* emilie inc.: Hannah + Jon's Wedding in Ogunquit, Maine

Hannah and Jon married at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, a picturesque locale perched on a grassy knoll above yet another beautiful rocky Maine seacoast.  I could have spent all day there photographing the newlyweds!  Their wedding day brought some of that summer heat and vitamin D that we're all craving after a hearty Maine winter, and guests soaked it all up enjoying cocktail hour at the museum.  Ogunquit Trolley Company transported guests to Jonathan's Restaurant to continue the night's festivities.  Guests were treated to a lobster bake, amongst other tasty dishes, a three tiered wedding cake (each a different flavor), and blueberry pie, if someone needed a good ol' Maine dessert fix. 

Hannah and Jon made their rowdy entrance to the reception with a wood beam and an American flag -- I still have to find out what that was all about!  They had their first dance to a Dave Matthews Band song.  Hannah's dad Andy was her softball team coach, so it was only fitting they danced to "Put Me In Coach."  Jon danced with his mom Sherry to Natalie Merchant's "Kind and Generous."  DJ Mike kept the dance floor full and guests movin'!  Hannah gave her bouquet to her grandparents, Doris and Ben, who have been married a whopping 66 years! 

Hannah and Jon, I know you've been together 6 years already, but here's to the start of your own 67 years of marriage!  Thanks so much for letting me document your big day.  I had a blast and it was so nice to meet your families.  Cheers, Mr. and Mrs. Edson!

The image below of Jonathan's Restaurant at dusk was taken by the lovely Lindsay Heald, former emilie inc. intern-turned-photographer!


* emilie inc.: Kate + Roger's Wedding at The Samoset in Rockport, Maine

I first met Kate at our previous studio space at Emilie's home office.  She came with her parents and I knew then that family was really important to her.  Roger unfortunately couldn't get time off from work, but he still attended the meeting via FaceTime.  When Kate patched him in, I also knew then that their relationship was a solid one, full of kindness and compassion.  Kate's dad joked with Roger.  It was so sweet to witness all this and made me excited to document their wedding.

Fast forward months later to the big day, and everyone I had meet was just as kind and loving to each other and myself, as well as Denise (they had the benefit of hiring a second photographer last minute).  The kindness extended to all of the guests, the other family and friends of Kate and Roger.  Kate said she had some butterflies, but she appeared pretty cool.  She was a beautiful blushing bride, glowing with excitement.  Roger was definitely cool as a cuke, full of his jokes to make Kate laugh and put her at ease.  There it was again -- the love, kindness, and compassion between Kate and Roger that I had witnessed months earlier, over FaceTime no less!

The wedding day had a classic touch with bold navy and white stripes, and just the right amount of nautical touches.  The planning was thoughtful; the details refined.  And the band! -- K2 from Boston -- was killer and had everyone dancing the entire night!  Will and his team at the Samoset did a fantastic job, as usual, orchestrating the entire day and making sure it all ran smoothly.

What a day!  Kate and Roger, thank you again for having Denise and I document your wedding day!  We loved every minute and are so happy for you two.  Hope your Hawaiian honeymoon was a blast!

(Please note, the couple also hired a second photographer, so some of these photos were shot by my fellow emilie inc. photographer, the talented Denise Farwell).