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
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.
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.