Harkins Photo Blog

Portrait Deedee O’Brien Ironstone Farm

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 20, 2017


More views for the “Profiles in Leadership” article for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time with Deedee O’Brien Executive Director of Ironstone Farm in Andover MA.

Ironstone provides hippo-therapy using the farms 35 horses and averaging over 400 clients each week. They provide beneficial therapy for individuals with physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities.

Portrait Kathy Aiello Atlantic Hospitality Group for Merrimack Valley Magazine

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 16, 2017


Atlantic Hospitality Group Director Kathy Aiello for the a shoot with Merrimack Valley Magazine back in March of this year.

The article “Profiles in Leadership” by writer Katie Lovett feature several women in business making a difference in the valley.

Kathy and I roamed the facilities at Blue Ocean Event Center in late March for some views for the article.

Business NH Magazine Cover with Andy Crews Business Leader of the Year

Posted in Editorial, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on May 18, 2017



On location with Business New Hampshire Magazine for a cover shoot with Andy Crews President and CEO of AutoFair.

Along with creative director Christine Carignan we shot at their new VW dealership in Nashua.

Check out the article by Matt Mowry and Scott Murphy in the May 2017 issue.


Vasa Restaurant Salisbury MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on May 3, 2017


Vasa is the new waterfront restaurant in Salisbury MA just across the Merrimack River from Newburyport.

I met with owner Sean Toomey and head chef T. J. Bernard and did some views of their Savory Mussel bowl, Boston Strip Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Oyster Mushrooms, plus the Vasa Wings with Spicy Honey Garlic Glaze. When you get there you can start your meal with their specialty drink “A Shore Thing”.

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Blue Jean Days

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Portrait by harkinsphoto on April 4, 2017


Product views for the Style File article “Denim for Days”.

I worked with Stylist Lysa Pelletier of Team in the studio as she arranged and propped an assortment of jeans and accessories for the shoot. I especially liked the barn door she arrived with for our background.

Check out the article in the March/April issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Active Science Room with Andover YMCA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 30, 2017


STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills get an extra boost with the new Active Science Program at the Andover YMCA.

I spent a little time with my new friends as they used the “Smart Wall” and tuning up their STEM skills and physical fitness at the same time.

Check out the article “Summertime Science” by writer Katie Lovett in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball at Cedardale Health and Fitness

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 27, 2017


Just before their unfortunate fire I was at the Cedardale Health and Fitness Center in Haverhill MA for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Alex and Aaron Molda (keeping his eye on the ball) along with Althea Bradley posed just before their lesson, and later I captured Josephine McKone making her return hit.

Look for the article in the March/April 2017 issue “The Ball is in Your Court” by writer Jennifer Wolcott.

Grilled Endive at Birch on Elm

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 9, 2017


Back shooting at Birch on Elm with Chef Nick Provencher for a new review by writer Dean Johnson for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time Nick served up a Grilled Endive with Shaved Fennel and Charred Blood Orange Vinaigrette. Check out the Flank Steak with Rutabaga Puree and Grilled Scallions.

For dessert have your choice of Drunk Cherry Cork or the White Chocolate Panna Cotta.

Lobster Ravioli at Grazie

Posted in Commerical, Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on February 24, 2017


Some more views from my shoot last summer for Merrimack Valley Magazine with Grazie’s at the Four Oaks Golf Course.

Check out the Lobster Ravioli, Eggplant Tower or how about a Raw Bar plate and a Martini.

Portrait Illustrator Carol Schwartz

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on February 16, 2017


A trip to Salisbury Beach to meet with Illustrator Carol Schwartz in her home studio by the seashore.

She was a pleasure to be with and had a treasure trove of tools and icons that motivated the artist in her.

Look for her latest illustrations in the children’s book by Terry Pierce “My Busy Green Garden”.

Check out the article “By the Seashore” by writer Bonnie Mason in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and learn a little more about this Wisconsin native and her beautiful illustrations.