Maine engagement pictures

Ashley & John's Oceanside Engagement Portraits in Portland, Maine

Ashley originally contacted me for her 2014 wedding well over a year in advance. She's a smart one! The more and more I learned about her and Jon, the more and more I knew I had to get picked to photograph their big day. Obviously, I won! I am so over the moon excited for their big day next August. In preparation for the big day, we got together at their ceremony location to chat about their plans before we took their engagement photos. I love it when the location of the session is so meaningful to a couple! We had a blast wandering around the expansive property; gardens, rocky shores, ocean views, sandy beach, gorgeous woods... it was seriously awesome. And Ashley and Jon are just so darn cute together! You can tell that they are each other's best friend just by the look on their face when they look at the other. That. Is. Love.

Speaking of love, here are shots that we captured during our time together. There were certainly a ton to chose from, but these are definitely some of my favorites.

Oceanside Engagement Portraits in Portland, Maine

Brenna & Rob :: Engagement Session on Eastern Prom in Portland, Maine

I first met Brenna (and her mom and girlfriends) last month as she was on a whirlwind trip to Maine to work on the plans for her October nuptials to Rob. Just chatting with them about her vision for their wedding was inspiring. The location, the details, the dress... it was love at first "sight" for me. I was giddy about the day in no time. Needless to say, I was literally jumping for joy when she and Rob decided to book me for their big day. I CAN'T WAIT!

Before that day comes, we got together this past weekend to capture their engagement portraits. While planning the details, Brenna and I decided that the Eastern Prom in Portland, Maine, would serve as the perfect location. She also sent me her Pinterest board to inspire me with the shots she had gathered from around the web. We were all praying for light, fluffy snow and overcast skies to make for the perfect winter portraits. I was stalking the weather the week leading up to our session. It kept flipping around between sunny and snowy. The night before, I asked Siri on my iPad if it was going to snow the next day and she said it was. I took her at her word and she was right! It was the most picturesque snow I've ever seen. Huge, fluffy flakes and temperatures not so cold to make our noses drip but not so warm that the layers made us overheat. PERFECT, I TELL YOU! Before heading outside, we huge out in Brenna's mom's gorgeous apartment with amazingly huge windows letting in tons of natural light. I absolutely love old buildings like hers! It was, well, perfect!

Before I gush about their portraits for the rest of the night, I will just let this sneak peek, which I also posted over on Facebook, speak for itself. We had an awesome time together; their dog, Goose, got tons of exercise racing all around; and Brenna's mom was an epic sidekick/assistant/dog wrangler. In the end, the session was nothing short of amazing. Which means that their fall wedding will definitely be so inspiring that you'll want to come back and check it out. Enjoy!