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  • Welcome!

    I am so happy you're here!

    I'm Anna Bartell, owner and photographer here at Anna Bartell Photography in Exeter, New Hampshire. I won't bore you with all the details of who I am (because you can find that on my about me page!) but simply put I'm a wife and a mom of four!

    It may have been those four babies that sparked my passion for family photography! I LOVE capturing life…and when I say love that's an understatement! Newborns, Babies, Children and Families…those are the things that make me happiest--well that and a good cup of coffee!

    I hope you stick around and check out some of my latest work and most of all I hope you hit that contact button because I'm dying to hear from you!

    If you're a photographer don't worry there's plenty of goodies here for you too! ABP is now offering Mentoring and will soon be launching DRIVEN the workshop for motivated photographers. Check out the "for photographers" button for more info!

The Bartell family is back!  After a nice long vacation we’re back and that means I’m back to work! It’s bittersweet that’s for sure! I LOVED unplugging and really spending quality time with the family but I’m also itching to get back to work, to blog all of these gorgeous family sessions I’ve been shooting all summer and to get back behind the camera!   I’m so excited to share this fun session with you!  This session was a big extended family session with all the grandkids.  I loved this session and I cannot wait to show you the finished product wall gallery that we set up!  Grandma and Grandpa went into this session with the goal of doing a fun wall gallery in their home of all of their grandkids.  Their home is filled with traditional portraits so it was fun to be able to offer some casual shots of the kids playing on the beach.   My summer has been filled with NH Beach Family Photography and I’m not complaining!  I love running around the beach with the kids and I love the neutral background that the beach offers. I think it’s a great backdrop for pictures especially in this case where we were going for a wall art gallery of images.  Hope you like them!

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If you’re thinking about having a NH Beach family photography session done there’s still time!  ABP has a few sessions left for August 2014! Hit that contact button now and we’ll get you on the schedule!

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  • July 14, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    Amy Hohl - Looks like they had so much fun!ReplyCancel

Today is my sweet Magdalena’s birthday!  Boy do I love that child!  A lot of you know the story of how the doctors told us she would be born with a cleft lip/pallet so I won’t bore you with the details! Long story short she’s my tiny little miracle baby who came out with the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen (ok, we didn’t see it till months later but she was perfect!)

I always get extra sappy on her birthday when I think about the day she was born.  The relief, the joy and the thankfulness I felt that day.  The Lord really gave us such a miracle and it’s one I’m still in awe of! 

We have a bunch of birthday traditions that our kids look forward to!  When you’ve got 4 kids their birthday becomes a fun day to remind them of how special they are!  Some of our favorite traditions are-

  • Waking up to an explosion of decorations!  It sounds a lot like Christmas morning when all of the kids come running down to see all of the decorations.
  • Breakfast with daddy!  Chris takes the birthday girl/boy out for a special breakfast with just him.  This is a tradition his dad started when they were kids!
  • Birthday dinner-  The kids get to pick WHATEVER they want for dinner!  We’ve had dinners where I have to open a dozen cans of spaghetti-os! Normally their pick is my 2nd rate version of Mima’s lasagna.
  • Crazy cake creations-  Every year they pick what kind of cake they want…and by kind I don’t mean flavor!  For Magda’s birthday’s alone we’ve had Yo Gabba Gabba characters, Elmo, a rainbow, the full candyland board and this year the ocean!
  • Piñata! This is an odd tradition and I’m not sure how it became a tradition in this house but the kids now expect a birthday piñata…seeing as I have the biggest sweet tooth ever I don’t argue!

These are just a few things the kids look forward to! What are your favorite birthday traditions in your house? Something you do for your kids or something your parents did for you!?  Let me know in the comments below!  

And I might as well leave you with some of my favorite photos of sweet Maggie D! (thanks Facebook for keeping all my pictures nice and organized so I can go grab some favorites!)

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  • May 21, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    Dena McMullen - Happy Birthday, Magdalena!

    I love the idea of birthday traditions, especially with 4 kiddos. I think that’s great that you make each one of them feel special! <3ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Amy Hohl - When I was a kid one of our birthday traditions were that when we got up in the morning there was a present waiting for us at the kitchen table that we got to open up before school. The rest had to wait until the party or dinner celebration later but it was always fun to wake up like Christmas excited for the first gift!

    PS. I love that eye roll photo!ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Christina Baltazar - Aww! She is so cute! Happy Birthday Magdalena!ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Susan Dallas Willis - Those are fabulous ideas for birthday traditions. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday, Magdalena!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Wendy Cloutier Shea - She is just too cute Anna! Have fun today :) ReplyCancel

I love love!   I met Katie and Andy down at Newcastle Commons for their engagement session on a Monday evening.  You can’t tell by these pictures but it was FREEZING and SO windy.  It’s always windy down by the water but this was something else!  

We braved the cold and shot fast thankfully Katie and Andy are much more cooperative then my normal subjects (kids!).  We had fun and moved fast and I LOVE what we finished with!  Being a New Hampshire Photographer means I get to shoot at some awesome locations! Newcastle commons is amazingly gorgeous and when you add a gorgeous couple like Katie and Andy then what’s not to love! 

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  • May 19, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    Dena McMullen - Lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    Christine Keegan Hamrick - So pretty! Beautiful location – can’t even tell you all were freezing :) ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Katie Strey - It was very chilly but thanks to Anna it went fast and we forgot about the cold because of the fun we were having. Thanks again Anna!ReplyCancel

I love, love, love watching families grow!  As a New Hampshire Newborn photographer I often get to photograph families as they grow.   When I first photographed this family little Cooper was about 6 months old and now he’s a big brother!  So cool to see!  

We did this session inside the “P” family home which made it so nice and comfortable for the kids (and hopefully mom and dad).  I love doing newborn sessions in homes so parent’s don’t have to trek out with all the kids and an newborn.  It’s also nice when there’s siblings involved so that when I’m working with just the baby the other kids have all their toys to play with.  In this case it was TONS of legos! 

During most newborn session it takes some serious time to get baby to sleep through posing but sweet Addison was out like a light from the minute I arrived till I left (hope she stayed that way!).  We breezed through her solo shots then grabbed the whole family for some pictures on Mom and Dad’s bed.  After some popcorn, Pez and chocolate bunnies we were able to get some really cute pictures of the whole family and just the kids (parenting 101- bribery works!!).  

Here are my favorites!

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  • May 7, 2014 - 5:11 am

    Wendy Cloutier Shea - So pretty Anna!ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Nicole Lopez - What a beautiful family!! Beautiful job capturing this time in their lives!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 3:30 am

    Kayla Creamer - Love your lifestyle sessions. So great!ReplyCancel

My turnaround is never this fast but when I get this excited about something I just can’t help it!  The “V” family are our closest family friends here in Exeter and they just welcomed their second baby boy!  Greyson Clyde was born yesterday!  I texted Arryn yesterday afternoon to see how she was feeling and let her know I was thinking of her and she responded with the good news!  I almost jumped out of my seat!  We’ve been anticipating Greyson’s arrival and to hear that he was here and everyone was happy and healthy was the best news!  (can you tell I’m excited!?  I have a tendency to over use exclamation points when I get really excited!!!)

I was even more excited when Arryn asked if I wanted to come over and snap some photos of big brother Noah meeting his new little brother for the first time!  What an honor it was for me to be able to be there and share that moment with them and to be able to capture those moments was just my favorite thing ever!  My heart is actually bursting with joy for this amazing family! 

When we first met Arryn and Andrew I was pregnant with our last baby.  Arryn and Andrew have been here since our last baby was born.  They’ve seen him grow up and more than seeing him (and our others) grow up they’ve also been a huge part of our baby’s lives.  They are like family to our kids, they have provided comfort for them when we haven’t been there to, they have provided encouragement to them at games, church events and been at almost all of their birthdays (and even stayed up for many late nights helping me decorate for those birthdays).  

Watching Arryn and Andrew and the care they provide for our children gave me a tiny little glimpse into the amazing parents that they would be and what a joy it has been to watch it unfold.   We’ve been able to see Noah from infant to now two and now we get to be here to see sweet Greyson– what a privilege! Can you tell babies make me sappy?  Ok now onto the good stuff! 

Welcome sweet Greyson Clyde! 

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  • May 3, 2014 - 12:01 am

    Arryn Vogan - This was such a sweet and wonderful post! Your family means so much to us. You guys Are definitely our family here where we don’t have any close by! Love these pictures do much and the video melts me!!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2014 - 2:15 am

    Vanessa Rose Carmody - These are so adorable congrats Arryn! <3ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    Karissa 'Renaud' Wright - I just found this! This is so beautiful!!!ReplyCancel