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PORTRAIT SESSION SPECIAL!
Today through Small Business Saturday (November 28th) ONLY +++
I am offering a limited number of standard 2016 portrait sessions at a discounted rate (only $250!).
You can buy as many session credits as you’d like to use throughout the coming year.
These also make fantastic Christmas gifts! Email me at RachelHalsey@gmail.com to purchase!

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Josh + Katie {NH Maternity and Newborn Photographer}

We met up with Josh and Katie on the most gorgeous fall day.
The sun was amazing and we met up in downtown Portsmouth which always offers such an array of awesome shooting locations.
Josh and Katie were expecting their first baby and decided to wait until he/she was born to find out the gender –
How awesome of a surprise that must be!
They wanted to document this precious time in their lives before they became a family of three.
Katie was absolutely glowing and Josh was all smiles.
To top it off – they are both so photogenic which made my job so easy!

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And then!
A couple of months later the beautiful Madilyn made her appearance!
What an adorable, precious, smiley little girl.
Obviously just as photogenic as her parents ~
(seriously – I’ve never seen such a well behaved newborn! She was perfect!)
Josh and Katie, I can’t even tell you how happy I am for your precious little family of three.
You guys are the best and I’m already so excited about Madilyn’s one year portraits ;]

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Dan + Caroline ~ Welcome to the world, Lyla + Caleb! {NH Newborn Photographer}

Dan and Caroline are seriously two of my favorite people (although now closely tied with Caleb and Lyla) ;]
They are just so sweet, hilarious, genuine, and obviously good looking.
What more could you ask for from dear friends?!
I knew these two amazing people were bound to create some pretty-darn-amazing children.
And not to brag, but I was totally right.
These two babies are the best… sweet and snuggly and just way too adorable.
My favorite thing is how these two are literally best friends…
For instance, they hold hands on the reg (among other mind blowing adorableness)
(I mean, are you kidding me?!!?!)
I seriously had some major baby fever after this shoot ;]
I am so thankful for this sweet family and what they’ve meant to us in the time that we’ve known them.
They are a family of kindred spirits and I am so excited for the years of photographs ahead
and watching these two beautiful little people grow in to the awesome people they are going to be
(and already are!)
How lucky am I that this is my job.
So thankful.
I’m also going to include a recent photo of this precious family at the end of this post so that
A. you can see how terribly awful I am about blogging within a reasonable amount of time and
B. so you can see how (somehow) these guys just get cuter and cuter every day!
It’s a scientific phenomena, I’m telling you ;]
Love all four of you to the moon and back!

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And here’s the adorable fam as of lately:
(infinite x’s and o’s!)
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Renee + Derek {In love + Expecting} ~ New Hampshire Newborn and Maternity Photography

Renee and Derek are dear friends and I loved every second of their maternity shoot.
We started off in Grace’s nursery –
(that of course was so lovingly put together by her talented and creative mom~)
After taking some photos in the lovely nursery and even getting “big brother” Benny to pose for a few shots ;]
we headed to Rye beach for some more photos… a quick outfit change…
and a few more photos of these wonderful people in their last days as a “duo”!
Love you guys!

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And then I was able to meet Grace a couple weeks after she was born!
(Which wasn’t too long after these maternity photos were taken!)
Welcome to the world, Grace!
You are one loved little girl!

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Lydia Katherine ~ Newborn

Yay! I finally get to share another shoot of the most precious little family – the Tolleys!
This time around I am SO happy to finally formally introduce brand new miss Lydia Katherine!

Lydia decided that her birthday would be on April 23rd (which I personally think was a fabulous decision on her part… I’m sure Rach agrees!) and she had a head full of beautiful dark hair and the most perfect little nose… seriously! Look at that cute little thing!

Matt and Rachel, it is such an honor to be able to photograph so many different seasons of your life.
I remember photographing Anna when she was barely walking… and now to see her as a big sister seriously could bring tears to my eyes.
Your family is so precious and I am so thankful for all of you.

Anna, you are an amazing big sister!
Your auntie Abbie pointed out to me that you and Lydia have exactly the same difference in age that she and I have.
That fact makes me SO happy because as most people know, Abbie is one of my best friends in the entire world ;]
She is my cheerleader, my secret keeper, and the person I want to talk to when I’ve had a bad day.
I have no doubt in my mind that you and Lydia will be the very best of friends.
Seeing how much you love your little sister is amazing to me… You will be such a wonderful example for her for so many things!

Congratulations to the Tolley family and I wish all the best for you as you embark on the adventure of being a family of four.
I know that you will do such an amazing job and make a lot of people envious (like really, how is a family this good looking?) ;]

Lots of love to each of you!

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