Sandra + Michael | Wedding | Flag Hill Distillery + Winery | Lee, NH

 
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Rain before and rain after, yet not a single drop on this gorgeous Flag Hill Winery and Distillery wedding day! Sandra and Michael's New Hampshire wedding day could not have been more perfect, if it were hand picked! 

Twenty one person bridal party... twenty one! This was by far the largest wedding party that I have been honored to photograph, and they were amazing! Now as any of my couples can attest too, I speak a lot ahead of time that I like to help ensure that a wedding day runs as smooth as possible, and with that avoid any "herding of cats." Yes... let twenty one cats out and then try to wrangle them back together, look in one direction, smile, and don't blink! That is often how large bridal party portraits and family portraits can feel like, but not this group! Everyone was so cooperative and genuinely sweet and loving to their friends the bride and groom. ( You have a great group Sandra and Michael! ) 


Thank you Sandra and Michael for the honor of being your wedding photographer, you two are so genuinely sweet and your bridal party was so welcoming and friendly! If I ever had to handpick a massive bridal party, I would deffinetly choose your friends agani and again! 


Wonderful Vendors

Wedding + Ceremony Location | Flag Hill Winery + Distillery
DJ | A Main Event - Matt Perez
Wedding Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
Wedding Officiant | Kelsey Smith
Bridal Rings | Zales
Bridal Gown | Modern Bride
Tux | George's Apparel
Bridal Hair | Timeless Salon + Spa
Bridal Make-Up | Joya Beauty

Cupcakes | Benson's Bakery 
Bouquets + Boutioneers | Creative Gardens



 
 
 

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Sandra + Michael | Engagement Session | Wagon Hill | Durham, NH

 

The answer is yes. Any time a couple asks, " Can we bring our dog?" Yes. Absolutely!

Gatlin is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever come across, totally laid back, zero bark and 100% love!  I also do believe that he was completely up for an engagement session tag along at an amazing open field location of Wagon Hill! Talk about open spaces to run! 

Okay so back to the real reason we were at Wagon Hill, an engagement session for the ever so adorable in love, mom and dad of Gatlin.. I mean Sandra and Michael! It only ten short days I will be documenting these two declare their love to each other at their Flag Hill Winery wedding! Ten Days Y'all! I can not wait, these two are so sweet and so in love!

 
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Jocelyne + Cody | Engagement Session | Wagon Hill

 

Nearly six month to the day and these two will be tying the knot and dancing into their future at Rivermill at Dover Landing! I love when couples choose different seasons than that of their wedding for their engagement session and as these two will wed in fall, a spring session seemed very fitting! The seasons in New Hampshire are to beautiful to skip over!

It really doesn't seem to matter the time of year or the season that we are in, for ever time I visit Wagon Hill in Durham, NH I am always falling in love with every bit of its acres! Early in the New Hampshire spring season trees are still bare of foliage, and with that, the sun can pop so beautifully out from behind them. The glow, oh the glow! Wagon Hill + New Hampshire Wedding Photographer + The Glow! = Bliss! 


 

 

After The Wedding Must Have | Album | Amy Brown Bride

 

Months and months of your time goes into planning for your beautiful New Hampshire wedding, and now the day has come and you are officially MARRIED! Now what?! .... Now you need to preserve those beautiful images!

If you are an Amy Brown Bride then I know that you will already have all of your gorgeous images safely on an online album for you to share forever, but lets be real, there is just something special about holding an item in your hands. Nooks and tablets of all kinds may be taking over, but you wont see libraries closing down anytime soon... why? Because physical items matter, and there is a special feeling to holding a book, or a wedding album in your hands. 

This is why I suggest that all my couples order an heirloom album, these albums will not separate or fall apart with time, these albums, like your marriage, will hold true and solid. Each thick page  displays your love on classically beautiful lay flat binding allowing for full panoramic images. 

Albums can be ordered in many size combinations, but the classic options being  8x8 , 10x10 and 12x12.

Cover options range from many shades of linen to leather. One of my favorite cover options, is the distressed leather, it arrives with the presence of already being wrapped in history, just like your relationship. 

Each album also arrives in a linen keepsake box, for safe storage at home and in travel. 
 


The above album is:
 8x8 square
Leather bound in Distressed Timber
20 Pages holding 40 Images


 

Seacoast New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | 2017 Wrap Up

 

One of the best things about being a New Hampshire wedding photographer is watching the beauty of the seasons change from one session to the next. Couples engagement session can be scheduled any time from contract to wedding month, and I always love looking back and comparing the seasons between the two.

How beautiful is it to have full NH fall colors in an engagement session and then full summer greenery come wedding day, or beautiful apple blossoms in late spring to the gorgeous golden oak trees at an autumn wedding.

New Hampshire really does spoil us with the beauty of seasons. 





Full Engagement Session   |   Full Wedding

Keep an eye out for this gorgeous wedding in
New Hampshire Magazine's BRIDE


Side note: Sign me up for more surprise engagements! Loooove!!


Thank you to all the amazing couples that have entrusted me with documenting their most important day, it means the world to me and I enjoy every moment! 

 

Colleen + Adam | Engagement Session | Wagon Hill | Durham, NH

 

Adam and Colleen are super sweet, and when I met them at Flag Hill Winery for our initial meeting and found out that they had only been engaged less than a month, I knew we were a fit! I mean talk about efficient!! Efficient, and gorgeous, I mean look at Colleens GORGEOUS hair! Hair like that combined with the gorgeous fall foliage is what NH wedding photographers dream of! 

I then found out that they were about to fly off on a two week trip around England, to spend time will all of Adams family there, and that is when I asked if possibly I could fit in their luggage, I mean everyone needs a traveling family photographer right!? Anyone who knows me, knows I have a slight obsession with everything England, it may even be a bit unhealthy... but hey i'm in love! 

We met up just shy of one year to their wedding date, for their engagement session at Wagon Hill, in Durham, NH. The grounds are stunning and the fact that we were bouncing around ten other photographers was no surprise. They even brought along a little extra love with a brown nose, and four legs, just wait until you see him! 
 

Colleen and Adam I am honored that you have chosen me to document your gorgeous wedding day at Flag Hill Winery, it is going to be a beautiful day! It was great to also be able to meet your little furry baby Porter, he really was so well behaved and the best! 


Engagement Location |  Wagon Hill Farm
Wedding Location | Flag Hill Winery + Distillery

 

Meaghan + Talon | New Hampshire Outdoor Wedding | Flag Hill Distillery + Winery

 

The weather was a perfect 75 degrees, the sun was shining and the vines at Flag Hill Winery + Distillery, Lee, NH were in their full bloom glory, this day was destined to be gorgeous! The bride and all the special women in her family were all preparing while sipping champagne at The Wingate Salon and Spa in Stratham, NH But... before we get to all the beautiful photos and sweet love story can we rewind it back ten days. 

Not even two weeks prior to the wedding day and the bride is in emergency surgery to remove her appendix, then one day before her wedding, just prior to her rehearsal, shes teaching a cycle class! Girl what?! She then continues the wedding day by dancing the night away! 

So really and truly the fact that they met at a gym, and Talon fell in love while being razzed by the ever so sweet bride for not keeping up with her and then that Talon popped the question while the two were on a 6:30 am run while on vacation in St. Croix should come as no surprise because umm beast mode! And yes I said on vacation ... and run .... and 6:30 AM all in one sentence. 

Then after the excitement of the proposal wore down a bit .... they finished their (way to early) run with burpees and squats. hese two get it done! 

Wondering where Talon was keeping the ring... nope not the pocket.... his shoe. Yep that's love, running with a "rock" in your shoe to start and then putting a foot sweat ring on your finger. xoxo

Now for the pretty day!  

Meaghan + Talon thank you so much for the opportunity to document your beautiful day! It was truly a beautiful day full of so much love and fun! 


Amazing Vendors From The Day

Wedding Ceremony + Reception | Flag Hill Distillery + Winery
Wedding Planner | Christa Phaneuf
Wedding Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
Assistant Photographer | Loreen Kelley Photography
Wedding Flowers | Fruition Flowers
DJ | DJ Shyne ECF Entertainment 
Bridal Gown | Madeleines Daughter
Bride + Groom Rings | Gold Rush
Bride + Maids Jewelry | Luxa Jewelry  
Wedding Officiant | Loving Uncle Don Bulens

 

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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Tips For Better Wedding Photos | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

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?! [...]

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Lauren + Mike | New Hampshire Farm Wedding | Epping, NH

 
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It was a perfectly sunny New Hampshire July day, when they gathered among the peach trees and blueberry bushes in front of loving family, friends and a horse or two, and took the vow to care for each others heart as one. 

It sounds straight out of a love story right?! Well it pretty much was! The bride and groom actually had their first date in Kindergarten, be it was only for cheese and crackers at the snack table, but per the maid of honors speech the bride was smitten from second grade on. 

I would imagine the planning process to get nearly a dozen friends on a ferry out to the Isles of Shoals for a surprise engagement is quite tedious. Never mind the fact that one friend actually missed said ferry and had to stay incognito as she hid just feet from the couple on the later ferry trip. Once they finally docked, and made their way on to the island, Mike dropped to one knee and with all their friends watching he asked Lauren to be his forever wife.

Awwww!

Now hours and hours and hours of planning later here we are at the quintessential New Hampshire farm wedding. The grounds were transformed from a deeply loved backyard farm to a beautiful wedding venue. The bride began her day with her ladies at her family home while the groom did the same with his men, the two did not meet until they came face to face down the aisle. 


Amazing Vendors Involved In This Beautiful Day

Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
Assistant Photographer | Loreen Kelley Photography
Venue | White Gate Farm - Epping, NH
DJ | New England Event DJ
Wedding Officiant | Ryan Joyce
Floral | Tiger Lilie's
Wedding Gown | Madeleine's Daughter
Grooms Suit | Calvin Klein
Brides Bridal Set | Bellman's Jewelers
Reception Tent + Tables | Exeter Rent All
Catering | The Common Man


 

Marissa + Roland | New Hampshire Vineyard Wedding | Flag Hill Distillery + Winery

 

Marissa and Roland are married! The two tied the knot at the ever so beautiful Flag Hill Winery and Distillery in Lee, NH.  Flag Hill is one of my favorite locations to shoot at, not only are the grounds beautiful, being NH's largest vineyard, but the people are some of the best to work with! Christa and Maddie and their entire team are top notch!

The moment I walked into Marissa's bridal suite in Durham, New Hampshire I was welcomed by a cool, calm and collected bride while each of her maids and mama casually lounged, chatting away. From that point on I knew this was going to be a great day! Marissa and Roland have been extremely sweet from the moment that I met them at Flag Hill Winery , and I was elated when they choose me to document their love filled day. 

Bliss Studio from Dover, NH did a stunning job on Marissa's hair and make-up and were so amazing by coming right to the brides side to insure a stress free morning

Make sure to check for the shot of the handwritten letter and beautiful gift that Roland gave his bride the morning of their wedding, earrings that are sure to be treasured for a lifetime. 







Amazing Vendors Involved In This Beautiful Day

Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
Assistant Photographer | Loreen Kelley Photography
Venue | Flag Hill Winery + Distllery
DJ | A Goodtime DJ's
Officiant | Kelsey Smith
Hair + Make Up | Bliss Studio
Floral | Creative Garden
Wedding Gown | Madeleine's Daughter
Brides Bridal Set | Belden Jewelers
 

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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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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! [...]

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