Maine Wedding Photographers

Maine Engagement Photographer/ Meranda and Nate

Engagement Photographers in Maine

Oh hey there BLOG! Yes! I have a blog- sometimes it’s easy to forget, but I love sharing here so I’m making an effort to remember :) Seeing as they just got married this past Saturday I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorites from Meranda and Nate’s engagement session. We took their engagement pictures last May in one of my favorite spots- the UMaine Ornamental Gardens. We hit it right at the peak of the spring blooms and you’ll see why it’s probably my favorite place ever to go for engagement pictures. The color alone is what brings me there daily during those two special and fast weeks where the blooms are just coming out after a muddy April.

The story of how I know these two is so fun to tell! I actual met Meranda in HIGH SCHOOL over 10 years ago. We were in separate grades but took photography 1 together and I remember having to take portraits with her as a class assignment! We each went on our own paths after high school and winded up working in the same school together a decade later. I worked in a Pre-K room with her husband (then fiancé) Mr. Nate (They try to make me call them by their real human names- Nate and Meranda instead of Mr. Nate and Ms. Meranda but I just CANNOT!). I’m so thrilled to not only have photographed their wedding but to now call them great friends of mine. More about the wedding later! For now here is a glimpse at their engagement session.

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Portland Maine City Hall Wedding/ Samara and Adam

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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!!! 

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Featured: Real Maine Weddings Blog

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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! 

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Lebanon Maine Wedding Photographer/ Jennie and Anthony

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I'm so happy to jump back into blogging the amazing weddings I was lucky enough to photograph in 2017! My first wedding in October was the rustic, fun, and happy wedding of Jennie and Tony! These two are the SWEETEST. Jennie owns her own day care center and made sure to incorporate the other love of her life, her students, in her wedding. It was so neat as a photographer to photograph not only Tony and Jennie's love that day, but to have all the kids there made for some meaningful photos. One of my favorites of the day is when Jennie decided to hop on the merry-go-round with them, wedding gown and all! 

It was also such a treat to return to my own hometown to photograph a wedding. I grew up in East Lebanon, Maine and never knew such a gorgeous wedding venue existed there. Belgian Meadow Farms is the sweetest place with lots of rustic details, and stunning property. It's a great option to host your wedding if you are looking to create an outdoor, farm theme. You can even opt to arrive at your ceremony in a horse drawn carriage with your wedding party with you! Which is exactly what Jennie opted for. Below are some of my favorites from the day. Thank you so much Jennie and Tony for having me there! I'm so happy to know you two. 

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Portland Maine Wedding Photographer/Nicole and Dan

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Nicole and Dan choose to have their wedding at the Portland Ocean Gateway and after three minutes of arriving I could tell why. The location can't be beat, you have views of the water and also a city/industrial feel, and the staff was overwhelmingly kind and helpful. Not to mention the giant wall of windows that gives great natural light for the earlier part of a reception. I loved getting to photograph the dances and toasts with so much light coming in! A few highlights of the day for me were getting to photograph Nicole with her family, bridesmaids and man of honor at a gorgeous airbnb with lots of character and neat spots to shoot the details in, the gorgeous ceremony spot by the water, all that natural light for dances and toasts, and taking their bride and groom portraits out on the deck with the Ocean Gateway behind them. It was such a treat to photograph such a great couple at a venue that was new to me. You wouldn't have to pull my arm to get me to shoot there again! Here are a few favorites from their wedding day! Congratulations again you two!

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Photographer: Cassandra Henri Photography

Venue: Portland Ocean Gateway

Wedding Coordinator: Olivia Vega