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My Picks For Creating An Original & Unforgettable Special Event | Laura Barnard

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In order for you to make the very most of your upcoming event, whether it be big budget or a modest one, your bottom line is that you want your event be super stunning and something no one will soon forget.  With all of my clients, Laura Barnard Photography likes to pour over the details: what to wear, where to get some really great outfits and accessories, as well as talk about any other needs you may have at the time, including gifts for the upcoming graduate and party planning. So, I have developed this important list – to help everyone get some serious support, help you get organized and introduce you to lots of fun and first class businesses & their people to work with.

Event Planning & Flowers

ARTISTRY BOSTON

Artistry Boston is a full service company coordinating all aspects of an event. Artistry offers in-house catering and floral design in addition to event management.

http://www.artistryboston.com

DAN MARKOS EVENTS & FLORAL DESIGN

Award winning Dan Markos Event & Floral Design is a visionary of distinctive design. Event Stylist and Floral Expert. Boston, Ipswich

http://www.danamarkosevents.com

GRACIOUS EVENTS MANAGEMENT

Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award winner, Gracious Events Management is planning innovative, inspired & dynamic events and exceeding client expectation. Newburyport

http://graciousevents.com

BEECUSTOM DESIGN

BeeCustom was born on the belief that designing an invitation should be based on the person, not the market. Middleton

http://beecustom.blogspot.com

Home Decor

MASON & MADISON

The most fun, coolest and far from ordinary gifts to choose from. Middleton

http://www.masonandmadison.com

C’EST LA VIE

This boutique shop in Marblehead values celebrating the little details in life and offers super special tabletop pieces, artwork, unusual lighting and home décor.

https://www.facebook.com/CestlaVieMHD

ROSE & DOVE

Artful and affordable gifts and more than likely a welcomed treat or two just for you too! North Andover

http://www.roseanddove.com

JUST THE THING!

From tiny treasure to big finds. Old and new. Rustic and refined. Dover, NH

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-The-Thing-/151056998012

Boutique Shopping

HELENE M

Offering a well-edited selection of classic but  modern clothing, shoes and accessories from some of the most coveted names in fashion. Portsmouth

http://www.helenem.com

BLISS

One-of-a-kind shoes, accessories & home goods and a shopping experience that makes women feel stylish, beautiful & unique. Portsmouth, Portland

https://www.blissboutiques.com

 

BLOOD & WHISKEY

Inspired by beat up trucks and whiskey passed around a bonfire – this amazing hand printed clothing is unexpected & all original designs. Every piece is different and custom.

http://bloodandwhiskeystudio.com

 

NEST

Nest is a whimsical space where you will find unique jewelry & accessories for all ages, including earrings, bracelets, watches and scarves. Nest also carries specialty items, such as bridal necklaces and hairpieces. Andover

http://nestandover.com

 

BOBBLES & LACE

B&L of Boston, Andover and Newburyport has a lifelong love affair with style. Deeply dedicated to the idea that high fashion doesn’t need to come at a high cost. There you’ll find flirty cocktail dresses, a sexy first date look, professional attire & fun jewelry.

http://shop.bobblesandlace.com

 

DRESSCODE

Dresscode in Andover is an upscale boutique for women that focuses on fashion, versatility & costumer service.

http://www.dresscodestyle.com

 

 

Abby | 0 to 120 in 1.2 | Laura Barnard

 

Abby.   Check out this lil’ chicky who can do 0 to 120 in 1.2 seconds.

 

This photo shoot was a blast but I had my work cut out for me.  Abby had ideas about where she wanted to go and how she wanted to do it all. First she was spinning, then she was sitting. Then, she was running and spinning. Then, when I would turn to talk with her mom, she was chasing ducks in the middle of the road. I’m not complaining because my favorite kind of shoot is one in which I am allowed lots of time for taking candids and this session delivered!

There was a fleeting quiet moment too when Abby was laying on the grass. I got down on my stomach about 10 feet away and as I was getting my camera in position we connected eye to eye.  After that, I had a new friend. I’m a lucky girl 🙂

 

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Shannon | Finding your Strength | Laura Barnard

I think every day there are ways we challenge ourselves, maybe in small or large ways, sometimes consciously and other times without realizing it.

The rest of the world disappeared one morning as I just sat motionless for an hour watching Shannon and a horse figure out their relationship.  In the following first 3 photographs, you’ll see the dilemma Shannon confronts as she struggles to overcome her fear of horses and the strong desire to be close to them. Amazing how photographs can tell a story and without words we still hear every word. The first photograph may be my favorite – a powerful inner conversation and understanding between horse and man.  Then, a gentle and encouraging gesture from the horse.  And lastly, triumph for the little girl and what looks to be relief on the horse’s face as the two connect.

The 4th & 5th photographs are from the same day and I thought were fun: a sleeping mini and a stable mate calling for her friends.

May you have the strength to meet your challenges today…xo Laura

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