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Chris & Crystin say I DO – Hampton NH Victoria Inn Spring Wedding

Sometimes words aren’t enough but there was no shortage of emotion for Chris and Crystin at their Victoria Inn Hampton, NH Wedding. My wife and I have had the privilege of knowing Chris for over a decade. Always ready for a good hug, a great beer, and adventure and a laugh, running into him on purpose or accidentally was the bright spot in any day. A few years back he reconnected with Crystin. Their parents

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You’re My Pic(nic) – NH Summer Engagement Session

This Wagon Hill Engagement Session was the epitome of New Hampshire summertime. From start to finish, the engagement session was pure magic: fields of gorgeous flowers, classic, casual outfits, soft skies, the best lighting and a champagne picnic! It really couldn’t have been any better for Lizzy and Dave. In quiet moments of comfortable love, you could see them both glowing. They were relaxed, playful and enjoying every moment together. Even their sweet Shepard was

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Simple By The Sea – A NH Elopement

Sometimes the simplicity of an elopement seems to slow time. Without the gathering of a crowd or the hustle of a schedule, every step of a micro-wedding feels more intentional, every look is more intimate. This St. Andrews by the Sea NH elopement for Carlos and Lauren was no exception. In attendance: the couple, the chaplain, the harpist, and me! My personal love for elopments stems from an appreciation of the intimacy and in knowing

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Cake on the Cliffs – An Ogunquit Maine Elopement

What does it take to have a memorable elopement in Ogunquit, Maine? A couple in love. An officiant. Two witnesses. One dog. And, of course, cake! It was a sunny, fall day when this sweet micro-wedding took place right by the ocean on Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine. Though rocky cliffs by the ocean may not be the first place you think of for a fall wedding, this couple really made it work (and it

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Falling For You – NH LGBTQ Engagement Session

The leaves had just begun to turn in New Hampshire as we explored the Albany Covered Bridge and the Lower Fall on the Kancamangus for this cozy LGBTQ engagement session. We were trying for sunset, but the perfectly moody clouds had a different idea. They brought all the atmosphere you could need though. With all the genuine, playful, ‘I’ve found my person’ emanating from each of them, I could have hung out with these two

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Big Sister + Baby S! NH LGBTQ Newborn + Family Photos

Sisters are a baby’s best friend. That’s how the quote goes, right? 😉 For Baby S, in our NH LGBTQ Newborn + Family Photo session, it certainly looks like it will be the case! From couch snuggles to soothing giggles, big sister was there interested, attentive, and full of love. Forehead kisses? Check! Family hugs? Check! Helping her mamas? Check! Her sweet little glances at her brother brought me back to my early days as

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Nubble Light Surprise Proposal – Maine Proposal Photos

Three things about a Nubble Light Surprise Proposal that are impossible to replicate:  The genuine shock of a surprise proposal when the one you love drops down on one knee and you realize what’s happening.  The pure joy (and relief) that emanates from you as a couple when the answer is YES! The gorgeous Engagement Session images we create after that capture every confused, excited, happy moment in all it’s newness! On this sunny August

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A Sunset and a Stroll – NH LGBTQ engagement session

The joy was palpable and the light was magic in this LGBTQ engagement session. What more could you ask for in an engagement session? A champagne toast, of course! From beginning to end, every moment of this session was wrapped in the warmest feelings of comfort and celebration. While it’s tempting to give credit to the setting (and in this case, Hampton Beach, NH did not disappoint), it’s usually the connection between a couple that

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10 Best Small Wedding Venues in New Hampshire & Nearby – LGBTQ-Friendly

New Hampshire is a great place for a unique, meaningful small wedding. The scenery is perfect for an outdoor ceremony, and there are plenty of venues that have options for indoor ceremonies and receptions as well. From historic locations to scenic waterfronts, New Hampshire’s small wedding venues have everything you’re looking for. As a NH wedding photographer who LOVES small weddings, couples often ask me for recommendations for small wedding venues in New Hampshire for

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Abby + Nick: Bull Meadow Barn Fall Wedding – Concord, NH

When I say “fall wedding” I mean you’re going to FALL for this Bull Meadow Barn Fall Wedding ♥️ The warm-colored velvet dresses? Holy sh*t. The brown suits and bowties? Yes, please. The perfectly behaved pups? Wait – what!? They have monogrammed bandanas too? Ok, just – can it get any better? Well, all that magic doesn’t even begin to hold a candle to Abby + Nick. Not only did they look smashing for their

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