How to be a Great Best Man!

How to be a Great Best Man!You've been asked to be the Best Man. That's quite an honor, but do you know how to be a great Best Man? What exactly does a Best Man do? There are many duties relegated to the Best Man, before, during and after the wedding. There are duties that begin well before the wedding, but for the purposes of this article, we'll limit our discussion to what happens in the role of the Best Man on the day of the wedding. One of your biggest jobs will be to keep the groom cool, organized, and on time. Here are 10 tips on how to be a great Best Man:...more

2 Weddings... One month – Little things to laugh about...

2 Weddings... One month – Little things to laugh about...Psalm 126:2Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”...more

Are You Looking for a Way to Rekindle the Spark?

Perhaps it's been a while since you and your wife/ husband/ partner/ spouse/ girlfriend/ boyfriend got together, and maybe things are a little... stale....more

Creating Dramatic Sun and Sky Shots | Wedding Photography

 Creating Dramatic Sun and Sky Shots | Technical TuesdaysPhotographing a scene including the sun can be very tricky; you already well know that. Let's take a look at some simple steps you can take when capturing sun-centric images that will allow you to create dramatic sun and sky shots, be they weddings, environmental portraits, or landscapes....more

Fairytale Wedding in Camden Maine | Camden Maine Weddings

Fairytale Wedding | Norumbega Inn | Camden, MaineWhen you think of a fairytale wedding, what images come to mind? Castles with turrets? Horse-drawn carriages? A beautiful bride in a long flowing gown? A groom in black tie? Maybe all of the above? We were the photographic team to capture just this very kind of real-life fairytale wedding last spring at one of the most perfect of locations, the Norumbega Inn in Camden, Maine. Picture the bride and groom having just been married and being shuttled off by horse-and-carriage as this opening image portrays:...more

Hot Trends for Bridal Gowns for Spring 2015

I was looking at a bridal magazine while having my haircut when I realized something: I want to look awesome on my wedding day, whenever that may be. I know, it's vain (and to think the epiphany came when I was having my hair cut, LOL), but I feel like it's not something unique to me. A lot of ladies out there want to look perfect (or close to perfect) on that special day!When you walk down the aisle on your big day, you want to look your very best. Of course, I don't want to look like every other bride for the last decade....more
LoriBaker True! I have nothing against white, but I find the possibility of other colors on a ...more

White Mountains Fall Foliage Wedding

 Stephanie and Rick had a sparkling autumn weekend for their wedding at Whitney's Inn, Jackson, New Hampshire, on Saturday, October 11, 2014....more

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans & T-shirt are NOT and option!- Part 2

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans & T-shirt are NOT and option!-2Colossians 3:12New International Version (NIV)12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.So... on a Friday afternoon, the bride to be and mother of the bride to be, found a beautiful dress, a dress we felt would be perfect, but then we also felt we needed confirmation... ...more

5 Awkward Questions for the Modern Bride

 “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.”  -  Fanny Brice I recently got engaged.  I am 44 years old and this is my first marriage.  I’m one of those people who didn’t see a point to marrying anyone unless and until I met my soul mate.  I went about the business of living my life and, unexpectedly, when I was 40, met a wonderful man.  So, now I’m getting married.  Life is pretty cool sometimes!...more
DrSarah Yup, big eye roll.  The fifties lives on in some people... men and women alike.more

Fruit and Flowers

For so long you sat under the shade of my tree,Calmly and patiently collecting seeds.You planted a few that ceased to grow,Perhaps it was to soil or the sun.Who would know?One day you planted a seedWhose roots took holdAs it struggled to clear the surface,Your patience and persistence were bold.You nurtured this seed and we grew into a purpose.As time passed, we grew tall.Through fierce storms, we grew strong.We sank our roots deepAssuring our love will keep.As the sun shines upon us,...more