Mother’s Day 2019 is Sunday, May 12. I currently have availability in April. If you’re interested in a mother/child or three/four generations portrait session before Mother’s Day, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a consultation and book your session. I’d love to photograph you.
“I booked my portrait session after seeing Maundy’s beautiful photographs of many people I recognized. She brought out the extraordinary in each of them. I wanted to treat myself to a celebration of my independence. I also wanted to mark the accomplishment of my son achieving his Junior first degree black belt in Uechi Ryu karate from White Mountain Karate. It is fun to be pampered and elegant, royalty for a day and every day that I gaze upon these images. Maundy’s portraits capture beauty, poise and confidence. We are all worthy.” –– Kim Shansby Currell
Scott, Parking Enforcement Officer
If you have ever parked in downtown Plymouth, New Hampshire, you know that you need to bring quarters with you to put in the parking meter. One quarter gets you an hour, two gets you two hours. After that, your vehicle might get a ticket placed under the windshield wiper by Scott. It’ll cost you fifteen bucks. Plenty of people get mad at Scott when they get a ticket. Still, Scott loves his job. “I like meeting people and talking to them. I get to talk to people all day long.”
Scott, parking enforcement officer, Plymouth, NH, USA
You can see Parts I-XXIX here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work/
Call for Workers in East London March 28, 2019
On Thursday morning, March 28, I’ll be photographing people in East London for my personal portrait project, “Life’s Work.”
I’m looking for workers in their work clothes: a construction worker, delivery driver, waiter, soldier, sommelier, or any worker whose look is identifiable with a trade.
If you will be in East London, or you know someone there who might be interested in sitting for a portrait, please email email@example.com for more details.
You can learn more about the project and see workers in the U.S. and Paris here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work/
Harpreet Rai is the CEO for a company called Oura. They create lightweight rings (like the one he is wearing), which monitor sleep cycles, heart rate, and activity. The design helps people better understand their bodies in order to reach goals for improved health. The growing company has headquarters in Oulu, Finland, with manufacturing also in Helsinki and San Francisco. Harpreet was staying near Plymouth, NH, for a few days, so he booked a headshot session. These are his favorite headshots.
A year ago, Susan called herself obese. Her weight affected her in many ways, not the least of which was her own feeling of self-worth. So she set out on a journey to improve her overall health. Her goal was to improve each area: physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Susan created what she calls her “personal Board of Directors.” This was her team of people who provided friendship, support, guidance and expertise. They included a nutritionist, a functional medicine doctor, and an exercise coach, among others. These were the people who believed in her even when she could not believe in herself.
After one year of hard work, Susan has lost 103 pounds. Her health, strength, and self-love have returned. And through it all the most important person was her husband, Tom. Susan said, “Through the years, he has seen me in every size and shape, and he has always loved me.” The couple is about to celebrate their 40thanniversary.
To celebrate Susan’s transformation and the couples’ anniversary, they booked a portrait session.
After professional hair and makeup styling, we updated Susan’s professional headshots.
You can see Susan’s testimonial here: http://maundymitchell.com/client-testimonials/
I grew up in Newport, NH. It’s a little factory town that also values art.
The Library Arts Center is a beautiful gallery at the back of the Richards Free Library. The library itself is in a lovely old mansion. These were my sanctuaries as a child.
Now, I’ve been chosen to exhibit my work at the Library Arts Center, in both the Juried Regional Exhibit next month and the Selections 2020 exhibit next year.
Returning to the very place where my art was first nurtured holds special meaning for me. It was here that I was taught that not only is art valuable, it is essential to the human experience.
In my work, it is always the magic of the human experience that I am celebrating. I hold the trademark on the phrase “People are Beautiful,” which is my core belief as a photographer. I am honored to share my work here.
If you’re local to Newport, NH, I hope you’ll join me for the opening reception on February 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Last fall, a gift certificate changed hands as a birthday present. George gave it to his wife Jennifer. Jennifer met with me to talk about what kinds of portraits we would create. Like always, I ran down the options with her. She could do the photo session on her own; or she could share the experience with her family. In this case, the family included her husband, her son, her daughter-in-law, and the grand-kids. She did not hesitate. She chose to do a three-generation portrait session.
Over the next two months, we created a mood board together. Jenny brought her daughter-in-law, Katie, to the studio to try on dresses. Those two wanted glamorous looks. Katie also wanted fashion-inspired work. Her daughter to wear a fancy dress; the guys just wanted to go casual. They all wanted casual outfits for the family portraits.
On the day of their session, Jenny and Katie arrived first for professional hair and makeup. Jenny’s husband George, their son Nick and the grandkids arrived later in the day. It was a beautiful day, and they all had fun as I photographed them individually, and then together.
Hair & makeup by Melissa Hanson
Jenny and her family returned to the studio about ten days after their session to see their finished portraits on the wall for the first time, and to choose the ones they love. Now they have heirloom portraits that each generation will cherish.
Amy, Paul and Molly returned to my studio this year for family photos. As Amy noted, the changes from newborn to one-year-old are mind-boggling. (Here are some of their portraits from just a year ago! http://maundymitchell.com/a-newborn-portrait-session/)
We tend to spend our first year as parents so intensely focused on baby that we can lose our sense of individuality. It’s a hard balance. This year, I suggested that both Amy and Paul allow me to create individual portraits of them, in addition to portraits of Molly, and portraits of the whole family.
Hair & makeup by Melissa Hanson
Amy, before and after styling: The portrait experience includes professional hair and makeup styling. It’s a relaxing treat, and there is often a shift in energy–in confidence–when you feel special.
This is Jonathan Santore. He’s a brilliant composer and professor. He has received significant recognition for his work, nationally and internationally. His awards include The American Prize in Composition, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award from Plymouth State University.
Jonathan needed headshots for his website, http://www.jonathansantore.com