Category: weddings

May the Fourth be With You.

intimate wedding at the wentworth by the sea

and also with you. I learned so many wonderful things about Julie & Tom during their intimate wedding at the Wentworth By The Sea. So much of it was unspoken. The way they truly see each other when they make eye contact. They listen whole-heartedly …

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Cost vs. Value – What does cheaper really cost you?

What are you really saving if you book someone based on their monetary cost? If it seems to good to be true, that could be the case. Your wedding experience is one you hope to look back on fondly. It can be a stressful thing, planning a wedding, so you …

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Find a Photographer Who Goes Above and Beyond for You

NH Wedding and Engagement Photography

While admittedly, this post was a benefit of being a Wedding Chicks Member, I never EVER could have imagined the crazy amazing job they would do, or even the direction they would go! When they sent me the article (original post, here) I maybe sort of b …

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Just when I thought I’d seen it all!

Winter Exeter Inn Wedding

I absolutely love photographing weddings. And seeing all the fun and love and planning that you’ve been working on come to life. And a Winter Exeter Inn Wedding never disappoints. Brianne & Michael’s wedding had an element I’ve NEVER seen before. E …

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The Post-Wedding Blues: You’re Not Crazy, I Promise

Post Wedding Blues - Wedding Letdown - What to do after the wedding

I remember after our wedding I remembered thinking “What the hell did I do with myself before wedding planning?!” “What did I spend time on!?” – My bride Julia digs deep and explains some of what you might be experiencing after your wedding planning is through.

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It’s like rain on your wedding day.

NH Romantic Small Wedding at the Exeter Inn

Rain happens.  And there are many sayings about how rain on your wedding day is good luck.   While I’m not sure I’m convinced it’s good luck or not, it’s most definitely not something to let ruin your day!  It’s the rainy season her …

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The very definition of living life to it’s fullest.

Portsmouth Harbor Events Seacoast NH Wedding

Joy, joy and more joy.  Those are the three words I would use to describe Terri & Mike.  Not just their wedding, but their very essence.  We were lucky enough to meet these two at one of our favorite hangs (If you don’t already know, …

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There’s nothing like having someone who truly knows the both of you officiate your wedding.

Brookstone Park NH Fall Wedding

I’ve seen a lot of weddings at this point.  I mean a LOT.  We’re in the neighborhood of 300+ at this point.  That’s dumbfounding and humbling, for sure. That over 600 people have asked me to photograph them saying I DO.  And I’ve se …

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What three words best sum up your wedding day?

York Harbor Inn Hartley Reserve Intimate Wedding York ME

For Patty & Richard, their words were romantic, joyous, intimate.  And was it ever!   I’m also going to add in peaceful. The greatness of the ocean couldn’t compete with the greatness of their connection. The moment when th …

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When you’ve finally found the love of a lifetime.

I don’t even know where to begin with this Josiah’s Meeting House Fall Wedding.   This event was seven+ years in the making! The beautiful bride’s name is Julia. She and I have history from a time before now.  We quickly formed a fr …

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I’m so happy to have you here on my blog! My hope is that by reading through my stories you’ll quickly come to realize that I LOVE what I do! It’s the stolen glances, the moments you didn’t think I’d see – but there they are, the kisses, snuggles and connections, and maybe even some added snark and an eye roll – whatever it may be, these are the things that make you, you! And the memories I want you to have forever.