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Maine Wedding Photography
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!
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.
Another "pinch me" moment in the books. Last October I photographed Anu and Tahira's proposal in Acadia National Park. A few weeks ago they contacted me again in the hopes of scheduling a last minute pre-wedding shoot in the same park in more traditional attire to use as photos at their wedding this coming August. I don't think I've ever said yes to a 2:30am wake up call quicker! Yes of course! Lets do it five times. It sounded like a dream. Not only to be able to photograph a happy couple in such a beautiful setting, but to see these two again after having such a great time with them this past fall. We met at the top of Cadillac Mountain to catch the sunrise scheduled for 4:48. We started shooting at about 4:30 when all the colors started to appear and let me tell you- Cadillac at sunrise is always a good idea. After we shot there for a bit we headed over to Otter Cliffs and then Eagle Lake. I'm over-the-moon happy with the results. Thank you so much for having me be your photographer Any and Tahira! All my best!
I would say about half of my couples opt to have an engagement session photographed prior to their wedding day. While I know some people are looking at the different packages I offer and considering adding one I thought it might be beneficial to write a post on why couples do select to have an engagement session.
to get more out of your wedding photography package.
When a couple selects to have me cover their wedding and adds on an engagement session they get it at a special rate. It's a great way to add so much to your wedding package at not a large cost. To learn more about my pricing visit my pricing page here.
It's a great way to practice working together before the big day
An engagement session can be thought of as a practice session before the big show! You'll get a taste for how I pose, shoot, and work and I'll get an idea of what makes the two of you feel most comfortable. When we both have a feel for how the other works things flow better at the wedding when we will have less time to get the shots.
Save the Dates!
Many of my couples use their engagement photos as Save the Dates to send out prior to a formal wedding invitation. I love receiving them in the mail. They are a great way to get guests excited and to get them to start planning on the logistics of attending your wedding.
To put up at the wedding.
I've seen quite a few couples use their engagement photos as decorations around their wedding reception. It's a visible way to tie your story together for your guests and is a great choice of decoration to spend money on as you'll definitely want to keep them and put them up in your home after.
Another paper good I've seen couples turn their engagement photos into is guest books! It's fun for the guests to get to browse through while thinking of their note to write. I think it also turns your guestbook into something you're more likely to have presented at your home later and thus get more use out of.
another opportunity for photos
This is rather obvious, but I don't think people really take the time to consider it. The instances in life where having your pictures professional taken are appropriate, become less and less. After your senior photos there aren't many other points where anyone looks around and thinks "we need a photographer for this". Besides the wedding and the occasional family shoot someone might organize, engagement pictures might be one of the few chances to actually get you and your partner's photos professionally taken. And what better time to do it? When you are happy, excited, and looking straight into the future with your life partner?