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On the Precipice: Philbrick Photography Edge Sessions

wedding portrait above the clouds by Philbrick Photography
bridal portrait on a rock by philbrick photography
philbrick photography ice edge session
wedding photoshoot on a cliff by philbrick photography
bride rappelling down the cliff for wedding photos
edge wedding photography by Philbrick Photography
cliffside perch wedding photo
on the edge of a cliff with philbrick photography
philbrick photography hanging from a tree

Imagine standing on the precipice of a 30-foot cliff. Now, picture yourself adorned in full wedding regalia. Philbrick Photography partners with daring couples to capture breathtaking and thrilling images of couples doing just this — all without Photoshop. The series, called the Edge Sessions, began ten years ago. It all started during Jay Philbrick’s professional climbing guide days. Jay is now a photographer who works in partnership with Vicki, his wife of 30 years. He had been inspired by Cathedral…

Choosing The Right Photographer To Tell Your Story

candid wedding photograph at a log cabin
bride and groom kiss on the beach
choose the right photographer to capture intimate moments
bride and groom photo by alanna hogan photography
bride and groom marching down the aisle after ceremony
moments before the first look
bride and groom share a moment on a rock
black and white wedding photo of bride and groom embrace
nh lakes region wedding

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…

For the Love of Horses: A Stable Inspired Wedding Shoot

Candid wedding portrait with bride and groom
simple wedding cake with floral accents at a stable inspired wedding
horse themed wedding invitations
Close up photo of brides bouquet with a beautiful range of colorful flowers done by Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
Wedding dinner table design with floral accents and goldby Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
portrait of the bride wearing her gown by Pure Bliss Bridal Boutique
bride and groom with a posing for a portrait with a horse
horse themed wedding signage with names on small horse figurines
bride and groom portrait near the horse paddock

Wedding celebrations don’t always have to be all about the bells and whistles like we see in the movies. Getting married isn’t always about the guest head count, the table seating, the dresses and it’s most certainly not all about the bridesmaids! Any engaged couples can have there own personal wedding ceremony to celebrate the love they have for one another and if you happen to own a horse barn or always wished you could get married on a farm,…

Rainy Day Elements

white tent against a sunny sky
seating made of hay at wedding ceremony
umbrellas for the rainy day wedding
rainy day wedding snapshot from Katherine Jane Photography

Part 2: Plan Ahead – But Not Too Far Ahead Plan ahead—but not too far ahead. Hopefully you have established a solid rain plan that you’d be just as happy having to execute as your fair weather plan. Yeah for you! For those of you who are now staring at your weather map and consulting the Farmer’s Almanac six months in advance, I’m afraid you’re adding a level of stress to your planning process that is just not necessary. When you…

Rainy Day Elements

rain during a maine wedding
rain during a wedding
tent with clear side walls

No ones wishes to actually need their rain plan, but it’s important to have one and it’s even more important for you to like it.  I always tell our clients to have a plan b and sometimes a plan c and to love them as much as your fair weather plan. These plans of course usually occur when you’re hosting an outdoor wedding. This series of blog posts is going to help you create your rain plans, making sure you…

Wedding Wisdom

wedding invitation calligraphy close up

SEATING CHART Ellen Braley of El’s Cards recommends a hand-painted (watercolor, in Braley’s case) statement piece that doubles as a work of art to hang in your home post-celebration: “It’s a visual reminder of those who shared your most special day.” CALLIGRAPHY “If envelope liners aren’t in your budget, a handwritten envelope is most impressive, most impactful,” says Braley, who often incorporates an element from invitations- like an oyster shell or flower- onto the envelopes as well. ESCORT CARDS These…

Wedding Wisdom

vibrant wedding invitations for a maine wedding

THANK-YOU NOTES This is arguably one of the most important pieces to include in your stationery suite. “It’s a lot of work being a guest at a wedding!” Courtney Daniel laughs. “You need to show your gratitude for the fact that they took the time to show up and buy you a gift.” But guess what? Thank-you cards don’t actually have to say “thank you” on them. In fact, Braley recommends sticking with elements from your theme and that’s it,…

Mermaids Only! A Dip Dyed Dream Wedding Inspiration Shoot

bride and groom with their dog at the wedding
bride with dress blending into the sky
mermaid themed wedding signage
sea themed wedding cake
blue wedding bouquet
ocean themed wedding details
wedding portrait in the snow

As southern New Hampshire wedding professionals, it’s our job to not only provide excellent service for your wedding day itself, but also to help create trends and provide our couples with the inspiration that will make their day unforgettable. With that, we aim to be trendsetters! A style shoot that began with a vision of recycling something old; Tenley Columbare of Marry and Tux Bridal Shoppe wanted to give a discarded sample dress a second life as the star of…

What In Carnation? Local Cut Flowers Are Changing The Wedding Arrangement Game

Are you in search of flowers for your special day? Flower Company Cuts will make your wedding dreams come true! Jacquelyn Nooney from Jacquelyn Nooney Landscaping sees flowers more than pretty decorations. She loves planting them, the magic of watching them grow, and the importance of caring for them after they’ve been cut. “There is something very essential and primal about farming and being in the field and around the beauty of flowers. It feeds your soul.” This love has…

Wedding Wisdom

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SIGNAGE Put those wedding hashtags to use and include signs around your venue, instructing guests to post pictures for all to share. Go for double duty and make them arrows pointing toward the bar, photo booth, and hors d’oeuvres station. EMBELLISHMENTS A twine wrap that marries with your nautical theme, a burlap ribbon to tie all your inserts together – whatever extra “wow” factor you want to include, get a group of girlfriends together or pop open…