Leah and Jon | The Fells Estate Wedding

I am SO excited to share the gorgeous wedding of Leah and Jon and I honestly don’t even know where to start!  There is so much perfection in every aspect of their day.  From the vintage record player, and the Bob Dylan ceremony song, to the AMAZING flowers and details, to, well, just about everything.  I loved it all. Most importantly, I loved Leah and Jon.  They were relaxed, sweet, and completely happy on their wedding day, even when the weather was not agreeable. Rain came through just before their first look and things were looking pretty gloomy and then it cleared up and we were able to be outside as planned.

Their intimate garden party style wedding was held at The Fells Estate in Newbury, NH and it was the perfect backdrop for their wedding.    As Leah said, it took a lot of willpower for them to keep their guest list small but they were unwaivering on their goal of having an intimate wedding with just family.  Leah is all about the details so of course, I adore her.  The hand painted invitations gave a  nod to their Jack  Russell,  Bodie, and the luxurious silk pink ribbon could be found throughout all the details.  She wore a stunning Kate McDonald gown and pink Louboutin shoes! Jon and his brothers were so handsome in their Alton Lang suits.  I can’t say enough about Emily Herzig and her talent with floral design. She brought Leah and Jon’s vision to life and it was perfection.

The gorgeous farm tables were set on the back porch overlooking the beautiful gardens and the ceremony held a view of the gardens and lake beyond.  The dessert table was to die for, filled with delicious cakes, cookies, cupcakes and macaroons.  They gave honey jars as their favors with honey made by Leah’s father’s bees.  Signature drinks included mojitos and “Bee’s Knees”.  Guests played yard games and talked while Van Morrison and James Taylor wafted through the air on the record player and the merriment went well in to the evening.  This was truly a magical day for a very special, wonderful couple and their families.

Here are some of the very talented vendors that helped make this wedding gorgeous:

Floral Design: Emily Herzig Floral Studio

Venue:  The Fells Estate

Cake: Taste By Spellbound

Caterer: Laura Powers, Extraordinary Taste

Bridal Gown: Kate McDonald Bridal, The White Dress by the Shore

Bridesmaids Dress: Joanna August

Invitations: Monumental Designs

 

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XO~Kate


Summertime Update

If you are wondering where I’ve been…it’s here.  When I’m not off photographing amazing weddings (seriously, 2016 couples, I adore you!) I am soaking in the summer with my sweet four (plus puppy).  We are hiking, swimming, gardening, bike riding, frisbee throwing and trying to enjoy all the calm beauty that summer offers.  You can follow my instagram feed to see updates (@katepreftakes4) and I will update my blog in the fall.  I hope you are enjoying your summer too!

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I am still booking portrait sessions for the summer and fall so let me know if you would like to schedule a session!

XO~Kate

 


Victoria and Abraham | Married | The Wentworth By The Sea

I am so excited to share the gorgeous wedding of Victoria and Abraham!   These two were married at The Wentworth By the Sea in New Castle, NH. It was a cool and drizzly day but the rain held off enough for us to get outside for the ceremony and beautiful portraits. I love cloudy skies, especially by the ocean.  Victoria was absolutely stunning in her Christina Wu gown and Badgley Mischka shoes and had the most wonderful details. Victoria and Abe are big Disney fans and there were lots of classy touches of Disney throughout the wedding. I adored Abe’s socks and cuff links and the cake topper was adorable. Victoria’s mom made the flowergirls’ dresses and they couldn’t have been any cuter. But the best part was Victoria’s father’s vintage Ford which he drove her to the ceremony in. Honestly, is there anything better than a vintage car on a wedding day?  Especially when it’s a family heirloom.  The entire day was a wonderful mixture of beauty and happiness and we loved every minute of it!

Congratulations to an amazing couple!  I can’t wait to see where life takes you.

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XO~Kate


Beth and David | Wedding | Four Winds Farm Peterborough

Four Winds Farm in Peterborough exudes charm and character.  There is an amazing sense of serenity and peace on the property with it’s gardens, mountain views and rustic columns.  It was the perfect venue for Beth and David’s intimate wedding celebration.  Surrounded by family and close friends this lovely couple exchanged heartfelt vows and were serenaded by incredible music performances.  Beth looked absolutely amazing in her blush Maggie Sotero gown!   Congratulations to these two and their entire beautiful families.

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XO~Kate


Family | NH Portrait Photographer

This is one of the sweetest, and quickest family sessions I have done.  It was that not so perfect time of year where the black flies and the mosquitoes were out in full force and we were literally being eaten alive!  But, that didn’t stop this family from having fun and snuggling and laughing a lot.  They were so caring and thoughtful of one another and I could have photographed them all day if it weren’t for the bugs. So grateful that I had the chance to meet and work with this lovely four.

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XO~Kate