Friday, July 8, 2011

Sarah & Chris: Portland Maine Engagements

I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris for a while now through first my job with the City and then through my adventures of being the Portland Sea Dogs Team Photographer.  I had the pleasure of photographing his brothers wedding a couple years ago, and now I am honored to be photographing his wedding to Sarah later on the fall.

The two are really sweet together, I really enjoyed our chat the first time I met with them to discuss the possibility of me photographing their wedding.  I loved hearing about their courtship and proposal.  It was great to see Chris as happy as he was, and that is all because of Sarah!

I met the couple yesterday at of course Hadlock Field, which ties in to a roundabout way of how these two met, to photograph some engagement photos for them~ after a few shots we headed to another favorite spot and the place of their proposal ~ Ft Williams for a few more photos!

A few of my favorites are here..

The couple's sweet lab Muffin, joined us on the final leg of our session~ she was a sweet girl!  Here is her "Smile for the camera" face : )

A family portrait

Sarah & Chris~ thank you for sharing an evening with me, I am very much looking forward to the wedding!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adventures in DC : A Clare & Corey Adventure

In May~ Corey and I took a much needed vacation to our Nation's Capitol.  I had been to DC in 8th grade, but Corey had never been and had always wanted to.

We spent 5 days and 4 nights touring the area~ I must admit I definitely had a much bigger appreciation this trip then when I was a 12 year old kid.

Some of the highlights included seeing and dining with my dear friend Amanda who works for Senator Susan Collins, she set us up with a personal tour of the Capitol and a visit and photo with the Senator herself, we explored the Smithsonian - taking in the American History, Natural History and Air & Space Museum, we visited Arlington Cemetary and watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and of course we walked the mall and visited the monuments.

Here are a few of the many, many, many photos from our trip!

Washington Monument by night

World War II Memorial

4,000 Gold Stars Honoring the 400,000 Lives that were lost during the war

The Eternal Flame at the Kennedy Gravesite in Arlington

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial

Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial

Mast of the USS Maine

Capitol Dome

President Ronald Reagan statue in the Capitol Rotunda~ it contains pieces of the Berlin Wall

Paticia Nixon's wedding program from when she was married at the White House

Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers


First Lady Shoes & Handbags

Michelle O'Bama's Inaugural dress

Julia Child's Kitchen

The Museum of Natural History offers you an up-close and personal visit with butterflies~ I even carried a few around in my hair

They land on your hands too

I was a bit freaked out by this one~ think Silence of the Lambs

The Hope Diamond was okay~ but I wanted this one

View from our rickshaw

Iwo Jima Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Did I mention we went to DC when the first time in probably 20 years that they drained the reflecting pool

Vietnam Memorial

Korean War Memorial

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

We had a wonderful trip and we certainly look forward to going back!