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Kennett High School Senior Portrait Session With Maddy | New Hampshire Photographers Blog

Kennett High School Senior Portrait Session With Maddy | New Hampshire Photographers Blog

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.

 

The tall grass is almost like a frame in this portrait

The tall grass is almost like a frame in this portrait

Fall colors are a big part of New Hampshire senior portraits

Fall colors are a big part of New Hampshire senior portraits

Enjoying this black & white photo in the woods.

Enjoying this black & white photo in the woods.

Red chair in the woods, Seems out of place at the same time creating a mood.

Red chair in the woods, Seems out of place at the same time creating a mood.

Moody photo taken in the New Hampshire woods for a senior portrait

Moody photo taken in the New Hampshire woods for a senior portrait

Leaves are all round so we took advantage of them.

Leaves are all round so we took advantage of them.

stone wall receding behind this high school senior

Love the stone wall receding behind this high school senior

 

Senior Pictures In The New Hampshire’s White Mountains | New Hampshire Senior Portrait Photographers Blog

Senior Pictures In The New Hampshire’s White Mountains | New Hampshire Senior Portrait Photographers Blog

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.
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Love using chairs for posing.  It makes the subjects

Love using chairs for posing. It makes the subjects

The sky meets the ground in this fine art styled photo

The sky meets the ground in this fine art styled photo

Love this senior photo the colors and the subject just matched so nice

Love this senior photo the colors and the subject just matched so nice

When you have the look you have the look

When you have the look you have the look

We needed to have some fall colors in the photos

We needed to have some fall colors in the photos

Might be my favorite shot from Rylie"s senior session.

Might be my favorite shot from Rylie”s senior session.

Something fun in this fall senior portrait

Something fun in this fall senior portrait

Chagnon Wedding | New Hampshire Wedding Slide Show

Chagnon Wedding | New Hampshire Wedding Slide Show

With the New Hampshire wedding session winding down, I have time to do the special things I wanted to do all year. Like spend time with my family, hike rest & begin getting geared up for next year.

One way that I rest is to go over wedding photos once again and build slide shows from some of my favorite wedding shoots. This wedding is one I will return to again and again to gain inspiration.

Here is 124 photos together into a wedding day slide.

 

Wedding Venue: Waterville Vally Town Square
New Hampshire Wedding Photographer : Joe Martin

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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 2010-2015

 

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.

Senior Portrait Season In New Hampshire | Kennett High School Class of 2016 Seniors

Senior Portrait Season In New Hampshire | Kennett High School Class of 2016 Seniors

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.

 

Senior photos from class of 2015

Madison’s natural beauty came out in all her portraits

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Posing for head shots made easy for this high school senior

Posing for head shots made easy for this high school senior

Psoing out doors is a high school senior

Fall colors had passed but we were able to capture that late fall feeling in this outdoor photo.

Professional selfie . Every senior needs one.

Professional selfie . Every senior needs one.

Love the colors in this outfit. Worked so well in contrast to the backdrop.

Love the colors in this outfit. Worked so well in contrast to the backdrop.

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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.

If you have questions about your wedding, my packages or just want to say hi. Please contact me today.

 

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.

Newlyweds Engagement Photo Shoot In Franklin, New Hampshire

Newlyweds Engagement Photo Shoot In Franklin, New Hampshire

This engagement session started off like most, with short introductions and a bit of background on each other. The couple lives on an amazing property in Franklin, New Hampshire. It had apple trees, open fields, barns and wooded lots. It was a toss up as to what location to use first. We picked the apples tress. The flowers had passed already, but the location was still beautiful. We moved to the barn and lastly, we went to the grooms grandparents lakeside home the last several photos.  The groom is an EMT and works with the local fire department. We incorporated some of his gear into a photo or two.  As we talked about the wedding day and the plans they had we started to build a connection that will surly carry over to their wedding day. I am looking forward to this fall wedding over at The Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, N.H.. I look forward to seeing the couple soon!
Here is a few from the session. Happy engagement and again congratulations!

Big sky. I love to use negative space when the shot is right.

Big sky. I love to use negative space when the shot is right.

Engaged couple poses near an old barn in NH

The barn doors matched the color of their outfits.

Couple poses behind fire fighter gear

Serving his community is a big part of his life

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Couple shows engagement ring at a  photo shoot

Ring shot

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The happy couple will be joined in marriage this fall

The happy couple will be joined in marriage this fall

Big smile from this soon to be bride.

The Beautiful bride waiting for her man to return with the truck

His grandparents live on the lake. So glad we went there.

His grandparents live on the lake. So glad we went there.

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The date is set for their NH wedding.

The date is set for their NH wedding.

 

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

You Could Feel The Love | New Hampshire Engagement Session | Same Sex Marriage

You Could Feel The Love | New Hampshire Engagement Session | Same Sex Marriage

Who is Joe? I am a New Hampshire wedding photographer servicing all of NH, western Maine and parts of MA. Thanks for viewing my blog.

“It may be that same-sex couples will save the institution of marriage.”  ― Elizabeth Gilbert

 This past week I found true love. I should say i saw true love. I did not discover it. In fact true love found me. It came in the form of an email last year. The email was form a same sex couple looking for a wedding photographer. After a few emails back and forth. They booked me and we started to plan the wedding. Ok, they did the planning and I kept in touch ans added my two cents when I thought I should.  Fast forward to this spring and th wedding engagement photo session.  They knew the spot they wanted to do the photos at. It was the spot of their first weekend away together. There could be no better place. The spot was called “The Lincoln Woods Trail” in Lincoln, NH. It is a great hike very flat and it leads to many other trials that head up into the Mountains of New Hampshire. Like most shoots we meet a bit early we talked about the hike the ideas for the photos and off we went.
At the beginning of the trail is a great wooden bridge we stopped there for a pose or two and headed away in to the forest. The rest as you see came so naturally. The love was obvious.  A fun easy shoot for sure. I can not wait to capture the wedding for this same sex couple.

Lesbian  couple posing for an engagement photo

Love, the love these two woman have for each other.

lesbian  couple in a wedding photo

The river rocks had to be used for this session .

lesbian  couple showing affection in a wedding photo

Showing affection is a sign of true love.

Together is what being a couple means.

Together is what being a couple means.

 

Looking for a wedding photographer? Same sex marriage of not. I am always open to talk about the needs of the couple and am willing to work with you to meet a time line, special request or budget.  Please contact me today to book your 2015-2016 wedding.

 

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.

WEDDING DAY SNAPSHOT |  20 WEDDING PHOTOS BUILD A TIME LINE

WEDDING DAY SNAPSHOT | 20 WEDDING PHOTOS BUILD A TIME LINE

PHOTO OF THE DAY: WEDDING DAY SNAPSHOT

I love Adobe Lightroom for many reasons. It is a fast sorter of photos. Maybe not the fastest but it works well for culling out the miss fires and non keepers. Photogrpahers never want to admit they take a photo that is not 100% amazing every time, but it does happen. So once home form a wedding or portrait session. I will load the images on to my computer with Lightroom. This is great because Lightroom has a feature that allows users to back up to another spot on your computer a second copy of the same files. This does this all at the same time. So before we even start to edit we have 2 copies of the files and all professional photographers should practices the art of backing up. This way if anything was to happen to one of the hard drives we would have another copy on a separate hard drive for safe keeping. One other reason I love Lightroom is that you can create collage images by selecting photos from a session or over time from many sessions to build a collection set or best of, insert category here.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: This collage is one I built form the wedding photos of a wedding in 2014. I really had a fun time at this wedding. Really nice people and a truly fun day. We were in southern New Hampshire in a small town called, Contoocook. We had perfect weather for the day. Another reason I liked this wedding was that the brides maids all had on a different colored dress. I love that look in the photos. It was great that the groomsmen had matching ties.. So I thought I would build this image form just 20 of the days photos. It is a time line from before, during and after the ceremony. I am going to build out a few more of these types of images for all my weddings. Thanks again for checking out my page.

Joe Martin

 

Image created using small block images from a wedding day

Love building a time line photo from a wedding day

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.

 

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

 

 

Amazning Landscape Time Lapse Videos: Must See

Amazning Landscape Time Lapse Videos: Must See

A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

To view the entire story, please visit: http://www.projectyose.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/projectyose

 

Stunning Time-Lapse Video: Elemental Iceland

Published on Oct 8, 2013
Photographer Stian Rekdal combined thousands of photos to create this time-lapse video showcasing Iceland’s natural beauty. He spent three weeks—and more than 3,000 miles—on the road and took more than 40,000 photos. He used about 3,500 of these to make the video.

Read the National Geographic interview with Stian Rekdal here:

Who Hires a Photographer?

Who Hires a Photographer?

We all love to take photos. I see photos being taken every place I go. It may be at the market when we see someone snapping a picture of a food package that struck a funny cord or at the beach when families want to remember a beautiful day as one. With so many camera phones in the hands of teens and young adults, photos are being taken by the thousands every minute. Some news stories are putting the numbers even higher. With close to 300,000 photos being added to facebook every minute. That is a lot of memories and not all should be saved.

That is why myself and many others are here. To make the memories that should be saved. To capture faces the way they should be remembered. In the right light in the right way. With angles and backgrounds that add drama to a scene to draw the viewer in closer and to tell a story. We need to create memories of more then just a snap shot or screen grab. Portraiture that is worthy of hanging in the space that you live for years to come only to be add to with updates and new family additions. When a child is born or a wedding has brought two families together.

Who hires a photographer? We all need one. Even the pro photographer will hire out another to capture unique images of their own memories or moment in time. Using the camera to tell a story and the lens to draw in the light. In the same way a photographer tells others stories, you as a consumer can aid in this story telling with the willingness to be posed in a way that not only encapsulates your true being, but to also tell of a chapter that is yet to come or is being writing as the photos take shape. So when you do need some family, senior or wedding portraits think about the professionals in the field of photography. If you think about it, you would only have the best person for the job to work on your home or car, right? So don’t think for a minute that it is any different with your life’s memory. Hire a professional photographer that will do the jobs you need done. In fact contact me today to set up a time for us to chat about your next set of family or wedding portraits.  Contact page

 

A frameable family portraits captured in the woods on New Hampshire

A frame-able family portraits captured in the woods on New Hampshire

 

Selfie the Word for 2013

Selfie the Word for 2013

As 2013 was coming to a close I had found out that “selfie” was Websters word of the year. I had to do a few to close out the year. Here is two from my time sitting at home and playing in the light. I am sitting in front of my black and tan background with one off camera flash to my right. I have set my ten second timer and sit waiting. I took a number of shots of myself that night. It was great to take my time and make a portrait that speaks without saying a word.

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New Hampshire Wedding Season

New Hampshire Wedding Season

This New Hampshire wedding season is setting up to be a big one in 2012. If your still in need of a full day photographer for your special day or just want a few hours to capture your small personal gathering. Joe Martin would be happy to be your wedding photographer. The last thing you want to think about on this day is. What will the memories be? Let Joe do his job and create the memories for you. We have wedding packages starting as low as $1300.00 for a 6 hour mid size gathering.(time is always flexible)  Please send us a email to find out how we can make your 2012 New Hampshire Wedding photos just what you were looking for. Joe can also work with you on travel plans if your wedding takes place outside of New Hampshire. Contact Joe today as this season is sure to book up fast.

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Flowers on the arch