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Lake Ossipee Senior Portraits | Camp Calumet Photo Session | New Hampshire Photographers Blog

Lake Ossipee Senior Portraits | Camp Calumet Photo Session | New Hampshire Photographers Blog

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Traveling for things you want is a big part of life, for most people. Today, a mother and daughter drove four hours from Connecticut to to meet me in New Hampshire, to create senior portraits. Emma, the daughter, wanted to have her photos done in a very special place, from her childhood and teens years. She not only attended Camp Calumet, in Ossipee, New Hampshire, as a girl, but then returned as a teen to work at the camp as a lifeguard. Not only was the location a place filled with childhood memories, but it was also breathtakingly beautiful! There were had so many spots to shoot from. Ossipee lake with the mountains in the background. We had a forest full of colored leaves and an adorable wooden bridge with a dry river under it, to choose from for photos. She really wanted a photo on the lifeguard stand, where she worked and created so many memories.  As we made photo memories of this time in her life, I could tell that it was truly bittersweet for Emma and her mother. I felt honored to hold the space for such powerful emotions. I was hoping to not only capture the beauty of the area, but also capture the feelings of joy and nostalgia of the experience of her returning there. I loved Emma’s ideas and the props she brought, such as a beloved teddy bear from her childhood. She also brought some sheet music that she wanted in a photo with or laying sheet music on the grass to be photographed with. This photo shoot with Emma and her mother truly moved me. It was such a special place, because Emma felt so happy revisiting such a special place. The photo shoot, in itself, was a new and powerful memory for Emma and her mother. It was such an honor to capture this moment in time of growing up and moving forward and letting go. It was not only a photo shoot. It was a rite of passage and one that I will never forget facilitating for this beautiful family.

Here is a sneak peak of just a few photos from Emma’s day. Thank you, Emma and Jean. I hope the day was just as special for you as it was for me.

If you have a senior who needs their portraits done, contact me to ensure you are put on my fall schedule! Don’t miss this short window of time with the beautiful foliage.
Thank you for reading, Joe

Fall colors abound in this senior portrait

Fall colors abound in this senior portrait

Photo with the lifeguard stand at New Hampshire 's Ossipee lake

Photo with the lifeguard stand at New Hampshire ‘s Ossipee lake

A last photo with the lake and the sunset

A last photo with the lake and the sunset

Far and Away

Far and Away

PHOTO OF THE DAY – FAR AND AWAY

Amazing landscape scene in this seasonal photo taken in New Hampshire last fall. The color is amazing this time year. From my point of view it was hard to even pick a spot to point the camera they were all amazing and so full of foliage. I took many others and even a pano photo from this place. It will be some time before I make it back in to my archives and edit the rest. The one thing about always shooting landscapes is you always have so many images to pick and chose from. Finding that one form the shoot that is just a bit better then the rest. If you have a moment head over to my on-line gallery and view some of my other works. The images in my gallery are all available for purchase as well. Thanks again for viewing sharing and liking my work. Comments are also always so nice to receive.

Joe Martin

Landscape photograph view across a New England mountain range in the fall full of color

What a site to see here in New Hampshire. The fall is truly amazing .

Sky and Sea, Water and Tree

Sky and Sea, Water and Tree

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SKY and SEA, WATER and TREE

Dirty Beach is the name of this beautiful location. Yup you guessed it in Puerto Rico. This is the spot to come to if you travel to PR. The name Dirty Beach was giving to this spot because the tide drags a large amount of seed weed up on the shore line.  The locals gave it its name so the tourists would steer clear the true name of this dream location is La Playuela. It must work as there was almost no one there on the two days we went. I was in photography heaven. You can not see it from here but on the end of that point directly in the middle of the photo there is a natural rock arch. I did walk around the beach and into the arch. The photo of the arch can be seen here. Thanks so much for visiting my page. A big thanks to all that shared or like my photos. Please leave a comment below I love to hear form you guys.

A photo from Dirty Beach in Puerto Rico

Sky and sea water and tree

Upside Down Mountain

Upside Down Mountain

PHOTO OF THE DAY: UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN

 

Meet Mt. Chocorua. It is right down the street from our home in New Hampshire. It is one of he most photographed locations in New Hampshire. I think you can see why once you see it. This was in early fall and the lake was giving the best reflection. I shot many photos this day and will post more over the next few weeks. The bridge in the center of this photo is a great spot with one more small lake to grab a reflection of the mountain on.

 

Photo of Mt Chocorua reflecting of the lake.

The sky and the water really make this photo what it is.

Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SOWING SEEDS

Driving the country side at sunset is a great way to snap up a few photos. This picture is not at sunset but it was on the way down. It was taken looking in to Maine from New Hampshire. Loved the clouds and they are what made me stop.

Thanks for looking at my page.  Joe Martin

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Nature photo looking across a farmed field

Looking north into Maine

 

 

Joe Martin is a New Hampshire wedding photographer also creating portrait and family photography.

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Danielle & Brandon Get Married at The Conway Scenic Railroad

Danielle & Brandon Get Married at The Conway Scenic Railroad

Here is a slide show build following a wedding that took place at a great venue in North Conway, NH. The Conway Scenic Railroad. The groom runs and works on a train in Massachusetts.  He was like a kid in a candy store in his element. It was a great day and always fun to see a young couple on the happiest day of their life.

 

Thanks for watching. If you are in need of a portrait or wedding photographer please contact me today.

 

 

Ben & Mae ~ Lake Winnipesaukee Wedding ~ Laconia NH

Ben & Mae ~ Lake Winnipesaukee Wedding ~ Laconia NH

Ben & Mae were married this summer at a beautiful home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, New Hampshire. Family and friends gathered around the boat dock to witness the joining of these two families in marriage.  The forcast was predicting rain showers for the day and in fact, there were a few sprinkles in the morning. As the ceremony  approached, the clouds closed in and we knew the rain was inevitable. The mother of the groom was prepared and ready with fifty clear umbrellas, just in case.  I brought two of them down to the waters edge and had them ready and waiting. All was great for most of the vows. As they were getting ready to exchange the rings, the sky opened up.  I was lucky that I was on shore and under the cover of the trees for the most part. The brother of the groom grabbed two umbrellas and handed one to the maid of honor and he opened one too. All of a sudden,  it really started coming down.  I was just clicking away on my camera looking for that shot that would not only capture the moment of the wedding, but the beauty of the rain.  I have learned to use what some would think of as problems into advantages. I knew then and there, that if I highlighted the rain, I could capture their day in such a unique and powerful way. In the end, the bride’s words were beautiful. She said,   “It was perfect, and just like I wanted”  If the bride is happy, everyone is happy. To view more images form this wedding follow the link at the bottom.

 

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bride and groom getting married on a dock at the lake.

Wedding party on a dock at a New Hampshire lake

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Grooms parents show emotion in this photo at the wedding

Mother and father of the groom share a moment during the wedding

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Flower girl sits under an umbrella at this wedding in New Hampshire

Raining hard this bride and groom kiss at this outdoor wedding

The kiss is all that matters

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bride and groom show wedding rings after wedding.

 

Contact me today for information about your 2015 wedding. Every wedding is custom and we can set up a custom collection that works within your budget to meet your needs.

 

Follow this link to there gallery. Ben & Mae’s Wedding Gallery

New Hampshire Wedding Photo Slide Show | Berlin New Hampshire Wedding

New Hampshire Wedding Photo Slide Show | Berlin New Hampshire Wedding

As part of my wedding packages, I have a social media add on.  It is one of the best features is the photo slideshow that I put together after the wedding. It contains 100-150 of what I feel are the best story-telling images. I make sure to add photos from the days timeline from the bridal preparation, to the last dance of the night.  I will pick a few of my favorite shots of the family and bridal portrait session we made during the day. This slide show is from a wedding this month in Berlin, NH. It is truly a pleasure to be witness to the happiest day of not only the bride and grooms life, but also a happy day for the family and guests that have come to be with the couple for the special event.  I feel it is my duty to not just be the photographer on this day, but to be the story teller and also capture the whole days event. This means being on my toes and ready to move to another room or adjust my equipment to capture a different angle of a special  moment.   Congratulations to the couple the family and all their friends!

Please enjoy this wedding slide show turn the speakers up, it is ok to get emotional.

If you know some one in this slide show or someone that is looking for a wedding photographer please forward the link to this page to them. Feel free to share on your social media outlets and thanks for stopping by.

 

To view a gallery of prints follow this link once you have watched the video Ray & Brigid’s wedding gallery

 

 

Portrait Photographer Casting Call ~ Looking for Some Characters

Portrait Photographer Casting Call ~ Looking for Some Characters

Many of you might have seen my self-portrait project that I created over the last few months.  I am not putting out a casting call to create some more portraits along the same theme.  I am looking for subjects that are able to evoke emotion. People that are willing to sit and connect with me and the camera. I will looking to create a series of portraits to add to my portfolio. I would love to talk to anyone that is looking to receive a complimentary session in my studio. We will need about one hour of time to create these images. You will be able to pick three portraits from the final images that I will print at 8″x10″ free of charge ($120 value)

The perfect people I would love to shoot would be people that are already a character. What does that mean? Someone that can comfortably change there facial expressions.  Someone that is an actor or a funny person would be great talk too. I would love to create portraits of any aged person. I do feel that someone that is a bit older may be a better fit for this particular project.  Someone that wears the life that they lived on their face.  If you know someone,  maybe your dad or grandfather, or an uncle that is the right fit, please have them contact me to be considered for this project. Please contact me today or call 603-367-4657

Weathered - Self Portrait Project

Weathered – Self Portrait Project

Portrait of a man in B&W

Life Style Emotions Portrait Session

 

Man in a suit in a portrait

Emotional Portraits

 

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Portrait Photographer:

 

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

 

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg.  In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

 

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

 

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located just outside North Conway, NH, 03860

 

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

Photographer Creates Emotional Self Portraits

Photographer Creates Emotional Self Portraits

 

New Hampshire photographer creates self portraits

Poker Face – Self Portrait Project

 

When the mood strikes me I take some time to create self portraits. The great thing about having some strobes is that I can shoot even in the dead of night. This past yea,r I have set up my lights and backdrops a few times and created this emotional series of self portraits. With just a subtle change of the lights, turning them up or rising them higher, I completely change my look. Not only does it give me some more time shooting, it gives me insight to know a bit more about what it is like to be in a photo shoot.  I get to play with my poses and faces, seeing how the light and shadows play on the shape of the face from the small changes I have made with the lights or pose.

 

Weathered - Self Portrait Project

Weathered – Self Portrait Project

I use a software program called Light Room for the editing in almost all of my photography. It is made by the same folks that make Photoshop, but it is a very different program and can achieve great edits and dynamite changes to the images.  I had recent cut my hair so I wanted to create some new head shots for my websites.  I also thought I would play a bit and toss on my old army jacket grab an old firearm and toss my hat on for a few grungy looks.  Doing these self portraits can be a great way to learn about light, camera angles and self.  As I sit in on the stool, I play the model, making slight adjustments and changes as I go. I try to change my face my arms and my mood.  I do not set out with a vision for what I will capture. I just know it will be worth the time taken to set up and break down the gear. It is amazing the amount of thought that passes though your mind in the ten seconds it takes for the timer to go off and take each photo.  Once I had the images I could not wait to get them into my computer because I know that is when the creation process really begins.

I used a lot of dark tones to create a feeling of life and of death in each of my images. I turn most of them into black and white images, something I do not normally do. I really worked in bringing the details in the eyes to the center of each one. I wanted the viewer to see into my soul, past the art and into my reality. If you are looking to create a series of “Emotional Portraits” like these for yourself contact me today.  Session fees for this type of session start at just $125.00 and take about one hour.

 

Nameless - Self Portrait Project

Nameless – Self Portrait Project

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Torn – Self Portrait Project

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Breaking Point - Self Portrait Project

Breaking Point – Self Portrait Project

Self Portrait project

Twilight – Self Portrait Project

Encased - Self Portrait Project

Encased – Self Portrait Project

Self Portrait Project

Self Portrait Project

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Self Portrait Project

Googly Eyes Self Portrait Project

Googly Eyes Self Portrait Project

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please feel free to comment of share this post.

As always if your in the market for some family or wedding photography please consider me as your next photographer.

 

 

New Hampshire Newborn Photographers ~ Introducing Annamay!

New Hampshire Newborn Photographers ~ Introducing Annamay!

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Newborn baby in a basket in this photograph

My wife, Dayna and I had another Newborn Sparkle Session today with this little lady, Annamay! She was such a sweet baby. One thing we have learned is that newborn photography takes great patience. Newborns need to eat often. Annamay was having a hard time staying asleep, so we started and stopped a dozen times during our four hours together. We believe strongly that the baby’s needs come first and foremost, so we are willing to wait until the newborns are content and relaxed before we start a new scene during the session. There is so much to keep track of during a newborn session. Safety, heat, white noise and music, costume changes, background changes and all of the little details are a lot to focus on at once. We are learning together and my wife and I make a great team! We are happy with the newborn photography that we have created together and look forward to getting better and better at our combined creative vision.

 

newborn baby photograph looking into the light

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Newborn  Photographer:

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact New Hampshire Newborn Photographer today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located just outside North Conway, NH, 03860

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

How This New Hampshire Photographer Killed the Snow~Killing The Snow Funk~

How This New Hampshire Photographer Killed the Snow~Killing The Snow Funk~

 

Photo of snow covered tress

Snow covered trees in New Hampshire

What can we do? You can not stop the snow. You can try and keep the shades closed, but at some point you have to go out. You can push it around the yard and toss sand on it, but there really is not much that you can do about the snow. So, this North Conway New Hampshire photographer took it upon him self to kill the snow. Ok, it did not die but I sure shot at it as much as I could. I loaded the camera with fresh batteries and a flash card. I wiped the lens clean, put on my gloves and headed out the door. It did not matter if I was going after an epic landscape or the tiny snow flake. I had to shoot something.
Many new England photographers are just waiting for the snow to go away and the warm days of spring to show up. We need to book up our days with portrait sessions and our weekends with family and wedding photography. It is why will live. It is a our duty to create art work of the people we meet.  So, to pass this time we do what we can to market ourselves and save our strength for the short yet busy season that is about to start.

If you know anyone that needs a family, senior or wedding photographer, please pass my site on to them. It would be a great organic way to share my name and work with your local New Hampshire family and friends. Thanks so much for the support. If you have a question or comment please contact me today and we can create some unique, quality photography together.

 

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New England cold weather forms Ice

 

 

 

 

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Photographer:  NH Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH – Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In MainePortland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact me today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison, NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

I Ain’t Got Time For That. One New Hampshire Photographers View on the New domain Extensions

I Ain’t Got Time For That. One New Hampshire Photographers View on the New domain Extensions

 

Old building on a farm in New Hampshire

Old building on a farm in New Hampshire

Even in the small, rural state of New Hampshire we have access to all of the great technology that is available to the rest of the world.  We, as people, have to always be paying attention to an ever changing world even at the  speed that it changes.  Early in 2014, the authorities at ICANN started releasing new domain extensions. Some that have come out at the time of this posting are: .bike, .builders, .cab, .camera and .cloths,  just to name a few. There was one more, that as a wedding photographer, peaked my interest: the .photography extensions. Why would they do this? Are we running out of .com’s or has the internet become so overcrowded with business pages with names that is creates confusion? From what I read on many sites,  is that the new extensions give more options.  Will this add to the confusion and make it harder to remember the new extensions? Maybe so, at first. Soon, it will be commonplace and normal to have many extensions to choose from.

As a North Conway New Hampshire photographer that lives in a small town with a  market that is becoming over-crowed, I feel that anything you can do to get a little edge on others in the same field is maybe the only way to stand out and be seen.  Because of this, I have bought a few of the new “.photography” extensions. Why? Well, for one, we don’t really know yet if they will be a good thing or a bad thing or a great thing to the early adapters of these new extensions. I was not going to wait until all the names that I might want had been bought by others. I am not sure how they can help yet, but did not want anyone else to have them to gain a footing up on what I have here at Joe Martin Photography.

 

The names that I have as of this writing are as follows:

joemartin.photography 

 newhampshirewedding.photography  (New Hampshire Wedding Photography)

newhampshireseniorportrait.photography  (New Hampshire Senior Portrait Photography)

newhampshireportrait.photography   (New Hampshire Portrait Photography)

portlandmaineseniorportraits.photography (Portland Maine Senior Portraits)
I had to make sure  I made time for this. Maybe you want to look at your city or state for the businesses you own to see if the extension is out yet or still available. If you have a question or comment feel free to leave them here or contact me today.

Thanks for stopping by and talk to you later.

Joe

 

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Wedding Photographer:  NH Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH – Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In MainePortland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or email at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison, NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

 

Wedding at Stone Mountain Arts Center | Joe Martin Photography

Wedding at Stone Mountain Arts Center | Joe Martin Photography

Photography in this video was provided by New Hampshire wedding photographer Joe Martin. This Maine wedding was held at The Stone Mountain Arts Center in  Brownfield, Maine

I have added an Animoto video to the “Featured Items” of my top wedding packages. It is a great service and will really help in the sharing of photos of my clients wedding photography. Shortly after the sales session has taken place and your print order has been sent to the print lab, I will create videos like this one. It will contain any photos that you have purchased and I will include some of my favorite photography from your wedding day. As a family photographer I see this would work well after a family session or a senior portrait shoot. This will be a great way for clients to share their photos with family and friends that may not live in the North Conway area.

 

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Wedding Photographer:

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In MainePortland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact me today

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison, NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

Looking for a Wedding Cake in North Conway New Hampshire?

Looking for a Wedding Cake in North Conway New Hampshire?

Photograph Of North Conway NH
Photograph Of North Conway NH

I was out in North Conway to do some shopping and a little networking for my photography. I was looking to find the owners of the White Mountain Cupcakery. I was hoping to talk to them about their wedding cakes and see if I could offer some ideas or offer to shoot some photos or video of them working on the amazing wedding cakes they offer.  I mean, what is better than a cupcake? Not much really. It is a whole cake in the palm of your hand. You can eat like three whole cakes and not feel bad about it!.  After I went by both of their locations in North Conway, I found out that that the owners had the day off and I should come back again in the middle of the week. Too bad. I have to go back and try another cupcake.  This is such a hard job. 

I was able to grab this photo in the village of North Conway, N.H., along with the ski resort of Mt. Cranmore, the first place that I ever skied as a youth.

 

About this North Conway New Hampshire Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe  Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley Specializing in portrait photography and works as the following : wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer newborn photographer and family photographer.  Photography coverage including but not limited to  New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts including: NH- Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester and beyond.  If your in an area not listed I will travel for the right client.

No matter what your event may be either  wedding photography or senior portraits each day is a great day and will be handled professionally with our clients goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about our photography please call me 603-367-4657 or email me at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

 

Location Information:

Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014 newhampshirewedding.photography

 

Amazning Landscape Time Lapse Videos: Must See

Amazning Landscape Time Lapse Videos: Must See

A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

To view the entire story, please visit: http://www.projectyose.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/projectyose

 

Stunning Time-Lapse Video: Elemental Iceland

Published on Oct 8, 2013
Photographer Stian Rekdal combined thousands of photos to create this time-lapse video showcasing Iceland’s natural beauty. He spent three weeks—and more than 3,000 miles—on the road and took more than 40,000 photos. He used about 3,500 of these to make the video.

Read the National Geographic interview with Stian Rekdal here:

Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest Oh My

Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest Oh My

Image of some popular social media logos

“Did you forget your password? Click here to reset.” How many times have you seen this message under the log in field on a webpage? I know for me it has been once too many. With so many social sites these days, we really need to pick which ones work best for us. Better yet, which ones work with us. I know some people love Twitter. Others vote for Facebook. The internet has long been a social media wormhole. In the beginning, it may have direct email was the first “social media.”

Is One Social Media Site Enough These Days?

We need to chose our social media experience wisely and not get spread so thin that we are like butter on warm toast that can not be seen at all. You should first ask yourself “what is it I am I trying to get out of this interaction?” Am I a consumer or a product? Am I a user or a provider? This question can change the way you view social sites and in turn can change the way that people and these sites view you. For me, as a landscape and portrait photographer, I find that one of the best ways to get the most eyes on my photos and website is through the use of multiple sites throughout the day. I find that Twitter is a late night experience, while Facebook is more active in late afternoon and evening. That leaves the morning hours empty, and in that space, I feel that Pinterest fills bill! If you have not made your way over to the site yet, you should give it a look. Over 70 million people use Pinterest and that number is growing.

On Pinterest, you are able to select what you see and how you view it. It is a place to “pin” your favorite pictures of things you may want to order in the future. It is also a place to get ideas for a craft or DIY project. You can set up different boards by name or in categories. You can then get out on the web and add pins to your boards, saving them for later or to share with your Pinterest following, which makes it social. You can use the search field on Pinterest to search for things also. Then, once found you may “re-pin” them to one of your own boards. That is Pinterests way of being social. For me, I use it to share wedding dress styles or portrait poses. I added camera gear to one of my boards and later went back to fantasize about adding it to my camera bag someday. I also add my fine art landscape work directly from my print site. I might share a wedding or family photo from a portrait session and have that photo link back to my site to help drive traffic or a new client to my store-front.

Remember that you can pin anything and everything that can be found on the web. From a home for sale, to a baby teething-ring. Dream cars or photos of cats – we can always use a few more cat photos in our life, right?!
One cool feature that I appeciate is being able to chose a style or color that you love too! If you’re thinking of landscaping your yard, you can load up some photos of backyard patios or decks. Most of the pictures have links to the websites that they originated from, so you can click and learn more.

What Will Pinterest Do For My Portrait Business?

Now, you might say, “Well, how does this help me in a small, local business? First off, there is a few ways to pin some thing. You have the option to share from your website. You can paste a url into the field option. Then, you will be asked to select the picture on that page that you wish to share. Finally, you will have a space to add information about this item or page. When you share a pin that is from your site or your town you have a few options and you should use them all. You should talk about your services and location. If you’re having a sale, post the new prices and maybe the date that the sale ends. The more information you can add, the better chance you have of coming up in a search. There is no need for #hashtags. You will want to post content that has keywords and phrases that will have your type of business showing up in a search. I am sure there are sites that will give tips and tricks to getting found better, as well if you do a little digging. I know for this small-town-New Hampshire-photographer, it has been a great place to view projects and vacation destinations all over the world. I have enjoyed sharing my work at Pinterest and also viewing other photographers work. It has been nice to add one more cog in the wheel of my presence in the World-Wide-Web!

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Happy Pinning! Joe

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Photographer:  NH Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH – Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact at today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison, NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

What People are saying about Joe Martin Photography ~ By New Hampshire Photographer Joe Martin

What People are saying about Joe Martin Photography ~ By New Hampshire Photographer Joe Martin

New Hampshire photographers review page

Brother and sister in a photo smiling at each other

Family photography in New Hampshire

Sharing testimonials is an important aspect of any business. Here is what my clients are saying about our experience together after a portrait shoot or wedding. It is always great to hear from them after the shoot to know that they had fun and enjoyed the photos. Here are just a few of the most recent we have received. From a happy family portrait session.

Hannah Quinn: 5 STAR REVIEW via Facebook
 “Joe is simply the best!!! He was super creative with beautiful artistic shots of our wedding day and he was even able to capture the little ones in our wedding party!! (There is a lot to be said for someone who can capture young ones smiling and all!) I would HIGHLY recommend Joe to anyone, and I have to say that anyone that looks at our wedding pictures are amazed by the quality of his work :)”
newborn baby photo in pink hat

Baby girl so cute

Heidi Englert 5 STAR REVIEW via Facebook
“Joe and Dayna did a newborn shoot for my little girl. They came into my home and set up right in our bedroom. They were very professional and I trusted them with our daughter. The pictures came out great and they did such a nice job with handling Avery with care, I would have never guessed it was their first newborn shoot! I’d definitely call Joe for my next family photo shoot!”



Sarah Robinson Quinby: 5 STAR REVIEW via Facebook
“Joe is incredible to work with. Creative shots taken in a relaxing but fun way. No ‘typical’ and unnatural poses. During the session he worked with 4 kids ages 3-12, connecting with all of them at their level using unique props and the beauty of the surrounding nature to capture their true personalities.”

 

Family photos shoot time in New Hampshire

Create a unique photo experience with joe

Roanna Cameron: 5 STAR REVIEW via Facebook
“Our experience was amazing. Unique to say the least, and has an eye for amazing shots! Our photos will be cherished and we will continue to have our photos done with you!”

 

Ida Robinson Streeter: 5 STAR REVIEW via Facebook
“Joe has such a relaxed, easy going approach to photography that it is easy to feel comfortable during a session with him. He is more than capable working with children and adults of all ages and produces beautiful images of all! Highly recommend him!”

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Senior Portrait From new Hampshire Photographer Joe Martin



From a proud mother: The DiSilva Family
“My Oldest Daughter became a senior this year. Senior year how exciting with Caps and gowns ,Prom and Senior portraits.Who do you choose to take these memorable pictures and how do you decide with so many great photographers in the area? I found a lot on Facebook. I was able to see each style every photographer had and narrow it down to two I was really interested in. I chose Joe Martin. He had a lot of great ideas and listened to what we wanted. We had never done anything like this before as we were a little apprehensive on how it would all turn out. Joe is a true pro-professional brought props from home which made the photos have that extra touch. We went to three different spots in the Tamworth Ossipee area which made each photo extremely different from the last.His eye for perfection is amazing. A week later we had the disk in hand of all the gorgeous pictures he had taken. We are still trying to decide which pictures are the best for they all are extremely beautiful.If your looking for Family Portraits, Senior Photos, or just Regular school pictures of your children , instead of spending your money at Walmart, Sears, or JcPenny try a true professional Joe Martin and create Memories that will last a lifetime with each photo he takes. I’m in love with his work and he will be taking our pictures again as we have another senior next year! Thank you Joe Martin. I’m glad I found you ,I just only wish I learned of your amazing work years ago! Joemartinphotograhy.com is the way to go!

 

About This North Conway New Hampshire Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway wedding photography provided by Joe  Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley Specializing in portrait photography and works as the following : wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer newborn photographer and family photographer.  Photography coverage including but not limited to  New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts including in NH Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts Boston, Lawrence, Salam, and Gloucester and beyond.  If your in an area not listed I will travel for the right client.

No matter what your event may be either  wedding photography or senior portraits each day is a great day and will be handled professionally with our clients goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about our photography please call me 603-367-4657 or email me at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

 

Location Information:

Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison NH, 03849

What is a Photographer to Blog about?

What is a Photographer to Blog about?

 

Beautiful landscape print of a snowy rivers in New Hampshire

Snowing River in New Hampshire

Sure, I could blog about camera gear or my last family photo shoot. I want to offer more then pretty pictures or one family’s story. Plus there will always be that type of blog here and there. I want to be a bit different. I don’t want to give you what ever other photographer gives you. I want to share some of my experiences sure, but I am so much more than that.

Like most people I sit and think about a new blog post. After some time I would find a photo, write a one line back story about the photo and post. Well, that is not a post. In fact, it is almost nothing. It will not get me a better Google ranking. Google looks for new information within a page that contains between 300-2000 words or more. If you’re like me, once you get to a page and see that it has an overwhelming amount of text you do one of two things: You either close the page or you might scroll and scan the page for small lines of text that grab your eye, taking in just a small amount of the carefully crafted post. We all like to share our story to give tips, updates, a news story or better yet, show you what we had for lunch that day.

I want to keep you supplied with a post that is short and sweet, to the point and informational at the same time.  With every post I get a little clearer on what I would like to share and why I want to share it. At the same time, I am trying to become a better writer and better at typing. It is hard to type fast when you spend most of your time backspacing to remove that red line under your words. As I became more comfortable, more blog posts start forming in my head I have to start to write ideas in my phones’ notes and draft emails to myself.

Now what I am blogging about these days? Well, now that is it off season for outdoor photography in my area. At this point this it my only studio space. I am blogging about photography, about my business, and blog about a few product reviews on items I have bought this winter, just to fill in the slow shooting times with some content so Google does not forget about me.

As we close in on portrait and wedding session I will blog about shoots and post photos from them. At the same time, keeping true to my passion to share some knowledge along the way that I have picked up from others or as I try new things by pushing myself in new directions.

One thing to think about and understand is that we live in a ever-changing word. A world that did not have the iPad prior to 2010. A world where most everyone has a Smart Phone, even young children. We live in a world that camera phones are better then the high price digital cameras we lugged around a few years back. What’s next? We barely know what is happening now! One thing that we must adapt to is the fast-changing times and new ways to content with our clients to bring in new business. One thing that is in the now and we have to use to our advantage is the actual Smart Phones. We have to have our sites mobile ready to be view and navigate with ease. What I mean is with the iPhones, Siri and Google’s “search by voice” feature. We need to be ready and able to come up in a search by location and the field of work that we specialize in. Are you ready? Do you even know how to adjust your business to handle this in the best way? I may blog about it in the future once I have a better understanding on how we as photographers can benefit from this new way of internet search algorithms.

In closing, remember that everyone needs to add content to their site. You must blog to be found. Once you have been found in your area of expertise, you do have a bit of an upper hand and do not have to blog as much, but once you stop, the Google Gods will take notice. The guy/gal down the road, that has been working hard to take your place just might take it.

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About This North Conway, New Hampshire Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway Wedding photography provided by Joe  Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley Specializing in portrait photography including but not limited to : wedding photography , senior portrait photography,  newborn photography and family photography.  Photography coverage including but not limited to  New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts including in NH Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester and beyond.  If your in an area not listed I will travel for the right client.

No matter what your event may be either  wedding photography or senior portraits each day is a great day and will be handled professionally with our clients goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about our photography please call me 603-367-4657 or email me at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

 

Location Information:

Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison NH, 03849

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