo of a young boy on a southern California beach in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Young family on a southern California beach in Santa Monica. Family photography by BirchblazeBlack & white photo of a young boy on a southern California beach in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Black & White Photo of a mother and young son on a southern California beach in Santa Monica.Young family on a southern California beach, near a lifeguard stand in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Black & white photo of a young boy on a southern California beach in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Young family on a southern California beach, near a lifeguard stand in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Black & white photo of a young boy on a southern California beach in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Black & white photo of a young boy on a southern California beach in Santa Monica. Family photography by Birchblaze.Black & white photograph of the Santa Monica Pier, taken beneath the Pier. Image by Birchblaze.Black & White Photo of a mother and young son under the Santa Monica Pier in southern California. Photo by Birch Blaze Studios.Little Boy sitting in the sand beneath the Santa Monica Pier, Southern California family photography by Birchblaze.Young family under the Santa Monica Pier in southern California. Photo by Birch Blaze Studios.Young family under the Santa Monica Pier in southern California. Photo by Birch Blaze Studios.Father holding his young son under the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California. Photo by family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios.Color Photo of a mother kissing her young son under the Santa Monica Pier in southern California. Photo by Birch Blaze Studios.Black & White Photo of a mother laughing with her young son under the Santa Monica Pier in southern California. Photo by Birch Blaze Studios.Cute little boy interested in a Santa Monica Pier marine life mural. Southern California family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios.Little boy climbing across Santa Monica Pier carnival game. Los Angeles California. Photo By Birchblaze.Cute little boy playing in a Santa Monica Pier photobooth. Southern California family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios.B&W photo of cute little boy playing in a Santa Monica Pier photobooth with his Mom & Dad nearby. Southern California family photographers, Birch Blaze Studios.Young boy on Santa Monica Beach in Southern CaliforniaBlack & white photo of the silhouettes of a  mother and young son on a southern California beach in front of the Santa Monica Pier. Family photography by Birchblaze.

Carrie Fisher…Debbie Reynolds…Mothers and Daughters

As we get ready to say goodbye to this crazy year of 2016, I’m struck with how many icons of my youth I’ve watched melt away. I feel the weight of this year continuing its descent right to the very end like a giant thumb turning and rubbing out any vestige of its targeted foe. After hearing the news yesterday of my very first big screen crush, Princess Leia, that is to say, Carrie Fisher, passing…today came the dizzying news that her Mother, mid-century starlet Debbie Reynolds had succumbed to what one could only assume, a broken heart. The weight of losing her beloved Daughter simply too much for the 84-yo moviestar. We don’t normally post photographs taken by other photographers, but in my search to somehow make sense of, or perhaps at least better understand the impact of this kind of tragedy on a family I came across an uncredited photo so hauntingly beautiful…and at the same time so poignant, so touching, I had to share it. This incredible black & white image doesn’t even show faces, but its documenting of the Daughter-Mother bond is so powerful and heart-wrenching, particularly in light of what has now transpired. Chilling. The photo so perfectly demonstrates “the art of real,” and the reason that no matter how we feel about ourselves we must allow ourselves to exist in photographs. Rest in peace Debbie and Carrie…

 

Carrie Fisher watches her mother, Debbie Reynolds perform. May they both rest in peace. (Photographer unknown)

A very young Carrie Fisher watches her mom, Debbie Reynolds, on stage at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, 1963 (photographer unknown).

Sarah’s Smile {new hampshire creative senior photographers}

From what we’ve gathered, senior pictures and senior portrait sessions are not quite as big of a thing in New Hampshire and Maine as they are in other parts of the US. But NH & ME do have a lot to offer in the way of gorgeous backdrops for senior portrait photography. For lovely Sarah’s senior pics we found some breathtaking mountain scenery along with some incredible waterfalls and came up with some of the more classic imagery for her yearbook photo, but then we took it up a notch and got creative, for which Sarah and her Mom were completely onboard. Besides being a hoot to work with, she made our job easy and worked it like a pro! Congrats, Sarah, on your final year of high school (woot-woot!) and thanks for choosing Birch Blaze Studios!

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