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Venue Highlight: Weddings at Josias River Farm

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 Weddings at Josias River Farm

In the past year I was introduced to so many new Maine wedding venues. Being a Maine Wedding Photographer means that I have the awesome opportunity to visit all sorts of unique and gorgeous places. It turned out that 80% of the weddings I photographed in 2016 were held at venues that I hadn't shot at before. It's opened my view of the Maine wedding industry even more and has been a great experience to get creative and challenge myself in different settings. To celebrate this and to share the venues I've now put under my belt to potential couples considering me for their wedding I decided to bring back my "Venue Highlight" series. 

 Josias River Farm Maine

The first venue from last season that I'd like to talk about is the Josias River Farm in Cape Neddick Maine. I photographed Rory and John's wedding there in September of 2016 and I was floored! Floored by the natural elements, the beauty, the helpful owners, and by a darling goat named Edna, she blew be away quite frankly. I'd like to introduce you to her... 

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and here she is again with the full bridal party...

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In addition to Edna, the grounds are stunning. Just look at the ceremony site! It's whimsical and set up to be easily functional for a wedding ceremony with dramatic arches and paths along to the arbor. The tree coverage is also ideal for shade in case your wedding is on a bright sunny day. Right by the ceremony area is an spot perfect for a tent where you and your guests can dine before heading to the barn for dancing. 

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Another plus to having your wedding at Josias River Farm is that it's very close to the coast! You can have a rustic, woodsy backdrop at the farm and then travel a little ways to get a nautical backdrop. For Rory and John's wedding we did just that and took their bridal portraits near marginal way in Ogunquit. 

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Another couple of perks to Josias River Farm- There is a farm house on site where you can wait and watch through windows as guests arrive, and the size of the barn is a good one to hold all your guests for dancing with a lofted area perfect for a photo booth and a built in bar. 

If you're looking for a rustic, fairy tale like setting in driving distance of the ocean then Josias River Farm is for you! I look forward to the day when I'll get to shoot there again.