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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer had been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Celebration! Abigail and Grayson's Wedding

Abigail and Grayson

Mayfair Farm Barn
This week I will not be discussing the finer points of Lightroom or showing yet one more way to display a beautiful tree. Instead, this week was all about my wonderful daughter Abigail, and Grayson, her, nearly as wonderful new husband.  There are times when life completely blocks any opportunities for the usual photography and last week was one of those great times. I apologize to those who come to this blog for tips on landscape photography, but this week is a celebration of life outside of the forest.

The Bloom Family Folk

Abigail and Grayson decided to have a small wedding, and this spring about 20 of their closest friends and family joined them for a ceremony at the edge of Fresh Pond in Cambridge Massachusetts.  With the wedding out of the way they were ready for a bigger celebration.  They chose a farm in the woods of New Hampshire.  Among the sheep and pigs, Mayfair Farm in Harrisville features a beautiful event barn which accommodated 120 friends and family for a locally raised dinner, the necessary speeches and then hours of exuberant dancing. 

Kerry, Cuyler and Don Bryant

Newcomer Family Folk

Everyone had a great time and, in addition to the mandatory father-daughter dance, I actually got out a few times to embarrass myself on the floor.  I promised Abby that I would play the part of the proud father and not let my camera get in the way of the professional photographer.  Of course, I couldn’t resist a few shots and Mark was wonderfully tolerant of my occasional second shooter role. 

Jeremy and Gina

Saturday night at the Mayfair Farm was the highlight, but the celebration extended through the entire weekend.  We had an informal welcoming taco bar buffet Friday night at Odelay  Restaurant in Keene and a great brunch on Sunday at our home in Spofford. 

Gina, Jeremy, Chris and Lisa

Of course, the brunch also gave me the chance to show off my new studio, which is slowly being filled with all the stuff which has been cluttering the house. The studio is becoming functional just in time for the long list of projects which have been accumulating. 
Susan and I were happy, but exhausted after the weekend, but we had no chance for rest.  We turned around and headed for NYC to see Hamilton and stay with Jeremy and Gina.  We will return just in time to set up for Art in the Park at Ashuelot River Park during the holiday weekend.  Whew!

Studio is beginning to fill

Longtime Friend Michele

Anyway, that is why my blog is late and why I can only throw up some happy party pictures.  This business of being “retired” is exhausting.  I promise to get back to real photography stuff next week.

Jeff Newcomer

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