Colby + Hannah | Ellsworth, Maine Wedding Photographer

During a season of unusual Maine weather, Colby and Hannah couldn't have had a more perfect day! The weeks leading up to their wedding were full of brutal heat, humidity, and constant rain.  Thankfully, that was not the case here! I started my day by joining them at this beautiful lakeside property where everyone was getting ready. What a perfect backdrop it made for the first look and a few portraits. This was such a fun loving group to photograph for the day, with plenty of laughter and goofing around! Besides the portraits at the end of the day, one of my favorite moments was the video that played during the reception, and the reactions that went with it. You can see that below! I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the photos and stories below, and thanks for coming! 

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The boys certainly were having some good times with their photos, ranging from romantic titanic themes to counter-terrorism, haha!

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Hannah was cool and collected, excited for the day to begin...after a snack!

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Love this moment of the bridesmaids waiting to come up the stairs and see Hannah in her dress for the first time.

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It was time for the first look! If you can't tell, there was some excitement surrounding it!

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After we finished at the lake, we headed down to the church in Ellsworth for the ceremony, where the love and laughter continued through the vows.

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During the reception, a video was shared detailing the story of their first kiss. It was so great and impossible to only convey through the photos, so I'm glad to share this video by Jo Lord. Still awesome the second time around!

Video Courtesy of Jo Lord

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first dance
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After the first dances and some games, it was time to open the dance floor!

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fun bridesmaids photos
Brides portraits
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While not as commonly done,  Colby and Hannah wanted some post-reception photos so I joined them after they left the reception. We spent an hour nearby and captured so many beautiful photos, which I'm so glad we did! I can't imagine not having these images to close out the day! :D  

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Thank you Colby and Hannah!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Videographer: Jo Lord
Catering: Eric Hildreth
Closson Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Alberta's Hair Designs
Dress: David's Bridal
Suit: Macy's
Planner: Savannah Lord
Venue: United Baptist Church and Ellsworth Assembly of God

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Sam + Abby | Point Lookout Wedding Photographer | Northport, Maine

What a pleasure it was to be back at Point Lookout for the third time this year, and even better was spending it with these two! Sam and Abby have been together for five years and met while they both were attending Colby College. Together, they make a super fun and easy going couple, so of course laughter abounded throughout the day, with plenty of banter and fun times. They were also gracious in putting up my shenanigans, as well as a personally embarrassing moment when I realized that I'd made a mistake with my camera settings and had to retake a small handful of photos. While a little cold and windy, it was still an absolutely gorgeous October day!  It's exciting to finally share these images and I hope that they bring you back to the day or help you to experience it for the first time. Thanks for coming! 

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I always enjoy seeing kids at weddings as they often make for good photo opportunities. This little guy was just resting on a chair before the ceremony and gave me just the slightest smile!

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I need to tell a little about the context of the images below for them to be as funny as they were. It was a bit windy out for the first look and Abby held up her arms as Sam was singing the "Titanic" theme song...haha

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Li'l Joe doesn't like his photo taken...

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What a position to fall asleep in! haha

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Wow! Those views from the Summit at Point Lookout!!!

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It's ceremony Time! These two were excited anyway!

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When you've had just about enough of cocktail hour...

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time for some fun dancing!

If you don't tear your pants, you are not dancing hard enough haha!

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Receptions can be exsausting!

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This guy certainly wins the dancer of the night award! The background reactions were almost as good as the dance moves!

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Thank you Sam and Abby!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue: Point Lookout Resort
Jessica Riley and Kariann Osgood
Hair & Makeup: Green with Envy Salon
Flowers- Seasons Downeast Designs
Steve’s Sweets/Three Dog Bakery
Dress: David's Bridal
DJ- High Tech Entertainment
Photobooth – Photobooths of Maine

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