Sebago Lake

Alicia & Jeff :: Engagement Portraits in Naples, Maine

I first met Alicia at Jess & Aaron's October 2012 wedding. When I saw that Jeff had popped the question this past April (thank you, Facebook!), I immediately got all excited and giggly hoping that they'd contact me. Needless to say, I was so stoked when they did! This fall we set a date to get together for their engagement session. I love it when couples chose a location that has special meaning to them and, for Alicia & Jeff, the newly redone Causeway in Naples, Maine, is just such a place. Having not walked around the area since the construction was finished, I was looking forward to having the excuse to check it out. It's gorgeous! I had a great time getting to know the lovebirds as we explored the area together. Upon meeting Jeff, you would think he was a big tough guy with a gruff exterior. And yet he turns to mush as soon as he looks at Alicia. I caught him looking at her while she was telling me about their story and you could just see his eyes twinkling. Point out that I caught him in the act and he blushes. It makes me want to say "I think you love her" in that sing songy way that kids say to each other when they are young. Add Alicia's bright, bubbly, cheery personality and you just know they are well matched for each other. I am SO excited for their 2014 wedding!

Here is their sneak peek from our time together. You can always see them (and like) my Facebook page as well. :)

Bree :: Senior Photos on Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine

As always, I should preface this post right off the bat by saying that I don’t normally do senior photos because I am a yearbook adviser in my day job and I typically avoid the “conflict of interest” that could arise. However, when the daughter of a good friend becomes a senior, there was no way that I could say no to her (or her dad).

I have been watching Bree grow up so much since I first met her over six years ago. Her father and I, beyond being coworkers, are good friends and I have always felt close to him and his family. It was, therefore, only natural that I captured this special time in Bree's life as she is months away from graduating and moving out in to the world on her own. I know that I am not the only one who is struggling with this concept (especially as I watch my own Bri growing bigger and older by the day). I met up with Bree and her parents (and super awesome dog Skye) at their gorgeous home on Sebago Lake on a cloud covered day. Just a tip, cloudy days are awesome for photographs! I had a blast hanging out with Bree and chatting with her about what's to come for her in the future. Congratulations, Bree (and family)! Thanks for hanging out with me and letting me capture these shots for you.

All of Bree's photos are posted in her gallery, but you’ll need the password from her in order to see them and order printed goodies. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek from her senior portrait session. To see more, be sure to head over to my Facebook page and hit the “Like” button!

Date: October 8, 2012  |  Location: Bree's Family Home on Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine