Two Lights State Park

Sarah & Sam's Two Lights State Park Engagement Portraits in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Many of my couples find me through a "matchmaker". For Sarah & Sam, their matchmaker was Kristan, but their circle of friends that I've had the fortune of working with is one of the most extensive I've ever had. I love it when that happens so serendipitously! Knowing even a few of their connections to me before we formally met, I knew that they would be awesome to work with. And boy was I right!

Yesterday we met for the first time in real life (thank you to Google Hangouts for providing our virtual meetings before now!) at one of my favorite spots in the greater Portland area. Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth is an awesome location simply because of the wide variety of scenery that you have in one spot. Sarah & Sam are both big fans of Maine's rocky coastline, which instantly made me suggest that we meet there. The sunsets from that part of Cape Elizabeth are also pretty spectacular!

As we explored the Park together, I loved learning more about the two of them and their plans for their 2016 wedding while sharing lots stories and laughs. What struck me the most during our walk was how naturally perfect for each other they are. Sam looks at Sarah and he just cannot help but beam this giant smile that you only see when they are this in love. And Sarah is such a natural beauty who perfectly fits with Sam with no prompting needed. They are just... perfect for each other. I know it seems cliche, but they really are.

We wrapped up our time together by visiting the boardwalks at the nearby Kettle Cove Beach. I love ending our sessions there as it has great views of the sun as it sets over the Maine coastline, which is harder to find from the main land than you might think. For what was potentially going to be a stormy afternoon, Mother Nature kept her act together and gave us the gift of a terrific day together. I cannot wait for their 2016 wedding!

Here is a sneak peek from the full gallery that I'm preparing for them from their session. I will admit that it was super hard to select only these six. They are naturals in front of my camera!

Sara & Jason's Two Lights State Park & Kettle Cove Engagement Portraits in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Funny. Warm hearted. Youthful. Meant to be.

Those are the first things that come to mind when I think of Sara & Jason, who will be getting hitched tomorrow

It seems like just yesterday I first met them for their engagement portraits at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth. Planning "from away", as many of my couples do, often means that our relationship before their engagement session is through video chats, phone calls, and emails. Meeting Sara & Jason for the first time was instantly natural. Seeing them together was being able to see what was meant to be. Their collective love of life, ability to find humor in everything, the way they make each other laugh... it's all just perfect. Tomorrow, when they tie the knot overlooking the ocean, they will be making that connect as official as it can be. And I can't wait to celebrate with them!

Here is a look back at their engagement portraits that we captured at the State Park and at Kettle Beach in Cape Elizabeth almost exactly one year ago. Congratulations, Sara & Jason! We can't wait to see you both tomorrow.

Mallery & Matt's Engagement Portraits at Two Lights State Park and Kettle Cove

It was a year ago today that I met Mallery & Matt at one of my favorite portrait spots in the greater Portland area: Two Lights State Park. Two Lights is awesome because it offers a wide variety of scenery all within one spot. As State Park Pass Holders, it is certainly one of our favorite ones to visit every year. It's so darn pretty! And, when you add in lovebirds like Mallery & Matt, you just can't go wrong! From Mallery's stunning eyes to the way Matt was stuck to her like a bee to honey... they were just so sweet together. We had a great time exploring the Park before going to Kettle Cove to catch the sunset on the beach. It was the perfect way to end the day.

Mallery & Matt, congratulations on your wedding this past May! I can't believe how fast the year has gone by. Keep basking in the newlywed glow!

Samantha & Ryan's Engagement Portraits at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Oh. My. Goodness. Now, I must preface this post by saying that I am truly blessed to work with so many awesome people who pick ME to capture such awesome milestones in their life together. These two? Just wow. Talk about two of the most genuine, caring people you will ever meet. And did I mention funny? Because I had an absolute blast exploring Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, for their engagement session. They told me they'd love to have photos with Maine's rocky, not beachy, coast in them but would love some variety to go with it. And I knew Two Lights would be perfect for them. From their cheesy thinking moments in the woods to their seaside cuddle time, I just could not stop making my little happy noises with each click of my camera. It really was so hard to chose only a few to share here from their session because they just rocked it so much. I cannot wait for their July 2014 wedding to come just so I can see them again!

Engagement Portraits at Two Lights State Park in Care Elizabeth, Maine

Rebecca & Tom :: Fall Wedding at the Spurwink Church and the Portland Club

Rebecca & Tom were married on October 2, 2010, on a gorgeous, perfect fall day (especially if you ignore the monsoon they had to face during their rehearsal the day before). After a very difficult year, it was just what they both needed. Their love is everlasting and nothing could have gotten in the way of this day coming. They were married in the Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth followed by a fabulous reception at the Portland Club in Portland.

Thank you, Rebecca & Tom, for reminding all of us how important every single day is. And for letting us all bask in the glory of your love. The lessons you taught me will stay with me forever.