Maine wedding photographer, Cassandra Henri features Coolidge Family Farm, a wedding barn venue in her venue highlight series.Read More
I am so thrilled to share the wedding of Katy and Alex! They chose to get married at Caswell Farm in Gray, Maine. It was my first time at this fantastic venue and I hope to return again very soon! The quaint barn with the eclectic upper level, greenery and bistro lights was so fun to shoot in and around. Katy and Alex went with a dinosaur theme which was bright, colorful and fun. They had friends from all over in attendance, including a big portion of guests that traveled all the way from New York where Katy and Alex live. After hearing very moving speeches by a number of guests during the reception it was easy to understand why so many made the trip to be present at their special day. I had so many favorite parts of the day that it's hard to narrow them down, but the ceremony, bridal party portraits in front of the barn, our quick mini photo shoot in the barn, and the pinata are definitely up there. By the way I'm LOVING seeing pinatas at a few weddings this year. I'm hoping it's a trend that sticks! Thank you so much for having me there Katy and Alex! Here are a few favorites from the day.
It had rained a bit that morning, but stopped before pictures so when I saw this little sign I had to snap a pic.
Right before the ceremony I followed Katy and Alex, wondering what they were doing and found then in the upper level of the barn rehearsing their vows. insert heart eye emoji here.
and I caught them again having this sweet moment right before the ceremony. I think all couples should make sure to have a few moments alone on their wedding day. It helps give the two of you time to really take it all in as the day can go by so fast.
A little over a month ago I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kelsey and Stephen! This past December I had photographed their engagement session (one of my favorite holiday sessions- here!) and was so glad that I would be working with them again. They choose to get married at the Hilton Garden in Bangor Maine. I think this is the shortest distance I've ever driven to a wedding! I had never been there before and was delighted to find that their reception was being held in a gorgeous ballroom with stunning chandeliers. Their friends and family were so happy for them. After 8 years of being together everyone was delighted to finally celebrate these two. I had a few favorite parts of the day including the ceremony- the vows were on point, and our bride and groom portrait session outside in the greenery behind the hotel. Thank you so much for having me photograph your wedding Kelsey and Stephen! Congratulations XOXO.
Well what with Labor day all come and gone I guess it's time to accept it. Our gorgeous Maine summer is on it's way out. In lue of the monthly 'little things' that I never got around to posting these past few months I wanted to put together a little ode to summer with some of my favorite instagram moments from that wonderful season.
This lavender field should have a song written about her. She made a whole month of my summer complete. I went more than once and even ran into friends! Each time I could have stayed longer. It was the deepest breath of fresh air I've had in a long time and boy with the wedding season going strong I loved the short break of calm. I bought some lavender sugar from the stand they had and on a day when I decided absolutely no work was to be done I made these lavender chocolate cookies below. I know, it sounds odd, but really the lavender and chocolate went together very well.
Oh! Oh! I was a bridesmaid in a wedding! My dear friend Caitlin (whom you've seen on this blog here) got married to a wonderful man. Myself and her closest girlfriends got to be by her side for it and I was so happy to be included in that. The wedding was at Point Lookout in Northport, ME. As you can see above Urban Sugar Doughnuts was there and boy do I hope some of my weddings use them. They were ah-mazing!
and my world was perfect for those two hours. I've always hoped that Julian would want to dress as Harry Potter for Halloween one year, but he's a big believer that Halloween is for SCARY things and wouldn't have any part in it. Luckily Bangor had a Harry Potter Birthday Celebration for good ol' HP's birthday. We went in costume of course and thus my dreams became a reality.
We had one awesome fun packed day at Old Orchard Beach. Julian happens to be the perfect height for Palace Playland. He is short enough to ride the calmer kid rides and tall enough to do most of the big kid rides. I think that is such a glorious pocket of height in a childhood!
We spent our third fourth of July in a row in Bar Harbor Maine. It's hands down our favorite spot to visit in the summer and that town sure knows how to do an independence day celebration! There was a parade, seafood festival, and the most amazing fireworks show. I love going back every year and making new memories.
We picked all the fruit we possibly could! Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. It's an activity we all enjoy and we go every year. It's nice to look back at past photos we took at the same spot and see the growth of our family. I can't believe we're onto apples now!
Like always it was a busy and beautiful one and it's so hard to let go of! I hope you had a great summer as well and are ready for all the fun of fall!
And the season of engagement sessions is upon us! One of the many things I love about my job is the chance to photograph all different kinds of sessions. It's always nice to break a routine and switch things up. Between photographing weddings, families, seniors, and engagements I'm constantly doing just that. For my first engagement session of the summer I met up with Megan and Sean at Fort Foster in Kittery Maine. These two got engaged there not too long ago (they brought me to the exact proposal spot!) and it is one of their favorite places ever. Seriously- they knew every nook and cranny of the place and showed me around the area with great confidence. It was so neat to explore such a scenic place for the first time with two tour guides.
I loved so many things about this session. The new beautiful area, the ideal weather, and most of all- the tons of laughter I shared with these two. There wasn't a dull moment during our whole 1hr and 1/2 time together. As someone who believes a couple looks most in love when they are laughing together- getting to photograph Megan and Sean was like photography gold. I'm beyond thrilled that they chose me to be their photographer and that I'll get to photograph them again on their wedding day in September 2018 at the Dockside in York! Thank you two so much for choosing me. I'm so excited to a part of your story!
If you are considering having me take your engagement photos you can contact me here. With the summer closing out and the gorgeous new england foliage on the horizon I've put quite a few sessions on my calendar recently. To see more of my work in engagement photography you can view my portfolio here.