The Walt Family | Kingston, MA

The Walt Family | Kingston, MA

My family and I lived in Plymouth for 5 years before moving to NH. We loved our town, we loved our first home, we loved our street! We made many friends with our neighbors while we were there and its so nice to still continue to talk to them since moving away. This wonderful family lived across the street from us! They had a little girl, Lilly who is the same age as Henry… maybe a few months older than he is, but for the most part, when we lived there, she was a baby baby! My kiddos would get so excited whenever we saw them outside and they loved getting throw the ball to their dog, Chester. We would always look for Chester on our walks, and we had to invest in a “chuck it” for Porter because that is what Chester uses when he plays fetch…something Ethan continues to remember!

I was so excited when Patricia contacted me to capture their family photos! They chose a beautiful location in Kingston, which I did not even know was there- along the Jones River! Chester was able to be off the leash, which being a puppy owner myself now, they are so brave to have him off the leash! Maybe someday I can trust Porter to come back each time, like this guys did. 🙂

Lilly was so shy at first but then she warmed up to me and her personality came out! He’s a doll and I loved getting to see this silly side of her!  Tommy, Patricia, Lilly and Chester, it was so nice to see you all again and I am so honored you contacted me to spend time with you and take your photos! I hope you love these as much as I do!! Thanks so showing me this place too! I can not wait to get back there and bring Porter! I know he would love it!

Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio | Manchester, NH

Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio | Manchester, NH

Way back in June, I had the pleasure of photographing a local NH business, Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio in Manchester, NH. Our session was the day before they opened their doors for the first time and the vibe inside of their studio was just so exciting yet so humbling! Each of the warrior teachers where there showing their talents and planning for the next day. The building is absolutely beautiful and the studio space is amazing with exposed brick, large windows and beautiful floors! I loved getting to see the space before their opening day and I am so excited to get to take classes with them. I have had a busy busy season over here, but once my sessions and editing lessen, I will be there to take some classes.

I asked owner, Genevieve Hoellrich a few questions about their studio which I have included in this blog below. You can check out their website here, and go visit their studio to take a class and see how beautiful it is! Here is their CLASS SCHEDULE.

At what point in your teaching career did you decide – I want to open a yoga studio?

Opening a yoga studio has always been a dream but it was not until I met Talitha it became possible. We had the same vision and dreams and the family and friends who supported us in the lead of faith to pursue our dreams.

What was your biggest fear or limiting belief during the process?

There was so many… No-one will come to class, will we be able to pay for it. Who is going to teach and so many more, BUT with the support of the most amazing partner the fears quickly turned away and we just kept moving forward and conquering our fears.

What were the steps you took in order to open a yoga studio?

We found the space, then from there we had a vision of what we wanted , the look, the heat. We found vendors who would help us and it went from there. Lots and lots of work and patience .

What resources did you find helpful during the process?

family, friends, each other and the support of our amazing instructors

How did you decide upon the name?

This was all Talitha!

What’s your number one piece of advice for future yoga studio owners?

Some days it may be hard but it is the biggest gift, to help others ands your dream come true

What’s the most difficult situation you run into on a consistent basis?

Not to many yet.. they may come lol

How did you decide upon your class offerings, type of teachers you’d employ, and the overall vibe of the studio?

we had a vision of what we wanted and we knew some amazing teachers and from there it blossomed. We want teachers to feel 100% authentic to themselves and teach from there heart. This is creating unique, powerful classes.

And lastly – Why did you start practicing yoga in the first place? And how and why did you become a yoga teacher?

I was in a deep dark place and I needed something. 14 years ago I went to my first hot yoga class and was hooked from there. So much has happened in my life but what has stayed true is my yoga practice. After a long time practicing my dad said it was his wish for me to share my passion. I took the leap and 7 years later here I am!!!

 

3 Tips for Military Brides planning their wedding day | GUEST BLOG POST by Brittney Galeaz

3 Tips for Military Brides planning their wedding day | GUEST BLOG POST by Brittney Galeaz

I am so excited to start my guest blogging series! Here is a new post by an Ali B Bride! Brittney and Sean will be getting married this coming December on Cape Cod and I can not wait! We had so much fun during their Boston engagement session. You can check out their engagement session HERE.  Huge THANK YOU to Brittney for taking the time to blog this subject! I know there are so many other millitary brides out there who will love reading this! Feel free to comment if you have any questions, myself and Brittney can answer them the best we can! 🙂

I first met Sean in 2012 through a mission trip our church organized. On the first day of the trip we did an ice breaker exercise to all get to know one another. The first thing Sean told me about himself was that he wanted to join the Air Force and my first thought was wow, that is going to be so hard on his future wife. Well, here we are 7 years later and I am the future Mrs. Donovan! 

Sean and I have been together through all of college, through ROTC, and are now living in DC with Sean stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Throughout this time, I had somehow convinced myself that Sean would never deploy. This was such an unrealistic mindset but it was the way I stayed positive through the uncertainly. Sean and I got engaged in September of 2018 and his first deployment was scheduled for shortly after. I had mixed emotions about the deployment and planning our wedding on my own. I was happy for Sean as this opportunity was what he had always wanted but of course I was hesitant.

Now, on the other side of our first deployment, I wanted to share some tips and tricks with my fellow military brides on planning a wedding with your person being on the opposite side of the world and still making the process what you always wanted it to be.

#1. Tip number one is include your family! I never would have gotten through wedding planning without my amazing mom, step-mom, future mother in law, my sisters, and all of my bridesmaids. Everyone stepped up in the most amazing way touring venues with me, stuffing save the dates, and planning. It was not only helpful but it was fun! My mom and I split too many bottles of wine to count talking about color schemes, wedding dresses, flowers, and more. I missed Sean during the planning but he was still able to be a part of it. We made every decision together and FaceTimed during venue tours. This way he still was able to plan his own wedding even from thousands of miles away.

#2. Tip number two is to talk to your vendors and your venue about military discounts. I am never one to ask for a military discount but I made an exception in this case! While not every vendor is able to offer for a number of reasons it NEVER hurts to ask. Additionally, ask about a military escape clause. As we all know, the military is unpredictable and if you have to move your wedding for one reason or another you do not want to deal with the cost of transferring the date for your vendors and venue. All my amazing vendors gladly offered this clause, and if someone isn’t willing to, they likely are not the vendor for you.

#3. Tip number three is to stay positive and enjoy the process. There were difficult days and moments throughout the planning process where I missed my fiancé and wanted him with me for cake tastings, venue tours, and everything else we had planned on doing together. I stayed positive mainly by keeping Sean in the loop always via our weekly FaceTime dates. I also leaned on the amazing people around me and took them up on the help they offered. I was beyond thankful that so many people stepped up, it is not something I will soon forget.

I’ll never forget my first reaction to hearing Sean wanted to be in the Air Force back in 2013. I laugh when I think about it now because my perspective is so different. Being a military spouse is an adventure, it takes you to places and cities you have never seen, it pushes you to be independent and self-reliant, and it strengthens your relationship making you stronger as a couple and individually. I feel lucky to become a part of it and become an Air Force Wife. 

I want to thank Alex for allowing me to write this piece to share our story! We feel so lucky to have her as a part of our day and our lives! Always proud to be an Ali B Bride! 

TD Garden + Sea Port Engagement Session | Boston, MA

TD Garden + Sea Port Engagement Session | Boston, MA

The first time I met these two blushing brides we chatted for over 2 hours! I loved getting to know all about them and their wedding day planning during our first meeting I was so excited to see them again for their Boston engagement session!

They chose these locations for their session as they talked about Boston having a special meaning to them. They shared their first kiss at the TD Garden after a Justin Timberlake concert there. This was where they wanted to start the session. I loved it! It’s not every day I get to walk around the Garden area so when I got there I was able to scope out a few nice areas just outside so that they can have the natural sun light, pretty greens, a city feel as well as the Garden in the background! To say I was freaking out is an understatement. Each time I got a shot with that glowy sun light creeping through the tree I was squealing like a toddler at Christmas! The light, these ladies and the background was just making me all so happy!

We took an Uber to the next location over to Fan Pier Park for that unbelievable sun set that NEVER gets old with the view of the city. The light was dreamy and the city sky line was just a great backdrop to have us end the night there. I am not kidding when I say I can take photos all night. I mean seriously… it was well past sun set but I had my flashes set up as I worked hard to get that crazy color sky.

Kelsey and Carrie, Thanks so much for braving that high heat with me to get these shots! I had a blast and I can not wait to see you both again, as well as your families when you say “I Do”  in May! Here are just a few of my favorite photos from our session! xo.

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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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Baby Emerson | Lifestyle Newborn Session

Baby Emerson | Lifestyle Newborn Session

I am declaring 2019 the year of baby girls! Yup, who run the world? GIRLS! This is my 3rd newborn session over the past 3 months and they were all baby girls! Now, I have 2 boys so all these baby girls are really making me want another…. kinda… well… I don’t know… maybe! (Just not yet!)

Emerson was born on July 4, 2019 and welcomed by her mom, dad and grandmothers. She came a little early, but not too early! She is the perfect little peanut and I have to say, photos make her look way bigger than she really is! She is a whopping 6lbs 15oz and she is just a ball of loving! I photographed her mom and dads wedding just about 2 years ago ( see their wedding blog here)  and I feel so honored I get to capture these first time moments of them learning to be parents. I feel like they are two of “my babies” just because I get to watch them go from dating, to fiance’s to husband and wife and now, mom and dad!

Maddie, CJ and Emerson, Thank you so much for having us at your home and letting my boys and I meet the baby at just 5 days old. We all love her so much and we can not wait to see the 3 of you again soon! Don’t blink because before you know it, she will be walking! 🙂 Love you all!

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from our session together. I just can not get enough of her! xoxo.

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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