Recent Photos & Events
A loose collection of some photos that we
haven't moved into our permanent galleries yet and a little
bit about what we've been up to lately. More of our recent
work can be found in our Facebook
albums and on our photo
2012 Wedding Highlights
Just a few of our favorites from this past
season. Thanks to all our couples for making 2012 such a
2011 Wedding Highlights
A gallery of some of our favorites from 2011.
It was a great year with a lot of great couples so there's
plenty to look at!
Latest Magazine Cover
The current cover of New Hampshire Magazine's
Bride features an image from our bridal session with Regan.
We also have a feature article on some current bridal fashions
in the issue. Thanks, New Hampshire Magazine and great job,
Regan's Bridal Session
Gowns by Inspirations
Bridal & Formal Wear
Bouquets by Dutch
Anna, Bailey, Courtney, and Mary
Alyssa and Arianna
Logan and Eden
Some Fall Wedding Images
tons more here
Cliffhanger Day-After Session
A very exciting day-after session with Christie
and Kevin. Definitely not for everyone! The couple did a
fantastic job in a very daunting setting. Congrats! Many
thanks to Marc at Chauvin
Guides International for all his hard work setting
up the shots and keeping us all safe! Thanks also to Carrie
Bloemen Winkel for the incredibly robust bouquet
she so kindly provided for the session.
New Hampshire Magazine's Bride
We're very excited to see that the great folks
Hampshire Magazine's Bride chose one of our images
for the cover of their current issue. We're looking forward
to reading the feature article we photographed and to seeing
which images were chosen for the article. It was a fantastic
photo session at the magnificent Mount Washington Hotel.
Many thanks to all the people (there are many) who made
the shoot a great success!
the session photos
A Few from July Weddings
Katie & Shaun's Engagement Session
Some Recent Sessions
A Few Recent Wedding Images
Currier Museum Bridal Session
in this gallery
Bridget & Kevin's Elopement
in this gallery
in this gallery
Dances with Teddy Bears
Fitness and Fashion
Great sessions and images with Carrie and
More in this gallery.
Some images from last spring.
More in this gallery.
More in this gallery.
Debony Hair Salon
Lots of great images of all the girls. Photos
of everyone will be on Debony's
web site at some point soon.
A few from sessions during the holiday season.
Many more in the gallery link below these three.
Our image "Couple on the Edge"
has just been published in the magazine Gala
Weddings as one of the "very best from some
of New England's top wedding photographers". This
is a great compliment on some of our work and the third
time results from this day-after session have been published
in a magazine. The image was also awarded 1st place
in the 2008 Digital Wedding Forum wedding photography competition
in the couples category.
Boudoir Gallery Updated
Anya, Angela, and Playing with Knives
Some Images from Last Fall
Here is a collection of images from some recent
sessions involving, weddings, engagements, seniors, and
Jenna's Boudoir Session
Photos of Jenna's boudoir session and the
article she wrote about it were recently published in the
latest issue of Premier
Bride Magazine. Her article gives a great insight
to the boudoir photography experience from a bride's perspective.
A few of her images are also in our recent boudoir images
gallery posted here.
She's the scantily clad, good looking one!
From about the moment I shrieked 'Yes!' as my adoring fiancé
got down on one knee, my brain has morphed from sane and reasonably
put together to a romanticized mush of incessant wedding planning.
Scouring through endless bridal magazines and websites, my
first order of duty has been to find the perfect photographer
to document our journey into husband and wife. A photographer
myself, this has been no easy feat as I have picked apart
and cast away every professional photographer out there. I
needed someone who was equal parts inventive, professional
and friendly, ready to take on and become an integral asset
of this momentous event. This is when I stumbled upon Philbrick
Photography, hiding somewhere in my heap of magazines. The
full-page ad of a bride and groom nestled into a cliff, surrounded
by fog and rock, was alluring enough to make me rip out the
page and study the image. I loved its composition, idea, color,
everything. It was more than a traditional wedding image of
some couple; this was a work of art of this couple, and exactly
what I was looking for.
After browsing the photographer's site and confirming this
was our guy, we were completely overwhelmed and thrilled
at the amount of options that lay before us. Engagement
sessions, day after sessions, of course the wedding day
I wanted everything. Perhaps the most enticing session,
and I'm sure my fiancé would be quick to agree, was
the boudoir session. French for 'bedroom', or more specifically
'a lady's private bedroom/sitting room', boudoir photography
showcases the female (or male) form in its most sensual
state. Because sensuality and sexuality are merely ideas,
there are literally no limitations to how one could go about
this sort of photography. A must have for our wedding collection,
and convenient that my fiancé's birthday was approaching,
I decided to surprise him with a collection of intimate
photos of his bride-to-be.
Grabbing my best friend, we hit the most logical place
to prepare for the shoot: Victoria's Secret. Lacy, satiny,
frilly, shear, whatever it was I was looking for, I would
find everything necessary amongst the tables and racks and
drawers of this lingerie paradise. The giant black and white
portraits of the impossibly gorgeous models peaked out from
every corner of the store, actually inspiring different
ideas I wanted for my own glamour shoot. I don't think anyone
quite does romantic and sexy like Victoria's Secret, so
I began to lock away their photos in my mind as I threw
armfuls of underwear into my bag. After some trial and error
in the dressing room, I walked out of the mall, two pink
striped bags in hand, beaming from my indulgent shopping
spree. Keeping this all a secret from my fiancé was
torturous- my initial instinct when I arrived home was to
prance around in my new collection of bras and underwear,
revealing his birthday surprise and getting some immediate
satisfaction out of him. Knowing his shock would be worth
it in the end, my pink bags resided in obscurity, hidden
in the trunk of my car.
As my day grew closer, the photographer and I were constantly
emailing back and forth with different ideas we had for
the images. I sent him picture after picture of different
poses I wanted to try and lighting I wanted to work with,
until together we built up the visual vocabulary we would
use to acquire the look I wanted. As I stated before, being
sexual is completely interpretive, which is why this type
of photography is so appealing to me. Nothing is more personal
or intimate than what you and your partner deem sexual,
so to completely tailor this photo shoot to my liking was
very exciting. It was also very important for me to get
to know the photographer as much as possible beforehand,
simply so I wasn't showing up at some stranger's house and
whipping my clothing off.
The day of the shoot, I loaded my car up with makeup, hair
products, high heels and lingerie, and off I went to sit
(or rather lay) in front of a camera all day. Dragging along
my best friend for support, we headed out at 6 a.m. for
the three-hour ride to New Hampshire. There was no time
limit for our day together, so I wanted to make sure I took
advantage of every waking hour possible.
When I arrived at the photographer's house, I was guided
upstairs to my own personal dressing room and bathroom.
The dressing room was a museum of various props and costumes
to cater to virtually any taste out there- masks, corsets
and fur coats to name just a few. I slipped into my first
outfit, fumbled with the garter and knee-highs for about
ten minutes (who really wears those things?), and ascended
downstairs to a well-lit living room to begin my day. Nervous
for approximately thirty seconds, I was immediately put
at ease with the professionalism my photographer maintained
and the knowledge about photography he exuded. Having my
best friend continually by my side helped immensely, as
she was able to help with any wardrobe or hair issues, kept
me laughing, and most importantly kept me well fed with
grapes all day. Ah, the life of a model.
Throughout the day, the photographer and I collaborated
on ideas we had and brought our earlier conversations to
life. I never felt posed or awkward; the day was more about
him documenting me than it was going through a series of
static motions. With each wardrobe change, I was simply
instructed to sprawl out on the couch, or stand against
a wall, and the photographer would kind of let me do my
own thing from there. This worked well for us both, and
looking over the images now, I am pleased with how effortless
everything looks. My favorites are the ones where he caught
me giggling about something off camera; again this is where
the best friend came in handy. For anyone out there researching
wedding photographers, I really think there is no better
way to get to know your photographer than to do a boudoir
session. You will learn their personal style, whether it
is traditional, photojournalistic or a mix, and I personally
think this is more effective than flipping through images
set to cheesy music on your computer screen. Can you really
go wrong? New underwear, working relationship with the wedding
photographer, and best of all an incredibly unique, romantic
gift for your significant other. The photos really turned
out beautifully; my photographer was flawless in his lighting,
composition and post-process of his work. I am very eagerly
counting down the days until I can present this to my fiancé
just a bit worried about how I will top this gift in birthdays
A Very Nice Thank You and Testimonial
Just got this from a recent couple,
Katie and Chris. Photos from their wedding are below the
text of their letter.
After months of searching for the perfect photographer,
one who would capture the emotions and memories of our special
day in a unique and artistic way, we were certain after meeting
for the first time with Jay, we would not be disappointed.
Jay has been an absolute pleasure to
work with - friendly and a true professional. After working
with him, it became more evident than ever his passion for
photography and true talent for capturing the bride and
groom in the moment.
We are absolutely mesmerized by the
photography from our wedding day
.the pictures are
more beautiful and unique than we ever imagined. I haven't
been able to stop looking at them!! Of course we are biased,
but even our family and friends rave about our wedding photography
did you find him!?" "Those are the most beautiful
pictures I have ever seen
They really are gorgeous!"
"Your wedding pictures are beyond beautiful!"
"The pictures are amazing
I have tears in my eyes
looking at them!" "What an extraordinary photographer
is a true professional and has an incredible vision."
"What a beautiful day - the pictures are captured so
well." "O-M-G!! The pictures are just so gorgeous
- the slide show is unbelievable!"
In efforts to make our first viewing
as dramatic and moving as possible, Jay created a slide
show to music that brought our wedding day back to life.
With eager anticipation, as we viewed our wedding photography
for the first time, we were taken back by the timeless photography
which Jay captured. Thanks to Philbrick Photography - we
are able to revisit our wedding day, a true fairytale captured
in the most extraordinary photography a bride and groom
could ask for. The slide show and images of our day exemplify
the blissful joy and emotions we felt on our wedding day
best day of our lives.
Thanks again for everything Jay - I
am truly awed with the final outcome of our wedding photography
and I am so grateful to have found you! I look forward to
working with you again in the future
Gallery of Recent Wedding Images
Here is a link to a gallery
of wedding images from the last few weeks.
Gallery of Recent Images
We've been quite busy lately with weddings
and all kinds of other photo sessions. There are to many
recent images to put here so you can see them in this gallery.
We have a number of new boudoir images as well and hope
to update the boudoir gallery soon as well. September and
October are looking crazy busy right now, so I apologize
in advance if I'm unable to update as often as I would like.
Enjoy the new images. We had a great time working with everyone
Best of Bride
Philbrick Photography was just selected by
the editors of New Hampshire Magazine's Bride to
receive a "Best of Bride" award for our
wedding photography for 2009. We are thrilled with this
award and thank New Hampshire Magazine for their recognition
of our work.
Mt. Washington Hotel Bridal Session
A fantastic bridal session at the fabulous
Mount Washington Hotel and Resort. Gallery