Dave + Laura | Harmony Hill Farm | Warren, Maine Wedding Photographer

I only had the opportunity to meet Dave and Laura a few days before their wedding - which is when we did their engagement session -  and I quickly knew that this was going to be a great wedding day! I loved how much they connected with each other. To put it in a corny way, I think I told them something along the lines of, "You two have such a natural presence together". By that, I mean capturing their interactions was all I needed, as their love for each other seemed effortless. Sure enough, their wedding day did not disappoint! The excitement was in the air and one of my favorite memories from the day was them running down the aisle together, and then again as they left the ceremony. It was such a beautiful picture of how I viewed their love in the short time I had the pleasure of spending with them. I'm happy to present their wedding day as seen through my lens! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being there, and thanks for coming!   

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For their ceremony, close friends came up to share about their history and stories. Speaking of the characters that make them special, and also how suited they were for each other. A special touch to go along with the vows Dave and Laura wrote for each other!

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Again, one of my favorite moments, watching these two litterally run away together! 

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The day may have started with a little rain, but WOW... What a beautiful evening we had!

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I was all packed and ready to head out, but how could I have not busted the camera back out for this final shot!

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Thank you Dave and Laura!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue: Harmony Hill Farm &  Wedding Barn
Harvest Moon Catering
Dress: Somebody Loves Me Bridal
Band: Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective
Flowers: Spruce
Coordinator: Tammy Hilchey (Harmony Hill Farm)

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Colby + Hannah | Ellsworth, Maine Wedding Photographer

During a season of unusual Maine weather, Colby and Hannah couldn't have had a more perfect day! The weeks leading up to their wedding were full of brutal heat, humidity, and constant rain.  Thankfully, that was not the case here! I started my day by joining them at this beautiful lakeside property where everyone was getting ready. What a perfect backdrop it made for the first look and a few portraits. This was such a fun loving group to photograph for the day, with plenty of laughter and goofing around! Besides the portraits at the end of the day, one of my favorite moments was the video that played during the reception, and the reactions that went with it. You can see that below! I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the photos and stories below, and thanks for coming! 

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The boys certainly were having some good times with their photos, ranging from romantic titanic themes to counter-terrorism, haha!

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Hannah was cool and collected, excited for the day to begin...after a snack!

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Love this moment of the bridesmaids waiting to come up the stairs and see Hannah in her dress for the first time.

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It was time for the first look! If you can't tell, there was some excitement surrounding it!

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After we finished at the lake, we headed down to the church in Ellsworth for the ceremony, where the love and laughter continued through the vows.

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During the reception, a video was shared detailing the story of their first kiss. It was so great and impossible to only convey through the photos, so I'm glad to share this video by Jo Lord. Still awesome the second time around!

Video Courtesy of Jo Lord

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After the first dances and some games, it was time to open the dance floor!

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While not as commonly done,  Colby and Hannah wanted some post-reception photos so I joined them after they left the reception. We spent an hour nearby and captured so many beautiful photos, which I'm so glad we did! I can't imagine not having these images to close out the day! :D  

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Thank you Colby and Hannah!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Videographer: Jo Lord
Catering: Eric Hildreth
Closson Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Alberta's Hair Designs
Dress: David's Bridal
Suit: Macy's
Planner: Savannah Lord
Venue: United Baptist Church and Ellsworth Assembly of God

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