A circle of known faces and matching vibes is what we all treasure! So when it’s your wedding day, and you’re already stressed (for a gazillion reasons, of course!), having a familiar face as your wedding photographer could help add that (extra) silver lining to your big day. Having photographed Ann and Adam’s engagement before, I had a fairly good idea about their story before I photographed their wedding. So photographing their wedding was uncomplicated yet just as amazing as any other wedding. My beautiful couple’s wedding venue was the exquisite LaBelle Winery. As excited as I was to shoot their wedding at this stunning location, I was also really looking forward to seeing the couple start this new journey together.
I had the absolute pleasure of having photographed Ann and Adam’s engagement session at the Cathedral of the Pines. From how they met to what made them fall for each other – Ann and Adam told me all about themselves when I met them to photograph their engagement session. My personal favorite part of Ann and Adam’s love story was that it got all Christmassy and romantic when Adam got down on his knee on December 25, 2020, and proposed to Ann. If this were made into one of those romantic Christmas movies, I’d 100% give it a watch.
The LaBelle Winery is definitely a new addition to my all-time favorite wedding venues list. I had a fantastic time shooting the wedding at the LaBelle Winery, which is located in Southern New Hampshire. It was indeed a one-of-a-kind experience, and the location offers plenty of amazing opportunities for wedding photos, and for those of you who are eager to be top-notch hosts, it also offers a 5-star experience to the wedding guests.
The whole modern-stylised setup of the wedding ceremony was extravagant. LaBelle’s picturesque vineyard is absolutely perfect for wedding photos. With a flawless blend of romantic, serene, and natural – the venue’s got it all if you want a memorable wedding day experience and stunning portraits.
I started photographing Ann and Adam’s wedding day by taking pictures of the bride as she was getting ready with her bridesmaids. The bridal portraits came out looking stunning. The perfect lighting was an add-on to capture the breathtaking bride-in-white. Adam, on the other hand, spent some time with his groomsmen before the ceremony, and the dapper groom was so relaxed. I had such a great time taking group shots of the groom with his groomsmen. They were totally pro in front of the camera.
One of the most special moments about the wedding was how the family had also reserved a special chair for the bride’s mother (who passed away a few years ago). That was an incredibly thoughtful thing to do, and I was genuinely touched by it. Since the bride and groom didn’t have a first look, the look on Adam’s face when Ann started walking down the aisle with her father was so precious! As much as I love photographing first looks, I can never get enough of seeing the groom’s expressions when he sees his bride for the first time as she walks towards him.
It was a simple ceremony; they smiled, laughed, and exchanged vows and rings. After the ceremony, it was time for portraits of the newlyweds. Taking couples portraits is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day, and Ann and Adam’s incredible chemistry and LaBelle Winery’s incredibly photo-worthy spots made for a perfect match. I knew what these two liked and exactly how they wanted their wedding day photos to look, so taking their portraits was easy breezy!
This couple had one of the most fun wedding parties I’ve ever met. The bridesmaids danced, groomsmen cheered, and all the guests enjoyed the reception party to their heart’s content. This part of the wedding day is always heartwarming. Being surrounded by that kind of energy never fails to lift up my spirits too.
One of the bridesmaids lived in Australia and, due to their restrictions and wildfires, didn’t have the authority to leave and could not make it to the wedding. But there was a sweet surprise awaiting Ann as even though she wasn’t physically there at the venue, she sent a pre-recorded “speech” to be shown on a large screen. The venue handled the whole thing, and the bride had no clue about it till the recording was actually played. This was another reason why LaBelle Winery really stood out to me as a wedding venue. They went the extra mile to ensure that their clients did not face any extra stress, and this was just the sweetest gesture. Shout-out to the staff at the LaBelle Winery for being so professional and helpful.
Ann and Adam, thank you so much for having me as your wedding photographer. I mean this with my heart as I say it was a wonderful experience to work with you two – both times. I adore you guys and wish you a lifetime of amazing dinners and weekend adventures filled with happiness and love.
If you are currently searching for one or are thinking about hiring me as your wedding photographer, you can get in touch with me by dropping an email, and I will get back to you. If you want to see more wedding photographs that I took, you can check out the Woodbound Inn Wedding or Grafton Inn Wedding. You can also head to my Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest or visit my website to see more of my work.
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