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Apples and pumpkins and hay bales, oh my! We had a fantastic time with brothers Dennis, Andrew and Adam and their beautiful families. We met up at MacKenzie’s Farm in Milton, NH for a very energetic afternoon of apple picking and by the end of the day, these little ones had us thoroughly and completely captivated!

 

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We started a little riot on the hay ride. Not sure if these guys knew what they were screaming about but they were having fun!

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…and before you ask, no, the children were not caged at any point during the session!

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  • November 25, 2010 - 12:29 am

    Chelsea Laughlin - Wow. No doubt you are EXTREMELY talented, but my word, could anyone take a bad picture of these kids? They’re so stinkin’ adorable!ReplyCancel

Jamieson and Erin were married at the Darby Field Inn in Albany, New Hampshire. The Inn is nestled in the southern reaches of the Mount Washington Valley and it was the perfect setting for their slightly off-beat wedding. Being in front of a camera wasn’t exactly Jamieson’s idea of a great time, but he was an old pro by the end of the day! Both Erin and Jamieson weren’t concerned with all the traditional stuff, they just wanted to have a relaxed day hangin’ out with the people that loved them. They got exactly what they wanted, and really, we think that’s exactly the way it should be. A couple days later, they were headed off to Ireland for their honeymoon. Congrats guys, we enjoyed hangin’ out and capuring your day!

 

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We were quite impressed with Jamieson’s calligraphic skills… he penned all the place cards!

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Here’s a link to the last time took photos at the Darby Field Inn.

 

 

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  • November 20, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Erin - The pictures are beautiful! Thanks again for doing a wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Lance - Wow! The pictures came out beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    Jessica - You guys did an awesome job on the photos – Erin and Jamie had an amazing wedding! Love you guys

    JessReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Joshua Archer - Wow, that last one is pretty spectacular! Great set of images, love the vibrant feel to them.

    Great work.ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Maureen Hsu - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations guys!ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Spring - that last shot with the stars is awesome!!! great job guys- as per usual :)ReplyCancel

Say hello to a fantastic couple, Eric and Ali. They will be getting married next October and have chosen us to document their day, which we are quite excited about! In the meantime, we were able to get to know them a bit when we met up for their Engagement session on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH. They chose Squam Lake because that’s where Eric asked Ali to marry him earlier this year…wooing his lady with wine and cheese out on a boat, in the middle of the lake. Well done Eric!

Fun fact: Eric and Ali are rock climbers….they climb rocks. Pretty neat! Also fun: Eric is himself a talented photographer so, we were honored when they chose us. During our photographic adventure, we were struck with how deeply these two care about each other and that most certainly came through in the photos. We had fun guys, hope you did too!

 

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  • November 9, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Deb - I never, I mean NEVER get tired of browsing your photos. I get excited every time I see Birch Blaze in my inbox. Another fantastic shoot!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    Eric - Great looking session! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    birch - Thank you all very much! We really appreciate the comments :) @erin, the lighting was very simple. We used on-camera flash angled and bounced off a reflector behind the camera.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    H&K - LOOOOVE the vertical shot of the beautiful couple in front of the fence. Right on guys!!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Christine - GREAT, as always!!! Love, love, love the first picture. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    Spring - LOVE these- you guys rock my socks :)ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    erin - well done guys!! how did you light the last one? it’s marvelous!ReplyCancel

Our latest offering comes from Ryan and Jessica’s fun-filled wedding day up in Bethel, Maine. Of course, we’re a bit partial to their birch-enfused autumn-in-the-mountains-themed wedding. We loved that Ryan and company hand-made their wooden ring “cushion,” which also just happened to be heart shaped! The ceremony took place at the Artist’s Covered Bridge in Newry, Maine, just down the road a few minutes from Sunday River. And let me tell ya, once the first dances were in the books, these guys knew how to party! One of the coolest things about being wedding photographers is the honor and privilege of hangin’ closely with the bride & groom for a good part of the day, and on one of biggest days of their lives at that! We had a great time with Ryan and Jessica and loved sharing their biggest day with them and their friends and family. Here’s our version….

 

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A random rain shower added some excitement to our walk back to the shuttle bus, but the sun would have no part of it.

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This was our second ice luge of the season, the “juice” made its way down between the two mountain peaks into the (very chilly) waiting lips below. It was quite a sight!

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Congrats guys!

 

 

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  • December 3, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Joan - The photos of Jessica, Ryan, their guests and the wedding festivities represent some of the finest wedding photography I’ve ever seen. Stunning capture of their love and the event.ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Rhoda Belostock - I consider your photographs of Jessica and Ryan’s wedding as the best I have ever seen. I welcome the opportunity to recommend you to others.ReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    christie - such beautiful and stunning images that captured a wonderful day. you both look so gorgeous and happy, and i’m so happy for the both of you. congratulations again!ReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2010 - 11:06 am

    RMS - I love the candid shots!ReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Corey & Lauren - This was truly unique and beautiful experience. Not only was it a visually stunning location and ceremony, but so were the wonderful people involved!ReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Lolya - OMG!!! these pics are amazing. You guys look FAB! Congrads & wish u best of luck! XOXOXOXOXOXOReplyCancel

  • November 27, 2010 - 3:14 am

    charlie and judy - The pictures were terrific, not only did they show how beautiful Jessica is and how handsome Ryan is but they also captured your wonderful personalities and the joy of the day.ReplyCancel

  • November 22, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Janelle DeNormandie - I am left speechless! These pics do a great job capturing the beauty, cheer, love, and happiness that encompassed your wedding day. Ryan’s shoe polish, Quinn’s bubbles, Mom & Dad #2 on the bridge, the beautiful shots of Jess’s smile, the contrast of the red barn, the dance floor, I love them all! Thank you for letting me be a part of this amazing day!ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Lisa - LOVE these pictures!!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2010 - 9:22 am

    Ree Ree - I had a wonderful time at your wedding and my adventure getting to Maine! :-) These pictures are fabulous … I’d love one of the two of you for my album. Jessica you are stunning and Ryan, so handsome — a perfectly matched couple in looks and personality. I’m thrilled for both of you. Here’s to a wonderful future for my awesome niece and nephew!
    Love you!!!
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  • November 15, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Sarah - Your love is truly captured here. Those pictures are stunning! I am so happy to have shared that day with you both. xoxoReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2010 - 9:52 am

    BenO - Awesome pics!ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2010 - 9:51 am

    meegan - gorgeous pictures. jessica is stunning. and the setting is perfect. congrats again :)ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Jessica - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    Amanda - GORGEOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    Aggie - Love the pics! Love you guys!!ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    James DeNormandie - Great photos of a great wedding. I am so pleased for you.ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Chris Kirklin - Pictures are great, the one of Ryan shaving is classic! They all look amazing, great wedding guys!ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2010 - 7:19 am

    Vanessa Dri-van deusen - Congratulations to both of you!!! We wish a lifetime filled with happiness together as you continue on your journey. The pictures are amazing. Wow!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Stephanie Cappadona - Jessica, these pictures are amazing! They really capture the simplicity and true beauty of your wedding! Can’t wait to see more!! XoxoxReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    Mom - I cry everytime I look at these beautiful photos of my beautiful children. I think we should do it all over again – soon!!!! Your love and personalities were everywhere. I can get really emotional and mushy so I’ll just say; I’d like a life size picture of my son shaving too and also one of my daughter with the flannel shirt- 8 X 10!!! You know I love you both immensely.
    Thank you for all you are.
    Mom
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  • November 12, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Tracey-Lee McDonald - I don’t have words to describe how gorgeous the pictures are! Jess, you looked like something straight out of a fairy tale, beautiful. And Ryan…so handsome. Great pics!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Jodi Clinton - What an amazing wedding! The pictures are absolutely beautiful, almost as beautiful as the two of you! I had an amazing time with you both that weekend and I am so proud of the both of you. Jessica, welcome to the family, I couldn’t have asked for a better sister or a better match for Ryan. I love you both!! Congratulations!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Kristi - Jess and Ryan the pictures are AMAZING!!! What an awesome weekend! The pictures say it all :)ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Tripp Hoffmann - Can i get a copy of ryan shaving? It has to be life-size though!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 9:39 am

    Matt - These pictures are stunning! They really capture the moment of that awesome day.ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2010 - 9:28 am

    Caitlin - Jessica looks absolutely stunning…and Ryan doesn’t look so bad himself!! Your wedding was beautiful and I’m sure your marriage will be too!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    TJ - Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    carol - Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Colleen - You two look fantastic! Who would have thought that trespassing could look so good? Congrats again!ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Helen Robillard - Jessica, you have been a wonderful daughter to me. I am so proud of your accomplishments, I am always here for you. Love you with all my heart, MOM!! Pictures are beautiful, but they had something beautiful to work with.ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Nancy Burnside - An amazing, memorable, perfect day in every way! These photos are really outstanding and caught the spirit of Jessica and Ryan’s love for each other, their friends, and their family, and the love reflected back at them from all! Gave me a big smile- again. A stunningly beautiful couple too I might add! Jess and Ryan, thank you so much for sharing your awesome day with me! Love you.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Kristina Burnside - What a great time you guys gave us all. There are no words to say thank you enough.
    Best of years to come you both.ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Marsha - It was such a pleasure meeting both of you this weekend. These photos are amazing! Your photography is outstanding in every way. Can’t wait to see the photos of Chris and Kristin. Hope you had fun! Take care –ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2010 - 10:03 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - Guys – KILLER reception photos! :)ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2010 - 1:38 am

    Deb - I so look forward to these posts. You’re photography is fantastic! I love the colors in the ones in the field. Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    Kateri - BEAUTIFUL!!! I am speechless!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Spring - Love that dancing shot from above- so cool!!!! You guys are awesome :)ReplyCancel

As promised, Part II of Liz & Brooks’ amazing day! (if you haven’t seen it, you can check out Part I here) Word of the day, pure joy! Ok, I know that’s two words, but when you scroll through these images, you’ll see what I mean. It’s pretty easy capturing the highlights of a wedding day when there are NO lowlights! We love our couples! Our deep thanks go out to Brooks & Liz and their awesome family and friends for including us and making us feel so welcomed and appreciated! Thank you also, Amy Piper of Signature Events for making this connection happen. :) Part II begins with Gary giving Bowen some last minute “best dog” coaching…

 

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The floral arrangements were gorgeous. With the harvest flavored theme and with Liz and Family hailing from New Jersey, the favors were, what else? Yellow Jersey tomatoes! The colorful tomatoes did double duty, as a featured menu item from the fantastic fare provided by Mike Janis and his crew from Hampshires Event Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The plethora of pies provided by Pie Guy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know it’s a party when members of the catering crew can’t contain themselves any longer! Kudos to Brooks & Liz for welcoming them for a dance or two!

 

 

 

Brooks & Liz, congratulations from the bottom of our hearts, may the love and joy so evident on this day continue to define your lives. -K&Tay

 

 

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  • January 28, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Eric Foster - Love getting the chance to see our tent, lights and decor in full swing. Amazing. Congrats to you both.ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Eric - Love the colors in this wedding, and the shot from the ceremony with all the guests on the porches is fantastic. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 7:31 pm

    Maureen & Gregg Brooks - Oh MY God! Robyn said it perfectly…I just walked in from work@ 8:15 P.M and I can’t stop smiling! Thanks Birch Blaze for showing us some of the Beautiful moments that we missed.
    Good Luck Brooks & Liz trying to decide which ones will go in your album….It will be tough! So Many GREAT Memories.
    Love G & MReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    birch - Thanks guys! As far as how we got the water shot… we actually rented a jet-pack from NASA, first time we’ve tried this and it worked perfectly… Ok, ok, Amy (of Signature Events) Piper’s husband deftly and quietly nosed his bowrider into the dock next door, close enough for me (Kerry) to hop aboard. We then tip-trolled behind the action and I snapped away. Back on shore in time for the recessional. Piece o’ cake. Thanks Eric!ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - I have only one question for you both…. HOW did you get the shot of the ceremony with all the guests standing behind them?? ;)ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Robyn Pollock - Oh, my! I can’t stop smiling :-)))))))))))ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Jill Anderson - These are so amazing! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Nora - Love all the pictures. Most amazing wedding. EVER! Congrats Liz and Brooks, love you guys!!!ReplyCancel

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