If you are thinking of having your wedding at Whitney’s Inn in Jackson, NH. You should. It is the perfect location for your outdoor wedding in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The wedding ceremony space is in the woods directly across from The Shovel Handle Pub which is part of The Whitney’s Inn. The town of Jackson, NH it self is a great location for your wedding. There are many spots to take portraits. A short drive from the Inn there is the famous Jackson Falls, The old time wooden covered bridge many fields with amazing backdrop of the White Montains or a short walk to many wooden trails are just some of the locations for wedding photos.
New Hampshire Wedding Photographers Blog: 217
Off all the DIY weddings I have photographed this was by far the one with the most involvement by family and friends. The wedding was at the brides parents home in historic Chester, New Hampshire. They set the big white tent up in the horse corral. What better why to have your wedding then with your childhood horse near by? We entered the tent by passing thought the bard and past the horses. The mother of the bride made the cake the cookies and so many small details that made this the DIY wedding of anyones dreams. With friends and family in attendance the wedding went off without a snag. Happy wedding day to all Bronwyn & Andrew. View the photo gallery here
Follow my wedding photography feed on Instagram I share some personal photos as well as many of my favorite wedding photos from my past and recent photo shoots. Thanks for stopping by my site. If you have photo needs for a wedding photographer in or around the New Hampshire or Maine area. Please consider sending me an email or call me anytime. I would love to help you plan the best wedding day ever. 603-367-4657
Why do I focus on wedding photography? What is not to love about being at 25+ weddings each summer. It is all about love. Family friends and couples together and in love. Sharing memories creating new ones. Who would not want to be part of this most happiest of days? I get to see this world from the inside and the outside. I get to be behind the scenes and right out in front of the crowd. Being a wedding photographer is not for the shy or introverted person. Sure most of the day we as photographers are quite in the wings hiding out in the shadows. Then there is the times when we need to capture the marriage ceremony, the first kiss. the parent dances and the cake cutting. Weddings are my joy.
Last week, I met with Maddy and her aunt, to create some senior photos, as well as capturing a memory of this time in her life. I had never met Maddy until the day the shoot, and we began at her family home. We used the tall grass next to her home to capture the first few photos. Then we moved to some colored leaves to capture the beautiful fall color. In just a short time, we moved on to my property just down the road from her home. I like to toss a cool chair in a nature environment and use that as a added prop for some shots. I get a lot of comments about my chair photos and they have become one of my “signature shots.” When we were done with the chair shots, we set up on a nearby stone wall. I had her aunt, Lee, hold a light for me to take a few head shots. It is always nice to involve the teens family in the shoot. It makes for a very fun experience. Thanks, Leigh for all of your help! Once home, I loaded the session into my computer and went to work in Lightroom (a popular photo editing software.) I aim for between 30-40 finished edited portraits and I ended up delivering sixty two images, when all the photos were done. Maddy, I hope your final year of school is the best you can make it! Good luck as you head off in to the world.
New Hampshire Wedding Photographers Blog: 198
It was a beautiful warm day in Poland, Maine. (Yes! There is a Poland, Maine!) The couple was like most others. Young, in love and surrounded by family and friends. There was one thing about this couple that was different then most others. they had traveled over a thousand miles to say “I do.”. The couple had flown to Maine to have their wedding at this great Bed & Breakfast The Wolf Cove Inn.
Like most days, I packed up my gear and headed off early in the day. I had said goodbye to my loving family and traveled into Maine to meet another. Being that the couple was from Texas,they had a small, select group of family and friends with them on this special day. We were able to do a “first look” shoot. just before the wedding. I love doing these, as it makes the wedding time more relaxed by getting the nervousness of them seeing each other for the first time, out of the way. Part of my wedding photography style is creating photos that tell a story from the day, at the same time, creating a mood of being together – yet being separate people. I love to honor the wholeness of the union, as well as the wholeness of the individual. It makes my work stand out and takes partnership and equality to the next level, in comparison to a more “traditional” style wedding photography, which often times carries an energy of the woman being subservient, or frail. I love two show the bride and groom as equally powerful and ready to step into this new chapter in their lives.
Before a first look I try to create at lest one photo that is moody or something not tipical of most wedding photography. This time it was the boat house photo. The photo was taken just before the “first look” photos were taken. The couple could not see each other. I wanted to capture the energy of loving anticipation between them. I first had the groom take his place in the boat house. I then walked the bride out and down the stairs. I reminded him not to look over in her direction. He had a wall to his right so she was out of view. They could hear each other and talked a bit. I had to walk out on to the small boat dock to take the photo and capture this moment.
Most people do not realize the thought and creativity involved in the work of a professional wedding photographer. Vision, timing, confidence, great effort and extreme focus to detail is paramount. I intentionally capture the uniqueness of the each couple and instead of taking the “cookie-cutter” wedding photos, I promise the couple a uniqueness that will make their photos stand out and carry incredible emotion.
I love what I do and the couples that I work with are all special and I never forget the moment of fulfillment, when a photo like this, goes from conception of an idea to… art. I am grateful to the couples who are willing to trust me and work on a combined vision. It is always an honor and this Maine wedding was no exception.
New Hampshire Wedding Photographers Blog: 199
Traveling for things you want is a big part of life, for most people. Today, a mother and daughter drove four hours from Connecticut to to meet me in New Hampshire, to create senior portraits. Emma, the daughter, wanted to have her photos done in a very special place, from her childhood and teens years. She not only attended Camp Calumet, in Ossipee, New Hampshire, as a girl, but then returned as a teen to work at the camp as a lifeguard. Not only was the location a place filled with childhood memories, but it was also breathtakingly beautiful! There were had so many spots to shoot from. Ossipee lake with the mountains in the background. We had a forest full of colored leaves and an adorable wooden bridge with a dry river under it, to choose from for photos. She really wanted a photo on the lifeguard stand, where she worked and created so many memories. As we made photo memories of this time in her life, I could tell that it was truly bittersweet for Emma and her mother. I felt honored to hold the space for such powerful emotions. I was hoping to not only capture the beauty of the area, but also capture the feelings of joy and nostalgia of the experience of her returning there. I loved Emma’s ideas and the props she brought, such as a beloved teddy bear from her childhood. She also brought some sheet music that she wanted in a photo with or laying sheet music on the grass to be photographed with. This photo shoot with Emma and her mother truly moved me. It was such a special place, because Emma felt so happy revisiting such a special place. The photo shoot, in itself, was a new and powerful memory for Emma and her mother. It was such an honor to capture this moment in time of growing up and moving forward and letting go. It was not only a photo shoot. It was a rite of passage and one that I will never forget facilitating for this beautiful family.
Here is a sneak peak of just a few photos from Emma’s day. Thank you, Emma and Jean. I hope the day was just as special for you as it was for me.
If you have a senior who needs their portraits done, contact me to ensure you are put on my fall schedule! Don’t miss this short window of time with the beautiful foliage.
Thank you for reading, Joe
With summer ending and school starting back up, it can mean many things to many people. For teens and their parents, many of them begin the important search for a photographer to take their senior portraits. Many people see senior portraits as one of the most important photo shoots of their lives. One thing that is so fun about working with the young adults is the interaction with the parents and their children. Many have not had a photo shoot before. It is great to capture a few photos and show them the back of the cameras LCD screen. I feel it builds confidence for me to show them their photos as we go along in the photo shoot. This past week, I had senior photo shoot. The colors are so vibrant right now, finding a natural and beautiful background is easy. Being in New Hampshire, it is so easy to find amazing locations with water, trees, mountains or some old buildings with cool doors windows and other some what hidden features. I have a chair collection and I brought two of them for this shoot. I had Rylie pose with the brown chair for a few photos in this amazing setting in Conway. The sky was full of crazy clouds and the sun was starting to set. This made for some really nice portraits.
Book your senior portraits now before all the color is gone. The prices for a senior portrait session is $295 and will leave you will 30-40 images on a flash drive.
Click to Call From cell 603-367-4657
Ever weekend or nearly every one this summer I was at a wedding. I saw the happiest of days for many young couples. I was witness to the joining of two families ever few days. It is truly amazing to be part of each and every wedding. Being the photographer the day is spent always on the move and only at small moments here and there do you get the opportunity to enjoy the bliss the couple and families are part of. Well that was until I had the opportunely to photograph a close friends wedding. Again another young couple and the joining of two families. The wedding was on a Sunday in the beautiful state of Vermont. From the moment I had heard of the couples engagement I knew I would offer to shoot the wedding as my gift to the couple.
After returning home form a wedding the night before this weeing. I did what I always do on a multi wedding weekend. I transfered files from the SD cards. I charged batteries and gave my gear a quick whip down and made sure it was all in the bag before I headed of to bed.
The days was a beautiful fall early fall day. Crisp air and hot sun all in one. As I left my home and traveled the 160 miles I was taken up and over some great vistas and passes that took me over mountings and over rivers. As I neared the half way point and maybe what was the highest elevation on the trip. The clouds were closing in and I was looking for rain to hit my wind shield at any moment. It never did rain. I decided the other side of the valley and as I came down the clouds tined out the the amazing weather continued right thought the day. This wedding was at the Town Hall in Shelburne, Vt. It was perfect for the couples vision and fit so well into the wedding ceremony. The wedding was short and sweet. There was two emotional reads form friends then the couple exchanged their vows and had their kiss and the families became one.
We headed out side for some photos and the hall was a great place for that. The pillars on the front of the building provided a great framing for the family photos. We headed back inside to remove the decorations they had set up and get ready to head off to the reception. I had them pose for a few photos in the hall and as we headed out I had them pose for a great shot outside again using the hall as the backdrop. I really had a great day being at the wedding and being their photographer.
We headed over to the brides families shop. Did i say they make amazing chocolates? Well they do. It was an amazing room. So clean and fresh. The colors were perfect and the size was a great fit for the wedding party and their guests. We ate a great meal. They cut the cake and yes we ate chocolate. They had set out a great selection of truffles for us to sample and sample we did. Thanks again to Bijou Fine Chocolate for hosting this special day for the couple and off curse your daughter. Here are a few photos form the hall.
If you want to know more about wedding photography pricing or booking dates please contact me today.
I work primarily in New Hampshire Maine and Massachusetts 603-367-4657
Schools are almost back in session. With that, comes a new year of seniors that need their photos taken for the yearbook and for a keepsake of their accomplishment of making it to the end of their schooling. Last season. I had the pleasure to meet and photograph Madison. She was a bit shy and nervous when we first met, which is to be expected. She brought her mom with her and we starting chatting, and Madison had time to get more comfortable when we discussed what she was looking for in her photos. The rest is photogenic history. Her senior portraits were due the next week, after our session. She had put off the photos until that last minute, which was no problem. It was cold outdoors and we made use of my indoor studio for most of her session. We spent two hours taking many photos, so she had tons to choose from. Her Mom assisted her with a wardrobe change half way through the the session, so she could have two very different looks and style, that reflected the different sides of her personality. Here is a small selection from Madison’s portrait session.
Contact me today to schedule your teens Senior Portrait session: 603-367-4657 or email me today.
Weddings at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm | Wedding Day in Southern Maine
Wedding Venue: The Red Barn as Outlook Farm
New Hampshire Wedding Photographer: Joe Martin Photographer
If you follow my blog, then you know I like to build a slide show after the weddings that I shoot. I love to tell a story of my favorite photos from the special day. Here is a slide show from a wedding that I shot at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm, which is another beautiful Maine wedding venue. It is located in the town of South Berwick, Maine. On the wedding day, the bride had been stuck in traffic on her way to the wedding and we ended up being a little behind for the start of the reception, so our time for bridal photos was a bit shorter then I would have liked. It was really just all in my head. We got every shot they wanted and still made time to create a few extras of just the bride and groom. So, please enjoy this slide show form Christina & Doug’s May 1st Wedding.
If you are in search of a wedding photographer in Maine or New Hampshire. Please contact me to check on availability. I am booking 2016 weddings already.
Joe Martin is a New Hampshire wedding photographer based in the North Conway area. Booking weddings in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Getting married? Contact me for booking availability. Already booking into next year.
PHOTO OF THE DAY- FROSTED OVER TOWN
We have long winters here in New Hampshire. I joke that we have 5 seasons. Spring, summer, fall, winter and wedding session. Not necessarily in that order. When wedding season does start it goes fast unlike some of the last few winters we have had. Again my camera is almost always with me in the car. I happen to drive around the park in down town North Conway and the scene was just asking to be photographed. I jumped out and took about five photos. This being the one I picked to edit and post. We can see a large part of our old fashion ski town.
Sure we have a Starbucks a 99 restaurant and Walmart. They are down at the other end of town in the area of town that contains most of the change type of stores and outlets. This is the older side of town the part that still holds on to some of the original buildings that were part of the foundation of Mount Washington Valley. It is great to park on the street near here and walk in and out of these store fronts. Each store is unique in its own way. From our famous rock and gem shop “Dondero’s Rock Shop” and our local small town coffee shop “The Met” then a bit further down we have Horsefeathers restaurant and right next door in “Zeb’s County Store”. On a small side note. I had worked at Horesfeathers for 16 years before children and have gone back to work there over time the past few years after taken 8 years old to grow my wooden toys business Willow Toys . Zeb’s is the yellow building pictured here just left of the church and Horesfeathers is the lite blue building two buildings over to the left of Zeb’s. If you ever find your self up this way both locations are a must visit type of place. Finally we can see “Cranmore Mountain” our local in town ski resort.
Thanks for viewing my site. Have you ever been to North Conway? Let me know in the comments below.
About this North Conway 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
PHOTO OF THE DAY: MY WIFE THIS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM GIRL
Location, location ,location. Like most things in life it is truly about the location. This is true for most business where we live and where we travel too. Lets face it if we live in a place that is not a good fit for our life style then the location is all wrong. Same goes for a business owner. If you own a gas station 100 miles down a old dirt road you wont sell much fuel. As a photographer we are always looking for a shooting location. This place was perfect for some fantasy like photos for me to create. This is one of many of the portraits taken this day. The wild backdrop of the dieing trees. The masked mystery of this beautiful model. The model in this case happed to be my wife.
ABOUT THIS PHOTO: I wanted to create some magical looks in this photo shoot. It was not hard with all that was going for me with this set of photos. We had a great scene, great custom and great subject. I took a number of photos in this one set up then we changed it up a bit and took some wider shots with most landscape and the full body shot of the model. In this shot I desaturated it a bit leaving just a bit of color in the red dress and in her brown eyes. The mask has colored beads all over it so I really took the color fro that again to bring focus to her eyes. I like how it turned out. No I love how this photo turned out. We had a fun time working together as we always do.
PHOTO OF THE DAY – LITTLE HO– USE ON FROZEN WATER
Driving last winter on a gray lite day. No sun many clouds. I had my camera ( I always do) This day I was going to pick up a load of wood for my wooden toy business. As I came around the corner I saw it there in the distance. It was a little house a ice house to be more descriptive. If you do not know what a ice house is it is not just a beer. It is a small shed really. It is used for ice fishing in the cold part of the world. You can build them to fit your needs. Some have little wood stove some have holes in the floor to fish through. Some are just a place to store your gear and take a break from the cold. This one looks nice it has vinyl siding on it and a nice weather proof door and a few windows to let the light in.
I pulled into a small turn around spot on the side of the road and climbed a snow bank to get a better view. I was almost to the top and noticed I could shoot into this small area of tress that had lost its leaves in the fall. I thought this would add to the mood of the photo and I snapped away. After just a few shots I was happy and back on my trip to the lumber yard. You never know when that next shot will line up or what you might do to make the next photo. I always have my camera with me. I know we all have cell phones for the most part but I don’t think this would look so cool if I took it on my iPhone4s
PHOTO OF THE DAY- BOYS WILL BE BOYS
This was one of the funnest, fastest photo shoots I have done. I am not sure if it was because in this photo is my son ans one of his best friends. This photo was taken shortly before Halloween and this was their costumes for the night of candy collection. They both made their own costumes and looked great. Once I saw what they had made I knew we had to do a photo shoot. We live right up the road form a great old cemetery. That was the only place to shoot. I mean it had to be right? So I loaded up my red leather wing backed chair and we headed out.
I used some off camera flash to light them. When you set your camera to be exposed for the sky but light your subject with flash. This is the type of effect you get. This type of photo is why I love photography so much. I don’t mean the dark scene of the location or even the outfits they made up. I love the lighting in the sky the whole scene looks like a dream. Let me know your thoughts on this one. Have you ever wanted to create a dream like effect in your photos? Lets chat below. Thanks for stopping by my page. If you want to create some portraits like this or something a bit more traditional please contact me today.
PHOTO OF THE DAY- PADDLE NOT NEEDED
This is the space were all you need is a canoe and someone you love. Just drifting in the water all day. This photo shows the early fall colors in New England. With the sky and the reflection off the water. It is truly what a day dream would look like. Do you just want to sit and float all day? This and all my images are available for purchase. Just imagine walking out to your sitting room and getting to view this scene when ever you wanted. Just click the photo to be taken to my print shop maybe there is another image that speaks to you or as a gift to someone you know.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: TOP OF THE MORNING
Here is another nature photo from our trip to Puerto Rico. We were out all day at the beach a great location named Dirty Beach. See my post about it to find out why it is called such a name. This spot was at the top of a rolling hill on the way down to the cost. The clouds were just amazing I had to have the driver pull to the side so I could just spend a few minutes taking this one. I am very happy with how this turned out. I hope you are too. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. As always thanks for stopping by my site. As always all of my fine art prints are available for purchase in many sizes and on many mediums from archival paper to ready to hang wall canvas. Click an image to goto my print site or contact me for custom orders.
PHOTO OF THE DAY – CONNECTING BEFORE THE WEDDING
On most wedding days every one is very stressed, rushing around. Most time the day is a blur. It starts early and ends late with many hugs kisses and tears in between. On this wedding day. I showed up a bit early as I always do. I find in order to start on time and make great photos it helps to show up early and take time to triple check my gear and walk the property a bit. The couple this day did not do a first look. They chose to be together before the wedding. As they got ready and I took photos we all just hung out and have a fun pre-wedding time together. I took her dress, shoes and the rings out of the room and shot them as I always do. Once the detail photos were done I returned to the room and continued to take photos of then getting ready. As the bride was in the other room getting in her dress I stayed with the groom and the family members that were there. I was able to talk and connect with the members of the bridal party as I do at most weddings. Only it takes a little longer into the day to truly get to know folks to this level as I was only with them all waiting for the ceremony to state.
About this photo. I was seated in a chair opposite from the groom and there little girl. I was able to see down the hall way that the bride was going to be walking back out to the room we were in. i saw her coming and quickly turned my camera on the groom and the little one. They were so together drawing together that they did not notice she had entered the room. It was this few words that made this photo possible. I said “Look moms got her dress on” the rest speaks for it self.
If you are in need of a wedding photographer that pays attention to the details of the day. Maybe we should talk. Contact me today.
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.
PHOTO OF THE DAY : SOWING SEEDS
Driving the country side at sunset is a great way to snap up a few photos. This picture is not at sunset but it was on the way down. It was taken looking in to Maine from New Hampshire. Loved the clouds and they are what made me stop.
Thanks for looking at my page. Joe Martin
CLICK TO VIEW FULL SCREEN
Joe Martin is a New Hampshire wedding photographer also creating portrait and family photography.
For booking information please contact today