Year after year it seems Summer comes and goes so quickly! As a Maine wedding photographer I live for the Summer months. The rocky coastline is just a breathtaking backdrop for photos and meeting so many families that hold this place that I call home so close to their hearts is just the best! Megan and Josh got married last August and with the first few snow falls of the season I can’t help but reminisce about this warm, love filled day! The Breakwater Inn was the perfect place to celebrate with the gorgeous view of the river and plenty of space for their beautiful tent…oh! and how about those nearby fireworks at the end of the night?! It doesn’t get much better than this. Although we’re in for a long Winter ahead, I’ll take any chance I can get to bring myself back to these sunshine filled, dreamy days while I wait for next season.

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I never tire of weddings by the sea and Sarah and Ryan’s Prout’s Neck, Maine wedding is a perfect example of why. Their ceremony was held at the adorable St. James Church, one of the most charming chapels! It’s cozy shingled interior and exposed beams feels much like the interior of a ship and was the very church Sarah’s grandparents were married in 1950! Sarah carried with her a family prayer book that three generations of women in her family have also carried for their wedding day. Personal touches are what make each celebration so special. I love learning about each family and couples connections to the place they choose to celebrate and how they want to share that with their guests. For me, this is an important aspect of my job. I can’t say it enough. I love capturing these stories, in these places so the next generation can see it all again.

Cheers to you Sarah and Ryan! We are coming up on your first anniversary in a few months and I hope you have many more celebrations in this very special place!

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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