4 Tips To Make Your Day Even More Perfect | NH Wedding Photographer

Write Love Notes

Your wedding day will be filled from beginning to end with hugs, smiles and stories of love and laughter with family and friends. Tip One is Write Love Notes. Take a moment before your big day to write a note to your soon to be spouse, tell them of your excitement for the big day, of your anticipation of the future, and the love you have for them. Then the day of the wedding exchange the letters, for extra special photos make sure to keep them held tightly until the photographer arrives. You can choose to read them to yourselves, or to each other, but either way this is a moment that is sure to make your day even more special.

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Hold Hands

Now lets be real, never let go of that new Husband or Wife of yours, this is your day to proclaim that they are yours! Love on them! More specifically though, hold hands during your first dance, take it back to traditional dancing, and a bit less middle school dance style. Not that you do not still look completely adorable and in love, but traditional posture will show off your beaming faces … and a bit less elbow and arm pit.

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Have A First Look

Once your day is rolling, it is going to be so filled with fun, laughter, hugs and if your are lucky food! ( Make sure you stop and eat! * bonus tip ) By having a first look you are carving out a special time that you know will be just you and your spouse, a quiet moment before the hustle starts where you can really take each other in and appreciate the huge step you are taking in your lives. Trust me when I say that a first look will not detract from the special moment of walking down the aisle, if anything it will allow you to fully enjoy it, the nerves will have left because those moments during the first look will remind you of what is important during your day.

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Smile, Laugh, Joke

I know it sounds so simple, but as soon as the camera is out, bam we all become deer in the headlights. Be playful, be cuddly tell a joke, make it clean, or dirty, either way I promise I won’t listen, but in that moment you bet I will be capturing those smiles!

In a blink of an eye you have grown from a toddler that was terrerizing their house, to a

Colleen + Adam | Flag Hill Distillery | Rainy Day Love | Lee, NH

 

100% Chance of Rain. Nor’Easter. Heavy Winds.
Those were the words that were being used to describe the wedding weekend of Colleen and Adam, and all three delivered. The weather may have been rough, but nothing could stop these two from smiling as they became man and wife at Flag Hill Distillery and winery in Lee, NH.

Both Colleen and Adam started their days by exchanging special wedding day gifts. I love when couples exchange gifts and keep them wrapped for my arrival, it is such a special moment to be able to capture. Both Colleen and Adam were then able to wear those special gifts on their day, a beautiful set of pearls for Colleen and for Adam a dashing new watch.

From a First Look in the awesome Distillery to stolen moments among the spirit bottles, Flag Hill delivered a beautiful day, and the rain only helped to tighten the knot that was tied.





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Thank you Colleen and Adam for the honor of being able to photograph your love.


Amazing Vendors

Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
DJ | Ryan Parker
Limo | Black Tie Limo
Wedding Ceremony + Reception | Flag Hill Winery
Bridal Makeup and Hair | Hair by Gina / Gina at Salon 57
Cake | Three Sisters Cake Shop
Florals | Angelos Florist
Bridal Gown | Beloved by Casablanca Bridal
Groom Suit | Southwicks Factory
Bridal Jewelry | Naser Diamonds

 

Jocelyne + Cody | Fall Wedding | Rivermill at Dover Landing | Dover NH

 
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“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the lights.”
- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

 

Early in their relationship Cody was stationed with the Army in Afghanistan. The two spent what precious time they could find, on Facetime talking of their days and escaping to the magical world of Harry Potter, as they read the books together. These special moments not only strengthened their relationship, but also concreted a special place in their hearts for Harry Potter and his magical escape.

On the morning of Jocelyne and Cody’s wedding the weather was cold and cloud covered as the couple and bridal parties prepared for the day at The Garrison Hotel. Yet, upon arriving to the first look location with these two, even the sun couldn’t help but come out and smile down on them. Their love is so real and pure, not only for each other but for each other’s families, and that is the best kind of love.

The sky cleared to a stunning blue and the sun shone brightly as the two joined as one in front of their family and friends at Parish of the Assumption Church in Dover, NH before making their way to the Rivermill at Dover Landing for their fun filled reception.




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Amazing Vendors

Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
Videographer | Nico Zottos
DJ | DJ Bill Pyndo
Bridal Hotel | The Garrison Hotel
Wedding Ceremony | Parish of the Assumption
Wedding Reception | Rivermill at Dover Landing
Catering | Liberty Lane Catering
Bridal Makeup and Hair | The Salon at 903 Central
Golden Snitch Cake | Three Sisters Cake Shop
Florals | Sweet Meadows Flower Shop
Bridal Gown | Vera Wang
Groom Suit | Tuxedos with Style
Bridal Jewelry | Bouvier Jewelers


A little sneak peek from the videographer! ↓

 

Flag Hill Distillery + Winery Couples | Flag Hill Wedding Package

 

Calling all Flag Hill Winery and Distillery couples! Did you know that because I love Christa, Maddie and all of Flag Hill so much, I have decided to offer a special booking package for all Flag Hill Weddings! I know, exciting right!  Now you can get an amazing package at an amazing venue with an amazing photographer! A photographer that has an amazing relationship with all bridal coordinators, and knows the in and out of the whole place, plus you may gain access to a hidden area too! How could you pass it up! 

Or maybe you are just checking out Flag Hill as a wedding venue, but you haven't been asked/asked  yet?! Check out this surprise engagement! Maybe even leave it up on a certain someones browser, to just ... stumble upon.


Below are some great shots from a handful of recent Flag Hill Weddings, you will find many months and seasons of beauty covered.   

Not only will you get six amazing hours of coverage but you also get a complimentary engagement session included! That way we can really get to know each other, practice all those awkward "how do I stand, " "where do I look" moments right out of the way! I will guide you through the entire session and again right through your wedding day photos! 

Here are some amazing examples of Flag Hill couples at their engagement sessions! Engagement sessions are scheduled in the evening time just before sunset, and these sessions are ranging in location from Newburyport,MA to Wagon Hill Farm in Durham, NH, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH and even a hidden find of the Apple Orchard in Epping, NH. 
 

Want More Info??

Send me or Christa over a message now to get all the nitty gritty on the details! Or shoot me an email below! Then make sure to get over and follow me in Instagram @AmyBrownNH and @AmyBrownNH_Life for more of my life with my little one!
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Also, go check out this blog post about how to beat the rain on your wedding day! 


Can't forget a pic of the best second shooter and wedding cordinator around! 

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As always find more of the wedding and engagement sessions on the blog! 

 

Renee + Kenney | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Wagon Hill Engagement Session

The light! The Love! The Adorable Daughter! 
Kenney and Renee were joined by their daughters at their engagement session, and sweet little Savannah just stole the moment! Wagon Hill in Durham, NH totally delivered for this gorgeous August engagement session, just check out that light! These two are so sweet, and it is so apparent from the very first moment of seeing them together, just how much Kenney loves Renee and I am totally in love with his constant efforts to make her smile and giggle.  I can not wait for their Flag Hill Winery + Distillery Wedding in September! 

Caitlyn + Jim | Surprise Engagement | Flag Hill Winery Lee, NH

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!! 

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"! [...]

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Personal | Travis Benjamin | New Hampshire Apple Blossoms

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.

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Adriana + Alvin | Portsmouth Country Club | Wedding | Greenland, NH

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! [...]

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Seacoast New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Tips For A Seamless NH Wedding Weekend! | Seacoast To White Mountain Wedding | PART TWO!

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.  [...]

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NH Wedding Photogaphy | Wedding Details | Rye, NH | Pollyanna Wedding Decor

From the detail filled barn where the cocktail hour would be held to the perfectly elegant fall decor of the tent, Pollyanna really pulled off another gorgeous wedding.
The pallet made for a perfect way to display the menu for the night, it was positioned perfectly at the entrance of the tent. Can we please also take a moment to check out that chicken coop! Amazing!
The barn served as the cocktail hour location, and was perfectly decorated with several "living room style" locations. Guests could take a moment to sit and relax with drink in hand before moving on to dance the night away in the reception tent. [...]

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New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Becky & Chris Duggan | Newfields, New Hampshire | Farm Wedding

Every inch of the barn was cleaned and spotless, the apple orchard was rid of any fallen apples and each and every tractor was spotlessly on display.  As soon as I arrived to the brides family farm I was greeted by the groom, whom was riding around on his nephews bicycle, yup, from that moment on I knew it was going to be a great day with a relaxed and amazing couple!  I immediately went over to check out the fully decorated barn and reception tent, and was instantly blown away. This wedding could have very easily been a simple and plain back yard wedding, but it was nothing of the sort. The large entry to the barn, where the cocktail hour would be held, was decorated in perfect fall fashion, with hay bails and flowers. The rafters were wrapped in adorable bulb lights, which once lit at sun down cast a romantic, country feel to the whole barn. [...]

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Rye New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Details | Rye, NH | Philbrick Farm Wedding

I love how Polly and Rhiannon did not let even one detail drop out of their sight, at the entrance of the aisle they had a doorway, the doorway not only led them to their ceremony but also their futures together. The hay bails made for simple seating for the guests while still blending with the natural scenery of the farm. Each hay bail row was flanked with a perfect hand wrapped glass bottle with assorted wildflowers, each bottle had its own individual arrangement to offset it from the next. The bottle were secured to branches with twine, connecting seamlessly with the twine of the hay bales, for a full country farm feel.  [...]

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Southern NH Wedding Photographer | Bay Bridal | Great Bay Discovery Center | Greenland, NH

This day could not have been more gorgeous, the sun was shining and the air had a perfect warmth to it, It was a perfect day to take your kids out to the local discovery center … yup. When my amazing friend agreed to go down to the Great Bay Discovery Center with me we never expected to stumble upon a dozen small children, all of whom had binoculars and one adorably cute boy also had on swim goggles ( no, before you ask, no they were not planning to swim in the bay, the goggles were simply an accessory, a neon yellow statement piece, and he wears them often, so his mother says ). Well we came around the corner to make our way to the board walk and had to walk directly thru all of the children and parents, only to then have them also turn and yup… follow us, all. the. way. After a brief pause and a few miniature onlookers broke out their binoculars to get a closer, much closer, look, they continued on their way and we had the walk to ourselves.

I swear when I came the week before to check out the location, it was as quiet as can be! [...]

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My Wedding Story | Personal

I have decided that since I send each of my brides home with a questionnaire after their wedding, that it would only be appropriate for me to actually answer the questions also! Here is a bit of insight into our day and the years leading up to it! :)

How did you meet your husband!? ( I know… does that ever get old to say? ) : I met my husband 12 ish years ago in our High School English class. We sat next to each other in the class and soon began to build a friendship, a friendship that would grow over almost a two year period before we ever came up calling each other “boyfriend” and “girlfriend.” I later learned that I had actually met him two years prior in our freshmen gym class, where he was friends with one of my really good guy friends at the time. I vaguely remember saying hello to him at one point, but that’s about it until english class. [...]

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Rustic Mason Inspiration | Personal

Is it strange that I just used up the last bit of battery juice taking photos of a mason jar in a wooden box…? No, no I didn’t think so, It is amazing how something so simple can spike alarge bit of inspiration. The mason jar sits upon my window sill above my kitchen sink and I can’t help but fall in love with it every time I look at it. I do not know if it is because I am a country girl at heart, or if it’s the way the purple flowers have wilted but still kept their strong purple color or the way the two blend so perfectly with the sturdy wheat. No matter what the reason I had to take a moment and grab my camera and my rings and shoot a few shots! I am always looking for opportunities to play and shoot my rings, I know I am biased but I just think they are beautiful. [...]

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