I couldn't leave the session without getting a feel for the birthday boy's sense of humor when he asked if my camera was a birthday present for him! Too much fun - no wonder his family wanted to do something so special for him - what a character!
Our adventure started in Biddeford Pool, and ended on Casco Bay, with the ceremony and super fun celebration party on board the ship!
Ben had a few ideas for a location picked out for this special moment to happen, and he finally settled on the perfect spot - the little beach where his grandfather had taken him as a boy to skip rocks while on vacation in Maine. He had made plans with Mary B. to have dinner later in the evening at a lovely restaurant there in Kennebunk, while on their vacation here from back west
Sneak Peek! Leif + Rose's Portland Head Light Surprise Engagement Photography | Maine Proposal Photographers
What a beautiful day it was today! The sun was shining. White, puffy clouds passed in and out over a brilliant blue sky. The hot summer air was cooled with a steady, cool ocean breeze. Just the most amazing backdrop today for Leif + Rose's surprise engagement at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth Maine!
Wow, what an incredible evening last night! Ben and Mary got engaged last night on a little rocky beach very close to Ben's heart. It was so wonderful meeting these two, and capturing this amazing moment for them!
Sometimes it isn't easy putting yourself out there and being vulnerable in front of a camera like this, but Alise absolutely rocked it for our shoot!
And this day, the fog was thick and heavy, making the allure and mystery that much stronger for this curious soul. It's definitely like something you would see in a movie. As I came to the entrance of the lonely road, I was overjoyed to finally make the drive ahead into the unknown.
Khrystyna + Chris' Portland Head Light Surprise Proposal Photography | Engagement Photographer in Portland Maine
I texted Chris to let him know I was in position, but that there were quite a few people milling around the very spot where things were to be taking place. So I kicked into crowd control mode and started (politely) informing the visitors of what was going to take place, and so they cleared out. Then came another group.
I've never been on a sailboat before, let alone shot photos on one, so this was an amazing first for me, and definitely something I am looking forward to doing again! Enjoy this sneak peek of our nautical adventures tonight on Casco Bay!
This wonderful photoshoot at The Barn at The Kennebunks has been almost a year in the making. It has truly been a labor of love for me from conception to end. So many wonderfully talented Maine vendors came on board for this project, and just knocked it out of the park - I am so incredibly grateful for each and every one of them.
The Whole Story - Bill + Sarah's Surprise Engagement Day | Portland Maine Surprise Proposal Photography
Once inside, a few of Sarah's co-worker teachers and staff got the kids' attention to reveal the secret to them: their beloved teacher was going to "get proposed to" as one of the kids adorably phrased it, and they were going to help! As soon as they heard, they all just about jumped out of their seats with excitement, eyes glowing, and huge, beaming smiles.
Sneak Peek! Stewart & Angela's Mackworth Island Proposal Photo Shoot | Proposal Photographer Portland Maine
So many things on this adventure - thick fog, fairy houses, a snake...this was a seriously cool place for a proposal, and the island had so much to offer!
Sneak Peek! Chris & Khrystyna's Ft. Williams Surprise Proposal | Portland Maine Proposal Photographers
Yesterday's weather was absolutely perfect - just the right amount of sun and heat. Just the right amount of humidity, and just the right amount of clouds....until about 2 hours before Chris & Khrystyna's surprise proposal when it started to downpour!
Double Take! Another Sneak Peek - Sarah & Bill's Post-Proposal + Family Session | Photographers In Portland Maine
It's not often we have a double sneak peek here! But, with all of the commotion of school letting out for the summer, things were understandably busy for Sarah after she and Bill got engaged! So, Bill's mom, Barb, arranged to have a family photoshoot, as well as some additional photos for Bill and Sarah. And the results are just amazing.
This was such a sweet and emotional proposal! It took place earlier today in Sara's classroom, where she works (she's a teacher), and there were no shortage of tears!
Sometimes as a creative, you have to get...well...creative. This adventure all started Lauren, owner of Fiddleheads Flowers & Vintage Chic Gifts, contacted me in a bit of a pickle. She had two beautiful wedding bouquets and a centerpiece she had created for a beach themed styled shoot, and due to inclement weather, the shoot was canceled last minute. Lauren was really hoping for professional photos of the beautiful pieces she had made and decided to reach out to me to see if I could take some photos for her instead.
This shoot was a big reminder of how awesome the city of Portland, Maine is - as Nancy and I were shooting, countless strangers stopped as they were passing by to congratulate Nancy on her accomplishment, in the warmest and friendliest Mainer way. The spring weather was so pleasantly mild, just how you would imagine the perfect day to be.
You know when someone is deeply in love when he contacts you for proposal photography and plans a full day with driving 4 hours one way just for the big moment. It's something I don't take lightly on my end, and it's an honor to even be considered in capturing it. Jordan contacted me with the wonderful story of how he and Chelsie were neighbors when they were little, then she moved away for several years. They reconnected when she moved back in Jr. High, and they have been inseparable ever since.
Oh my goodness I had such a blast with these two today. So many adventures. I won't give too much away, but it definitely involved rock climbing in flats, wind, and a misbehaving ocean. I am so excited about this sneak peek from Jordan & Chelsie's proposal today.
Our Poor, Confused Weather - Harmon's Floral Company 2017 Spring Line | Wedding Photographers Portland Maine
This was such a fun shoot, not only because the arrangements made the entire studio smell AMAZING, but there was also some behind the scenes silliness at hand. To mix things up, we browsed through storage and dragged out an ENORMOUS, old, weathered door that used to hang somewhere in the old building and used it as a backdrop. That's the thing with old Portland buildings - there is no lack of anything of vintage character. SO awesome.