Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding Venue | Hannah + Justin

Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding Venue | Hannah + Justin

Over the weekend, in the midst of an extremely busy summer of entertaining Ethan and Henry ( I have no idea where they got so much energy from…) working behind the scenes editing, blogging, and all the things business, I was reminded of why I love photographing weddings so much. You see, it is an entire day where I am able to get completely lost in other people. Always focused on my family, and our lives, It is an amazing gift that I get to spend a weekend putting other people first. It helps me to forget about anything and everything that is happening in our world- and be invited into one of the most important days in someone else’s world.

A few months ago,  I met up with my photographer friend, Jessie Wyman at a photography studio in Dover, NH. I remember thinking that the whole area was really cool and industrial with lots of brick, art and just cool offices/studio spaces that are able to be rented out. I said to Jessie when I was there I had a wedding coming up this summer in the area, I know there is a lot of brick, but I was not sure where the venue was exactly. Turned out, I got the change to go back to the SAME building that our session was in, to the Rivermill at Dover Landing. When I arrived I could not believe it was in the same building I was in a few months prior! The area was so cool with lots of awesome areas to have photos taken outside.

Hannah and Justin had their fur baby, Clementine as part of the wedding party. I loved that they had her there with them to celebrate their love. She was so well behaved and looked adorable in her flower collar walking in with the groomsmen for the ceremony. It was so nice to be able to have family photos of the 3 of them taken that they can cherish forever. Clem wasn’t there for the reception part of the evening but it was so great that she was still able to be apart of the day with her mom and dad.

Hannah and Justin, I will never forget our first Face-time call with you or your engagement session- and I will most certainly not forget your beautiful wedding day. But do you know what I’ll remember most and just not forget? The fun you had from start to finish, and the kindness you showed me and everyone around you. Never stop doing those two things and your life will be as beautiful as your wedding day.  I love you both and hope you love your memories as much as Morgan and I loved saving them.

As a final disclaimer, this post is HUGE. I just had too many favorites!!

Dress: Beloved Gown by Eddy K | Florist: F as in Flowers | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Rivermill at Dover Landing | DJ: Aaron Denny | Planner: Connie Simmons | Videographer: Thad Thorne Film Co. | Cake: Wicked Mini Donuts | Catering: Liberty Lane Catering | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show me you Mumu + Lulu’s | Groom Suit: Brooks Brothers | Invitation Design: Sarah Benner | Invitation Printed: Cat Print | Hair and Makeup: Max Charles Salon

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Hello, and welcome to the Ali B Blog! I’m Alex and I am a wedding photographer  based in Bedford, NH. I hope you grab your favorite drink ( in my case, coffee) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, as well as getting a little peek into my life.

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The Inn on Newfound Lake Wedding Venue | Samantha & Buddy

The Inn on Newfound Lake Wedding Venue | Samantha & Buddy

Well, I can barely contain my excitement today! I am sharing a blog from a wedding that was shot over the weekend and I am just absolutely smitten over the couple, their friends and family and these photos! I am not kidding when I say that there are over 6000 photos to go through and over 250 that I chose for this blog! Really, I just want to share them all with you!

Late July weddings are known to be hot, and Samantha and Buddy’s day was no exception. It was a warm summer day for a lake side New Hampshire wedding but it was all just so beautiful. Their location was adorable! I love little Inn styled weddings! The Inn on Newfound Lake had a lot of charm to it and as soon as you walk in you feel right at home. Everything was in one place making it keep to our timeline perfectly.

One of my favorite moments on a wedding day is when I get to bring the bride and groom back out for a few more portraits as the sun is setting. Samantha and Buddy decided they wanted to join me on this and man, was the sun set just beautiful over the lake. A few people who were passing by to get on their boat invited us on to get a better view of it. It was hysterical, 2 photographers, a bride and groom, a bridesmaid and the best man all hopped aboard. We loved every minute of our little sun set boat ride and I know that it is something we all will never forget!

Samantha and Buddy, I hope you are having the best time on your honeymoon! Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your wedding day. I had the best time meeting your sweet friends and family and I just loved making so many memories and being a part of all your new memories from your wedding day. Here are just oh you know… about 200 favorites of mine…. I hope you enjoy reliving your wedding day through your photographers perspective. Congratulations! We couldn’t be more excited for you! xo.

Dress: Madeleine’s Daughter Bridal | Florist: The Fuchsia Peony | | Venue : The Inn on Newfound Lake | DJ: DJ Scrumptious | Cake: Jacques Fine European Pastries | Groom attire: Divine Inspirations | Inviations: Zazzle.com

I had to get in on this shot with the boat crew! How awesome was this!!! So nice of these guys to get us on for more amazing sun set photos!

 The Newfound Inn had Fireworks to end the night! It was so amazing! Congratulations Samantha and Buddy! BEST DAY EVERRRR!

Hi there! I'm Alex,

Hello, and welcome to the Ali B Blog! I’m Alex and I am a wedding photographer  based in Bedford, NH. I hope you grab your favorite drink ( in my case, coffee) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, as well as getting a little peek into my life.

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The Pavillion at Pinehills | Amylee & Gregory

The Pavillion at Pinehills | Amylee & Gregory

Hi Friends! I am coming at you from Wildwood New Jersery for his amazing wedding day sneak peek! Amylee and Greg had such a gorgeous wedding on Saturday at The Pavillion at Pinehills! It was so fun getting to work with Lisa, Katy and Beabout Exposure and it was so fun getting to see these two love birds again! The last time I saw Amylee and Greg was in November for their engagement session!

Amylee and Greg had so many sweet, personal touches on their wedding day. On Amylee’s flowers was a framed photo in memory of her biological dad. You can find a charm like this similar here. It was such a nice touch to having her father close by and in her heart on this day. She also had a charm made for Greg and presented his to him during their portrait session. Greg’s father had also passed away and she said ” He should be by your side today, because he would have been your best man. So I wanted you to have this.” It was such a sweet moment that made me a bit emotional behind the camera. I know what it’s like to get married and go through life together with the one you love, and not having a parent there to see it.

The weather on this day was crazy. We planned to have first looks in an area throughout the golf course with her dad and grandparents, however due to thunder and pouring rain, we had their first looks outside of the venue under their awnings out-front. I have to say that there is no bad place to have photos at The Pavillion at Pinehills.  The front porch are of the venue is so beautiful, it really made for a perfect backdrop for these moments.

Once the rain cleared up we took golf carts out to the gate for their first look. It was amazing how the clouds opened and the sun came out! It really was so magical! These moments they had together before anyone saw them were so special. They rocked their portraits and I am so excited that I get to share their sneak peek with you guys!

Amylee and Greg- Thank you so much for trusting us to capture these moments on your wedding day! You both embraced the rain and when the sun came out, you guys made some magic! See, rain on your wedding day is good luck! 🙂 Greg, wishing you a happy birthday!! I hope you guys have the best time on your honeymoon in Antigua! Here is a little preview to help you re-live the best day ever! xoxo.

Dress: The Bridal Secret | Florals: Flair Florals | Ceremony: The Pavillion at Pinehills | Reception: The Pavillion at Pinehills | DJ: DJ ResQ | Video: Beabout Exposure | Cake: Piece of Cake | Invitations: Minted |   In Memory of Charms: Etsy

Hi there! I'm Alex,

Hello, and welcome to the Ali B Blog! I’m Alex and I am a wedding photographer  based in Bedford, NH. I hope you grab your favorite drink ( in my case, coffee) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, as well as getting a little peek into my life.

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My photographic style is light, romantic, airy and, above all, authentic. I believe photography is about so much more than just images, and I strive to tell stories, frame by frame. I want everyone who looks at my work to feel fully immersed in the scene – because there is far more to a moment than what we see.

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Wychmere Beach Club Wedding Venue | Joel & Rachel

Wychmere Beach Club Wedding Venue | Joel & Rachel

It was a FULL weekend for me thats for sure! I had back to back weddings on Friday and Saturday and I had the best time at both! Sunday I was in Boston for an engagement session and Monday I was back in MA for a newborn lifestyle session! All of these events I am so excited to share with you! You see, I might be exhausted, but I love my job and I get so excited when I have new work to share with you!

Rachel and Joel were such a pleasure to be around! They had this calming presence about them the whole day and it instantly made the day feel like pure perfection. Now, I usually meet my couples before their wedding day during an engagement session, however, Rachel and Joel were living in Cleveland at the time they booked with me ( a little over 2 years ago!) so we did not get to meet each other before their wedding day. Let me tell you, I was SO excited to meet them! Not having any clue of who they are before getting to the wedding day can be a little intimidating. When I am with my couples I just don’t stop talking. I prompt them and I tell them exactly what I need them to do. Were Rachel and Joel going to like my personality?? All of these feelings of the unknown quickly washed away as soon as I met them! Both had smiles from ear to ear and they were so happy to do anything I needed them to do. They were wonderful to work with and I am so honored they chose me to be their wedding photographer!

I had a lot of favorite moments from their wedding day. Getting to spend time with the wedding party on the beach after the ceremony was so much fun! We were all laughing and having a great time, and I even let them all go with enough time to join in cocktail hour. I loved getting to spend a ton of time with Rachel and Joel for their beach portraits as well as sun set portraits, just wait until to see those photos! Another moment that I loved was when Rachel’s grandfather gave the blessing. He is the absolute cutest thing and I just wanted to bring him home with me! His speech was the sweetest and he even got up on the dance floor a few times and busted out some great moves! Okay, one more! I loved Joel’s reaction when seeing Rachel for the first time walking down the aisle. He had the biggest smile on his face and he gave her a little wave! I thought it was just the sweetest gesture!! They both cried while reading their vows which was also, soooo sweet! Gah!

Rachel and Joel, Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart for trusting us on your wedding day. The day was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t be any more excited for you both! Rachel you looked absolutely stunning and Joel looked so handsome! It was so great getting to meet your sweet friends and family. I hope you are enjoying your first few days of Mr. & Mrs. and you love getting to look back on such a magical wedding day. xoxo

Dress: Calla Blanche | Florist: Tangled Web | Ceremony: Wychmere Beach Club | Reception: Wychmere Beach Club | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie +
BHLDN | Groom: The Black Tux | Invitations: Tankerville Press | Make up: Glamour Cosmetics Official | Hair: Maricruz Hairstyles

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel Wedding Venue | Jared & Katherine

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel Wedding Venue | Jared & Katherine

Once upon a time, on a BEAUTIFUL summer day…….WHAT?! Summer? Nope…. it’s not summer! It’s spring but let me tell you, Jared and Katie had the absolute most perfect weather for their May wedding on the beach! It was 100% PERFECTION! The sun was shining, it had a nice wind that kept you from melting in the sun and there were people swimming in the ocean! It really did feel like summer!

Her details for the day were laid out so nicely and easy for me to grab and go! I was so impressed with her organization skills! The bridesmaids and Katie also had the room she was getting ready in clean and decorated with a cute banner along the bed.  Again, I was so impressed and just so excited to get started on their day! The last time I saw these two was just over a year ago for their engagement session! I was so excited to see them again! They are so much fun, and are both really good at modeling for me when I give them direction!

I loved Katie and her dad’s first look. She looked amazing and he made sure that she knew it. Her girlfriends were just in awe of how gorgeous she was, and they made her entire day such a celebration!! I absolutely LOVE that we got to have their fist look on the beach, where Katie wanted it, and since it was an absolute beautiful location.
However, my favorite part of the day was when Katie’s dad toasted the newlyweds at the beginning of their reception. He shared that when Katie was a baby, she took her first steps on the beach at The Sea Crest Beach Hotel, which gave this location and even bigger meaning!  Oh the tears! So many tears!  You can tell that Katie is a daddy’s girl and that her relationship with her parents is such a cherished part of her life.

As you scroll through this beautiful wedding day, I hope you enjoy this gorgeous couple as much as we did! Their smiles and their joy are contagious!!! Thank you for having Nichole and I capture your wedding day! We had so much fun and we are still talking about those sun set photos! They were simply amazing! Zach Levenson did a great job on their video and also gave a little sneak peek of their day, which I have included here. Enjoy reliving your wedding day, Mr. & Mrs. Jared Weed. xoxo

Ceremony Location: The Sea Crest Beach Hotel | Reception: The Sea Crest Beach Hotel | DJ: DJ Holtie | Videographer: Zach Levenson | Cake & Donuts: Montilio’s | Catering: The Sea Crest Beach Hotel | Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Make-up: Beauty Avenue By Ale | Hair: Artworx Hair Design | Officiant: Father Lenny Nelson | Invitations: Minted | Florist: Bourne Florist

 

FEATURED | THE BOSTON BRIDE, BIG DAY MADE, WEDDING BOSTON + ZOLA

FEATURED | THE BOSTON BRIDE, BIG DAY MADE, WEDDING BOSTON + ZOLA

I am telling you I had no idea that my work would be published this many times! I Feel like each week I have been sharing featured weddings with you and I am still just so thankful! I love that these REAL weddings are giving brides out there some inspiration for your big day! Thank you for following along and checking out these featured weddings! View their blog post here.

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