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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.