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Why I Love The First Look Before The Wedding and Maybe You Will Too | Joe Martin Photography

Why I Love The First Look Before The Wedding and Maybe You Will Too | Joe Martin Photography

I thought I would share my thoughts on whether a couple should discuss to have, or not to have, a “first look” at their wedding. With so much to plan and think about leading up to and on your wedding day, why would you want to add more to think about? Well, this one thing could be the stress relief you need. After all of the planning, calls, emails, meetings at the venue, going over the song list with your DJ and a possible shot list with the photographer,  you want to just let go of all the stress and have a fun day together, right? But wait, you have to spend half of the day apart. That seems a bit unfair, right? What if I told you that I have a way to get you an extra hour together?  Are you ready to know more about this magic I speak of? It is called the “first look,” and it is a growing trend in wedding photography.  It can be a very special part of your day, creating a whole set of images you would normal not have. 

The first look, is for me, a great way to see a side of a couple that few get to see. It is the first time that the couple sees the person they are about to marry, on their wedding day.  For me, the photos tell an important part of the day. It is also one of the best parts of many young couples wedding day.   I have been able to witness some truly amazing “first looks!”  From couples in tears, to having the biggest smiles I have ever seen, when a couple sees each other for the first time at the ceremony, there can be 100’s of people present. It can be very stressful and can also mask the true reaction from the couple.

Where do you do a first look? Every venue has at lest one great spot to do a first look. You can have it in a garden, the court yard or even in the streets outside of a downtown venue. I have also done first looks in the hallways of hotels  and on the opposite sides of doors of the bridal suite. If the couple knows of a spot they saw on their visit to the venue, then great! If not, then I take it upon myself to find a place that has a nice backdrop, that will make the moment that tells a bit of the love story from your wedding day. Some couples and families may be more traditional and want to keep the first look for he ceremony and that is fine too. I just want the couples that I talk to, to know of this trend and to give them the option.  This will not take the place of the walk down the aisle, but will give an extra element of the day that many couples miss out on, if their photographer has not done the job of sharing every option about their day.  

Benefits of the “first look”: 

  • Takes a lot of stress off of your meeting at the alter 
  • Gives you something that not everyone has from their wedding day – that something extra 
  • Create a special set of one-of-a-kind photo
  • Gives time to do the family portraits and some bridal party photos, freeing up time for the couple to enjoy their cocktail party 
  • Getting a bit of time alone together , its your wedding you should be together. 
  • Gives more time, after the ceremony, to be with your family and guests. 

Below are some images from some, “first looks” moments that I have captured and a photo taken shortly after at the pre-wedding photo shoot. 

 

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The first look is something I offer to all couples.  If you want to know more about how I photograph a, “first look,” I would be happy to discuss it with you.  
Call me anytime for more information and with questions. I am always happy to talk to share more.
603-367-4657 or email me. 
 
 
 
New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Wedding at The Wentworth, Jackson, NH | New Hampshire Photo Blog

New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | Wedding at The Wentworth, Jackson, NH | New Hampshire Photo Blog

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In the small town of Jackson, N.H., is a resort named, The Wentworth. It is a well known Inn in the area and is snug right in the middle of town. The Wentworth is a popular wedding venue in the Mount Washington Valley. The ceremony that I attended there was in a small field next to the venue. The Wentworth gazebo is set at the base of Jackson Falls, a popular tourist destination, and is a beautiful settling for a wedding. The guests were arriving and made their way to the site. The couple was dressed and ready to, say, “I do,” and begin their celebration of their new life together. The parents, grandparents and other family members stayed at the site, after the wedding, for some photos. Then, the bridal party jumped in to a limousine so we could drive around and work on some photos at a few special places that they had in mind.

We first went to the famous, Jackson Covered Bridge. It is an old, wooden bridge that was build in 1876. It is also known as Honeymoon Bridge or Covered Bridge No. 51. On the way back to the hotel,we stopped at the in town pond to capture the couple in a reflection. As they came out of the bus, Mark, the groom, headed right over a couple that was already there that were fishing. He talked to them for a bit and then I saw them handing over their fishing gear to the bride and groom! I was surprised and impressed that he was so bold as to ask to borrow their gear for some photos. I love working with such confidence and creative couples. I was able to take a few shots of them fishing. the groom even hooked one! We stopped at the stone bridge and the Jackson Library for a few emotive photographs before heading to the reception. They danced, cut their cake and rocked out to the live band, Gazpacho. (They were a fabulous wedding band, and highly I recommend them.)

It was a beautiful day and a day full of laughter and love. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day. Thanks Jen & Mark for the great day! It was an honor to work with you to capture the joy and beauty of your day!

 

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 Wedding Venue: The Wentworth, Jackson, N.H
New Hampshire Wedding Photographer : Joe Martin
The entry sign for The Wentworth. A New Hampshire wedding venue in Jackson, N.H

The entry sign for The Wentworth. A New Hampshire wedding venue in Jackson, N.H

Shooting the bride through a curtain.

Shooting the bride through a curtain.

reflecting bride in the mirror

Always fun to use the hotel room mirrors to create a portrait

Groom looking down at glasses

A groom is gifted a drink for his boys from the bride.

A gift from bride to grrom

A gift from bride to groom

The wedding party posed on the Jackson Covered Bridge for photos.

The wedding party posed on the Jackson Covered Bridge for photos.

We played in the field after the wedding

We played in the field after the wedding

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The reflecting pond

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Fish on. Groom shows his fishing skills.

Bridal party poses near the river in Jackson NH

With the river below and the sky above the wedding party poses at the base of Jackson Falls.

Love this moody wedding photo. Taken after the ceremony

Love this moody wedding photo. Taken after the ceremony

The couple had taken time so I could create these moody images. It is part of my style.

The couple had taken time so I could create these moody images. It is part of my style.

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Thanks guys you were great sports.

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Loved the Jackson, NH Library as spot to take some bridal portraits

Posing in from of The Wentworth wedding venue

Posing in front of their wedding venue.

couple dancing close at their wedding.

Couples first dance in the wedding tent.

Gazpacho. jamming in the background and the groom loves it.

Gazpacho. jamming in the background and the groom loves it.

Bride and groom holding a thanks you note.

The couple wants to thanks all their family and friends for coming.

Enjoy this New Hampshire wedding photography provided by Joe Martin Photography offering New Hampshire wedding photography in N.H, Maine and Massachusetts .

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in wedding photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each wedding will be photographed and handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located just outside North Conway, NH, 03860

    

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

Rainy Day Wedding At The Zorvino Winery Venue | Southern New Hampshire Wedding Photography

Rainy Day Wedding At The Zorvino Winery Venue | Southern New Hampshire Wedding Photography

With all the planning that goes into a wedding, the one thing you can never fully plan for is weather. The couple picks the wedding venue months, even years, ahead. As the date gets closer and you see the weather is looking to be bad. Bad meaning rain. There is only so much you can do about it. Well the Zorvino Winery wedding venue in Sandown, NH., did all they could to try and save this day. They even sent a crew out to try and dry the chairs the guests would be using. It was just too wet. Off and on again rain moved this wedding to inside the venue. At Zorvino it did not matter. As beautiful as the grounds are, the interior of the winery is just as nice.  Once the wedding ceremony had finished and the couple was officially married, we did dodge some rain drops and heading outside to get some bridal portraits. With the weather the way it was and time moving closer to the introduction of the couple and the start of the reception, we moved fast and were able to create a great amount of imagery. Here are just a few of my picks to share for today. One of the couples daughter and one of the boys in the wedding party wanted to do a jump shot. I think they nailed it! Happy wedding day and cheers to many happy years together, Stacey & Mike.

 

Photo of a bride and groom in the vineyard at the New Hampshire wedding venue Zorvino Vineyards

The vineyard was amazing even in the rain.

Two kids jumping off some wooden barrels this wedding photo

Jumping for joy. The kids wanted to do a jump shot after the wedding photos. Nailed it.

Married couple poses for a photograph near the garden entrance to the New Hampshire wedding venue Zorvino Vineyards

Wedding couple posing in front of The Zorvino Vineyard

 

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Perfect Weather For An Engagement Session | Engagement Photos In Portsmouth New Hampshire

Perfect Weather For An Engagement Session | Engagement Photos In Portsmouth New Hampshire

After days of being near 90 degrees, it was a nice break to see it in the low 80’s. As a family, we took a road trip down to Portsmouth, NH. We walked around the city a bit, poking our heads in and out of the small shops. We stopped in at Bull Moose Records and looked over their vinyl record collection for trip down memory lane. We found our way back to the car and headed over to Prescott Park for a late afternoon picnic. Prescott Park was the location that the couple and I had decided on to meet for their pre-wedding engagement photos.  I feel that it is almost a necessity to have a photo session before the wedding. It is a great way to not only get to know the couple that you are going to spend 6-8 hours with, but it gets them in front of your camera and removes some of that shy, almost awkward feeling of the start to most photos shoots.  Most young couples have not had photos done, or at least not for a few years, with the last ones being high school senior portraits, in many cases.

Prescott Park was full – I mean very full of people. They had a play, Peter Pan, starting  soon . It was quite a production! I had a few minute to locate the couple and find a quiet spot to chat with them about what we were going to do over the next hour, or so.  First off, I noticed the couple was very comfortable being photographed. He was very happy to pose with her and be funny and open and was willing to pose for as many photos as she wanted. Many times, the groom-to-be isn’t really into being photographed. It was nice that they were both comfortable, positive and fun to be around. It makes my job so much easier!  We moved around of the two gardens. posed for some shots near the trees and the fountains. Then, they did a wardrobe change and we moved to the street for a few poses. We found a brick building in the second garden and that was all it took to finish up this portrait session. It was a great day, with a great couple! I am honored to be their photographer and I am so excited to capture the beauty, joy and excitement on their wedding day!

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Together pose with young engaged couple

One of our first shots from this session.

love was in the air

love was in the air

Graden photo of a young wedding couple

The gardens at Prescott Park were in full bloom.

Couple posing on a park bench

Trying to show the connection between these two.

A second photo on the bench with a young wedding couple

Wedding day is coming. Looking forward to it.

close up of the couples hands

Cropping to show more of the connection in this one.

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Natural pose from them in this one. Loved these two.

Couple posing at a garden in Portsmouth nh

One last garden shot. See you at the wedding

What Is Style? | Wedding Photographers Style | Photographic Style Gets Couples To Notice You

What Is Style? | Wedding Photographers Style | Photographic Style Gets Couples To Notice You

What Is Style? | Wedding Photographers Style

One might think that every wedding is the same. In some ways they are. Two people in love are telling their closest friends and family that they love this person like no other. There is a dress and suits, rings, flowers and wedding cake. They share tears of joy. So, if you think all weddings are the same you are half right. The above listed things are what makes weddings the same. The couples taste, style, wants and needs, are what makes each wedding different and unique.

Some weddings are young couples and others are couples that met later in life. There can be a large change in styles from one to the other. This is what can get you hired. Having a style that is up to change. A style that suits your couples. Being a customers service agent is part of being in the photography business. You need to be educated, in not only lighting, gear and poses, but you need to be able to edit in a way that the couples will find to their liking.  Style can make or break a booking. So, be open to change and shoot for your not only your current client but shoot with style create future client bookings.

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About these photos: Here is a group of wedding images that shot what I would call a different style from one another.

 

 

Bride at golden hour near the water.

Bride at golden hour near the water.

Moody wedding photo of a couple posing together but seeming apart

Creating a feeling of alone and together.

Black and white wedding photo in a field with Mountains as the backdrop. IN Maine

The sun created this great shadow.

Pretty bride poses moments before her wedding.

Pretty bride poses moments before her wedding.

Wedding couple exits a church

As the ceremony ends, it all just begins .

bridal party posing near a building with a vintage feel

Creating a style with a vintage look on this bridal party pose

Open view of church after a wedding with just the couple sitting.

The feeling that no one else exists, only them.

amazning wedding photo with a bride walking past windows, as her groom is seen in a reflection

Creating style as you go. Here I was able to capture the bride walking and her groom reflecting.

Mt Top wedding couple posing in front of a dramatic sky

Using some flash to create this seemless looking photo. Using camera settings to capture the sky and the flash lighting the couple.

Taking Photos Of The Guests Ties At Weddings | Photographers Blog

Taking Photos Of The Guests Ties At Weddings | Photographers Blog

PHOTO OF THE DAY: TIE IT ALL TOGETHER

One item I include with my wedding package and one of my favorite features of my wedding photography is the photo slide show I create once the photos are all edited and delivered to the clients. It is more of a story telling slide show of the wedding day form beginning to end. It is important to me to tell the story of the day. It is a great way for the couple and their guests to recall the day and relive it over and over when ever they feel that need. In a way it helps me stay focused on the details of the day. It makes me stay sharp not wanting to miss a single part of the action. The video is made from about 125-140 of what I feel are not only the best photos from the day but the best photos that tell the story of the wedding. I thing I started to do form the first wedding I offered the slide shows was to take photos of the guests ties. I would approach the male guests and make a comment out how I liked the tie they had on and asked, could I please take a photo of it. So would have a look on their face as to ask why, others just said sure. I would share with them I would be make a slide show from the photos and I would use the ties to tie the video together. As the day progresses the scenes change. From wedding set up to the ceremony then formal photos ending at the reception a place that many big events happen. We have the couples intro the parent and first dance we cut the cake then toss the flowers. There is dancing parting and fun all around. All can be told with still photos in a short time line with my video slide show. As the video moves form the early part of the day to the end I use the photos of the ties to transition to the next event. “Tying” the day together. At some weddings there are only cool ties and I can not add them all to the slide show. I end up using around 6-8 ties in the video. I think it an original idea and one that I always look forward to on wedding days.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Here you see a few of the type of photos that I use for the slide show break. These are a few of the ties I took photo of at a 2014 southern NH wedding. The photos are edited using the same style that the rest of the set of photos was editing so they are in line with the feel and look of the wedding day. I capture as many photo of the guests ties as I can. It not only is a go or way to connect with the family and guests, but it gives me more options once I set up the slide show as I can not go back and get more photos if I feel I need more. Thanks for stopping bu my site. If you our someone you know is getting married in or around New Hampshire please contact me to set up a meeting and talk about your wedding day photography. You can see my wedding packages and prices here NH wedding photography prices

wedding photo of guest ties

Ties are my thing. I use them in the slide shows to change form one location to another.

Renting Tilt-Shift Lens | Fine Art Photography

Renting Tilt-Shift Lens | Fine Art Photography

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Renting Tilt-Shift Lens

Last year I headed to the coast of Maine for a class. I was able to rent a Tilt-shift lens for my camera. They are an amazing lens. With moving parts that do what it says. It can tilt the angle of view and create an effect with blurring around the edge of the frame of the photo. It gives the viewer the feeling like the photo has been edited in such a way to give this look, but it is all done with the lens. I feel almost any photo could be turned into a fine art photo with the use of this lens. If you are new to photography or want to learn a bit more about what a Tilt- shift lens is check this Wikipedia page.

 

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: This was shot across Camden harbor. I was just playing with the lens and loved the way this looked with the Church steeple in focus and the rest of the city looking blurry and out of focus.

Photos of a Maine city using  title shift lens

The Effect here is from a tilt-shift lens.

SUNSET IN A BOSTON SUBURB

SUNSET IN A BOSTON SUBURB

I live in New Hampshire. It is almost a three hour drive to the city of Boston, MA. we go there a few times every year. Most times it is to the airport for a trip to far off lands. That is what we were doing on this trip. The flight to Puerto Rico was the next morning. We most times book our flights so that we can wake up early drive down to the airport and get to the flight in the mid afternoon. This flight was a very early flight I think it was at 6 AM so it worked out for us to travel down the night before and stay nearby the airport making it easy and quick to get in, in the morning. As we wanted for some food to be delivered I noticed the sunsetting from our room window. I knew I had a very short time to get down to the rivers edge before the sun was gone and the photo op was too.  I had to find a a way to get past the fence that was separated our hotel form the water front area. I had to walk over some closed, abandoned rail road tracks to get near the water. It seems to be a spot that held a dock or pier of some kind. The post were all but rotted away. The light was getting more amazing by the minute. I set up my tripod and starting framing up some shots.
ABOUT THIS PHOTO:  I took many photos but this one is one of the keepers. I took 3 bracketed photos at different exposers.  Then blending them together in Photomatix. Creating the HDR effect you see here. I like this photo for the many elements it holds. We have the city of Boston, the great windmill with office or factory building next to it and of courses the epic sunset tying it all together.  The tripod was a must have for this type of shot.

 

Joe Marin

Sunset photo looking towards city of Boston MA looking over the Chelsea River

It was so fun to capture this great sunset shot. I had to explore a bit to get to this spot. Totally worth it.

DREAMS COME TRUE IN PUERTO RICO |Travel Photographer Joe Martin

DREAMS COME TRUE IN PUERTO RICO |Travel Photographer Joe Martin

PHOTO OF THE DAY-DREAMS COME TRUE IN PUERTO RICO

Dreams came true all vacation long when in Puerto Rico. One of those dreams was my daughters. This dream turned out to be a photographers dream as well. She always wanted to try paddle boarding. It just so happed that the person we stayed with on this trip had some friends that were big on paddle boarding, so big in fact that they made and sold paddle boards. We were in luck on the day we went to Crash Boat beach. The weather was terrible when we got there. We all were ready to give up and leave when the clouds broke and we had the best beach day ever. Tiffany was in heaven on the board . She picked it up so fast. I am not sure if she fell off once. I on the other hand had a hard time of it. I just could not stand up. I was told after that the boards we had been using were designed for people of a smaller size. Meaning a person my size 6′ 185 lbs needed a longer board to hold them. I was in the water more then on the board. That was fine. I did what I do most time at the beach, took loads of photos.
I took so many photo here birds and waves wide angle with the fish-eye lens and many of the family playing in the water.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Tiffany was so at home on the board she mad easy look easy. This shot was a bit underexposed do to the sun being behind my subject and blasting me in the camera lens. Once I imported the photos into Lightroom I was off and running. Dropping the shadows even more to give it this silhouette feel. The water was made a bit crisper by upping the clarity a bit. She looks like she is just gliding on the water with ease, and she was.

 

silhouette photo of a girl paddle boarding on the ocean

Tiffany our daughter loves this spot. Paddle boarding is her thing.

 

THE FUNNY BRIDE

THE FUNNY BRIDE

PHOTO OF THE DAY- THE FUNNY BRIDE

It might sound cliché but it is true.  The wedding day is the happiest day in a young couples life. This day was not different I that way. This couple was truly in love he with her and her with him. They had it shining all around them. They both had large families with them on this day and their fun and happiness was contagious and spread over the room when ever they walked in. The bride was the youngest of thirteen children. This means she is the baby with many older siblings crying at every little hug and kiss that the couple made. It was for sure a memorable day for all. One part of the wedding that was most special in my eyes, was that the bride had all her sisters as her brides maids. They all had different color dress which added even more detail to this amazing day.

About this photo: This photo is of the bride and some of her best friends in her life. I believe some of her past school friends and some from work. They posed for a few photos near this great old barn. As I clicked away and they changed the poses they began to make little joke that made them all break out in laughter. Love it when I can capture some true moments in the day. I am always looking for a photo that will make a true memory. If this was my wedding photo I would love it more then the posed portraits. This photo speaks of good times at my wedding.

 

Wedding photo of the bride with some girl friends laughing. Posed in front of a New England barn

These girls are silly together. True friends for life.

 

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About this New Hampshire Wedding Photographer:

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

This New Hampshire photographer is also the owner of  Wedding Photographer Boston MA

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located just outside North Conway, NH, 03860

    

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

Standing in Shadows

Standing in Shadows

PHOTO OF THE DAY- STANDING IN SHADOWS

 

There is no better feeling then to reach the top of the summit on a hike. Well but for getting to the top of a hike and seeing this as a view. The true peak of this hill was off to the left of this scene about 50 feet taller then I am standing take this photo. We add set out for a nice easy walk in the woods on my wifes birth day. We had set out for easy, but one we got to far to turn back it was a real hike. Carrying a 3 year old at times as it was to long, steep and just hard for his little legs.  This short hike known as The Boulder Loop Trail that is just a short drive up the Kancamagus highway (RT 112) in Conway, NH was steep and felt much longer then the 3 miles it had stated on Trip Advisor. It was totally worth it. There was boulders the size of houses and cars up the side of this trail and down the other side. It was well marked with a clear trail. No over growth or trees down. If you are looking for a nice family hike with no young children then this might be your next hike.  Happy Birthday Dayna

Joe Martin

 

Shadows form from the trees near sunset

Shadows form from the trees near sunset

Standing in Shadows

T-REX NEST

T-REX NEST

PHOTO OF THE DAY- T-REX NEST

On our trip to Puerto Rico I was able to take many new existing photo of the ocean the jungle and some crazy bugs and animals. Here in this photo at the edge of the jungle might be one of my favorite from the trip. It truly was an amazing sky. It was just after eating dinner I was cleaning up in the kitchen and looked out the window to see the sunset and the purple in it was almost fake looking. I just drop everything then grabbed my gear and ran up the hill to this spot on the conner. There was houses behind me but none on this spot. I stood trying to catch my breath and be fast about setting up my tripod and camera. Once I saw the back of the LCD screen I knew I had something. I moved and composed a few more shots and baam the sun had set.

Joe Martin

 

 

Nature photo of the jungle in Puerto Rico

Looks like a T-Rex is going to come running out any second

Upside Down Mountain

Upside Down Mountain

PHOTO OF THE DAY: UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN

 

Meet Mt. Chocorua. It is right down the street from our home in New Hampshire. It is one of he most photographed locations in New Hampshire. I think you can see why once you see it. This was in early fall and the lake was giving the best reflection. I shot many photos this day and will post more over the next few weeks. The bridge in the center of this photo is a great spot with one more small lake to grab a reflection of the mountain on.

 

Photo of Mt Chocorua reflecting of the lake.

The sky and the water really make this photo what it is.

ABANDON PLACES

ABANDON PLACES

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ABANDON PLACES

On my trip to southern New Hampshire for a photo shoot last year. After I took the photo of the river I headed over to the boys YDC institution. I had heard there was some empty abandon buildings there. One of the buildings. The one pictured below was rumored to be hunted. It was boarded up so I could not see the inside so I set up and captured a few photos of its exterior. I liked the way this looked in black & white. Hope you like it too.

Joe Martin

 

Black and white photo of an abandon building

Abandon building at the YDC institution.

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES

PHOTO OF THE DAY: IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES

We here over and over again in movies, TV shows and real life. “It is all about the little things”. This is most important at someones wedding. We as photographers take extra care in creating some special images of the “little things”. I always grab the rings shows and that ever coveted dress for a short walk away from the business of the getting ready space. Here is when I can let some inspiration guide me and make something amazing form the fine details of the day.

 

In this shot below I placed the rings onto a set of deer antlers that they had in their home. Though the causal on looker my wounder what or why it was done. The couple knows it was part of the backdrop of the perfect day.

Joe Martin

 

Deer horn with rings on it

Deer horn with rings on it

Joe Martin is a wedding photographer from New Hampshire. Thanks for stopping by my page.

Danielle & Brandon Get Married at The Conway Scenic Railroad

Danielle & Brandon Get Married at The Conway Scenic Railroad

Here is a slide show build following a wedding that took place at a great venue in North Conway, NH. The Conway Scenic Railroad. The groom runs and works on a train in Massachusetts.  He was like a kid in a candy store in his element. It was a great day and always fun to see a young couple on the happiest day of their life.

 

Thanks for watching. If you are in need of a portrait or wedding photographer please contact me today.

 

 

Portrait Photographer Casting Call ~ Looking for Some Characters

Portrait Photographer Casting Call ~ Looking for Some Characters

Many of you might have seen my self-portrait project that I created over the last few months.  I am not putting out a casting call to create some more portraits along the same theme.  I am looking for subjects that are able to evoke emotion. People that are willing to sit and connect with me and the camera. I will looking to create a series of portraits to add to my portfolio. I would love to talk to anyone that is looking to receive a complimentary session in my studio. We will need about one hour of time to create these images. You will be able to pick three portraits from the final images that I will print at 8″x10″ free of charge ($120 value)

The perfect people I would love to shoot would be people that are already a character. What does that mean? Someone that can comfortably change there facial expressions.  Someone that is an actor or a funny person would be great talk too. I would love to create portraits of any aged person. I do feel that someone that is a bit older may be a better fit for this particular project.  Someone that wears the life that they lived on their face.  If you know someone,  maybe your dad or grandfather, or an uncle that is the right fit, please have them contact me to be considered for this project. Please contact me today or call 603-367-4657

Weathered - Self Portrait Project

Weathered – Self Portrait Project

Portrait of a man in B&W

Life Style Emotions Portrait Session

 

Man in a suit in a portrait

Emotional Portraits

 

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Portrait Photographer:

 

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

 

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg.  In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

 

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

 

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located just outside North Conway, NH, 03860

 

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

New Life New Day ~ By New Hampshire Newborn Photographers Joe & Dayna Martin

New Life New Day ~ By New Hampshire Newborn Photographers Joe & Dayna Martin

 

Our latest Newborn Sparkle Session was perfect! Little Jantabi lived up to the African meaning of her name, “Sunshine.” She slept through the entire session, only waking to nurse a few times and  then she fell fast asleep again.  At just seven days old, she was the perfect age for a newborn photography session. We have known her Mom, Amy, for many years. It was a pleasure to not only meet this little ray of sunshine, but also Jantabi’s father.  They opened their home to us and helped us turn their living room into a temporary studio.  With Reggae music playing quietly in the background, their whole home was filled with a loving, relaxed energy. We used some of the beautifully patterned fabric that Amy brought home from their last trip to Africa.  It was so nice to include some of the family items that have special meaning to them. Personalizing Newborn Sparkle Sessions are important to us to not only honor the unique child, but the family, culture and history as well.  It meant a lot to us to work with the family to co-create such a special experience with photos that are already being shared all over the world.

We are looking forward to our next newborn session already! Bring this unique service to our area means so much to me and my wife. If you are interested in learning more about our Newborn Sparkle Session, please check out our newborn photography page.  Or contact us today.

Seven day newborn in this photo

Seven day newborn in this photo

Seven day newborn in this photo

Newborn baby girl from NH photographer.

Newborn baby wrapped in cloth photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn baby wrapped in cloth photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn photo shared form NH photographer

Newborn lays on a fuzzy fur in this photo form NH photographer

Newborn lays on a fuzzy fur in this photo form NH photographer

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Newborn  Photographer:

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH- Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located just outside North Conway, NH, 03860

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

What All Brides Should Know Before Their Wedding~ Tips From A New Hampshire Photographer Joe Martin

What All Brides Should Know Before Their Wedding~ Tips From A New Hampshire Photographer Joe Martin

Bride saying your goodbyes at this New Hampshire Wedding

Bride saying her goodbyes at this New Hampshire Wedding

 

Lets face it, you have never done this before. Maybe you have, but I find most of our brides are planning their first wedding. Lets hope this is true love and that this wedding is your last. Lucky for you it will not be my first wedding as a photographer. Let me help you on your day  by sharing in detail with you all of my tips and tricks to not only create quality photography, but make the flow of your day smooth. Lets face it, you as a bride will be spending more time with me, your photographer,on the day of your wedding, than any other person that day.  It is my job to help you in anyway that I can. From time to time I will share wedding day posing ideas and other tips to help us both have the best day ever.

 

A short video about some makeup tips for your wedding day

Wedding Tips – Do’s and Don’ts for a perfect day – Part 1

Look for more tips to come. I wan tot help in anyway I can and I may think of something that you did not even know was something you had to do before your wedding day.

If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer please contact me today and we can find time to answer any questions or concerns. Contact me at  North Conway New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

 

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About this  New Hampshire Photographer:  NH Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH – Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine: Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or contact me today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison, NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

 

I Ain’t Got Time For That. One New Hampshire Photographers View on the New domain Extensions

I Ain’t Got Time For That. One New Hampshire Photographers View on the New domain Extensions

 

Old building on a farm in New Hampshire

Old building on a farm in New Hampshire

Even in the small, rural state of New Hampshire we have access to all of the great technology that is available to the rest of the world.  We, as people, have to always be paying attention to an ever changing world even at the  speed that it changes.  Early in 2014, the authorities at ICANN started releasing new domain extensions. Some that have come out at the time of this posting are: .bike, .builders, .cab, .camera and .cloths,  just to name a few. There was one more, that as a wedding photographer, peaked my interest: the .photography extensions. Why would they do this? Are we running out of .com’s or has the internet become so overcrowded with business pages with names that is creates confusion? From what I read on many sites,  is that the new extensions give more options.  Will this add to the confusion and make it harder to remember the new extensions? Maybe so, at first. Soon, it will be commonplace and normal to have many extensions to choose from.

As a North Conway New Hampshire photographer that lives in a small town with a  market that is becoming over-crowed, I feel that anything you can do to get a little edge on others in the same field is maybe the only way to stand out and be seen.  Because of this, I have bought a few of the new “.photography” extensions. Why? Well, for one, we don’t really know yet if they will be a good thing or a bad thing or a great thing to the early adapters of these new extensions. I was not going to wait until all the names that I might want had been bought by others. I am not sure how they can help yet, but did not want anyone else to have them to gain a footing up on what I have here at Joe Martin Photography.

 

The names that I have as of this writing are as follows:

joemartin.photography 

 newhampshirewedding.photography  (New Hampshire Wedding Photography)

newhampshireseniorportrait.photography  (New Hampshire Senior Portrait Photography)

newhampshireportrait.photography   (New Hampshire Portrait Photography)

portlandmaineseniorportraits.photography (Portland Maine Senior Portraits)
I had to make sure  I made time for this. Maybe you want to look at your city or state for the businesses you own to see if the extension is out yet or still available. If you have a question or comment feel free to leave them here or contact me today.

Thanks for stopping by and talk to you later.

Joe

 

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About this North Conway New Hampshire Wedding Photographer:  NH Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway photography provided by Joe Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley specializing in portrait photography and works as the following: wedding photographer, senior portrait photographer, newborn photographer and family photographer. Photography coverage including but not limited to, New Hampshire: Maine and Massachusetts. Including: NH – Berlin, Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In MainePortland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts: Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester. If you’re in an area not listed, I am willing to travel.

No matter what your event may be, each photo shoot will be handled professionally, with our clients desires and goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about my photography, please call me 603-367-4657 or email at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

Location Information: Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison, NH, 03849

All images copyright ©Joe Martin 2010-2014

 

 

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