John + Abbey | Samoset Resort Wedding | Rockport, Maine Wedding Photographer

John and Abbey met each other in college through their roommates at UCONN, and that sparked the beginning of forever for them! I had the pleasure of meeting up with them a few months back for coffee, and have been looking forward to capturing their wedding since. It was a bit warm out for their wedding day, but the benefit of an oceanfront location like the Samoset is that lovely ocean breeze! I showed up to everyone just relaxing and having a good time together as they got ready. Excitement was high, and everyone was ready to go! The whole day was great from start to finished, and I hope you enjoy reliving some of it through the photos. Thanks for coming!

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Bride getting her hair done
Wedding dress hanging on the timber beams
the bridemaids helping the bride into her dress
The bride putting on her wedding shoes
bride with her bridesmaids at the samoset resort in Rockport, ME
Bridal portrait at The Samoset Resort with Nikon 105mm 1.4G Lens

Guys getting ready in their samoset suite room
groom and groomsmen photos on the Oceanside deck of the samoset


With it being such a beautiful day, the ceremony was held down near the water, overlooking the iconic breakwater lighthouse.

Rockland breakwater light view from the Samoset resort

A quick group shot with all the guests waving!

Ultrawide group photo with all of the wedding guests
father walking with his daughter to the wedding ceremony
Samoset resort outdoor ceremony site

Abbey and John wrote their own vows, which is always a great touch!

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First kiss at he end of the ceremony
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Formal wedding party portrait lighting

The walk to the breakwater was extra amusing, with one of the bridesmaids getting a ride , and John needing a bit of a snack haha

Ultrawide wedding party portrait on the Rockland Breakwater
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Black and white wedding photos on the breakwater
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The reception was held on the lawn outside of the Samoset. It had just started to cool off, so that everyone could enjoy cocktail hour and the beautiful views! After one of the wedding party members captured a group drone photo from above, everyone headed under the tent for the formal events. I’m glad I had a slight heads up about their first dance, because WOW, this was one for the books!

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wedding reception entrance
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Samoset Rockport Maine First Dance
Epic first dance moves
Had to turn a few photos into this little GIF!

Had to turn a few photos into this little GIF!

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bokeh wedding portrait

After the parent dances, we jumped in the golf cart to try and catch a little post sunset light!

Sunset on the water at the samoset
wedding silhouette photo
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Since John had driven his Camaro up for the wedding, we of course had to use it in some photos!

Creative car wedding photos
Wedding portraits with the grooms Chevrolet Camaro

With all of the formal events complete, it was TIME TO PARTY!

Wedding reception party photos
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lifting up the groom on the dance floor
Samoset Resort at Night Rockport Maine
Rockland Maine Moon
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As a wedding photographer, you know you aren’t close enough unless you have been kicked in the face on the dance floor…AND CAPTURED IT! haha

bride on the dance floor

Thank you John and Abbey!


Photographer - James Flachsbart
2nd photographer/assistant - Laureh Flachsbart
Venue & Catering - Samoset Resort
Hair - Babes by Lizzy
Makeup - Makeup by Samantha Clark
Cake - The Sugar Tree
Flowers - Seasons Downeast Designs
DJ - Unlimited Engagements
Coordinator - Linde Schwartz

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