Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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Caroline & Josh

Caroline and Josh
September 6, 2008
The Salt Water Farm
Tenant's Harbor, Maine

Caroline and Josh's wedding day started off grey, wet, and foggy and the forecast called for more of the same so no one had any ideas about blue skies and sunsets. My entire drive up there it wasn't raining, but the moment I jumped out of my car to get a shot of one of their directional signs, a light rain started to fall. I pulled up to the farm to find their families hard at work putting the finishing touches on the barn and tent. This wedding was truly a family affair with everyone pitching in to make it all come together. They did an amazing job (see just a few of my favorite details below) and completely transformed the barn. I could have spent hours just documenting all the wonderful details they put in there.

There was much hand wringing by everyone about where to have the ceremony. Josh and Caroline had faith it would all work out even when the rest of us didn't -- they stuck with the plan (Plan A) and set up for their outside ceremony. The weather would clear up just at the right moment to allow for their seaside ceremony and portraits.

I had such an incredible time working with Caroline and Josh and their wonderful families. Their wedding will be one that is hard to top!

There are so many photos I wanted to post here, but I had to narrow it down to just some of my favorites. I'll make a slideshow of all of my favorites and post the link here later today. The proof gallery should be online shortly so please sign up for it if you haven't already.

Incredibly, all of the flowers were from Caroline's mother's gardens.

This image of Caroline reminds me of Girl with Pearl Earring.

Josh's mom embroidered the ring pillow.

Josh's dad pointed out these ginormous spiders that flanked the paths through the field and down to the ocean. I'm pretty sure these are the biggest and freakiest spiders I've ever seen. I had to keep reminding myself not to stray from the paths as I photographed the ceremony and portraits. Of course, no one warned me about getting to my car at the end of the night. The way to the parking was not lit, and it was pitch black. You couldn't see a thing, not even your feet. That was scary enough, but then I remembered the spiders. I held my breath and hoped I stayed on a mowed, spider-free path. My anxiety on the hair-raising drive home was heightened by the fear that I had walked through one of these webs and had a little friend along for the ride. The next day I vacuumed my car to make sure there wasn't anything lurking in it.

I did not pose this picture. Honestly.

The family dogs were honored guests.

Location: The Salt Water Farm, Tenant's Harbor, Maine

Dress: Maggie Sotero from Camilla's Bridal

Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Catering: White Flour Catering

Cake: Beryl Pastry

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Be My Friend

I've entered the modern world and joined Facebook. I think I have figured out how it works, but of course I don't have a single picture of myself for it.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I am in the middle of editing the images from Caroline and Josh's wedding. These two were so easy to photograph, and the images are nothing short of stunning! I'll be posting more soon. In the meantime, make sure you register for their online gallery. You will receive automatic notification when the gallery is available as well as a $5 gift credit to use towards purchases on Pictage.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall Special

I can't believe it's fall already and time for a new special offer. Book a wedding or special event between now and November 30, 2008 and receive a $125 credit to use towards prints or anything else on your Pictage gallery. Make sure you mention this special on your contract.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Museum Day 2008

Every year the Smithsonian sponsors Museum Day. Download the admission card to get free entry to participating museums. This year it's Saturday, September 27th. There's a bunch of area museums participating so check out the list for one near you.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rebecca and Andy's Slideshow

I'm so excited to share with everyone the slideshow from Rebecca and Andy's wedding. Enjoy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sorry for the Belated Happy Anniversaries!

I honestly don't know what happened to August. One day it was August 1st and then the next it was Sept. 1st. Now it's two weeks later, and I still have yet to give a shout out to all of last year's weddings. Sorry! These last weeks of summer have flown by. It's been an amazing year for me, and I wish the same for all of my wedding couples (really, you are all so much more like friends than "clients"). If you get a minute, drop me a line to let me know what's going on and how married life has been.

Happy anniversary to Meredith and Ryan who had a gorgeous wedding day last August 11th in Boothbay Harbor at the Lawnmere. They were so sweet to give me one of their wedding favors -- a small jar of honey. Everyone who has tried it has raved about how it's the most delicious honey they've ever had. Thanks again!

Rachel and Kevin celebrated their first anniversary August 18th. I got a chance to catch up with these two at Loni and Jess's wedding. It was great to see them and hear about how they have been enjoying their first year of marriage.

Leslie and Jamie were married August 25, 2008 at the Woodlands in Falmouth. I spoke with Leslie's mother not too long ago, and it sounded like everyone was doing well. Happy anniversary!

David and Jenna! I love these two. They were married at the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn in Orland September 1st of last year. I was thinking about their wedding this weekend as I drove by the turn to Orland on my way to Bar Harbor. Hope they had a wonderful 1st anniversary.

Rachel and Alan were such a pleasure to work with, and it showed in the fabulous pictures we got. They were married September 2nd, 2008 on the Eastern Prom overlooking Casco Bay. It was a glorious afternoon. They partied well into the night at the Eastland Park Hotel. Hope you had a great night out celebrating your anniversary in DC.

This one is not belated, it's just in time. Happy anniversary to Margie and John. They were married on this date last year at Margie's mother's historic house in Bath. They tented the yard and filled it with candles and glowing paper lanterns, and the guests partied well into the night.

And last but not least, happy anniversary to my husband. Yesterday we celebrated our 6th anniversary in Bar Harbor with baby Henry.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Wedding Week

I start every morning with the WashingtonPost.com, and this morning is no different only I can barely hold my head up. Today I'm recovering from a wonderful wedding up in Tenant's Harbor and the very harrowing drive home in the Hurricane Hannah rains. It was awful -- the drive, not the wedding, the wedding was amazing (more on that later). I think I left fingernail marks in the steering wheel from gripping it so tightly, and I'm pretty sure I held my breath most of the way home! But we had no rain for the outdoor wedding so I suppose the day worked out pretty well for everyone.

Anyway, I digress. For those of you who are planning a wedding, The Washington Post's Wedding Week is going on now. You will find a lot of information there that's not DC specific (and some that is) and some fun stories about wedding planning. I just read the piece about the "anti-wedding" and couldn't help but think they needed a professional photographer there to capture the moment!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Rebecca and Andy

Rebecca and Andy
August 23rd, 2008
York Harbor, Maine

I was so excited to photograph this wedding. Rebecca and Andy are so laid back and chill that I knew it would be a super afternoon, and we were looking at a perfect New England summer day. When I arrived at the Harbor Crest Inn Andy and Rebecca were so calm you wouldn't know it was their wedding day were it not for the white dress hanging on the closet door and the gorgeous bouquets on the bed. Their focus was on getting married, not worrying about any of the day's details. I had a truly wonderful day with Rebecca and Andy and their families. Congratulations to the happy couple! Thank you for letting me be a part of your day.

Here's a sneak peek at the wedding images. They will all be on Pictage soon. Make sure you pre-register to receive automatic notification of when their online gallery is available.

Can you believe this bride thinks she takes bad photos?! Stunning.

I just loved Rebecca's bouquet.

Rebecca and her dad watch as the last bridesmaid walks down to the ceremony.

The view at the ceremony was amazing, but the sun was so blinding it was hard to photograph.

Happy married lady.

We all trekked down to the crowded beach to get some fun shots with the wedding party. They were troopers -- it was HOT and everyone really wanted to get inside to the air conditioned bar!

I'm sad I had to leave before they cut the cake -- it looked and smelled so yummy!

Hair and makeup: Freedom Salon and Day Spa
Ceremony: Hartley Mason Reserve
Reception: York Harbor Inn