The "W" Family :: Portraits on Mackworth Island in Falmouth, Maine

Fall is always a time of recovery for me. Catching up from the craziness of the summer and editing a ton of sessions and wedding; spending time with my family before my baby girl grows up; and writing a bazillion blog posts that I've had on the back burner.

This portrait session from the summer makes me heart so full it could burst. I first met Tarryn & Sean years ago back in 2010 when they tied the knot at the Pemaquid Light House. To this day, their wedding resulted in my of my all time favorite photos. After all these years, I will thought of them often and wondered how they were doing. So, when Tarryn contacted me to set up a family portrait session while they were on vacation in Maine, I just about jumped for joy! I absolutely love hearing from my past couples and hearing how married life has been treating them. Getting to meet their offspring? Sign me up!

We got together on Macworth Island off the coast of Falmouth, Maine, and took their son and two furry kids for a walk (or should I say that they took Aaron for a walk). Along the way we captured moments that make life perfectly imperfect: plopping down in the middle of the path and getting dirty, eating sand on the beach, the dogs wanting to be anywhere except for where we wanted them... the list goes on. My favorite shots were taken on the beach when the dogs were worn out and sleeping in the air conditioned car. The smiles. The laughs. That's real life. Geez, I love this family!

Family Portraits on Mackworth Island in Falmouth, Maine

Brooke & Travis :: Wedding & Reception at The Woodlands Club in Famouth, Maine

Brooke and Travis  are two of the most caring, warm and *wait for it* drop dead gorgeous people you will ever meet. Upon arriving at Brooke's stunning home to capture her getting ready, Brooke immediately offered up water knowing how hot it was outside their comfort of the air conditioning. And, Travis, as soon as I met him at the Woodlands, asked me if I needed anything. Seriously... hearts of gold. And did I mention they are both gorgeous? Oh, I did? Well.... they are. And when you get them near each other, I swear you can see the sparks. Their love for each other can honestly light up a room. Needless to say, I am one lucky duck photographer.

Brooke and Travis tied the knot at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth, Maine, with their closest family and friends from around the continent including a real party contingent from California. To say it was warm that day is an understatement. It was downright sweltering! But that didn't stop anyone from celebrating the happy couple well in to the night with a dance floor packed with the youngest guest, Travis' 8 month old niece, to the most seasoned partiers around, like Travis' Grandmother. I dare say that no one that was there that day will ever be able to forget it. I know that I sure won't!

Congratulations, Brooke and Travis! And thank you, once again, for letting me be a part of your wedding. It was such an amazing day!

Here is a sneak peek of the big day. To see these, and many more, head over to my Facebook page (and make sure you "like" it while you are there)!

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P.S. Tracy and Marc, you better have more weddings to attend. I love running in to you two!

 Date: July 14, 2012  |  Ceremony & Reception: The Woodlands Club in Falmouth, Maine  |  DJ Service: Music by Duran  |  Florist: Prestige House of Flowers in Biddeford, Maine  |  Hair Salon: HairCrafts Plus in Scarborough, Maine  |  Bridal Boutique: Andrea's Bridal in Portland, Maine

Charest Family :: Fall Portraits in Falmouth, Maine

I first met Kiersten and Adelynn at Brooke & David's wedding a couple weeks ago. On October 24th we got together again and captured some family portraits for the upcoming holidays with Kiersten's sister-in-law, Dana, and all of their offspring and the men in their lives. Now, this is one photogenic family! Heck, even Robbie's 1.5 year old puppy looked at the camera!