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Catherine & Will :: Wedding & Reception at the Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yarmouth, Maine

I first met Cate & Will last October for their engagement session. The weather forecast was not awesome; it said good chance of rain. That meant no sun was just about a guarantee. Given that it was a portrait session, we had the option to reschedule. But Cate & Will was game and so was I. The rain held off and we had a gorgeous, misty day. What resulted are some of my favorite portraits of all time. So, when their wedding day started hitting the 10 day forecast and it started showing rain, I wasn't worried. These two and a little rain? Eh! No big deal!

And I was right. They took the less than ideal forecast and tossed it right back in Mother Nature's face. Will had the radar up on his computer screen all morning while Cate was off getting her hair done with her ladies at 4 Friends Salon in Portland. As "go" time got closer, the decision was made. The ceremony would be outside. Yipee! Meanwhile, Cate and her ladies were busy trying to help, with the assistance of a doctor, one of the bridesmaids fight off a nasty stomach bug. Between the less than ideal weather and the stomach bug issues, I dare say these two can handle anything together!

And thus the ceremony went off shortly after the scheduled time with the guests sitting on plastic bags to protect their bottoms from the damp benches. Cate was absolutely glowing and beaming all day with her infectious laugh warmed us all up as they professed their loved for each other through thick and thin. The colors they picked for the bridesmaids' dresses, the guys' suits, and the flowers complimented the day perfectly. After sealing the deal with a kiss, the newlyweds meandered down the boardwalk path to The Barn on Walnut Hill to celebrate the start of the next chapter of their life together. We quickly snapped their bridal party portraits outside before heading in to the main house for the family photos. Then it was time to get the party started with the help of the always talented Joe Farren. And party they did. It was an awesome day!

Thank you so much for letting me play a role in your big day, Cate & Will. I am so incredibly honored to have been there for you both and to have met your awesome family.

Here is a (big) sneak peek from the big day. There are many more to come and I'll be posting even more on my Facebook page. So many sure you head over there and hit the "like" button to see them!

The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding Portraits
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding Reception
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding Reception
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding Reception
The Barn on Walnut Hill Wedding Reception

Date: May 25, 2013  |  Ceremony & Reception Venue:The Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yarmouth, Maine  |  Caterer:The Big Kahuna in Portland, Maine  |  "Cake" Artist: Tony's Donut Shop in Portland, Maine  |  Ceremony, DJ Service & Musician:Joe Farren  |  Florist:The Constant Gardiner in Hollis, Maine  |  Hair Stylist:4 Friends Salon in Portland, Maine  |  Officiant: Bride's Uncle, Thomas Lafferty  |  Rentals:Party Plus Rental  |  Bridal Boutique:Spoil Me Rotten in Falmouth, Maine

Catherine & Will :: Engagement Session in North Yarmouth, Maine

Catherine & Will first contacted me this past spring while I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bri. Anxious to lock me in before her arrival, they booked me just a few days later for their May 2013 wedding (yup, over a year away at the time)! Their enthusiasm was contagious and, when combined with their gorgeous wedding venue, I was/am so excited for the big day! But, before then, we got together for their engagement session at a private horse stables in North Yarmouth, Maine, where Catherine works. For those of you who know me, you know that I'm always up for anything and have done shoots in hurricanes (like Kristine & Trevor's back in 2009) in addition to rain, snow, and any number of other weird weather conditions. But I know that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for non-"bright and sunny" days. Knowing that, I talked to Catherine leading up to our shoot as it became clear that the weather might not be the most ideal. However, they were game and so was I! So I gathered my umbrellas and pulled on my fancy rain boots and made my way to North Yarmouth. In the end, I didn't need any of the umbrellas, which was fine with me. The foggy, misty weather was even better! We wandered around the property chatting about how they met, how Will proposed, and what they have in mind for their wedding. I fell in love with everything about the day. Catherine. Will. Their furry son. Catherine's horse, Hollywood. And the gorgeous, misty weather. I dare say that some of my all time favorite engagement pictures were taken of these two. Love. Love. Love!

Be on the lookout for all of the photos to be ready shortly. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek from their session. To see more, be sure to head over to my Facebook page and hit the “Like” button!

 Date: October 20, 2012  |  Location: Private Stables in North Yarmouth, Maine