Wil + Liz | Castine, Maine Wedding Photographer

What a beautiful day it ended up being for Wil and Liz's destination wedding in Castine, ME! Many friends and family traveled long distances to come and celebrate with them on pretty short notice. The amazing feat was the result of only a short 6 weeks planning and preparation time! The plan was simple though, an intimate wedding with a little over 30 close friends and family. They enjoyed the week on this beautiful river front property, with the finale being the wedding day!  I arrived to everyone bustling about and helping put the final pieces in place, including the beautiful arbor just built that morning! Except for moment when I stepped backward and crushed a can of beer that ended up soaking my shoe, I had an amazing time with these two, and their lovely friends/family. Everyone was so welcoming and it was more like being one of the guests, with everyone knowing me by name. It is possible that sharing names with both Liz's father and brother helped though haha. Instead of having a favorite memory, I most enjoyed seeing everyone have such a relaxing good time together. Not all weddings can be described that way! I hope you enjoy the photos as much I enjoyed being there to capture them!

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

Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios
Wedding dress hanging in a tree
Bride getting ready

Flower crowns and bacon. Both essential things to have while getting ready!

Hair and makeup before the ceremony
Photojournalistic wedding photos
Groomsmen portraits
Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios-8.jpg
mom helping her daughter get ready
bridesmaids getting ready robes
black and white getting ready photos

Castine Maine Outdoor Ceremony Locations
first kiss at the end of the ceremony
Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios-28.jpg
Toasting after the ceremony
Castine Maine Bridal Portraits
bride and bridesmaids portraits
Natural off camera lighting Flax Studios
Wedding Day Cigars

Cigars and lobstah socks for the boys,  Ayuh!

Lobster socks groomsmen
Golf Cart Wedding Transportation
rope swingset

Natural Light Wedding Portraits
Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios-58.jpg
Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios-60.jpg

Castine Maine Private wedding rental properties
group photo with all wedding guests
First dance
Mother and son in law

What a delicious spread and fantastic service by Markels Bake House!

wedding ring macro photography

I love toasts with laughs and tears! Liz's sisters' headbutting stories probably had to be the best though! 

It's rare that I would leave the reception for photos, but wow, so worth it! A short 5 minute ride led us to this beautiful west-facing beach in Castine for Sunset!

Dramatic wedding portraits Castine, ME Flax Studios
Sunset walk on the beach Castine Maine
Silhouette sunset wedding photos Castine Maine

Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios-93.jpg
Wedding at Dusk
sparkler exit wedding photos Maine weddings
Castine Maine Wedding Photographers Flax Studios-101.jpg

Thank you Wil and Liz!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue: Private Rental
Catering & Cake:
Markels Bake House
Hair & Makeup:
Farren Elegance
Flowers- Fairwinds Florist

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!