Prouts Neck is one of those quintessential, timeless coastal Maine communities that you just fall in love with! And it was the PERFECT setting for Laura and Carl’s wedding weekend. From the shingled chapel, the navy blazers, custom lobster monogram and Laura’s heirloom veil their wedding day was straight out of New England look book! They were stunning! And those smiles! You just couldn’t help but smile when you were around them. Their excitement, energy and love for each other was so present it was contagious. Laura and Carl we are coming up on your one year anniversary (how is that possible!) and we wish you many more picture perfect days in the years to come! Cheers!

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This week started off with a snow day here in Maine and looking back on this gorgeous sunny fall day warmed us right up! Maddy and John’s Prouts Neck wedding was filled with so many amazing moments you might want to grab a warm mug and snuggle in for this blog post! (If you haven’t yet seen their rehearsal dinner be sure to check that out too!)

Prouts Neck is a special little spot on the coast of Maine. It’s always a treat to photograph weddings there; it feels so intimate, tucked away from the hustle and bustle and just a touch more relaxing for everyone. There is just an ease with everything being so close together. Some guests ride their bikes to the little chapel and Maddy and John both walked to the ceremony with their wedding attendants! There is a bit more time to enjoy, breathe and soak in the day out on “the neck”, I love that! And that is just what this couple did! The smiles on their faces say it all… getting ready, first look, ceremony, ride to the reception, hugs at cocktail hour, dancing and toasts. And that is exactly why I love photographing weddings. It’s about joy like this! The excitement filled the room (how cute is Maddy’s Mom!?!?!) and I am just guessing, but I bet everyone in attendance had sore cheeks the next day.

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For so many of our couples the rehearsal dinner is so much more than a dinner with your family and wedding party. It’s a time to celebrate, connect, reminisce and toast the couple before their big day! It’s also a wonderful time to capture photographs of your nearest and dearest as you welcome them to your wedding weekend! Photographing rehearsal dinners is a treat for us as we get to know more about family, friends and even a bit more about our couples during toasts!

Maddy and John kicked off their wedding weekend at the Prout’s Neck Yacht Club with their wedding party and family. A quick windy portrait on the dock, candid captures of welcoming hugs, lots of laughs and happy tears during dinner toasts all took place that night and we were so thrilled to capture it all for them.

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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.

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