Caleigh and Sean had a different plan for their wedding, including Turks and Caicos. 😩 They still wanted to get married though no matter what. They had a tiny legal ceremony at a Justice of the Peace’s house(!) and then drove up to Maine for some photos with us, to commemorate their wedding. This year has been a serious downer for so many of our clients but we can’t stress enough how important it is to still honor your relationship and do what your hearts need… and for Caleigh and Sean, that was to get married.
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Last week we showed off Liv and Cole’s wedding at Turner Farm on North Haven Island. This week we want to blow your mind with Liv and Cole again, and this time you’ll REALLY get to see how tough Liv is.
Tough. As. Nails.
O you’ll see.
We met them the next evening after their wedding day and hitched a ride across the Fox Island Thoroughfare to Vinalhaven. On the way, a squall hit us and we all got caught in the rain and wind, docked the boat, and ran up the hill to their friend’s house.
After the rain passed it was STUNNING out so we started right back up with our session. They opted to wear wedding clothes for the first half of the shoot and then switched into their regular clothing for the second half, which I loved because they got to have images of both vibes of themselves. Always a good choice.
The squall wasn’t the only “challenge” of the day though. Read on…
And then… she broke her toe.
We didnt believe it at first, but then Cole started to run back up to the house for help. Liv’s pinky toe was at a right angle you guys. She was beside herself with pain and there was nothing we could do!! Grace would have it that one of Liv’s besties, at the house up the hill, is a nurse! He came down and reset her toe. Cole emptied her barf bucket (it was that much pain you guys). I sat down with her and told her we could stop and figure out another time to finish the session. No worries. But this girl rallied and we finished the session. Incredible. See below…
It’s kinda impossible to really narrow down our favorite photos to ONE from each shoot we do but here is our attempt. Honestly though it’s really just us choosing a favorite in the moment. These are from each engagement session and portrait session from 2016. Dang did we have a good time.
Two days afterÂ their stunner wedding, Meredith-Gray and Eric met us at 8:00am for some portraits in the moody Seattle morning. They wanted to have images of themselves that didn’t just depict them on their wedding day, but also images that showed them more as themselves in their favorite city. I say city, but really they love the nature and ocean around Seattle, and wanted to meet us at Golden Gardens park, close to where Eric had lived on his sailboat for a few years. The weather was brisk and foggy, which was exactly what Mer wanted. Me too actually! I love when the weather has an attitude.
It was so sweet seeing them again, in a different context than the wedding. Sometimes its hard photographing friends because you cant sit back and enjoy your time together at the wedding. Im thankful we got this one on one time with them.
In addition to Engagements, we also offer Post Wedding Sessions and In Love Sessions.
Post Wedding Sessions are sessions we do with couples the day after their wedding.Â It’s a chance to wear your wedding clothes (or in one case your bathing suits) and hang out with us in a more relaxed environment than your wedding day, without all its onlookers and timelines. Â We did two of these this year, one in Hawaii and one in Puerto Rico (underwater).
In Love sessions are for couples who are already married or not yet engaged and want to have a portrait sessions, similar to an engagement session. These are so fun for us because we get to workÂ with people who are having images taken not because they think they NEED to because they are engaged, but simply because they want to capture that moment in time of their relationship as it is. Thats valuing photography.