The Stage Neck Inn was the superb setting for Laurie and Neil’s beautiful Southern Maine coastal wedding. I met with them a year and a half before their wedding date. I was happy they trusted me to capture their intimate destination wedding as I knew this was special. As the ceremony began the sun was setting, and it created the perfect ambient light.
Working with one of my all time favorite DJ’s, Fred Pappalardo, brought this last wedding of this season full circle. He is a pro through and through. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Congratulations, Laurie and Neil ~ It was a privilege!
Bill and Tami’s gorgeous backyard wedding took place at a private residence in Freeport, Maine. It was beautifully planned by Kristina at Purple Orchid Events. The lovely couple brought their closest family and friends and favorite DJ with them from out of state for an intimate night of celebration. I was able to capture lots of laughter and fun in just the few hours I was there. It was hard leaving them all! Congratulations and thanks for having me!
Erin and Marc have been fun and lovely to work with from day one. I knew it from their engagement session! Their sparkly personalities and generosity made this experience a true pleasure. I hope these images show it! Catherine Crockett, as always, was an excellent second shooter with her amazing talent. DJ Dan Giroux was a huge part of making this event run smoothly with dancing right up until the very last song!
I love it when clients decide to have their rehearsal dinner photographed. It is just two hours, but it really adds meaningful memories to their beautiful wedding weekend. I highly suggest it if possible.
Kim and Ed had the porch and gazebo all to themselves and their guests at the The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine. Lots of smiles and well wishes as well as a beautiful location for pictures. The wedding ceremony and reception was right across the street at The Breakwater Inn & Spa. It was the perfect setting for an intimate event over looking the water.
I enjoyed being around them all capturing the fun, beauty and great times.
I had so much fun with Allyson and Chris at their beautiful Lucerne Inn wedding. This was a crowd who knows how to have fun! They captured it all by also hiring the talented professional videographers, Peter and Susan, from Yellow Dog Production Videography. It was great working along with them throughout the event! Congratulations!
Andrea and Tim had a gorgeous wedding at The Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor, ME. The weather was a perfect, traditional, Maine June day. The Asticou Inn has some of the best views on the isalnd (in my opinion!), a beautiful ceremony spot overlooking Northeast Harbor, and an elegant, yet rustic Inn atmosphere. Andrea and Tim’s elegant choices and touches were everywhere. Cathy and I had so much fun with everyone. Thank you and your families for being such generous and gracious hosts. Congratulations! (click first picture to enlarge)
Natalie and Ryan had a beautiful June wedding at The Inn On Peaks Island! The Inn has a sweet side lawn for wedding ceremonies with a lovely, spacious interior. Ocean views were not hard to find as we hit the beach and docks. We were so happy the weather held out for a night of fun! Congratulations again, and thank you for having us!
This time of year, I usually send out an email to my clients for the upcoming season. I have a pretty good system of making sure my clients have a stress free family photo session. So I decided just to put it here.
Most couples have a handful of ‘must have’ photos they will want documented for the historical merging of their two families. I’ve found that making, and then sticking to, a simple plan helps with keeping the wedding day timeline; and most importantly, the reception timeline. We really are at the mercy of the reception coordinator.
All of us, the newlyweds, those on the photo list, and I – all have an equal part in keeping the happy momentum. I’ve found the very best time for these photos to take place is directly after the ceremony before we lose key people to socializing.
I need a partner in crime. A designated friend or relative to assist in the gathering of those on the list as I focus on arrangement and technical aspects. Everyone on the list should be aware and know where and when they’ll be needed. A good time to remind them is during rehearsal.
If you have reception photo requests too, please have a friend find me when the group is pretty much gathered. As a true photojournalist this allows me to continuously focus on and capture real moments during the reception. I am happy to be grabbed away for any photo I am asked to take. But, I’ll always be found roaming for the real moments.
Typically, the newlyweds are in each others family photos as this is the time for merging both families. However, please include ‘alone’ shots with parents or others, if desired. I do not necessarily assume or offer group shot suggestions the day of the event as I am not familiar with all of my client’s familial circumstances so I leave the family photo list to the family’s discretion. Make your decisions, then rely on your friends, family, and the professionals. After all, decisions should not be made on the wedding day, only carried through. Happy planning!