Bedford Village Inn Wedding Album

Custom Wedding Albums

As a wedding photographer, I get to enjoy the amazing wedding day of so many couples!  A wedding is like a one-day love story with both couples preparing in the morning, leading to a beautiful ceremony where the vows are exchanged, to pictures with friends and family, followed by a reception party filled with food, fun and dancing all night! 
After experiencing this amazing wedding day, the biggest treat for me is creating a Custom Wedding Album that tells that wedding day story over and over again!  Making an album is a combination of pictures, colors, arrangement and even different materials.  Every album is unique and special, just like the wedding captured within the pages.
We have dedicated a few blogs to custom wedding albums in the past, such as the Modern-Day Albums with Old Fashioned Quality.  Our belief is that every couple should own a fitting custom wedding album!  We also have a page on our website dedicated to Wedding Albums.   Wedding album options like leather, embossing, and overprinting are customizations that are not commonly offered by album companies.  We are so proud to work with a vendor that understands the importance of creating truly unique album designs.  All of their albums are handmade in Italy to the high standards we love!

Today I wanted to show just a few samples of custom wedding albums made for our clients.  From the moment you open the box, to when you turn the last page, these custom albums truly feel like just yours!  Check out our main Wedding Albums page for additional information!

Ashley & Geoff's Wedding Album, Cruiseport in gloucester, Mass
  • 30 thick pages, 16×12 Leather album

  • Cannon High Definition paper, Glossy

  • White Italian Leather with Gold Foil debossing – name and date

  • Seamed spine with Tiffany Ribbon

  • Designer Box is in a Cloud Leatherette (Blueish-Green) with a Raised Gold Foil ennoblement of a compass

Mia & Jarod's Wedding Album, Oceanview in Nahant, Mass
  • 40 thick pages, 16×12 Leather album

  • Cannon High Definition paper, Glossy

  • Dark Blue Italian Leather with Silver Foil debossing

  • Seamed spine with Deep Red Ribbon

  • Design Box in Maple (Anthracite Grey) with  Raised Foil (in Silver) ennoblement. This emblem was designed by the couple as their gifts  for the wedding.  Including this on their album is a nice personal touch!

Oceanview Nahant Wedding Album
Ryan & Justine's Wedding Album, Bedford, New Hampshire
  • 40 thick pages, 16×12 Leather album

  • Cannon High Definition paper, Glossy

  • Album is in Napa Dark Chocolate Leather with a Crystal Cover

  • The Designer Box is Dark Brown Cloud Leatherette with their names and Sunflower imprinted with raised gold foil.

  • Design Box in Maple (Anthracite Grey) with  Raised Foil (in Silver) ennoblement. This emblem was designed by the couple as their gifts  for the wedding.  Including this on their album is a nice personal touch!

Emily & Brandon's Youngbook Wedding Album, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • This Snow White Leather Album is 30 thin pages, 13×9.5, printed on luster paper.

  • Cannon High Definition paper, Luster

  • The Designer Box is a Powder Blue Cloud Leatherette with White Ribbon.  The box ennoblement is in raised blue foil.

  • These sea-lovers had a lobster themed reception.  How fitting for Gloucester Massachusetts!  The Lobster logo added a nice touch again!

Danielle and Michael's Wedding Album, Dexter's Inn in Sunapee, New Hampshire
  • 40 thick pages, 16×12 Leather album

  • Cannon High Definition paper, Glossy

  • Album is in Napa White Leather with a Crystal Cover

  • The Designer Box is Brilliant White Linen with a Lavender lining & ribbon.

  • Danielle and Michael’s wedding remain one of our favorite weddings to this day.  Designing their album with all of these personal touches was an amazing & fun process!

Family Heirloom Centerpieces

Lauren & Dan were married this past October at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Every bride wants to add their special, unique touch to their wedding day, and this couple certainly did a great job!

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The Only Picture I have

When I was growing up all we had was a simple ZENIT photo camera. It belonged to my aunt. All the family photos were taken with that camera. Later on, my aunt gave it to me as a birthday present. I think I was 10 at that time. Yes, I started to learn photography when I was only 10 and it quickly became my passion! Almost all the pictures that I have of my big family since then were done by me. I wish I took more!

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Wedding Photography and Meaningful Relationships

When we talk to our clients about our Wedding Photography services, we emphasize how important it is to not only find a great photographer, but also a person who cares about capturing your once-in-a-lifetime memories. Someone who cares about you and your family as much as they care about their own!

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Dexter’s Inn Wedding on Wedding Wire

Congratulations to Mike and Danielle for having their Dexters Inn wedding selected for publication on WeddingWire!  We are always psyched to see our Bride’s & Groom’s published!

About Dexter’s Inn

A Dexters Inn Wedding are a special country resort-inn in the lovely and unhurried Lake Sunapee region. A hilltop location, which features panoramic views of Mount Kearsarge, Mount Sunapee and the surrounding countryside will certainly provide a private & peaceful backdrop for any wedding or event!

The First Look

Mike and Danielle did a “First Look” at the Gazebo / Bandstand area near Sunapee Harbor.  We are big fans of First Looks, how can you not be when they result in a more relaxed wedding with amazing pictures!  Mike and Danielle had a moment to relax during their busy day and enjoy some time together at the Gazebo!

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Bridal Portraits just in time for Mother’s Day

Creating bridal portraits has been a love of mine since we started exclusive wedding photography. I am so blessed to meet a lot of wonderful women and being able to capture their beauty. We always suggest that our brides set some time aside during preparation for images of themselves alone.  These unforgettable moments are preserved for years to come for your children, grand children and generations to come!

When I was growing up I used to flip through the pages of my Mom’s wedding album and adore her bridal images, her beauty and her warmth that shined from within. That’s how I will always remember my Mom!  We dedicate this blog to all the wonderful women who chose us to preserve these unique memories and many more women we will meet in the future!

Twins join the New England Wedding Team!

Thank you to my beautiful wife, partner & best friend for giving us the two most beautiful babies! Kyle and Brady are identical twins born on February 23rd at CMC in Manchester New Hampshire. These will be two very well photographed children I can assure you!

Mom and the babies are doing well. We are all settling into the realities of sleepless nights & a less-than-spotless house. But these are the little inconveniences that come with such a precious gift! Thanks to all of our close family and friends for all the wishes and support too! Here are a few shots of the new trouble-makers. This was Lana the day before delivery!

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Here’s an Idea, Publish your Wedding!

Now that your wedding is over and you’re in the happily ever after phase, why not publish your wedding! You’ll be surprised how easy the process is to get started. What a better way to see your beautiful photos highlighted in a magazine or popular website! Oh yes, it is great for all of your vendors and venue too!  Don’t think magazines will be interested in your wedding? You would be surprised. Magazines look for a wide variety of weddings. Maybe they’re interested in a particular area or venue. They could be doing a special on rainy weddings, or backyard affairs. You just can’t predict what they’re interested in or what will catch their eye!

Remember all of those magazines with earmarked pages?  Now it is your turn to inspire future brides with your creative ideas! Lauren Conley and Scott Blessington were published last year in NH Bride.  Ben and Katie were published on WeddingWire as a monthly highlight.  Check them out!

The process to publish your wedding is simple. So here we go…

  • First, double check your gallery link. We changed them over the winter — don’t worry your pictures are safe! The magazine will ultimately ask to see all of your pictures, so make sure your gallery is public or we can share a password with them.
  • Choose where you’d like to submit your wedding. There are a few links at the bottom. Its a simple online form to get started!
  • Select photographs that would interest a magazine. While all of your photos are amazing (we understand), chose photographs with nice landscapes or that clearly show a venue. We have done a few really great shots on boats, gazebos, cliffs, beaches and even bridges!  If you need some help, let me and Lana know and we’ll pick some out for you!
  • Be patient!  Sometimes magazines will take months to get back to brides and grooms.  

Boston Weddings 
NH Bride Magazine 
NH Wedding Magazine 
Southern New England Weddings

Almost every bridal magazine offers a submission form for real weddings.  So don’t be bashful!  Remember all of those magazines with earmarked pages?  Now it is your turn to inspire future brides with your creative ideas!

Blog image sourced from Weddingwire located at

Our Amazing 2016 Brides & Grooms

Thank you to all of our clients & friends in 2016! We love photography because of all the great people we meet and celebrate along side of them during the best day of their life!

NH Bride Magazine highlights New England Weddings own Lauren & Scott

Congratulations to Lauren & Scott who recently had their wedding published in NH Bride magazine!  Check out Lauren Conley & Scott Blessington here!

Lauren and Scott are two of the most easy going, fun lovin’ people we have met.  The good news is we get to see them both again later this summer at their sister’s wedding on the Cape!  Let me tell you, anytime we have the chance to shoot a wedding for great people in a great location, we start to look forward to it!

The Reception

Scott and Lauren’s wedding was just so perfect.  Their reception was at the Belknap Mill and we captured some great shots of them in the old historic building.  I also remember a fun shot we took the bridge over the creek.  Their entire bridal party were all standing on the bridge while Lana & I hustled downstream to get the shot.  We were probably 200 feet apart and using hand signals to communicate with the crowd!  Lots of fun!  Their Reception Party was amazing at the Mill, because it is loaded with history.  We captured some great pictures in the museum section with old machinery.

The reception was a blast because our good friend Dave from DJ Entertainment was there to keep the party moving along!  We always stress the importance of having a DJ and Photographer working together.  Dave does a great job of scheduling the evening’s events and keeping all of the informed of the schedule.  Congratulations again to Scott and Lauren!  Now comes the happily ever after part!

Let’s Roll!

As we have stated many times before on our blog, the best part of our job is meeting cool people.  Tonight we caught up with Stephanie and Thomas, we’ll be photographing their wedding in May.  We hear it from most of our clients, people say “we are just regular people and we want to have a low-key wedding”.  We sat down with Stephanie and Thomas and came up with some ~really cool~ ideas!  I am so psyched for their wedding day now!  I don’t want to give away any of their details, but I am really excited to take these “shots”!

A note to Stephanie & Thomas — you two are really special folks, far from boring, and we can’t wait to capture your day!  Also, your vehicle sounds amazing!

Spending the extra time with our clients is one of the areas that Lana and I really try to focus on.  It’s extra easy with clients like these two, but we tend to connect well with all of our clients.  We are always so excited when folks select us because we meet new people, are present on the most important day of their life, and help them remember that story forever.

Have your read about the Wedding Photography story that went viral last week?    A couple in England paid a student to photograph their wedding and ending up with 15 pictures.  The Couples Big Day was ruined by a student photographer.  Its really tough selecting all your vendors, especially photography.  Prices range between $500 all the way up to $10,000.  It can be a daunting a decision to select somebody you trust within your price range.  My only advice to shoppers is take the time to meet your photographers and choose somebody who knows the business.  This poor couple brought their photographer to court for a refund for their $700, but that hardly covers the absence of wedding photos.  Spend the time to meet your photographers.  Choose a photographer that spends time with you too!

Our wedding season is about to kick off in full force!  We have weddings in Boston, Gloucester and the Cape this year!  We are so excited to start shooting again and doing what we love!  Let’s Roll!

The Value of Your Photograph…

Have you ever stopped to think about pictures?  How many pictures have been taken in the history of mankind?  The camera showed up in the early 1800s.  In that entire century, there were a few million photographs taken.  In the early 1900s, a familiar company named Kodak introduced the first widely available camera.  The camera cost $1 ($25 in today’s value).  Not a bad deal!  These new film cameras produced about 1 billion photos a year.

The world’s love of pictures continued to grow over through the 1900s at a crazy rate.

  • 3 Billion in 1960
  • 10 Billion in 1970
  • 25 Billion in 1980
  • 57 Billion in 1990
  • 86 Billion in 2000

Today, people take about 400 Billion pictures annually!  So how many photographs have been taken by humans in total?  Get ready for this… about 4 trillion!

That’s 4,000,000,000,000,000

Every two minutes today, humans take more pictures than existed in the entire 1800s.  What about printed pictures?  Only about 1 out of every 100,000 photographs taken today is printed.  But fear not, people are actually printing more of their pictures today than 10 years ago!  Between online print services and photographers, the number of prints made almost doubled in the last ten years!

People still love to experience photographs in print.  Nothing beats flipping through a leather wedding album, a beautiful wall canvas, or nicely arranged series of framed pictures hanging on your wall.

Last year Lana and I took about 24,000 photographs.  About 800 of these were taken at a beautiful wedding at the Double Tree Ball Room in Danvers, Massachusetts to celebrate Lory & John’s special day.  We included 125 of these photographs in their album.  This beautiful album had 30 amazing pages that covered their day.

Lory and John came over this week to pick up their album and have some dinner.  We love showing couples their album for the first time, it brings on a rush of emotions as the couple relives their wedding day.  All of the small details, special moments & time spent with friends and family is remembered forever.  Their wedding album captures their one special day.

To Lory and John, their wedding album is One in a Million!  Thanks Lory & John, we loved capturing your special day and gaining two great friends!

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