Info and Inspiration

Many years ago I made a wedding magazine instead of a brochure because I thought I could provide a bunch more information and inspiration in the magazine format.  I’ve just updated that magazine with new photos.  Check it out here and if you’d like a printed copy, just email me your address.


Free Engagement Session for Valentine’s Day

Free Engagement Session for Valentine’s Day

Let us take care of your Valentine’s Day gift.  Enter below to win a free engagemGunstockMountainEngagementPhotoent session!  An engagement session is a one hour couple’s portrait session at a mutually agreeable location. I’ve done them at Fenway Park, Newburyport MA or right here in the beautiful white mountains. The winner will be announced on Friday Feb. 13 and a gift certificate will be emailed so you can give it to your beloved on Valentines Day.Good luck!

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Introducing…The Best of Both Worlds – Film and Digital Hybrid Package

Introducing…The Best of Both Worlds – Film and Digital Hybrid Package

When I graduated from Hampshire College in 2001 with a BA in photography and anthropology, there was no such thing as digital photography. Okay, really there was, but it was not yet accessible. It was expensive and the quality was yet to be proven. I spent over a decade photographing with film. It was my life.  By 2003 all this had changed and digital cameras were looking pretty good. In 2004 when I started photographing weddings I quickly became an avid digital photographer.

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.-Ansel Adams

It is true that the photographer is the most important piece to making a beautiful photograph.  But part of the photographer’s skill is Film Portrait Photography being able to select the best equipment and know how to use it to create the desired effect.  And here we are at a time when the camera in the iPhone 6 is higher quality then the first pro digital camera I owned back in ’04.  That is truly amazing to me!

As a professional photographer I want to offer my clients the best possible service and imagery available.  The truth is that no matter how good digital is, it ain’t got nothing on traditional film photography.  Nothing compares to the quality and clarity of analogue film photography.  Now, here is the exciting part… We can have our cake and eat it too!  Starting in 2015,  I will begin to offer the best of both worlds with a film/digital hybrid package.

The package includes myself (Thea Dodds) photographing in digital (35mm), medium format (6×7) film and large format (4×5) film and my second photographer photographing in all digital (35mm). Not only does film deliver a higher quality image, but because the size of the negative is larger then the digital camera, the amount of detail increases.  In addition, all of the film images are scanned and delivered on an flash drive with full rights to reproduce. So this is truly the best of both worlds!

Would you like a custom quote for your wedding?  Just complete the form below, or call, or email.  Thanks!!

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Conference

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Conference

For the last 6 years I make an annual trip out to Las Vegas, Nevada for the WPPI conference. Vegas is just about the most unlikely place you would find me otherwise, but this conference is pretty much the “gold standard” in wedding photography education. I owe much of my growth and development to the education I have found at this one conference.

This year my name is listed next to many of the world’s finest photography instructors.  That’s right, I have the honor and privilege of being chosen to be a speaker at WPPI 2015!  I’m incredibly excited to not just be a speaker but to be the first to bring the topic of same-sex weddings to this platform.

My master’s class Posing Two Brides or Two Grooms is on it’s way to selling out.  Since it is just $50 these classes do fill up fast.  Anyone who is on the fence about registering… maybe this video will help convince you one way or the other.


The New Art of Capturing Love from Forget Me Not Media on Vimeo.


The Year in Review

The Year in Review

The end of the year is always a little bitter sweet for me. I welcome the break from weddings every weekend and yet I miss weddings every weekend. Photographing weddings is a lot of work…but it also offers a lot of joy. I’m extremely grateful to have such a wonderful job and I already look forward to next season.

Below is a quick collection of some of this year’s favorite moments for me.  I owe my clients a huge thank you for having me as your wedding photographer.  Obviously, I couldn’t do this without you, so thanks!

I hope everyone cherishes the time with their families this holiday season. Family is so precious.

Happy Holidays!


The Year in Review!