Ryan + Abby | Wooster Farm | North Haven Wedding Photographer

What was forecasted to be an unusually  muggy and sticky Maine summer day turned out to be an overall perfect one for Ryan and Abby's wedding on North Haven Island!  Departing the mainland via water taxi, the morning temperature had already started to rise, but the beauty of living on the coast prevailed.  Further out on the open seas, North Haven island brought a much sought out reprieve for traveling wedding guests. One thing that Ryan and Abby were looking forward to was sharing with others the beauty of the island that they had enjoyed together for some time. It certainly did not disappoint, and it was clear that everyone had a lovely day celebrating with Ryan and Abby! I was so glad to be chosen to capture this special occasion, and I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the stories and photos that follow. Thanks for coming! 

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

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Abby had some coveted "blue box" gifts for her bridesmaids! While they were supposed to have their eyes closed, there may have been some peeking...

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Abby's mom had a special gift for her as well!

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After Abby was all ready to go, it was time for their first look at Nebo Lodge! What a beautiful little inn - just a short walk from the ferry terminal on North Haven. The garden patio made for a perfect backdrop!

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After the first look at Nebo Lodge, it was off to her family home for some pre-ceremony pictures!

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The genuineness of a wedding in Maine is when you have to check your bride for ticks after just a short walk through the grass!
*cue Brad Paisley song* 

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Their vintage Land Cruiser was a must use for a few photos!

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A little improvised sign repair pre-ceremony.

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The "Frank Benson" Oceanfront Farmhouse Tennis Estate, also know as "Wooster Farm", was such a perfect spot for a wedding like this. The outdoor ceremony facing the ocean, a barn for cocktail hour, and a large lawn for the tented reception make for a great "all-in-one" sort of location! 

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The florals for the day by "Pretty Flowers" were absolutely gorgeous!

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The flower girls were certainly the stars of the dance floor for the day. I love this shot of the little boots running around!

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After dinner, we snuck out for a few minutes to capture some portraits using the gorgeous North Haven coastline!

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I enjoyed spending some of the day getting to know the "Jim Ciampi Band",  with whom I shared a boat ride over and back from the island with. What a talented bunch to keep the party going and get the dance floor moving! If you're looking for a band for your Maine wedding, I highly recommend checking them out!

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To wrap up our part of a perfect day, it was time for the sparkler sendoff for Abby and Ryan, who then retreated with the guests back to the barn for some late night pizza!

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Thank you Ryan and Abby!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue: Wooster Farm
Planners - Ali and Bev - Wedding Angel Events
Band - The Jim Ciampi Band
Flowers - Pretty Flowers
Catering - Laura Cabot Catering
Cake - Sweet Sensations &  Twin Cakes(desert table)

Want see the rest of the photos or make orders? Click the link below to see the full album and make orders for a limited time! 
 

FULL WEDDING ALBUM LINK

The Best Maine Wedding Photos of 2017

This is SO late, but after shooting 24 weddings last year followed by a super busy winter, I'm a little behind on this stuff! With over 40,000 photos taken in the 2017 season, it is of course IMPOSSIBLE to properly represent everything, but I've done my best to share 100ish of my favorite photos from the year. Every wedding was special to me and I was filled with so much joy remembering all of these days/memories that I experienced. I'm so honored to do what I do, and exciting that things just continue to grow with another full season in 2018! Booking has begun for 2019 and 2020, so if you're getting married soon, don't wait to contact me! Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are some of my favorites from the 2017 wedding season. Thank you so much to all of the amazing people that chose me to capture their special day. You will never be forgotten! 

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The most epic first dace of all time!

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Kelly and Caitlin both hiding behind vehicles to avoid people. Hiding brides are the best haha!

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If you don't end up in a cop car on your wedding day, you may not be having enough fun!

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When the wind decides to give a little extra privacy for the first look!

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BLUE STEEL!

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Addie enjoying a wedding day ride on her dad's boat!

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Love this moment with Jake watching his little girl being pulled down the aisle...

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Marriage is all about carrying each other through the hard spots in life.

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Obligatory Maine lobster photo haha

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"The best dad on the dance floor" award for the year definitely went to Ben's dad!

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Impromptu limbo's can be a fun wedding activity... but also a little dangerous!

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Thank you so much everyone for the amazing 2017 that it was! :)