I've said before that I get a little nervous before every wedding. That's typically amplified when I haven't met the couple before. It's an important relationship on wedding day and just liking my photos and hiring me based on that is very flattering but for me, I need the relationship to be as relaxed and fun as possible. We need to be a team on wedding day and me not be just one of your vendors! The more comfortable I am the better your pictures will be.
Look at these two.. it took no time at all to know that Amber and Kyle were super laid back. It was going to be a good day! On top of that they were getting hitched at one of my favorite venues: The Mountain View Grand Hotel in Whitefield, NH.
This was a shorter day for me. I usually steer people away from just five hours of coverage as more time is almost always needed to properly capture a couple's wedding day but we were giving it a go! I ran into Kyle when I first arrived and said hello before going up to see Amber and the girls. Right away I loved the theme they were going for. I think they both are a little hippie at heart and Amber's dress and hair spoke to who she is as a person. It was hard to keep her awesome smile off her face!
The duo opted for a first look so we set up for that out front then continued on with some formal photos with them and their bridal party. It was a glorious day. The bridesmaids were all in a shade of purple and all the dresses were different. This has become more of a thing in recent years which I think is great. Everyone's body is different and it's not always easy to conform to one type of dress. The sunflowers in the bouquets really helped make the photos pop.
When the weather is good the ceremony is set up out front by the gazebo overlooking the mountains. It's truly an awesome spot. In every direction I point my camera the backdrop is beautiful.
The ceremony wasn't super long and was officiated by a family friend who was a funny character. It really gave a unique and fun flavor to it.
The reception was in the Presidential Ballroom which sits separate from the main hotel. The decor was fun and bright keeping a woodsy theme mixed with sunflowers, christmas lights and candles.
Family and friends joined in with the first dance and then it was time for toasts. Amber's mom and maid of honor said a few words followed by Kyle's best man. After dinner they did a bouquet and garter toss and then I took them out for a sunset shot. If there were a few more clouds in the sky I think it would have really lit up but we still got some color.
I hope you enjoy some photos from their day!