Claire and Kevin | Married | Bedford Village Inn

The only thing better than Claire and Kevin’s gorgeous black tie wedding is their love story.  The couple first met when Claire was just 12 years old and Kevin’s family was vacationing on Long Island.  They had a very shy and innocent first kiss in the sweet summer air when they were kids and then reconnected as adults.  They kept in touch through the years and  reconnected for their first real date as adults in NYC.  They had such a strong bond and just knew it was meant to be.  And the rest is history!

Which leads us to this very special wedding day!  The couple were married at the Abbey at St. Anselm’s College, Kevin’s alma mater, and their reception was at The Bedford Village Inn.  Invitations were by Gus and Ruby and the incredible flowers were by Apotheca Flowers.  Claire was stunning in her Vera Wang gown, which she adorned with a tulle skirt.  Yeah, I know.  I couldn’t get enough of it either.

This wedding was not only beautiful but so genuine and warm.  We enjoyed all the guests and loved photographing this stunning, kind couple.  Congratulations Claire and Kevin.  Yours is the special kind of love that lasts a lifetime.

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XO~Kate


Natasha & Jared | Married | Chatham Bars Inn

One of the most amazing things about being a wedding photographer is the people that you get to meet and ultimately, if you’re lucky, become friends with.  Tash and Jared live in Australia so our first encounters were through skype.  Because of the time difference I met with them at 6am (their evening) and had such a lovely connection with them that it affected my whole day in a dreamy sort of way.  They are world travelers and have been planning not just one wedding but three!  Cape Cod is where Jared proposed (after 10 years of dating–you can imagine how that played out in the toasts and speeches!) so they wanted to have their ceremony there.  They will then go on to have a reception in Canada, where Jared is from, and then another in Melbourne, Australia.

Their ceremony was held at the lovely Chatham Bars Inn, right on the beach, on a gorgeous day.  Surrounded by a select group of family and close friends, the entire day was nothing short of magical.  Tash had so many wonderful little details and the serene Cape Cod landscape was the perfect background.  The sunset was absolutely glorious that night and the photos are not enhanced at all, they don’t need to be. The sky looked exactly like that! The day was brimming with happiness, joy and love.

It was an incredible honor to photograph this wedding and to have gotten the chance to know Tash and Jared.  I will happily call them my friends for years to come.

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XO~Kate


Maria and Paul | Married | Dexter’s Inn

Maria and Paul were married at Maria’s parent’s home which is adjacent to the Dexter’s Inn in Sunapee, NH.  Their theme was a walk through the woods which is exactly what the guests did to go from the ceremony to the inn and reception.  God was smiling on them as it was supposed to rain all day but the heavy rain held off long enough for us to get beautiful portraits, and for them to have their ceremony overlooking the mountain.  Sure, we got drizzled on, but no one seemed to mind. This wedding was a labor of love for Maria’s family and everyone worked so hard to make it special.  From clearing the trees for the mountain view, to the beautiful tree lit cocktail area, every detail was special.  Maria’s mom tracked down old windows, doors, and whiskey barrels to accent the path and cocktail area.  Old family quilts and fabric covered hay bales were scattered around for guests to sit on.  Adorable candles and signs hung from trees and the overall feeling was pretty magical. 

Maria’s dress was perfect for the setting and she and Paul are perfectly paired, not to mention absolutely adorable together.  There was an incredible amount of love at this wedding.  And even a few surprises!  Some friends surprised the couple with doves to release at the end of their ceremony and everyone surprised the couple with a flash mob dance after the toasts.  There were tears, and hugs and lots and lots of love.  So honored to be a part of this very special day!

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XOXO~Kate


Blue Eyes | NH Children’s Photographer

I haven’t had the time lately to post all my portraits but this one I just had to share!  These are the sweetest little sisters and such a loving family.  They have the most incredible blue eyes and their mom’s gorgeous hair.  We had a lovely evening running around the fields and enjoying the late summer goodness.

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If you are looking for fall portraits for your family please contact me soon (kate@preftakesphoto.com) as I have very limited space available.

XO~Kate


Carrie and Sean | Married | Curtis Farm

Carrie and Sean were married at the Curtis Farm in Wilton, NH.  It was the perfect venue for their beautiful rustic wedding.  Clouds hovered but rain never came and by the time everyone was outside enjoying lawn games and barnyard tours the sun graced the fields. Curtis Farm has a few adorable donkeys, as well as other barnyard animals, and it was so fun to watch the bridal party and the guests interact with them.  Carrie had so many touching little details, most of which she made herself.  Sean’s parents surprised them with a bagpiper to play as guests arrived, such a lovely gift!  There was an incredible feeling of love surrounding this couple and the entire day was relaxed and fun.

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Congratulations!

XO~Kate