Once in a while booking a wedding photographer is a family affair and this was the case with Christina and Mike! Sometimes I have phone calls with prospective clients but I always recommend a face to face meeting if it can be arranged and these two managed that along with mom and dad! My office is fairly small so we got to know each other pretty well over the course of the meeting and it looked like we would have a great dynamic. Wedding day was going to be a party!
Christina and Mike were getting married at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford New Hampshire. I've been there several times before so I had an idea of how the day would go and what I had to work with for photos. We had our engagement session a few months earlier which always makes me feel better going into wedding day. They had also booked a second shooter so I had Kael with me to help cover the guys and assist me with the day.
It turned out to be a really warm day in late June and thunderstorms were predicted so I was a little nervous as to how the day would pan out. The cloud cover kept the temperatures lower early on but out came the sun just in time for the ceremony and we all started to sweat! The Manchester Country Club has some great areas that cater to weddings really nicely. The balcony on the second level overlooking the golf course was set for the ceremony and the sun goes down nicely in the back which makes the light easier to work with for me. The views are exceptional. The reception space is large and clean and there are two bar areas for cocktail hour. To top it off the wedding coordinators are great with us vendors and treat us like part of the team to make sure everything goes smoothly for the couple.
Mike has a bit of the tough guy persona but when he saw his bride walking towards him for the first time during the ceremony you could tell it was an emotional moment. She looked stunning! After they were pronounced husband and wife we got going on cocktail hour photos before it was time to party. After the first dance and toasts dinner was served followed by some games and a pretty solid dancing crowd emerged making the evening a lot of fun to be a part of.
There weren't too many clouds in the sky but we went out at sunset and got some nice photos in the failing light. A super day with a great crowd! I hope you enjoy some photos from Christina and Mike's epic New Hampshire wedding! #mahoneyrosetotheoccasion