Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Allyson & Scott: Edgecomb/Boothbay Harbor Engagement

A week ago Saturday, I met with Allyson and Scott who drove up from Massachusetts for their E-Session. I had been looking forward to this for quite some time as we had talked about doing it last fall, then we planned to get together in April (and the weather was simply LOUSY and it even snowed the weekend we wanted to shoot). Allyson and Scott even drove through some rain once they came into southern Maine which made us a bit nervous. The weather guy said it was supposed to be a nice day...but it was raining! Allyson and Scott's drive was around three hours, and my drive to the Boothbay area is about two hours...5 hours of driving is a lot if the weather wasn't going to cooperate. Luckily it turned out to be a great afternoon and we had a great session!

They brought their adorable little Boston Terrier, Solee (I hope I am spelling her name right), along and we included her in the beginning :)

Right outside of the hotel they were staying at was this fantastic walking bridge

Their natural interactions throughout the session were great :)

Again, I love these natural moments. I think they make fun pictures :)

One of my favorites from the day!

We then headed to Boothbay Harbor and drove over to the east side of the bay to climb around on the rocks (and escape the bugs that were PESTERING us in Edgecomb) ;)

It was a really fun day! Allyson and Scott did a GREAT job! They were very trusting in my ideas, brought some ideas of their own, happy to try anything, and a lot of fun to shoot with. Their Stowe, Vermont wedding next month is sure to be a great time!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Elyse & Dirk: Mississippi Wedding

I recently had the pleasure of going to Mississippi to visit old friends and shoot their daughter's wedding. The plan was to transport the ladies to the wedding location aboard my friend Jimmy's boat...but the weatherman said it was going to be a rainy day. Boy was he wrong, it was a beautiful day for a boat ride to the wedding along the Gulf Coast!

Elyse and her mom entering the marina

Boarding the 'Cooler Breeze'

All of the beautiful ladies on board and ready to go

Well wishes from the Harbor Master before we set sail :)

The groomsmen arriving and looking sharp

Dirk arrived ready and excited!

The beautiful Bride being escorted by her Father

First moments joined together in front of their families and friends

Dirk placing the ring on Elyse's finger

Elyse sliding Dirk's ring on

The Kiss

Followed by a BIG, long hug :)

Mr & Mrs!

The Gents

The whole gang

Then Elyse, Dirk, and I had some 'Alone Time' as everyone made their way to the reception. I absolutely love when my couples make sure they schedule some time for us to shoot beautiful portraits all by ourselves! :)

I was excited to have the chance to use this old Live Oak as a location for portraits! No Live Oaks in Maine/New England ;)

What a fun wedding day! A big thank you to Elyse and Dirk for allowing me the privilege to be a part of your special day! It was a lot of fun meeting and getting to know you both, your friends, and your extended families. I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your lives as Husband and Wife. Cheers!