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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!

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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.)

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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.

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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!

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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.

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

And of the Groom…equally as lovely.

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

 

White Mountains, NH wedding photography

 

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

Happily, our couples all seem to share an inherent kindness, zest for life, deep love for each other & family and are super laid back. Their weddings however, run the gamut. We love that! George & Kim’s wedding on Silver Lake was stripped down to the essentials: a beautiful New England lake shore, closest friends and family, good food & drink, a beautiful bride… and someone to marry them. It was a perfect fall day, and started with just the two of them, along with their furry family, getting ready at their weekend retreat…

 

Probably our favorite ring shot to date!

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White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

Bailey and Kiesha (l to r) keepin’ it on the d/l…

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White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

These two are so truly in love with each other. George told us the first time we met that
they were going to be together forever and we believe that’s true!

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

Cake by Jacque’s.

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White Mountain wedding photographers

 

Kim has an incredible relationship with her father, who has been ill, so it meant a lot for him to be there enjoying the day with them.

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Kim and George with their good friends who opened their home to them and you may have noticed the lovely lady was also the officiant!

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White Mountain wedding photographers

 

 

White Mountain wedding photographers

 

Congratulations guys… we know you will be deliriously happy all of your days!

 

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  • November 29, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    Heidi & Kevin - I think every bride dreams that she gets pictures of her ceremony like those! I want to transpose Kevin & I’s heads onto their bodies…. haha. I’m serious!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 27, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Spring - These are beautiful!!!! Great job as always guys!ReplyCancel

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!

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

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!

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

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

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

NH Family Photography

 

 

 

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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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NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

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NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

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

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

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NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

 

NH wedding photographers

 

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!

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

New Hampshire Engagement Photos

 

 

 

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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

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