* emilie inc.: Family portrait with baby Atlas at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine

I was so excited to meet little Atlas, just shy of 11 months old.  Almost two years ago, I photographed the lovely little wedding of his parents, Kairsten and Mark, along the river in Kennebunkport.  Still living in Seattle, they flew in for a week of vacation and family fun.  Kairsten's parents live on the road to Laudholm Farm, so it seemed only appropriate that we head there for some photos of the little man.  Kairsten and Mark said Atlas is a shy guy, and while he did have his moments, he was actually kind of a ham for the camera -- of course, when he wasn't busy gnawing on books or his fingers.  Yep, it's that stage! 

I love when couples keep in touch and have me continue to document their lives for other big events after their wedding day and as their families grow.  It's a pretty cool thing to witness.  Can't wait to see Atlas the next time - walkin' and talkin'!

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* emilie inc.: Abbi + Aaron's engagement session at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Abbi and Aaron decided to brave the weather for their engagement session at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.  Glad they did, because the rain held and we had a blast roaming the park, capturing some sweet moments of these two lovebirds before their Portland wedding next June.  Little pooch Brooklyn even joined us for a bit, providing canine kisses and showing off her sit-and-shake-paw skills.  Abbi and Aaron's reception will be held at Ocean Gateway, and to our hilarious surprise, the Nova Star ship that will be docked there for a bit during their wedding, appeared on the horizon - clearly there to photo bomb their engagement session as well!  I can't wait for the big day - I have no doubt it'll be a fun one!

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* emilie inc.: Erica + Luc's wedding at the Moffatt-Ladd House and Gardens in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Erica and Luc's wedding day was beautiful.  They married in the gorgeous Moffatt-Ladd House and Gardens in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with about 70 close friends and family in attendance (I was excited to see Audra and Matt as guests; I photographed their wedding with Emilie almost four years ago, and Audra is a wedding photographer herself).  Although the wedding had the casual Seacoast vibe, there was an international zest throughout the day.  Erica's family is Portuguese and Luc's family is Dutch -- for some, the wedding was their first or second visit to the U.S. from the Netherlands.  I'll admit, a couple times I wished I had Erica or Luc by my side as translators during my attempts to chat with extended family (comical on my part)!  Fortunately, everyone could speak the language of photography, and I was able to witness, friends, family, and Erica and Luc in sheer happiness all day. 

These two have a quiet, unspoken connection.  However, I wrongly assumed Luc of being reserved.  He had been calm and gentlemanly throughout the ceremony and portraits, but surprised me at the reception by riding through the venue on Erica's beloved bike, dressed in costume props from their photo booth that were reminiscent of George Clinton and his band Parliament.  What had I just witnessed?!  Apparently something funkadelic!

Thanks for having for me document your wedding day, Erica and Luc!  I have no doubt you enjoyed your honeymoon in Costa Rica!

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