The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising and we are getting excited to see all our family portrait clients again! It’s that time of the year for booking your beach session and as we catch up with our clients and schedule their portraits for this Summer we can’t help but think about our sessions from the years past. I can’t wait to see how much these cuties have grown!
We all hope for perfect weather when scheduling photos outside here in Maine, but when the weather doesn’t cooperate what do you do? Jordan used it as the perfect excuse to take Joanna and Josh back to the very spot they met for their engagement session photos, The Port Hole in Portland, Maine. But keeping true to typical Maine weather, before they knew it the rain had cleared and they headed out for some snuggly photos by the water.
You know when you get an idea stuck in your head and you think it is a good one but you have that pause… that moment of wonder… will anyone else think this is as cool as I do?!?! Ya so, Relevant Workshop was that idea for us and it was an idea that totally came to life this past April. Meg Simone of Meg Simone Wedding Films and I have been talking about putting together an educational experience for our community of wedding professionals for a couple of years. We would talk about it, put it on the back burner, then revisit and so on. Until this year. Sometimes you just have to jump in and go for it… especially when it feels right!
We are both so lucky to have a strong network of colleagues and workshop opportunities and have heard time and time again that other wedding professionals wished they had the same thing for their crafts. So why not build that for our community? Why not create our own community for all wedding professionals?!!
So we created the Relevant Workshop. A place for wedding community members to come together for a day of inspiration, education, and engagement which would elevate our wedding industry and strive to keep us relevant in our craft.
We started to gather a dream team of speakers to cover content that would go back to the core of what Relevant Workshop is all about: staying relevant in our crafts, building our community and getting inspired. We found the perfect location at the Barn at Flanagan Farm where it would feel cozy, inviting and have space for people to feel at home. Meagan Gilpatrick and her team at Maine Seasons Events were there to cross the t’s and dot the i’s making the space everything we had hoped it would be for all who attended; who knew she’d create such an amazing back drop and sign?! She’s got some serious skills! The website was launched, registrations came in and then it happened. We sold out! To say we were blown away is a major understatement. In the end we registered about 70 people for the workshop! Had 10 awesome presenters, 4 hours of networking and 8 hours of relevant education!
You guys. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For having faith in what Meg and I created, in the education that our speakers offered up and for jumping in with both feet to build your businesses, your community and have a bit of fun doing it! The energy you all brought to the barn was something I had never experienced before.
We are both still digesting all that has happened with this idea that we brought to life and hope to have more Relevant Workshop events in the future (yes this is a plug so go sign up here to get e-mails about future happenings). Thank you to our amazing team of presenters, panel members, helpers and sponsors for making this day what it was, it wouldn’t have been this awesome without all of your efforts! Cheers to saying Relevant!
The moments in between always end up being the sweetest for our family beach portraits.
Nothing could be as special as having your favorite people by your side as you are about to marry the love of your life. Whether your wedding party is made up of siblings or friends these people have been by your side through so much and are now supporting you for one of the biggest moments of your life. We love seeing the relationships our couples share with their wedding party and capturing the laughter, smiles, excitement and silliness for them to relive for a lifetime.
We always get a little extra excited when we know that kiddos will be a part of our couples weddings. They are so super cute all dolled up, always unpredictable and let’s be real, they love the camera! We just couldn’t resist putting together this sweet little post of kids…well…being kids.
There are so many wonderful moments that you expect to happen during a wedding; a beautiful bride walking down the aisle, your first kiss as a married couple, photos with your family and friends, your first dance…but some of our favorite moments are the ones you can’t plan for. There are so many details that don’t make it onto a shot list for the day. We have an eye for these details and we take notice of who and what is important to you on your wedding day. Having those unexpected little moments documented will always remind you what your wedding day felt like, not just what it looked like.
It seems like Spring has come early here in New England, honestly if we can’t have snow I would rather it be warm and sunny! We’ve already logged several beach walks and it’s only March! We can’t wait for all that Summer in New England brings including family beach portraits! I can’t think of a better way to honor your family time together. This sweet family was visiting from California for an East Coast wedding and took some time to relax in Kennebunkport and celebrate their little guy’s first birthday. We met at Parson’s Beach (a favorite spot year round) for a quick session. How cute is he?!?! When planning for your Summer get togethers a family portrait session should always be on the list!
Hey all, Jordan here! In honor of it being Maine Restaurant Week I am excited to share some of my favorite shots from February’s Flanagan’s Table Dinner. I am looking forward to returning back in June to photograph the final dinners Flanagan’s Table will be offering through December. It is bittersweet to be a part of the final year, but I am happy to be able to attend and photograph some amazing chefs do what they do best. February’s dinner was based on the color Red and Chef David Turin of David’s Restaurant and Amanda Hallowell of Nebo Lodge teamed up to put on a 7 course meal for guests. Kate Martin of Beautiful Days came on board not only to set up an amazing table scape for diners but a whole environment complete with beautiful shear red drapery and colorful Chinese lanterns set up over head. Before dinner Vena’s Fizz House arrived and whipped up a yummy Red cocktail called “love Potion #9” for guests before they sat down to enjoy their meal. From start to finish it was such a great night filled with laughs, good drink, and full bellies. I can’t wait to go back in June!
When chatting with our couples about their wedding day time-line and photos the topic of “first looks” always come up. Your wedding day is about you and celebrating your love for one another, so what is more special than a few quiet moments together before your celebration begins? There is always something so special about the moments leading up to the big reveal. You wake up bright and early to get ready for the big day, so excited and anxious to see each other for the first time. These are hands down some of our most favorite moments to capture on your wedding day! Prepare to smile!