They say that good things come to those who wait. Sometimes the journey during the waiting is hard and uncertain. Sometimes it's sunshine and rainbows. For Jacinta & Jim, their wedding day was a testament to their relationship being built upon a foundation that will last them for a long time to come. It was not always an easy road based on my conversations with them as well as the toasts given by their friends & family at their wedding. Yet, as the saying goes, good things really do come to those who wait. And oh my goodness are Jacinta & Jim deserving of all the good that their union is bringing to them.Read More
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!
- Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
- Bride's Shoes: Angela Nuran Shoes
- Bakery: Popovers On the Square, 8 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH
- Catering, Ceremony & Reception Location: Foster's Clambakes & Catering, 5 Axholme Road, York, ME
- Event Coordinator: Jenna with Foster's Clambakes & Catering
- Hair & Makeup: Vanity Hair Studio, 33 Deer St., Portsmouth, NH
- Officiant: Rodolfo, friend of the couple
- DJ: Joel, friend of the couple
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"Suzanne was beyond wonderful. Not only was she a great, low-key, warm and friendly photographer, she actually had EVERYTHING you'd want in an army toolkit for wedding day. That includes scissors, clips, and even stiletto heel covers (the kind you put on so you don't punch through grass). And we didn't even ask her for that! She was just PREPARED. And, she looked up what the lighting would be in our wedding venue and where we were getting ready, the first time we spoke. Would ask for her again in a heartbeat for any future occasions!"
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"Our pictures are breathtaking. I do not think they missed one moment. I also appreciate the unobtrusive way they get all the best shots. I have so many fun candid photos I did not even realize they were taking. Furthermore, Susie is prompt and gets your photos back to you as soon as she can. We could not believe when ours were ready!"Read More