Jordan + Katelin | The Timber Hitch Farmhouse Wedding | Sangerville, Maine Photographer

Well…Talk about a day with some things you wouldn’t expect! A common thing I tell my clients is something along the lines of, “Don’t sweat the small stuff too much, because no one will even notice those things. Things sometimes don’t go as planned, so just go with it and make sure you have fun!”. What you definitely can’t prepare for is getting HAILED ON IN AUGUST just as you about to walk down the aisle. I mean seriously, you can’t make this stuff up! Thankfully, the rest of the day turned out to be gorgeous, and I’m so glad that Jordan and Katelin got to enjoy the rest of their wedding day. This was certainly a memorable one, and I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the photos captured below!

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Not everyone enjoys the wedding day, haha!

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Jordan and Katelin decided they wouldn’t be able to get through their vows in front of everyone, so they did something unique. Their vows were written out and given to each other to be read privately before the ceremony. There may have been some slight tears from both of them. :)

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This is the point when things go way off the plan! As the bridemaids began walking down the aisle, the skies grew extra dark with some slight raining. Just as Katelin was about to come out, the skies OPENED UP(as you see below), with heavy rain and hail. Things were quickly called off with everyone running into the barn for cover. Katelin made her way back into the house, which is where I found her. To someone who has dreamed about this moment for a long time, this was understandably upsetting. This is where having an awesome team of vendors come in! Since she decided she wanted to wait out the storm, the ceremony was delayed an hour. Katelin hid away with her bridesmaids for a private cocktail hour upstairs in the house, while all the guests began an early cocktail hour in the barn. Kudos to the Timber Hitch staff and Trinity Catering for being so accommodating!

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Since we now had time to kill, Katelin had wanted a photo on her in the mirror. I got creative and grabbed a light so start putting together this shot below! Afterwards, the ladies continued their cocktail hour and practiced some dancing. The mood of disappointment quickly faded and the good times continued!

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With things clearing up, the boys went out with squeegees and towels and began prepping to start the ceremony again!

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It was time for the festivities to commence! First dance, speeches, cake cutting, and parent dances. All followed by a great night of dancing!

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With the sun beginning to set, we went out for a few more portraits!

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An awesome little tradition that The Timber Hitch Farmhouse is doing, is giving their couples a key to nail up in the barn with their names written beside it. Forever memorializing their moment there. I love this!!!


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This kid was nuts! He danced like this for hours, and I wish I knew where the source of that kind of energy is…

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Sometimes I like to mix up the way I shoot the dancing. Below I “dragged the shutter”. With a slow shutter speed and lights, I can freeze the subject while creating a blurry effect around them. A fun effect for party time!

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A bridesmaid may have stolen my camera at one point….

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Thank you Jordan and Katelin!

Photographer - James Flachsbart
Makeup- Makeup by Samantha Clark
Venue- The Timber Hitch Farmhouse
Cake- Got Cake? in Maine
Flowers- The Robin's Nest
Dress- Blush Bridal & Formal - Portland
Suit- The Henry's Bridal Boutique and Formal Wear
Catering- Trinity Catering
DJ or Band- DJ Hoss Live
Officiant – Tim Faulkner

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Dave + Libby | Point Lookout | Northport, Maine Wedding Photographer

I first met Dave and Libby during their engagement session in Portland last year, and it was one of the coldest and windiest days of the season. Thankfully, their wedding day was the total opposite! It was a gorgeous, warm, and sunny day on the summit at Point Lookout. This day was full of so many great stories, dances, and happy tears…quite a few happy tears actually! It’s hard to pick what I would choose as a personal favorite memory from the day. When I think back, what comes to mind is the laughing, good times, and Libby’s propensity to DANCE. So glad that Dave and Libby chose me to capture their big day, and I hope you enjoy revisiting the memories through the images below. Be sure to check out the full proofing gallery as well, SO many photos!

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^^^Check out how good Dave and Libby look all made up! Just kidding, those are moose…

Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes
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At one point when I went to take some pictures of her dress, I was slightly alarmed to see some of it coming apart! As discreetly as possible, I mentioned it to a bridesmaid, and mom got right on with the repairs! Wedding day crisis averted!

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It was time for Dave and Libby to exchange their gifts, which may have triggered some tears…

groom reading the latter from his bride
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bride reading the letter from her groom
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How adorable are their dog ring bearers!?!?!

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Groomsman photos

First look with dad may have set off a few more tears!

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I went back to find this humorous scene as the bridesmaids helped to bustle the dress. Once they were done it was time to kick off the intros! Much in line with Libby’s style, she was dancing her way down the halls - perfect opportunity for a photo op. Finally, it was time for a toast with her girls at the bar!

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Just as dinner was being served, I noticed that while sunset wasn’t officially for another hour, the sun was just falling below the treeline. I’m thankful Dave and Libby were willing to pause on getting their dinner, to run out for a few shots as these are my favorite of the day!

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a few more photos at dusk followed by…. you guessed it… MORE DANCING!

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As it was getting dark, it was time to bust out the sparklers and light sticks! A fun little exit followed by some more partying on the dance floor!

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late night bridal portrait
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Thank you Dave and Libby!


Photographer - James Flachsbart
2nd Photographer - Peter Greeno
Videographer - Drew Buerhaus
Venue and Catering - Point Lookout
Coordinators - Jessica Riley & Kayla Lapointe
Hair and Makeup- Ariel Johnson Makeup Artist
Cake- Sweet Sensations & 3 Dogs Cafe
Flowers- Coco Design Companyign – Carol E. Martin
Dress- Blush Bridal & Formal - Portland- Martina Liana
Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six
Suit- INDOCHINO/ Tie- Tie Bar
Strings- Affordable Elegance
DJ- Dave Dionne Entertainment
Rings/Jewlery- Day's Jewelers
Stationary- Zula Bell
Additional - Emerge Makeup Artistry

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