The Pavillion at Pinehills Wedding Venue | Stephanie and Daniel

The Pavillion at Pinehills Wedding Venue | Stephanie and Daniel

Stephanie and Daniel started my 2020 wedding season with a winter wedding that was absolutely beautiful! I remember talking to them at their engagement session about their wedding and the vision they were going for. Since their wedding was in the winter, they wanted pine trees, deep forest greens, and snow would be nice. It sounded so pretty and I am so excited to share with you just how amazing it really was! The staff at Pinehills made this vision of Stephanie’s come to life with their amazing work in the reception room. The cake was absolutely amazing with it being all white with pine trees “painted on” which resembled lace! I couldn’t stop looking at how amazing it looked!

Stephanie and Daniel were all for having photos outside and I love them for it! We were chasing the light for their portrait session but we got it all in and we were even able to get the wedding party outside too for their portraits! You can’t even tell it was freezing outside! The night ended with snow which was just a dream come true! We were able to sneak outside while the snow was falling for a few portraits of Stephanie and Daniel!

One of my favorite parts from their day was their maid of honor’s speech to the bride and groom. She said the nicest things about gaining a best friend on the day she was born and continued on her speech with an accompany of a guitarist while she sang her sister this song…

When you’re down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old North wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running, a-running, yeah, yeah-eah
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
Yes I will

Now ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend
When people can be so cold
They’ll hurt you, yes, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh, but don’t you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running, a-running, yeah, yeah-eah
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yes I will (oh, yes I will)

You’ve got a friend
You’ve got a friend
Ain’t it good to know
You’ve got a friend
Ain’t it good to know
Ain’t it good to know
Ain’t it good to know
You’ve got a friend
Oh, yeah now
You’ve got a friend
Yeah baby
You’ve got a friend
Oh, yeah
You’ve got a friend

I do not think there was a dry eye in the room! It was beautiful and Emily’s voice was amazing. This moment gave me chills and ALL THE FEELS!!

Stephanie and Daniel, thank you so much for trusting us to capture your wedding day. I loved getting to meet your friends and family and I loved getting to see Griffin and Sadie again! They are too cute and made the blog once again! I hope you guys have the best time on your mini moon in Florida and enjoy getting to see some of my favorites from your wedding day!

Ceremony | SAINT BONAVENTURE PARISH 

Reception | THE PAVILLION AT PINEHILLS GOLD CLUB

Dress Store | ALEXANDRA’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Florist |THE PETAL GYPSY

Hair | MICHELLE VERNAZZARO

Make Up | MAKEOVER ARTISTRY 

DJ | GET DOWN TONIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Cake | FRATELLI’S BAKERY

Catering | EAST BAY GRILLE AT PINEHILLS

Bridesmaids Dresses | ALEXANDRA’S BRIDAL 

Groomsmen Attire | MENS WEARHOUSE

Invitations | MINTED

Photo Booth | BALTAZAR ENTERTAINMENT 

View their Engagement Session HERE!

Granite Links Golf Club Wedding Venue| Kevin and Gina

Granite Links Golf Club Wedding Venue| Kevin and Gina

One of my favorite moments I get to experience at a wedding is watching the bride and groom really realize how much their life has just changed.When this happens, there are tears and hugs and a few minutes of just being in awe of what just happened. This moment can come at any time throughout the wedding day. For Kevin and Gina, their moments happened at different times during the day. Kevin had tears in his eyes as Gina walked down the aisle with her dad.  Gina’s moment was after they recessed down the aisle and embraced outside of the ceremony. Her tears of joy were sweet enough to make anyone watching get emotional. They were just SO happy. It was the sweetest thing to see and I couldn’t be any happier for them!

I know I mention the weather a lot but honestly, I can’t believe what we experienced this day, It was probably one of the most beautiful days of the entire summer. It felt like October and not the end of August!! It was amazing! Not only was the weather beautiful, this entire wedding day was stunning! It really was so perfect and the smiles on their faces throughout the entire day let everyone know that this was their best day ever! During their ceremony, the sun came in and out of the clouds but the way that the wedding party was standing on a hill allowed me to capture this absolutely gorgeous image from their ceremony. The sun position, clouds and just where I happened to be standing, with my 35mm lens on, the settings I used, and the final edit produced this amazing photo that I am thinking about printing on a canvas for myself to hang in my office!

The Pavilion at Granite Links Golf Club is absolutely beautiful. With views overlooking the Boston Skyline, and the most beautiful sun set, I loved getting to be there again this year! I loved the simplicity of their decor that tied their day together so nicely. Just wait until you see their reception decor with the view of Boston. It was just stunning and the sun set all together just made their ending to a perfect day, even more perfect…. if that can even happen!

Kevin and Gina had their dog Charley join them for a few moments on their wedding day, just after they shared in their first look. The love that these two have for their fur baby is just the cutest. They were so excited to see her and I loved that she was included in their wedding day for photos, again in Kevin’s vows and then a few more times during their toasts at the reception. It was so sweet! I loved that I got to see Charley again from their engagement session. The photos of the moments with her are so special.

It was so nice that they were able to include their siblings on this day as their officiant, brother of the bride, did an amazing job sharing about their relationship and their love for one another.  They are the sweetest duo. Lisa and I felt so honored that we were the ones who had the opportunity to capture their day for their family and friends to remember forever!! Enjoy some of my favorite images and as always…get ready for a lot of photos in this post….

Dress: Vows Bridal- Martina Liana | Florist: Sarah’s Floral Design | Ceremony Location: Granite Links Golf Club | Reception Location: Granite Links Golf Club | Band: Legends of Summer Band | Videography: Beabout Exposure | Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s + Birdy Grey | Groomsmen Attire: Jos.A.Bank | Invitations: Minted | Tent Details: Simplistic Charm | Hair: Vow to Style | Makeup: Kerri Herlihy

The Pavillion at Pinehills | Amylee & Gregory

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

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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 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 | WEDDING BOSTON

FEATURED | WEDDING BOSTON

For the last two years I have said to myself I want to be published! I felt like my images were good, but when comparing them to everyone else, I didn’t feel like they were “publish worthy”. You see, that was the problem! I compared myself to other photographers out there in the world. People I don’t even know and I got my hopes up and just never bit the bullet to send my work anywhere.

I blogged on here and that was it. I featured my weddings on my website and I still do but there is something exciting to get an email stating that I was published on THEIR blog…. someone else’s wedding inspiration blog! I knew that one day, yes one day…. it would happen…but when!?

In 2017 right after I had Henry, I went full time photography/stay(work) from home mom. I worked hard to get my style to where I felt like I wanted it to be and I kept getting more and more confident in myself, my worth and my work. I still was hesitant of rejection when thinking about submitting a wedding… I kept working hard to get the images I took exactly where I wanted them to be. In 2019 I looked back at all of my 2018 weddings and engagement sessions. I loved each and every photo taken…. So much, I just knew this was the time to start submitting. There was no way I would get rejection emails! So, I joined Two Bright Lights- a place where you can submit your photos to hundreds of publications and get your wedding and lifestyle photography published in print magazines, websites and blogs. I submitted EVERY wedding and engagement session I shot in 2018.

Not even 2 hours later after submitting Jillian and Joe’s wedding I had gotten an email saying it was accepted! Guys….I was dancing in my kitchen with excitement! I couldn’t believe it! MY FIRST PUBLISHED WEDDING!!!

Special thank you to all these amazing vendors who made Jillian and Joe’s wedding oh so beautiful! Thank you to WEDDING BOSTON for accepting this publication! I am so honored and so thankful!!

Dress: Alexandra’s Boutique- Essence of Australia | Florist: Artistic Blossoms | Venue: Indian Pond Country Club | DJ: Holtie Produtions | Videographer: Digital Video Productions | Cake: Montillio’s Baking Company | Invitations: Minted

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