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Shelby and Chris are the executive chefs at Natalie’s in Camden Maine. They fell in love.

The sister resort to Natalie’s is The Danforth Inn in Portland, and that is where they hosted their beautiful wedding this month!

They each got ready in the Inn and we did their portraits right on the property. The ceremony was held in the side yard of the inn and their reception took over the entire first floor.

One of my favorite moments of the night was when Shelby yielded a ten inch chef’s knife to cut the cake. Nobody batted an eye, as it looked totally normal in her hands, even if it is a wee bit out of place next to a wedding cake!

Fabulous wonderful wedding between two incredibly talented individuals!

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Kate and Will hosted their small and beautiful wedding at an oceanside venue in Harpswell Maine, The Driftwood Inn. There was a light rain at the start of the day, but no spirits were dampened! The food was amazing and the dancing was inspired. The DJ broke out the Peanuts theme song during the reception and Kate’s entire family started bouncing and bobbing and weaving like Linus and Lucy and Snoopy. I was in tears of laughter. I adore these small weddings where, even if I don’t know all the inside stories and jokes, it is fun to see everyone else with that close connection and intimacy.

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Greg and Lauren had their delightful wedding on Peak’s Island, at The Harbor View at Jones Landing. These two are true athletes and they and much of their wedding party boarded the ferry at 6am, on the day of their wedding, and went to Winslow Park in Freeport to participate in the Lobsterman Triathlon, which raises money for the Maine Cancer Foundation. So, yeah. A quick triathlon and then back to the island to get ready for their wedding. No big deal.

They had their beloved dog-of-honer, Gretel, who, as you can see, is part of relationship, in a big way. In fact, it appeared her seal of approval was pretty important to Lauren when starting to date Greg. One of my favorite photos of the day, I like to call “The dog is done with the photoshoot. Done.” See if you can tell which one that is!

As if I couldn’t love these two more, with the help of their DJ, they had a little mis-direction, and a couple of moments after their first dance, then took off sprinting for their “First Run”. It was such a fun light-hearted wedding.

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Andrea and Tim had a gorgeous wedding in Camden, Maine recently on a glorious fall day. They started things off right with a lobster feed for a rehearsal dinner at the Camden Yacht Club!

I met up with the happy couple and their delightful Chihuahua, Raphael King’s Strut Westmeyer-Downing, better known as Raffie, the next day at the Camden Harbour Inn, which was getting delightfully decorated by Flora Fauna Wedding Design.

We went for a stroll through Camden and did a portrait session before the ceremony at The Amphitheater, behind the Camden Public Library. Which was a musical delight- I will be sure to post a link to Earl Christie’s video of the ceremony, when it is up, it was a treat for the ears!

Look for part two of this wedding post, with reception photos at Natalie’s in a few weeks!

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Emma and Tom had a wonderful family-only wedding in Belfast. The ever delightful Captain Ken Barnes came to office their lovely ceremony in the park.

It was a delightful day, complete with lawn games and a piñata! The mood was very celebratory with a laid back feel to the day too- like the very best family cocktail lawn party.

Emma, Tom and I walked down to Belfast to do a few portraits before they met up with their family at Chase’s Daily, an amazing farm to table restaurant, which accommodated everyone wonderfully.

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Shirley and Greg were like long-lost friends, that I met for the first time on their wedding day. Such amazing community and connection!

But my favorite time with the two of these goof-balls was during our portrait session, they were so playful and silly, they hammed it up and took selfies during their session, it was so much fun!

Their entire wedding was held at The Portland Company. Sarah, coordinator extraordinaire of Daisies and Pearls kept everything running like clockwork, without a heavy hand. The day was smooth and seamless!

Thanks to all of you for a wonderful memorable day!

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Laura and Evan’s wedding defined laid-back. It was a gorgeous affair, coordinated delightfully by Churchill Caterers, but the mood was very relaxed and chill. I photographed Laura’s cousin Betsey’s wedding a couple of years ago, so I felt like I was back among friends!

They hosted the rehearsal dinner as a lobster bake at Winslow Memorial Park in Freeport and the two families ate lobster and watched the children play as if it were a big family summer reunion.

The day of the wedding, held at the William Allen Farm in Pownall, brought a quick moving summer storm that landed over the William Allen Farm right during the ceremony. Any other bride might get a bit ruffled, but Laura took it in stride, watching the impending storm come in on the radar screen and then out the window. No big deal, she and her bridesmaids amused themselves by taking mock distress photos of Laura, pretending to be a distraught bride. Whatever will be will be.

A rainy ceremony was fine with them, and it cleared up after for a wonderful portrait session and then a rowdy dancing reception.

Many thanks to Earl Christie for second shooting with me, It is always a joy to work alongside him!

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Tracey and Skip booked their wedding with me at the very last minute- maybe ten days before the big day. They were having a tiny wedding with their three kids in attendance as witnesses, bridal party and guest list.

I met them at their gorgeous rental property right on the water and the family played bocce ball and wiffle ball and climbed trees – you know, a typical wedding.

The ceremony was right in front on the house on the dock. After the ceremony, we did a few photos and then headed over to the Asticou for dinner. It was the perfect intimate wedding day for five very lucky people.

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Jen and Sam had a glorious summer wedding day on the coast of Maine at The Black Point Inn last month. I had gotten to know the entire family in the months since they booked; we all met for the first time after Jen and Sam’s engagement session in Portland. All seven of us, myself, Jen and Sam and all four of the parents, sat down for a couple of meetings before the wedding day and by the time I walked in on the wedding day, I felt like an established part of the wedding. Turns out I wasn’t the only one.

This family creates bonds with everyone they come in contact with, and the closeness between the couples moms and dads was obvious from the first moment I met them. A Jewish ceremony has many opportunities for visualizing these bonds, from the signing of the ketubah the night before the ceremony to the hora and the many heartfelt and hilarious toasts.

I am so happy to have met every single person in this family and wedding, and can not wait to see where their lives as a new extended family take them!

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