Schooner Olad Wedding | Camden, Maine Elopement Photographer

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!

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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.

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Camden Harbor

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!

Camden Harbor From The Water
View of Mt. Battie Tower from the Camden waterfront


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!

Sailboat wedding ceremony
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Aboard the Schooner Olad
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Windjammer Festival on the Camden Harbor in Maine

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!

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So many beautiful things to see from the water, including the Curtis Island Lighthouse just off the mainland.

Curtis Island Lighthouse
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This day was a particularly windy one, with winds forecast up to 25 knots! HOLD ON haha!

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While out to sail, we were even graced with the presence of an adolescent eagle on the rocks! Some sunbathing seals as well.

Young Eagle on the rocks in Camden Harbor
seals sunbathing on the rocks

The bride and groom even had the opportunity to steer the vessel for a while.

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happy face rock
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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!

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Brian + Brianne's Engagement Photos | Camden, Maine Photographer

What a perfect evening outside that we were gifted with for Brian and Bri’s engagement session in Camden! Our plan was to start at the amphitheater for some photos, but it turned out there was a concert going on that I wasn’t aware of(oops!). Nevertheless, we snuck around the outskirts of the area some before heading downtown for a few more photos. I had a great time meeting these two, and look forward to capturing their wedding later this year at Sunday River on the North Peak Lodge!

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Camden Maine Library Photos

Laite Memorial Beach - Camden, ME

After finishing in downtown Camden, we started to wander the back way through Rockport harbor for a few more spots!

Rockport Harbor Engagement
Sunset walk at Laite Beach In Camden Maine
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Laite Memorial Beach at Dusk

Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel - Rockport, ME

It was getting to be dusk and ridiculously buggy, but I’m so glad we stopped here. The silhouette below at Vesper Hill is one of my favorites ever! We didn’t stay long and then wandered down the coast some more for a few more photos and try to find some sunset.

Vesper Hill Children's Chapel Garden
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Beauchamp Point Lupine Field
Beauchamp Point Road, Rockport, ME
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Beauchamp Point Engagement Photo Silhouette

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