A few months back I got the pleasure of photographing Owen’s senior portraits. Owen was such an easy and agreeable senior! Up for anything and so pleasant. We went to Curtis Cove in Blue Hill after he expressed that he’d like them taken by the water. I’d say it’s the closest spot to Bangor to get a pretty set up of the Maine’ coast. He’s interested in marine biology so it was pretty fitting as well as gorgeous. Thank you so much Owen for being so great and having me take your Senior pictures. Good luck in the next year!
All the photos in this post were taken by the lovely Taylor of TDow Photography
A happy NEW YEAR TO YOU! I’ve always been a sap for New Years. I love the chance to reflect on the past and plan for the future. I’m a huge fan of resolutions, goals and yearly-words. 2018 was a year of growth! We were tried and tested in 2018. We dealt with struggles that I never anticipated, but I’m happy to say though that as of 12/31/2018 those trials have come to a close and we are better than ever after the growth they brought.
In 2018 we also had so many celebrations
My business grew exponentially this past year. It was the best year yet for my business and I shot a record number of weddings and sessions for Cassandra Henri Photography. If I wasn’t photographing my own weddings I was second shooting for TDow Photography. Learning from her and the experiences gained from being her assistant was HUGE. She also took these sweet photos of Julian and I in December. I’ll never be able to thank her enough for capturing these pictures for us.
I WENT TO LONDON AND PARIS with two of my best gal friends who also happen to be Maine wedding photographers. An experience that I have millions of photos to go through and put on here soon.
Onto 2019! 2019- we have some PLANS for you. Derek and I will finally celebrate our 10 year union with a wedding! Yes I’ll be on the other side now and I’m very excited to share that journey on here. I’ve learned so much from my couples about the process. It’s made planning so far pretty seamless. In addition to that big personal event I plan to continue to grow professionally with another amazing season lined up and some new projects on the horizon.
SO thank you so much for an amazing 2018. I think often about how I wouldn’t have these new hopes and plans and dreams if I hadn’t been so supported in my initial dream- to be a wedding photographer. I’ll forever me grateful for that! Here’s to 2019. I know it’s gonna be a great one!
I so enjoy taking the “off” season to go back through the summer and fall prior and blog all my amazing sessions and weddings. As 2018 comes to a close it’s the perfect time to go through and reflect. This was my last official session in Acadia National Park and wow did I feel like I went out with a bang. The scenery, colors and lighting meshed so well for my session with Erin and Jake who were in Bar Harbor celebrating an anniversary and a baby on the way! We hit both Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain at just the right point in fall foliage. We also hit it on a very high tourist day but found parking effortlessly- and that’s a gift from something else ;) Thank you so much Erin and Jake for having me take these photos. It was so hard to pick my top ones to share here and that’s always a sign of a great session. Here are some of my favorites from our time in Acadia National Park.
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Me and mine sure did. I got to spend the day inside cooking and staring at these sweet faces. I’ve decided that I will fight to host my family Thanksgiving ever year now since I realized if I host, I never have to leave my home and this past Thursday was deemed “The coldest Thanksgiving EVER”. Yeah. NO Thank you.
I thought it would be fun to take pictures of all the kids next to a sign saying what they were thankful for. We went with the first answer each gave and it was so awesome to hear their answers. Julian’s especially just about killed me.
I have so much to be thankful for this year. This Thanksgiving day post I wrote years ago still rings true for me today. I’m continually inspired by the support myself and my business has gotten to dream bigger. It takes a leap of faith to quite your job and pursue your passion and I’m so thankful that I landed. That combined with the amazing things 2018 has brought us makes me almost embarrassed by all the good fortune. More of my family moved to our area so I get to see them a lot more often, Derek got a new job with better hours so he can be home at night with us, I went to PARIS and LONDON with two amazing girlfriends… the list is endless but those are the big highlights! I can’t wait to see what the next 365 days bring. We’re on a roll!
And now it’s time to share Molly and Mike’s wedding day! What a treat to get to travel down to Boston, see these two and then shoot their special day at Harvard University. I’ll check that off my wedding dream bucket list! The campus was a perfect spot for a wedding. They got to use dorm rooms as getting ready spaces and all the neat architecture and close proximity to the Boston skyline and bridges made for great spots for portraits. It also felt like a mini reunion with some of the bridal party and guest list being similar to the wedding of Nicole and Dan’s last year. Molly had been a bridesmaid in Nicole’s wedding so I got to see her and Mike there too. Can’t wait for the next person from that group to get married and hopefully do it all again :). To say that I felt lucky to be chosen as their wedding photographer is an understatement. Thank you Molly and Mike a million times over for picking me! Here are a few favorites from their day!