OH I LOVE the pictures we got from Ashley and Nick's engagement session! They chose to have their photos done right down the street from their home at the Martindale Golf Club in Auburn Maine. They decided on having me be their wedding photographer after I photographed a whole slew of people whom they knew (Elyse and Kevin, Katelyn and Mike, Gina and Harry to name a few!). She told me that she figured if 5 different people that she alone knew went with me as their wedding photographer, well then I must be good! I'm so glad she came to that conclusion and that I have her and Nick's wedding at the New England Outdoor Adventure Center on my calendar for 2018! I photographed Whitney and Chris's wedding (here) there last year and LOVED the venue. So many natural elements and that view of Katahdin can't be beat! I'm happy to spend the winter looking forward to seeing them at their wedding next June. Thank you so much for choosing me Ashley and Nick! Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session.
I'm so happy to share another one of my amazing couples whose wedding I get the honor of photographing! I have Victoria and Ben's wedding for October 2018 on my calendar and I couldn't be more excited for it. I met Victoria quite a few years ago through our college sorority, Delta Zeta. She was a natural leader and is even recognized in the chapter with an award that's given to current members in her name. When she contacted me looking for a wedding photographer I was so excited. They will be getting married at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland Maine. It will be a new venue for me, which I love. It's always nice to see more of Maine's amazing wedding venues. Also, the venue is stunning.
For their engagement session they decided to have their pictures taken at Dunegrass Golf Course in Old Orchard, Maine. It was one of the places they scouted as a wedding venue. While they didn't end up going with it they always thought it was a beautiful place. I couldn't agree more! We got to zip all over the place in a golf cart driven by Ben- thank you Ben! (I don't have the best history with them). Riding around all the holes, it was hard to pick where to best use our shooting time. Every little corner was so pretty and included either water, a bridge, or amazing light. I'm so happy with the decisions we made though and the resulting photos! Thank you so much for choosing me as your photographer Victoria and Ben! Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session.
We had the best October! I hope you did too. I think October is shaping up to be my favorite month. Yes, probably just like everyone else, but I really came to appreciate it this year. I got to photograph many sessions and two weddings last month, so I felt like I made the most of it and all it's gorgeous colors. I never paid so much attention to the foliage before I became a photographer. Now I watch it like a hawk and love taking it all in while it's here. So! What were we up to!?...
I love our library and this past summer I just didn't get there enough. They host so many great events in addition to all the books and resources they offer. Julian and I have started going back (after I paid a hefty late fee ::embarrassed emoji::). This boy laughed SO HARD at the book he got above. I finally got my hands on Jodi Picoult's latest, "Small Great Things" and with the winding down of the season have enjoyed being able to sit and read.
Like I said, I was fortunate enough to photograph many sessions in October (here and here) A few of them were the engagement session of couples whose weddings I will be photographing next year. Victoria and Ben above are one of them which I'll be blogging soon! Finishing out the season getting to meet and work with my couples for next year gets me really pumped!
Earlier this month my niece, baby Cassandra came for a visit and for her first ever over night away from her own home! She adjusted easily to a new setting and her and Julian had a blast playing, watching movies, and carving pumpkins! I love the pictures I took of them while carving. Cassandra really knows how to pose for a camera. That might be because I've had one in her face ever since she was born.. She was determined to have a small and happy pumpkin. Julian wanted a scary one that wasn't smiling but in the carving kit we got everything smiled. He settled for a creepy grimace. The next day baby Cassandra had to take that jack-o-lantern of hers everywhere! To the post office, to the gym pool, to the store... her and that pumpkin were inseparable.
I had been searching for a good apple cider recipe because every year it feels like we pick so many and can't use them all up. This slow cooker apple cider recipe was great! I love the effortlessness of using a slow cooker and it made the house smell amazing! We opted to not add caramel and it was still delicious.
And then of course we have the height of October activities- HALLOWEEN. My town does a great job of organizing a town trick or treat with all the downtown businesses getting involved and a trunk or treat for other organizations to get in on the action. Julian had known he'd be a mummy since Halloween last year. He believes that Halloween is only for scary things and rolls his eyes at any cute family themed costumes I think of, because I'm clearly missing the whole point. He did make one very cute mummy though so it was a win-win. My mother made his costume out of his old karate gi. She is so good at sewing! She came out with us for the night an dressed in a matching outfit, also made by her and went as a Grandmummy.
I hope you are enjoying the last of this semi-warm weather. Now onto the turkey!
ps- my 2018 season is filling up! I'm about halfway booked with weddings and would love to hear from you if you are considering me to be your wedding photographer :). You can find all my info and contact me here.
I love it when my couples are up for anything! Wether it be interesting locations, unique activities, OR inclement weather- all of those things help create photos that are unique to you! Danielle, Adam, and I were supposed to meet on a Sunday on Mackworth Island off of Falmouth Maine. I had seen that the weather wasn't looking ideal a few days prior but we decided we'd wait and keep an eye on it. Weather in Maine changes constantly and you almost seems like you can't trust it until the morning of. The day of our session came and things still weren't looking good so we made a plan to meet earlier and try and beat the potential thunder and lightning predicted for later that day. While we didn't get any lighting we did get a steady downpour. I was so happy that these two still wanted to get out even for just a few shots. They had planned for it, looked great, and were more then flexible with the rain. I had my trusty clear umbrella that I always bring and I love the shots we got with it! Rain really adds some romance to a shoot and having to be underneath an umbrella and in constant close proximity of one another makes a couple real cozy real quick! We realized we'd both be in Orono Maine the following weekend for the University of Maine's homecoming. I live there and they would be traveling up for the festivities. I knew the foliage would be at peak and offered to take some shots up there as well. This way they'd get a full engagement session instead of just the 15 minutes we had on Mackworth island. In the end I don't think it could have turned out any better. We got romantic rainy photos on the island and fun bright ones with the gorgeous foliage on the UMaine campus, which is where these two met. Thank you so much Danielle and Adam for being so flexible and willing to brave the elements with me. I cannot wait for your wedding next year at Sugarloaf! Below are a few of my favorites from our two mini sessions together.
YAY! Time to share Allison and Josh's wedding! Last year when I photographed their engagement session (here) I loved listening to all their ideas for their big day. It was such a joy to see it all come together! They decided to get married at the Mayo Street Arts Center in Portland Maine. It was neat to photograph a wedding in an actual theater! The lighting couldn't have worked better for me. We then went to Portland City Hall and Wharf Street for bridal party photos before starting the celebration at Ri Ras. Ri Ras is a great place to host a wedding! Great food, beautiful view, and very eclectic decorations. Thank you so much for having me there Allison and Josh and for being such great people! Congratulations!