At the end of each year I create two blog posts that always end up being my favorites- my favorite portraits of the year, and my favorite wedding photos of the year. I take my time going through each session and wedding I photographed, narrowing down the thousands of photos I created and delivered to a handful of favorites that I’ve produced over the year. It’s incredibly hard to do, but it’s rewarding to revisit the photos, remember how fun each photo adventure was, and to remember the people who entered my life and warmed my heart. Each and every person I photograph is beautiful inside and out, and I really enjoy finding ways to show the special elements I see in each person in the photos I create.
From Cape Elizabeth, to Camden, to Acadia National Park, Blue Hill, Portland, and Stockton Springs, I traveled all over the state of Maine to create these portraits. No matter if I was faced with sun, or clouds, or even rain, it was a pleasure to create photos that not only celebrated my subjects, but also the wild and striking landscape of Maine. So many of my couples and clients live out of state, so showing them how jaw-droppingly beautiful the coast, the mountains, the lakes, and the woods can be is such a thrill. I only wish they could all live here with me so we could visit these places together all the time.
So, without further ado, here are my favorite portraits that I took this year. They include several engagement and couples sessions, a couple senior portrait sessions, a wedding stylized shoot, and a few photos of my husband Tony, just because. The top wedding photos of 2016 post, which will arrive next week, will feature my favorite candid moments and portraits taken at weddings and elopements from this year, so make sure to not miss that one!
So.. enjoy! And, a happy New Year’s to all- may your 2016 end on a bright, happy, and positive note, and may 2017 start out and continue on like gangbusters. I’m looking forward to the next wedding and portrait season, that’s for sure- I don’t like to try and anticipate what will happen, but my interactions with my 2017 couples that have booked so far has only solidified my instincts that whatever may happen will be amazing.