This is how you {pickle}.

This year, my husband decided to begin gardening. This makes me happy for many reasons. In the past, he has not been a vegetable-eating person. With the exception of carrots – and I don’t even like carrots (womp, womp). But with planting your own veggies, you almost have no choice but to partake of their goodness. And wouldn’t you know it, James has started to eat more veggies!

His plan has been to can most of what we harvest (because he planted copious amounts of vegetables), and if all goes according to plan, we won’t have to purchase any vegetables throughout the winter (another reason this makes me so happy)! James decided to practice the canning process by making pickles (which are one of my most favorite foods… ever). DISCLAIMER: these scrumptious mini cucumbers are not from our garden. Ours are still growing ;-)

I chose to document James’ first attempt at pickling/canning. I feel it was worth the elbow nudges and repeated requests to get out of the way. I hope you agree!

Cutting pickling pickles Dill and garlic pickle ingredients Mason jars and making pickles Making pickles

Thanks for stopping by! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Family Photographer | {W Family}

My afternoon with this beautiful family was so much fun! It had been raining for several days before our shoot, and more rain was in the forecast for our day… but we toughed it out and the rain held off! There was even some puddle splashing when we were done ;-) Mr. Jackson was the quite the character… most often I have shy little ones, but he hammed it up from the start! Thanks for sharing your afternoon with me, guys! You are so very lovely!

Family-Portrait-Wall_0016Mom and dad swing their son by the arms Young boy in striped shirt being sillyFather holding young son smilingBeautful f Mom smiling at son while he laughsYoung boy gives his mother a dandelion Young boy's shoes in the dirt Father and mother hold their son's hands while standing Adorable family laying on the grassBeautiful family laying on the ground smilingYoung boy swings and holds his mother's hand while pointing at the skyYoung boy gets ready to jump off a bench Adorable young boy smiling and sitting in a chairYoung boy's legs sitting in a chair Young boy plays in puddlesMother holds her son on her hip

Thanks for takin’ a look! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Family Photographer | Arms Park and Brick Mills {B is One!}

Happy birthday to an adorable one year old, {B}! We enjoyed a lovely spring day at the park in the historic Mill Yard in Manchester, NH. Mr. B’s mom really wanted portraits taken with the beautiful brick walls as a backdrop, and of course I was SO game. Thank you for sharing your afternoon with me, B and B’s parents! I had so much fun :)

Adorable one year old boy in plaid next to brick wallFather holding son wearing plaidParents holding son's handsYoung boy wearing Converse and walking with dadOne year old with balloons next to brick wallAdorable boy wearing stripesParents lift their son in the airProud parents hold their one year old son

Thanks for stopping by! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Mount Washington Resort {Andrew & Kristin}

Andrew and Kristin got married at the spectacular Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. I was SO excited that they asked me to be their wedding photographer! This hotel is nothing short of grand – from its beautiful rooms, the views on the veranda, the cozy sitting areas, the classic charm… absolutely every detail! I could shoot here every day and never grow tired! Because winters in Northern New Hampshire are a tad chilly, their ceremony was held in The Conservatory, with a cozy fire roaring in the fireplace behind them. The wedding party was GAME for braving the cold to get some great photos on the veranda with the classic view of Mount Washington behind them – yahoo! I had SO much fun and I look forward to shooting here again! Thank you, Andrew and Kristin, for asking me to be a part of your gorgeous day. Enjoy! xo

Winter view of Mount Washington Resort Wedding Dress hanging in window at Mount Washington Hotel bride and bridesmaid preparing wedding dress at Mount Washington Hotel Bride getting dressed at Mount Washington Hotel laughing bridesmaid black and white wedding flowers on bed at Mount Washington Hotel Wedding rings at Mount Washington Hotel Bride's bouquet at Mount Washington HotelBride holding bouquet and details of wedding dress at Mount Washington Hotel Bride smiling in wedding dress next to window at Mount Washington Hotel Beautiful bride holding bouquet and looking up in the stairwell of Mount Washington Hotel Bride and bridesmaids walking on porch at Mount Washington Hotel Bride and bridesmaids standing on the veranda at the Mount Washington Hotel in winter Beautiful bride with stunning eyes on the porch at Mount Washington Hotel in WinterGroomsmen on the deck of the Mount Washington Hotel in Winter Groomsmen on the deck of the Mount Washington Hotel in WinterGroom smiling adjusting bow tie at the Mount Washington Hotel Piano player and wedding officiant before ceremony at Mount Washington Hotel Bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony at Mount Washington Hotel Winter wedding ceremony at Mount Washington Hotel Bridesmaids and groomsmen during winter wedding ceremony at Mount Washington Hotel Bride and groom first kiss and exit winter wedding Mount Washington HotelBride and groom walking on the veranda of the Mount Washington Hotel in winter Bride and groom at the Mount Washington Hotel Winter Winter wedding Party on the deck of Mount Washington Hotel Winter wedding Party on the deck of Mount Washington Hotel Bride and groom at the Mount Washington Hotel WinterWinter wedding party posing vogue an lobby of Mount Washington Hotel Winter wedding reception place cards Mount Washington Hotel Winter wedding guest book at Mount Washington Hotel Winter wedding reception details at Mount Washington Hotel Beautiful winter wedding reception details at Mount Washington Hotel BallroomWinter Wedding cake at reception at Mount Washington Hotel Bride and Groom smiling during first dance at wedding reception at Mount Washington Hotel Ballroom Bride and groom first dance Mount Washington Hotel BallroomBride and Father Dance Wedding Mount Washington Hotel Ballroom Mother Son Dance Wedding Mount Washington Hotel Ballroom Speeches at Winter Wedding Reception Mount Washington Hotel BallroomBride and Groom Cut the Cake Mount Washington Hotel Ballroom Bride and Groom Cut the Cake Mount Washington Hotel Smiling Bride and Groom next to Wedding Cake Mount Washington HotelWinter wedding reception dancing Mount Washington Hotel Winter wedding reception dancing Mount Washington Hotel Bride and groom kissing in stairwell of Mount Washington Hotel black and white

Thanks for stopping by! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Family Photographer | {O Family at Odiorne Point}

I got the chance to play with these cuties at the ocean during golden hour on a glorious November afternoon. Photographer’s dream? Yes. Momma said that Odiorne Point is their most favorite place to spend time as a family, and so I was of course totally pumped to shoot here. What better way to take family photos than at a place that means so much to you? These babies belong to the coolest parents ever. I shot their wedding a few years back, when they only had one baby. Now they have two! They are no doubt siblings, with the same piercingly beautiful eyes and wild curly hair. I was so excited to spend the afternoon with them, playing on their favorite playground and then making our way over to the beach to play as the sun set behind us. It was a magically beautiful evening. Enjoy.

Beautiful girl with long curly hair during golden hour Siblings on a slide Girl with long curly hair walking into the sunset Boy with pilot hat playing on rocks at the beach during sunsetGirl with long curly hair standing on rocks at the ocean Long curly haired girl at the beach at sunset with lens flareYoung boy wearing pilot hat standing next to ocean water Young boy wearing pilot hat standing next to ocean water Young girl standing next to ocean water NH_family_photographer_Odiorne_Point_0018 Young boy with brown eyes wearing pilot hat

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Courtney

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