Emma + Luke: The Sneak Peek

Emma + Luke: The Sneak Peek

After weeks of humid weddings where it felt like my clothes were melting onto my body, it was a serious relief to wake up to a drier, cooler day yesterday!

Jordanna + Paul: The Sneak Peek

Jordanna + Paul: The Sneak Peek

I didn't think anything could match the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka, but Maine decided to give it a try on Jordanna and Paul's wedding day. But here's the thing: nothing was going to melt their buoyant mood: not the sticky air, not the glaring sun, not even the threat of thunderstorms. 

Laura + Greg: The Wedding

I first met Laura and Greg earlier this year, and while we did talk quite a bit about their wedding, what I really wanted to talk about were their awesome jobs: they met as archaeologists working for the same private contractor. Seriously, that's one of the coolest things ever! Fortunately they took time away from their latest dig to tie the knot at Point Sebago on Sebago Lake, and they couldn't have planned for a more perfect day. Laura made for a stunningly beautiful bride (and she's so quietly sweet, too!), and she shone like a jewel against the backdrop of the wooded lakeside lodge. Her wedding party was so much fun to hang with, and Chrissy--you're right up there in the hall of fame of Maids of Honor! <3 (And Joe, if I ever start a Hall of Fame of Best Men, you'd totally lead the pack of inductees!)

I'm so glad I was able to share the day with all of them--enjoy this glimpse into their day! Thank you, Laura and Greg! 

xoxo

The Details: 

 

Ashley + Matt: The Wedding

Ashley and Matt's wedding was one of those rare events where everything just seemed to go off without a hitch. Everyone was thrilled to be there and to be a part of sharing in their happiness, the weather was perfect, and the day flowed by seamlessly. I immediately felt like one of the girls, and Jess had a blast following the guys around Sugarloaf documenting their hilarity. 

Ashley's Maid of Honor, Laura, has known Ashley since they were infants (their grandfathers were friends!), and she took her job as MoH seriously, even making a beautiful box that she made sure was filled with letters to Ashley from her parents, her soon-to-be-in-laws, herself, and best of all, Matt. That set the tone for an emotional day full of the love Matt and Ashley clearly share, which included Matt's father and sister preparing a special song for them, and emotional, heartfelt toasts to their happiness from their closest friends. 

Jess and I loved working with them, their family, and all of their truly amazing friends (and just plain loved THEM), and we can't wait to see a bunch of them again at Lindsay and Anthony's wedding in September! Now without further ado, enjoy the gallery from this first step on their journey as husband and wife!

xoxo

The Details:

  • The Wedding Planner and Venue: Julia Eggleston, Sugarloaf Resort...and seriously I can't say enough about how incredibly helpful and hardworking the folks at Sugarloaf are. 
  • The Dress: Madison James, purchased from Andreas
  • The DJ: Jayson Jalbert
  • The Hair: Kerri Poulin, The Strand
  • The Makeup: Natalie Poulin
  • Second Shooter Extraordinaire: Jessica Harris

Ali + Jon: The Sneak Peek

When I hung up the phone after my first booking appointment with Ali, I thought, "I think I just met my new best friend." That is the kind of person she is: warm and funny and SO easy to hang with. All the way through this process, from that first phone call, through touring the venue and trekking all over the property while the sky was spitting ice at us to scope out First Look possibilities, through her entire awesomely fun wedding day, that never changed, and Jon is a perfect quiet complement to all of Ali's spirited bubbliness (is that a word? It is now!). More on that day later, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek of their July 28th wedding!

The Details:

  • The Venue and Coordinator: York Harbor Inn; Cheyenne Wright (Cheyenne was AMAZING: her passion for her work clearly shows, AND she's so so awesome to work with. I can't say enough great things about how much we loved her! Greg was great, too: very professional and quick to make sure the small details were covered.)
  • The Florist: Flowers by the Sea, Patti Gregoire
  • The Cake Artist: Let Them Eat Cake, Gayle Forte
  • The Makeup/Hair Squad: Bliss Studio, Samantha Clark
  • The DJ: TM Productions, Ted Maher
  • The Chair Rental: Exeter Events and Tents, Makaylah Johnson
  • The Dress: Ve'Lace Bridal Shop, Designer: Eddy K.
  • Second Shooter Extraordinaire: Jessica Harris

 

Delani + Mitchell: The Wedding

I don't even know where to begin to explain what an incredible day Jess and I working with Delani and Mitchell. Large wedding parties are our forte, and with 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen to lead around, we were totally in our element. Jess had a blast taking the guys on a tour of Mitchell's childhood home, including the site of the treehouse he and his brother used to play in, and the toy train they used to ride on. Meanwhile, I was with the ladies, who were hilarious and fun and immediately made me one of their tribe for the day. But the best part of the entire day was bearing witness to the next chapter in the incredible love story that Delani and Mitchell have written together. Even the sudden showers, causing everything to have to be moved inside at the last minute, couldn't their joy. By the time Jess and I were photographing Mitchell and Delani making their vows to each other, we were crying along with everyone else because we felt like we'd known them forever. 

Check out their sneak peek below, and enjoy all the love from their day!

xoxo

Vendors of Awesomeness

  • Wedding Venue and Coordinator: Spring Hill Lodge, Mindy Angell (and I can't say enough about how kind, patient, and hard-working Mindy and the staff at Spring Hill were--and it's a GORGEOUS venue with tons of natural light!)
  • FloristDebbie Cary, Downeast Flowers & Gifts
  • Cake Artist: Sara Smith, 3 Sisters Bakery
  • DJDJ2Clapps, Ben Clapp
  • Makeup Artist: Regan Poirier
  • The Bride's Hair Artist: Linda Sprague, Statix Salon & Spa
  • The Bridesmaids' Hair Artist: Linda Sprague, Kalie Arthur, Danielle Pariseau, and Janelle Gray; Statix Salon & Spa
  • The Dress: Marry and Tux Bridal, designed by Essense of Australia
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
  • Tuxes: Tuxes and Suits With Style
  • Second Shooter Extraordinaire: Jessica Harris

Cheli + Rob: The Wedding

I can't explain just how excited I was to photograph Cheli and Rob's May wedding. First off, we're all friends; in fact, Cheli's stepmom is one of my closest friends, and after photographing Rob's two sisters' weddings, I was excited to complete "The Wareheim Trifecta". On top of that, Cheli was planning a boho-chic kind of theme, unlike anything else I had photographed before. Most of their wedding was accomplished with the help of friends and family, so there are no vendors to thank here, other than my Second Shooter Extraordinaire, Jessica Harris. But watching the day (and the rehearsal the evening prior) unfold through the loving efforts of so many people that really care for Cheli and Rob was incredible, and I'm so honored I was able to be one of those friends, too. 

Thanks, guys. <3

xoxo

Sydney: The Senior Session

After shooting Sydney's Senior Session this past Sunday at the fairytale Vaughn Woods in Hallowell, I've decided every Senior Session should include a best friend. Best friends help keep you pumped up, make you laugh, and remind you how beautiful you are--and that's exactly the kind of best friend Sydney has in Jessi, who guest stars in this blog. They also come in handy for carrying outfit changes, camera bags, and coolers. Oh, and Moms are awesome, too, and Abby was my favorite Mom yet--she made sure I was hydrated, bug free, and she even fixed my hair while I was shooting! Anyway, all that said, Syd was so much fun to work with, hilarious and sweet--enjoy her in all her gorgeousness.