Laurel and Bear wanted to combine their love for their family and friends with their love of the outdoors, music, and good food during their wedding. I thought Laurel was tempting fate when she told me it wasn’t allowed to rain on her wedding day, but they were blessed with a spectacular summer day in the mountains of New Hampshire at the Bluewater Farm. Laurel got ready in a tiny cabin overlooking Bradley Lake, while people bustled in and out. She walked down the mountain aisle with her dad, to the sound of bluegrass and birds. A friend who is a poet wrote and delivered a poem during their ceremony, which was held in an outdoor chapel overlooking Mt. Kearsarge. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed the views from the lodge deck, could stroll down to the lake, or play corn hole and horseshoes on the lawn. The toasts were a particular treat to hear, as both the bride and groom have known their best man and maid of honor since infancy, and we heard a little one-upmanship about who knew when “s/he’s the one” first. After dinner, the Grippo Funk Band kept the guests dancing. Laurel and Bear wanted to make sure to have lots of guest candids, so I stayed through the end of the night, and had fun experimenting with a few different lighting set-ups. The exclamation point to the evening came in the form of a super moon, and Laurel and Bear and I slipped away to make a few portraits of them with the moon rising over mountain and lake.