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  1. Letter from the Cape (Part 2)

    The novel revising continues. Slowly, slowly.  We return to the beach. Boys in tow. Waves roll in.  With a pinhole camera, slowing time.  Photographing the scene, again and again. We carry on, despite the obstacles.  What will you remember about this summer? What photographs have you made? I love to…

  2. Letter from the Cape (Part 1)

    While the world spins madly, I am taking a much needed break from the regular schedule for the next two weeks. I am giving myself the time to revising a novel I’ve been writing for the past three years. I mention it here because between photographs for clients and projects,…

  3. Daily Photo Journal Project—May Highlights

    As an artist, I believe in practice. Working with my camera and writing daily.  This is an ongoing project that I want to share here to give you a glimpse into my life as an artist. I am at my best when I create daily—that means photographing and writing for…

  4. Meaningful Gift Ideas for Dad

    This year it seems more important than ever to let our loved ones know how much we care in a meaningful way. Here are 5 gifts for Dad to show him how special he is. Happy Father’s Day! 1. Write a handwritten letter to Dad, including favorite memories spent together.…

  5. Northampton Studio Opening | Northampton Family Photography

    I’m happy to announce that the studio doors are open! Following the Governor’s Phase 2 guidelines, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin studio sessions again. As of right now, studio sessions are available for small groups and individuals, immediate family or fewer. The studio is open by…

  6. Fine Art Floral Prints | Nikki Gardner Photography

    New art available. This image is titled Plight of the Peony and is available for purchase as a fine art print. Email me for details, if you’re interested.  My online shop is in the works with the full floral collection. Stay tuned… 

  7. Outdoor Portrait Sessions | Nikki Gardner Photography

    I’m happy to announce that I’m offering outdoor portrait sessions! Now that businesses are reopening in Massachusetts, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin photographing sessions again. For outdoor sessions, I like fields, parks, and backyards. I use a wide angle lens for environmental shots and a telephoto…

  8. Daily Photo Journal Project—April Highlights

    I am a journaler. I started penning my life as a kid. This has always been the basis of my work. A space where stories are born.  I love this quote by Joan Didion, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I see, and what it means.…

  9. What’s In My Film Camera Bag | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    QUICK STUDIO UPDATE:  Happy Monday and Happy (day after) Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! I hope you and your families are staying safe and happy during this phase of COVID-19. During these past few  weeks, I have been planning out how to manage photo shoots once the…

  10. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 10 of 10

    DAY 10: TELL A GOOD PHOTO STORY. Whether told in images or words, a good story contains a beginning, a middle, and an end. This is true whether you’re photographing a family vacation, daily life, or an event.  A photo story can be told in a single frame or in…

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