On Saturday, I spent a couple hours with Matthew and Jacob, two twin brothers who are Seniors in the Class of 2013 at Sanborn Regional High School. While they were a couple of serious guys, I did get a “hint” of an occasional smile from these guys. We had a great time and enjoyed some nice scenery in the park…sort of the calm before the Sandy “Franken-Storm” !
On Friday, I spent the afternoon with Josh and Marissa, photographing their wedding and reception at Atkinson Country Club. What a beautiful day sunny and a beautiful venue for their fall wedding. They chose fall colors to compliment the season, and the low sun added to the warm colors of the afternoon. The weather was a bit brisk but all survived the wedding then headed indoors for the reception. Marissa used some of her engagement pictures we took to make centerpieces for the table, but she hated to admit she got the idea from…um…Martha Stewart!
Meanwhile, the guys were already dressed and ready to show off their unique addition to the traditional wedding attire…CONS!
JOSH and MARISSA:
What a great evening! I enjoyed sharing your wedding with you guys and capturing some wonderful images for you.
- Venue: Atkinson Country Club
- Officiant: John (Friend of Josh’s Family)
- Cake: Who You Callin’ Cupcake?
- Flowers: Freshwater Farms
Thanks to Lauren for her assistance.
Today, I spent time with Sam and Lindsay, shooting some images to celebrate their engagement. They are a great couple and they are so compatible. This was especially special for me because…well…Lindsay is my daughter. I’m so happy for her and I like Sam, who’s been a great influence and companion for her. So we spent some time in the woods around the house getting some wonderful shots. Of course, we had to mix in a shot or two with one of Sam’s “toys”!
Congratulations to you both. I have to say this was my most favorite engagement session…call that a biased opinion…but I really enjoyed capturing some great images of the two of you.
On Friday, I spent a few hours with Corie, Nichole and their family at an ocean-front home in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. They had planned on a small ceremony with family and the ocean as the backdrop. Unfortunately, mother nature chose not to cooperate and the day was windy and rainy. At the last minute, when it was apparent that the outside wedding wasn’t going to happen, they improvised and held the ceremony on the back enclosed patio of the home. Nichole had spent time decorating carnival-style masks that were planned to add a different wrinkle to the standard wedding theme. In the end, the ceremony went off without a hitch, even in close quarters and we ended up with a few minutes without rain so we could capture a few images of Corie and Nichole by the ocean.
One of my smallest but most interesting weddings…what a fun time…thanks guys!
On Saturday, Kris and Kim were married in a beautiful spot…on the shores of Newfound Lake, NH. They had a special family member at their service also…their dog, Layla. The Inn at Newfound Lake offered a great setting for the ceremony and reception; a beach service and a reception in their grand barn, closing with a great fireworks display…all put on by the inn. We captured some great images and I had a great time with Kris, Kim and their friends and family…what a fun group they were!
Meanwhile, Kim and the Girls Prepare:
Kris and Kim chose to see each other before the wedding which gave us the opportunity to capture Kris’s “First Look” of Kim in her dress.
The Wedding Party:
What a great day guys…beautiful day and beautiful venue. You guys did it right!
I enjoyed spending the afternoon and evening with you and was really happy with the great images I was able to capture for you of your special day.
- Venue: The Inn at Newfound Lake
- Guitarist: Steve Organek
- Flowers: Lotus Floral Designs
- Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastires
- DJ: Get Down Tonight Entertainment (Chris)
Josh and Marissa spend a lot of time in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They like the town and they particularly like the Strawbery Banke Museum. It was therefore especially fitting for us to shoot their engagement pictures in Portsmouth. We chose to start out in Prescott Park then worked are way into the side streets that offered some fantastic architecture. These older buildings have so much character and I love shooting in Portsmouth for that reason.
I’m looking forward to the wedding in October guys…thanks for allowing me another great afternoon in Portsmouth and I enjoyed our time together!
I met with Kris and Kim (and Layla) in Wolfeboro this week to shoot their engagement. They met in at Camp Carefree nearby and visit this beautiful town on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee every chance they can. On this day, we met at a small, lake side park right in town. It was late in the day so the sun cast a warm tone that you can see in many images below. They brought along their dog, Layla, who seemed to take the whole thing in stride and actually provided some great poses!
What a beautiful evening…I’m glad we found a great spot for images. I had a good time guys, see you in a couple of weeks for your wedding!
While the rain was threatening, it never materialized, allowing for a nice, modest wedding at the East Parish Meeting House in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This church was once attended by famous Haverhill poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Unfortunately it has been abandoned as a place of worship until a few years ago, and recently was approved by Massachusetts to be nominated for placement in the National Historic Register. The church is currently used for gatherings and weddings. Interestingly enough, the church has no power, however big side windows produce nice lighting inside. We had planned to shoot the wedding then head to another location for some images of Ryan and Erin, however Ryan injured his knee and is still recovering, so we stayed at the church and found some nice opportunities for images without asking Ryan to move around too much. It turned out to be a nice afternoon that Ryan and Erin shares with family and close friends.
I enjoyed working with you guys and seeing this historical church you chose for your wedding!
On Saturday, I shared a special day with a great couple, Isaac and Amanda. The day was hot and humid and I could tell that poor Amanda was feeling the heat. Their kids were part of the ceremony and did a great job participating…even carrying the “Just Married” sign as the whole family left the ceremony! The rain kept us inside for most pictures, however we did escape to the Franklin Pierce Homestead just up the road for some shots of Isaac and Amanda. The candy bar was a hit with everyone as were the cupcakes and all the great food…there was certainly no reason for anyone to leave hungry!
AMANDA GETTING READY
MEANWHILE, ISAAC GETS READY
THE NEWLYWEDS ALONE
Congratulations to a great couple. You’ve got a beautiful family and a lot of great friends.
Thanks for sharing your special day with me. I’m glad I could capture it for future memories for you.
Best of luck to you both.
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of revisiting Bittersweet Farm in Westport, Massachusetts. I really like this venue; they have a nice gazebo where the ceremonies are held outside…that is, when there isn’t the threat of rain. While it hadn’t rained yet, it was very humid and the threat seemed imminent, so the decision was made to move the ceremony and all the guests…some 170 of them, inside. While this made for particularly tight quarters for the ceremony, it did provide those in the balcony overlooking the dance floor…er…ceremony, a great “birds eye” view of the proceedings. It was clear that Tim and Pam have many wonderful friends who wanted to share this joyous occasion with them. So we made the most of the circumstances and Tim and Pam had a wonderful wedding…and it did finally rain…just a little.
Many of the details were handmade, so they held special meaning to Tim and Pam.
PAM GETTING READY
MEANWHILE, TIM AND THE BOYS HAVE SOME FUN
So…Tim and Pam wanted to stick with tradition and not see each other before the wedding, but, they just couldn’t stay away from each other. So, with the help of a (pink??) blindfold and a cleverly placed hand over the eyes, they were able to meet before the ceremony without spoiling the tradition. It was really cool and they had fun with it.
What a great wedding, in spite of the weather (or threat of it at least!). I had a great time guys and I’m so glad you chose to share it with me and allow me to capture it for you.
PS: Thanks to Walter who was a great help!