Monthly Archives: June 2012

I was in a super ugly bad mood today ::grumble grumble::.  So to perk up I knew I just needed to get out of the house and take some pictures which always makes me happy. 🙂 Veggie photos are hard to look at and stay grumpy because they’re just so darn happy looking. Especially the happy veggies and fruits at the Intown Manchester Farmers Market, today in their 2nd week of the season!

And here is my son, enjoying the banjo music. 🙂 He just does not know good music when he hears it!

This is the beginning of such an awesome time of year to start thinking about some great farm-to-table concepts. I know several downtown Manchester restaurants really utilize fresh, local farm produce and I would absolutely love to be involved in photographing the process from farm to table.

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Beka & Josh had a beautiful ceremony at Union Baptist Church in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, officiated by her father. In between the ceremony and reception we stopped at a little park in Lyndon, VT for some outdoor portraits of the wedding party before arriving at Lyndon State College for the reception. It was a perfect summer day surrounded by family and friends, and I can honestly say both Beka and Josh were beaming the whole day. Such a beautiful couple!  My time with them was flanked on either side with photos by Beka’s sister, Sarah Sanville Photography. How lucky she is to have a wedding photographer as a sister, and a matron of honor, all at once! 🙂

I just love this one of the groomsmen….. possibly the craziest group of guys I have ever met, so it took all they had to “not smile” and show me swagger. They look awesome, yes?

The hot pink theme continued at the reception in the realistic details of the sugar flowers on the wedding cake. Pink Gerbera daisies and orchids in lifelike detail. Gorgeous!

I thought the way they did their table numbers was the coolest ever. Guests found their name and table number on a large display, and when they took their card off, they were to replace it with an instant Polaroid of themselves. Soon the entire board was covered in snapshots of their guests enjoying themselves at their reception–awesome!!

Beka and Josh, thank you so much for letting me be part of your special day. It was really fun to work with a couple who are so obviously nuts about each other (and also being so completely and utterly gorgeous was a huge pleasure too!!)

….. and also a big special thanks and shout-out to the Littleton Police Department for literally getting me to the church on time. 😉

 

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  • Rebecca via Facebook - Beautiful, Erika!!ReplyCancel

  • Regan Champagne - These are great! I am definitly keeping you in mind for my wedding!!! I can wait to see more when I see Beka!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah via Facebook - I love them all so much! Thanks for giving my sister such gorgeous wedding photos. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Hannah via Facebook - Great job on the pictures! I LOVE them!!!!ReplyCancel

  • via Facebook - thank you so much! It was so much fun! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • michelle bancroft - These pictures are fantastic. great job.ReplyCancel

Recently I had the pleasure of being hired by the Bedford Village Inn to produce some new images of guest room interiors, a dining room, the outdoor patio dining area, and even a few food & drink items. Jack Carnavale, the owner, is a huge natural-light photography fan, and loved the fact that I work with minimal equipment because he wants things to look as natural as possible.  He has a great eye for details, adjusting lampshades and curtains in the guest rooms, and all the while emphasizing that he wanted a look of comfort and hospitality in the photos.

BVI Guest Room

Guest Room at Bedford Village Inn

BVI Guest Rooms

I got to meet NH celebrity chef Ben Knack, who put together this amazing-looking lobster appetizer. Rumor has it Ben was on Hell’s Kitchen a few seasons back which is so awesome.  They’re also promoting three summer cocktails this season. Wouldn’t it be lovely to be sitting on the patio sipping one of these lovelies?

Outdoor Dining at Bedford Village Inn | Patio

Chef Ben Knack | BVI Restaurant

BVI Patio Cocktails

The Overlook dining room recently got all new chairs, so Mr. Carnavale really wanted some updated photos of that space, and had all the tables decked out in white linens, beautiful dishes and silver, and bright and fresh floral arrangements to really dress up the room.  I have to say: it was gorgeous.  Below are some of my favorite shots. I love the ones that emphasize intimate seating, beautiful light, and attention to detail.

BVI Dining | Overlook Room

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  • Brooke - Stunning photos Erika. This place looks lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - I agree…stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Pothier Photography - Great work Erika! I have photographed some weddings here so I know the layout. You did a great job capturing the dark woods and the bright textures while maintaining the warm atmosphere of the place. BTW, sis you get to sample that blueberry drink? Yummmm!ReplyCancel

  • Jeremy via Facebook - very happy for you….a little jealous cause I had always wanted to shoot for them, but still very happy for you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • via Facebook - thanks Jeremy 🙂ReplyCancel

One of downtown’s best kept secrets is the Patio restaurant inside the Hilton Garden Inn. This is no ordinary hotel fare; this is some seriously delicious and beautiful food created by executive chef Jason Jette and staff that should be on everyone’s list to try.  In the summer, the outdoor dining overlooking the Fisher Cats baseball field is truly one of the most impressive views in Manchester. Below are some images that I recently shot for their current summer menu. These were all shot completely with natural light, on a table by a window.  No fuss, no frills.

It’s always an enjoyable experience to work with them–please check out even more images from last fall’s Pavilion menu.

Menu items at the Hilton Garden Inn's Pavilion Restaurant

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  • Kathy Pothier Photography - Erika,
    You can make a shoe box look good enough to eat!! Thank you for the eye candy and the suggestion. I have a new place on my list of places to try in ManchVegas. Keep up the great photography!!

    -KathyReplyCancel

  • Sarah via Facebook - beautiful shots as always Erika! hey…do you get to eat everything they bring to you to shoot? lolReplyCancel

  • via Facebook - thank you! haha, no…. but I have eaten there in the past and it’s *really* good.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah via Facebook - i would have trouble not eating as I was shooting. hehe Will have to check them out sometime! the food looks so yummy and captured perfectly!ReplyCancel

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