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Christine & Dan's Maine Wedding at Foster's Clambake in York, Maine

It started much like many stories do these days. Met online. Laughter and smiles during the first meeting. Friendship grows.... oh wait, that's my story with Christine & Dan. But it's true! Like many of my couples, Christine & Dan found me online and reached out to me in August of 2015 as they were planning their destination wedding for here in Maine. With visions of a warm springtime wedding with their closest family & friends traveling from far and wide to celebrate their union, I knew that capturing their story would be the perfect fit for me.

Christine & Dan met while in the same Ph.D. program and spent several years as friends before making the jump into the dating title. Their shared love of knowledge, hiking, rock climbing, and the great outdoors made them the perfect match. Seeing them together just made that concept even more concrete. The way Christine was just glowing all day and beaming the biggest smile I think I've ever seen. Then Dan was like a giddy school boy just talking about Christine and marrying her. It was clear that this day, even with Mother Nature throwing a curve ball with less than perfect weather, was simply meant to be.

The couple and their friends and family readied for the day at the incredible Hidden Meadows Farm & Vineyard B&B, a luxurious rental home in Eliot, Maine. With immaculate grounds, detailed woodwork, and an expansive space, it was one of the most perfect places to spend their weekend away. It also made for the ideal canvas to hold Christine & Dan's first look and portraits along the fence line with the gardens surrounding them and the sounds of the waterfall and stream to break the silence.

With the details in place, we proceeded to Foster's Clambake & Catering in York. This quintessential Maine establishment complimented their vision of a destination wedding in Maine nicely. If only the weather had been better! Despite the heavy cloud cover and hints of precipitation, Christine & Dan were married in a very personal ceremony along the pond on the back lawn. There was laughter, lots of smiles, and a tangible amount of love filling the area. Foster's was also the host for their lobster bake reception featuring all of the details you would have expected: bowls of chowder, buckets of clams, bright red lobsters, shiny yellow corn, and blueberry cake to top it all off. With Christine & Dan's amazing choreographed dance starting the party and Dan's epic breakdancing moves, it really was an awesome way to celebrate their union.

I hope that you are enjoying your honeymoon, Christine & Dan! Thank you again for choosing me to capture the story of your day. It truly was an honor.

Here is a small sneak peek of what the newlyweds have to look forward to in their full gallery of images. It was certainly hard to pick my favorites!

Kelly & Ryan :: Engagement Photos at Nubble Light in Cape Neddick, Maine

Kelly & Ryan were one of the very first couples to book me for their wedding next year when they contacted me back in March for their September 2013 nuptials in Massachusetts. Kelly's enthusiasm for their big day, and for me shooting it, was downright infectious. Along the way, we made plans to get together in this fall, almost one year before the wedding, to get to know each other and to capture their engagement photos. And then leads us to this sneak peek! We met up at the Nubble Light in Cape Neddick, Maine, on a blustery Sunday morning. Now, I'll be honest, I had never been to the lighthouse despite living in Maine. Now I'm wondering why the heck not! It's such a picturesque spot! I had a great time exploring the park with the two lovebirds and hearing more about their story together. I learned that I'm jealous of their awesome apartment, that I'm glad I don't work for a golf course, that Kelly is going to be one awesome nurse (along with Keriann, another one of my 2013 brides and one of Kelly's classmates), and that these two are just super cute together. I am so excited for their big day and to get to know them better over the next year. The countdown is on!

All of Kelly & Ryan'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!

Date: September 23, 2012  |  Location: Nubble Light in Cape Neddick, Maine

 

Jodie & DJ :: Wedding at the Dockside in York, Maine

It occurred to me yesterday that I had posted sneak peeks for my clients over on Facebook lately, but never made it over to my blog. Whoops! So here is a second sneak peek now that their photos are almost done being processed.

Jodie and DJ are a power couple to be reckoned with. She is a spunky red head. And he's a super strong dude. Together they are absolutely incredible. And their love is the kind that you can't help but feel. The best part of the wedding, for me, was being able to see all of my beloved "dynamic quad". Although it was Jodie and DJ's wedding day, three of the gorgeous bridesmaids will also be my brides. I absolutely love it when that happens!

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