Are you searching for a Mount Desert Island wedding photographer? Look no further than this latest blog post! It’s the turning of the season, where you can feel the crispness in the air. The sun is still beaming down on you though, creating a bit of warmth. The leaves are turning vibrant colors before they soon fall to the ground. We know that cold Maine winter is right around the corner, so we soak in these autumn days as much as possible.
Similar to the changing of the seasons; a wedding day.
You know that something different is around the corner, what you’ve been relishing in for months will soon be transitioning to something else. You’re soaking in these final moments of the in between. It’s exciting to see what’s to come, but the anticipation can bring some anxiousness as well.
Embracing the changing of the seasons with the ones who matter most brings even more excitement and a settling of any anxious feelings.
Mount Desert Island Wedding Photographer Inspiration
Gabby and David’s entire wedding day was filled with so much emotion. An overwhelm of anxiousness is common to set in just before your ceremony. The anticipation of seeing your love for the first time as you walk down the aisle with all eyes on you. The overwhelm of excitement and love and giddiness, all piles up. Your closest friends and family support you while prepping for the day, but the true sense of calm becomes so evident when you reach the end of the aisle, finally able to take a breath, and join hands with your fiance. The sense of comfort that your partner can provide is like no other. This was clear as day watching Gabby prepare and embrace these moments.
As their college friend married them, and they confidently read their vows aloud to each other, there weren’t many dry eyes around. Between the tears, David’s immaculate sense of humor kept the light-hearted feel in the air. As the ceremony concluded and they were pronounced husband and wife, there was a plot twist. Gabby skipped the first kiss and went straight for the shoulder in the biggest hug ever. Like she’d been waiting an eternity for that hug. The relief and comfort poured over her being in her partner’s arms. I truly loved that so much.
After the ceremony, we let the newlyweds have a private bit of time alone. A few minutes to just soak in the moment, embrace what just went down, and just say hello for the first time all day. This isn’t a part of the day that is usually accounted for (but it should be!).
Wedding Photography Tip
Pro tip: Determine your plan for when you walk back up the aisle together. Do you want to tuck away for 5-10 minutes alone, do you want to have a receiving line to hug all of your guests, or do you want to circle around and jump right into family photos? Make note of this with your photographer and planner beforehand so we can help accommodate what would feel best for you!
Their ceremony was planned for the perfect time, after they took a breather together, we jumped right into the warm golden hour light for portraits. We captured the natural beauty of the grounds at Camp Beech Cliff as the leaves showed off their bright oranges and red. The evening went on with more laughs and tears during first dances and heartfelt speeches. Stories were shared around the tables during their family style dinner (pasta, yum!), and memories were made on the dance floor.
At the end of the day, everybody’s hearts (and bellies) were full and happy – that is truly what it’s all about when you’re celebrating you and your person, and now they have photographs that really showcase all of that. Scroll through to see for yourself!
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Dress: Grayce Bridal
Venue: Camp Beech Cliff
Wedding Planner: Lynette Rodriguez
Officiant: Teri Triciricao
DJ: Bill DaButler
Cake: Orange Cat Cafe
Catering: Big Cat’s Catering
Bridesmaid Dresses: Grayce Bridal
Hair Artist: Christena O Dwyer
Makeup Artist: Mad Hair and Makeup
Rentals: Wallace Events
Emily Brianne • April 10, 2023