I officially love surprise engagements! I mean really anything surprise is a blast to photograph, because those emotions are so real! When I received my first email from Jim, a month and a half out from the engagement day, I was so giddy with excitement! I reached right out to Christa at Flag Hill Distillery and Winery and she was equally excited, because well, we love, love!! Read More
On the day of, I was a total creeper and was hiding behind the trees to watch Jim and Caitlyn's tour of the vines and the animals on the property and then jumped under the cover of the tent to hide as they came around the corner to "The SPOT" This is where I strolled out to "be the vineyard photographer" and got everyone together for a great photograph of the tour group, "for the website"! [...]
Everyone is always full of tips and tricks for a smoother wedding day, but this is not really that. These tips are going to be from the perspective of the photographer to ensure many beautiful photos for your albums, because who doesn't want that!
1. Look Up
I know this sounds super easy and silly to even mention, but it's worth mentioning. Brides as soon as you start down the aisle, look up at me. Mention it to your father too, because for some reason as soon as a bride and her father start down the aisle, instantly eyes drop down. I know it's nerves, and nerves will get the best of all of us... I too have a great shot of my father and I staring at the ground, but fight the urge. Look up at me, look past me to your groom, make eye contact with him, take it all in! This is the moment that all your planning has been for, this is your moment. I mean really how do you want to miss seeing this reaction?! [...]
Little man, I love you. I love your spunk, I love your love, and I even love your questions... Most the time. As a New Hampshire photographer and mother I know all to well how fast kids grow and change so when I stumbled upon there GORGEOUS apple blossom trees just down the road from me I knew I had to come back and shoot there!
With a little coercing and bribery we made out way and we made it through the whole session without a grass stained knee! That happened on the way back to the car. Read More
Being a New Hampshire wedding photographer means that you have to be prepared for any weather. As any New Hampshire native knows, it could be sunny one moment, raining the next and depending on the season snowing the next! Leading up to this wedding the weather was beautiful and sunny and the night before the sky just opened up! I was concerned as to how the bride would handle it, but she was a champ! She focused on her beautiful day and the fact that she was going to be marrying her boyfriend of TEN YEARS! The love was real, and the couple was truly all about enjoying their day and becoming one! [...] Read More
Prescott Park, mid bloom, has got to be one of the most beautiful settings to shoot in on the seacoast of New Hampshire. I am all about the coast line and the sand, but these gardens just pop like no other! I have a feeling that any other seacoast New Hampshire photographer would agree that they would jump each opportunity to shoot here, no matter how many times it may be! [...] Read More
Gorgeous WAGS Worthy Bride - CHECK!
Gorgeous Pnina Tornai Gown - CHECK!
Gorgeous Estate Background - CHECK!
I can't help but to be completely in love with this gorgeous bridal session! The beautiful bride, Sarah Brown, who should totally be on the WAGS TV show, and I ventured down to the ever so beautiful Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA and as soon as we pulled around the corner of the property, I knew it was going to be amazing! [...]
I am not sure if there could have been any more of a perfect place to have this sweet couples engagement session than downtown Newburyport, MA. They have a love of water, boats and very clearly each other! With each kiss or hug Meaghan leaned right into Talon and I could not help but smile every time! So sweet!! Their feelings for each other came across in the most genuine of ways. [...] Read More
I absolutely love shooting engagement sessions, or really any session at Wagon Hill, in Durham, New Hampshire, the landscape is just so beautiful! This location really has so many options from the gorgeous garden at the entrance to the gorgeous Bay views at the back! As soon as I met this couple and we spoke about their upcoming farm wedding, and how they both attended school at UNH, I knew that Wagon Hill was the place for them and I was so happy when they agreed! [...] Read More
My husband and I have recently purchased a new home, and we are in the midst of giving it the love it needs, and earlier today I spent my afternoon re installing outlets and light switches and it got me to thinking about my father. It has been nearly three years since my dad has passed and hardly a day goes by that I do not see something or do something that reminds me of him... and god how scary it is when I do something and realize, yikes I am my father daughter! The following is a post that I wrote on my personal Facebook page and it started the ball rolling of what my wish is for you. My wish for my son and each of you newly engaged and newly married couples is that you find a spouse that CHOOSES you. Read More
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I am so excited to announce that the beautiful wedding of Jen & Rob at the ever so gorgeous Flag Hill Distillery & Winery in Lee, NH has been featured! Read More
Make sure to head over to Borrowed & Blue to check out the full story!
Once a contract is signed with Amy Brown Photography we get right to work scheduling out the time leading up to your day! The first thing we will need to schedule is your engagement session, i will then also schedule in my planner two additional questionnaires that I will have you fill out. These will have general questions from your day, allowing me to give proper credit to vendors that are included.
With all Amy Brown Photography packages you will receive a complimentary engagement session. This is a great time to get to know each other and really get comfortable. It always makes for a more relaxed wedding day when we have worked out the "new person" jitters before hand! I suggest you think of a special place that means something to the two of you or maybe even just a place that you feel is beautiful. If you can not think of a location then we can absolutely come up with a location together! [...]
I am so excited to announce that Becky & Chris' New Hampshire farm wedding has been featured on Parsimony Vintage!
This couple are long time friends of mine and even longer friends of my husbands so it was an absolute treat to be able to document their gorgeous day! Their wedding was held at Becky's family farm in Newfields, New Hampshire and the entire day turned out beautifully! [...] Read More
PART TWO of Tips for a seamless New Hampshire Wedding!
Whether you are having a New Hampshire seacoast wedding or a White Mountains wedding everyone could use a little direction on planning a seamless wedding weekend! The following are ten more tips to help you along your way!
11. Plan your hair for your ceremony location, meaning beach = wind and white mountain peak = wind. So if you are planning a New Hampshire beach wedding ceremony in Rye or if you plan to say your I Do's at the top of Cathedral Ledge in the NH White Mountains, you can almost guarantee that you will have a breeze blowing through your entire ceremony, which will be very refreshing come summer time, but plan ahead and tell your salon that an updo is a must! Otherwise you will be fighting that hair the entire time and in every picture afterwards!
12. Can you hear me?! If you are planning an outdoor ceremony it would also be a great idea to consider a sound system. I am not talking a great huge system but a simple one microphone and speaker set up. Being that an outdoor wedding will not have the same acoustics as an indoor church wedding, your voice may need a little help to travel. We want all of your guests to hear ever word from your heartfelt love soaked vows. [...] Read More
As a New Hampshire wedding photographer I spend an exorbitant amount of time reading through many wedding magazines and I thought I would pick and pull and add my own two cents about ways to plan for a great, bump free New Hampshire wedding weekend!
Lets jump right in!
1. Do not cut your hair within two weeks of your wedding, this also goes for you spouse! No one wants to look back at their wedding photos and cringe at that "just cut hair" look or even worse, feel its so short but have no time for it to grow back a tad! Along those same lines, this is not the time to radically change your daily cut look! Read More
2. Do not start tanning like a crazy person, this goes for both spray and beds! Not only will you look like a gorgeous Oompa Loompa, but unless your spouse and every person in your bridal party tans also, you will standout like a sore thumb. We want you to stand out for your beauty, not because you give people a craving for Doritos! [...]
A surprise wedding!! What?! I know!! The original email inquiry read Engagement Party Coverage, but at that moment little did I know that it was no engagement party I would be documenting! Read More
Two weeks prior to this gorgeous day it was snowing ... yup snowing in April, because well it's New Hampshire. This state sure is lucky that summer and fall are beautiful here, because winter and mud season spring sure are lacking!
The last thing I was expecting that week was to be scheduling an outdoor wedding ceremony at Flag Hill Winery in Lee, New Hampshire, but I was very happily mistaken! [...]