Monthly Archives: February 2016
I’m thrilled to have received an Editors’ Choice Award for 2016 from Two Bright Lights! It’s no secret that I love getting my wedding couples’ photos published on national and local blogs, websites, and magazines. The lovely people that I’m so lucky to work with really pour their hearts into their wedding day, and when every detail is so carefully dreamed up, planned for, and executed perfectly by trusted wedding professionals and vendors, it clearly shows in the photographs. I’m happy to provide this extra step for my couples whenever I possibly can, because I know it makes them so excited to see their gorgeous weddings on blogs that will in turn inspire other couples as they plan their day.
Editors’ Choice Award Winner Selection Process
The 2016 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Awards is a signature program that recognizes photographers and vendors within the Two Bright Lights community whose number of published features in 2015 placed them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.
The 2016 honorees reflect those that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their customers, and those that have used Two Bright Lights’ online platform to quickly and easily get published by submitting their authentic, stunning imagery and services directly to the top industry publications and editors.
Among thousands of photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors’ Choice winners represent the best-of-the-best.
Friends and upcoming brides, have you seen the new Mrs. Box?? I’m going completely gaga over this new collection of gorgeous ring boxes. They come in a dazzling array of beautiful colors, and they’re made with gorgeous French velvet. I love the lidless style for photos because the hinged lids you usually find with jewelry boxes aren’t flattering to the ring. Their small size perfectly nests your gorgeous engagement ring and makes it the center of attention. Also, did I mention, I LOVE the colors? You can easily coordinate with your wedding colors, or just your favorite color.
I’m planning on purchasing 2 or 3 of these lovely boxes to use for my upcoming brides’ ring and detail shots. Which colors should I get?? Comment below and let me know!
Venue: Black Swan Inn, Tilton NH
Catering: Billingsgate Deli and Event Catering
Flowers: Lady Slipper Creations
Cake: Frederick’s Pastries
Hair: Lush Hair Salon
Makeup: Water’s Edge Salon and Spa
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Photography: Erika Follansbee Photography
Sean and Kristen celebrated their wedding with an amazing weekend at Tilton’s historic Black Swan Inn. The Victorian 1880s bed and breakfast provided the perfect backdrop for a warm celebration for 40 of their closest family and friends. The day prior had brought a blanket of fresh snow which perfected the look. I was proud to be a part of this laid back celebration, and I loved all the details of the inn that lent such elegant, vintage surroundings.
The Inn is absolutely stunning and no decoration is even needed. With ornate woodcarvings and stained glass windows, the house is vintage perfection. Kristen was gorgeous in her Oleg Cassini gown with ruffles for days and that amazing red hair.
Magazine: Lakes Region Bride
Venue: Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith NH
Table Design: Divine Inspirations
Floral Design: Mountain Laurel Flowers
Beauty: Custom for You
Fashions: Lady of the Lake
Model: Ashley Rogers
Photography: Erika Follansbee Photography
The theme of this shoot was a long, elegant table setting in colors of off-white, red, and gold. Divine Inspirations provided these amazing damask tablecloths with two look changes for the table: one in more subdued gold tones, and one with bright red napkins and chair wraps. Both looks are perfect for a winter, indoor ballroom wedding reception. The massive towering birchbark centerpiece was created by Mountain Laurel Flowers, as well as table arrangments, bridal bouquet, and candles. The birch added an elegantly rustic nod to New Hampshire, and the free-form arrangement of the flowers and greenery formed a gorgeous topiary in the center of the 24 foot long table.