We couldn’t limit this day of shooting in Bar Harbor to just ONE blog post! So much work goes into putting together these shoots for Real Maine Wedding Magazine so we thought a follow up with some of our favorite looks and a bit of the behind the scenes action was in order. Matt from LMV Productions was on site all day capturing the fun so be sure to watch the film at the bottom of the blog post. He captured the silliness, energy, people and amazing locations that made this day such a success. It takes a team to make sure that every little hair is in place, the right bouquet accompanies the right look and that someone chases down the veil when it flies off a models head! Cheers to the this team that made it all looks so easy!

 

Maine is a pretty spectacular place to get married. With it’s many, many… MANY coastal communities the seaside location options are endless! When Real Maine Weddings magazine asked us to head North to Bar Harbor to photograph their special gown section for the current issue we couldn’t get on the road fast enough! Bar Harbor is not only a great place to visit but the trip up is pretty fun too! We cruised up route 1 stopping to hit our favorite flea markets, antique shops and lunch spots of course!  (If you’ve ever made the trip you know what we are talking about.) Once there you realize it’s so much more than just a coastal town with quaint streets, top notch restaurants and unique artists. It’s hiking, biking, boating and sightseeing! It’s one coastal town not to be missed.

Real Maine Weddings magazine puts together two publications each year and in each issue you can find a special section dedicated to stunning gowns found right here in Maine. We have been lucky enough to work with this team in the past photographing gowns and are thrilled to share our shoot from Bar Harbor. We got SO lucky with amazing Spring weather and took advantage of all that this picturesque part of the State has to offer. There is a lot of inspiration to share from this all day shoot so let’s start with what’s in the current issue of Real Maine Weddings. You can find it on shelves right now so be sure to pick one up or order a copy online.

He’s here! Our baby boy Declan was born on January 24th in a snow storm… fitting for this winter we’ve been having! We have been cozied up ever sense enjoying every little smile and snuggle this boy has to offer us. It’s been an amazing experience and I want to say thank you for all the support we have received. We want to thank all of you for the many well wishes you have sent! Such amazing people we have surrounding us and Declan will soon realize just how lucky he is to have all these fantastic people in his life.

Motherhood is a very busy job (that’s actually an understatement!) And even though I have my camera out all the time, I have not had much time to photograph our little nugget!   The first few weeks are honestly a blur but I was able to snap a few shots during his first bath at home and in between those many many… many outfit changes. After a couple of weeks though I quickly realized I needed the help of a professional and called upon my dear friend and fellow photographer Melissa Mullen. She visited us at home and photographed my husband Scott and I with our little guy. Such a treasure to have these images and to actually be in a photo with Declan!  So… meet Declan, he’s pretty darn handsome if I do say so myself!

 

Last spring we teamed up with some of our amazing “friendors” (vendor friends) and work together to bring this elegant bohemian inspiration to life at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME. We are excited to share a few of the images that grace the current pages of Seacoast Weddings!

Inspired by a specific room in the Colony Hotel, Kate Martin of Beautiful Days created a table with details and colors inspired by the elegant details found within the room. Ellen’s beautiful, one of a kind stationary perfectly accented the tables and complimented the vision with its colors and free flowing design. The hair and make-up dream team of Lena from Hair that Moves and Joanne from Joya Beauty created a natural free-feeling beauty that worked perfectly with the stunning dresses from Bella Bridal Shop. Wild Orchid Baking created a dramatic cake which utilized the beautiful pattern found on the wallpaper and linens as well as golden accents that could be found throughout all the elements in the shoot. As usual it was a blast to be able to work alongside Meg Simone to document the great ideas that came together with this team. Be sure to check out Meg’s amazing behind the scenes footage of the shoot found below!

Jeff and Julia’s Nantucket Yacht Club wedding is currently featured in WellWed Cape & Islands Magazine!

We loved working with their sweet family and are thrilled to share it with you! Their garden-style wedding was held at the Nantucket Yacht Club overlooking the harbor and their reception, in the ballroom, glowed with candlelight that flickered throughout the room off the silver linens from Placesetters, Inc. and the mirrored vases full of lush blooms. Soirée Floral designed the florals for their big day with a palette in shades of whites and peach with a hint of green and pink. A pop of blue was threaded throughout their wedding with the soft shade of the girl’s bridesmaids dresses, on their menus and their table numbers, custom made by the design team at Soirée Floral.

Below is the feature from the magazine and a few of our favorite shots from their wedding. You can pick up a copy of the magazine at your local newsstand or order it online here.

Hey all, Jordan here! Last month I had the pleasure of photographing the crew of Earth as they returned to Flanagan’s Table  in Buxton, ME to once again wow guests with a delicious five course meal. Flanagan’s Table is a monthly dinner series with a different Maine chef in rotation each month. Diners experience a meal prepped with the best fresh local ingredients, native wine and beer selections, and in addition have a portion of what they spent on their ticket  donated to sustaining local farming and agriculture in Maine. I had heard wonderful things about Chef walker and his team, but being able to photograph their culinary creations and experience the hustle and bustle of the kitchen was an amazing treat!  From the flavors to the plating, their dishes were very clearly well thought out and executed to perfection for the 40 plus diners. My favorite part of photographing the dinner had to have been seeing all the hard work first hand in the kitchen with Chef Walker and his crew and then moving out into the dining area to see the pure enjoyment of diners as they take their first bites of what is sure to be one of the best meals they’ve ever had. The winter storm that day surely did not stop guests from venturing out to enjoy the meal they’d been waiting months for and the staff at Flanagan’s Table and Earth made it totally worth the trip!

What better way to get ourselves in the holiday spirit than to have a party?!  Kate Martin with Beautiful Days worked her magic yet again to bring some holiday cheer into the studio. It was so nice to see familiar faces of family and friends alike. With sweet treats, hot beverages, and a fun festive Photo Booth it sure was a good time had by all. Thank you again to all who came to make that evening a blast. We wish all of you best wishes in your holiday season and a happy New Year! We will see you all next year when we open our office back up on Monday January 5th 2015!

It’s not everyday that you get to photograph a wedding in a green house. But engaged couples should take notice! This intimate celebration couldn’t have been cozier, nestled in the green house at Pumpkin Pond Farm on Nantucket. Tory and Chris took a fresh approach to their wedding day and focused on top notch food, hand picked wine and filled the space with close family and friends. Chef Brie prepared course after course of amazing dishes (inspired by some of the couples favorites from local restaurants) and capped it off with a family style serving of fall classics. She even utilized the fresh herbs found on the farm for her dishes! They got serious about the cocktail menu too with featured drinks from their island favorites Dune and Lola 41, as well as an aged barrel of Negroni’s that they made with the groomsmen a few month before the wedding! What an experience for their guests!

I was really excited to photograph Melanie & Derek’s wedding at the Mountain House in Newry. Not only was the location spectacular, but the DIY design elements were amazing as well. Melanie and her mom put a lot of thought and time into the concept and décor. Handmade wooden flower boxes and mini terrariums decorated the tables as centerpieces. Guests found their tables with individual potted succulent plants that they could also take home with them. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect with Sunday River Mountain in the backdrop and a covered bridge down the road. I know that Melanie and Derek had been looking forward to this day for a long time, and it was most definitely worth the wait!

I have been looking forward to Lauren and Cory’s Nantucket wedding for months! I was able to meet them about a year ago at Lauren’s family home in Maine for an engagement session with their super star dog Fletcher. Having a Maine-Nantucket connection with these two and their families I just KNEW this was going to be a great group and an unforgettable event.