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.
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.
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.
I love doing surprise proposal photoshoots near Portland, Maine. And I love planning for them. I love getting the call from the groom-to-be and hatching a plan together that will totally catch the love of his life off guard and send her over the moon! And this one is seriously not lacking in brownie points.
Visions of trips to the beach, camping, exploring and enjoying the city all come to mind and have me excited for it. So to celebrate my warmer-weather feelings, I'm giving away some downloadable images which represent the warmth I am anticipating!
So many masterful vendors had pooled their vast resources and talents to put this together, and it was so awesome to see the extremely hard work and craft these folks do for each and every wedding, and the resulting stunning quality. I was all perfect for the venue's big debut.
Oh my goodness, I loved this wedding *swoon*!! Aside from all of the wonderful people I get to meet for my job (Danielle & Billy included, of course!), one of my favorite things about being a wedding videographer here in Maine is the places I get to see and visit. We found ourselves in the Boothbay Harbor area for the third week in the row this day, only this time, we started at the stunning St. Patrick's Church in New Castle, Maine (about a 30 minute drive from Boothbay).
I had such a blast with Ellie & Collin today running around Freeport, Maine. These cuties came all the way from Oklahoma for a trip home to celebrate with family, and I am so glad we were able to meet up. They were such troopers as we dashed from place to place, racing the sun and the cold in their classic Bean Boots and stylish pea coats.
It was a day all photographers and filmmakers dream of - a gently overcast sky, mild temperatures, and that famous New England autumn foliage for days. It was heavenly. Then pair that with the stunning rocky coastline lined with pines and foliage sure to make a Bob Ross painting faint with envy. It was perfect.