2022 was a year of highs and lows. The highs were plentiful- I photographed many wonderful weddings and elopements across the states of Maine and New Hampshire, and was awed, as I always am, by the celebrations of love that I was able to witness. Even though I've been photographing weddings since 2011, I still feel a pang in my heart during the ceremony as each person says "I do." That moment will never lose its gravity for me.
Unfortunately, 2022 was the year I finally got COVID, which meant that I needed to sit out of a wedding while I was contagious. While it all worked out (I made sure that I found an excellent photographer to cover the wedding for me!), it felt miserable to not be there for one of my couples. It all ended up working out- it was bound to happen eventually!
However, let's focus on the positives- I'll share a few stories! Kelsey and I got to enjoy many a boat ride (several of our weddings required a ferry to the wedding site), and one memorable boat ride was from an Islesford Dock Restaurant wedding on Little Cranberry Island to MDI. The sun set while we cruised away from the party, and the colors only intensified as we continued on. It was the perfect way to end the wedding.
One of my favorite ceremonies happened during an Acadia elopement, in which the couple, joined by their parents and their four children, had the most intimate of ceremonies. The parents spent time celebrating each child during their ceremony, and there were lots of hugs and tears as they tied their families together on a rocky coastline in Acadia National Park.
I'll never forget the wedding at New England Outdoor Center I photographed this year that included an incredible, raucous sing-along. Friends and families chose songs that made them think of the couple, and there was such joy in the air as everyone belted out their favorites (and since many guests there work on Broadway, the singing was top notch).
And, while I ate lots of delicious food, I still think about my dinner at a Primo wedding, a scrumptious multi course meal that I enjoyed while overlooking the property's gardens. I'll also never forget how much fun guests had with Primo's giant swing- there was lots of swinging, climbing, merriment, and photos (of course!).
Those are just a few of the many, many highlights from this season, in which we traveled all over the state of Maine. I'll link to all of our 2022 weddings and elopements below if you'd like to see full wedding stories from this past year.
2022 Weddings and Elopements
Wes & Madison's Chebeague Island Inn Wedding
Ames & Lance's Islesford Dock Wedding
Amy & Armando's French's Point Wedding
Ali & Rachel's Acadia Mountaintop Elopement
Kathryn & Oskar's The View at Pepperrell Cove Wedding
Jenie & Brian's Otter Point Acadia Elopement
Wes & Martha's Halo at the Point Wedding Reception
Alysha & Tyler's Acadia Cliff Elopement
Jessica & Casey's Swan's Island Wedding
Wendy & Doug's Newry Maine Wedding
Katherine & Jose's Primo Restaurant Wedding
Tricia & Andrew's Grey Havens Inn Wedding
Brandy & Michael's Dog Friendly Acadia Elopement
Mike & Aldo's Asticou Inn Wedding
Lucas & Ellie's New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) Wedding
Brandi & Austin's Stormy Acadia Elopement
Teresa & Ed's Cliffside Acadia Elopement
Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite wedding and elopement photos that Kelsey and I captured from 2022. Cheers to a great season, and I'm looking forward to what 2023 will bring!
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