Monthly Archives: August 2013
Susannah and Jim go way back to their college days where they dated for a while. Then they broke up and went their separate ways, but Susannah never forgot him, although she fell out of touch with him for six years and in fact did not even know where he was, or how to find him. Through a strange series of coincidences, including a random dream she had about Jim, and then an odd comment that a friend made, she was compelled to try to email him using a very old college email address, the only one she knew of. Miraculously, he responded. And they’ve been together ever since.
Fast forward a few years….in Hanover, New Hampshire, just next to Dartmouth College, there is this little nondescript motel on the side of the road called the Chieftain Inn Motor Lodge. You would never know that just behind this little roadside motor lodge, down a treacherously steep one-lane dirt path, there is the most amazing event space situated right on the bank of the Connecticut River, complete with reception tents, docks, sunsets, and everything you could want in an outdoor summertime soiree.
Jim’s sisters were the groomswomen…. (call them what you may, but goodness they’re some of the prettiest sisters and bridesmaids I have ever seen).
Bride’s brother Brett, Man of Honor….
We were patient and waited for the delicious light that happened right after the sun dipped below the tree line……
Ceremony and Reception Venue, Catering: Chieftain Motor Inn, Hanover NH
Florist: Roberts Flowers, Hanover NH
Cake: Umpleby’s Bakery, Hanover NH
Band: Jeremiah McLane
Dress: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure
Makeup: Aida Draw
Hair: Hilde’s Salon Vienna, Hanover NH
This week I have a couple of photos published in the Hippo’s article about public art. Had a great time meeting the folks of Positive Street Art and viewing their transformation of the Fields Grove playground. Great work, y’all!
Something that people may not know or remember about me is that when I first started my photography business I wanted to focus on gardens, flowers, farmer’s markets, farm stands, agricultural products, in a really thoughtful, editorial, magazine-style approach. I thought it was a fantastic idea! But then I quickly realized that there is no market for such a thing, that farmers or gardeners do not generally hire professional photographers to document their work (although how amazing would that be?), and that I had better find something else to specialize in. Maybe there is a small niche for farming lifestyle photography, but I don’t know where to find it, and truth be told I have enough trouble finding clients for wedding and food photography, which should be overwhelmingly abundant. Hah! It’s quite possible that it’s just me. It usually is.
So this is why photographers have personal projects and interests–to be able to pursue the things we are passionate about but others are not so interested in. And this is also why I have a blog, to spew forth all this stuff that I have running around in my head that has no other designated home. 🙂