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Brittany + Joey | Engagement Session

I fell a little bit in love with Duxbury Beach during this mid-November shoot.  I’m a beach person to begin with, but the light and landscape here really sealed the deal for me.  

Shooting on the beach in the off-season is always a yes from me dog.  Think about it 💭 Visually, it’s a timeless and season-less backdrop— there’s no grass to green, no trees to change color, no leaves to fall, no flowers to bud, bloom or go into dormancy. Here in New England, it’s my favorite neutral setting year round. And bonus- it’s usually pretty empty.  During this hour-long shoot I think we saw all of two people.  

Just bring your temperature tolerance, mittens and earmuffs, because it gets COLD. Looking forward to working with these high school sweethearts again next summer at Granite Links!

A big thanks to Amanda, Brittany’s college roommate and one of my recent Winter brides, who connected us!  For me, referrals are the bread and butter of this business so I couldn’t be more thankful for all of you who keep spreading that good Freebird word. 

Beach House Design | Kennebunk, Maine

Spring has only just begun, but that isn’t holding us back from professing our love for all things summer. That includes the most beautiful beach homes, like today’s tour of a Kennebunk, Maine abode that was originally planned to be a rental—that is, until the owners decided they wanted to make it their full-time home. With designer, Katie Goodrich of Ivory & Bone Interiors, behind the welcoming, modern-nautical vibe, it’s no surprise that they went all in. Katie is walking us through the home below, along with imagery from Freebird Photography.

Location: Kennebunk, Maine | Interior Design: Ivory + Bone Interiors

Winter Engagement Session | Newburyport, Mass.

Yet another example of rolling with the punches! We had attempted on three different occasions to shoot this engagement session, but it happened to be raining every.single.time. We had this day on the books, and when I saw fresh snow in the forecast (ending the morning of their evening session), I couldn’t have been more excited. I convinced Veronica and Craig to change our shoot location to downtown Newburyport, having just been voted one of the Top 10 Christmas towns in New England.

When shooting in a really familiar place, I always offer multiple locations and backdrops to my couples. After bopping around downtown, we chased the light and headed towards Maudslay State Park. You know those sunsets that turn the earth pink for just a few minutes? We got one of those and it was incredible.

A huge thanks to these four (and their dog wranglers aka their first official bridesmaid duty lol) for storming the weather with me!

Jeff + Micaela | Surprise Engagement Session

Typically, all of my correspondence before weddings is with the bride, so imagine my shock when I have a groom reach out to me in secret.  

In this case, Jeff reached out to me at the end of summer hoping to set up a surprise engagement shoot for his bride-to-be, Micaela ❤️😭  He told me they lived on a lake in South Central Massachusetts and he wanted to use his grandfather’s old (but beautiful) canoe as a major centerpiece of the shoot.  They’re an active, outdoorsy couple and he felt like this would really encapsulate their personalities and zest for adventure. Fast forward a few weeks and I was headed to meet them in person for the first time.  I grabbed some champagne, flowers and greens on my way down there, because when in a canoe, why not make it the most romantic, real-life Notebook scenario as possible, right!? 

She’s a nurse and him a firefighter/EMT.  Jeff was called to transport one of Micaela’s patients and she describes their first encounter as “a love-at-first-sight” moment on the job.

So excited to work with these two in the Lakes Region this coming Fall!

Cliff House Maine Wedding

FIVE THINGS I LOVED ABOUT SARAH + JOE’S WEDDING

1.) Our bride, Sarah, did a hair and dress change part way through her reception.

2.) It seems like such a micro detail, but it made a macro difference—the blue glassware!  It really added a pop of color to the tables and helped tie everything together.

3.) The little seaside chapel that Sarah + Joe got married in.  They had their florists (Jardiniere Flowers) install a floral archway at the entrance of the chapel, making for an awesome backdrop for not only their grand exit, but also for their large, extended family photos. 

4.) The landscape. I mean, is there ANY venue on the entire New England coast that has accessible ocean-side cliffs like this?  Cliff House Maine, five stars for location. 

5.) Our bride Sarah is Canadian!  With about an hour or so left of dancing, they brought out miniature Canadian flags and yellow hats called Sou’westers.  These hats are signature east coast rain hats in Nova Scotia that all of the lobster fisherman wear on the lobster boats.  Seeing a bunch of yellow hats bopping around on the dance floor was actually really, really funny. 

VENDORS
Hair + Makeup: Salon Loka
Second Shooter: Micayla Jean
Wedding Dress Boutique: L’elite Boston
Wedding Dress Designer: Carolina Herrera
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dress Boutique: L’elite Boston
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Dessy
Groom + Groomsmen Suit Supplier: The Black Tux
Flowers: Jardiniere Flowers
Cake/Desserts: Owen Dyer – ConfectionArt
DJ/Band: Sultans of Swing
Invites: RSVP Hingham
Videographer: Michael Murray – Summerwind Wedding Films
Catering: The Cliff House
Wedding Planner: Marrero Events
Trolley Service: York Trolley and Ogunquit Trolley
Venue: The Cliff House

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