Hilary and Mike Snide were high school sweethearts who went their separate ways, but found each other again in their twenties. On June 13th, they said their vows in the picturesque Trinity Church in Cornish, New Hampshire with a reception at the Common Man Inn.
A romantic color palette of soft pastels set the bride off beautifully. The bridesmaids wore Blush tones, the mothers to be in gold/silver tones, and the groom and his groomsmen in grey suits. After the ceremony, the bride and groom drove to the reception in Hilary’s dad’s Road Runner-a great photo op!
The reception was filled with personal details like large canvases with photos from their engagement session, gorgeous centerpieces arranged by the groom’s mom Betty, and an adorable variety of cupcakes made by Vicki Lee’s (some were firetrucks-a nod to Mike’s career as a Firefighter.) DJ Josh Field of ECF Entertainment kept the music going until late and the guests had a blast on the dance floor! Thank you for letting me capture your special day.
The Newborn Session: There is something so special about a precious new born. You may even want to contact a photographer to come into the hospital before you leave to capture those first intimate moments with you and your new bundle.
The In-Home Session: This is the place where both kids and their parents are most comfortable. In their natural environment, the smiles come more easily and heartwarming candid moments abound.
The Six-Month Session: This is such a fun time to take the little one outdoors! They may be strong enough to sit up on their own, and would love a special trip to your favorite spot or even at home to take photos.
The One-Year Session: You can have a little fun with this one! A baby’s first taste of delicious cake is usually their first birthday-why not let them loose in a diaper and let them smush the sweet stuff between their fingers! It is such a great celebration, you can do this on the actual birthday, a studio or home photo session, or my favorite-somewhere fun and colorful like a local playground or fair!
The Big-Kid Session: Don’t forget about your big kids! Often, families focus on photographing kids when they are babies and toddlers and life gets busy as they get older. Let’s capture those moments as they grow! You’ll be so happy you did!
What moments are you glad you captured when your kids were young? Which ones do you wish you had? Let us know in the comments!
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I had the most incredible experience to witness an adoption of a lovely family, who happen to be best friends of ours for life.It was more of a formality since they have lived and been together for many years. I have been so fortunate to have watch this family grow, from pre dating days, to the dating days, to marriage, to pregnancy and adoption. It is crazy to me how fast time as gone by. Jody (the mom ) put it best. “Sometimes really tough times end in the best case scenario. Today is one of those happy endings, today my husband adopts my daughter and we all get to share the same last name. Raising another man’s daughter is not an easy thing to navigate and I’m so very grateful that these two have found their way as father and daughter. It takes a good man to raise another man’s child but it takes the best kind of man to love another man’s child like his own. Cheers to these two on Adoption Day!” We love you Cassie, you are going to do great things, I can’t believe how much you have turned into a young lady, I still look at you and see the silly two-year old making claims left and right. Now you are a poised young woman who brightens a room when you walk in. Jody you’ve done good raising here. And and cheers to you Mr. Ward for formally becoming a daddy to two wonderful human’s that I love so much, you always amaze me with how much you love you have for your lovely family (including me) and your tender hugs! And who can forget Polly and John you have helped raised these incredible people, and I always love seeing you.
Congrats to you all.