I'm an award-winning documentary wedding photographer, living in Bangor Maine, who is drawn to dramatic light, clean compositions, and emotional moments that punch you in the gut. My work has been featured in Maine Magazine, on the cover of Seacoast Weddings, and in Real Maine Weddings and Style Me Pretty, amongst others. I'm also a Fearless award winner and was named one of the top 50 photographers in the United States by Weddzilla.
But, more importantly, I'm head over heels about getting to know my couples and capturing the specific qualities that make them, their friends, and their family so uniquely lovable and memorable. By capturing these special qualities I'm able to craft wedding day stories that transport you back to your big day.
I used to study fiction, but realized that capturing real life with my camera was more compelling. After graduating with a master's degree in English, I spent my free time, when I wasn't teaching writing to college students, capturing photos of everything and everyone I could find, and knew I had found the right career after photographing my first wedding in 2011.
What else is there to know about me? I'm kind of obsessed with my 5 pound full-grown zuchon fur baby named Colonel that my husband, Tony, and I dote on way too much, dark chocolate, good black coffee, running, making to-do lists (and then satisfyingly crossing off each completed item), exploring Maine islands, reading, particularly young adult literature (ppst- follow me on Goodreads!), and watching compelling tv. And I may be a Mainer, but I have a hard time stomaching lobster and other seafood (which is such a shame, I know- I'm missing out!).
This is my story. Let me help you tell yours.
It's true- my second photographer is my mom, Tammie! Tammie began her photography journey with a Pentax K1000, which she gifted to me when I began photography lessons in high school. Years later she began assisting me at weddings and became my designated second photographer in 2013, where we work together to tell the story of our couples' weddings and repeatedly insist that no, we're really not sisters (but what a fun compliment!).
Reasons why I love my mom:
1. For every family birthday she wraps all of our presents so beautifully and coordinates the wrapping paper so well that our gifts looks like they came straight from a magazine ad or a display. One year she wrapped my gifts to look like my branding. I think she should open a gift wrapping business during the holidays (do it, mom, do it!).
2. She picks up artsy stuff with ease. In the past, she's made quilts, rugs, taken up painting, built and designed my childhood home with my dad, and she does all of these things so well that I'm in awe. She even made all of my Halloween costumes, and they were REALLY COOL, especially the Donald Duck one with the gigantic stuffed, fluffy butt.
3. It's impossible to not like her. She's warm, friendly, and tries so hard to ensure the people she cares about are happy that her parties are the best. Whenever we celebrate family birthdays, holidays, or the love of margaritas, I leave stuffed from too much homemade food and tasty beverages and tired from all the laughter over board games.
In short, I think I won the lottery, both personally and professionally. Don't you?