I don't think anything brings me more joy then when families choose to use me again and again for their photos. Popping in and such pivotal times in people's lives and seeing how they've grown and changed is so fun for me. Also catching up on life with them is really nice. This is the third time that the The Weitkamps have chosen me to take their family photos! The first was when Henry was just a little baby (here) and the second was when he was a toddler walking around the farm (here). They just this summer welcomed baby Cellissa to the clan! Don't they look great as a family of four!? She was such a great sport through her first official photo shoot and even cracked a smile for us a couple of times.
For their family photos this year they wanted something near the ocean with rocky coastline. I reached out to a few of my photographer friends of mine to try and find the closest spot that fit their vision. We decided on Curtis Cove in Blue Hill, Maine. Just about an hour from Bangor, Curtis Cove is a a gorgeous and secluded little nook of Maine ocean. The tide worked so well with us and we were able to get some great photos on the rocks and then go out comfortably to the shore line for Henry to through rocks in. Matt has quite the wealth of knowledge when it comes to marine life and we were able to discover sea glass, algae, and moon snails while exploring the beach. There was also a small farm nearby that we could see cows grazing in. This was really fun for Henry to watch and at the end of the evening we bid ado to them before hoping in our cars and heading out.
I love how Henry posed himself here? Hand to cheek and resting on his mama.
Gwen always does a great job of styling the family photo outfits. I love the colors that she brought together this year. It's no surprise that her great taste has lead her to a career in wedding planning, day of coordination, and event design. I worked with her on a shoot styled that she organized (here) and was floored at what this girl brought together! She really is so good at what she does! Need help planning a proposal? Want a day of coordinator? Want her to take care of the whole event from planning to execution!? She does it it all. She's one of the vendors that I'd recommend over and over again. Her website is Picture Perfect Proposal and you should definitely check her out if you're looking for help in the planning process.
Thank you so much Weitkamps for keeping me around! It's always so fun.