Sometimes on the day of a shoot there are severe thunderstorms, lightening strikes, flood warnings and it seems as if there is no way around rescheduling…but then, everything stops, the sun comes out and you are gifted with a beautiful evening for photos! Jordan met Joey and Joanna in Portland, Maine between storms for their engagement photos along the East End waterfront. We can’t wait to celebrate with them at The Barn at Walnut Hill next month and photograph all the laughs, snuggles and beauty their wedding day will bring!

Last May Real Maine Weddings Magazine invited us to venture over to Chebeague Island Inn to photograph looks for their bridal fashion feature. We were obviously thrilled and super excited for some island time with a great team! The Inn really hits the nail on the head when it comes to that understated coastal Maine experience. From the sprawling porch to the cozy stone fireplace and then of course their jaw dropping sunsets, the Inn is a dream for shooting. The sandy beach is also a popular location to visit on island and Beehive Creative took advantage of the low tide to create a stunning ceremony spot, we couldn’t be any happier to see it on the COVER! Want to see the team in action and get a glimpse into how all these photos came to life? Be sure to watch the film that Matt Forcier of LMV Productions created from our day on Chebeague! And of course… look for this cover on newsstands now!

In the Fall of 2014 Jill and Donal’s Fall wedding at the Barn at Flanagan’s Farm was the perfect way to wrap up our wedding season. A gorgeous sunset ceremony, hot cider and cozy blankets, perfectly thought out details, and a curtain of sparkling twinkle lights were just a few of our favorite things about their celebration. We were so excited to have this wedding featured on The Knot’s website giving us a great excuse to take a look back at this amazing day working with a great team and to celebrate a lovely couple.

Meet Sara, Miles and their adorable boys! We spent a little time together on Parson’s Beach in Kennebunk this Spring taking a few casual family portraits. I have had the pleasure of working with Sara on many photography projects but being able to photograph her family was by far my favorite! She is the artists behind Sara Fitz, a watercolor stationery studio based in York, Maine. Her work is classically New England in style and is highly coveted in the wedding world for her amazing invitation sets. She recently relaunched the company with her husband after a short break to spend time raising her boys and I was able to photograph all of her new designs, her gorgeous studio and her family for the website relaunch! (more on all of that in another blog post) Today I wanted to share their family beach session. It’s so important to keep sessions easy for the kids making time to play, explore, and just be themselves! It’s at the heart of what we love about beach portraits!

First looks are a personal favorite of mine to photograph but when Libby and Brandon said they wanted to see each other before their Prout’s Neck wedding ceremony out on Canon Rock I was instantly trying to figure out how that was all going to come together! Libby has spent her life running the pathway to the rocks and knew the perfect spot… even hopping down a little rock stairway of sorts to get out there. She was so excited to see Brandon when he emerged from the path to see her out on those rocks! Reaching her arms out in the air as he made the leap over to her. Their energy and excitement even stopped a tour group in their tracks as they were meandering along the pathway! Their first look encapsulates the feeling that surrounded their entire wedding day. So much excitement, happiness and fun! Another beautiful weekend with family and friends on Prout’s but one that I am sure they will never forget the feeling of.

The Barn on Walnut Hill was the perfect location for Becky and Jack’s laid back wedding weekend. The two said their “I do’s” on a Friday evening surrounded by their families and in the presence of their dog Sammi (with an “I”) of course! Saturday, then, was left open to party it up with all of their guests and just enjoy. Both days were filled with so much love and joy for the couple and it couldn’t have been more obvious that everyone was having a blast. Who wouldn’t love two days of cocktails, lawn games, beautifully prepared food, and great company?! Congratulations Becky and Jack!…Oh, and Sammi of course!

A boat get away post ceremony, an antler chandelier hung in the Sperry Tent, Moscow Mule’s served in a copper mug, the ceremony rain plan and a dog named Bunny. Just a few of my favorite things from Kristin and Andrew’s Kennebunkport, Maine wedding!

But honestly it was the people that made this day what it was. (and a well seasoned catering and event planning staff to initiate the rain plan!) From Kristin’s Mom trying to “lock it down” when getting teary eyed watching her daughter placing her veil on to the fun filled dance Andrew shared with his mom there was nothing but excitement and happiness around every corner.

We couldn’t be happier for you Kristin and Andrew and hope we see you at the mountain this winter!