Chris + Patricia | Intimate Maine Wedding | Deer Isle

When Patricia first reached out and sent an inquiry to me, I replied that it was unlikely I would be able to capture their day due to some surrounding bookings. We set up a time to chat anyway and it wasn’t hard for them to talk me into adding their quaint wedding into an already busy season - and I’m so glad they did! If you haven’t been out to Deer Isle before, it is a great area that can be accessed via a bridge. It is OUT THERE too and feels like quite the drive after you turn off Route 1 haha. While the day wasn’t as clear as one may have hoped, the rains thankfully held off for most of the day! It wasn’t until I was driving home that evening that it started to rain more heavily. Chris and Patricia had this lovely little wedding planned with a select group of friends and family. I love to capture more intimate wedding events like this and hope that you enjoy reliving the day through these photos!

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Classic wedding portrait
black and white wedding dress photo

It’s not often that I’m sent off to do photos of the bridesmaids themselves, but just look at this two! Isla and Maisy were the sweetest!

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They were tasked with bringing their dad a gift, and spent some time in the cabin with him as he got ready.

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Back in the main house, Patricia’s mother was helping her get ready for the ceremony.

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After a few quick snaps on the back porch, it was time to head down to the water where they would be getting married! It was a bit cold and windy, but they were gifted with just a touch of sunshine as the ceremony ended!

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We took some (very) quick family photos down by the shore, before Patrica and Chris spent some time alone to capture some shots down on the docks.

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Since it was cloudy and cool down by the water, we retreated up to the yard, set up a light and finished up some portraits. I love these!

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The rest of the evening was a very relaxed, family dinner sort of occasion. They shared a first dance and spent the evening enjoying everyone’s company. Dinner was catered by “Milk & Honey”, who did an amazing job and had the most incredible staff! One of the best meals I’ve had all year.

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Thank you Chris and Patricia!

Hair and Makeup- Amy's Salon & Spa
Venue - Private Residence
Flowers - Fairwinds Florist of Blue Hill
Dress - Madeleine's Daughter Bridal
Dress Designer - Pronovias
Catering - Milk & Honey
Photographer - James Flachsbart

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Brian + Brianne | Sunday River Wedding | Bethel, Maine Photographer

This would be our last trip of the year to this beautiful area of Maine, and what a perfect day it was. I had a great time meeting Brian and Bri for their engagement session a couple months before in Camden, and had a fantastic time with them again on their wedding day! One of my favorite memories of the day was the clear love and commitment these two share. I know that sounds cliche, but seeing Brian immediately tear up before even seeing Bri for the first time, told you everything you needed to know. We started our day at the Jordan Hotel, where everyone was getting ready, and where this story begins. I hope you love reliving this day as much as we did capturing it…

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wedding jewelry details

Getting Ready at The Jordan Hotel

As we arrived to the suite, everyone was bustling about and preparing for the day ahead. This is always a fun time for capturing candids and small moments. Brian’s end of the getting ready had a little less going on and nerves were running a little higher over there. There are only a few photos posted here, but I love the flower girl clearly showing her age to the hair and makeup artist, when she’s asked. “Three”

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First Look at the Newry Covered Bridge

This is one of my favorite spots in the state. Such an iconic location, and even provides cover if needed on a rainy day! This is where Brian and Brianne would see each other for the first time, followed by some wedding party formals before it was off to the chondolas at Sunday River. I love the emotion in some of these images.

groomsmen walking on the covered bridge
the groom crying during the first look
emotional first look
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bridal party photos on the newry covered bridge
Formal wedding portrait under the covered bridge
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romantic wedding photos in the forest
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sunflower wedding bouquet


It was time to head up the mountain to North Peak Lodge for the rest of the festivities! The fall chill was definitely starting to set in, and Brian and Bri were thoughtful enough to have blankets out for the ceremony. Great idea!

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A little too cold and windy for a trip up the ski lift, but we still got a photo of Bri arriving via the Chondola!

The bride arriving on the chondola
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This is one of my favorite shots of the day as Bri walked down the aisle and Brian started to tear up again.

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A quick group shot with all the wedding guests followed by a few sunset photos!

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Snack time!

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black and white first dance photo
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The toasts had both heart and humor! My favorite being when Brian’s best man discussed his level of commitment haha!

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north peak lodge sunset
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One popular spot for the evening was the ice luge! Definitely a great spot to capture some fun shenanigans.

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Time to party!!!

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Thank you Brian and Bri!

Photographer - James Flachsbart
2nd Photographer - Laureh Johnson Flachsbart
Videographer Team - OTD Collective
Hair and Makeup- The Beauty Bar
Venue& Catering - Sunday River
Cake- Love Kupcakes
Flowers- Pooh Corner Farm Greenhouses & Florist
Dress- A Day To Remember Bridal Boutique (Concord)
Suit- Men's Warehouse
Live Music and DJ - Isaiah Bennett
Planner- Kerrie Heath – provided by Sunday River
Officiant – Jeremey Lepore
Ice Luge – SubZero Ice Carvings

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