Waldo Maine Fall Wedding at Stonecrest Events | Hannah and Andrew

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A spectacular wedding of Hannah Ruth Hopkins to Andrew James Pierce at Stonecrest in Waldo, Maine is one that I will never forget as Andrew is my oldest and only son. He married the love of his life; a love that this mom always knew he would find one day but seemed to come slowly.

Wedding at Harmony Hill Farm Warren Maine | Katie and Travis

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Katie and Travis had the wedding of their dreams at the picturesque Harmony Hill Farm Wedding Venue in Warren Maine. Their day was everything I knew it would be. So very full of love, grace and of coarse tears. Tears of anticipation, tears of love and and of joy, so much joy. Even Travis shed a few and as always I literally cried at the Mother and Son dance. AGAIN!

Summer Backyard Wedding Rural Maine | Alexis and Seth

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Alexis and Seth had their backyard summer wedding in rural Maine at the most picturesque home of his Aunt and Uncle. It was the perfect summer day with just enough sun and clouds to give us such beautiful backdrops all day long for this sweet, sweet couples wedding day.

Engagement at Bass Harbor Lighthouse Acadia National Park Maine | Jes and Tyler

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Jes and Tyler had one desire and that was to have their engagement photos with the most spectacular view at Acadia National Park.  And that is exactly what we did! 

Engagment Session at Ecotat Gardens and Trails Hermon Maine | Nicole and Jesse

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The Ecotat Gardens and Trails in Hermon Maine only enhanced the beauty in this blushing bride’s face last night.  We dodged the rain that was happening in little pockets; good fortune was on our side for sure!  

Wedding at Windsor Maine Fairgrounds | Kat and Alex

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There may not be a fun fair this year at the Windsor, Maine Fair grounds but there sure was a super fun and beautiful wedding! Kat and Alex grew up going to the fair so for them it was the perfect spot for their rustic, fantasy wedding.

Engagement Session at Chamard Vineyards Clinton Connecticut | Sierra and Jeff

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What a lovely spot at Chamard Vineyard for a summer stroll among the  beautiful grape vines.  The grapes aren’t the only things in full bloom. Look at the incredibly sweet couples face; if that doesn’t say love I don’t know what does! 

Engagement Photography Footbridge Belfast Maine | Alexis and Seth

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The Footbridge in Belfast never disappoints! NEVER! Splashing in the ocean on the coast of Maine was the perfect spot for Alexis and Seth’s summer engagement photos.

Wedding at Asticou Inn Mount Desert Island Maine | Sarah and Adam

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Sarah and Adam’s wedding at the lovely Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor on the largest island in Maine on Mount Dessert. The whole day was so peaceful and just full of joy! I am not sure if the Bride ever stopped smiling along with the Groom!

Engagement on the Coast of Maine Sears Island | Sarah and Adam

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Captain Nickels Inn Searsport Maine Elopement Wedding | Alexandria and Joshua

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Captain Nickels Inn on the coast of Searsport Maine was the perfect backdrop for this adventurous couple’s summer elopement. Alexandria and Joshua wore the biggest smiles from the moment I walked into their suite at the Inn. After being introduced by friends the couple dated for just over a year. Family and friends are so happy for them and offered their blessing.

Belfast Maine Footbridge | Sam and Tristan

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A simply perfect night for a stroll along the Belfast Footbridge where this vibrantly in love couple. They have had many date nights here over the years since meeting in High School.

Camden Hills High School Prom 2020 | Captain Nickels Inn Searsport Maine

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What would High School be without your Senior Prom? Well for these Seniors, any Seniors for that matter, have lived out their senior year in a pandemic and that would not be possible. Thankfully their parents lovingly decided to make it happen for them from the gorgeous Captain Nickels Inn for picturesque photos to a fancy dinner from Delvino’s. They had all the elements and I think it was perfect.

Maine Lupines and Coastal Engagement Photography | Ashley and Chris

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These High school sweethearts are getting hitched next June so we enjoyed the Lupine fields along with the bugs unfortunately.  The beach brought much needed relief and it was so beautiful there.  We found an washed up boat engine block that Chris was pretty excited about so we put that gorgeous ring on it that he so carefully picked out!  It was such a gorgeous night for a very adorable couple. 

Searsport Maine Beach Engagement Photography | Hayle and Luke

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When you know, you just know! That is how it was for these two beautiful people! Their love is beautiful and brings out the absolute best smiles in the. Exploring the beach and taking in the sun was such a treat. Hayle was such a good sport walking over lots of seaweed and getting mud in those cute shoes.

Why I picked up my camera. People. Purpose. Passion

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What inspired me to pick up my camera and make it my profession? When I was little I always remember my Uncle Mark taking photos of me and my sisters when we were kids and I always loved how he captured the “moment”. It gave me all the feels but I never thought that I could do more than just point and shoot and hope for the best in my everyday life.

What to wear for your Family Photo session

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Choosing your family’s outfits for a Family Photo session can be I.N.S.A.N.E! I get it! I created this guide for you to make is much less stressful. This does not have to be a pile of chaos on top of your bed until you are so frustrated that you postpone your session. Not EVER!

Building Your Child’s Self-esteem is a SNAP!

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One sure fire way to raise your child’s self-esteem is to show them their self-worth. A great way to give them stronger confidence is through the assurance of belonging and being loved by their family. One Of the best ways to do that is through family photos through the experience of a family photo session. It is crucial that they feel important, cared for, and loved. Children can clearly feel first hand at the session when they are hugged, kissed by the people who love them. This is playful and fun for them and they can see and then remember how they felt and how others felt about them when they hold that photo in their hand or see it up on the wall. It is a clear visual that they have value. They are loved. They really belong!

Winter Engagement Coastal Searsport Maine | Jennifer and Shawn

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A Soul Mate is not found. A Soul Mate is recognized! Jen and Shawn have been on a journey that they have fought the fight and are winning every day as they choose each other and their family.

Fall Engagement Mid Coast Maine | Jordan and Jordan

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Colder temperatures require lots of snuggling and just plain old fun! Jordan and Jordan will become Jordan Ayers X 2 next October how sweet and confusing for their family but so ADORABLE! Adding their sweet Aussiedoodle puppy, Gus, made even more adorable if that is even possible. He is such a cutie and so well behaved for only six months old! I think he stole the show!

Fort Point State Park Coastal Maine Fall Engagement | Anna and Dillan

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Fort Point State Park was the perfect spot for Anna and Dillan’s Engagement session one reason was for the beauty and the second was for nostalgia. Anna and Dillan celebrated their five year anniversary in June and had their first photos taken at the Lighthouse way back then.

Out On the Town in Belfast Maine Best Friends | Halle and Eddie

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Are you looking for some great ideas for date night in Belfast, Maine? Look no further! This is what it looks like to go on a “Best Friends” date when you live in the beautiful coastal town of Belfast Maine. Many thanks go out to Delvino’s, Brambles and Out on a Whimsey for their cooperation in making this photographer’s vision come to life.

Harmony Hill Warren Maine Fall Engagement | Katie and Travis

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Harmony Hill was the perfect spot for Katie and Travis to have their engagement photos in the fall foliage. We waited with anticipation that the rain would move out and then hold off and it did! We were so excited! Look how completely adorable they are together with their handsome four-legged boys. Dex is a K-9 tracking dog with Travis at the Belfast PD and is very, very fixated on his partner and trainer. Hunter is Katie’s boy, an old man with a mind of his own! Together they are completely different but still buds.

Black Bear Inn University Inn Orono Summer Wedding
Katie and Doug

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Katie and Doug’s perfect wedding day began with clear skies as the girls got ready at Black Bear Inn in Orono. Some of my favorite parts of the wedding day include when I first arrive and see the bride getting ready. Katie looked so beautiful, glowing even! We headed over to University Inn just a few miles away to get her into her dress and see her Father walk her down the long flower-lined walkway to the gazebo along the Stillwater river. It was the perfect spot. With a little bit of party music and dancing to wear off the nerves Katie was more than ready to see her handsome groom and start their lives together.

Summer Wedding at Blueberry Fields Bed and Breakfast Washington Maine | Vanessa and Phil

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Vanessa and Phil chose a late summer wedding at the beautiful Blueberry Fields Bed and Breakfast in the quaint town of Washington Maine. What a perfect day despite a little rain to start off what will be the most memorable day so far in their lives. Vanessa’s smile is infectious especially when she looks at Phil and I caught the emotion that Phil was feeling for his bride as they stood side by side under the tent about to say “I Do” twice!!! I think they were a little anxious to become husband and wife to say the least.

Lakeside Wedding at Fair Haven Camps Brooks | Casey and Sam

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No wind nor rain or hurricane would have stopped this wedding day from happening! This sweet couple and I had braved their engagement session last winter in the freezing cold so we could handle a little rain. What I appreciate most about them is the quiet yet unrestrained love they have for each other. Together they are just adorable!

Summer Engagement Beech Hill Preserve Maine | Abby and Ethan

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Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, Maine was the perfect spot for Abby and Ethan’s fun engagement session. Meeting this darling pair of love birds at the top of the 296 acre preserve made me breathless! Maybe it was my age or maybe it was how adorable they were together! Exploring nature and breathing deep into your lungs is always satisfying and just look at those pretty flowers still in the garden and little creatures that get to enjoy them every day.

Summer Engagement Windsor Maine | Kat and Alex

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I happily went on a sweet adventure with this newly engaged couple to places I have never been before and loved every minute of it. So. Much. History! Kat and Alex along with their sweet pup, Mira Jane, trudged through the brush and jumped from rock to rock at the very spot where they had their first kiss as Freshmen in High School.

Northport Maine Summer Wedding | Heather and Alex

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As I entered the bride’s chambers at the lovely Hartstone Inn, I was greeted with the biggest smile! I assured the bride it was NOT going to rain on her beautiful day and I was right. Thankfully! Today was Heather and Alex’s day and what a day it was, full of smiles and kissing! Heather and Alex are amazing and together they will have a lifetime of adventures together with their sweet boys, Bruin and Daniel.

Fairytale Gardens Rustic Barn Wedding | Julia and Jake

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What a whirlwind for Julia and Jake it was! This is the stuff dreams are made of and there was no better place for them to get married then at Fairytale Gardens and Weddings. The day was just as beautiful as the smiles on their faces; so full of love and joy. Julia and Jake met about three years ago at work and became friends and grew closer and closer with every shift that led to this gorgeous day! Together with their three beautiful children, Peyton, Trystan and JJ, they said forever. And. Ever!

Hope Maine Summer Garden Wedding at the Jones Apple Orchard | Hannah and Chris

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It was one hot night for a summer wedding at the Apple Orchard in Mid-Coast Maine; a night no one will soon forget! If I had to describe Hannah and Chris’s wedding in one word it would be Joy. Pure Joy! Joy from the minute I arrived at Norumbega Inn in Camden where the girls were getting ready, to the Sparkler send-off in the Apple orchard in Hope. Hannah and Chris are amazing people and I can see in their family and friends that surrounded them how they came to be so gracious and loving. The love and support they have, coupled with all the excitement made for one of the most perfect days for the newlyweds.

Summer Night Engagement in Maine | Amanda and Sam

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A gorgeous night with these two trueloves, Amanda and Sam along with their sweet boy, Denali! We chose a light filled field and took a stroll on the Dam and ended the night out on the dock dancing after sunset! How fun it was! I loved how silly and sweet they are together. Love knows no boundaries and gives to the fullest and that is what I saw in this sweet couple.

Harmony Hill Farm Maine Summer Wedding | Tabby and Sam

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Upon arriving at Harmony Hill Farm in Warren, I felt a sense of peace and wonder for Tabby and Sam’s wedding day and all that was about to unfold. It was that and so much more! This very sweet couple could not be more right for each other in so many ways. They are like sunshine and rainbows and what a rainbow we had just before the ceremony. Isn’t that so fitting for them?

Hillside Wedding Morrill Maine | Brittany and Colt

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What a whirlwind! When Brittany and Colt contacted me just a few short months ago, I was so excited to hear of all their wonderful wedding plans. I knew this wedding would be absolutely gorgeous and it did not disappoint right down to the open blue skies. The new Mr. & Mrs. said their “I Do’s” on the hillside of Brittany’s childhood home where she played on the grass of the very same hill for so many years. I can only imagine how nostalgic it was for her and her entire family to see her on that very hill becoming Mrs.Colt Benner.

Stonecrest Barn Waldo Maine | LeeAnn and Eric

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One thing I have noticed about this adorable coupleis that Eric and LeeAnn, especially LeeAnn, is that she is a no-stress or at least low-stress person. What is also evident in this couple is the fun kind of love that a lifetime together is built on. Eric and LeeAnn went to prom 8 years ago almost to the day at Stonecrest in Waldo. The very place where they pledged their love and commitment to each other forever.

Katie and Doug | Coastal Maine Engagement

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I am inspired by the love I see in the eyes of Katie and Doug; the kind that awakens the soul. In this great big world it never ceases to amaze me how one soul mate finds another. For Katie and Doug it was recognizing how much they had in common that initially attracted them to each other. Katie saw a handsome romantic and Doug saw a beautiful independent woman.

Heather and Alex | Mid Coast Maine Engagement

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I first met this sweet couple at my Christmas Mini session last year. They came with their beautiful boys, Bruin and Daniel. Both boys are so charming and sweet. Heather told me that day that she knew that Alex was going to propose because he let the cat out of the bag while he was sleeping!

Camden Maine Wedding at The Norumbega Inn
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Nikki and Adrian chose the Historic Norumbega Inn in Camden, Maine as their intimate wedding location for its majestic beauty and distinguished appearance. How magical was to watch their day unfold at the Castle that overlooks the Penobscot Bay. So many sweet smiles and glimpses into their beautiful family and the love the bride and groom have for each other.

5 Reasons to Celebrate Your One Year Old’s Birthday with a Cake Smash

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I say it time and time again that you never know how fast time goes by until you have children. Your babies are a blessing to you and your whole family so why not celebrate them and make some beautiful memories with a cake smash and birthday photos.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Engagement | Brittany and Colt

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“So, you come here often?” Brittany asked Colt as they slow danced at his brother’s wedding. They were both in his brother’s wedding as Brittany was good friends with the bride. Colt and Brittany noticed each other immediately at the rehearsal the night before. At the wedding, they were taking the wedding party photos and Brittany slipped on some rocks and fell backwards and landed right on Colt! He caught her that day and all the days after!

The Lucerne Inn Maine Winter Wedding
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What a beautiful day for Mr & Mrs Hogan at the Lucerne Inn. A mid-March wedding with the perfect snow covered fields and mountainous backdrops. Dawn is from Maine but moved to New York to attend school where her Dad actually setup her up with Dan. They met and talked over dinner at the local Denny’s and the rest is history. 

Belfast Maine Winter Engagement | Casey and Sam

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Casey and Sam’s engagement session was just perfect. We went to the very spot where Sam had proposed to her with his Great-Grandmother’s ring!

Maine Winter Engagement | Tabby and Sam

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I had the pleasure of meeting this very sweet couple during their engagement session after another beautiful snowfall in Maine. We literally broke ground together and it was hilarious! I did not realize how deep the snow was still, sorry guys! They were troopers and had some fun dancing in the snow.

Point Lookout Coastal Maine Wedding
Brittany and Bradley

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Brittany and Bradley’s mountain top wedding at the majestic Point Lookout could not have been more perfect.  Every tiny detail that they put into it had such special meaning for them. When Brittany adorned that gorgeous tiara and veil and Brad his Firefighter boots and Groom cap, that was the moment when it became real. Very. Real.

Maine Engagement Photography | Hannah and Chris

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When Hannah and I chatted about what she had in mind for her Engagement session she mentioned she would like it to be at a barn. I forwarded her a few choices of barns in the area that I have the pleasure of photographing at. The last image was of Lone Elm farm, in Morrill. I think I heard her squeal with excitement through the internet! This was the farm she practically grew up in with the Martin girls. The very one!

One Year Birthday Cake Smash | Eve

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This super cute baby girl is turning one and we had so much fun! I loved mom’s idea of using a beautiful mix of flowers and antlers. In fact some of them were Eve’s fathers and grandfathers which made it really special. That moose antler was so big she fit right into it. She was certainly on the move, so animated, and she loved her cake, if you couldn’t tell. Eve especially loved eating her bubbles. I am not sure if she liked the taste or not as she just kept smiling!

Morgan Hill Wedding | Logan and Tanner

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Logan was working at the local Aubuchon when a co-worker told her there was a new, cute guy that she must meet. Logan boldly asked Tanner to share lunch with her. They continued to share more than lunch after that, late-night phone conversations, their dreams and hopes for the future in which Logan knew that it would include Tanner from that very first lunch they shared. It was no surprise that in the end he would ask her to marry him

Hello friends! So glad you are here!

A little about me: I consider myself a youthful Mammie to 3 really handsome and brilliant grandsons and 1 beautiful and sassy granddaughter. I have 3 adult children and reside in Waldo with the Love of My Life!

My favorites are spending time with my family, coffee (well, really the creamer), beach days, hot bubble baths, peonies, and dark chocolate.

I cannot wait to get to know more about you and who you cherish most in your life! These are your people and I would be thrilled to capture sweet memories of them that will last a lifetime and beyond. 

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