Gutsy + Real + Honest + Intuitive + Quirky
We are dependant on our couples to be themselves; real, confident, imperfect, brave and quirky too. Our main inspirations are light, emotion and landscape. We dig bold light, dark shadows, buttery golden sun and high contrast. Drawn to the emotions of the day we focus on the story being told, both the public displays as well as the private moments and we stay alongside you you through the whole day in order to get that. We believe in the importance of the location you chose for your wedding and we incorporate that into the story as much as we can. While we do step in to help direct you during your portraits, we use a photo-journalistic techinuque during the rest of the day as it unfolds.
Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.
The Black Tie Bride
Love & Lobster
Portlany Monthly Magazine
Real Maine Weddings
Southern Weddings Blog
Style Me Pretty
The Wedding Row
Wedding Wire Couples and Bride's Choice Awards 2013–2016
Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Awards 2014–2016
Part of the Black Tie Bride's Best Moments, Gowns, and Overall Weddings 2015
The Cover of Portland Monthly Magazine July/August 2016 and April 2013
Honorable Mention in Junebug's Best of Engagements 2014
Third Place in the Details Category for the Pass Photo Contest 2012
Members of The World's Best Wedding Photographers on Junebug 2014-2016
Members of Fearless Photographers 2014–2016
Founders of the Non-Profit Welcome Them Home
Seven hours of coverage
Both of us as your photographers
The high-res images
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We have our suitcases halfway packed at all times, just in case. Our passports are up to date and have stamps from Ireland, Iceland, Norway, the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands with space for more. Just don't ask to see the passport photos. Yikes.
Since 2010 we have photographed couples all over the U.S. Including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska and are 100% down for adding to that list. Let us know where you want us to go!
What's it like to be photographed by you guys?
You problably came here and are still reading because you like our work. We say it is a blend of photojournalism and organic posing. Most of the day we let everything unfold as it will. You set the vibe of the day and we go with it! It's real, true to your personalities, and it's honest; which is just how we like it. When it's time to create magic during engagement shoots or couples portraits on the wedding day, we step in and help as much as you need us. If that means chasing you around as you are interacting with each other, or us telling you exactly how to stand and move because you're nervous. Either way we can create some super fun photos together. We just need a lite time to make it happen.
What's it like to have us at your wedding?
Bethany has an innate sense of the emotions of the day and Dan will bring the laid-back attitude that almost every wedding day will need at some point. We love landscapes and draw our energy and inspiration from the setting you provide. We are very involved in the day. We don't use zoom lenses for hardly anything besides the ceremony. If one of our photos looks up close and personal, it probably was! With respect to your venue and vibe, we do our best to be bold and give you the images you want!
We work closely with you and your planner on the details of your wedding day timeline. Ideally we like to arrive about an hour before you need to be dressed and ready and we like to stay at least an hour into the party. For couple portraits on the wedding day we ideally like to have between 45-60 minutes to work with just the two of you as a couple during the last two hours of light in the day if possible.
These formal photographs are archival and we always take them. We believe that being able to look back on these classic photographs is of historical importance. A short list of typical shots is provided but this varies greatly based on your family.
We take many images, but only the absoloute best make the cut for our clients. The images you have as your wedding collection have been curated to tell the story of your wedding day. This commonly results in around 100 images per hour of photographing. Turnaround is typically around 6-8 weeks. Each image you receive has been color corrected and edited to the standard you see in our portfolio. We believe you are hiring us to take care of each moment within each image and to do that we spend time on them. When we hand over your photographs, they will be accessible to you instantly via an online gallery where you can download, share and print your photographs.
We are extremely comfortable shooting in new locations and actually prefer this to photographing in ones we have previously been too. Additionally, the lighting and weather on your wedding day will most likely be different than a day we visit. We also arrive early on wedding days to look over the locations so we are prepared for the times we need to structure the photography. If you would feel more comfortable to show us around the location prior to the wedding day, we can do that for a fee.
The Booking Process
We like to meet you somehow, even if it's just on the phone or via skype. You will feel a lot more comfortable booking us as your wedding photographers if you have a feel for our personalities. Once you decide to hire us we will send you a booking proposal via email. You can sign the contract and pay your retainer fee online. This reserves and books your date! We are all yours! The payment process is in three parts: 33% retainer paid at booking, 33% paid five months prior to your wedding, and the remaining balance is due three weeks before your date. We accept all major credit cards as well as checks and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Many of our couples book us a year in advance so don't hesitate when you have made your decision. We don't hold dates without a retainer and a contract.
If your wedding takes place within two hours of Portland, Maine there are no travel costs for you. If your wedding is between 2 and 4 hours away, we charge a small travel fee. If your wedding is over 4 hours away we require 2 nights in a hotel and flights, if needed. Easy peasy. Let's go!