Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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


Samantha Warren Weddings said...

What a fantastic wedding- and you photographed it so beautifully. Congratulations!

Audra Bayette said...

These are gorgeous! I love the ones in the field!

Anonymous said...

Amy, you were fantastic to work with. Having you shoot our wedding was one of the best decisions we made!


Jenn said...

What gorgeous photos! Cannot believe those flowers came from her mother's gardens - beautiful!