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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, Web-design and will soon be launching PROFITOGRAPHY the all in one business course for motivated photographers. Check out the "for photographers" button for more info!

It’s amazing how your heart can be broken into a thousand pieces and be so full all at the same time.   That’s how I felt after leaving the H family’s home on Monday morning.  You see few weeks ago I barely knew the H family.  We had met here and there but hadn’t really gotten to know them.  Then we heard the news, their middle son Benaiah had been diagnosed with Leukemia.  I can’t imagine what that would feel like as a parent.  As Beth and Ryan stayed by their son’s side through the tests, the fevers and the first treatments, we cared for their oldest son Jake.  

Jake quickly took a huge piece of our hearts and through him we got to know more about him and his family.  His bedtime bible studies, sweet prayers for his brother and huge hugs made it pretty clear that this little guy came from a very special family! 

When Beth asked if I’d come and take some pictures for them I was so excited to get together with them and capture their little family.  With Benaiah being so sick they’re not able to take him out and about for pictures so we decided to photograph them in their home.  When I suggested we do photos while they decorated their tree Beth agreed that’d be perfect!  

While I was there I saw a tiny glimpse of the pain and the suffering that Benaiah is going through.  My heart broke as he struggled through some of the morning in pain but through that I also saw the joy he got as he snuggled with his mama (the most patient woman in the world), laughed at his big brother’s silly faces, let his little brother squeeze him with big hugs and of course the joy as daddy lifted him up to put the angel on the tree.   So when I say my heart was broken and full all at the same time this is what I mean!  

So much strength in this family, so much love and most of all so much faith.  Take a minute to watch this little video of our morning together and after that be sure to go like the “Help the Hills” Facebook page to keep updated on this little guy and his family’s needs.  Also, if you feel so inclined to donate to help this family with the tremendous cost of treatment, taking time off of work and commuting 2 hours for treatment each week, you can do that here-   


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  • December 12, 2014 - 7:44 pm

    Anna Ladd - *tears* That was beautiful and preying for this family.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Ryan Hills - Thank you so much .Jake and I just watched it and he giggled the whole time.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    Beth Hills - Thank you so much Anna, it brought tears to my eyes!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    Jenni Hall - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    Kathy Strider- Martin - As a fellow photographer and a mother my heart goes out to this family, I will keep you in my prayers. Anna Mess Bartell I love the photos and video, you captured it beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    Jane Irish - My heart is heavyReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    Jane Irish - my heart is heavy thank youReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Jane Pinney-Olsen - Accompanying this with the gorgeous voice of Sleeping At Last is absolute perfection. What a gorgeous family and what a phenomenal job you’ve done capturing this special moment in their lives. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2014 - 2:45 am

    Tammy Magyar - Absolutely beautiful and heart warming. This is the true meaning of Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2014 - 4:09 am

    Elizabeth Cooper - Love it !! So cute, you did a great job of capturing the big hearts of this family!ReplyCancel

  • December 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    Donna Couture Fereira - That’s absoluetly BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 7, 2015 - 5:25 am

    Sarrah Jones - Exquisite! Just exquisite! So warm and lovely and beautiful to watch. Sending big hugs and ardent prayers to this very special family.ReplyCancel

You ask and you shall receive!  Normally ABP shuts down for the Christmas season but this year we’re changing things up!  This year I’m introducing a totally new and magical option for your Christmas pictures- are you ready for it? Picture your family baking Christmas cookies, decorating your gingerbread house, decorating the Christmas tree or snuggling up on the couch to read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.  How many times have you been doing these things wishing you could remember those moments forever?  I know every year I feel this way!  That’s why this year I’m offering Christmas Lifestyle Sessions!  

These Christmas Lifestyle sessions will be unlike any ABP experience you’ve had in the past.  I’ve priced these sessions as an all inclusive digital package.  If you’ve worked with me before you know that doesn’t happen often (well ever).  For $600 you’ll receive the session, all of the High Resolution digital files AND the Keepsake DVD.  That’s a $1,200 value for $600!  Sound too good to be true?  It’s not! The only catch is that I can only book a few of these sessions so it’s on a first come first serve basis.   



We’ll schedule 2 hours of fun with your family and I’ll be there to capture it!  If you’ve never seen my Lifestyle work here’s what a recent client had to say about it-

“We are incredibly thankful to have these precious moments in time preserved in such a beautiful, authentic way. Our session was just like any typical Saturday. We laughed our way through the morning as we baked, read and played together… and Anna was in the background quietly clicking away the whole time. It felt… real. Relaxed. Joyful. I was brought to tears when I saw the photos from our session. Anna caught those little family moments – a snuggle, a favorite toy, an impromptu tickle session – with perfect accuracy. The images were beautifully captured and edited, but most importantly, they were us… happy, crazy, loving our time together. When I look through our photos, I can almost hear the 10-years-from-now me whispering “thank you for helping me remember these sweet, busy days”

Take a peek at this video below to see what you can expect from a lifestyle session!


Just imagine all the fun, magical moments we could capture together!  Photos will be ready in a VERY timely manner in order to provide you with the ability to purchase holiday gifts and cards for all of your loved ones!  And remember for the first time EVER the digital files are included in your session with full printing rights!  I think grandma needs a mug!;)

To get your session on the calendar e-mail or give me a ring at 603-418-5224

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time you know that I LOVE to support other local businesses!  One of my absolute FAVORITE businesses in town is the fabulous My Reis Salon.   You’ve seen them on my blog before and you’ve definitely heard me rave about them on Facebook.  

I have THICK…and when I say thick I don’t just mean your average thick hair…I mean freakishly thick and oddly curly hair.  My hair has been trouble for my entire life!  I always dreamed of being able to do something with this head of hair other than put it up in a pony tail.  

Well, a few years ago I found My Reis Salon!  I no longer have a hate for my hair and I definitely don’t fear going to the salon anymore!  EVERYONE there is awesome!   Now I can actually look forward to a few hours being spent getting my hair cut, colored and styled.  I can sip a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while I’m pampered and I love it!  

You see My Reis Salon, although a completely different business than photography, has the same business philosophy as I do and that is to give your client an incredible experience and a fantastic end result.  I’ve never left My Reis not feeling wonderful about the way I look and the time spent with all the lovelies there!

Now that I’ve given you my rave review (again!) I’m so excited to share with you the photos from the most recent event at My Reis- Their 6th Birthday Bash!  It was quite the event!  Balloons, giveaways, mimosas and mini-monogramed cakes (and they were vegan!) from The Bakers Beet!   Enjoy the video below!    


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  • October 22, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    Diane Lucas - Wow this is amazing! Thank you Anna Bartell Photography for capturing My Reis in action!! Great job and I’m still wiping the tears! Thank you all :) ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    Diane Lucas - Wow this is amazing! Thank you Anna Bartell Photography for capturing My Reis in action!! Great job and I’m still wiping the tears! Thank you all :)

  • October 22, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    Judy Looper Wright - had a blast there that day. con grats on 6 years . its been 5 years since ive been going to Austin and my husband jim has been going to Kelly. great employees

  • October 22, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    Pam Cameron - What no pictures of the smiley cake!ReplyCancel

It’s that time of year again!  The one and only time that ABP offers mini sessions!  It’s also the last chance of the year to be photographed by ABP!  I LOVE ending every year with these mini sessions and I’m SO excited about them this year!

Each year I try to give you another unique option for your holiday portraits!  This year we’re heading to the beach!

Christmas Pictures, Mini Sessions on the Beach, Beach Pictures NH, Holiday Mini Sessions

Picture your kids and your family in the on the beautiful New Hampshire beach  All cozied up on a blanket with hot cocoa…doesn’t get much better than that! We’ll have a few different options for set ups. There will be plenty of options for Christmassy shots but as usual on my Christmas mini-session days there will be opportunity to get a few family photos without the Christmas decorations. What a perfect time for an updated family photo! These sessions take place the first two Saturdays in November. I do that so you’ll have everything in your hands no later than December 1st! Start out your Holiday season with cards ready to go out and gifts for family and friends ready to be wrapped and put under the tree!

This year’s session includes a some exciting products that make perfect gifts!  The coolest one is the “Holiday Wishes Slideshow”. If you’ve had a session with me this year then you’ve had a premiere night slideshow and you know what I’m talking about! During your session I will photograph your family having fun and just being you but I’ll also be taking short video clips and even record a holiday greeting from you and your family! This is a great keepsake for years to come. Something you share with friends and family, e-mail it as a digital Christmas card and most importantly tuck it away as a keepsake you can pull out for years to come. Think of next Christmas pulling out this dvd and looking seeing how much your family has changed in just a year! I am so excited to be able to offer this to you guys!

So now you need the details right? Well here they are!




First you’ll need to choose your date and time!  These are first come first serve and fill up fast!  The dates and times available are-

November 1- 8:00am, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 2:00pm, 2:45, 3:15, 4:00

November 8- 8am, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 2:00pm, 2:45, 3:15, 4:00

I will try my best to keep this updated as sessions are booked!


COLLECTION 1- $625 ($1290 Value)

  •  30 Minute Mini-Session
  • 5 Gift Prints
  •  All Digital Files
  •  50- 5×7 Christmas Cards w/ Address Labels
  •  Holiday Wishes Slideshow
  •  Facebook Timeline Cover

COLLECTION 2- $500 ($750 Value)

  • 30 Min Mini-Session
  •  5 Gift Prints
  •  5 Digital Files
  •  25- 5×7 Custom Christmas Cards
  •  Holiday Wishes Slideshow
  •  Facebook Timeline Cover

COLLECTION 3- $350 ($550 Value)

  • 30 Min Mini-Session
  • 5 Gift Prints (8×10 or smaller)
  • 25- 5×7 Custom Christmas Cards
  • Holiday Wishes Slideshow
  • Facebook Timeline Cover

If you’d like a spot at the Holiday Mini-Sessions be sure to email me at to claim your spot.  Sessions will be blocked off on a first come first serve basis and will not be considered reserved until Paypal invoice payment is received.  


In the case of rain sessions will be rescheduled for November 15.

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The longer that I am a New Hampshire Family Photographer the more clients I see coming back as they get older.  It’s my absolute favorite when I photograph a newborn then get to capture them as they grow up! 

Carter is one of my little newbies that I’m just loving photographing over and over again!  I LOVED running around on the beach with him and his mom and dad (even if it meant a big EMBARRASSING fall!).  It was the perfect weather to be running around and splashing in the cold ocean water!

I have been photographing so much at the beach this summer which is not my norm but boy and I loving it! I’m a little sad to be leaving the beach behind as the weather gets chillier…maybe that’s why I’ve decided to do Christmas Mini’s at the beach this year!  You can’t beat this gorgeous backdrop that’s for sure!

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Aren’t they just the cutes family!? Now that I’ve shared these photos with you I cannot wait to share with you this family’s Maternity pictures (we did those at the beach too!).  You’re going to have to wait a little while longer for that but I promise it’ll be worth the wait!

If you’re looking for a New Hampshire Family Photographer be sure to hit that contact button in the menu! I’d love to hear from you!

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