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Tween Portrait Party

May 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

School's Out for the Summer!

Tween Portrait Party

Wednesday, June 20th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

at Allison Hope Photography

Ages 10-13

only $30

Party includes:

- Make up Lesson from Mary Kay consultant, Cindy Eskelinen

- optional wardrobe styling from Matilda Jane consultant Heidi Young

- mini photo shoot

- 2 Take Home 4x6 prints

- Goodie bag with specially priced portrait packages and digital file options, a discount coupon for booking a full tween session and special incentives from Mary Kay and Matilda Jane

Contact the studio to reserve your child's space.


Easter Open House

March 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Easter Open House

March 31st

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

at Allison Hope Photography

81 Mont Vernon Rd. New Boston, NH


Please join us for an Easter Open House!

We will plan to have an egg hunt at 10:30 weather permitting and if there is dry ground available!

(Stay tuned & cross your fingers that the snow melts by then!)

Complimentary Portraits will be available!

Please bring a donation for the New Boston Food Pantry in exchange for a session fee. 

You will go home with a complimentary 4x6 but will have the option to purchase additional prints from our special portrait menu.


Since the purple playhouse did not follow us to the new location, we will have a new look for this year.

Refreshments will be available.

Tween Sessions

March 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment



2. Also, tween, tweeny. a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age,considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.


A few facts about today's tweens...

  • Forty-eight percent of tweens said they've been bullied.
  • Half of girls ages 8 to 10 are unhappy with their size, while 40 percent of fourth graders have been on a diet before and more than half of girls ages 9 to 15 have exercised to lose weight.
  • Tweens care what adults think about them and imitate their behaviors.


Our special 'tween sessions aim to encourage healthy body image and self-esteem concepts to children in this transitional and influential time of their lives.  It is a great way to tell your child that they are cherished for who they are and that they are as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.  Not only is the final product, a portrait for your child to be proud of, the goal; but the experience of the portrait session itself, is one, that they will walk away from feeling extra special.  

For a limited time (while supplies last), your 'tween will receive a AHP Cherished t-shirt and a This is Me Girl's Journal with the purchase of a portrait session.  Available for children ages 10-12.  

Please contact the studio for more information about the sessions.


Upon reaching that Lofty Goal

January 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I am thrilled to announce that I received a Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographer's of America (PPA) at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 14-16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

What is that you might ask?

Well, PPA awards this degree in recognition of superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession. 

A lot of time and energy, tears and excitement have gone into the earning of the degree.  I had many mentors along the way, nudging me along the path and helping me to push beyond my comfortable borders in order to strive for excellence in my craft.  

My friend, Jeff Dachowski, M.Photog.Cr., CPP was one of these mentors, and I was honored that he agreed to be my sponsor at the degree ceremony and walk with me on stage and hang the degree on my neck.  Here we are with PPA President, Rob Behm, M.Photog.Cr., CPP the night of the ceremony.

It feels validating to receive this accolade, but with any artist's craft, the journey does not end.  You have to constantly be honing your skills and reaching beyond.  I am on to the next thing.  I encourage you to set a goal for yourself and work towards it. 

yours truly,

Allison McGrail, Master Photographer


PS: Here is my 15 seconds on stage.  I made it across without tripping!

New Year, New You!

January 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Valentine's Day Boudoir Special

January 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Limited Edition Holiday Sessions

October 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Limited Edition Holiday Sessions

Nov 12-18

Limited 30 minute sessions are $75 and include a keepsake ornament!


Our set this year is is still a work in progress, but here is a sneak peak at our Christmas attic set.

This set would be perfect with darker toned formal ware or those holiday pajamas.

(Don't worry, we will be hiding the gray wires!)

From these sessions we can create beautiful custom designed holiday cards for you to send to friends and family.  

I constantly hear from clients how well their cards were received.  

Please visit THIS PAGE on our website for examples of year's past.

We will be working on a second set option as well in the studio.


Brand New Booking Online Option!  

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Our Halloween Treat!

October 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Free Halloween Portraits

Tuesday, October 31st

3-5 pm 

at the studio

Bring your kids in costume before heading out to trick or treat!

Receive a free 4x6 print to take home.

No need to sign up, just stop by!

81 Mont Vernon Rd. New Boston

Clicks for Kids Fall Class

August 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Back to School Portraits

August 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Back to School Portraits

5 minutes portrait sessions 

ONLY available Monday, Sept 18th - Friday, Sept 22nd

There is NO session fee.

We will have a special price list available to order from. 

Packages start at $16.95 and are comparable to what your school photographer is offering.

Sessions are available for students in Kindergarten thru 11th grade.

Sessions will be done from our new location - 81 Mont Vernon Rd, so outdoor settings will vary from examples.

Contact the studio at 603.867.4970 or allison@allisonhopephotography to reserve your session