The first same sex wedding I had the privilege of photographing was, ironically, the day before! However, this was my first with two grooms so I was nervous but excited to see how it would go. Love is love but working with two men was a first so I knew we'd have to feel it out a bit. I hadn't met Matt and Ryan prior to wedding day so that enhanced the nervous energy a bit!
There were no prep photos so the day started for me at the waterfall on the way up to the amazing Castle in the Clouds. We met in the parking lot then took the short walk up the trail to the waterfall. The guys looked great in their matching white tuxedos. They had gotten ready together so there was no first look. We just jumped into some photos and it kicked off a super wedding day at one of the coolest venues in the state!
The Castle in the Clouds sits high upon a mountain in Moultonborough, NH and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. It was a hot July 6th and the chance of rain and thunderstorms was high. Luckily everything was timed well and we managed to avoid any drenchings!
We were getting all the formal photos done prior to the ceremony so after the waterfall we met family and took the trolly up to the castle to get them done. The sky was amazing and the light really worked to my advantage.
We trekked back down to the Carriage House before the ceremony started as the guests started to arrive. The theme was white so everyone looked the part. Once everyone had been taken up in the trollies it was time for the wedding party to head up and we got under way. After the vows we took some more photos and the clouds rolled in just in time to take a few magical photos with Matt and Ryan (see last photo).
I wasn't there for too much of the reception but, of course, the important moments were captured. I love seeing how couple's are with each other as wedding day progresses. Love is love no matter who you choose to share it with and Matt and Ryan sure looked like they were starting an awesome new chapter of their lives together. I hope you enjoy some photos from their day!