Lori & Josh | Married | The Dorrance Providence

I’m a little obsessed with Lori and Josh’s elegant Providence wedding.  Normally I’m not a huge fan of rainy day weddings.  I’m not sure that anybody really is, even if they say they are.  Secretly, everyone wants their wedding day to be sunny and beautiful.  Picture perfect.  But that’s not how life is. Life doesn’t always turn out exactly how you want and it’s up to you to find the silver linings.  And this wedding is all about silver linings.

Lori and her sister Heidi lost their mother to cancer seven years ago.  I never met their mom but I wish I had as I love this entire family so much (I photographed their cousin Jill’s wedding a few years ago and have been photographing their families for years) and I’m sure she was an amazing woman.  I know she was because you could feel her presence all day. You could feel love, and support, and kindness.  The kind that you get from your mom.

The silver lining is that Lori and Josh found each other.  They have a special kind of love that doesn’t happen every day. And they have incredible families and friends that wrap their arms around them and support them.  Their wedding was held at The Dorrance which is an incredible building filled with gorgeous architectural details.  It was originally a bank and has been converted into a restaurant.  It was the perfect venue for this elegant affair and it was easy to lose yourself in the old world glamor of the day.

As for the rain, it too was a silver lining. We had plans to walk all around Providence doing portraits of the bridal party.  I was so looking forward to doing lots of urban bridal party photos. But, just as we were about to do our first look, the rain came.  And it never really stopped.  But, the result was even better.  The portraits were more intimate.  We huddled together under umbrellas and used the incredible space in The Dorrance for our portraits.  In the end, it was perfect.  Exactly as it should be and, just as in life, once you let go of your expectations, you can truly appreciate what you are given.

Congratulations to Lori and Josh. For finding each other, for loving each other, and for throwing one hell of a party!

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I am so lucky to have my own mom with me at all our weddings.  She is my anchor.  Not only is she an incredible photographer but her kindness radiates out to everyone around her.  I don’t know what I would do without her and keep telling her that she has to work with me until she’s 92!  I may have to switch professions if she decides to stop photographing weddings with me.  I couldn’t stop hugging her at this wedding.

If you are lucky enough to have your mother with you, please give her a hug today. 

XO~Kate

 

 

 


Apples and Snuggles | NH Children’s Photographer

Fall in New England. It really doesn’t get any better than that.  Top it off with family time, picking apples and running around and you have the perfect day.  I photographed this sweet family on a brisk fall morning and enjoyed running around, taking a walk and picking apples with them.

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XO~Kate


Featured | Style Me Pretty

It always makes my day to see one of my weddings featured on Style Me Pretty!  Heather and Jimmie’s Cobb Hill wedding in Harrisville, NH was so sweet and simple.  Their nod to nature and eco friendly wedding is heartwarming and I’m thrilled that more brides will be able to use it as an inspiration.   Click here to see the feature on Style Me Pretty!

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Have a great weekend!

XO~Kate


Fall Morning | NH Family Photographer

A crisp fall morning with dew and colors. The perfect time for snuggles.  I love photographing families this time of year when the grasses are starting to die and the leaves surround us.  This family was so sweet and these are just a few of my favorites from our morning together.

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XO~Kate


Sara & Adam | Married | Woodstock Inn

Sara and Adam are married!  Their lovely fall wedding was held at the Woodstock Inn in Lincoln, NH.  It may have been 90 degrees out but it still looked like fall up in the gorgeous White Mountains.  Sara is the owner of Inkprint Letterpress and her invitations and paper goods were all beautiful.  Her touches of purple throughout the wedding matched her vibrant personality and she did not stop smiling all day.  She and Adam are the perfect pair. Yin and yang.  Their wedding day was full of love and happiness as I know their marriage will be.  Even little Coco (their adorable little Chihuahua)  seemed to enjoy herself!  Congratulations Sara and Adam!!

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XO~Kate