Helen Makadia Photography » A mix of fine art, personal, wedding and portrait photography

One of my favorite things to do (besides creating photos) is to create coordinated print sets.  I enjoy the challenge of curating images that complement each other in theme and color.  For my fans coordinated print sets take out the stress of trying to coordinate wall art prints.

Here are a few new coordinated prints for the kitchen (or perhaps a dining room).  I love photographing food.  Food can be colorful and add dimension to a kitchen.  These new sets are now available in print or canvas and can be viewed in my etsy shop, HelenMPhotography.

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Rustic Kitchen Print Set  This set is available in color and black & white.
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Berries Collection  A nice splash of color for a kitchen.

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Nostalgic Morning Collection  Also available in Black & White.

You can see these collections, and several others, in my Etsy shop, HelenMPhotography.

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You do not need to hear it from me, but I read today that there are 86 days until Christmas.  Which means a few things.  There are about 3 months left until the Holiday Season.  Whether you exchange gifts or not, this usually represents an incredibly busy time of year.

It also means that 2017 is right around the corner.  Blink and its January.

So, I felt it was a good time to share a few things that might be of interest.

First, I have a new product offering, Postcards, in my Etsy shop.  [If you have misplaced the link, click here.]  I have listed the postcards as sets, sets that I think make adorable stocking stuffers.  Their price point is also wallet friendly, so you can gift these to several of your friends, or keep some for yourself.


Second, I have listed two 2017 5×7 loose leaf calendars.  I absolutely love these because they are printed on photo paper, which is archival, and when the month is over you can trim the print and its a 5×5.  Pop it in a frame and voila, art for your walls.  Amazing value when you think of obtaining twelve (12) 5x5s with the purchase of 1 5×7 calendar!  The two calendars for this year have theme of Cape Cod and Quiet Moments.


Finally, I do have a few 11×14 Calendars I am listing in my shop.  Coming soon – I am happy to take special requests with these – you can request a calendar with your choice of image from my shop.


Wishing you and your loved ones an early Happy Holidays!


Engagement Session in Gloucester MassachusettsI met Roshni and Cyrus early on a foggy, post rainy morning for their engagement portrait session at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  We initially had talked about holding their session at Wellesley College, Roshni’s Alma Mater, and after careful thought they decided on Stage Fort Park.  They shared that this was where the two began their serious relationship, it became clear how important this location was and will always be to them.
Engagement Session in Gloucester MassachusettsCyrus said something to me that I want to share with all of you planning your weddings.  He said understood why an engagement session was so important.  It is like a practice run.  It helped him get comfortable in front of the camera – let’s face it, its definitely not a universal skill – and more importantly it allowed us to work together – couple and photographer – without any of the distractions of a wedding day.  This is exactly why I offer engagement sessions as part of my wedding package, and its a bit of a non-negotiable.  If you even questioned why do an engagement session, there is your answer. Think of it as a practice session that will help take away any stress around photography on your wedding day.
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Roshni and Cyrus, I am so looking forward to your wedding.  Thanks so much for sharing this special place with me.  May you treasure these images for years to come.

Until next time,

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My daughter, Sofia, will be five this summer and she has turned into a gracious model for me.  We were on vacation in Sanibel, Florida recently and decided to head out to the beach nearby for some portraits.  It turns out that a cute dress, morning light, sand, and wind makes for great fun.

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And we are done. She loved it and was tired by the end!  A minute later we looked up to see an Ospray bring its partner a fish. Breakfast!

Until next time,