Hitched Heroes: Heather Allen + Bernard Hudgens

{2017 Seacoast Hitched Heroes} Every year, a lucky military couple is selected to be Seacoast Hitched Heroes. Wedding vendors donate their services as a thank you for the military couple’s services.  Heather and Bernard, winner of the 2017 Seacoast Hitched Heroes wedding, met at a military ball in Manchester, NH. They had an instant connection. “The commonality in our lives was undeniable,” Heather says. “We both have two children, we both love the outdoors and the ocean, we love country…

Seaside Soiree

Who says you can’t throw on a floor-length gown and have an evening to remember with your favorite couple friends?  This New Years Eve inspired styled shoot was a mix of sophisticated yet fun and playful. The looks were created to compliment each of the ladies dress choices ranging from romantic updos to styling natural curls. Makeup was glamorous and fun with lashes and light shimmers to compliment the NYE them. This shoot took place at one of the most…

Choosing The Right Photographer To Tell Your Story

Hello and welcome! It’s lovely to “meet” you here in this corner of the web. I’m Alanna, a seacoast wedding and couples photographer serving New Hampshire, Maine and beyond. I’m passionate about love stories and the beautiful celebration of a lifelong commitment. My clients trust me to tell their unique love story, with all its perfect imperfections, and they value moments over portraits—the honest, the joyful, the intimate. These moments are what I live for, what inspire me, as a…

True Blue

{details} The bride’s hair/makeup are by Jessa Blades, Brooklyn, NY; Dress from Gossamater Vintage; Silky hair crown by Sara Moffat, LDBA; This photo designed by Molly O’Rourke, One & Supp, Camden, ME. A pretty blue and gold invitation by theoldmarketprintingco.com Marco Sanchez suits up in navy from J.Crew; bride Molly Barrett wears a Leanne Marshall dress from Ceremony, Boston, MA. Baby-blue bowties for the groom and groomsmen. Kevin + Emily step out in shades of blue on their wedding day at…

Solo? No Problemo! Walk Yourself Down the Aisle

Ever wonder how being “given away” became a thing? Me too. The age old tradition of a bride’s father walking her down the aisle on her wedding day has been pushed to the side by some wives-to-be. More and more brides are choosing to give themselves away, but why?It’s no secret that over time, especially over the past few years, that women have truly embraced their independence and empowerment; perhaps this has crossed over into their wedding days. Considering the…

Eliza Hulme + Tim Glynn

October 7, 2017 Harpswell, Maine Eliza and Tim’s evocative fall wedding was held at Live Well Farm – a charming waterfront home in Harpswell, ME. Eliza had long envisioned a relaxed, barn-like property where, together, they could host an elegant, fun, laid-back and cozy wedding for their family and friends. Inspired by a variety of wedding blogs, Eliza had planned the day herself, adding fun details like a Polaroid guest book, a basket of plaid blankets for guests (a reflection…

More Color, More Fun! Add More than White to Your Wedding Recipe!

Over the years, the wedding recipe has become perfected: white dress+black suit+perfect 3 tiered cake=wedding! The question is, where did all these ingredients come from? Rumored to stem from Queen Victoria’s 1840 union to Prince Albert, to which she wore a white dress, the tradition has become perhaps the most recognizable ingredient of the wedding recipe. However while we have traditions, there are really no rules! Your wedding day is all about you, and expressing the tastes of you and…

Why My Wedding Bouquet Is Now A Piece of My History

My now husband Todd, popped the question on Christmas Eve 2016; I was completely surprised! The next day, we joined my family at their home to celebrate the holiday and our engagement. That day I told my mother that I wanted to have brooch bouquet. Of all the decisions to come, I had that one figured out. I knew I had wanted that type of bouquet for some time, I had seen them in magazines and I really liked the…

Ali Englehardt and Rich Walters

September 19th, 2015 Rye, NH Seaside weddings aren’t unique in New England. But a wedding with a casual surf vibe… not your everyday occasion. Ali, who’s from New York, and Rich, who’s from Durban, South Africa, share a love for surfing. The couple runs Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp, a South African surfing camp and bed and breakfast; they also have close tied to the Rye, NH, surfing community. Ali knew she wanted to get married in NH. “We…

Perfectly Romantic

The great outdoors is a glorious backdrop for an impeccably styled wedding shoot. Whether your preference is rustic, garden, country, or just pure romance, there’s a wealth of ideas in these beautiful photos. Set in the middle of quaint New Hampshire town of Hancock, the Hancock Inn is the oldest inn in the state. This wedding shoot beautifully highlights the inn’s historic setting with fresh, modern touches. The result is a perfectly romantic event with a Scottish theme.   {the…