My final featured wedding from the latest issue was the gorgeous shot of Erin looking down at the foliage and the Lucerne Inn during her wedding portraits last fall. Erin & Ben tied the knot at the gazebo at the Lucerne Inn before heading to Sunset Rock for some quite time together (with me along for the photographic evidence, of course). Erin's dress was even more incredible in person with immaculate beading and a gorgeous neckline. It is no surprise to me that she graces a full page opening the Bangor area destination section of the latest issue.Read More
I am very thrilled to share that one of the cakes I photographed has yet again taken a full page in Real Maine Weddings just as Cairsten & Jimmy's did back in January. This time it was Kristan & Greg's adorable pink and white cake from Cakes by Debbie in Windham, Maine, that stole the show. Kristan & Greg were married on a snowy day back in January and celebrated their union at the always amazing Grace in Portland, Maine.Read More
I have been anxiously checking my mailbox for a few weeks now waiting for the July 2016 issue of Real Maine Weddings to arrive. Well, what is the one way you can guarantee it will come? Go out of town for a few days!
It is with tons of excitement that I can finally share that Suzanne Simmons Photography is gracing the pages of Real Maine Weddings for the second issue in a row! And, even more exciting, I can say that my beloved second shooter, best friend and husband of (almost) nine years can say that he has been published. Alan is the one that captured Leah & Nick's gorgeous flowers from Hoboken Gardens before their seaside wedding at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine last summer. To say he was excited to see his work in print is certainly an understatement. Great job, Alan!
To go along with their arbor, Real Maine Weddings also featured Leah's gorgeous bouquet, which she held during her bridal portraits on the jetty after their ceremony. I loved how Hoboken Gardens blended their color palate together to create such classic arrangements that complimented the feeling of the timeless Samoset Resort. They really did a fantastic job, as they always do.
You'll find their photos on pages 8, 51, and 56 in the printed version at your local newsstand or you can check out the featured photographs in the electronic version here.
Leah & Nick, thank you for choosing us to capture your incredible wedding and thank you to Hoboken Gardens for creating such gorgeous works of art for us to capture.
I just got back in to town after spending the Valentine's Day weekend visiting my family in New York City. Just in case you missed it, the temperatures were... well... SO COLD!
What better way to warm up than to think about warmer weather? Today those thoughts are bringing me back to Kelly & Kevin's gorgeous wedding on August 1st at the quintessential Maine wedding venue, the Maine Maritime Museum, in Bath that Alan & I shot together days before our own anniversary. I held off posting my official recap of their day (more on that later!) as I knew that it was going to be published. Low and behold, it is in the January 2016 edition of Real Maine Weddings as the featured wedding for the Bath region. I am so excited to see their day filling a spread in their magazine!
I'll be honest that Alan and I are trying to determine who shot the image of their ceremony on the left side of the spread. I love that we shoot so similarly that it is hard to distinguish between his images and mine!
Next time you are gazing at your local newsstand, be sure to check out the January 2016 edition on stands now! Or, better yet, head on over to their website and check out the virtual edition.
Thank you to Kelly & Kevin for having us tell the story of their day and to the amazing staff at the Maine Maritime Museum for providing such an incredible backdrop for their Maine wedding.
For several years now, it has been my personal goal to see at least one of my couples grace the pages of a print publication. I see it as a milestone for my business, now 7-1/2 years young, to reach that level of recognition.
When I submitted several weddings for the January 2016 edition of Real Maine Weddings, I heard that one of them was accepted (more on that one later, I promise). But I did not know that Cairsten & Jimmy's amazing cake from Confection Art Inc in Kittery, Maine, was also going to grace its pages! Needless to say, I was quite literally jumping for joy earlier this year when I received my copy of the publication and saw their vintage nautical themed cake from their York Harbor Inn wedding filling the opening page of the "Maine Cakes" segment. I should also admit that I might have been salivating just a smidge as I vividly remember how decadent their cake smelled as I was photographing it.
If you can't find the January 2016 edition on news stands near you, head on over to check out the digital edition on the Real Maine Weddings website. Thank you to Confection Art Inc for creating such a masterpiece for me to photograph, to Cairsten (the birthday girl!) & Jimmy for having us capture their wedding, and to the fine folks at the York Harbor Inn for such an inspiring venue for their wedding. More importantly, thank you to the staff at Real Maine Weddings for helping me put a huge check next to my goal!
My photograph of The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine, was published in their rankings of "The Best Wedding Venues in the U.S."! Yipee! I captured the gorgeous, rustic interior of The Barn at Flanagan Farm during Jaclyn & Jake's wedding in August of 2014 and I can certainly say that it is one of my favorite wedding venues in all of Maine.Read More