Meagan & Chris’ Backyard Brunswick Maine Elopement

Meagan and Chris’ wedding was originally slated for May, then moved to November, and then, in early July, I received an email. They were concerned that their wedding couldn’t safely happen in the way they were envisioning in November, and were wondering, since they were eager to get married, if I would mind photographing their elopement in late July- specifically, on the one year anniversary of their engagement?

Mind? Of course not! We created a game plan (with a focus on safety, which really meant a great deal to me), and before I knew it I was in their backyard in Brunswick Maine. I stepped inside briefly to photograph Meagan putting on her dress (with help from Leann, Meagan’s sister), and then stepped outside to photograph Chris as he donned his jacket (by the way- I’m very fond of couples who opt to get dressed outside- it can make for some incredible photos, and it’s currently safer than getting dressed inside!). In the meantime, Don, one of Chris’ close friends, put together their Zoom setup- and let me tell you, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen such a fine remote viewing setup as the one Don put together. The footage looked incredible!

Right on time, Meagan and Chris got into place, said their vows, exchanged rings, and Daisy, their adorable pup, ALMOST sprang for Megan and Chris’ cupcake, which was sitting on a nearby table. I side-eyed Daisy as she started wandering over, while simultaneously preparing to photograph the first kiss, and while I kind of hoped she’d go for it- I mean, can you imagine anything cuter and naughtier?- she changed course, and thus Meagan and Chris’ ceremony went off without a hitch. A toast from Chris’ brother, who was meant to be the best man, ensued, the cupcake was shared, and everyone waved goodbye as their mini celebration ended.

We then jumped into our respective cars and headed to Simpson’s Point in Brunswick, the location of Meagan and Chris’ first date, where the light was gorgeous and the skies provided a show befitting Meagan and Chris’ newly married status. We eventually parted ways so they could head home and enjoy some delicious Portland Pie Co. pizza at home- basically, the perfect low-key elopement in the time of coronavirus.

Meagan and Chris- thank you so much for including me in your day, and doing everything in your power to make it safe. I loved being a witness to your love! Here’s a few of my favorite photos from our afternoon and evening together.

Wedding portraits taken at Simpsons Point in Brunswick, Maine

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Katie & Brian’s Northeast Harbor Engagement Portraits

Katie, Brian, and I spent the days prior to Katie and Brian’s engagement session watching the weather. It was a solid 50-60% chance of thunderstorms for awhile, and while I’m used to photographing in light rain (I’ve had many weddings over the years where I’ve gamely tackled portraits and even ceremonies while it’s rained), thunderstorms are a bit of a different story. However, the forecast quickly changed, and we were instead met with dreamy low-lying fog that skimmed over Little Long Pond in Northeast Harbor. It was perfect, and just as it should be. There’s nothing like Maine’s ever-changing forecasts that provide lots of surprises!

After spending some time at Little Long Pond, we went over to Katie’s grandmother’s property to look at where they’ll be having their intimate wedding next month (it’s such a beautiful spot, complete with a garden I can’t wait to photograph in again) and stopped by the nearby marina for portraits at dusk. September can’t come soon enough!

Here’s a few of my favorite portraits from Katie and Brian’s engagement session. Enjoy!

Engagement Portraits taken at a marina in Northeast Harbor, Maine

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Emma and Henry’s Bar Harbor Engagement Session

Emma and Henry started summer off with a bang- after Henry proposed to Emma in Chicago, the pair traveled to Maine to visit Henry’s family and celebrate their newly engaged status. Before the proposal had even happened, Henry’s mom reached out to me and asked if I would capture their engagement portraits on their property. “Of course!” I replied, “but why don’t we wait until it’s official?” But had I known the pair before Henry’s mom contacted me, I would have never even questioned it- Emma and Henry’s connection is palpable, and within minutes of our session it was clear as day why Emma accepted the proposal. These two are relationship goals- they cuddled and laughed throughout their session, even withstanding bug bites for the perfect photos!

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from our time together- enjoy!

Engagement portraits on Mount Desert Island in Maine

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