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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.

 

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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

On Friday we posted Part I of Chris & Kristin’s gorgeous wedding at the Omni Resorts’ Mt. Washington Hotel in beautiful Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. We can’t say enough about how much we have enjoyed working with these two vibrant and beautiful people! A grand location, a stunning couple and wonderful personalities add up to can’t-miss photography! We begin with Chris’ friends/bandmates tuning up for their processional accompaniment, followed by a beautiful outdoor (in November!) ceremony and brilliant details at the reception in the Presidential Ballroom….

 

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Light snow started falling just as the ceremony began…so beautiful!

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Kristin’s brother was the officiant, which made for a very special and clearly humorous ceremony.

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Pretty fantastic guestbook idea! Guests used these vintage typewriters and telegrams to write their wishes for the bride and groom.

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Best Man and Maid of Honor decided to trade speeches….resulting in some awkward references to memories of sleep-overs with the Bride!

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The End <3     

 

 

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  • January 17, 2011 - 7:58 pm

    Cheryl Orrell - ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS…….so enjoyed viewing some of your wedding pictures….what a beautiful couple!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 6, 2011 - 10:10 am

    Janice Day - I am thrilled that Jen sent me the link to these pictures…How beautiful! Think of all of you often…ReplyCancel

  • January 2, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Gianna Balasco - The photos are all exceptionally well done :) They definitely reflect the day perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Kara - Gorgeous pictures of such a gorgeous couple! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Kerry and Taylor and it’s easy to see why!ReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2011 - 6:51 am

    Renee - These are amazing pictures! They convey the mood and the emotions. As someone who was not at the wedding, I now feel like I have a feel for the day. BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • December 30, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Tim Bertrand - These are FANTASTIC!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Greg - I am very impressed with the quality and angles of these photographs. Amazing work, Kerry and Taylor! Also, thank you Kristin and Chris, again, for asking me to preside over your wedding ceremony. I feel lucky to have been a part of this special day in your lives.ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Rita and Donald - These pictures are absolutely wonderful!! Perfect photographers captured a perfect couple on their perfect day just perfectly! We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    Arlene Richford - Kristin and Chris,

    These photos are absolutely beautiful :)

    Love you guys ! !

    ArleneReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2010 - 5:41 am

    Kimberly Richford - I LOVE the black & white of the Bridal Party as well! ! ! Well, Part II didn’t disappoint. All of them came out gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    Deb - Another fantastic shoot! I love the black & white shot of the bridal party. Fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Kristin Pliakas - Thank you SOOOO much! We can’t even begin to explain how honored we are to have had you as our photographers! You are so talented and you captured our day in such an honest and real way that words cannot describe. Thank you!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - Yeah guys!!! Seriously – With every new wedding we see you guys get better and BETTER! So happy and proud of you both. (PS: Love the outside ceremony in November… in NH… with snow flurries. Only you crazy northern people could pull it off!) ;)ReplyCancel

    • December 27, 2010 - 6:09 pm

      birch - Thanks so much Guys! SO appreciate the encouragement to take the plunge way back when :)ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    yaya - Fantastic guys!!! They must be thrilled with these pics. Good job.ReplyCancel

You may remember Kristin and Chris from their engagement session in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, earlier this year. They are wonderful people and we had been looking forward to their wedding for quite some time! Last month they were married at the very place Kristin had always dreamed of having her wedding…the very grand Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. They put so much work into every detail (along with the help of family and friends), creating a beautifully personalized day. Vintage typewriters, button bouquets and legos…the stuff dreams are made of! Part one features all things pre-ceremony.

Kristin and Chris, thank you for sharing your day with us. We had so much fun and we wish for you obscene amounts of happiness for all time!

 

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Buttons were a running theme. Kristin made her cute button shoes and had her bouquet assembled using buttons, lace and pieces of antique jewelry from the ladies in her family. Absolutely flipping beautiful! (Button bouquets handmade down under by Liza at Letters4lilly. You can visit her Etsy shop here.)

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One very cool feature of the Mt. Washington Hotel is The Cave, a tavern from the prohibition era that was built into the giant granite foundation stones of the grand hotel, so patrons of the day could enjoy some illegal “hooch” without great fear of getting hauled off. You can still tip a bottle here, though Taylor found it to be pretty much the coolest dress shot location we’ve seen.

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The men sported button boutonnieres to keep the theme going. Best man Pat, showcasing one of said boutonnieres.

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Kristin and Chris decided to do a First Look, which is when the B&G see each other before the ceremony. This allowed plenty of time for photos and also added time to enjoy themselves at the reception. We love when a couple chooses to do this. In addition to providing ample time for photos, it’s a quiet and more intimate setting for couples to see each other for the first time…so much fun!

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With Mount Washington and the rest of the White Mountains as it’s backdrop, the Omni Resort’s Mt. Washington Hotel is nothing less than spectacular. What a privilege to photograph a wedding there. The history, the architecture, the impeccable grounds and period furniture & decor—perfection! …even in November.

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A few portraits of the beautiful bride, who is as lovely inside as out.

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And of the Groom…equally as lovely.

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Stay tuned for Part II, coming soon to a browser near you :)

 

 

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  • December 30, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    Christina Hinton - These photos are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • December 30, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    Damien McKenna - Wow, seriously amazing photos! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Maria N. - All of the pictures are so beautiful and captured some pretty precious memories… You both must be so happy with how they came out! Congrats, Kristin & Chris!ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2010 - 5:39 am

    Kimberly Richford - Chris & Kristin,

    These came out gorgeous! ! ! I can’t wait to see Part II!

    :-)ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 7:59 pm

    marie perreault - These photos are just amazing!!!! I had to look at them 3 times. The attention to detail is beautiful.Awesome job. What a loving couple!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Carrie - Breathtaking!!! What amazing photography. You completely captured the beauty an AMAZING couple.ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Christina d - Awesome pictures!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    M. Pliakas - I feel so fortunate to have been a part of this beautiful wedding. These photos are amazing! You, Kerry and Taylor, did an incredible job. All my friends are raving about your talents! Of course, having excellent subjects always helps too :) Awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Charlene Antonellis - Loved these pictures. Looking forward to seeing the next set.ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Cherie - It’s like looking at a magazine!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Diane - I am definitely biased but the pictures you have taken of my niece and her wonderful husband are just beautiful. You have captured them perfectly both in color and non-color – Just Wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 7:47 am

    helena / little mo - Beautiful photos! Liza has made such a gorgeous bouquet! Well done Liza!! Love her work! xoxoxReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 2:19 am

    Rhonda - Gorgeous button bouquet was made by Liza in Western Australia: http://www.etsy.com/shop/letters4lillyReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2010 - 12:28 am

    Amanda - Beautiful photography and well done Liza (who did the button bouquets). Wonderful Aussie talent!ReplyCancel

  • December 26, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Maeve Bernhardt - These pictures are absolutely amazing! The backdrop of the hotel with a lovely couple were a beautiful canvas for your talent! Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • December 26, 2010 - 12:44 am

    Huzzi Laframboise - Thank You for showing us these pictures… I await the rest.

    Two people who are so in love are always delightful to look at.ReplyCancel

  • December 25, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Jalum - Very nice angles and framing on these shots! This couple must have been a blast to photograph, they had such a wonderful mix of chic & distinctive flavor. :) Like K&H said, can’t wait for our e-session photos. ;)ReplyCancel

  • December 25, 2010 - 10:14 am

    yaya - Loved their ideas…elegance juxtaposed with a little quirckiness:) You guys captured it all perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • December 25, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Heidi & Kevin - What gorgeous details!!! I’ve seen a few brides create the button bouquets – But THIS one was perfection. Wow. Now that I’ve had my birch fix for a while, I will be anxiously awaiting Lindsey’s e-session pictures! ;) Love you guys!ReplyCancel

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