When I met Hallie and Matt, I could tell they were going to be a fun couple to work with. Not only were they gorgeous subjects, but they were kind hearted and easy going. Our first shoot together was actually a fall engagement session where we strolled through the Old Port and West End of Portland, grabbing a few casual portraits along the way. Similar to this session, their wedding day weather was ideal for shooting outside. I first met Hallie at The Regency, while my associate Ben worked with the guys at a home nearby. We had beautiful light filtering through the windows at the newly renovated hotel and took full advantage with a few bridal portraits of Hallie. How ‘bout that wedding dress?!
When it was time for the ceremony, everyone headed over to the beautifully renovated former church, Grace Restaurant. By having their ceremony later in the day, we were able to take full advantage of the golden hour of sunlight both on the water and at a local park. Down at the dock in Falmouth we ran into a friend of mine, who offered to take us out on a boat for portraits on the water. This kind gesture rewarded us with some great images and an opportunity for Hallie and Matt to reflect on their amazing day. A quick stop at Maine Audubon Park for a bit more variety in their images and then it was back to Grace for a phenomenal reception. The spacious venue was dramatically lit for the reception. Guests were treated to some of the best food in all of Portland. As a wedding vendor, I’ve eaten many tasty meals throughout the years but the ribeye at Grace is definitely one of the best. I highly recommend visiting. Following dinner, a few kind words and laughs were shared during the speeches and then it was time for some fun as guests danced the night away with the happy couple. Congrats to Hallie and Matt! I’m truly blessed to work with the sweetest couples!
Brides in lupine fields, brides in boats, grooms with custom American flag shirts, epic reception celebrations – this season had it all. Each Maine wedding up and down the coast was filled with amazing moments to capture. Congratulations to all of the couples I had the pleasure to work with this year! To keep in line with tradition, it’s time to show my favorite images from the past wedding season. I hope 2017 continues to bring you and your families plenty of moments filled with laughter and love!
Boston Residents Rosie and Dom have traveled the world, but chose the historic 58 Fore (Formerly known as The Portland Company) in Maine to exchange vows. The space itself is expansive and there is so much to explore from a photography perspective. The weathered painted brick walls, large industrial storage space, and nearby docks provide some truly unique backdrops.
Rosie and Dom were an absolute joy to work with. From the start, they were all smiles throughout the day. What an epic party too! The Boston band, Ripcord, brought the house down with their performance. Guests clearly loved every minute of it – from singing alongs to dance-offs, it was pure fun! A perfect celebration for their union. Rosie & Dom – I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Cheers!
how they met (as told by Rosie): Dom and I met while working in South Africa with a non-profit called Grassroot Soccer that develops programs and curriculums to educate kids about HIV/AIDS. We worked and lived together with two others a year immediately after college graduation in 2009. We were both soccer players in college, and became good friends playing together abroad. We began dating about halfway through the year and decided to stay together once we moved back to the States in August 2010. From there, we lived in Jackson Hole, WY for a ski season where we adopted our much beloved dog, Cami. We moved back to Maine for a couple years, and ultimately have ended up in Boston.
venue: The Portland Company
event coordination/design: Craig Williams, Churchill Events
caterer: Churchill Events
florist: Caroline Snell
hair: Jenna Richardson, Westbrook, ME
make-up: Beauty Couture, Saco, ME
suits/tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
band: Ripcord, Boston, MA
officiant: The Honorable Judge Barbara Lynn
honeymoon: New Zealand
Amy and Alastair(Ally) were married on a warm September day along the pristine seaside location, Prouts Neck Country Club. Growing up in Scarborough, I had always admired this private golf course but had never explored the property itself. So, given the opportunity to shoot a wedding there, I was immediately intrigued and excited to work with Amy and Ally. When they hired a dream team of vendors including The Purple Orchid Event Planning, Lake Region Caterers, and the Bob Charest Band, I knew we were in for a spectacular event!
I loved that the couple paid homage to Ally’s Scottish heritage – kilts, bagpipes, and Traditional Scottish dances and sing-a-longs; there was no shortage of moments to capture! Amy and Ally were so sweet and easy to work with. I was able to sneak them out for a quick sunset shoot at the nearby Cliff Walk before ushering them back to the lively party at the clubhouse. And what a party it was! Cindy and Bob know how to engage the crowd and really knocked it out of the park with their performance. The night ended with the couple being lifted into the air by guests as the final song played in the background. A truly memorable moment. Congratulations Amy and Ally – best wishes to you both!
venue: Prouts Neck Country Club
event coordination/design: The Purple Orchid Event Planning
caterer: Lake Region Caterers
florist: Broadturn Farm
cake: Whoopie pies from the Winey Baker
hair and make up: Bei Capelli
gown: Tie the Knot Bridal Couture Collections (Naples, FL)
transportation: VIP Tour & Charter Bus Co
band: Bob Charest Band
accommodations: Portland Regency Hotel
invitations: Love vs. Design
officiant: Anna Parker (friend)
videographer: Fat Sheamus Productions
honeymoon: Maldives & Dubai
As many of you are aware, Acadia and the Bar Harbor region in general has some of most scenic vistas in the State, and many would argue all of America. From a photographer’s perspective, it’s a dream to shoot there. So, when Yanghee contacted me about photographing her Bar Harbor Regency wedding, I was immediately excited about the opportunity. When the day arrived, we were treated to pure sunshine, which complimented the easygoing, bright personalities of Yanghee and Jimmy. A trip up Cadillac mountain offered million dollar views to compliment the scenic seaside backdrops at the Bar Harbor Regency. Yanghee and Jimmy never stopped smiling and it is clear from the photos of the special love they share for each other. Please enjoy the highlight reel below from their “best day ever”!
venue: Bar Harbor Regency
event coordination/design: Emily Margiotti
caterer: Bar Harbor Regency
florist: Queen Anne’s Flower Shop
cake: Janice Strout
hair & make-up: Aliza Gerrish
gown: Maggie Soterro (Andrea’s Bridal)
suits/tuxes: Vera Wang (Men’s Wearhouse)
dj: Dana Lavertu
accommodations: Bar Harbor Regency
officiant: Tricia Blythe, Bar Harbor Weddings
honeymoon: Punta Cana, DR