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Indian Head Resort A New Hampshire Wedding Venue | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Indian Head Resort A New Hampshire Wedding Venue | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

I love when I am able to return to a wedding venue I have already worked at. Knowing the ins and outs of the location is a bonus, for sure. I was lucky to return to a location that I love, The Indian Head Resort, in beautiful Lincoln, NH.. The venue holds up to 150 people and hosts weddings during all four seasons of New England’s changing weather. This wedding was with a great couple whom I connected with and had a great time with. We had their engagement shoot this summer and we really hit it off. With the chemistry and positive attitude of this couple, we had a great day and their wedding and the photos that captured it exceeded expectations. It was a hot, humid summer day, but it cooled off in the evening, just in time for some dancing. I love my work and I truly enjoyed spending time with this couple and their loving family. Here is a few of my favorite photos from the bridal session. Congratulations Justin & Mary! May you multiply and never divide!

 

Wedding photo of a couple from across a pound with their reflections in the water.

After a few reflective photos across the water. I gave the thumbs up and we returned to the wedding

Bride and groom posing in a gazebo after the wedding.

Lovely pose form this young wedding couple at the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, NH

 

Wedding photo of a couple from across a pound with their reflections in the water.

After a few reflective photos across the water. I gave the thumbs up and we returned to the wedding

 

 

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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.

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 Hampshire Wedding at The Wentworth Inn Venue in Jackson | NH Photographers Sneak Peek

New Hampshire Wedding at The Wentworth Inn Venue in Jackson | NH Photographers Sneak Peek

With the end of summer wedding season in New Hampshire about to start rolling, I was so happy to meet back up with a couple from an engagement shoot a few weeks ago. See some of the engagement photos here. I wanted to share a few photos from that day. These two were my picks from this wedding. The photos are below, but first a quick story.  The sun was shinning. The wedding was outside in a field next to beautiful The Wentworth Inn, in the village of Jackson, N.H.. It was like a lot of outdoor weddings. It was short and sweet. The rings were passed. There was a kiss,the couple was announced and with that, we all headed off to do some photos. We hit the old covered bridge down the road. We had a few poses there, then we headed back to the Inn. On the way back I was ahead of the limo that was transporting the wedding party. I saw a small pond at the public park and with quick thinking, I jumped out of my car and flagged the limo to stop. I asking the bride and groom if they wanted to do a reflecting photo near the water. The timing was great. There was a couple there fishing. The groom walked up asked them something and they handed their fishing poles to the bride and groom.  As you can see from the photos, it was a great spot for some photos and a nice little fishing hole. The groom hooked one.

Congratulations Jen & Mark. Cheers to many years of happiness and joy.

 

Wedding photo with a bride and groom fishing.

He hooked one. Great timing made these wedding photos what they are.

Bride and groom in a wedding photo with refection on the water.

True love times two.

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.

couple poses near a building in this  engagement photo

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

The Day After – Same Sex Marriage In NH |New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

The Day After – Same Sex Marriage In NH |New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

They say timing is everything. This one was right on the money. The day after the Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal in all fifty U.S. states, I had the great fortune to be part of one. I had this wedding booked for sometime. The timing of the courts actions was just divine. It made their day even more special. The wedding was great. We started on time had a fifteen minute ceremony were both of the brides shared the vows they had written for each other. They were short and loving. Talking a bit about their time together so far on their journey. There was many smiles and looks back at the guests as if to let them all know they were important to the couple. The couple had chose to have a firsts look before the wedding. They had spent the early part of the day together with their wedding party. The only time they were apart was to put on their wedding dresses. I walked one bride to the meeting spot and had the other joins us ten minutes later. The second bride walked into the garden and down the steps to her sweetheart. I had her pause so I could capture a few photos of her by herself before they saw each other. Here are a few of my picks and favorite images of the first look for this beautiful same sex wedding.

 

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Bride waiting for the start of the first look

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One bride posing for a portrait just before she sees her bride for a first look

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You can feel the nervousness in this pre firsts look photo

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The couple sees the other for the first time on their wedding day.

Tears of joy and happiness. Overcome one of the brides.

Two brides seeing each other for the first time at a gay wedding.

First look is over.

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Took Time Away From Blogging | Fine Art Photography

Took Time Away From Blogging | Fine Art Photography

I was posting a photos a day for over a month. Then why did I stop? I just got so busy time had to be spread out among other things. Here I am back to posting at least a few times per week. I am hoping to get ahead of it and get back to posting a photo a day once again. Thanks for holding out for me. That is if you did, LOL.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: It was a hike worth taking. I had to walk about a mile in the hot sun to get to this spot. It was about a half mile walk to and then the same walk back to the beach. This is the same spot I have posted before. Dirty Beach, again was one of our favorite see a past post about Dirty Beach.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: “Through The Looking Glass” was the title I gave this one. I find it adds to the emotion of an image if they are giving a name or title. I love how the ocean is lined up and viewable through the arch. I had no idea what I would find once I got to this spot. It was amazing to make the walk and then see this sight. I knew it would be worth the work to get to it.  This I shot from a tripod and took three bracketed photos to create this image. Thanks to modern photo software for helping to create the same sight I had seen on this day.

This and many of my images are available for product orders in my image print shop.

Natural arch in stone in Puerto Rico

Nature made: Arch in Puerto Rico at Dirty Beach

Weddings at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm | Wedding Photographers in Southern Maine

Weddings at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm | Wedding Photographers in Southern Maine

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.

 

 

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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.

 

Newly Engaged, Now Happily Married

Newly Engaged, Now Happily Married

Meet Christina & Doug. They are married now, but here is a few photos from the engagement session I had with them. I am sure none of us have been so cold in all out lives. With the wedding date closing in we had to find a way to get an engagement session completed. With out long cold winter there was little time to get it done. We made it happen. I picked a spot close to them that I new was great for a few nice backdrops. The location was in Dover, NH new a large old closed metal bridge. It is close to the city of Portsmouth also. We were cold at the bridge but down in Portsmouth it was so much better. The wind was just so harsh at the bridge. With the protection of the buildings in the city the wind was greatly reduced making it a mush more enjoyable photo experience.

Here is just a few of the photos from that session. I have already shot the wedding look for some wedding photos from them soon.

If your newly engaged or looking for a wedding photographer. Please check my wedding price page. I would love to work with you and help capture your day in your way.

 

B&W Image of a engaged couple

Loving in the cold air

Couple embrace in this photo

In the city the wind was so much less and we could relax a bit and have fun

Edgy engagement photo

Love this doorway. Love this photo. Love the way the edit come out.

Couple hugging in this engagement photo

Loving is a understatement with these two

A couple posing near the water at the ocean

Loving by the waters edge.

Why Every Bride Should Hire A Wedding Planner | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Why Every Bride Should Hire A Wedding Planner | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Lets  face it, the wedding day is the biggest single event in a young couples life. After that, becoming a homeowner or a parent is the next big step. So why not get some help with this biggest of days? Help is available in the form of a wedding planner. They have been part of many family celebrations. Even a new planner has helped plan many more weddings then any newly engaged couple.  The knowledge they bring to a wedding day is truly a hands-on experience, giving you every option, every opportunity, to create the best of wedding timeline and a smooth transition from ceremony to reception, to the end of the nights send-off of the newly wed couple.

Here are just a few of the items that some may not consider when planning their own wedding:
In what order does the couple book vendors? (Many do not understand that a big popular wedding venue will be booked maybe two or three years ahead of time.) How close are venues to hotels or airports? How many people can a venue accommodate? What is your style? Do you have even one? Maybe you do, but you may not know for sure what your style is called. Your wedding planner can help you select the style that is truly you. They will help guild you into the perfect colors or what is hot and what is not in your style at any giving time of year. They will be able to help you with your budget, which could make or break a wedding day. Maybe you had another number in your mind of what a wedding in 2016 will cost. Once you have this number you are more able to select from vendor lists. Going into this blind could really turn on you. Do you know how much the average venue gets per plate/guest? Do you know who should come to the wedding? How many people can  be afforded to have come to the big day? Your planner will know. They will help select the best venue for your budget. They can guide the selection of vendors. Maybe you always wanted a live band to play are your wedding. Maybe, once you find out most bands run three to four times the price of a good deejay, you will want to use the difference in price to select a better photographer. Planners have relationships with local deejay’s, photographers and florists. They will let the chef know if your running late with photos or parent dances. They can let the DJ know when it is time to toss the bouquet.  Do you think most brides know they use a second bouquet as the tossing bouquet? So they can keep the bouquet they walked down the aisle with.   Many venues have a wedding coordinator in house to help with your wedding.They will know the limo drivers and the bakers to send couples to for the best match. Again, budget is a big factor.

So, to break it down for you: Your planner is your financial planner, your timeline coordinator (and they will keep you up to date of the planning and booking progress), the style, taste and overall vibe that you desire, help you pull together the scattered elements to create a unified look and feel for the wedding. Wedding planners are also the peacemakers, being the voice for the couple and negotiating with vendors, or with your mother-in-law. They also handle any last minute emergencies, and return rental equipment and making sure the space is left clean so you get your deposit back. Basically, they are the guiding force of a wedding and without them, your focus can not be where it belongs and that is on the love and being present during your wedding, so you have an amazing time. After all, your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. Do you want to look back on it as relaxing, loving and peaceful? Or do you want to look back on it as stressful, disorganized and overwhelming?

We hope this article helped in your decision making-process of having a wedding planner or not. We wish you the best, more memorable day of your life!
~Joe Martin

 

 

collage image of detail photos from weddings.

All the details will be taken care of with the right wedding planner.

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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.

Incorporating Family History Into Wedding Photos | Family Heirlooms As Wedding Photo Props

Incorporating Family History Into Wedding Photos | Family Heirlooms As Wedding Photo Props

PHOTO OF THE DAY – Family Heirlooms As Wedding Photo Props

In todays post I have used two wedding Photos. I know my Photo of The Day posts are most times just one photo with a bit on how I shot it or what the day was about when I took the photo. I thought that to really make my point I needed these two photos to tell my story.

This wedding was in the City of Berlin , NH. It is a small city more like a large town. A 100 years ago the city of Berlin was a mill town. Over the years the mills have closed down and with it many of the towns income creating jobs have also been washed away with the mills.

I have always loved props in photos. When they are good and they are relevant to the photo of the subject. This is not exception. I was meeting the bride at her moms home before the wedding. I knew this would be a good place to find family history to include in some photos. I was not sure how when I got to the home, but as soon as I saw the spoons I knew it was meant to be.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS:

So what better way to show off the family connection the history the love this family had for each other then with this great wall display? This display of baby spoons was very detailed. It had small spoons all engraved with the child’s name for all 13 kids, that is right 13. This bride was the youngest of the 13 and was on the way to start her own family. I had first thought I would hang the shoes from this and capture the silver of all the spoons and the shoes together. I think it works very well. It tells a story for all that see. It for sure will create emotion to the family when they see it. So then I thought I would add the rings to the brides spoon in some way. I though I might put the rings into the spoon or on the stem, but nothing looked as nice together as the rings resting on the spoon like in the second photo. I had shot a few photos of the rings then removed the spiders web from the wooden rack. I really like the way it looked with the web. So I edited it and included it in there wedding photos. I edited the first photo with a more vintage look using a bit of a matted look to finish it off. The second photo is a basic black and white with a high clarity to bring out some of the finer details.

photo of wedding shoes and the brides families baby spoons display

Story telling with a detailed photo of a family heirloom and the brides shoes

 

 

Wedding rings lean on a baby spoon that was the brides soon as a child.

Baby spoon with the brides name on it really add to the details of this photo.

 

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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.

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

Mom You Look Nice | Getting Ready Photo form A New Hampshire Wedding

Mom You Look Nice | Getting Ready Photo form A New Hampshire Wedding

PHOTO(s) OF THE DAY: Mom You Look Nice- A Short Series

Love this wedding photo form a 2014 wedding. The wedding was at the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH. The couple had a room at a hotel next to the train station. That is the spot we took some getting ready photos. Mom was having her hair done. Her little girls was just hanging out watching the process. As mom was fishings up they started to chat a bit. that is when the magic happened. Love the candid wedding photos like this one. This is not my child but I wish I had photos of my kids and myself that had this connection and feel to them.  At every wedding I have been too with little ones. This little one was my little buddy. She was intrigued in why I was there. I told her I was there to take photos of the wedding. She was very fun to witness at the wedding. She even joined her mom during the exchanging of the vows all the way to the kiss.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: I was in close shooting with my 17-50 mm lens. My settings were 50mm @f2.8 with 1/50 shutter speed. I took the other tow photos below a the same settings. Mom was just talking with her daughter and the little girl was very intrigued by all that was happening. I thought these photos looked nice in this vintage style. Again edited in Adobe Lightroom. The couple loved the photos as did I.

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Getting ready photo from a wedding mom with child watching

Mom is so pretty already.

Little girl looking up at mom getting ready for her wedding.

Do I look nice honey?

Mom and daughter smile for a  getting ready photo

Hair all done mom? Lets do this wedding thing

 

 

ONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ANSWER TO GUESTS WITH CAMERAS

ONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ANSWER TO GUESTS WITH CAMERAS

PHOTO OF THE DAY: DON’T FIGHT THEM INCLUDE THEM

As a wedding photographer we have a lot on our plate the day of a wedding. We are talking about so many things I am not sure I could list them all. I think you can imagine some of the obvious things. Weather, lighting, gear issues, timing of photos taking, finding the location’s. There is a short list of some of the things we have to worry about the day of any wedding. Some of the not so obvious issue are things like people. That list is long. We have fun happy people, easy going in no rush people and the ever almost in the way armature photography people. That is what this photo and blog is about today.

Now I have been involved in many on-line discussion on this topic. There is many thoughts on the topic. There are many photographers that are feed up and at a breaking point with the guest photo snappers. It is going to happen so stop fighting it and include them. When I shoot a wedding or any event without saying a word to anyone I take control. By take control I mean I own that day. I am not rude and most times a word is never spoken about this. Maybe it is easy for me. I am out going I am a bit loud. I am tall, I am everywhere. I am without a doubt the photographer for the day. If i have to I might step in front of the aunt or uncle to get that shot, but one second later I am out of your way letting you get that same photo. It is part of the days flow. These family members and close friends want some photos on their phone and camera too. Who am I to make it harder for them to create memories of this day? I am the hired help. With a big emphasis on help. I will not be moving tables at the reception or changing light bulbs at a venue. I am there for the couple and I am there for their family. When at all possible I take photos of the other guest that are taking photos. It is one way I think i make it known I am there for them, for them all.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Here is a photo of a guest taking a photo of the bride and groom at the ceremony. I had not even noticed that other guest also shooting a photo. I was standing about half way down the aisle taking photos of the couple. I always am looking around to grab photos of the guest. I mean the couple wants photos of the guest. Some came from far away. Some may not be seen by the couple for many years to come, if at all. So capture these moments when you can. Don’t miss the kiss, but take photos of the others throughout the day. Have fun with the other guests. You will never see them again either.

 

Joe Martin

 

Black & white photo of a wedding guest that is taking a photo

Even know we have it covered. Many wedding guests want photos too. We all love that gratitude of the capture.

 

I added this second photo as I wanted to show just one more photo that I thought really showed what some photographers deal with at a wedding. Now I had already taken a few photos of the bride and groom at the table and the toast. I just love this image of 2 of the groomsmen taking photos with their phone.

Photo of two groomsmen at wedding taking a photo of the bride and groom

I stepped up behind these guys to grab this photo of them grabbing a photo.

 

The Long Ride Down Form A Mountain Top Wedding

The Long Ride Down Form A Mountain Top Wedding

PHOTO OF THE DAY- THE LONG RIDE DOWN FROM A MOUNTAIN TOP WEDDING

When you have a passion in life why not include it in the best day of your life? That is what this wedding couple did on their big day. They both have a love for skiing. What better way to encompass that then to get married at the top of their favorite ski resort. Jays Peck. The wedding party, DJ and both photographers made the trip up via the chair lift. I was lucky enough to be the last one down sitting behind the bride and groom to capture some memorable photographs of the trip to the base lodge. It was a great ceremony with time after to shoot some photos at the top. The day ended with a epic sunset and joyous party to celebrate the joining of this young couple. If you want to see other photos form this wedding day please follow this link to a gallery of photos.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: I was the last one down. The staff was spacing out guests every over chair for safety. Being that the couple and I were the only ones left they left me ride in the chair behind them. If not behind them this shot is not a shot. I had them kiss in a shot and look back in a shot. I just love this shot the best out of the other versions on it.

 

 

Bride and Groom riding down a chair lift after their mountain top wedding

Bride and Groom riding down a chair lift after their mountain top wedding

Leading Lines To Freedom

Leading Lines To Freedom

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY- Leading Lines To Freedom

One more photo taken in Puerto Rico. This time we see this dirt road that follows the photographic term known as “leading lines” this effect draws the viewers eyes in and makes one wonder what is just beyond the view of sight. In this case what is even more intriguing is that at the end of this road we see the ocean adding to the mystery. I like this photo for a few reasons. One is that it beings me back to this day at Dirty Beach. This spot is about half way up the road form the beach and to an over look that you can see out to th open ocean on one side and back onto Dirty Beach on the other. I also love the colors. There is a few shades of green and as many of blues. You can see the gray in the sky the water and the grass. So much going on here. Please let me know what it is that you like about the photo. Is anything missing> What might have you don’t to make it even better? Just comment below and let me know. It is the best way to learn IMO. Is to have others share there views on an image.

 

Joe Martin

 

Dirt road in Puerto Rico leading into what looks like the ocean

Puerto Rico has some amazing sights. This is one of them.

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

REMEMBER IT IS HIS WEDDING TOO

REMEMBER IT IS HIS WEDDING TOO

PHOTO OF THE DAY: REMEMBER IT IS HIS WEDDING TOO

On the days leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding many treat it as the brides big day. Lets not forget that groom. It is his big day also. He is as happy, full of fear and or butterflies and needs just as much love and support as his bride does.  In some cases he is the sole bread winner. In other cases his job keeps him out of the home or away on business much of his working days. This is limiting to him as far as being able to chose themes or ideas for his wedding. It is good that in a lot of cases with men. We do not care as much about all the fine details of the wedding as our soon to be wife does or will do as the wedding day approaches. He does get support from friends and family and from his bride. Really I don’t need to say much more then lets not forget the groom on his big day.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Her is a great photo of a groom and his groomsmen. His dad and brothers. What is a better way to celebrate the joining of two families other then to have all the men in you family be in your party.  I had them line up on a deck at the home they were to marry at. We had some laughs and a few jokes back and forth. Then we got done to business and took some photos of them lined up and all facing me. I like to edit in a style that others may not. I like this look it says edgy and vintage all in one. It is not the average photo. This is my style. I know it is not for every one and I am ok with that. If your looking for a wedding photographer and are a little on the fence about my style. Lets talk. Give me a call or shoot me a email and lets find out what it is I can help you with. I can be your problem solver. Contact me today.

 

Joe Martin

 

Image of grooms men standing on a deck above the photographer

This is one great family. Dad and his sons, on the youngest ones wedding day.

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE WEDDING PHOTOS

ONE OF MY FAVORITE WEDDING PHOTOS

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ONE OF MY FAVORITE WEDDING PHOTOS

I thought for todays photo I would post one of my favorite wedding photos. This was form a wedding last year in 2014. The wedding venue was in New Hampshire at a great place named Church Landing at Mill Falls  This waterfront venue is a great in town yet out of the location for any event, not just your wedding. This wedding was held out doors under the big white tent. It was a beautiful day and we had a beautiful couple with family and friends all around. For me weddings are one day of fun with a sprinkling of stressful moments. Will every thing go well? I someone in the wedding party pass out? Will I get all the photos I need without other guests jumping in front of me to grab that epic iPhone photo. Well this wedding went off like more not one issue and fun all around.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: This photo was taken during the ceremony. The Bride & Groom had writing vows that they read aloud to each other. At one point the Bride almost cried but she was able to fight back the emotions and save her makeup. The officiant at this wedding was a friend of the family and tossed a few jokes out making the couple and the guest have a brief laugh. This photo was taken at just the right moment when all had started to laugh. I love the way that she is enjoying her soon to be husbands laugh and viewing of the crowd.I was back a bit away and had zoomed in with my long lens to crop out any distracting elements focusing on the couple and creating a memory of this moment.

 

Photo of bride and groom laughing at the wedding

Bride & Groom sharing a laugh during the wedding.

 

CONNECTING BEFORE THE WEDDING

CONNECTING BEFORE THE WEDDING

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.

Joe Martin

Photo of a groom and his little girl before the wedding sitting coloring together.

Getting ready photos are part of the story of the wedding day.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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