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Kim & Philip :: Engagement Photos at Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine

Kim & Philip... where do I even start? I first started chatting with these two (ok, so it was really just Kim) back in June for their May 2013 wedding in Cape Elizabeth. What struck me first was their amazing sense of humor and the way they both just glow when looking at or talking about each other. Love... that's what love looks like.

To capture just that, we got together at Willard Beach in South Portland last weekend to capture their engagement photos. For Kim & Philip, Willard Beach is where it all started. They actually met there in person for the first time after exchanging emails and phone calls back and forth for some time. It was amazing to be able to capture them together in such an important place to them. Somewhere that I know will always hold a special place in their heart. We spent the late afternoon smiling at Philip being goofy, at Kim saying that they should get married ("You know... maybe sometime in mid-May"), and then laughing so hard as they each egged the other on to be even more cute than they already are together. Combine that with the picture perfect weather and I think they'd like to copy it all and have it just like that on the big day. And, somehow, I know it will be perfect and filled with smiles and laughter. I can't wait!

Kim & Philip, thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time in your life together! I have had a blast getting to know you both and I can't wait for May! xoxo

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

Christie & Patrick :: Wedding at the Peter McKernan Hospitality Center in South Portland, Maine

Christie and Patrick were married at the Peter McKernan Hospitality Center on the Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland, Maine. I first met the love birds over a cup of coffee and a french cruller. As they told me their story, the whole idea of opposites attracting was blaring in my head. They met in the Old Port on a New Year's Eve. Patrick was in a band and Christie was out celebrating with friends. He's a classic rocker while she'd rather blare the latest hits. She loves lots of mascara and lip gloss while his hair is normally just as wild as his faces while he plays the drums. And yet they fit together like peanut butter and jelly.

It might have been over 100 degrees the day before the wedding, but mother nature was on our side for the big day and brought in some [very slightly] cooler temperatures. From Christie's gorgeous flower in her hair (made from her dress after alterations were done) to her Matron of Honor Clare's speech and from Patrick's huge smile whenever he looked at Christie to the fabulous cake (from Let Them Eat Cake) and flowers (from Heather Caron Floral Design), I don't think the day could have been any more perfect at all.

Here is a sneak peek of what the Newlyweds have to look forward to from their wedding day. I'll let the photos speak for themselves!

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Thank you so much, Christie & Patrick, for letting me be a part of your amazing day! I hope you had a blast in Vegas!

Date: July 23, 2011
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Peter McKernan Hospitality Center at Southern Maine Community College
Caterer: Peter McKernan Hospitality Center at Southern Maine Community College
Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal's by Sandy
Bakery: Let Them Eat Cake
Ceremony & Reception DJ: The Music Man
Florist: Heather Caron Floral Design
Hair & Make-Up Salon: Adalia's Salon
Videography: Lasting Memories Videotaping

Nicole & Adam :: Wedding at SMCC in South Portland and Reception at Brian Boru Public House in Portland

Nicole and Adam were married on August 29 at the bunker on the Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland, Maine, before being wisked away to a fun reception at the Brian Boru Public House in Portland. From the absolutely gorgeous calla lily flowers to their daughter's cute dress, the saxophone playing at their ceremony to the regge music at their reception, everything was absolutely perfect.

Here is a sneak peek of some of what is to come for the Newlyweds. If you'd like to see more, please visit my Facebook page. Don't forget to "like" the page while you are there!

Left: Nicole, Mother of the Bride, and Nicole & Adam's Adorable Daughter. Right: Putting on the finishing touches before the ceremony.

The Ceremony

Left: The Newly Married Couple, Bridal Party, and Parents. Right: The Gorgeous Couple

One of my favorite portraits from the day, almost in exactly the same spot as Adam proposed to Nicole.

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding, Nicole and Adam. You are an amazing pair and your daughter is so lucky to have you as her parents.