Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Show me your best candid holiday photo!


Forevercandid Photography is having it's very first photo contest! Here's the deal:


I want you to send me your BEST Christmas Day or holiday party photo. The catch? The photo has to be CANDID. That means no setting your kids up in front of the tree and telling them to say cheese. So get behind that camera and show me what you've got! Here in example of what I'm talking about:


This photo is of me and my dad on Christmas day. My sister and I have a tradition where every year at Christmas, we bought our dad a can of cashews. I honestly have no idea how the tradition started, but we've had a lot of fun throughout the years. Instead of just getting him the can, eventually we starting trying to fool him, putting the cashews in different types of packaging. Let me just say that it is harder than it sounds! Well finally, last year, we got him. The photo above is the moment he figures out that the very soft, round package, was really a can of cashews wrapped up inside a winter hat!
So take your best shot, get behind your camera, take pictures of your loved ones. During the month of January, go through your best pictures and send your pick to amber@forevercandid.com. Winner will win a free 30 minutes photo session gift card from Forevercandid! That's a $30-$50 doller value! So get shooting, and have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A new kind of holiday card

Spread your holiday cheer with an e-card this year! But not just any e-card. A video montage of you, your kids, your whole family... anything you want! Here's an example from a portrait session I had last weekend.


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I'm putting these together with any 10-20 photos you provide. Just e-mail me the files (I can even add short video clips if you have them!) and have it back to you the next day. Only $50. And you can send it to as many people as you like! You are sure to save not only money, but time too. Happy Holidays!


E-mail amber@forevercandid.com today.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday portraits still available!


My adorable little cousin Chelsea has a message for you:

It's not too late! If you have your holiday portrait taken next weekend, there is time for your order to be delivered and shipped out. Please e-mail amber@forevercandid.com to schedule your appointment for Friday the 11th, Saturday the 12th, or Sunday the 13th.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nate & Renee Prestia's wedding highlights!

Nate & Renee are a great couple and after photographing their reception - I can tell they have a lot of really great friends too! I probably took more "group shots" than in any other wedding. The venue was the DoubleTree hotel in Waltham. Enjoy!!


Renee's color choices really complemented the venue. A really beautiful ivory dress with oranges and browns in the flowers and bridesmaid dresses.


It was a night wedding, so we found some creative inside locations for our "formal" sessions. Including the enormous jacuzzi tub in the bridal suite!


Beautiful details...


A quiet moment between the bride & groom...


These guys knew how to make an entrance! And doesn't that cake look delicious??


The dance floor opened, and the crowd got wild with the help of a very creative DJ who handed out leis, guitars, shakers...

THANKS Nate & Renee for allowing me to photograph your wedding. Wishing you a lifetime of love and joy...




Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's shopping season! Gift certificates available NOW.

I've been thinking a lot about giving gifts from the heart this year. It's harder than I thought! Mainly because it requires TIME and I find myself lacking that lately. Well amidst editing, I found myself thinking about what I could offer everyone for a "black Friday" promotion. Everyone is having specials, so why not Forevercandid?

Give the gift of a portrait session! So many mothers, especially new mothers, would LOVE to have photos of their kids for themselves, and to give to Grandma. It's a gift that keeps on giving.

Here are the details:

  • A 30 minute portrait session with online proofs and high resolution files on CD of 2 favorite photos. Every day price - $90. Black Friday price - $50!!

  • A 30 minute portrait session with online proofs and high resolution files on CD of 5 favorite photos. Every day price -$150. Black Friday price - $75!!

  • A one hour portrait session with with online proofs, high resolution files on CD of 5 favorite photos, and DVD slideshow. Every day price - $255. Black Friday price - $100!!


These prices are truly unbeatable. If you don't have anyone to get a certificate for -- why not get one for yourself to use in 2010? You will save a lot of money!! Other amounts available, please inquire. Gift certificates valid until 6/30/10.

Here's a link you can pass along to your friends who might be interested: http://mim.io/d51a1

But remember, these prices are only valid Friday the 27th!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wedding at the Topsfield Commons

I had a great time photographing Shannon & Matt's wedding at the Topsfield Commons! It was my first time at this venue, and I hope to be back next wedding season. It is very elegant, and the staff is super friendly! Well the venue certainly reflected the bride & groom. They are a great couple, really fun to work with, and really enjoyed their wedding day. Photography was important to them, but they "didn't want to miss the party" so we finished as quickly as possible! I'll post some pictures on my facebook page shortly, but wanted to share this fun slide-show with all of you.

To Shannon & Matt: I hope you enjoy! Thanks for a great time.



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If you're interested in having your event at the Topsfield Commons, here is their website.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Holiday Photo Cards with Forevercandid!

I've been editing last weekend's wedding for about 8 hours today , so I decided to take a break and work on another little project.

COMING SOON:


I can't wait! I love getting photo cards in the mail during the holidays... don't you? They are a chance to see how big your nieces and nephews have grown in the last year....perfect little reminders of the people we love!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trash the Dress - Ipswich Appleton Farms


I know, I know! It's been a very long time. I didn't mean to neglect you blog! I had a fantastic session tonight. I've recently decided to build my "Trash the Dress" portfolio, a new niche in the wedding industry. Here is a sneak peak at our session! GREAT work Kristen!


And just incase you've been wondering what I've been up to: you can find all my latest albums on my facebook fan page :) I promise to post more soon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

wedding photography packages

This was posted earlier on my facebook fan page but for those of you who don't have facebook yet -- here you go!!
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For a while I was doing an a-la-carte system. Then I switched to pre-set packages. Now I'm considering switching back. What do you think?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=5NfOKMTpZ61cQZtPIb1Saw_3d_3d

Take a look at my current packages as well if you'd like to see what I am currently offering.

www.forevercandid.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This just in..

Thought I'd share a little note I just got from a satisfied customer!

"You did the most amazing job we could have imagined! Not only were you everywhere at the same time (people are still commenting on how amazing it was that you could capture every little detail and side activity); but the output of those shots are just magical! Thanks for making my wedding such a precious memory - I look at the pictures all the time when I need a pick-me-up. You are seriously so talented and I couldn't be happier."

It's truly a joy to be able to put smiles on people's faces...

www.forevercandid.com

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Album Design



Just playing with some album design ideas! The black line in the middle is where the album folds just in-case you didn't know :) You can click on the image to get the full size spread. This is a 12x12 layout. More to come!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Christy & Justin






I had so many favorites from this wedding it was really hard to choose! But here is a little glimpse of this past Saturday's wedding. If you want to see more - go to www.forevercandid.com and look under "Christy and Justin" :) There are about 50 more! I will also post those same photos on my facebook fan page in a while. It's off to St. Thomas for me on Thursday morning! I will be back Monday, so you can look forward to lots of photos from that wedding in the next couple of weeks!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cards & other fun stuff for brides, moms...


A college friend of mine, Kate Tapley makes absolutely ADORABLE cards with her original artwork. She has cards and other items for sale for brides, mothers, and everyone else! Great idea for something original at your wedding or for a nice card etc for a friend!! Check them out here!! http://www.zazzle.com/katetapley/wedding+gifts

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Survey

Here's a little something I made to help brides get ready for the big day! It gives me just a little insight into the bride & grooms style as well as takes care of some necessary details for the wedding day itself. I hope to be able to grab this sheet before I go to a wedding, and be fully prepared! It's just the first draft I've made - so let me know if you have any input! I'd love to hear your ideas of what questions to ask, what details you as a current or former bride would want the photographer to know etc... My first wedding is June 27th. Kind of a late start this year. I'm very excited to get going!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The picture you'll be remembered by...

I love my mac and the fun fliers I can make :) I've decided to try to market a little in the senior picture scene. I already have one appointment for July 11th. Hopefully many more to come! :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Erin & Shawn

Erin & Shawn live in Rockport, so they showed me some awesome spots to photograph! It was a little rainy, but they were troopers and we had a lot of fun. These are just a few favs :) This was only my second maternity shoot, but so far, I'm loving it!




Saturday, May 23, 2009

Baby Charlie :-)





Little Charlie clearly is ready for his debut in modeling/acting!! He loved the camera. Here are some of my favs! I couldn't have asked for a better shoot - it being one of my first official baby gigs! :) Thanks again Julie!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

~Baby Love~






I know- finally- a post!! It was nice to get out shooting and this time in beautiful Greensboro NC! Beth wanted pictures with a modern edge and it was so much fun finding places to shoot this style. I hope to do many more shoots like this with models, kids, etc -- I'm really happy about how they turned out!

Friday, February 20, 2009

St. Thomas wedding!

Well, the most exciting post-bridal-show news I have for you, is that I've been hired to photograph a wedding in St. Thomas this July 4th! I can't wait to go, take all the pictures, and then share them with you. It's going to be a fantastic place to photograph (even though it will be HOT) with all the scenery and beaches..

This is where the ceremony/reception will be...
St. Peter Great House & Botanical Gardens




That's all for now! I'm looking forward to the wedding season beginning and getting back to shooting...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thank you cards

These seem to be the latest trend, so I thought I'd try to design some so I can start offering them!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Just made this with the iWork trial software called Pages. It's a poster for the Boston Bridal Affair. I can't wait!
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