I can’t believe it was back in the fall of 2012 when I met Debbie and Dan for their engagement session up in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. It’s remarkable how the seasons of life and the seasons of New England change under our feet.
Fast forward to last month where I spent another wonderful day with Debbie and Dan around my home base of Manchester, New Hampshire. (It is rare that I call my wife to tell her I am on my way home and that I’ll be there in 5 minutes).
I began the day with Debbie and the ladies at Chill Spa in Manchester, New Hampshire. I don’t visit to many salons and day spas on a regular basis (consult Mrs. Kolias for a more lively conversation), but after spending a bit of time at Chill, its welcoming facility in east Manchester and the talented staff make the attraction perfectly clear. Having spent only a morning there and experiencing the hospitality I can already highly recommend it.
The talented Coco Lever works her craft at Chill.
Debbie and her beauty team at Chill.
Debbie pauses for a moment before we departed Chill with her sister and matron of honor, Michelle on the front steps.
Here, the final preparations began. One of the things I love most about Debbie is her sense of style. This is the first set of blue leopard print super high heels I have photographed. I LOVE them.
Before heading out to the Radisson for the wedding ceremony, there was still one important moment yet to occur. Debbie’s father, Greg had not seen his daughter since the wedding day preparations began. Greg spent a moment waiting to see her for the first time as a bride outside under the pergola.
The beautifully accented pergola in the yard framed several portraits before we departed for the Radisson. Debbie is joined by Greg and her mother Adele.
As we worked together around Greg and Adele’s home, I immediately noted that this group of ladies knew how to pose themselves. With talents in dance and cheer spread among the bridesmaids, it is easy to understand why. (Debbie is a former cheerleader for the New England Patriots herself.)
Debbie is joined by bridesmaids Jessica, Kelly, Lauren, Heidi, and sister and matron of honor, Michelle.
Back at the hotel, Christina, who lent her talent as 2nd shooter for the day, met Dan and the guys in the Presidential Suite.
The adjacent Veteran’s Park and the surrounding city block is a great location for photographs.
Officiant Steven Debrow, JP presided over the wedding nuptials with his signature warmth and personal touch.
Dan covertly contacted me before the wedding and requested that I keep in confidence what he was about to tell me. After the ceremony, in a private moment with just he and Debbie, a special gift had been prepared.
I rode with Debbie and Dan in the limo to John Stark Park in Manchester for a few photos, where Dan presented this special gift to Debbie. As we arrived and strolled the grounds, Dan dropped to one knee to surprise Debbie with the completing piece of her wedding ring triad.
Back at the reception venue, the Radisson was set to impress, with uplighting and a splendid array of cupcake delights.
The room rose to its feet as DJ Greg Kasappis of NRG Entertainment introduced the newlywed couple whose theatrical Michael Jackson entrance brought the room to its feet.
Debbie and Dan: It was such a wonderful pleasure working with your on your engagement and wedding, bringing about images that will help tell your love story together for generations to come. I hope you enjoy the memories embodied in these photographs. More to come!