The O’Roak’s : Family Session

A few weekends ago, I met up with Mike’s sister Megan and brother in law Jonah in Searsport, ME to take some photos of their family; Jonah’s parents and his brother, sister-in law and their two adorable girls were all there to get a large family photo done and then some individual ones too. It was beautiful weather out considering the time of year, and we found some great little shady spots around the pier. This was my first time taking a large group portrait with a lot of kids and it was definitely challenging, but fun too! Hope you enjoy!

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The Perfect Fall Day

A few weeks ago, Mike and I went apple picking and then we went over to his parents house to hang out with them and the boys and have dinner. We took them for a walk down the road, and explored the houses that were being built, and then they roughhoused outside for awhile, driving their little cars, and blowing bubbles. Eli was having so much fun watering the stone walkway. Ha! For dinner we had hamburgers and coleslaw and watched the two youngest play for a long time with a large printer box. It was a great day, with perfect weather. Hope you enjoy!

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Sean and Amanda: Married!

My beautiful cousin Amanda recently got married in Portland, and it was so much fun! The ceremony was at a gorgeous old church with high ceilings and stain glass windows. The ceremony was brief and when it was over we all headed on over to the reception for cocktails (delicious!) , dinner (lobster and steak, need I say more?) , and lots of dancing ( the DJ played some awesome mixes!). They even had a photo booth, with props, which proved to be very popular and everyone had a lot of fun trying on weird hats and funny glasses and taking pictures together. The vendor was Old Port Photo Booth, and the guy was very nice and the pictures were really great quality and if anyone is looking for a photo booth at their wedding, check them out!  The wedding photographer was Rachel Bell Photography, and she did a great job blending in but being in all the right places and I can not WAIT to see all the lovely images I’m sure she captured that day. I brought my camera along (minus the flash) so I could document some of the day too. The next day we all met up for brunch in the hotel and then the various friends and family form both sides slowly went on their way. The bride and groom went on a mini-cation to New York, where they took in some sights and the play Wicked! I hope everyone enjoys the photos, and had as wonderful a time with these two as I did!

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Amanda + Sean: Rehearsal Dinner

Amanda and Sean: Engaged!

My cousin Amanda and I had talked about taking engagement photos for her and Sean for probably a year before we actually did it. Trying to coordinate three schedules together is hard, but Sean was home for the weekend from his new job in NY,  I texted Amanda to ask if they wanted to do their session on Sunday morning. I was so happy when she said “Let’s do it sister!” I worked until midnight  Saturday and then drove into Portland to pick her up from work and we both crashed as soon as we got to her apartment. We got up around 6AM, UGH! That was the only part that we complained about though!  We ventured down to the shore where they live and took some photos on the grounds before they changed into their second outfit and we drove to SMCC and walked around finding great little shady spots. It was relaxing, and fun and I was actually really bummed when it ended and I had to pack up and head straight back to work. I’m so glad we managed to make it work out, and I appreciate them letting me practice on them. Being new to the photography world, and trying to define my style,  I need as much practical experience as I can get. It certainly helps having beautiful clients! Without further ado, Amanda and Sean…IMG_8158

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Sister Shoot – June 29, 2013

My sister Taylor and I are always trying to come up with fun shoots to do. One day, we decided to go out and take some photos and we happened across this private field but no one was around so we decided to use it. Part way through getting these photos we heard someone calling out and realized we had been caught! Oops! We quickly apologized and left, heading towards some rail road tracks we have used before. Whenever I take her picture, I let Taylor take some of me as well. It’s always fun! Back at my house, I set up the new backdrop I had ordered and we tested it out. Taylor did some porcelain doll makeup on herself and we had fun messing around with her pouty face. Next up (and hopefully soon) we want to try a mermaid shoot!

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Amanda’s Bridal Shower – Ri-Ra’s, Portland, ME