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.
It's not often I get the chance to photograph a mama-to-be, but when I do I always leave the session so happy and excited. My friend Dana of Dana Bement Portraits is expecting a baby girl in t-21 days! She's in the home stretch! Lucky for me, Dana lives close by and we get to meet almost daily for a morning walk or just to visit and chat. It feels like every time I see her the anticipation to meet her daughter grows 10 fold. Getting to look at baby clothes, listen to possible baby names, and see her nursery come together gets me giddy. This little girl is so loved already. Dana had always dreamed of having her maternity pictures taken in the lupines and this timely little one fell right into her dream plan! We were able to sneak in a session at practically the peak of lupine season last month. We photographed on campus at the gardens and then quickly rushed over to Braeside where my favorite ever lupine patch is found. I shot there last year (here) and once again the spot didn't disappoint. The great locations combined with this gorgeous lady put hearts in my eyes. Throw in a flowing purple maternity dress and a flower crown and I'm done! The resulting photos are some of my favorites ever. Thank you Dana for giving me the chance to take them. I can't wait to meet this girl!
This past Fall I had the amazing opportunity to meet up with Christina and Nick for maternity photos! I knew Christina from - get this - ELEMENTARY school! We were in different grades but connected later in college through the UMaine dance program. We had a few great times together and when her and Nick were ready to start a family I was honored that she reached out to me for maternity photos! I love the chance to photograph an expecting family! The energy of two people growing their family is so fun to be around. We met up in Portland at Deering Oaks Park where we found plenty of foliage. Thanks for meeting up with me you two! Congratulations on your new addition!
I love the chance to do a maternity session! When the mama-to-be brings her family along it makes it all that much more special. Throw in the season of Christmas and some holiday cheer and I'm one happy photographer.Read More
Mary and Zachary's love started at the University of Maine. What better way to celebrate it then to return there for their engagement pictures! Our session also turned into a bit of a maternity session since we decided to highlight both of the amazing life events happening for them. I kept thinking, what an exciting time for them! I was thrilled to get to photograph them back at their college stomping grounds, which just happens to be a favorite spot of mine right down the street from my home. We first met at the University of Maine Ornamental gardens where there was an amazing crabapple tree in bloom. After, we went to the campus mall where the architecture is always fun to shoot with. Thanks for having me Mary and Zachary! Here are some of my favorites from our time together.