When your family has gathered for generations in the same place, that place is exactly where your family portraits should be!
Bald Peak Colony Club in Moultonborough, New Hampshire was the setting for this stunning lake side wedding. Having spent years growing up on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee Megan knew this was where she wanted to celebrate with family and friends. After photographing there for two days with their families I can see why! Their rehearsal dinner took place at Megan’s family home on the back patio overlooking the lake and the ceremony took place in a glade of trees on the same property. Guests were treated to an amazing dinner at the clubhouse, with touching toasts, lots of dancing and a surprise fireworks show! Megan and Ben we wish you both many more special celebrations on the lake in the years ahead! Cheers to you both!
The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport was such a picture perfect location for Molly and John’s wedding celebration. Family and friends watched as they recited the vows they thoughtfully wrote to each other in front of a stunning background of the sea. Molly and John selected this seaside location because of their love for Maine and the memories that have been made here over the years! What a wonderful way to make more! We wish you both all the best and can’t wait to see you each year as you come back to celebrate another year with your family. Cheers!
Before Julianne and Sam’s wedding day I had never been to Shady Lane Farm. By the end of their wedding day, I wanted to live there! I love photographing weddings at new locations. It offers up the opportunity for new ideas, new scenery and with clients like these two, lots of creativity. Julianne is an artist and we talked a lot about the importance of the visual record of her day, her photographs are important to her. We get that!
Their talented team of creatives put together a wonderful experience for the happy couples family and friends. A true Maine Summer celebration! Ceremony held in the field, cocktails at the outside bar, lawn games, S’mores by moonlight and dinner and dancing under the lights in the barn! It was magic! But what had me smiling all day long was the ever clear love these two have for each other. The way in which they quietly held each others hand throughout the day was the real magic. Cheers to you both and many, many years of hand holding ahead!!
In honor of throw back Thursday we wanted to share one of our all time favorite inspiration shoots. I’m not sure if it’s the Mermaid and Sailor merriment that makes this an all time favorite for me or if it’s the creative coastal inspired design. OR! Maybe it’s the amazing people I collaborated with to bring this to life… but there is always just something about the sea that feels right. Romantic, calming and beautiful, this shoot just echoes all of it!!!
Meg Simone Films
Photos: Brea McDonald Photography
Flowers & Props: Kate Martin, Beautiful Days
Custom Watercolor Stationery & Paper Products: Sara Fitzgerald O’Brein, Griffin-vites
Dress: Occasions Bridal and Tuxedo
In the small town of Hollis, NH is Beaver Brook, an environmental association tucked into the woods on a gorgeous sprawling farm. Stone walls, little barns, thoughtfully planned gardens in every direction and the setting for Liz and Scott’s wedding reception. It couldn’t get any more beautiful! I fell in love with Hollis, a town I had never visited before and know exactly why they chose to celebrate in the brides home town. Even the cozy church in the center of town that Liz grew up attending captured our hearts. It’s yet another reason whey I LOVE photographing in New England!
Every little detail of this wedding was put together by Liz and so much of their personalities were present. Fun sunglasses, always popular Koozies, custom made robes for the ladies and of course, that cake table topper! But the highlight of the reception was hands down the toast from the father of the bride. I have heard many a toast and even I couldn’t help but shed a tear! A standing ovation followed his heartfelt words to the newlyweds. I don’t think anything will ever top the lovely humor and emotional sentiments he shared. Once the applause settled and hugs were exchanged the groomsmen did a quick change into tuxedo t-shirts! Perfect for the moves they were about to bust on the dance floor with the dueling pianos playing! This band played all by request and knew how to please the crowd with a mix of their own versions of some classic party songs. It was an amazing celebration for Liz and Scott and we hope that the celebration continues for years to come for this fun loving couple! Cheers to you both!
If you could place an order for your perfect wedding day weather you would be ordering up what Molly and Travis had for their Nantucket wedding. Blue bird skies with a soft ocean breeze (perfect for Molly’s veil!) it was just spectacular! But if you know these two then you would want nothing short of spectacular for them on their big day. The energy, excitement and love that filled the room when these two entered was something special.
Molly and Travis left some time after their ceremony to visit some of the islands most picturesque location. We loved visiting Main Street, Cobble Stone Hill, Brant Point and a few little spots in between with them and their families. It was so fun to take our time and get to know the whole wedding party along the way! And pretty darn amazing to have all this time for photos!!!!
Cheers to you Molly and Travis! We hope that the rest of your lives together are just as amazing as your wedding day was.
Anthony and Tyler celebrated their wedding day with an intimate ceremony and luncheon amongst family and close friends in Kennebunkport, Maine. The ceremony took place on the beautiful grounds of the Cape Arundel Inn over looking the ocean with champagne to follow. John Tavano played the classical guitar through lunch which perfectly complimented the story telling and laughter amongst guests. Being able to not only witness but to capture the excitement and joy that everyone felt for these two was such a treat! We were so happy to have been a part of this special day filled with nothing but love for Anthony and Tyler. We wish you many more year of happiness together!! Cheers!
There are so many things about Sarah and Brendan’s Prout’s Neck wedding we just loved! The amazing details like the custom flag flying over head at the Prout’s Neck Yacht Club, the painted buoys adorning trees at all of the important places that were part of their celebration, El’s custom calligraphy on the mussel shells decorating the head table, Kate’s glowing string lights and sail installation hung over the dance floor, but the best part by far was getting to know this amazing couple and their family and friends. It was such a treat to be a part of this special day. Congratulations Sarah and Brendan! We wish you many years of happiness together!
Over the past year we have had the privilege of photographing some of greater Portland’s best chefs. The upcoming Kennebunkport Festival has us nostalgic for all the wonderful dinners we have seen these chefs prepare. The Festival will feature some chefs preparing intimate dinners in private Kennebunkport homes as well as at other small events over the course of the week. The list includes Earth at Hidden Pond, David’s, Back Bay Grill, Piccolo, Vinland, and Petite Jacqueline among others. Looking at the line up of events for the upcoming festival, it is sure to be an amazing time had by all. To gear up for the festival eats, check out some of the chefs in action in these photos taken at the Flanagan’s Table monthly dinner series. We hope to see all of you out and about at the festival this week!