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"! [...]
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
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
I am so excited to share some beautiful design images with you all! I have been working with an amazing designer. I have created a pinterest board for her and this is what she has created from my words, and favorite images, and it could not be any more perfect! I am a family & wedding photographer as you know, so I wanted to make sure that above all my logo was clean and elegant, but I did not want it to lack a cute country flare. [...] Read More
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. Read More
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. [...]
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. [...] Read More
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. [...] Read More
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! [...] Read More
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. [...] Read More
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. [...] Read More