Photographer Jeffrey Dachowski first picked up a camera in high school, and from his credits and credentials, you might think he’d never put it down since. His photos have landed on the pages of Rolling Stone and Woman's World, and his trophy case is lined with nine Kodak Gallery awards and two Fuji Masterpiece awards. Eventually, Jeffrey and his wife, Carolle, planted their own studio on the banks of the Merrimack River, where they teach photography classes in addition to working for commercial, portraiture, and wedding clients. Indoor courses teach Photoshop at beginning and intermediate levels, and the day-long Portrait Safari brings pupils outdoors, where they can capture scenes of majestic puppies in the wild.
Located in Nashua, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Nashua is close to Florence Hyde Speare Memorial Museum and Holman Stadium. This hotel is within close proximity of Green Meadow Golf Club and Pheasant Lane Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 208 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and secretarial services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Over the 20-plus years he has spent working as a photographer, Steve Bedell of Steve Bedell Photography has built a formidable résumé. He has earned Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. He has netted the New Hampshire Photographer of the Year award eight times. He has taught students across the country. Mostly, though, he has taken a ton of great pictures.
Bedell focuses on telling each client's story through the lens of his camera, whether he's photographing an engaged couple or a family at play. He puts just as much emphasis on making sure his clients have fun, though, since bigger smiles are easier to catch in his camera's smile net.
Most Popular Service: Head Shots Engagements Weddings Modeling
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Canon
Pro Tip: Years of education goes into every photo, from being taken, to the digital processing.
In 2003, Nichole Poirier snapped a photo of her husband holding their 5-week-old daughter. This picture marked two beginnings: her new life as a mom and her new career as a professional photographer. Her parenting skills made her a natural fit for photographing newborns, though she also specializes in capturing images of families, high-school seniors, couples, and boudoir models. She prefers to conduct her sessions at locations meaningful to her clients, such as their favorite apple orchard or park, to elicit natural expressions for a mix of posed and candid images. That combination results in a varied portfolio of moments, from newlyweds tenderly embracing to a father telling his son “That’s why we can’t have nice things,” after he spills his first glass of milk.
The Snapdragon Inn nestles comfortably on Main Street in Windsor among quaint antique stores and notable historical buildings. The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge stretches nearly 450 feet across the Connecticut River—making it one of the longest covered bridges in America—and provides a picturesque place for jogging or biking. A restored 18th-century tavern called the Old Constitution House now houses a museum and looks nearly just as it did some 200 years ago, when the first state constitution prohibiting slavery was signed. Nearby, a popular brewery offers tours and tastings every day of the week, and an upscale glass-blowing factory showcases its labor-intensive craftsmanship to studio visitors.