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

 

Sabrina + Felix | Surprise Proposal | Flag Hill Winery Distillery

 

Have I spoke recently about how much I love, love?! I did... well okay, I still do! Proposals are quickly becoming a high favorite moment of mine, and Felix and Sabrina's surprise proposal at Flag Hill Winery and Distillery in Lee, New Hampshire is no exception! When my husband and I got engaged, we took photos of course, because even 11 years ago, selfies were a thing! But lets just say the photo... could be better! I would have loved to have the moment documented by a professional photographer to have for a lifetime! Your engagement, your wedding and your babies, three milestone moments that each deserve special attention. 

I was contacted by Felix about a month before the special day, which was also the weekend of their six year anniversary, so sweet! In that month we tossed around locations, times and plans. Felix settled upon Flag Hill Winery once knowing not only how gorgeous it was, but also how the two could really make a special date out of the outing. Wine tasting, surprise proposal, strolling hand in hand among the vines. Perfect night out! 

The day of the proposal could not have been a more beautiful day full of blue sky, and huge smiles!


Thank you so much Felix for allowing me to be a part of such a special day in you and Sabrina's lives! It was truly and honor! Sabrina congratulations on catching yourself a true gentlemen! 

 

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! 

 

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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Burying The Bourbon | Southern Tradition | Chasing Away The Rain

 
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There is an old southern folklore that says if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married it won't rain on their wedding day. The tradition states that this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full, and it must be buried upside down! The bottle should be dug up post-ceremony and enjoyed with the bridal party, so really this is a winning idea no matter the outcome! 

Now hustle on over to Flag Hill, beg and plead that you can "borrow" a bit of their woods line, and get yourself a bottle of bourbon! 

 

Beautiful Details | Invitation

 

It is no lie that I absolutely love my details time during the wedding day. I get to sit down and play with your beautiful dress and gorgeous jewelry,  what is not to love?! A key part of bringing your day full circle when it comes to documentation is incorporating your invitation with your details. When you stop and think about it, this is the first thing your guests see, it sets the stage for your day before they even arrive! In the off season I love to check out all the beautiful options that my brides are given while searching for invitations. I came upon Basic Invite and, fell in love with their quality cards, and awesome new designs! Check out below two of my favorites, clean and real wood invites! 

Yes CLEAR and WOOD! How fun right! Also even better, the fact that they are not through the roof in cost! 

 

I love how both the wood grain and clear acrylic can go from rustic to chic simply with how you choose to style the rest of your day. Pair either with a beautiful vineyard wedding or backyard farm gathering, and perfection! 

Check out Basic Invite for more gorgeous invitations, and don't forget to save an clean invitation suite for me on your wedding day! Better yet, mail me one! 

 

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

 

Renee + Kenney | New Hamphire Wedding | Flag Hill Winery + Distillery

 

Not even the chance of rain could bring these two down off of cloud nine! Thankfully the rain skirted right around us at Flag Hill Winery, never even spitting a drop, and the wedding day went off without a hitch!

From the very first moment that I met Kenny at the couples engagement session, I could tell just how much he truly loved every ounce of Renee, when he said "whatever you would like", he truly meant it! This love became even more apparent to me as this wedding day unfolded. 

From the sweet moments of their first kiss, to the aw stricken reaction as Renee walked down the aisle, these two are so in love.

Their beautiful little Ms. Savannah may or may not have tried to walk away with the show, and possibly a lantern, mid ceremony, but man wait until you see how stinkin cute she was while doing it! 






Amazing Vendors

Venue  | Flag Hill Distillery + Winery
Photograhper | Amy Brown Photography
Assistant Photographer | Trayce Gregorie Photography
Bridal Gown | Precious Memories
DJ | 617 Productions
Bride + Groom Rings | EB Horn
Florals | Tiger Lilies 

 


 

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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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


 

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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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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New Hampshire Wedding Photography | Tips For A Seamless Wedding Weekend! | Seacoast To White Mountain Weddings

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!

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!  [...]

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