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Avery + Kevin's Wedding at Monadnock Berries

Posted by Peter Clayman on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 06:00 PM

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Avery and Kevin were married on August 12th, with a ceremony and reception at Monadnock Berries in Troy, New Hampshire.


These two live in Virginia but came up here to have their wedding, and I’m glad they did. They picked an amazing venue that had gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, which added a feeling of grandeur to the ceremony that New Hampshire destination weddings are known for. You can’t find these backdrops in any other place!


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In particular, Monadnock Berries makes for a rustic, colorful setting. This farm is a pick-your-own berry farm that also brews ales and is absolutely the perfect setting for a farm wedding. With lush greenery and plenty of spots to stop and admire the view, it suited these two exactly. Because this New Hampshire wedding venue is family-owned, it also has that warmth that Avery and Kevin embody.


Avery and Kevin brought plenty of their college friends up for their wedding. It was fun to watch them interacting with that group. It’s so clear that they’re all close! Because of the nature of the venue, Avery and Kevin’s guests could pick some wild blueberries in the fields, and they all had a good time together—another good reason for their choice in venue.


Even though it was a rough week for weather, the rain held off long enough for some amazing outdoor pictures. And at the last moment, the sun broke through, painting a beautiful picture across the sky for some stunning backdrops. When the weather decides to surprise us with something that dramatic, it’s the perfect send-off for a romantic wedding day.


Thank you, Avery & Kevin, for coming to New Hampshire for your destination wedding! It was a pleasure to be your wedding photographer. I’d like to also thank Locomotion DJ and Monadnock Berries for their hospitality.

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Tags: Monadnock Berries, farm wedding, destination wedding, Locomotion DJ, new hampshire wedding photographer, wedding photographer, wedding photography

Sarah and Jeff | Photographing a Church Landing Wedding

Posted by Peter Clayman on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

 

Church Landing, New Hampshire Wedding, Peter Claymen PhotographySarah and Jeff were married on April 22nd, with a ceremony at St. Charles Church in Laconia, NH, and a reception at Church Landing in Meredith, NH.


Samantha Captain, the lead shooter, started out the day getting ready with Sarah and her ladies, while Bruce Preston, the second shooter, was with the guys. We also shot the video for this wedding, so we were with them from start to finish—a long day, but so amazing and worth it for the love we were able to capture.

There was something magical about the venue and the way it seemed to fit these two so perfectly—both for the ceremony itself and the reception. Some of our favorite shots were in the gazebo, with the bride and groom reflected perfectly off the water and later a night shot where the two of them seemed to blend flawlessly with their surroundings. We are always lucky to have beautiful venues as well as beautiful couples, and we’re even luckier when the two coincide.

Jeff & Sarah, thank you for having us be part of your wedding. We wish you both the very best in your lives together.

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Tags: new hampshire wedding photographer, church landing, church landing wedding, St. Charles Church, Crown Entertainment, Lakes Region Floral, Jacques Fine Pastries, NH Wedding Photography and Video, church landing at mill falls, new hampshire wedding

Omni Mt. Washington Hotel Winter Wedding Photograhy: Kristen + Scott

Posted by Peter Clayman on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 04:15 PM

 

 

 

Mount_Washington_Wedding_Photography-3.jpgKristin & Scott were married at the end of February at one of the best spots to get married, The Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The hotel is special to me as this is also the place that I married my amazing wife, Holly last year.  This is a story however of one mans triumph from being in the "friend zone" with Kristin to a romantic connection. I'm sure there are several people out there that would like to talk to Scott on how to do that. They are both kind and dynamic people so we are so happy for both of them. Before the ceremony our bride and groom did a first look due to daylight considerations (and wanting to get some amazing pictures outdoors). I like to do the first look in a private setting and that proved challenging as the hotel was packed with it being school vacation week as well. The ceremony was held in the conservatory, which is right next to the main lobby. The resort does such a great job making it feel like  you are worlds away from guests. One of the flower girls did a face plant right next to the bride and groom as she was walking down the isle....poor thing...but she bounced right back up. I guess at 3 years of age one can do that easily. The reception was located in the Presidential Ball Room. I always love hearing the toasts from the Maid of Honor and Best Man as you really find out some great things that make the couple special. On each table the groom placed a selfie stick for the guests to use. I had blast watching the little ones take teh selfie stick and literally run iwth it. We wish Kristin & Scott all the very best moving forward!

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Tags: creative wedding photography, new hampshire wedding photographer, destination wedding, winter wedding, Omni Mt Washington Hotel Wedding, wedding photography nh

NH Lakes Region Wedding Photography, Mill Falls Meredith NH: Tracy + Ryan

Posted by Holly Clayman on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

A beautiful Spring Wedding on Lake Winnipesaukee at Mill Falls. Tracy and Ryan - 4/11/15

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Tracy and Ryan were married on a cold, blustery spring day at Mill Falls in Meredith NH. Lake Winnipesaukee may have been still sixty percent covered with ice, but these two high school sweethearts kept everyone warm with their loving gazes and a large crowd of friends and family that enjoyed sharing in their special day. Tracy had beautiful shades of pink roses in her bouquet. There were a few meaningful details to the flowers by Ford Flowers... The bride had a special pink breast cancer pin as a remembrance to her mother. The adorable flower girls had rose wands that sparkled! The amazing cake was by Jacques Pastries. Ceremony and Reception were in the Winnipesaukee Room. We were lucky enough to capture some amazing shots both inside and outside with gorgeous back drops!

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Photographer: NH Images

Venue: Mill Falls, Church Landing

Cake: Jacques Pastries

Flowers: Ford Flowers

DJ: Get Down Tonight Entertainment - Tommy Demers

Tags: lakes region wedding, church landing at mill falls, new hampshire wedding photographer, Lake Winnipesaukee, nh wedding photographer, nh wedding photography

3 Things I learned from my blended family wedding

Posted by Peter Clayman on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:13 PM

On Feb 21, 2015 I married the love of my life Holly and it was a packaged deal. Holly was previously married and has 2 great kids ages 5 and 7. I was previously married before and have a total of 3 kids who range in age from 6 to 15.

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Our wedding day was great, but getting there wasn't always smooth. This was not just a wedding for us, but a wedding for our whole family and we wanted to include the kids throughout the ceremony and celebration. My thoughts were as such...Will the kids get ready without a fight? Will the youngest ones going to make a scene in the middle of the ceremony...will they dump our unity sand all over the place and have a sand fight...will we get any family pictures that we could look back on and say...hey we kinda look good in pictures (especially for pictures since I am a professional photographer). The answer to all of that is that reality ended up being awesome. So through this process I have learned 3 things from my blended family wedding that I would like to share with you.

  1. Relay your thoughts, feelings and concerns to your wedding vendors. You hired professionals for a reason and they will help you keep things in check. Many times I have seen (when I am shooting a wedding) where the kids will listen to me more than a parent and it works out fine.

  2. Enjoy the day! If you enjoy the day your kids will enjoy the day and that goes for everything in life...kids will follow (whether we like it or not) the attitude that is given off by the adults.

  3. Let it go (in my best frozen singing voice)! If the kids scream, cry, barf, disobey let it go (yes all of that did happen with us)...its about the union of us as well as our families.

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Kids will be kids...but a family will always be a family!

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Tags: new hampshire wedding photographer, wedding photographer nh, candid wedding photography, Omni Mount Washington Hotel, mountain wedding, Blended Family Wedding,, Blended Family Wedding Photos

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