Jennifer LaRoche Photography: Blog en-us All contents copyright (C)2024 Jennifer LaRoche Photography (Jennifer LaRoche Photography) Fri, 17 May 2024 16:23:00 GMT Fri, 17 May 2024 16:23:00 GMT Massachusetts Senior Pictures at Local Sunflower Fields Massachusetts Sunflower Photography Sessions for Seniors

 Jennifer LaRoche Photography


Sunflower photography sessions are open to high school seniors only.

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Are you looking for a unique and beautiful outdoor nature location for your senior pictures? Consider booking a sunflower photography session with me, at one of these farms: 

 Colby Farm, Newbury, MA

Verrill Farm, Concord, MA

Both fields bloom in late August - early September. Book your session today to secure your spot!


Senior portrait photoshoots are conducted in the late afternoon and early evening when the summer lighting is at its best! These sessions are limited due to the short blooming season, so act now to reserve your spot before they are full! Appointments for 30 mini sessions and standard 60-minute photo sessions will be filled on a "first-booked, first served basis". Each farm has its own rules for visitors and photography. Parking fees are not included in your session price. If the farm charges a photography fee, we will split the cost.  Visit my senior pricing page for session details.


If you love pictures of sunflowers, check out my sunflower photography gallery!

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Beacon Hill Boston Photos Beacon Hill Boston Photography Prints for Sale


Spring time Boston city scenes. Prints are available framed and unframed. Click on any picture to view the pricing information. Visit my photography papers and framing page for product details. Prints can be purchased in color or black and white.

Boston Public Garden Spring BlossomsBoston Public Garden Spring BlossomsThis Boston photography print features a spring pink cherry blossom flower canopy suspended above the Boston Public Garden Victorian cast-iron fence.

An empty sidewalk outside the Boston Public Garden is an unusual sight! The beautiful pink cherry blossoms suspended above the historic Victorian cast-iron fence caught my eye. I love the timeless, peaceful aesthetic of this image. It would look wonderful hanging on a wall in an entryway, dining room, living room or bedroom.


Beacon Hill HomesBeacon Hill HomesBeacon Hill Boston street photography print featuring historic homes along Beacon Hill's David G. Mugar Way.


Beautiful historic Beacon Hill Boston homes along David G. Mugar Way. I captured this picture atop the Arthur Fiedler bridge, during the golden hour. 

Beacon Hill Street PhotoBeacon Hill Street PhotoA pretty Boston city scene featuring golden light illuminating historic brick homes, long shadows and pretty blue sky.

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Long shadows, brick details, golden light, and a blue sky - I love capturing these details!

Swan Boats Boston PhotographSwan Boats Boston PhotographA photograph of the Swan Boats afloat in the Boston Public Garden Pond.

The Boston Public Garden swan boats have been family owned and operated since 1877. I had to add this beloved/classic Boston photo to my gallery.


Visit my Boston photography print gallery to see more!

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Senior Picture Checklist and Timeline Checklist & Timeline for Senior Pictures 

Helpful Planning Tips to keep you Organized and Camera Ready for your Photoshoot!


Senior year is such a busy time, you use a checklist for every fun event. As a senior photographer, I understand the importance of calendar management. In this blog post, I give specific planning tips for creating an optimal timeline and checklist for your senior photoshoot. Number one on the list is hiring your senior photographer. Before you do so, you will need some information from your high school:

  1. What is the deadline for submitting your yearbook photo?
  2. Does your school have specific guidelines for the type of photo you can submit?
    • Some schools require a formal headshot portrait with a solid background while others may allow a casual lifestyle portrait with a nature backdrop. 

  3. What are the image size dimensions and which picture orientation is acceptable (vertical or horizontal). 
  • Your photographer will need to know how to shoot your portraits and what size to edit it down to for you. Check with your high school yearbook committee if you don't know the answers.   

Book your photographer well in advance, so you can be sure to meet your yearbook deadline! Ask your friends and family for recommendations. Google "senior photographers near me", for an easy way to see a list of local photographers in your area. Review several photographer's websites to learn about their services, session pricing and information about the digital collections and print products they offer. Also, be sure to look at their senior gallery to see examples of their pictures and shooting style.  


Create Your Timeline

The days leading up to your senior picture session will go by in a blur. Use the following tips to create your own custom checklist and stay organized. You might want to have a plan for what to do the month before, the week and day before as well as the day of your photoshoot.  


One Month Before Your Photo Session 

  • Book your photographer.

The sooner you book the better, especially if you need a weekend session. Many senior photographers book months in advance.

  • Book your haircut.

Schedule your haircut appointment for no later than two weeks before your session. The two week cushion will allow your hair to grow out a little.  

  • Book your hair styling appointment.

If you want your hair to be professionally styled for your senior pictures, be sure to book an appointment well in advance.

  • Start planning your outfits.

Shop in your own closet and then think about what you might need to complete an outfit.

  • Start researching senior portrait poses.

Poses should look and feel natural. Look around for examples. Check your photographer's senior gallery, Pinterest, and your friend's senior pictures for inspiration. Your photographer will have lots of ideas and will help guide you.

One Week Before

  • Avoid the sun!

Do not get sunburned or get highly visible tan lines. You will look red or orange in your pictures. 

  • Pick your 3 favorite portrait poses.

Think about your outfits in relationship to the poses you like. Will they work together? For example, squatting in a shorter length dress won't work. Set a reminder in your phone to share your favorite poses with your photographer.

  • Finalize your outfits.

Lay your clothes out on the bed with accessories + shoes and adjust, if needed. Then try them on to make sure they fit properly. Clothes that are too baggy or too tight will make you fidget and distract you. 

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The Day Before

  • Iron your clothes!

It is nearly impossible to edit wrinkly clothes without compromising the image quality. Arrive to the session as wrinkle-free as possible.

  • Clean your nails.  

Your nails will show in pictures, make sure they look nice. Either keep them bare or add some gloss or a coordinating nail polish. 

  • Wipe down your shoes. 

Shoes will show in wide shot pictures. 

  • Stay properly hydrated. 

Staying hydrated for the best skin. Use some moisturize too.

  • Find directions to the session location.

You don't want to be late! 

  • Get a great night's sleep!



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The Day of Your Senior Photoshoot

  • Shave and moisturize.

This one is for both girls and guys.

  • Pack a bag for the photoshoot.

You might consider bringing these with you to the photoshoot:

  • Hairspray and a brush/comb

  • Bug spray

  • Lint brush

  • Face powder, lip gloss

  • Personal props you want to include in the pictures, ex. a musical instrument

  • Eat something.

Don't be hangry! Be sure to eat something just before the session and then brush your teeth after. 

  • Get dressed just before your session.

If you are going to wear makeup, apply it an hour or so before your session to keep it fresh looking.



















FREE Printable Senior Picture Checklist!

I created this free printable senior pictures checklist as an organization tool and reference. It covers all the tips and timelines I talked about in this blog post. Click on the image to view and print a copy! 






















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Sedona Arizona Photography Prints For Sale on Etsy Sedona Arizona Photography

Red Rock Desert Landscape Prints for Sale on Etsy

Thank you for visiting my Sedona Photography blog post! I am a Boston based photographer of both people and places. I had the pleasure of visiting Sedona and photographing the stunning red rock desert landscapes. There really are not enough adjectives in the English language to accurately describe Sedona's beauty. Hiking around the red sandstone rock formations is a truly magical and peaceful experience. I have included some of my favorite pictures from the trip below. Each image can be purchased in my Etsy photography shop. Click on the image to view the variety of small and large print sizes, color and black and white photograph options as well as the pricing for canvas, unframed and framed prints. 

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Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel built into the red rock buttes.

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Views of Bell Rock from the Chapel of the Holy Cross scenic overlook

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Courthouse Rock just before sunset

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Cathedral Rock photographed at sunset framed by a Juniper Tree

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Water reflections at Cathedral Rock, Red Rock Crossing

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Cathedral Rock at Crescent Moon Ranch


If you have any questions about my landscape photography artwork, please send me a message!




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Massachusetts High School Senior Photographer Outdoor Senior Photography Picture Sessions in Massachusetts high-school-senior-picture-outsidehigh-school-senior-picture-outsideConcord high school senior portrait

Welcome to my Jennifer LaRoche Photography website! I am a Massachusetts based landscape and high school senior portrait photographer. I offer outdoor, natural light senior picture sessions at many beautiful locations throughout eastern Massachusetts. Do you have a specific spot in mind for your photoshoot? Let me know! During the photo session, we will capture a variety of creatively posed and candid portraits, plus headshots, if needed. Do you play a sport or musical instrument? You can include it as a prop in your pictures! I conduct my photography sessions on weekday or Saturday afternoons.

Follow these links to review my pricing & services, to see my senior portrait examples, to view some great outdoor portrait location options, and to read my client testimonials:

Are you ready to book a senior session? Please reach out to me via email. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Shop my collection of Boston photography wall art prints featuring Seaport cityscapes, North End Italian bakery signs, Modern Pastry, and Mike's Pastry, Regina Pizza, Fenway Park, the Boston city skyline pictures, and more. Visit my curated Boston photography print gallery to view and purchase prints. Pictures are printed on professional high quality, archival photographic paper. Custom framing options are available, visit my photography print papers and framing page to learn more.

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Framed Art Photo Prints framed nature and landscape print examplesshop nature and landscape prints


Framed nature and landscape photography prints, wall art for your home and gift giving needs! Browse my photo galleries, there you can choose a photo print and customize it with a frame. There are nine modern and traditional frame designs and color options. My framed prints are made in the USA by a professional photo lab and will arrive fully assembled and ready to display.


Shop Nature and Landscape Photography Prints:

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Photo Print Size Options:

Standard print sizes 4"x6" through 24"x36" are available as unframed or framed photo prints. Square sizes cannot be framed.

Standard Print Sizes   Square Print Sizes
5x7   5x5
8x10   8x8
11x14   10x10
12x18   12x12

If you are interested in a different size, please feel free to reach out to me via email.


Professional Photo Papers:

I offer two professional photo paper options for prints, E-Surface color and True Black & White:

  1. Kodak Professional Endura Premium Paper (E-Surface) is a popular photographic paper. Its features include accurate rich colors with a smooth gloss photo finish.
  2. Ilford (True B&W) paper is designed to make black, continuous tone prints with a matte finish and resin coating.

Both photo paper types have a Standard Archival Value of 100 years for in home display.

A lustre print surface coating can be added for extra protection against UV light, fingerprints, and dust. This coating is environmentally friendly an gives the finished print a rich glossy sheen.

Frame Styles & Materials:

Metal frames are black and silver, the rest are composite frames.

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Nine frame styles are available.

Matting & Glass (add-ons)

2" mats are available in black or white. Matting increases the overall framed print size width and height by 4". Example: an 8"x10" framed print with a mat will end up being 12"x14" plus the width of the frame. Choose from no glass, regular glass, or non-glare glass.  If you choose not to add a mat or glass, you must indicate the back mounting you'd like.

Installed Hanging Hardware

Depending upon the size, your framed prints will have an easel back, wire hanger, or sawtooth bracket hanging option. Composite frames are finished off with a brown paper backing. Metal frames do not have a brown paper backing. Framed nature and landscape pictures arrive ready to hang on display!

Framed Print Pricing and Ordering

Pricing for framed photography prints varies by frame style and the matting/glass add-ons you select. To view the prices for each frame style select the images you'd like to buy.

  • Go to Prints and select the Print Size Range (small, standard or large).  
  • Click on the frame style icons to see how they each look with the print.
  • Choose the matting, glass and paper type to see the final price + a preview of the framed print.
  •  Add to cart. Simple!



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Sunflower Photos Sunflower Photo Prints and Framed Wall Art

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Sunflower Art Photography Gallery

Visit my sunflower art photography gallery to view my full collection of sunflower pictures.

There you will be able to view and purchase unframed or framed prints.

Bright Sunflower PetalsBright Sunflower Petals PictureA close-up picture of a sunflower in bright light Black and White Sunflower Corolla PetalsBlack and White Sunflower Corolla PetalsA close-up, black and white picture of a sunflower
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Unframed Sunflower Prints

Unframed sunflower pictures are available in color and black and white. Both options are printed on professional quality, archival photo paper. If you are interested in a different size, please feel free to reach out to me via email.

Standard Print Sizes   Square Print Sizes
5x7   5x5
8x10   8x8
11x14   10x10
12x18   12x12

Vertical Sunflower PictureVertical Sunflower PictureA single sunflower portrait style photograph


Framed Sunflower Pictures

Sunflower photos can be framed with or without matting and front covers.

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Nine frame styles are available.



Framed prints arrive fully assembled and ready to display!



















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2024 Martha's Vineyard Photography Calendars 2024 Martha's Vineyard Photography Calendars

My 8.5" x 11" 2024 Martha's Vineyard photograph wall calendars are available on Etsy, while supplies last!



  • Vertical hanging orientation

  • Size: 11.5"x 8"

  • 12 months

  • Glossy photos

  • Coil binding

  • Public holidays shown

  • Makes a great holiday gift!

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  1. January - Gay Head Cliffs, Aquinnah

  2. February - Edgartown Harbor

  3. March - Aquinnah Lighthouse

  4. April - Menemsha Harbor Sunset

  5. May - West Chop, Tisbury

  6. June - Katama Wildflower Field

  7. July - Squid Row Bench, Menemsha

  8. August - Menemsha Harbor Morning

  9. September - Vineyard Haven Sailboats

  10. October - Squibnocket Beach Surf

  11. November - Edgartown Coastal Homes

  12. December - Moshup Beach, Aquinnah



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  1. January - Aerial view of Fishing Shacks

  2. February - Menemsha Fish Market

  3. March - Morning Harbor Views

  4. April - Menemsha Harbor Sunset

  5. May - Menemsha Basin Blues

  6. June - Menemsha Public Beach

  7. July - Patriotic Squid Row

  8. August - Menemsha Beach

  9. September - Menemsha Texaco

  10. October - Pastel Menemsha Sunset Fishing Shack

  11. November - A view of Menemsha from Lobsterville Beach

  12. December - Red Fishing Shack


Martha's Vineyard photo prints for sale on Etsy and thru this website!



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Coastal Maine Photography Prints Coastal Maine landscape photography prints for sale featuring nature scenery pictures of Maine's mid-coast and Acadia regions. Maine photographs can be purchased framed or unframed, in color and black and white. Click on the pictures to view the standard print size options, which range from 8”x10” to 24”x36”. If you are interested in a different size, please reach out to me via email.
Rocky Landscape Acadia MaineRocky Landscape Acadia MaineA natural landscape photograph of Acadia's rocky shoreline captured at Ocean Path.

Ocean Path Overlook, Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park

Maine's rocky coastline with a view of Sand Beach in the distance.

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Downtown Bar Harbor waterfront boats at sunset

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Otter Cove Cliff, Acadia Maine

The Otter Cove overlook is located on the southeast side of Mount Desert Island, in Acadia National Park, Maine.

Cadillac Mountain is shown in the distance.

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Sailboats and yachts, Southwest Harbor (also known as the "quiet side" of Acadia)

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Stonington, Maine Scenery

Stonington is a hard-working lobster and fishing town located in the southernmost point of Deer Isle. I fell in love with the natural beauty and history of this town. It was low tide during my visit which made for some unique photo compositions.

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Belfast, Maine

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Curtis Lighthouse, Camden, Maine

The Curtis Lighthouse is located on a little island, in the middle of Camden Harbor. It's only accessible by boat. There's small overlook nestled into nearby neighborhood with a great view of the lighthouse. If you blink, you will miss the small wooden sign that leads you to the spot.

Visit my Maine photography print gallery to view the full collection of Maine pictures. Need help selecting photo print sizes for your wall? Check out my Wall Art Size Guide for tips.









































































































































































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Walk for Birthdays 2022 Walk for Birthdays 2022

The annual Birthday Wishes Walk for Birthdays event was held last Sunday, in Natick. It was a beautiful warm afternoon full of fun and fundraising! This in-person and virtual event helped raise money for Birthday Wishes mission to bring birthday parties to homeless children. Participants and guests enjoyed free refreshments, outdoor games, face painting, raffles as well as entertainment by the JP Honk Band, Davey the Clown and DJ Al Martinez.

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two tables filled with raffles for kids and adults!

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face painting by Wonderland Faces

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The Jamaica Plain Honk Band

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S.O.M. Vibes Art Studio booth

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During the event, many participants helped build birthday party boxes for upcoming deliveries. The boxes were neatly wrapped in brightly colored gift wrap designs for both boys and girls birthdays. Each was filled with everything needed to make a birthday celebration extra special, from cute plates & tablecloth to party games, decorations, toys, a birthday cake mix, candles and frosting.

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Visit Birthday Wishes to learn more about their mission and how you can participate!

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Book Jennifer LaRoche Photography for your next event!








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New England Nature and Landscape Photography New England Nature and Landscape Photography for Sale

Thank you for your interest Jennifer LaRoche Photography. In this blog post, you'll find links to my best selling New England nature and landscape photo galleries including Boston, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, scenic fall images, Vermont farms, fine art flower portraits and a gallery dedicated to my favorite flower, Sunflowers! All of my images can be purchased as unframed or framed photo prints. 


Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photo Galleries

Click each gallery cover to view the photo collection. 


Pictures of Cape Cod & Duxbury, MA



Boston, Massachusetts Photos

Scenic coastal seascape photographs available in color and black and white and Provincetown landmarks and beaches


Cityscapes, Fenway Park, the Seaport Harbor Walk, North End bakeries, and more


Martha's Vineyard Seascapes



New England Flower Photos

Pictures of Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, Menemsha, Aquinnah and Edgartown Lighthouse


Lily of the Valley, Peonies, Roses, Bleeding Hearts, Cherry Blossoms, Tulips etc. Close-ups and wide shots available.


Sunflower Photography



Vermont Landscapes & Farms

Vertical and horizontal print orientations available in color and black and white



Fall themed landscapes and nature photos including Sleepy Hollow Farm, Vermont country roads, birch trees, pumpkins etc.





















Unframed Archival Photo Prints

There are two professional photo paper options for prints: Kodak Professional Endura premium paper (E-Surface) has a smooth gloss photo finish and Ilford (True B&W) paper has a matte finish and resin coating. Both photo paper types have a Standard Archival Value of 100 years for in home display. Prices start at $20. If you are interested in a different size, please feel free to reach out to me via email.

Standard Print Sizes   Square Print Sizes
5x7   5x5
8x10   8x8
11x14   10x10
12x18   12x12

Framed Photo Prints

Framed prints can be purchased with or without matting and glass.  

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The frames are made of metal or composite materials. When you are in the Shopping Cart view, you will see a link that says, "Frame it". Click on that link to select a frame, mat color and glass type and to view the pricing information. Framed prints arrive ready to hang!


Canvas Wall Art

Canvas prints can be purchased withing the United States in the same print sizes shown above. Orders are processed through PayPal. Email me to purchase. 


Purchasing Unframed or Framed Prints

Ordering is available for U.S. buyers only. Click on BUY to purchase the photo you have selected. You can set up an account or checkout as a guest. Be sure to fill out all of your contact and shipping information as your product will be shipped directly to you from the photo lab. Production time varies by print size and usually ships within 3-5 business days. Visit my Wall Art Size Guide page for helpful information about choosing print sizes.
















































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5 Tips for Hanging Wall Art Five Tips for Hanging Wall Art

  Simple eye-catching decorating ideas for displaying framed pictures and canvas art prints.



1. One Big Photo


One exceptionally large family picture will make a bold wall statement in any room!




2. Hang portraits or artwork in a grid pattern


A grid or checkerboard pattern wall layout is a simple way to showcase a lot of canvas pieces or framed prints. The key to this symmetrical wall display is to feature artwork that is all the same size. Landscape, square and vertical print orientations can all be easily hung in a grid pattern.


You can use this layout to hang a mixed collection of old and new family pictures, black and white and color print combos, groups of photos from a special event like a wedding, religious celebration, family party etc. The display example above features nine prints from a family lifestyle photography session.




3. Lean large art pieces


To create a relaxed, casual art display, try leaning a large framed senior portrait, family picture or canvas against a wall. Position it directly on the floor next to a sofa or bed. Then try leaning the same picture on a low shelf or table to see which visual display you like best.  




4. Hang pictures in a row or column


Wall art displayed in a horizontal row is aesthetically pleasing to most people. We naturally scan a room or wall from left to right just like we read a book. A row of pictures is easy to view and the simple layout will work above most furniture in your home.


Art displayed in vertical columns can be just as impactful. Do you have a skinny wall to fill? How would a column of pictures look in that space? Try it!


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There are endless ways to create a classic asymmetrical photo gallery wall display! This example features both vertical and horizontal prints in three different print sizes. 






  • Before purchasing new art, determine what print size(s) work best for your wall space. Visit my Wall Art Size Guide for helpful information. 
  • Group odd numbers of prints together {3,5,7,9}.
  • Place art so that the center point of the piece or grouping is at or close to eye level.
  • Hang art 3" to 6" apart on all sides.
  • For artwork hung above a sofa or table, the piece or grouping should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture.
  • For framed prints, match the frame colors within a grouping. Frame styles can be mixed.





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Provincetown Photography Prints Provincetown Massachusetts Photography Prints for Sale

Here you will find a collection of my coastal Cape Cod photography landscapes featuring Provincetown, Massachusetts.  Photos can be purchased as unframed or framed prints. I offer several standard and square size options, ranging from 5"x7" to 16"x24" prints. Many images can be printed much larger by request.

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Race Point Beach

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Beachgrass overlooking the ocean - a best seller!

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The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station is a historic maritime rescue station. It was built in Chatham, MA in 1897. The station was operated by the U.S. Live-Saving Service and it's successor the U.S. Coast Guard, until it was decommissioned in July 1944. The building was later obtained by the National Park Service. In 1978, it was moved by barge to Race Point Beach and turned into a museum. 

The Ranger Station at Race Point Beach

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A pretty path to the beach

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Provincetown Harbor Fishing Boats - Visit my Cape Cod photo gallery to view more pictures for sale and examples of how display prints in your home.

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A golden sunset view from the Provincetown Marina looking towards the library on Commercial Street.

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"They Also Faced The Sea" is an art installation that depicts larger-than-life black and white photographs of Provincetown women of Portuguese descent. It's mounted on a building at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf in Provincetown Harbor and stands as loving tribute to the Portuguese community and its fishing heritage.


Wall Art Print Sizes

Your unframed prints swill be cropped to the approximate print sizes shown.



Additional Nature & Landscape Print Galleries

Visit my website, Jennifer LaRoche Photography, to view all of my nature and landscape photography galleries and to learn more about my artwork. 



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Boston Event Photographer | Tony's Surprise Milestone Birthday Party Tony's family threw him an awesome surprise 80th birthday party at Angelica's restaurant, in Middleton, MA. He thought he was going there to attend a friends retirement party. Little did he know that his family had been planning a big celebrate for his milestone birthday. Everyone yelled "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" as the party room door opened. He stood there stunned for a moment as he took it all in. His shock quickly turned into pure joy as he was greeted with lots of hugs and kisses.

The family created a festive party environment for all to enjoy! The tables were adorn with handmade photo centerpieces embellished with nautical anchors, as a nod to Tony's time in the service. Gold and teal balloons dressed up every corner of the room. A 12' candy table filled with yummy treats lined the back windows. A monitor with scrolling photos of Tony was set next to a hand-crafted "80 Years Ago in 1939" fun facts poster. In the middle of the room sat a beautifully decorated three tier Red Sox / Puzzle themed birthday cake. His family did an such an amazing job, it all looked so fantastic! As an event photographer / family storyteller, I live for photographing these details.

After lunch, his grandchildren took the dance floor to share another surprise. Tony enjoys doing all kinds of puzzles. With this in mind, they created a clever game. Tony had to call out and arrange his grandchildren in numerical order, by age, from left to right. One by one they lined up and revealed a large puzzle piece that they were holding behind their backs. The final puzzle revealed a cruise ship and on the backside it spelled "A L A S K A or bust". What an awesome gift! Here are some highlights from the party:

Happy Birthday, Tony!


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2019 ArtWalk in Natick, Massachusetts 2019-ArtWalk2019-ArtWalk


Location: Natick Center at the crossroads of route 27 & 135

Price: FREE and open to the public

Hosted by: Natick Center Cultural District

This event is rain or shine


Save the date for the 12th annual ArtWalk! This fun, family friendly summer art festival features more than 70 artisans. Each will be stationed on the sidewalks outside local businesses and studios in the center. Discover interesting handmade works from: 

  • painters
  • potters
  • photographers
  • jewelry-makers
  • quilters
  • glass artists
  • mixed media artists

Enjoy a leisurely mid-summer night stroll while listening to live music. Meet the exhibiting artists selling their works and be entertained by the live dance performances going on throughout the center. It's going to be a really fun night! Be sure to look for my Stamp and Note Photography art table #22, in front of Heads Up Salon. See you there!



Visit the Natick Center Cultural District website to learn more about the ArtWalk and the organization.







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Birthday Wishes CakeWalk 2019 Event Photography

Birthday Wishes is non-profit organization located in Natick, Massachusetts. "The mission of Birthday Wishes is to improve and empower the lives of homeless children and their families by providing joy, play, and hope through the magic of a birthday party. Our goal is to ensure that children experiencing the trauma of homelessness in Massachusetts have the opportunity to celebrate their birthday joyfully, surrounded by family, friends, and others who care."

The organization hosts their annual CakeWalk family charity fundraiser & festival each May. This year's event was held last Sunday, at Lasell College, in Auburndale, MA. The CakeWalk is all about family fun! The festival included a 5K walk, scavenger hunt, athletic kids games and activities, a fishing pond, craft tables, a face painting station, a bouncy house, a bubble fun area, refreshments...and lots of raffles!

I am excited to join Birthday Wishes as their event photographer! Please visit their website at to learn more about the great work they are doing and how you can participate and/or make a donation. Don't miss out on the fun, be sure to register for the 2020 CakeWalk! 



Guest host: A.J. Burnett, Meteorologist and the Weather Producer for WCVB's StormTeam 5

Festival sponsor: Knucklebones

Entertainers and participants: Davey the Clown | Party Bubbles | Cape Cod Ginger

Event photographer: Jennifer LaRoche Photography




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Serving clients in the greater Boston & MetroWest areas including, but not limited to: Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Sommerville, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley and Weston as well as, the North & South Shore and Cape Cod



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Product Photography and Selling Tips for eBay eBay Product Photography Tips

Are you trying to sell products on eBay? Good product photos sell products. It's true! If your items are not selling, reshoot your images, update your titles and refresh your descriptions. Here are some other photo tips to consider.

  1. Shoot your products with a simple white background. If you plan to sell a lot of products you might consider purchasing a light box. You'll find many different offerings online. I use inexpensive white foam board as a backdrop. You can buy single pieces or a trifold at your local craft store. I used both for the images below.
  2. Shoot with a camera as opposed to cell phone for the best clarity and light control.
  3. Shoot with flash or natural light from a nearby window.
    • Tips for flash:   Directing flash right at the product will produce a harsh cast/shadows and possibly bright hot spots, especially if the item is reflective. Instead, aim the flash up towards a white ceiling or over towards an adjacent white wall. If the wall isn't white, try hanging something that's solid white to bounce the light off of, like a bed sheet or foam board. This simple step will produce a softer light on the product. 
    • Tips for natural window light: position your table/white foam board backdrop about 5' to 8' away from the window (adjust as needed). Diffuse the bright light by closing the window sheers/curtains (if white) or by hanging a thin white sheet over the window.
  4. Shoot clear, close up photos. The more details you can show the better the chances of selling the item.
    • Try shooting in Aperture Priority Mode to control the depth of field. 
    • Your camera settings will vary depending upon the item you are shooting, the background color, lens and the available light. Take several test shots and make adjustments as needed.
    • If the photos are coming out too dark, increase your ISO.
    • The images below were shot in Manual Mode with the following camera settings: ISO 200, f/5, 1/200th shutter speed. I aimed my NIkon SB-700 speedlight at the white ceiling above and also bounced it off the side of the white foam board. After a few small edits in Photoshop and Voila! it was ready to list. Shoot every side of the item to really show it off.
  5. Shoot the product with something that shows size or depth, like a ruler or a quarter for perspective.

  6. Shoot the product in use, if possible.

  7. Shoot the vendor tags (designer tags, price tags, size tags etc.)

  8. Shoot the product in and out of the packaging, if possible.

  9. Edit the photos. Use editing software to lighten darker images, add contrast and clarity as needed. There are free editing software programs online that will do the trick.


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eBay Product Titles and Descriptions

 Detailed product titles and descriptions also help sell product!

  • Review eBay selling tips - lots of good info!
  • Before you list a product, do some research. Look up similar items on eBay and google to find the keywords that will accurately describe the product you're selling.
  • Write concise listing titles. The first few words in the listing title are usually the most important. They determine how the product will rank in the search results. Choose them wisely! This is how I titled the bracelet above: Shamballa Macramé Bracelet {the first three words describe the kind of bracelet} Shiny Faceted Beads and Crystal Pave Bead Ball {these words describe the type of beads}. I had my first bid on this bracelet 30 minutes after listing it! I must admit that it was very quick and not a typical result.
  • Consider including short descriptive bullets that highlight the important things you want the viewer/buyer to know about your product. This information might include:
    • If it's new, never used, pre-owned or vintage (include the era, if known)
    • Color variations, if the photos show that it's brighter, darker or lighter than the actual product
    • Imperfections, list them if any. Buyers will appreciate your honesty.
  • List your product in the correct search category - SO important! Refer to eBay's selling tips for more info.
  • Price your product competitively (do the research!).


Lastly, don't forget to promote your listings!

eBay offers sh are buttons for email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Happy Selling!








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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor Lens Review by Jennifer LaRoche Photography Macro Lens Review: Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR 

Are you interested in macro photography and camera lenses designed to capture tiny details? The Nikkor 105mm 2.8 for Nikon is a specialty telephoto/macro prime lens that is capable of producing images up to a 1:1 magnification ratio for life size close-ups. This lens offers excellent optical performance on both digital and 35mm film format SLR cameras. It is a valuable lens for macro work, portraiture and general shooting.


Summary & Performance

Cost around $900 | Technical Highlights

  • Telephoto Prime Lens
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio; Macro Close-Ups
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 32
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12"
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm (creates nice, smooth bokeh)
  • Weight: 1.58lb

Other Features - on the lens there are three toggles;

  • M/A - M: Controls whether the lens is in autofocus mode with manual override (M/A) or manual focus only mode (M).

  • Full - Infinity to 0.5m: Controls whether the lens will focus throughout its range (Full) or only in the "far" range (Inf-0.5m).

  • VR On - VR Off: Turns the vibration reduction system on (On) and off (Off).

Photo Examples 

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The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 lens is a great piece of glass especially for macro work. A tripod along with good lighting are key when focusing on small subjects. The ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element minimizes the chromatic aberrations (color fringing) and the Nano Crystal lens coating along with the elongated lens hood dramatically reduce ghosting and flare. The vibration reduction and the exceptional image quality are stand out features of this lens. I love the clean, sharp, fine details it produces. I have not tested the lens in low light as most my macro work is done in natural daylight.

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Always try before you buy! 

I would suggest trying to rent this lens before purchasing it. Google camera gear rental shops in your area or check out Borrow Lenses.
As a small business owner, I always recommend shopping locally whenever you can! For buying online, I like B&H Photo. They offer both new and used cameras and lens at competitive prices, and the customer service department is exceptional.

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