Natalie and Thad’s Peaks Island Maine Wedding

The weather is always a very important consideration for any outdoor wedding, and Thad and Natalie’s wedding was no exception. They lucked out ten-fold with the weather on their wedding day. Dan and I could barely get over how absolutely beautiful it was. The overcast skies made all the colors POP and set a mood that made us feel like Mainers, even with our Carolina blood. The heat stayed away and created a very comfortable setting for their intimate, tender and personal ceremony. We called the only cab on the island and rode out for some couple portraits on the back side of the island. It practically took our breath away. Adding this Navy Helicopter Pilot and his Navy Nurse wife into the scene was almost too much to bear. It was hard to hold the camera steady! As the day progressed we came to learn how close everyone there was to the bride and groom. It felt like an intimate gathering of people who love each other, which is exactly how a wedding should be. Thad was so tender with Natalie, and she was one of the most laid back brides I can remember ever having. Her Maid of Honor made the bouquets and they spent most of the morning decorating the place themselves. It was a sweet wedding to be able to be a part of. Most importantly of all, Natalie and Thad are now married and ready to set sail on the most exciting voyage in life thus far… married life.

P.S.- Yes, there was Lobster!

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  1. John
    September 28, 2011

    I don’t even know these people, and I almost cried looking at these flawless timeless photos. Another amazing job by Bethany and Dan.

  2. brandy
    October 2, 2011

    seriously, tears … best = maine + wedding + love

    and p.s. the girl in the red dress with the brown belt with her arms up, i want her dress!

  3. Juliet
    October 7, 2011

    LOVE AND LOVE!!!! Mat and I walked right past this place on Peaks Island and watched a wedding going on. That is so cool you guys just did one there!
    What a beautiful wedding and you guys did an amazing job. 😀

  4. […] so nice to be around that. We met them at the Casco Bay Lines, right where we had met them before their wedding last September. It was crazy cold outside. Thad, like a true “Mainer,” went without a coat for most of […]

  5. […] One of the bridesmaids was one of our brides from last year! You can even see Jess and Eric in Natalie and Thad’s wedding blog post. Gotta love seeing your friends at a wedding right? The ceremony was stunning as she walked down […]

  6. […] Natalie and Thad are one of our 2011 wedding couples. Next we photographed them again in January of 2012 for an IN LOVE session. Then at Jess and Eric’s wedding we got to see them AGAIN, (Jess and Natalie are besties)! The craziest part is that they live WAY over in Lake Tahoe. You would think we would never see them but we are looking forward to the next time, whenever that may be. They want to move to Maine to settle one day and so do we, so who knows right? We may just meet them at Gritty’s on a monthly basis and just hang out in the future. You never know. […]

  7. […] Island. It will cost you about $8 a person and it is worth every penny. We have been to photograph a wedding, but it was definitely not our first time. We love to head over and just walk along the ocean road […]

  8. […] weekend of the Clam Festival, an iconic Maine event. Abbi is the sister of one of our past grooms, Thad! It was wonderful to capture another wedding for this family that we have grown to love over the […]


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