Meghan & Hunter... where do I even begin!? These two love birds work together, but didn't connect until they were matched online. Shortly thereafter, it was clear to both of them why. And, after hanging out with the two of them in the rain, it's pretty clear to me as well. For many couples, my "I think we might miss the rain" email that I sent them yesterday afternoon before their engagement session might have given them pause and consider rescheduling. But Meghan & Hunter's response was simply that they wouldn't melt. My kind of couple!Read More
Have you ever had one of those days that makes you look around for Murphy to see where that Law wand of his is waving? For Ashley & Luke and myself last night, I dare say that was the case! After a week with bright sun, warm temperatures, and generally summer weather, Mother Nature threw us a curve ball last night for their engagement portraits in Ogunquit's Perkins Cove. With an eye to the sky and dark clouds forming, I managed to catch just enough data connection on my phone to tell that rain was coming near and, from the looks of it, it was going to get wet. Sure enough, a bright red blip appeared inshore of us and we were in the direct path.
This is where being prepared for anything comes in handy. A quick jog to my car to grab a few of my umbrellas and these two love birds hit Marginal Way with me for a wet walk along the water. Despite offers of $100 for their umbrella from those who were walking by and getting drenched, Ashley & Luke cuddled up and stayed (mostly) dry.
Putting up with the storm gave us the most amazing light after the clouds. Gazing out to sea, the horizon and the sky seemed to blend together as if they went on forever. The sun just peeked out enough from the clouds to give us a smidge of warmth. And we were able to tuck those umbrellas away for another day. And that won't be their wedding in 2017 because we've had our fill of rain when it comes to their nuptials. Hey, if it has to rain, let it be during your engagement portraits.
Ashley & Luke, I am so very happy to be a part of this chapter of your life together and am glad that our paths crossed a few years ago to lead us to now. Alan and I can't wait for your wedding next summer! Thank you, Jen, for being our matchmaker!
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Lauren, Patrick, and Eloise: Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so incredibly honored to have captured your day for you. It was absolutely incredible!
This is just a glimpse as to what is coming from their big day. To see more from their sneak peek, find their gallery on my Facebook page.
Date: June 11, 2011 | Bridal Gown Boutique: Andrea's Bridal in Portland, Maine | Bridal Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Officiant: Katelyn, sister of the Bride | Venue: Harpswell Inn in Harpswell, Maine | Event Coordinator: Brandi Lawrence | Florist: Heather Caron Floral Design | Hair & Makeup Stylist: Paula Traynor, friend of the Bride | Catering: Harpswell Inn in Harpswell, Maine | Tent & Rentals: Taylor Rental | Band: Jones'n | Transportation: Bo-Mar Transportation