Ankur and Bhuja’s Portland Head Light Engagement Session

Ankur brought his girlfriend Bhuja all the way up here to Maine from their home in NYC. He wanted to propose to her in a beautiful place with a fantastic view, and we will take that as a compliment. I mean… In my opinion NYC has that too! We stayed way back and let him pop the question on a rocky outcropping. Of course, she said “yes”! Afterwards she was also surprised to learn WE were there and it was all caught on camera! We promptly began an engagement session in one of the most iconic places in Maine: Fort Williams Park and the Portland Head Light. What could be better? The best part of the session was when we turned on Pharrell William’s “Happy”  and they danced along while we took photos. It was pure Happy!

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Danielle and Josh’s Portland Maine Engagement Session

Danielle and Josh are one of our 2015 wedding couples and are getting married in Bar Harbor! I can already taste the popovers and jam at Jordan Pond, which we will most definitely be hitting up when we make the trek up to Acadia. If you have never been, put it at the top of your bucket list. We met these two at the Gisland Farm location of the Maine Audubon, a place they picked out. It was a colorful fall day and the weather was what people LIVE for up here! We just walked around and took photos in all the beautiful light Dan and I were seeing… everywhere! The two of us had never been to this spot so it was fun to be able to go and photograph there. Afterwards, we went to East End Beach here in Portland, where we got to hang out and photograph their fur-baby: Sophie! It was really fun to try and make a different session out of this photographically speaking, since we had been to East End Beach only a few days prior with Katie and Luke. The light rewarded us yet again and we got to put these two in front of a GORGEOUS pink and purple sky. I loved how much Josh loved his fiance AND his puggle and just look at how well they were styled! I loved her Camel coat. It was a couple hours filled with a smitten couple.

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Venues:  Gisland Farm and East End Beach

Sarah and David’s South Boston Engagement Session

These two…. We are so EXCITED to be working with them on their sure-to-be-incredible wedding at the Fairmont Copley Hotel next year! Just imagine how amazing that is going to be looking at the connection the two of them have together. We are already counting down the days!

For their engagement session, we met them AND their dog “Beans” at their home in Southie. We headed out to a nearby park where we watched beans run around all over the place, like the mayor of the park. It was hilarious. Between Bean runs, we took some photos of the two of them in a place they go almost every day. I love how personal that is. Now every time they see these photos they can be reminded not only of this experience, but that this is truly a part of their normal life, where love really lives (normal life).  Im ALLLLLLLL about that. Next, we moved to Castle Island. Dan and I have wanted to photograph a couple there for a really long time so were were so happy when they suggested it! WIN! The sky was unreal and we were able to get some epic sky shots that we can’t get enough of. All in all… it was an awesome way to spend an evening. O yeah… then we went out for dinner with the two of them afterwards because why not? Clients=Friends.Sarah and David Engagement 0002Sarah and David Engagement 0006 Sarah and David Engagement 0016 Sarah and David Engagement 0035Sarah and David Engagement 0018 Sarah and David Engagement 0050Sarah and David Engagement 0040 Sarah and David Engagement 0075 Sarah and David Engagement 0078 Sarah and David Engagement 0086 Sarah and David Engagement 0110 Sarah and David Engagement 0134 Sarah and David Engagement 0139Sarah and David Engagement 0117

Katie and Luke’s Munjoy Hill Engagement Session

Katie and Luke and their sweet Corgi Penny are moving away from Portland to a town nearby to be closer to both of their jobs. It is bittersweet for them which we completely understand. Thankfully we were able to have their engagement session in their neighborhood before they moved! The day was rainy leading up to the last hour before we were going to begin. It was funny that when the rain finally stopped the weather was absolutely unbelievable. We ALL raved about how glad we were that we didn’t postpone it since the skies were dramatic and the temperature was heavenly. This time of year in Maine is second to none and I am so glad that we got to spend some time out in the gorgeousness. Dan and I have a special place in our hearts for Munjoy Hill too since it’s where we lived when we moved here in 2008. Its where we fell in love with Maine.

I love when we photograph a couple that can’t stop kissing. Every time we said “Give her a kiss” Luke JUMPED at the opportunity. “You mean like we always do? I don’t want to stop.” I mean… what more could you ask for? A few of the spots we went included where they walk Penny every day, the spot they got engaged, as well as their rooftop deck. I would say it was an excellent choice of locations according to my “choose places that mean something to you” philosophy. We had so much fun with these two. Im not kidding about that dinner out together soon guys. Ok?

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Marie and Mike’s South Boston Engagement Session

Man o man was this a fun evening! We met Marie and Mike at their home in Southie to begin the engagement session. She bounded down the stairs in a cobalt blue dress and I already knew I liked her. The energy between the two of them is easy to work with. One thing I really loved about Mike was a little subtle but I highly appreciated it. Like most men we work with, he really wasn’t SUPER excited about “frolicking” around town and being photographed. It’s one of those things that we totally get and work hard to make easier for them. While Mike was not super stoked about it, he was all in for Marie the whole time. There wasn’t a moment of grumpiness or aggravation, just him trusting us and doing this out of true love for Marie. I swear it made me love him too. Ha!

We just walked around on a lovely street near their home and then made our way to a local park that we have actually been dying to photograph in. It has a super sweet monument and a ridiculously good view of the city. After that, we made our way to the Seaport and took in yet another of my favorite Boston views. One of my favorite moments was when I asked them to dance. Instead of your typical middle school style rock-back-and-forth move, they started breaking it down like it was a party. I died laughing and now expect all our couples to bust moves similar to that. Ok? Thanks.
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