Now offering New Hampshire adventure couple sessions.
Who is this for?
This adventure session is perfect for couples who share a love for the outdoors, need engagement photos, if you're planning to propose (!!), or if you just want some kick ass photos of you and your partner in an epic location. We're going to hike, be joyful, drink some champagne, and marvel at this wonderful Earth while snapping some epic photos.
Why am I offering this?
I'm a big fan of adventure and the outdoors. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled over much of the country and there is nowhere quite like New England. The west coast is well known for adventure show-stoppers like Yosemite, Utah, and the PNW, but I haven't seen much hype around east coast. I'm SO excited to introduce these adventure sessions to cultivate an unforgettable experience for like-minded couples.
Sunset: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Sunrise: 5:30am - 9:30am
You choose the time
3 hour round trip guided hike.
One hour photoshoot.
You choose the hike
You choose the date
Sunday - Friday
September 26 - October 13
I don't hike very much. Will I be able to do these hikes?
Maybe. Only you can say for yourself whether you are prepared for a hike. We will ensure all hikers in the group are safe and hydrated. We will be stopping to take photos at view points along the way so there will be ample rest time. However, please make an effort to increase your cardiovascular fitness ahead of time to make it easier on yourself as well as the group. Also please choose a hike/trail that is suitable for your fitness level. Locke's Hill is the easiest hike while Mount Chocorua is the hardest.
What do I wear?
For photos, I recommend wearing a flowy dress that will contract with the landscape. Think whites, reds, and yellows. Bonus if it is easy to change into. Bring flats or go barefoot. I do not recommend wearing heels.
For hiking, please wear appropriate hiking clothing such as: breathable hiking shirt & pants to avoid bug bites & scrapes, well-soled, durable shoes. Make sure to be prepared for any weather changes so bring a jacket, extra socks, and a rain poncho.
Do I hike in my outfit I'm going to take pictures in?
We may take photos along the route as well as at the summit. If you'd like photos along the route, you can do a quick change, or hike in your outfit. We are not liable if your outfit gets ruined along the route and will not have a backup wardrobe.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please plan ahead and be prepared for any changing weather. I recommend bringing a headlamp, water, jacket, extra pair of socks, hiking shoes, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, your outfit for your photos, and props, compact mirror & makeup/brush for touchups.
How much water do I need to bring/drink?
Aim to get 1 liter of water in your system every hour on hot, humid days or when hiking at higher altitudes. Click here for a full guide.
Will you, the photographers, bring anything for us?
We will have hiking snacks as well as bagels for sunrise sessions and champagne for sunset sessions. We will have extra water, a first aid kit, and sunscreen/bug spray. However, please take the necessary precautions and preparations to bring your own supplies to not fully rely on us.
There will be three photographers there. What will you all be doing?
We will each be photographing a couple. We will be collaborating on the best places to stop, reading the light, and ensuring safety of all hikers.
How do I reserve my spot?
Visit my Calendly link HERE to reserve your spot; either sunrise or sunset on Friday or Sunday. I'd hurry, as there is only one spot for each time frame if you'd like me as your photographer. As soon as you reserve your spot and make your deposit, I will send you a contract and calendar reminder.
How do I submit payment?
Send a $250 retainer via venmo to @tamara-merri-26. The remaining $250 is due one week before your session. T
he $250 retainer is non-refundable.
I'm awkward in photos. Will you help us pose?
YES! Of course! That's part of my job. I will guide you into a pose but then encourage you to make the pose your own- get comfortable, be yourself, and have fun! I like to use prompts to create motion and emotion in the photos. We will get an assortment of fun, romantic, and playful photos.
Is this only for couples, or can I do a family session?
This particular offering is only for couples. If you'd like to schedule a family session, please contact me separately.
Do you have more questions?
Email me at and I'd be happy to answer all of your questions!