As someone who owns a couple sailboats of my own, the opportunity to capture a wedding on a schooner was a welcomed request! What a perfect way to have a small destination wedding on the coast of Maine. Not only was a beautiful August afternoon, but it was also during the Maine Windjammer Festival, meaning the harbor was extra full of classic vessels! After some quick family portraits in the Camden Amphitheater, it was time to board the Schooner Olad!
The Schooner Olad was built in 1927 as a yacht, and now serves as a scenic private charter vessel right out of downtown Camden, Maine.
As we set out toward open ocean, you get a great view of the Camden waterfront. If you look closely enough, you can even spot the Mount Battie tower as well!
Now that we were out far enough, it was time to get married! Captain Aaron performed the ceremony as family watched. You couldn’t ask for a better spot for an intimate Maine wedding like this!
With the harbor being so busy, the boat was motored out in open water before raising the sails. What a fun first act as husband and wife!
So many beautiful things to see from the water, including the Curtis Island Lighthouse just off the mainland.
This day was a particularly windy one, with winds forecast up to 25 knots! HOLD ON haha!
While out to sail, we were even graced with the presence of an adolescent eagle on the rocks! Some sunbathing seals as well.
The bride and groom even had the opportunity to steer the vessel for a while.
As we arrived back at the harbor, it was time to walk around downtown Camden some for some final portraits. A perfect way to finish up your wedding day before a fun evening out on the town!