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On the very first day of this year we had the pleasure of capturing the love and emotion of Brian & Kate’s New Year’s Day wedding at the Chase House in Meredith, NH. The Chase House is part of the Common Man family of restaurants and Inns and for atmosphere and wonderful food, you pretty much can’t go wrong with the Common Man. It sits right next to the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, in full view of Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a great time photographing Brian & Kate’s “First Look,” which took us around Mill Falls’ charming New England lake town byways.

Their day was intimate and cozy and full of the love of family and friends. Brian and Kate have a beautiful little girl named Syndey and it was wonderful to see her share their happy day. In fact, as you will see, there was no shortage of adorable kids. We were we more than happy to record their steady stream of cuteness! Congratulations guys….we wish you a forever of happiness!

 

Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography
Lakes Region of New Hampshire wedding photography

 

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Little Ze-ze
So I’ve heard about this for a long, long time. Yep, your kids grow up. Fast. I remember taking a road trip with my little girl, Lindsey (or ze-ze, as we used to call her), probably a year or so after this photo to the left was taken. We drove all the way to Arkansas, just her and I. We talked, listened to some great driving music and sang. She would make up her own little songs about all the things she saw along the way. Once, just outside of Nashville, she hid behind one of the seats of our Chevy Astro while I was pumping gas. Nearly gave me a heart attack! Looking back on her childhood, I don’t remember nearly as much as I wish I did…and sometimes I think I should’ve cherished every minute with her just a bit more than I sometimes think I did. But I do know that for as much as I love her now, every single one of those minutes counted.

So my little girl is getting married now. It’s pretty surreal. And it’s all true. You blink your eyes a couple times and your kids grow up. Of course, while it’s happening, you barely notice it. But then, from up ahead a milestone rolls around a bend in the road, mows you over and you realize you’ve been beamed twenty years into the future. And the future is now! My little Ze-ze has turned into a beautiful young woman, and just like when we trekked halfway across the country—a young dad and his 4 year old co-pilot—I still thoroughly enjoy her company, and friendship. She’s got a great head on her shoulders, she’s a pretty well-traveled young lady and she’s thrown-in with a new travel companion who I believe will share her enthusiasm for what lies up around the bend and take good care of her.

What do you do when you’re a photographer and your little girl gets engaged? You capture some of the most meaningful images of your career. Taylor and I spent the day in Boston with Lindsey and her Fiancée, Jalum, happily engaged in their engagement session. I’d like to thank Taylor, who took many of these photos, for helping me capture my first child’s “lift off.” Ze-Ze <ahem> Lindsey, and Jalum’s, big adventure will commence on Saturday, June 18th, 2011

 

 

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  • June 29, 2011 - 5:01 am

    theresa sprague - These pictures are incredible! Both Lindsey and Jalum are truly a joy to know.ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    Jessica Gatling - OMG!!!! Lindsey, you look so great! You are gonna make such a cute couple!!! I can’t wait to see pics of the wedding!!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    Andrea - These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I only had the opportunity to hang out with Lindsey at Heidi and Kevin’s wedding, but we had such a blast. Congrats to her on the engagement…judging by the pictures, it looks like they are great together.ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Robin - You never cease to amaze me. These are incredible photos capturing yet another moment gone by. Here’s to many more beautiful photos ahead for them!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    Marsha - These are amazing photos–as always! But to capture your daughter and her future husband had to be incredible, surreal, emotional, etc. What a wonderful job you did, and I hope you all had so much fun in Boston with your engagement pics. Awesome pics for sure.ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 11:30 am

    karen kaeble - Wicked awesome!!
    Congrats Jalum and Lindsey. the best to both of you always :)
    Enjoy the journey and grow old together!!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 7:21 am

    meg - Amazing! I’m speechless!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2011 - 12:29 am

    Eric McCallister - Congratulations, and what a wonderful collection of images!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:19 pm

    Kelli - Wow! These are great! I can’t believe our little Lindsey is so grown up, and Jalum, welcome to the family, we love you already.Beautiful shots, as always, K & T.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Shanon - Superb pics, as always! I too teared up reading the intro…what a fantastic experience to share with your little girl…and yes, don’t worry, she will always be your little girl! :) And the shot with the pigeons…AMAZING!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Heidi & Kevin - Woohoo! We were so excited to see these… Loved every single one.. Just can’t say it enough. You have a beautiful daughter, inside and out. (Oh yeah, and Jalum – You’re pretty too.) :)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Jalum & Lindsey - The tears were streaming down my cheeks onto the computer as I tried to read. This most definitely tops our list of best things done as a couple. Not only did we get to spend time with people who mean the world to us, but we have amazing images to show for it. Thank you two so much! I can see why people love you two as photographers, you’re fun to work with and your pictures are amazing. Thank you for making it so meaningful.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Halli King - All I can say is we will fly you and Taylor ANYWHERE when our girls get married to take their pictures. These were the most beautiful shots guys, job well done!! Kerry, how did you take any w/out tears getting in the way!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Jessica - Yes, I had trouble holding back the tears as well. These are absolutley fabulous and the writing is beautiful too. Together you have created something wonderful for “Ze-Ze” to cherish forever. BTW-LOVE the Orpheum sign…what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Chelsea - You guys really outdid yourselves. My favorite yet- and with one of my best friends. :) And Kerry’s story made me cry…ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:31 am

    Spring - I LOVE these!!!!! That girl of yours is fantastic and I love her and her beautiful smile! :)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 9:21 am

    robin campbell - Your expression of love for your daughter and joy for her and Jalum brought tears to my eyes. The photos are beautiful. :)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Deb - As much as I love your wedding shoots, I must say that this is one of my favorites. Maybe because it’s so much more personal for you guys than most. I had to fight not to tear up reading your intro – something I’m guessing you were unable to do as you wrote it. You have a lot to be proud of! Seriously, I could see some of these photos in a boston magazine…you should look into that. :-)ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2011 - 5:37 am

    yaya - Awww…so beautiful…and quirky; just what I would expect of you guys and…”them guys”!!!ReplyCancel

Birch Blaze Studios featured in Seacoast Bride Magazine!
Back in July we had the pleasure of taking part in a bridal shoot with Kate Parker and her crew from Prepare to Wed along with a host of New England wedding professionals. The event took place at Harbour Place on the happenin’ Portsmouth, New Hampshire waterfront. We’ll share our favorites from the shoot in an upcoming blog post, complete with the lowdown on our awesome couple and design team, but for now we really just wanted to share our excitement for our images from the shoot being featured in the 2011 edition of Seacoast Bride magazine! There were 6 teams, each with their own photographers, and it was amazing to see everyone working together to make it happen. We’d like to send out a special thanks to Kate Parker for including us, and Seacoast Bride for devoting precious space in their great publication!

 

 

Birch Blaze's images from the Kate Parker Portsmouth, NH Bridal Shoot

 

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  • May 26, 2013 - 12:57 am

    Anne M. Marshall ~ Anne's Floral & Gifts - Hi, This was a really pretty photoshoot. Thank you, AnneReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - How cool! Can’t wait to see the blog post on all these pictures! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2011 - 10:16 pm

    Shawn - Get out!! You guys are famous! Will you still talk to me at the meetings?? Seriously, congratulations! You both deserve it.ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    Deb - Published photographers…that’s so awesome! You guys have a lot to be proud of. I can’t wait to see what you do next!ReplyCancel

“And though silent in its flight from the clouds, and when it is taking its place on rock, or tree, or grassy meadow, how soon the gentle snow finds a voice!” – John Muir

 

 

These were our adventures in snowshoeing today. It was a good day!

 

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  • January 12, 2011 - 11:08 pm

    Madison - these are amazing guys. the ones of the river are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    birch - Yup, I would have to agree with that H&K :) @Yaya: There’s actually a tree stand back there that I dared to scale…sans snowshoes! @J: Love to! Thanks Deb, we SO apreciate your kind words and support!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 11:01 pm

    Jessica - Looks like so much fun! Love the one of Taylor walking through the forest. Thanks for sharing your snow day with me.ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 10:52 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - Your wife is so stinkin’ cute! But you already knew that. ;)ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 10:18 pm

    yaya - Hey,did you climb a tree to get those shots?? Nice!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 10:14 pm

    Jalum - Wow!! that looks like so much fun! Call me next time and I’ll come! hahaha The snow is so much fun. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 10:01 pm

    Deb - How nice to see some pictures of you guys! I so look forward to these posts. I’m in awe of your photography. Thanks so much for continuing to share your art. :-)ReplyCancel

Our last offering from the 2010 wedding season is Alyssa and Erik’s beautiful barn wedding, which was held at the Brass Heart Inn in Chocorua, NH. We couldn’t believe the lovely November day they got! Sunny and warm and perfect, served up just for them. One of the things we loved about this wedding (among many) was the ceremony at the Barnstormers Theater just down the road from the inn. It was unique and fun and oh, the pretty light… it created so much depth!

As always, we feel much gratitude for the opportunity to be around wonderful people on such a happy day in their lives. Alyssa and Erik are truly kind and genuine. They are great complements to each other and certainly have lots of fantastic adventures ahead of them! A&E, thank you for making our last wedding of 2010 a super good time. “Be excellent to each other!”

Also, as you may notice, we’re trying a different, collage-style presentation for this post. Let us know what you think.

 

Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography
Tamworth, NH Wedding Photography

 

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  • January 23, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Silvia - How breathe taking, too many words come to mind and not enough room to write them all. Congratulations! I wish you both the very best.

    SilviaReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    auntie b - Beautiful bride, beautiful day, beautiful pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2011 - 11:24 pm

    birch - Thanks y’all! Deb, barns are pretty popular right now. Works for us :) @H&K No templates, created in PS. Set up some actions to save a little time, tho’ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Deb - Another beautiful shoot! How do you manage to get a red barn at almost every shoot? Fantastic shots again.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2011 - 6:19 pm

    yaya - Sooo lucious; another very special event & you guys captured it beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Spring - WOW- you guys blow me away every time!!! Great job and personally I love the collage layouts :) XOXO SpringReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    krystal demars - absolutly amazingly beautiful love them and she is beautifulReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2011 - 5:09 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - So many great ones.. It’s hard to choose!! And love the collage-style post… Did you create them or are they templates?ReplyCancel

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