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


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Marissa + Roland | Brides to Babies | Maternity Session | Durham, NH

My favorite part about being a wedding photographer is getting the opportunity to really get to know a couple. We spend a year emailing, chatting and meeting up, making sure that when it comes to the most important day of their lives, we have all the bases covered. Once the wedding day has come I truly feel like the creeper third wheel, just wanting to hang out with them! This is why I was so elated to receive an email from a past bride, informing me that she was pregnant and wanting to do maternity photos. Um... yes! I love weddings and babies! I was so happy to know that they were doing so well during their first year of marriage and that when it came to the next most important day of their lives, that they again thought of me!  It truly is an honor to be part of, and entrusted with documenting such important pieces of peoples lives.

Thank you Marissa and Roland, it was so great to be able to spend some time with the two of you again. I truly feel honored to be able to document such an amazing time in your lives!

 

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! 

 

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


 

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! 

 

DIY Guest Book | Amy Brown Brides Create | Basic Invite

As the New Hampshire wedding season is coming to an end yet again, I like to look back at all of my beautiful weddings. This year I have noticed a common theme of D.I.Y. guest books. I love anything D.I.Y because it helps take a base black and white wedding and makes it 100% you. This year I have seen "guest hearts", "guest corks" and even "guest planks" A few years back I even had a couple with a "guest bench!" 

This got me to thinking of how else a bride could take a traditional guest book and make it special. Traditionally guest books are a simple satin covered book with lines for a guest to sign with their name and a message. After that the book makes its way home to the hope chest or book shelf and is rarely seen again! How sad! 

I do love how brides have began to make these more couple specific, but the common denominator that I have been seeing is that guests are only signing their name. This comes to be more of an attendance list that a real love message moment. I could not have been happier when the perfect solution presented itself! 

A guest book address book! 

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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

 

Michiko + Tyler | New Hampshire Fall Wedding | Flag Hill Winery | Lee, NH

 

Fall in New Hampshire. Period.

This NH wedding is 100% pure beauty and full of so much color it's amazing!   The trees at Flag Hill Winery were in their full glory for this October wedding, and we were blessed with a beautiful 65 degree day! 

Michiko and Tyler tied the knot beneath the vineyards, color filled oak trees and surrounded by so much love.  From a blissful first look with her dad, to a tear filled aisle walk to her groom, it is very apparent that Miko is deeply loved by the men in her life! 






Wonderful Vendors

Wedding + Ceremony Location | Flag Hill Winery + Distillery
DJ | Main Event - DJ Will Smith
Wedding Photographer | Amy Brown Photography
Assistant Shooter | Loreen Kelley Photography
Wedding Officiant | Janet Moriarty
Bridal Rings | Jareds The Galleria Of Jewelry
Bridal Gown | 125 Bridal  
Tux | Mens Warehouse
Bridal Hair + Make Up | Statix
Cake | Chickadee Hill
Bouquets + Boutioneers | Tigrelilly Floral Boutique



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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 

 


 

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! 

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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Michiko + Tyler | Engagement Session | Epping, NH Orchard

 

I am in love! If I could shoot engagement sessions in New Hampshire apple blossoms for the rest of my days I totally would!! I mean come on, just wait until you see these two!! In late October these two will tie the knot in a beautiful fall wedding at Flag Hill Winery & Distillery in Lee, NH. From beautiful spring blossoms to fall foliage, these two are capturing all the beautify that is New Hampshire seasons!  Flag Hill is by far one of my favorite venues, with amazing people and gorgeous scenery.  With the combination of this adorable couple and that venue it is destined to be a fabulous day!  This apple orchard session also had me thinking, how GORGEOUS would it be to have a wedding right in the pathway among the blossoms! Sign me up! 

Miko and Tyler deserve all the "awwwws" because these two are so sweet and once the session got rolling you could tell they are totally in love! Let me also tell you I  found this location while out roaming with my son, sent Miko & Tyler a text along the lines of "OMG I foung this gorgeous location let me know what you think?!" I could not have been more excited when they agreed! No matter where I go and what I am doing, my eye is constantly searching and thinking which couple would totally love it here?! 

So now that I have rambled... the photos!