New Hampshire Photographer | {Coming Out of the Woodwork}

Why hello there! I’m still here! When I started this blog, I thought it would be a piece of cake {chocolate, in particular} to keep up with. WELL, having a full-time job on top of all of this awesome photography stuff I have going on has made it more challenging than I anticipated! Perhaps when photography becomes my only job, the cake will come? Probably not, but anyway… I am here to post a few quick shots I’ve taken recently. With the arrival of Spring, I celebrated by purchasing a macro lens (Nikon calls it micro) that I’ve wanted for a super duper long time – Nikon’s 105mm 2.8. Quick little plug: it rules. It is even better than all of the outrageously stellar reviews that it gets. My personal favorite part – the creamiest of creamy bokeh that my heart adores. So these are some images shot with my new friend. I pinky-swear that I will be posting more wedding blogs shortly.

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Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Courtney

Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Farmington Gardens {Doug & Carrie}

Okay, so, let me start by saying – I am beyond thankful that I was the photographer blessed with the opportunity to work with this amazingly sweet couple. Carrie and Doug were so kind and genuine, and their wedding day was just perfect and everything they deserved. They got ready at the Farmington Inn in the quaint town of Farmington, Connecticut. The rest of the day took place just down the road, at the beautiful Farmington Gardens. The ceremony location was a photographer’s dream – a spectacular greenhouse flooded with glorious natural lighting. Oh and some lovely Chinese lanterns… a detail that I always love. The weather was just about perfect, too – very warm for this early spring day in March – which allowed us to get outside and take some portraits in the field just behind the venue. Then it was on to the celebration – a pretty sweet beer-themed reception. Each table was labeled with the names of some of Carrie and Doug’s favorite breweries. And to add to the awesome, this bride and groom surprised their guests with a wicked hilarious first dance… you’ll see ;-) Another surprise took place later, one that the bride didn’t even know about… a tear-jerking rendition of “Sweet Caroline” played on the acoustic guitar by her father, while the guests sang along – some with kazoos in hand. It was a stunning evening, and I was beyond thrilled to be a part of it. Thank you, ever so much, for inviting me to share in the love and fun of your wedding day, Carrie and Doug!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by!! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Stone Garden Yoga Studio {Melanie & Nick}

Melanie and Nick met while she was studying abroad in New Zealand. Gush! <3 Their wedding day was super special, as they found themselves surrounded by love from friends and family, some traveling from as far as London, England and New Zealand! Their beautiful winter wedding was held at the Stone Gardens Yoga Studio in Meredith, New Hampshire. It was a mild New England winter day, which was super exciting because we were able to stop by the picturesque town docks in Meredith for some photos before heading to the ceremony without having to brave too many elements. Another plus to the mild weather was that Melanie and Nick were able to hold their ceremony on the porch outside the studio while their {bundled up} guests surrounded them. Melanie wore some {wicked} awesome blue shoes with glitter on the toes, and she and her bridesmaids stayed toasty warm in their beautiful fur stoles. I had a lot of fun celebrating with Melanie and Nick. Thanks for having me, you two!

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New Hampshire Photographer | Winter with a Puppy

January in New Hampshire. It’s chilly. It’s snowy. My husband and I aren’t skiiers, snowboarders, or skaters. Potentially sounds terrible. I mean, if you gave us a hill and a sled, we’d totally be sledders, and I know for certain that if challenged, I could be a pretty sweet snow-angel-maker. But we have a very rambunctious German Shorthaired Pointer puppy {Riley} on our hands, and she needs all the running, jumping, sniffing, and romping she can get. So we get out, even if I haven’t been challenged to a snow angel making contest. Sometimes we freeze. Sometimes we shiver. All the time we look forward to a mug {or two} of hot chocolate. Riley loves it. We love it {we love warmth a little better, but that’s on its way}. And winter in New Hampshire is a beautiful thing.

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Stay warm! xo, Courtney

New Hampshire Senior Portrait Photographer | {Madyson}

Well, this senior portrait session left me rather speechless. Madyson had told me that I would love this farm before I arrived, but I had no idea that I would actually fall IN love with it. Even THAT is an understatement. This well kept secret is a serene place where Madyson keeps her horse, Teddy, all year long. There are acres and acres {and acres} of trails and fields and stone walls and… I could go on forever. It was so beautiful and I didn’t want to leave! The late autumn leaves made for a lovely backdrop, and we had so much fun roaming throughout the property, exploring the MANY locations for beautiful photos. After going home and viewing the images, I decided I need to take more portraits with horses. Because they rule. And in my humble opinion, so did this session. Thank you SO much for sharing your favorite place with me, Madyson. I can’t wait to come back!Girl brushing her horse in a fieldGirl with her horse smilingGirl next to the head of her horseGirl sitting down with horse's head in her lapHorse hooves and cowgirl bootsSenior portrait girl wrapping her arm around her horseFemale senior portrait with horse black and whiteCowgirl wearing boots standing in field hand on hipGirl riding her horse and laughingSenior portrait female with her horseGirl riding a horse black and whiteFemale senior portrait with horse in front of beautiful foliageGirl sitting on a log under yellow leaves gigglingBeautiful senior portrait with horse and fall leaves Cowgirl boots resting in autumn leaves Cowgirl boots and girl standing in a tree stump Senior portrait girl leaning against a barnCowgirl senior portrait in front of beautiful foliageSenior portrait silhouette cowgirl and a horse in a barnxo, Courtney

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