Allison Hope Photography: Blog en-us (C) Allison Hope Photography (Allison Hope Photography) Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:03:00 GMT Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:03:00 GMT Allison Hope Photography: Blog 86 120 Easter Open House 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.

(Allison Hope Photography) easter events kids photographer Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:02:56 GMT
Tween Sessions 'Tween


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.


(Allison Hope Photography) tween portraits Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:46:49 GMT
Upon reaching that Lofty Goal 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!

(Allison Hope Photography) announcements Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:18:35 GMT
New Year, New You!

(Allison Hope Photography) business portrait head shot special Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:26:11 GMT
Valentine's Day Boudoir Special

(Allison Hope Photography) boudoir limited edition specials valentine's day Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:24:10 GMT
Limited Edition Holiday Sessions 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!  

Book Now



(Allison Hope Photography) children edition family holiday limited mini sessions special Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:06:02 GMT
Our Halloween Treat! 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

(Allison Hope Photography) chidlren events halloween Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:55:27 GMT
Clicks for Kids Fall Class

(Allison Hope Photography) class clicks for kids photography Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:47:02 GMT
Back to School Portraits 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

(Allison Hope Photography) events specials Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:04:42 GMT
Barre at the Studio

(Allison Hope Photography) Fri, 25 Aug 2017 20:04:51 GMT
AHP has moved!  

Big changes have been happening this summer for AHP! I have moved! But don't worry, I haven't gone far, just one mile down the road. I have moved the business out of my home into a 1600 square foot commercial space in New Boston that is surrounded by the library, the post office, the pizza place and my favorite, the river! I will have the space now to better accomindate my clients, host larger family sessions, as well as various classes and workshops. I am working hard at renovating the space to fall in line with my vision and I can't wait to share it with everyone. I am already working out of the new space, but plan to have a grand reopening event in late September. Also in September, I will be offering a Clicks for Kids class after school, a few Barre classes, and my ever popular Back to School portrait event. Keep a look out for more info to follow on these. Oh! And AHP is sporting a new logo for our fresh new look!

(Allison Hope Photography) announcements Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:46:00 GMT
Clicks for Kids Summer Camp

Early Bird Discount: $50 off if sign up before July 31st.

Sibling Discount: $50 off additional campers from the same family

(Allison Hope Photography) camp for kids photography summer Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:23:32 GMT
Easter Egg Hunt 2017 Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Saturday, April 15th

9:30 - 11:00

The hunt begins at 10:00.


Easter portraits by the playhouse will be available.

Each family will receive a social media file to share with family and friends!

Please bring a donation for the New Boston food pantry.

Coffee, tea, and treats for the kids! Come and enjoy spring with us!


This year we will also have Kat Kreatz, a local Matilda Jane consultant participating.  

She will have her trunk set up so you can check out all the adorable threads!  

A few special eggs will contain gift certificates and coupons to Allison Hope Photography and Matilda Jane.  

This event is weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, we will update the Facebook event page.

(Allison Hope Photography) Allison Easter Hope Photography egg events hunt nh photography spring Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:43:48 GMT
Easter Limited Edition Sessions Easter Limited Edition Sessions 

Available March 27th - April 2nd

Limited 20 minute sessions available in our exclusively designed Easter set.

Sessions are only $75.

All prints and products are a la carte.

These sessions are available for children only portraits. 

$15 from every session will be donated to the Nashua Giving Garden.


"The Giving Garden desires to share the best quality organic food we can in order to help those who find themselves in need of nutritious food."

The Giving Garden was started by the Nashua Church of Christ and grows fresh produce which is donated to local organizations including the soup kitchen, children's homes, shelters, and food banks and pantries.


Contact the studio at 603-867-4970 or to reserve your time. 

Payment due at time of booking.

(Allison Hope Photography) children easter edition events limited photography sessions Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:05:52 GMT
Valentine's Day Portraits Send your friends and family a little love this Valentine's Day!

Lil' Cupid Limited Edition Portraits


includes a 15 minute session and custom designed 25 cards

(flat double sided note card size with envelopes)

Sessions only available January 23-27.

Wardrobe and props pictured below provided by the studio.

Perfect for toddlers and small children.


Contact the studio for more information or to reserve your session.


(Allison Hope Photography) edition events limited valentine's day portraits Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:27:52 GMT
Lynch Creek Farm A few weeks ago I was approached by a Lynch Creek Farm in Washington state about collaborating with them.  

They create the most beautiful wreaths!  Check them out here.

They asked if I would use one of their wreaths in one of my sessions, and I said I would love to, of course.  What a fun idea! 

So I chose their Eastern wreath.  I loved the simplicity of it.  It came a few days later and it is one of the most beautiful wreaths I have seen!  It is made of white pine instead of the more traditional balsam and has Washington grown wheat and broad flat salal leaves incorporated into it.  

Here are a few images from the sessions I was able to incorporate the wreath into.




(Allison Hope Photography) Allison Hope Photography baby portraits christmas portraits fine art children photographer lynch creek farm newborn portraits Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:44:04 GMT
Limited Edition Holiday Sessions Limited Edition Holiday Sessions

November 11th, 12th & 13th

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

We are working hard at creating and designing our sets for this year!

Here is a sneak peak!

Our outdoor set will feature a rustic hot chocolate stand against our red barn.

This set works well is classic holiday clothing, formal holiday winter ware or even those holiday pajamas!

Our indoor set will feature this beautiful winter wonderland background.

Think snow and sparkles but without the cold!  

This set works well with all white outfits and formal holiday ware.

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.  

Here are a few examples from years past

We will be collecting Toys for Tots again this year.  

With every unwrapped toy ($20 value) you bring in, receive a 5x7 print from your session ($35 value).


Contact the studio for booking today, as sessions are limited, you fee is due at time of booking.

  603-867-4970 or email 

(Allison Hope Photography) cards christmas edition holiday limited portraits Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:39:31 GMT
Back to School Portraits Due to popular demand we will be offering Back to School portraits again this year! 

5 minute sessions will be available on Tuesday Sept 13th from 9-5.

There is no school in our district this day.

shhh...We will most likely be adding a second date for those who can not make this one.

There is NO session fee

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

Packages start at $14.95 and are comparable to what your school photographer is offering.

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

These sessions are limited.

Contact the studio at 603.867.4970 or allison@allisonhopephotography to reserve your session before it is full.

(Allison Hope Photography) Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:52:34 GMT
What does senior year have in store? Is your child about to begin their senior year?


Senior year is a time of transition. 

There are so many lasts to be celebrated and so many firsts to anticipate. 

Senior portraits not just for the yearbook.  They are a way to document who your teenager is in this slice of their life. 

Together we will plan a session that reflects who they are in spirit and interest.


Aside from wall portraits we offer these unique ways to display and treasure the image from their session.


Deckle-edged fine art prints collected in a glass and gold keepsake box.

Hand-torn fine art prints stitched into a rustic leather wrapped album.

or a silk and ribbon wrapped folio with matted printed.

Contact the studio to find out more information or to schedule a consultation.


(Allison Hope Photography) photography senior Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:46:45 GMT
Clicks For Kids Summer Camp  

(Allison Hope Photography) NH camp class clicks events for kids photography summer Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:00:22 GMT