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Luke and Laura’s long-awaited March wedding in Maine was a treat for all involved!

I met up with the women getting ready at the Grand Jordan at Sunday River, where Laura’s mother and great aunt, as well as the couple’s baby daughter were on the scene.

We moved down to the Glen House, aka: bridal party central. Luke and the guys got organized there, along with the couple’s toddler son.

The day was gorgeous!

The deck connecting the Grand Jordan Hotel to the slopes of Sunday River was the perfect location for a Maine winter wedding. The chilly temperatures gave the bride her reason to wear her beloved Buffalo Plaid, a detail that made the whole day come together.

The reception was rocking, even if one or two of the younger set pooped out before the music stopped spinning.

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Ellen and Elliot hosted a phenomenal New Year’s Eve Maine wedding at the Portland Company.

While the women were getting ready at Ellen’s parents’ home, the guys were at a hotel having pillow fights. you know, as guys do.

At the Portland Company, the entire celebration was held in the single location. Very detail was meticulously attended to by Craig’s team at Churchill Events. As the Father of the bride mentioned in his toast to everyone – “In Craig we trust” – everything ran like a clock!

The dancing was fantastic and the midnight countdown to crazy hats and little horns was a sight to behold!

It was such a memorable fun evening! Many more photos to come next week over on our Facebook page!

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I met Chris and Emi for the first time on their wedding day, as I do with many of my clients, chatting by phone, Skype and email in the months leading up to the big day. I suspect that they found the wedding planning a little overwhelming, although the day ran like clockwork.

This was a somewhat small wedding, with under forty guests, many flying in from California and Europe, and even a couple from Asia. There was also a small but vocal Maine contingent, as Chris was raised in Lewiston.

There was a fun metropolitan California gay vibe overlaid on a down-home rustic Maine sensibility. It was incredible how these two divergent cultures melded for the weekend. After a day of playing very competitive gamers, the crew partied into the night.

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Kyla and Darren, two snow lovers at heart, decided to recreate their first big date for their wedding. A ski trip and a hockey game!

We all met at the Artist’s Covered Bridge in Newry where Ellie held a very beautiful ceremony. We were one witness short, so we trundled up at Sunday River and got a passerby to witness the paperwork. Then it was onto the Chondola for a ride to the top for some portraits and fun.

It was a chilly day, but Kyla (a hearty Canadian) was more than happy to shed her ski parka for photos! Here is a girl after my own heart!

I had so much fun with the two of you! Many happy ski trips (and hockey games) to you both!

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Sara and Anthony got married at my happy place – Sunday River.

The day was incredible- the visuals were out of this world. While both of them are avid outdoors people and knew they wanted to get married outside, a tiny part of Sara had always envisioned walking up to the doors of her wedding and stepping through them to see all of her guests, and Anthony. So what doe s good groom do? He builds a doorway and a a door.

And yes, she had ALWAYS envisioned it. Sara had her eye on Anthony from the get go. When the two of them were in grade school together they “went out”. In fact, Sara’s sister, being the good sister that she is, managed to unearth a letter sent by Sara to Anthony and, again, good sister that she is, read it in her speech to the happy couple.

Allow me to quote from it here:

Dear Anthony,

Will you go out with me? I really like you. I don’t want to go on a date or anything, just meet you at the Village Store or something.

It goes on, in detail and ends with a non-obeyed request:

P.S. Don’t show this to anyone, not even your Mom.

<3 <3 <3 Check out even more photos for this Sunday River Wedding on my Facebook page!

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Judy and Cliff had their wedding at the beautiful Black Point Inn in Scarborough, Maine. A very close friend of Judy’s is a wedding photographer and she wanted to gift the photography of the wedding to her dear friend but did not want to miss the all the fun at the reception. So Cliff and Judy called me up and I was delighted to shoot all the raucous celebrating.
I’ve seen a lot of partying, in my days as a wedding photographer, and these two were no exception. They got down, got up and got down all over again!
Dave Dionne, of Dionne Entertainment, was on hand to keep the party rolling. I especially adore it whenever ‘tweens petition the DJ for whatever hot tune is popular at the moment, and I’ve included a shot of that here. It’s my absolute fav!
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I have been a member of The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) since 2007. It is a prestigious juried organization of the best Wedding Photojournalists in the world and I am honored to once again be recognized for one of my images from last summer.

This image is from Eileen and Mark’s wedding, when Mark was peeking in at one of Eileen’s daughters, a bridesmaid, as his bride was getting ready. I love this image so much as it shows the personalities of both people as well as the personality of the wedding itself!

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I awake like a coming out of a dream. I am facing the day of by far the largest day of shooting of my life, and I am falling into my routines with great ease. I am so grateful that I have built up very specific habits over the past eight years of shooting wedding. Every bag is packed precisely, I can grab for batteries and lenses without even thinking. The car is loaded with forensic care.
I am at almost 100%. As I, myself, am getting ready, I can’t find the pants I had long-ago designated as the pants I want to wear to shoot this day. I realize I have been thinking of them as my lucky pants. It is incredible how much this irks me. I am distracted by my (perfectly fine) pants until about noon, when I finally forget about it.
Photographing the getting ready with Tara is remarkably like any other wedding I have ever shot.This is the last time I say this that day.
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But that didn’t mean I was going to miss out on any Bethel goodness! I took on this assignment to get the recognition in the Real Maine Wedding magazine, sure, but I also wanted to strengthen my relationships with the vendors in my town.

A day shooting at Sunday River and Pooh Corner Farm was relaxing, and fun. It was great to be on the mountainside and outside at a farm on a gorgeous summer day. It was a calm lazy day. Zero drama. Tara and Trevor are so laid back and easy going. It was like they were custom picked for the role. Oh yeah, I guess they were.

Meanwhile, Carol Savage, my cohort in all of this madness, was also out shooting vendors . Since she had missed a bunch of the early shoots due to being in Florida (break my heart, Carol) she was kind enough to volunteer to shoot the vendor party. It was awesome to actually GO to a vendor party! I am usually photographing these events. I indulged in couple glasses of bubbly and some cat-talk with the ladies.

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Although I have a home in Bethel, I have lived in Phippsburg for the past five summers. When the time came to shoot the vendors who were contributing to the Real Maine Wedding, who were not located in Bethel, it seemed smartest for me to do it.
I made a day of the various vendor shoots, ring shopping in Auburn at Day’s Jewelry, invitations in Portland at Papier. I got the chance to shmooze with the magazine brass, get a free lunch, and shot some middling fashion photos of Trevor in the back of a restaurant parking lot. In my mind there is an invisible monkey in these shots (Sorry Trevor, there just is. And he’s wearing a Fez)

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