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Welcome to my little space on the internet where I share my photographs & client experiences with you! 

Here you will find highlights of weddings, elopements, engagements, and families. This is a great way to get a feel for my style of posing, lighting, locations, and some inspiration for your own time in front of my camera. I also have a little section of helpful tips & advice about sessions, weddings, and travels! 

Take a look around & get inspired...

xo, Em

Nubble Light Engagement | York Beach, Maine Photographer

Couples • February 27, 2024 

In the heart of York, Maine, where the rugged coastline meets the rolling waves of the Atlantic, love found its perfect playground. Last summer, I had the pleasure of capturing the romance and playfulness of one of my future wedding couples! We had the iconic backdrop of Nubble Lighthouse and the pristine shores of Sands Beach. With their tasteful outfits, infectious personalities, and upcoming wedding day in the enchanting Bar Harbor, Maine, this engagement session was a celebration of love in its purest form that my photographer heart so happy!

Dressing For The Occassion

From the moment Kristina and Andrew stepped in front of my camera, their love story unfolded like a fairytale. Their complementary outfits perfectly mirrored their personalities—Kristina in a flowing, white sundress that caught the ocean breeze just right, and Andrew in a crisp button-down shirt paired with slacks and Gucci loafers. Later slipping into a more casual, yet tasteful look for their second location. They radiated a sense of effortless elegance and charm all around.

Nubble Lighthouse: A Beacon of Love

Our first stop was the iconic Nubble Lighthouse, its white-washed facade standing tall against the azure sky. As Kristina and Andrew twirled and giggled in each other’s arms, the lighthouse served as a timeless symbol of their enduring love and commitment. We captured moments of pure joy and affection that illuminated the landscape like the lighthouse beacon itself.

Sand Beach: Where Love Meets the Sea

Next, we ventured to the tranquil shores of Short Sands Beach. The soft golden sands met the reflecting sky on the waterline. They embraced the playful spirit of their love here by kicking off their shoes and running hand in hand along the water’s edge.

Looking Ahead to Bar Harbor

As the sun dipped low on the horizon, we couldn’t help but feel excited for what the future held. We chatted about their plans for their upcoming wedding day in the charming town of Bar Harbor, Maine—a picturesque seaside destination known for its quaint shops, stunning vistas, and timeless beauty. With its breathtaking landscapes and romantic ambiance, Bar Harbor will be the perfect setting for their wedding day!

Pro Tip –

Be yourself. Show off your goofy personalities to truly capture the essence of your relationship. We laughed so much during this session, and knowing their personalities more will help me tell their story on a deeper level.

I am so excited to celebrate more at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center in Bar Harbor this summer!

If you’re looking for a Bar Harbor or York, Maine photographer who specializes in fun, romantic, coastal weddings – you’re in the right place! Inquire here to work together!

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Engagement Session in Bar Harbor, Maine

Couples • February 12, 2024 

As a Bar Harbor, Maine wedding photographer, I’m giving my honest thoughts on having a photo session the day you get engaged! There’s been a huge increase in the popularity of having a professional photographer capture your proposal. While that may be great for some, it may not be great for others. An alternative to that would be to have the excitement of the proposal captured later in the day!

Having an engagement photo session on the day you get engaged, instead of photographing the actual proposal, offers its own set of unique benefits:

  1. Relaxed atmosphere: Often, capturing the actual proposal can be quite intense and emotional for both partners. Opting for an engagement photo session after the proposal allows you to relax and enjoy the moment without the pressure of being in front of a camera. This can lead to more natural and candid photos.
  2. Time to prepare: Planning a surprise proposal requires a lot of attention to detail, and it can often be quite tricky to arrange for a professional photographer to capture the moment discreetly. By scheduling a separate photo session after the proposal, you can ensure that you have enough time to plan and prepare for beautiful photos without the rush.
  3. Opportunity for outfit changes: On the day of the proposal, you may be dressed casually or not in attire that you’d prefer for professional photos. With a planned engagement photo session, you can dress up and even have the option for outfit changes. This will help to ensure you look your best in the photos.
  4. Extended celebration: The engagement photo session can serve as an extension of the celebration, allowing you to continue basking in the joy of the moment. It provides an opportunity to relive the excitement of the proposal and share your happiness.
  5. Flexibility in timing: Proposals often happen spontaneously, and it may not always be feasible to have a photographer present at the exact moment. Scheduling a separate engagement photo session gives flexibility to choose a time that works best for you and the photographer. In addition to that, its also ensuring optimal lighting and conditions for stunning photos.

Get Inspired –

This couple had their surprise proposal while watching the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Later on that afternoon, they dressed up for an engagement session in Downtown Bar Harbor along the Shore Path to capture the fresh excitement. After their session, they had dinner reservations at the Reading Room in the Bar Harbor Inn. They got to dine and overlook the harbor where we just did their session.

Schedule your charming Bar Harbor, Maine engagement session here!

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Lighthouse Engagement Session in Portland, Maine

Couples • August 18, 2023 

Engagement photos at a sentimental location, make for extra special memories – for this couple, that was Bug Light Park in South Portland, Maine.

In the journey of love, certain places hold a special significance—a reminder of cherished memories, shared laughter, and the bonds that tie two hearts together. For this couple, the decision to capture their engagement at a lighthouse near their first apartment was more than just a choice of location—it was a tribute to the love story they had built together, one step at a time.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

As they strolled hand in hand along the winding paths that led to the lighthouse, the couple couldn’t help but feel a rush of nostalgia wash over them. It was here, near their first apartment, that they had embarked on countless walks with their beloved dogs, exploring the neighborhood and discovering hidden treasures along the way. Each step they took was a testament to the journey they had shared—the ups and downs, the laughter and tears, and the unwavering support they had offered each other through it all.

A Beacon of Love and Light

Perched majestically against the backdrop of the ocean, the lighthouse stood as a symbol of hope, guidance, and enduring love—a beacon that had watched over their relationship from the very beginning. As they posed for photographs beneath its towering presence, the couple felt a profound sense of gratitude for the love that had brought them together and the countless memories they had created along the way. With the salty breeze in their hair and the sound of crashing waves in the distance, they knew that this moment would be etched in their hearts forever.

As a couple, what kind of location will you choose for your engagement session? I’m always happy to help my couples brainstorm ideas to help tell their personal story. Get it touch!

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