Prep: : Rockywold Deephaven

Ceremony: Church Island

Reception: The Inn at Newfound Lake

June, 2019 would end up being a life changing month for me, in the best of ways. It was my first time visiting New Hampshire and my first time photographing a wedding in New England. It's hard to believe it has been four years already. The timing was perfect - I was still sort of mooning for Scotland and the English countryside. After traveling there to attend a photography workshop, explore, and visit friends, I was in love. Like many a traveler before me, one tiny English village in particular, called Adlestrop had taken hold of my heart. By the time I arrived on the doorstep of my Airbnb host's home, the village was quiet...and very much like walking into a postcard or a storybook - with not another tourist in view to ruin the magic. But at one time, Adlesterop had an active railway station (the very cute sign with a bench surrounded by flowers still welcomes you to the town today), which is how it came to be that the poet, Edward Thomas, wrote a poem by the same name while his train was briefly stopped there on June 24, 1914.

Yes. I remember Adlestrop
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat, the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop—only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

I looked into every possible avenue to move to the UK after that trip. I soon realized that a self employed creative from the US has extraordinarily little hope of being able to work in the UK. So there went that! But then came the New Hampshire trip, which also involved stops in Tiverton, Rhode Island (and Newport, of course). These places shared many of the attributes which I loved so much about places like the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire coast, and the Norfolk countryside. I was in love. From that moment forward, I began booking a few weddings each summer/fall in New England. Four years later, my family and I now call Maine home - lucky for me, we have opposite wedding seasons, and I have close family and friends who kindly host me for long periods of time when I am down there for our Florida couples. My Florida team and the network of amazing vendors whose professionalism, enthusiasm, and talent I admire so much have become so special to me over the last twelve years. I'm looking forward to continuing to establish those kinds of working relationships up north as well. I feel very fortunate to be able to continue serving both markets - doing what I love in both familiar and new places.

You can see some of my images from the UK trip here.

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