I just went shopping and heard holiday music! Yikes, I can’t believe it is already the forth week of November. I just wanted to write a quick note to anyone who is planning a 2016 wedding. Did you know that 26% of engagements happen during Nov. and Dec.? It’s true, we are usually completely booked for the season by Feb. and popular dates/holidays go even faster.
26% of engagements happen during November and DecemberI highly encourage anyone who is planning a 2016 wedding to set the goal of booking your photographer (even if it’s not me) by the end of Nov. The reality is that the pool of reputable and talented photographers just gets smaller as the months go on…
So don’t wait, get in touch!
John and I took a little road trip this weekend to upstate wine country, Geneva New York. It was just about the most beautiful time of the year to drive through New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. As much as we like to photograph in familiar areas, it is very refreshing to go to a place completely new to both of us. John and I were like kids in a candy shop, just super excited to photograph all these new sites.
Laura and Josh are both wonderful and warm individuals. Laura grew up in Geneva, NY and Josh grew up in Laconia, NH. I met Josh three years ago when he officiated his friend’s wedding that I was photographing in Bristol, NH. Josh met Laura around the same time in North Carolina. It seems like these two were destined for each other. It was an honor to photograph this couple – congratulations Laura and Josh!
They say ‘a family that plays together stays together.’ So true, isn’t it. What about when two families that play together have kids that marry each other? That’s what Heather and Mike’s wedding felt like. These two families sure know how to enjoy life! The beautiful Camp Takodah in Richmond, NH was filled with joy as Heather and Mike celebrated their marriage with friends and family. I can’t say enough how much of a pleasure it is to photograph joy! Thank you, Heather and Mike. And thanks to Firefly’s BBQ and Premier Bartending and Beverage Service for keeping everyone fed and warm on this chilly fall evening.
There is just nothing like a Fall wedding in New Hampshire! Kayla and Ethan had a short and sweet ceremony at Staple Rock in Woodstock and a fun and playful reception at a Woodstock campground. Greg from NRG Entertainment kept the dance floor hopping all night.
Every wedding I’ve ever been to has been great, but I’ve started to realize that the ones I photograph are better than great. All I can come up with is that really cool couples hire me. Molly and Josh are beyond really cool, they are spectacular human beings whose wedding filled the air with joy at Moody Mountain Farm.
Molly and Josh are genuine and intentional people who crafted a heartfelt ceremony including poems by Gary Snyder and Rumi, and immaculate details that created a homey elegance to the farm. This is wedding that I will forever remember how it felt to be there every time I look at these photos.
Congratulations Molly and Josh!!
Driving west from the mountains toward Vermont I’m noticing how pastoral the land becomes. The mountains turn to rolling hills and the grey granite turns to lush green fields. What a beautiful place to photograph. Lily and Austin gave me a great excuse to appreciate the lushness of the Connecticut River Valley as I drove to Plainfield NH for their wedding.
The co-pastors of Meriden Congregational Church have known Lily for 20 years, the longest they have every known anyone who’s wedding they’ve officiated. That connection was palpable in the deeply personal ceremony. I think we were all especially moved by Austin’s sister’s reading of the velveteen rabbit. What a lovely metaphor being “real” is to love.
And then their was the reception at Lily’s childhood home. I love when people are married in personal locations because it increases the emotional value of the place captured in the photos. This place was carefully crafted and impeccably decorated. There is so much love present in this home!
As you may have guessed, this was a great wedding and I trust the marriage will be even greater. Congratulations Lily and Austin.
There are two things that make great wedding photos: Light and Love. Light is our job and love is our client’s job. Cory and Sarah did a fantastic job. Their love was a joy to witness. My job of managing light was incredibly enjoyable because of the amazing natural light that shone down on the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont. Light like this simply doesn’t happen everyday. With beautiful love and beautiful light, this wedding was a photographer’s dream – Thank you Cory and Sarah! And thank you to DJ Evan Foley or El Folio Entertainment and videography by Sean Mitchell of Press Play Studios.
All weddings are memorable but this one was pretty much incredible. There were many things that made this wedding special, such as the grooms tux with tails, top hat and cane or the brides consistent smile no matter what, but what was most memorable was the grooms speech. I’ve heard a lot of incredible speeches but I’ve never heard anything like this one. It was like a ballad of comedy and heart, delivered perfectly. This was a wedding I will never forget.
One thing I love about photographing weddings is that I get to see new places all the time. Heather and Mike invited me up to their summer home in the hills of Thornton, NH. I had no idea this little gem of a location existed! Just look at these views. Can’t wait for their wedding in October in Richmond.