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.
As we walked down the main path, I spotted a very small, unmarked path in the tree line as we started to look for areas with water. Being the daring adventurers we already were on this shoot, we decided to explore and see if there was anything worthwhile down that trail. And it did not disappoint.
I had mentioned previously that I hadn't had the opportunity to visit the Boothbay Harbor, Maine area yet, and Kyle and Emily's wedding was my chance. As my assistant and I took the trip, there were a lot of "ooo's and ahhh's" as the scenery came into view.
I knew this was going to be an awesome event based on the other professionals that were lined up to participate, and was blown away by the spectacular views in and surrounding the beautiful venue when I went for a visit before the event itself. Adjacent to the museum is a large function space, complete with deck perfect for cocktails and taking in the scenery.