Maine wedding photographer, Cassandra Henri shares images from the nuptials of Ali and Rob at the Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine.Read More
If my 2018 wedding season is anything like my first wedding of the year then it's going to be one amazing year. I was so excited when Samara emailed me in January looking for a photographer for her and Adam's wedding in February. When I found out that they were marrying at one of my all time favorite backdrops- Portland City Hall, I just about jumped out of my seat. I've always loved the architecture of Portland City Hall but had never had the opportunity to go inside and photograph with it's gorgeous staircase. Often times when I shoot there the building is locked since it's only open during regular business hours. It was such a treat to get to use the whole place! They have started offering weekend wedding spots making it an amazing option for a ceremony site in Portland, Maine.
And it somehow gets even better- Samara and Adam decided to do the gender reveal of their baby at the wedding as well. Love, beautiful surroundings and people, AND babies. It's an understatement to say that I felt like one lucky photographer that day. Thank you so much Samara and Adam for having me photograph your wedding. Getting to start 2018 with your special day was an amazing way to kick things off. Congratulations!!!
I have some pretty exciting news to share today! A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the editor of Real Maine Weddings magazine and asked to be featured on their blog! I was so pumped. I've always been grateful about having such an awesome publication that exclusively supports the Maine wedding industry. Of course I wanted to be featured on their blog! I was sent a list of questions that addressed both my own personal journey in photography and advice for couples planning their wedding. I was also asked to submit fifteen images for them to put with the post. I had a blast going through my archives and finding images that I feel best show what I aim for in my work- happy, fun, and real moments (and some pretty details too!). To see the full interview click on over HERE ! And as always thanks for coming along on my journey and letting me pop in and photograph yours!
Nothing beats a summer trip to Acadia! I'm always so happy to meet with families while they are vacationing in Bar Harbor for some family photos. I got to meet with the Khot family a couple of weeks ago. I loved their energy and with two young boys there was a lot! I welcome it because I think high energy makes for great candid photos. We decided to meet at Sand Beach as I've recently fell in love with the lighting and versatility of backdrops in that spot. I know the sun's routine there like the back of my hand! Thank you so much Khot family for spending some time with me on your vacation!
Now for my absolute favorite post of the year (or last year ;) ). Before we get any deeper into 2018 I need to take a moment to reflect on how amazing 2017 was for me and my business. Every year I feel like I grow and last year I felt like I shot up! And not just in my photography, but in my sense of business, in my personal life, in my general approach to most things. It was a year of growth for sure and getting to look back makes me appreciate the journey! In 2017 I shot my first destination wedding in Puerto Rico! I met so many awesome families that welcomed me and gave me the confidence to really do my own thing. Every wedding I've photographed I've walked away remembering how much I love doing what I do. I shot at new venues, new locations, and took more risks. I owe a huge debt of gratitude for the couples that went on these adventures with me. So without further ado here are my favorite images from my 2017 wedding season. Thank you so much for having me along CHP couples! It was a dream year.