Kelby and Steve | Backyard Vermont Wedding

Kelby and Steve’s dreamy Vermont wedding was unique and wonderful. Throughout their day we experienced every kind of weather you could have in July! From thunderstorms with torrential rain, to bright hot sunshine, the sky never stopped changing.  I couldn’t help thinking that it was a bit like a marriage and seeing how they remained calm and happy through it all was a joy to see.  Their love will most definitely endure any kind of storm and they will be stronger together after each one.

Kelby was not only gorgeous in her Monique Lhuillier gown but just radiated happiness.  When the storm stopped and I asked her if she still wanted to go into the woods for her first look she said, “Sure, let’s get wet and dirty!”.  I love that. So much.  Because that is the kind of attitude that makes a wedding day perfect. Letting go of all the details and just truly enjoying every minute of your day with your loved ones.  And that kind of happiness and joy always shows through in your photographs.

Steven looked amazing in his Alton Lane suit and was also relaxed and up for anything.  Being a lumberman, he built their wedding arbor himself and it perfectly framed the mountain view where they said their vows.  Their wedding was intimate and heartfelt and it was truly an honor to be there to witness their love and elation.

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XOXO~Kate


Bea in the River | NH Children’s Photographer

A few nights ago Bea and I decided to take a walk down to the river.  The light was beautiful, we were both in good spirits, and it just seemed like a fun thing to do. She threw on her favorite fancy dress and we braved the poison ivy, bugs and snake (gah!) and had the best time together.  We laughed and talked and splashed around in the river. We imagined fairies and left them some surprises.  Because, sometimes, you just need to put everything aside and do what makes you happy.

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XO~Kate


Colorful Springtime Inspiration Shoot | NH Wedding Photographer

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to collaborate with an unbelievably talented group of NH wedding vendors on an inspiration shoot. I LOVE shoots like these because they give artists the creative freedom to show their work within the context of a wedding setting.  We chose Aldworth Manor in Harrisville, NH as the backdrop because it is absolutely amazing and also because it is one of the hottest up and coming wedding venues in New Hampshire.  If you don’t already know about Aldworth it is definitely worth checking out for future events.  Aldworth has an breathtaking view of Mount Monadnock as well as a European feel to it with grand arches, sweeping vistas and secret gardens.  It is truly a New England gem.

Sorrell from Events by Sorrell designed and coordinated the shoot and we decided on a colorful springtime feel, complete with the prettiest horse, Uno as a model!  Each amazing vendor brought their talents and energy and the end result shows what you can do with a great team of people!

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Here is our amazing team of vendors:

Venue: Aldworth Manor, Harrisville, NH

Styling and Planning: Sorrell Downing, Events by Sorrell

Floral Design: Mary Trombley, Lotus Floral Designs

Wedding Papers: Meagan Harrington Diaz, Tying the Knots

Cake: Dan Liberatore, Masterpieces Cake Art

Catering: Sarah Heffron, Mayfair Farm

Wedding Linens: Melissa Martel

Event Rentals: Elegant Settings

Hair and Makeup: Terri Crowe, I Do Beauty

Placecard Desk Design: Global Design Post

Models:   Bride: Michelle Cianci   Groom: Casey George  Flowergirl: Grace

Photography: Kate Preftakes Photography  Second Shooter: Nadine Preftakes

 


Hannah and Drew | Three Chimneys Inn Wedding

Hannah and Drew were married on a cool spring day at the Three Chimneys Inn.  Their wedding was filled with love and happiness, with so many sweet little touches. Hannah wore her mom’s riding boots and Drew went barefoot for the entire day. Hannah’s flowers by La Flora Couture perfectly matched her lavender palate and each bridesmaid wore a different dress from that color scheme. Events by Sorrell handled all the details beautifully and the day went off without any hitches.  Gorgeous invitations and papers were by Impress Me Designs and the cupcakes and gluten free cake were by Frost This, LLC.  It was a lovely party and I was honored to be there!

Congratulations to a very sweet happy couple!!

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XO~Kate

 

 


Garden Party | Wedding Inspiration

Last week I worked on a little garden party inspiration shoot designed by my friend Sorrell of Events by Sorrell and it is so springy and cute!  Trim from Posies by Trim provided the florals and Jane from Southern Calligraphy made the sweetest invitations and paper goods. Doesn’t this just make you want to sit on a porch with some friends and have a cup of tea?

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XO~Kate