It’s an excellent time to get in some winter mini sessions before winter reluctantly gives way to mud season. This winter has been weird. It seems it’s been either all or nothing. We had days in January that hit 60 degrees, and then last week we had over a foot of snow dump in one night. It looks like we’ll be getting just as much tomorrow, too.
I had the pleasure of photographing some beautiful young ladies for some winter mini sessions this past week. The fresh snow made for a lovely backdrop. I really can’t get over how cute they are! I had so much fun, and it brought some of my own memories of childhood friendships. You’re gorgeous girls, inside and out!
Would you like to have a straight-forward, zero pressure conversation about whether or not I’m the photographer for you?
It’s March 1st, and that means Maine Maple Sunday is right around the corner! I love March. Not only is it my 2nd babies’ birthday month, but if we’re lucky we start seeing signs of spring! Speaking of 2nd babies, mine’s first birthday is right around the corner! I decided to do an at home maple syrup cake smash for her 1 year photos. I’m so glad I did. It was so much fun to watch her taste and tear it apart. She would find a tangy bit of fresh strawberry in the icing and shake-it-out. Haha. She devoured the berries first, and then dipped her fingers in the syrup and icing before diving in with both hands.
I was inspired by Maine’s Maple Sunday and my baby’s love of pancakes for the cake. Honestly, I’ve been dying to do a Maine maple syrup shoot for my March baby since she was born, but it just didn’t work out last year (a move across the state with a newborn and toddler hampered my efforts). Because you know, a newborn can totally fit in sap bucket! Or at least look reasonable if photoshopped into one.
I created a pancake-stack cake with homemade strawberry icing, blueberries and Maine maple syrup drizzled on top of everything! It looked delicious if I do say so myself. She destroyed it daintily, but thoroughly.
I love photographing kids, and not just my own.
Would you like to talk about a cake smash for your baby?
I recently had the opportunity to catch-up with friend and fellow photographer Erica, owner of Closer North Photography. I’m primarily a western Maine photographer. As you might of guessed she’s a little further north, closer to Bangor. I had the privilege of living in the surrounding areas of Bangor for 6 years prior to moving to the lakes region of Maine. I’m currently contracting all of my weddings through CNP.
I had an amazing time scouting locations and showing Erica around the local area. We started with a stroll on some local walking trails and lattes at Beth’s. We then ended the day driving a few roads less traveled, chasing the sunset and at the Campfire Grill in Bridgton with a couple of delicious Bloody Mary’s!
In between we walked around an abandoned greenhouse (with permission). There had been several of these structures in the spring, but the local boat storage facility bought it and started demolishing them. I was sad because the photographer in me loved them. I had visions of a styled wedding shoot on location. However, I’m glad the local economy may get a boost from their soon-to-be boat showroom on the same property.
It was great to have another photographer to explore with for the day! Are you looking for a western Maine photographer?
I’m excited to refocus my energies as a southern Maine wedding photographer this coming year! The Lakes Region and the Western Maine mountains are freakin’ gorgeous. Portland and the ocean are less than an hour away, too.
This past September Cassie and Chris were wed at Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine. I used to live right down the road from this awesome historical park which happens to host a Fright at The Fort every October.
Cassie & Chris allotted A LOT of time for their guests to explore Fort Knox after the ceremony, and for us to take pictures, too. As a photographer this made my heart swell, not that unlike The Grinch. Haha. But in all seriousness pictures take time. I love it when we have plenty of time!
The day was unusually warm for a September in Maine. Therefore the cool dark recesses were a welcome reprieve. Cassie’s grandmother actually owned one of the large white homes across the river in Bucksport. It could be seen from the fort, and at her request we worked it in a couple of the photos.
I always ask my couples, “if you could have one perfect picture from their wedding day what would it be?” For Cassie it was a picture of her and Chris which also captured the spirit of the Fort. I think we nailed it!
Are you looking for a southern Maine wedding photographer or maybe just a wedding photographer in New England? Look no Further. Email me or call me.