Full Senior Photos Session – Hazen, North Dakota

Full Senior Photos Session   Hazen, North Dakota photo

I  love sharing glimpses of senior sessions on Facebook and here on the blog.  One or two of my most favorite images from each session as a sneak peek, or just because I happen to love a particular photo for whatever reason.  But I know some of you are wondering what a full session looks like.  Well, here you go.  This is the lovely Kayla’s full senior session – well almost…these are my most favorite from each set – there were even more for her to choose from!  The great thing about this particular session is that we did almost all the photos at Kayla’s home!  That makes them unique to her…her choice of locations and spots and her ideas.  I really love that!  Not only does it give her truly unique photos, but it stretches my imagination, creativity and even technical skill, keeping me fresh at my craft as well.Full Senior Photos Session   Hazen, North Dakota photo

Senior pictures in wildflowers

 

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Tree Row

Kayla’s mom planted a wildflower field that was Kayla’s first choice of locations to start of her senior pictures session.  Then we moved over to a pretty and sunny spot amongst the tree multi colored tree rows right next to their home.

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Senior Pictures with your car

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Senior Pictures Old Barn

A few quick changes and we moved on to a cute spot with the weathered wood of an old out building on their property.  The mustang has actually become a family tradition of sorts…both Kayla’s brothers took photos with this car as well!

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Senior Pictures Hazen North Dakota

Full Senior Photos Session   Hazen, North Dakota photo

Senior and Windmill

Kayla’s idea to get the old windmill behind her made me think for a bit for the best way to do this.   With the bright sky in the background and the windmill being so much taller, it took some creative and technical thinking to make it all work.  I’m so glad she asked, though….these might be some of my favorites from her session.   And then we moved onto our last spot at her home…the dirt road for some of those classic country looking photos.  All in all, it really didn’t take us long to get all these different looks right at her home!

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Country Road

From Kayla’s place we took off and visited a couple of spots that I know always make for great photos!  These are all within a short drive from the studio, so if you love the look just ask…and we’ll make sure to put it on our list of places to visit for your senior photos.

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Senior Pictures Red Bridge

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Sunny senior pictures

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Outdoor Volley Ball Photos

Then we headed back to the studio. These last two outdoor locations are right there!  My old alley is perfection and a few right out in the middle of Main Street!  I think folks around here are used to seeing me out there and just waive as they drive around us.  Its fun and makes for great senior session memories…and photos!

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Senior Pictures in My alley

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Senior Pictures Middle of Main

With all our outdoor locations done, we went into the studio do some formal headshots as well as some just fun colorful casual sets.  We also took a quick series of sports photos in jeans and jerseys that I combined together into a collage, that is always popular.

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Senior Pictures Head Shots

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Senior Sports Collage

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Contemporary Senior pictures

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Senior Pictures Old Door

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Senior Pictures classic series of photos

Well, there you have it!  But wait….we decided I would make a quick trip back to their place come fall, when the pumpkins were ready to be harvested!  One of the great things about being a local, is that we can do quick little things like this!  Again….please just ask!  There are so many places around that we will always find a way to make your senior pictures special, unique, “different”!

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Fall Senior Pictures with Pumpkins

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Fall Senior Pictures – Outdoor photos in North Dakota

Fall Senior Pictures   Outdoor photos in North Dakota photo

The time is fleeting that we can grab those beautiful fall colors before the wind blows the leaves away and the snow covers the ground.  And that time is now – like RIGHT NOW!  I do have a few spots left on my calendar for seniors this October.  Really, it is the most perfect time for senior pictures.  The colors are beautiful!  We can find places with the reds and golds and oranges and there are also spots left with the gorgeous greens of summer.  Its the best of both worlds.  If you are a hunter, this is the time!  If you love sweatshirts, scarves and boots it doesn’t get any better!  But you need to act fast – these times will be gone in a matter of weeks ( or days, if the wind starts blowing) and my calendar is limited.

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Fall Senior Pictures

 

Call before October 5, 2015 to book your Fall Senior Photo Session and save 25.00 on your session fee!  Just mention this post!

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Dickinson Newborn Photography

Dickinson Newborn Photography photo

I have had the extreme pleasure of photographing two sister’s weddings a few years ago.  Sweet lovely girls with adoring husbands and wonderful families!  What more can I say?  Now, they are sharing the truly amazing journey of parenthood together.  Their beautiful little daughters were born only a month apart and I can truly say that I couldn’t be more thrilled for these families!  Those little cousins are going to grow up together and develop the most special of bonds.  Some of my most treasured memories are those with my cousins!

I couldn’t have been more honored when these new mommies called to share their news and to book their newborn appointments.  Not only do I feel like “their family photographer”, I feel a connection with them by sharing in some of their most important family events.

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newborn family photo

Dickinson Newborn Photography photo

Newborn Family Photo

 

Newborn photography is a lot about patience.  It may be the main ingredient to a successful photo session.  Our studio has all the props, blankets, backgrounds, wraps, hats and headbands….and we have lots and lots of patience.  Those little ones need to time to settle down, be hugged and cuddled, fed and changed.  All that is part of the process!  Feel confident when you are here that everything is about your baby and we will take all the time you need to get some truly beautiful photos of your little one and your family.

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Newborn Baby Girl

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Newborn Baby Girl

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Black and White Newborn

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Newborn Baby Girl in Wedding Dress

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Newborn Baby on Saddle

I do have a large variety of props, wraps, backgrounds, etc. all for just for newborn baby photo sessions.  All pieces I know work perfectly for the newest little ones to create beautiful photos.  But I also love and encourage parents to bring in items that are special to them….pieces that reflect their families, special gifts or handmade blankies that will become treasured as baby grows up.   Those are what make your newborn photos unique and special.  In this case our new parents brought along their saddle and wedding dress!

(Saddle photo is a composite of photos, where mommy’s hands have been expertly edited in photo-shop to not show.  Safety for the baby is always then first priority)

You can schedule your newborn session anytime, but it is a good idea to plan a little in advance.  We will pick a date approximately 6 days from your due date.  We can then juggle it around depending on when your baby actually arrives.

When you book your session, you will receive a guide to help you plan for the best newborn photo session possible.  I have lots of tried and true tips that really will make a difference!

701-748-5656   justine@westriv.com

 

 

 

 

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The Best Value in Baby Photos – The Milestones Plan

The Best Value in Baby Photos   The Milestones Plan photo

Yes, I do believe the very best value in baby photos is right here in Hazen.  No other year in your child’s life will fly by the way the first year does.  No other year will you see such dramatic changes in your baby as she learns to hold her head up, sit by herself, play patty cake, pull herself up, and take her first steps.   That’s what’s so great about the Milestones Plan.  The plan includes 4 sessions – every three months or so.  But it’s not so much about the dates, as it is about the stages your baby is going through.  And at the end of the 4 sessions you get a panel with your favorite photo from each session, documenting all those exciting “milestones”!

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Milestones Baby Plan Story Board

And, if you choose to purchase prints along the way, you get a discount on those!  All for only 129.00!  That is less than the price of the StoryBoard itself at the regular price.

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Story Board

 

If you prefer a digital package, that is available as well.  All your sessions, all your photos and the storyboard.  You can pay along the way, or pay up front and get another discount.

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Story board including newborn photo

Newborn sessions can also be incorporated into your storyboard!  When you purchase your Milestones Plan at your Newborn Session, the Newborn Photo Session is 1/2 off!

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Baby boy Story Board

I understand that professional photography is an investment and sometimes difficult to fit into a young family’s budget.  I have been there! That is why I want to offer a great value to you!  There is no better way of preserving these memories of these very fleeting times than through photos.  I want you to have fabulous photos!  I want you to smile every time you see them.  And I don’t want you to worry about breaking the bank to have them in your home forever!

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Each session is geared towards capturing a particular stage in your baby’s life – holding his head up, sitting alone, pulling to a stand, and walking.  Sessions take place in the studio and we take our time to make baby feel comfortable.  Sometimes its very quick and other times we have to be patient for just the right moments.  But you are never rushed.  Its always calm and unhurried.   And, if we need to just find another day, we do just that.  There’s never a charge for a reschedule.  We always work around baby and his schedule and mood.  That way you will have the very best photos.

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newborn through one year photos

 

The Milestones Plan also makes a great baby gift!  Its truly a gift that will be cherished for generations!  Gift Certificates are available.

Call to schedule your first appointment, newborn session or to purchase a unique and loving gift!

701-748-5656

 

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Head Shot Special: It’s Time to Update your Look

Head Shot Special:  Its Time to Update your Look photo

If I did it, so can you!  I understand that it can be uncomfortable getting in front of the camera.  Really, I do!!  But it was time to update my personal head shot  photo and it may be that time for you, as well.  Whether its for business cards and brochures or your online presence (website, Facebook, etc.), keeping an up to date look is important.

As business moves to a more and more mechanized online version of itself,  your head shot is the first impressions prospective clients get of you and your business.  The first impression which could drive them to make the initial contact with you!  Your head shot needs to stand out and be distinctive against the rest to set you and your business apart.

Your head shot is not just a picture.  It is a portrayal of your business and your brand!  Take a look at your current photo and see if it conveys the message that you want your potential clients to see – professional, contemporary, competent, friendly, creative, approachable?

Give me a call and we’ll schedule some time to create just the image you are looking for!  It’s time for a fresh new look!

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Professional Head Shots

 

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Head Shot Special:  Its Time to Update your Look photo
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