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GUY & SHANNON’S NEW HAMPSHIRE WEDDING ON THE LAKE

shannon-and-guyJune 1st, 2013 is a day that Aaron and I won’t soon forget, and a gorgeous New Hampshire wedding we’ll always remember.  It was a day filled with a fantastically close family, quality friends, views to die for, the type of love that most people only dream of having, a loyal family dog, and an unexpected rainbow that left most of the guests in tears! We were introduced to the stunning bride, Shannon Taylor, and her handsome groom, Guy Faretra, on Friday night, when Aaron and I arrived at the wedding site.  We were asked to help shoot this wedding by our own wedding photographer, the amazing, creative, hilarious, and unbelievably hard working Briana Moore.  It was a stunning lake side compound on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, right next door to Mitt Romney’s lake house.  We knew as soon as we arrived that it was going to be an unforgettable weekend!  And it turned out to be just that!
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The morning of the wedding was calm and quiet as Mindy, from Private Weddings and Events and her assistant worked like little wedding elves, placing every detail in it’s proper place, while the rest of us wandered around, sipping coffee and chatting by the lake. It was the perfect start to the day!  At 12:00pm, Bri and I headed over to Shannon’s “house” to capture the ever so important process of becoming A BRIDE, the make-up, the hair, the dress, the shoes! Ahh, I love this part of weddings!

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Shannon works for the uber popular wedding designer Maggie Sottero, so as a gift from the company, they GAVE HER a dress to do some photos in, so we took Shannon out next to the lake and into the woods for some portraits.
This girl was up for ANYTHING! Lay in the leaves? Sure! … Sit in the canoe? Okay!

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Shannon and Guy had planned to write each other sweet notes instead of giving each other gifts that afternoon…
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… but Shannon, being the giver that she is, had some gorgeous boudoir  photos taken by Briana Moore and an album made just for his eyes!  Needless to say, he was pretty speechless, and very surprised!
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Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony, and Shannon was being escorted by her devoted younger brother (who accepted the honor of standing in for her dad, who had unexpectedly passed away earlier this year) to meet her groom at the end of the isle, which produced the first tears of the day.  Aaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, brother walking sister down the aisleAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddingsAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddingsAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding ceremonyAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + Shannon

The two had hand written the most beautiful and personal vows, but it was when Shannon paused to collect herself before telling Guy that “He was every father’s dream for his daughter” that left everyone in tears once again, including me!Aaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride reading her vows, bride crying, groom cryingAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, mother of the brideAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, the kiss, bride and groom kissingAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding guestsAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding guests, family togetherAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding guests, bride and brother

After the ceremony, we whisked the newlyweds away for some portraits by the lake!Aaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groomAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom, groomAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groomAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom on the dockAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom on a swingAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom kissing, groom fist pumpAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom sitting on the dockAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom on the lakeAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom sitting on the dockAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom on a swingAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom on a swingAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, bride and groom on a swingAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding guests, cocktail hourAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding guests, cocktail hour, wedding open bar, wedding servers, food on a trayAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, wedding tables, reception tablesAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, reception tablesAaron Nicholas Photography, Lake Winnipesaukee wedding venue, new hampshire lake wedding, Laughing Loon, private home on the lake for weddings, dessert table, lemonade table, instagram sign for weddingsAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + ShannonAaron Nicholas Photography, Guy + Shannon

The reception began with the most incredible rainbow! This was extra special and sent everyone running to the edge of the lake to see it. With Shannon’s dad unexpectedly passing away earlier this year, she had hoped he would show up somehow.  It was a beautiful moment and not a dry eye in the place, once again!  I knew I should have packed some tissue!

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The rest of the night was a beautiful party with plenty of laughter, lots of catching up, and dancing out the wazoo!   Thank you Shannon and Guy for letting us be a part of your INCREDIBLE wedding, and thank you Bri for thinking of us to photograph it with you!

Best wedding photographer in Charleston. Aaron Nicholas photography is not your average Charleston wedding photographer. Every single couple receives the care and highest level of service, not to mention, breathtaking and dramatic wedding images. Our brides have voted Aaron Nicholas Photography the #1 wedding photographer in Charleston, SC as well as #1 wedding photographer in the state of South Carolina. We are a professional wedding photographer in Charleston. As Charleston’s best wedding photographers, we take our job very seriously. Aaron Nicholas Photography uses the best in class equipment along with the skill and artistic eye to get the right image the first time, right in camera. We are the best creative wedding photographer in Charleston, SC. Aaron Nicholas Photography is also an award wedding destination wedding photographer in South Carolina. We specialize in romantic engagement shoots, creative wedding portraits, natural light, beach wedding photography, and plantation wedding photography in Charleston and around the world. Aaron Nicholas Photography travels worldwide and is considered one of the top destination wedding photographer in New Hampshire, destination wedding photographer in Charleston, destination wedding photographer in Florida, destination wedding photographer in New York, destination photographer in Minneapolis and destination wedding photographer in California, wedding photographer in Kiawa Island, Mt. Pleasant, Beaufort, Kiawa Island, Jameson Island, Folly Beach and beyond.

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