Jen & Mike's Engagement Portraits at Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

I first met Jen & Mike at Danielle & Dustin's wedding last fall. Danielle had told me that her brother was engaged to Jen and I will admit that I was secretively hoping that they would consider me for their own wedding. It goes without saying that I was super excited when Jen reached out and asked me if I would be able to travel to Connecticut in 2019. Then we shared a laugh over the idea that traveling to Connecticut would take just as long as traveling to many places here in Maine. Of course I travel!

As we were planning their engagement session, I suggested Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve so that they could take in some of Maine's coastal beauty in a location that was also environmentally minded, much like the two of them. From the views from the hill tops to the pathways through the woods, the boardwalks among the ferns and then the views over the marshlands, we had an awesome time exploring the Reserve and chatting about their plans for their fast approaching wedding. Truth be told, I might have pulled a few lovely ticks off me, but I dare say they were worth it for the images we were able to capture together. I cannot wait for their wedding next year!

Jen & Mike, thank you for trusting me to capture this chapter of your life together. What a blast!

Hallie :: One Year Old Portraits at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine

Hallie's mommy and I met online and became good friends once we discovered that we both like rock climbing and hiking and both happen to have baby girls really close in age. It has been a blast having someone else around with a kiddo the same age and I'm super excited to get to go on adventures together with our little ladies this summer. So, when Hallie turned one last month, it was only natural that we got together to capture the milestone at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine. Although I was born in Kennebunk Port, I had never paid a visit to the Refuge before. What a gorgeous spot! We took Hallie (and her daddy) for a walk around the loop and stopped at the various outlooks as her mood suited her. She had a great time exploring the environment around her. "LOOK! A STICK!" And the super cute red heart balloon they brought with them was a big hit as well. Hallie has grown so much in the last year and already has such a fun little personality. And I just couldn't get enough of her eyes and toothy smile. You're a cutie, Hallie!

Thanks to her mommy and daddy for letting me capture this awesome time in their life. I had a blast! Here is a sneak peek of what they received from our session together.

Portraits at Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve in Wells, Maine

Date: April 27, 2013  |  Location: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine