I love helping future fiancés-to-be plan their surprise proposals in Kennebunkport, Maine. And I love being a part of the surprise itself when I photograph them. Whenever I photograph them, I usually am able to blend into the scenery so as not to spoil the surprise, but I’ve never had to put on my stealth mode so far like this one! This time, I got to be extra sneaky and play the role of sailing crew on a sailboat! I got the t-shirt and everything. Ryan and I put together a plan that I would pretend to be part of the crew on the Pineapple Ketch, a lovely charter sail boat that docks at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Neil and texted back and forth all day to coordinate his proposal to Tayla. We had a slick plan for me to pick up the ring which he left with the front desk staff, and give it to him at the location so as not to tip her off with a big ring box in his pocket.
Oh my heart! I was just with the cutest couple today! Jay & Richa were just engaged at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine today! We really lucked out with the weather for their special moment, and it just started to sprinkle right after she said YES. We quickly found some shelter from the drizzle from a nearby, blossoming apple tree (*swoon*), and a few more spots with the famous lighthouse in the background before it started really coming down.
The weather was perfection as the wedding began at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in downtown Portland, followed by the reception at the lovely Westin hotel, also downtown. I couldn’t have asked for things to go more smoothly, and these two rocked it out (though, that wasn’t a surprise at all!)!
It was truly an honor to be there when these two got engaged, and to be there on their wedding day! Toni looked like a princess in her stunning and flowing gown, romantic hair, and even down to her amazing nails! The entire day felt like I had stepped into a fairy tale.
Lucky for us Ft. Williams Park has more than one or two backdrops to choose from, and the early spring landscaping made for beautiful and detailed scenes that just aren’t available any other time of the year. Taking a long walk around the park’s walking paths, climbing hills and scaling cliffs didn’t deter them as they excitedly explored cliffside goat trails and hidden paths of the park with me. These two adventurers were total champs during their shoot, and so easy to work with! I can’t wait for their wedding in the Fall!
The weather may have been a little chilly, but that did not dampen any spirits and everything went smooth as butter. We started off the day with their first look on the docks of the marina next to the venue, and my was it just breathtaking! The skyline of Portland across the bay plus the boats in the marina lent to that most amazing nautical “Maine” feeling you really can’t get anywhere else.
This was such a fun and unique ceremony, and I just loved the vibe these two had with their flannel shirts and hiking shoes, and even more so their sense of adventure! The night before, they had been camping up in Acadia National Park, folioing a long road/camping trip to Maine. Even though they are from out of state, I feel like they encapsulated the Maine spirit 100% with their true appreciation of the outdoors and the natural beauty of our surroundings, and their spirit of adventure.
The light was glowy and soft, there were gorgeous lake and mountain views, and just about everything you could hope for, was Top it all off with a spectacular sunset against the mountains and lake, and it was perfection.
Tyler and I had planned his surprise proposal to Savannah at Kettle Cove together and I couldn’t wait for the big day! When it finally came, the sky was nice and blue. Then, on my drive there as I got deeper into Cape Elizabeth, there suddenly was a thick wall of fog! It was the craziest thing ever! We’re talking super thick-as-pea-soup fog. It was nice and warm though, so it really was quite enjoyable and fun!
Diana looked amazing, Bayard was happy because he hooked a fish before the ceremony (he is an avid fisherman), and Maddie, their precious pup happily played the role of flower girl. You know I love a fuzzy flower girl or ring bearer!! What more could you want for a Maine camp wedding?? Their day was truly “them” and had all of the elements that showed their personalities, it was just wonderful.
It was the perfect summer day for Alyssa & Derek’s wedding at The View Point Hotel in York, Maine. It was everything you would imagine a coastal Maine wedding to be, including a seaside ceremony with direct views of the Nubble Lighthouse.
It's not every Friday evening that I get to spend waterside at one of Maine's amazing lakes, but when I do, I take it in as much as possible! I had a wonderful time with Diana and Bayard this evening along with their sweet, sweet pup Maddie (and Diana's wonderful mom, too!). These two absolutely love to fish and wanted to have that theme incorporated into their session.