New Hampshire Family Photographer | {O Family at Carter Hill Orchard // Round One}

This family rules! We met up for another fun session of family photos {check out our first session here} – this time we got to play in the apple orchard at Carter Hill! This is the apple orchard that I have wonderful childhood memories of – it is just so beautiful and kid-friendly. And they recently added apple cider donuts to their list of goodies, so that’s kind of a big deal. Anyway, it was crazy to see how quickly these two kiddos grew over the last year. And what is super awesome is that they are expecting a little brother in a few months! Woo! We enjoyed a splendid afternoon frolicking throughout the orchard, showing off our apples and kissing mommy’s belly. Little man will be here before we know it, and maybe we’ll even get to play at the apple orchard next year ;-)

ps. this is “Round One” because we played at Carter Hill Orchard the next year! Check it out here!

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Thanks for takin’ a look!

xo, Courtney

Maine Wedding Photographer | Wells Reserve at Laudholm {Nathaniel & Hannah}

Nathaniel and Hannah’s day was nothing short of amazing. Both the wedding ceremony and reception took place at Wells Reserve at Laudholm – a 2,250 acre gem of protected land in Wells, Maine. This venue was a photographer’s dream – for real, one of my all time favorites. Hannah’s carefully chosen details added a personal touch that made the wedding so special – the country floral bouquets {thanks to the AMAZING Frinklepod Farm}, the seating postcards, the large display of photos hung on clothesline {love}, the {very real deal} photo booth… a perfect dessert table, and the paper lanterns all over the barn {perhaps you’ll notice, I kind of enjoyed taking pictures of them}! Hannah got ready inside the Farm House and the ceremony took place on the lawn just outside. It was quite the tear-jerker of a ceremony – which included a Beatles medley of love songs performed by her two brothers. It was a glorious July day, with perfect blue skies and a slight breeze. After the ceremony, I had the pleasure of stealing the bride and groom to take some photos on the Laudholm Beach, and we even rode there in style – via golf cart! Their obvious affection for one another made photographing them a breeze. They are such kind and genuine people, and so very obviously made for one another. After some yummy {understatement} food {courtesy of Dandelion Catering}, some classy dancing took place {thanks to On Cue DJ Services} in the rustic barn as the sun set on a picture perfect day. I am super thankful to Nathaniel and Hannah for having me share in their love-filled day. Enjoy!

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Barn and Farm House Bride putting on her wedding dress Bride putting on her wedding dress Bright aqua teal wedding shoes Bridesmaid bouquets at Wells Reserve Bridal bouquet of black eyed susans sitting in window at Wells Reserve Beautiful colorful floral wedding centerpieces at Wells ReserveBeautiful wedding details postcards fruit at Wells Reserve Photos on a clothesline of bride and groom family inside barn at Wells Reserve Wells Reserve barn with paper lanterns for wedding reception Rustic wedding ring shot on picnic table at Wells Reserve Bridal party getting ready on the Farm House porch at Wells Reserve Beautiful smiling bridesmaids on the Farm House porch at Wells Reserve Maid of Honor holding bouquet and close up of her necklace Beautiful smiling bride holding her bouquet of black eyed susans at Wells Reserve Beautiful smiling bride holding her bouquet of black eyed susans at Wells Reserve Bride and bridesmaids showing their colorful bouquets and smiling Bride and bridesmaids shoes yellow and aquaWedding guests on bright sunny day before the ceremony Wells Reserve Black and white guests before wedding ceremony Wells Reserve Three men before wedding ceremony on the farm house porch at Wells Reserve Wedding guests before the ceremony Wells Reserve Wells Reserve at Laudholm Classical guitar and sheet music before wedding ceremony Wells Reserve Bride and father walk down the aisle at Wells Reserve black and white Bride and father walk down the aisle at Wells Reserve Wedding party during ceremony at Wells ReserveSmiling bride and groom during wedding ceremony at Wells Reserve Beautiful summer wedding ceremony Wells Reserve Wedding party during ceremony at Wells Reserve black and white Bridesmaids and groomsmen during wedding ceremony Wells ReserveGroomsmen playing strings during wedding ceremony Wells ReserveGroomsmen playing strings during wedding ceremony Wells ReserveWedding guests during ceremony at Wells Reserve Groomsmen folding hands behind their back wedding Wells Reserve Groom speaking to bride as she smiles and cries during ceremony Wells Reserve Bride speaking to groom during ceremony at Wells Reserve Bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at Wells Reserve black and whiteGroom's parents and bride's parents smiling during wedding ceremony at Wells ReserveWedding Ceremony at Wells Reserve Bride and groom first kiss Wells Reserve Bride and groom exit ceremony smiling Wells ReserveBride and groom exit ceremony with arms around each other Wells ReserveWedding party smiling Wells ReserveNewlyweds in a golf cartBride and groom walking to the beach at Wells ReserveBride smiling with groom looking down at her black and whiteGroom kissing bride on the beach walkway at Wells Reserve Bride and groom on the beach at Wells Reserve Bride and groom walking on the beach at Wells ReserveRustic wedding guestbook at Wells Reserve Wedding beer at Wells Reserve Beautiful wedding dessert table at Wells Reserve Beautiful wedding dessert table at Wells Reserve Wedding photo booth at Wells Reserve Paper lanterns inside barn at Wells Reserve Wedding Bride and groom first dance inside barn at Wells Reserve paper lanterns hanging in barn at Wells Reserve wedding Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells Reserve at Laudholm field Wedding dj in barn at Wells Reserve Wedding reception dancing in barn at Wells Reserve Wells Reserve at Laudholm sunset Sunset behind water tower wedding Wells ReserveThanks for stopping by! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Family Photographer | Hannah Dustin Memorial {Seamus & Friends}

Seamus was just days from turning the big O-N-E during our lovely photoshoot. It was a wonderful New Hampshire summer evening with absolutely perfect lighting. And I always love portrait sessions at the train tracks! Seamus’ mommy brought some vintage chairs that I drooled over, and I was thrilled to meet everyone! This photoshoot was one of my favorite family shoots to date! Happy almost-birthday, Seamus!

Blue eyed boy sitting on train tracks looking up Parents holding their son's hands standing on train tracksMother and father snuggling son Father holding son sitting on train tracks Mother holding son black and white bokeh Boy sitting on vintage chair on rustic train tracks Boy's blue shoes on vintage chair Father and mother holding son in the air Family laying on blanket Blue eyed boy sitting on train tracks

Thanks for stopping by! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Newborn Photographer | {Baby O}

Miss Olivia is quite possibly the happiest baby I have ever met. She was just about four months old during our shoot, so she was wide-eyed and ready to go! Thank goodness, because her sweet blue eyes just melt your heart. She also recently mastered the head-lift, and I was pretty stoked that she decided to share that with me. Oh, and Olivia also has the sweetest parents you could possibly imagine. She’s going to be the coolest girl ever. Thanks for sharing your afternoon with me, Olivia!

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New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Brewster Academy {Alex & Rachel}

Several words come to mind when thinking of Alex and Rachel… elegant, graceful, romantic… the top three ;-) But somehow, they manage to combine those qualities with a casual demeanor that made spending the day with this sweet couple an absolute treat. Rachel’s bridesmaids were all of her best friends since childhood {<3}, and Alex’s best man was his younger brother. The boys got ready at the Wolfeboro Inn while Rachel was just down the street at the lovely home of a family friend. My little photographer heart was so happy exploring the vintage decor throughout the house and using it as a backdrop for photos. Rachel’s makeup was done by the very talented Making Faces, and her stunning bouquets {including my favorite – calla lily’s!} were designed by Linda’s Flowers of Wolfeboro. When everyone was dressed and ready for some serious wedding action, we climbed aboard Molly the Trolley and traveled through the quaint Lake Winnipesaukee town to Brewster Academy. Their lakeside ceremony was very special, beginning with Rachel’s totally awesome entrance to “I’m gonna be {500 miles}”, followed by some readings from Calvin and Hobbes. After the ever-important “I do’s”, we made a quick trip to the Wolfeboro Town Docks for some formal portraits. We then returned to Brewster Academy for some photos at the boat house, and we finished just in time to avoid the rain. Rachel and Alex’s tent reception was nothing short of entertaining, and I can’t say enough good things about their wedding band {The Jazzlanders}. The night was full of dancing, laughing, and reminiscing. I was thrilled to be a part of it all. Thanks for having me along, Alex and Rachel!Bride getting her makeup done near a window Bride getting makeup done Bridesmaids watching as bride gets makeup doneBeautiful unique wedding dress hanging in a windowbride shoes under wedding dress on vintage couchbride and bridesmaid necklaces hanging from hooks Bride and bridesmaid shoes Gold and white gold wedding ringsCalla lily's and bright bridesmaid bouquetsgroom tying his tie black and white Groom and best man getting ready Maid of honor taking wedding dress out of the bagBridesmaid feet and hand on hip Bride putting on her wedding dressMaid of honor helping bride put on her dress Smiling bride and bridesmaids candid Bridesmaid adjusting bride's wedding dress Bride standing in window putting on earringBride smiling holding calla lily bouquetBride smiling holding calla lily bouquet Bride smiling in front of mirrorWide angle shot of bride standing in hallway Full length bride standing in windowBride walking to trolley Bridesmaids laughing on trolleyBottom half of bride's dress sitting on trolley Bride and bridesmaids sitting on a trolleyBlack and white bride laughing while stepping off of trolley Bride being covered by an umbrellaBrewster Academy wedding program Wolfeboro NH Wedding CeremonyGroom smiling as bride walks down the aisleBride walking down the aisle Bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony Lake Winnipesaukee Wedding ceremony readings Wolfeboro NHWide angle view of wedding ceremony on Lake WinnipesaukeeBlack and white bride and groom first kiss in front of Lake Winnipesaukee Bride and groom first kiss Lake Winnipesaukee Bride and groom exit wedding ceremony at Lake WinnipesaukeeGroom and bride share a moment alone Groom and bride walk to trolley holding handsGuests take a picture of bride and groomBride and groom pose on Wolfeboro Town DocksBride and groom hold hands walking on docks at Lake Winnipesaukee Newlyweds kiss in front of boat house at Brewster Academy Bride and groom cuddle in front of boat house at Brewster AcademyBoat house at Brewster Academy Groom and best man in front of boat house at Brewster AcademyBride and bridesmaids standing on dock at Brewster Academy Bride and bridesmaids at Lake Winnipesaukee Wedding party on docks at Brewster AcademyBride and groom clasp hands Bridal party escaping rainSea glass wedding guest book Wedding Reception Details Orange and Blue Polka dot wedding cake detailsBride and groom embrace arm in arm outside reception tent Groom and bride first dance under tent Bride and groom first dance black and white Wedding Band playing during first dance Groom twirling bride during first danceBride and groom listen to wedding toastsBride and groom toast Wedding reception dancing Wedding reception dancing under tentGroom and bride kiss in front of wedding cake Brewster Academy wedding evening tent

xo, Courtney

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