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Alice in Wonderland themed Styled Shoot

 Maine Wedding Photographers

I get to work with pretty awesome people a lot. It's one of the perks of being a Maine wedding photographer. There's a ton of great talent in the industry and we like to create opportunities to collaborate on projects together. Maine also has amazing talent coming out all the time. When a past client of mine, Gwen, contacted me with a possible styled shoot idea, centered on her talent for design and event planning I was instantly hooked on the project. When we got to finally meet and I heard her idea for an Alice and Wonderland themed proposal, well I could have kissed her. Her vision and theme was right up my alley and 100% the aesthetic my photography and my brand align with. Gwen of Picture Perfect Proposal planned out an evening long proposal shoot at a private residence. The shoot started with a trail of hints and clues that correlated with story of Alice and led Megan to her beautiful dresses, tasty sweets, champagne, a romantic outdoor setting and an eventual bachelor on one knee! Thank you so much Picture Perfect Proposal for having me photograph your styled shoot!

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Blush Bridal and Formal in Bangor, ME dawned our model, Megan with two beautiful Alice inspired dresses. I love how different the two dresses were while still fitting our theme. We used a cute cocktail dress when shooting indoors and a light blue gown for outdoor portraits. Matthew's suit and hat were from Vintage Finery, Fashion, Costumes, and Bridal. They went with the theme perfectly.

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The macaroons and cake that you'll see later in this post were created by Cake Concoctions in Bangor, ME. I keep kicking myself because in the midst of post shooting happiness I forgot to try one! Every time I look at them in the images I want one. 

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Day's Jewelers lent us Megan's engagement ring, earrings, and necklace. I've had many brides work with them in the past so it was fun to get to highlight their stuff. Also these teacups- ring shot GOLD. 

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Our florals were from Fairwinds Florist in Blue Hill, Maine. I had gotten the opportunity to work with them for Stormi and Garret's wedding last year and twice now they have blown me away. I was in LOVE with the draping they did over the table and the little floral accents found everywhere. 

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The models were married couple, Megan and Matthew Janosco and they were hitting every pose I asked them. You'd never know this was their first round of professional modeling! 

Are you expecting to propose soon and need inspiration? Well if you couldn't tell through this blog post, I cannot say enough good things about Picture Perfect Proposal's work. 

Maine Wedding Vendors that contributed to this shoot: 

Event design: Picture Perfect Proposal

Photography: Cassandra Henri Photography

Dresses: Blush Bridal and Formal

Florals: Fairwinds Florist of Blue Hill

Baked Goods: Cake Concoctions

Jewelry: Day's Jewelers 

Models: Megan and Matthew Janosco 

Hair and Make up: Jaime Love StGermain Ivers

Styled Bridal Shoot/ French's Point, Stockton Springs

One of my favorite parts of my job is when the opportunity comes to be able to work with other creatives. A couple of weeks ago I got such an opportunity and I'm still riding the high from the experience. Two of my best photographer friends and I organized ourselves a stylized bridal shoot! We got to use the beautiful backdrop of French's Point in Stockton Springs, we had perfect florals from Morning Tide Garden, and the hair and make up genius of Dana Bement. Our models were two of my recent brides Torey and Mellisa who kindly gave their time and modeling skills to dawn their wedding gowns once again for some portraits. 

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We decided to go with two different looks for our brides, based off of the two different styles of wedding gowns they had. One was a classic bridal look and the other a more modern one. Dana did an amazing job of bringing the two ideas to life and paired with the different looks of the two bouquets we had our two perfect examples. 

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I cannot say enough good things about French's Point. The venue had gorgeous, well lit areas for us to get ready in as well as for portraits. Normally I don't select to shoot so many portraits indoors but the spaces and natural lighting were a photographers dream! The outside grounds were just as lovely too. It's right on the water and has fun little corners to shoot in like a tree with a really swing. Everything really came together and the result is one of my favorite shoots to date!

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It was such an awesome opportunity to bring such beautiful elements together and two work with others who love doing this as much as I do. Thanks to all that could join in!

Orono, Maine Portrait Photographer/ Seraphina

Last summer I had this kooky little idea to do a session inspired by Maine and Summer and this one crazy night I had with about a billion fire flies. I was so glad to be introduced to Seraphina who was more then up for the challenge. Going through this session again made me so excited for the summer to come and the sessions it will hold for CHP! Here are a few of my favorites from Seraphina and I's session. Thanks Seraphina for modeling for me! 

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Styled Shoot: Enchanted Garden Wedding

Almost a year ago my good friend Rebecca of Rebecca Richards Photography, and I put together a little styled bridal shoot. We got a few vendors and models to contribute their talents, put it all together and then went like kids in a candy store photographing it all. It was my first time being a part of something like this and I'm really proud of all the Maine talent we were able to pull together and of Rebecca and I for stepping out of our comfort zones and organizing it.

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Hair and Makeup: Taylor Dow

Florals: Hampden Floral

Dress: David's Bridal

Invitations: Jeni Bishop

Models: Caitlin Dutton and Jayme Cyr

Bridesmaid's Jewelry: Elise Marie DeSigns

Venue: Littlefield Gardens at the University of Maine