Bill + Sarah | Ferry Beach House | Prout's Neck Wedding Photographer

From my first conversations with Bill and Sarah, I knew I was going to love this wedding! I had the opportunity to meet up with them the month before and we had some great conversation over a beer at Rising Tide Brewery in Portland, Maine. We talked life, travel plans, and the details of their laid back and intimate wedding plans. The idea was to have a simple and memorable event with just a couple dozen friends and family there to celebrate their marriage. They found a great little house near Ferry Beach, with a gorgeous lawn and barn right on site! It turned out to be a beautiful day, with children happily running around the property all afternoon.  A special part of this wedding was all of the handmade items and the work that everyone put into the details of the day! I'm honored to have been chosen to capture this special occasion, and I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the photos and stories that follow!

-At the end of this blog post is a link to the full album and ordering gallery-

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Theses hand painted invitations were done by Bill himself!

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Handmade wedding favors

Bill’s mom made the clay pots for their wedding favors which housed these little succulents! 

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exchanging gifts before the ceremony
mom helping the bride put on her wedding dress
mother of the bride putting in the veil

This first look between Sarah and her father was such a wonderful moment! It's always great when dad gets his own first look, and it's always a touching, emotional time.

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dad tearing up seeing his daughter for the first time
emotional first look
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fun kids photos at a wedding
excited bride walking down the aisle
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At one point during the ceremony, the rings were passed around for everyone to give a special blessing or prayer for the couple.

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Bill and Sarah chose to incorporate a Native American wedding tradition with the blanket ceremony. If I recall correctly, it is provided by family and represents the couple's oneness and commitment from this point on.

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First Kiss
high five after the ceremony
Large group wedding photo
Bride and groom portraits
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Maine lobster rolls

After dinner, everyone was invited to walk down to the beach to skip rocks in the water. We also took this opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful sunset that evening!

Ferry Beach Sunset Wedding Photos Flax Studios
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A long walk on the beach after sunset
funny wedding photos
skipping stones on the ocean
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Bill and Sarah even got a little police escort back to the house haha!

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unique take on the cake cutting
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First dance

For their Father/Daughter dance, dad had a little suprise starting it off with NSYNC's "Bye Bye", complete with the hand motions! 

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Wedding Astrophotography Flax Studios Maine Weddings

Thank you Bill and Sarah!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue: Private residence
Hair: Thomas at Parlour

Cake/Dessert: Wild Oats BakeryThe Baker’s Bench
Flowers(bouquet): 
Field Floral Studios
Succulents – Skillin’s Greenhouses
Catering: Coast2Coast Caterers
Dress: Stella York
Dress Seamstress: Bette’s Bridal Stylings of Maine
Suit: Woot.com

Rentals – One Stop Event Rental
 

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Chris + Lauren | Camden Maine Engagement Photographer

It's not often that when you get ditched by friends before a concert that it's a good thing. In this case, Chris ended up meeting Lauren through mutual friends when he decided to go alone anyway. Five years have passed since then and they'll be getting married next year! I'm looking forward to next October, when I'll be photographing their wedding at one of my favorite venues, Point Lookout in Northport, Maine!

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We started the session up on top of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park. The views of Camden harbor and the surrounding coastline are beautiful and make for the perfect backdrop! After that, we worked our way downtown to use the area around the amphitheater and public library. 

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