Is it the crisp, cool and refreshing Autumn air? Or maybe the limitless views from the craggy summits in the White Mountains? Ahh, yes it’s all these things but mostly it is the Fall foliage colors that cover the forests of this state like a quilt throughout the month of October.
These are also the reason why this time of year is the most popular for weddings. The backdrop is unique and beautiful, like every bride, where the white dress pops from a background or oranges, reds and golds.
For some couples it’s a worst case scenario, but for a professional wedding photographer a rainy day wedding is seen as an opportunity. First off, it is so rare that a rain event on a wedding day is so torrential that the idea of doing some photos outside is completely off the table – I would say this happens to me maybe once a year. And this rule certainly applied at Maureen & Christopher’s Spring wedding at Waterville Valley Conference & Event Center in Waterville Valley, NH. Though the family formals, the ceremony and reception had to be inside or under cover, we were able to use the beautiful scenery of the White Mountain National Forest and the Osceola Arbor as the backdrop to the “first look”, bride & groom portraits and wedding party photos.
I started the day by photographing Melissa getting ready in the locker room at the country club ahead of the ceremony. I could already tell that this was going to be a perfect wedding to photograph because, even late into October, we still had those amazing fall foliage colors and warm, sunny weather—not to mention a warm, sunny bride who was brimming with joy! I always tell my couples to plan ahead for the weather, but sometimes, Mother Nature provides the kind of backdrop you simply can’t ask for!