FEATURED ON HOW THEY ASKED | By The Knot + Tacari Weddings

FEATURED ON HOW THEY ASKED | By The Knot + Tacari Weddings

o continue on with my featured sessions, The Knot published Rachel and Joe’s proposal story on their blog!!!!!! Ahhhh!! Pinch me! I am dreaming….right?!?!

You can view their full blog here: HOW THEY ASKED

 

This session was also published on Tacari Weddings!!! You can see that post here: TACARI WEDDINGS FEATURE- RACHEL AND JOE

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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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.

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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10 Childhood Photos that will Inspire you to pick up your Camera | Motherhood

10 Childhood Photos that will Inspire you to pick up your Camera | Motherhood

I realize that I have been focusing a lot on weddings. Posting mostly photos from my Ali B Couples special day, sharing lots of wedding wisdom this winter. I am extremely excited I am able to to do that and I hope brides and grooms find it inspirational when planning their wedding.

Today I wanted to do something a little different and start a Motherhood category on the blog. I know you all know my kiddos. They are the joy in my life and I just love sharing their cuteness… See.. I mean.. Look at them!

But in all seriousness, I am going to share posts in this section not just of my kiddos, but kiddos I get to meet throughout the years as well! To start, I am sharing my 10 favorite photos that I have taken of kiddos to inspire you to pick up your camera and shoot away! You do not need a professional camera to get amazing photos of your children!

  1. Let them make a mess. I love it when my kids are laughing so hard and making a mess…Deep down..I really do not love the mess, but I love their laughter and pure joy when they throw all their blankets on the floor and their stuffed “friends” When they do this, they almost always pretend to sleep. So grab the camera and get the shot! It’s not all the time they place nice together.

2. Reading– Henry has a love for books! He will stop what he is doing at any time during the day to sit down and read. I caught him sitting on Ethan’s bed reading a book from our little library. I saw him and loved how the light was on him I had to grab a photo. If he saw me taking this picture he would have probably moved and told me “No Picture”. So, try to sneak it for the best candid!

3. Sleeping– When I get both of my kids to sleep at the same time I feel like supermom! I work during that time but I do spend some time just watching them. Ethan is 4 1/2 and he is just the sweetest. I mean look at him sleeping. Sneak in a photo of a nap so you can cherish it forever! Especially when they no longer nap as they get older.

4. Adventure– Everyday is an adventure with kiddos! You can use your phone and capture awesome photos. ( There are some cell phone shots in this post- can you tell what ones??)

5. At the hospital- After having a baby I know you want to savor each moment! Bring your camera and have visitors snap a few for you if you can’t do it. The hospital (Fresh 48) photos are always my favorites.

6. Being Playful– Dress them up and take them out! Here was a fun sister moment that I just so happened to catch….!

7. Jumping Puddles– Get the rain boots on and get outside! Let them go to town in the puddles! They will love you for it!

8. Focus on the details– Look at their hands. Are they chunky? Do you just love their little hand dimples? I am sure you do! So capture them! When they can have a prop- like a toy or leaves as this photos has, its lets them play and they will “show” you what they got giving you time to grab that photo and not have it be blurry.

9. Silhouette by the window– Here we had a sleep over with a friend and it was snowing outside. The boys were playing at the window and watching the snow fall. They looked so cute standing there and it came out to be a dark photo I turned black and white.


10. Love– Capturing the love they have for other kids/siblings is just the cutest! When they show their love to someone try to capture those moments. They happen way too quickly! You will love that you have those images.

The {B} Family // Fall Newborn-Family Session | Chiltonville, MA

The {B} Family // Fall Newborn-Family Session | Chiltonville, MA

Just a little over a year ago, I saw this beautiful family for Big Brother Jack’s 1st birthday photos. At the time he was not fully walking on his own yet but he was trying! You can view their session here! It’s really cool to go back and look at those photos and see how big Jack got over the last year!

I ran into mom and Jack this past August and shortly after she contacted me for another family session, this time, with their newest addition, Mason! I was so excited to see them all again and to get to meet Mason! He’s absolutely adorable at just 10 days old. Jack is already an awesome big brother and mom and dad couldn’t have looked any happier!

Their session was in Chiltonville, MA. I just love this location for fall photos as the fields there are just so open and the colors have started to change on the trees! Emily said she was hoping to have photos with the fall colors  and when she agreed to have their session at Chiltonville I was so excited, I knew they would love it. It was a little windy and cold during their session, but we made it work. Jack and Mason were troopers! We warmed up in the car mid way through their session and then were able to get out and do a few more photos along the path just as the sun was setting so nicely!

Emily, Keith, Jack and Mason I hope you love your fall family photos! I had so much fun spending time with you and I am so happy I got to meet Mason and see how big Jack is! Congratulations on your new little guy! Thank you for trusting me to be your family photographer! Here are some of my favorite photos from our session…although it was very hard to choose! xo.

 

Samantha and Buddy // Engagement Session | Ahern State Park, Laconia, NH

Samantha and Buddy // Engagement Session | Ahern State Park, Laconia, NH

I just loved everything about these two! Samantha and Buddy! From the  first email we shared I knew these guys were awesome and I could not wait to meet them in person ( because the first time we met was actually on Face time!)

When I asked Samantha how the two of them met, I just loved her answer! She said, “Buddy and I met while he was working as a bouncer at a bar I would go to with my friends. He kept telling me that I couldn’t dance with a drink in my hand but I took that as a hint that he must be hitting on me! I tried giving him my number but couldn’t really remember it after a few too many cocktails. Thankfully one of my friends helped me out. I didn’t hear from him for a while but I was planning on moving to Colorado later in the Fall anyways. Two weeks before I was supposed to move I was at that same bar and he came up and talked to me. I told him if my plans and he said, “we have to get a coffee. “ I actually didn’t even drink coffee at the time but said yes anyways! We ended up going out for dinner that Monday and by Wednesday, I told my family I wasn’t moving to Colorado. That was October 2012 and I still believe it was one of my best ( and most rash) decisions of my life.” How sweet is that?! And here they are, planning their July 2019 wedding day!

Samantha and Buddy chose a very special place to them for their engagement session, Ahern State Park. I had never been there but I was excited to see new area’s of NH since It’s really only been 6 months since we moved here. We arrived at a small beach that overlooked this amazing mountain view and Lake Winnisquam. My jaw dropped! It was amazing! I asked them if there was any way to get across to a small rock landing that was visible from the beach to get this crazy awesome wide shot of the view. They said, “thats exactly where we are going.” So we started a small hike, she in heel boots and Buddy in nice dress shoes. (my shoes were not that nice!) but we did it and everyone shoes stayed clean. 🙂 So, anyway, keep reading…. this is the reason why their session location was so special.

When I asked Samantha about their engagement, she said, “we got engaged the Friday of Memorial Day weekend this year! It was the first nice day of Spring and I had the day off from work. buddy decided he wanted to take a half day off too so we could go out for a nice lunch. The night before I was trying to think of places to go but he said he already had reservations at a place that was a secret. I thought it was weird that we needed to make reservations on a Friday afternoon at 2:30pm for lunch but I rolled with it. He came home from work and his hands were so clammy so I thought he definitely had something special going on! He started driving us to the other side of town and as we would pass a restaurant I kept wondering where we were going. Finally he turned onto the dirt road towards Ahern State Park in Laconia. Which happens to be the wooded trails behind my parents house on Lake Winnisquam that I would walk with my Dad and the dogs when I was younger. He walked me up to the point over looking the lake and he had a beautiful picnic with music, Champagne and food from one of our favorite restaurants. He immediately got down on one knee and pooped the question. I think he was too nervous to wait another second!”

This is the exact area ( and in some, the exact spot) he proposed! I just love everything about how special this is and I hope that their images always put a smile on their face when looking at them and remembering back to not just our session together, but that amazing day when “she said Yes!” Buddy and Samantha, I said it when I saw you, and I will say it again, THANK YOU. Thank you for bringing me to this spot! It is so amazing and it was the perfect place to have your engagement session. I can not wait to see you guys again for your wedding day! Here are just a few of my favorites…. and by a few…I mean like… a lot. xo.