Happy Winter Solstice!! I hope you have cozy plans on this shortest day of the year!! I have a rare Saturday edition for a little solstice treat!

You likely remember Ashley & Jay from their Boston engagement session! We decided to split their session into two short ones and include their gorgeous wedding venue, Laudholm Farm, for the second session!! I am SO excited to shoot their wedding here next year…we just has such a great time! I’m going to dive right in…

Seriously…I can’t get enough of the tall grass goodness…SOOO lush!!












I just love Jay’s smile!



One of my favorite shots EVER!!!














 

Thanks for making the trip up and for the GORGEOUS blown glass pumpkin, you guys!!! Have an amazing holiday!!

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  • […] may remember Ashley and Jay from their engagement session last fall, one of my favorites ever! Well…they got hitched! And what a hitching it was! High school […]ReplyCancel

  • Ginny MenardDecember 30, 2013 - 9:01 am

    These pictures are amazing Ashely & Jay..Laudholm Farm is one of my
    favorite spots..now it will have special meaning too! Can’t wait till August.ReplyCancel

  • MBDecember 21, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Beautiful pics of a beautiful couple! Breathtaking scenery, too.ReplyCancel

  • SherylDecember 21, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    Best couple everReplyCancel

  • Paula IsgroDecember 21, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    What awesome pictures of two people that I love with all my heart!! Can’t wait until August 9th. <3ReplyCancel

  • Pat SmithDecember 21, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Beautiful couple…gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley GoreDecember 21, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Thank you (again!) We love all the pictures and can’t wait until we are back at Laudholm this summer :)ReplyCancel

Danielle & Jason were married last month in the gorgeous mountains of Maine! Their venue, the amazing Ski Esta Lodge, overlooked the mountains and the ski runs of Sunday River and just had everyone in the mood for a warm & incredibly intimate wedding celebration! As you may remember me mentioning in their engagement session post, Danielle and Jason are two of the most giving and amazingly generous people I’ve ever met and you could, quite literally, feel their dedication to one another as well as to their family and friends in every little gesture and detail! I’m so SO excited to share a few of my many, many favorites from their big day!











Don’t you just love the flower girls’ dresses & sparkly shoes?!?!?

Jason’s gift featured photos of him & Stanley!
The bridesmaids reveal!

Isn’t Danielle STUNNING?!?!?

Billiards and purple argyle socks…what more could a groom hope for?





Danielle & Jason chose to see each other before their wedding…love love LOVE.


















We headed up the road to Newry’s Artist’s Bridge and a nearby barn for a few photos after the ceremony! I always love when if when some extra portrait time is scheduled into the day!!





LOVE!
















What a sunset!








Doughnuts and cider for favors…AWESOME!!!



Danielle & Jason, you guys are AWESOME! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to hear ALL about Ireland!!!!

The amazing team of vendors:

Event Planner & Coordinator: Adrienne of The Refinery

Venue: Ski Esta Lodge
Florist: Pooh Corner Farm
Cake Artist: Maine Custom Cakes
Caterer: Adrian Hartell of Jeanie Marshal Foods
Donut Favors: The Holy Donut
Hair & Makeup: Xana-Do Salon & Day Spa
Stationery: E&H Creates
DJ & Lighting Design: Jeff Erwin of Mix Chemist
Officiant: Rev. Erika Hewitt
Event Rentals: Affordable Events
Transportation: The Sunday River Shuttle trolleys
Guest Cupcakes: Love Cupcakes
“Just Married” Sign: The Summery Umbrella

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  • […] always so fun to see a wedding I’ve shot in print, and Danielle and Jason‘s recent feature in The Knot New England is definitely no […]ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie PresseyDecember 20, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Danielle
    What a beautiful wedding. You are so beautiful and the wedding pictures are awesome. Congratulations and may The Lord bless you and Jason as you start your married life together. StephanieReplyCancel

  • Eleanor Malcolm (Grooms Mom)December 19, 2013 - 11:48 pm

    LOVE THESE AMAAAAAAZING PHOTOS!!!!
    MORE MORE MORE :-)ReplyCancel

  • aliDecember 19, 2013 - 9:36 am

    What a great end of season wedding, Cindy! I love three photos on the bridge and the bride and grooms first dance (and liver the brides 2nd dress!).ReplyCancel

It wasn’t long into their engagement session that I knew Kaitlin and Matthew are perfectly matched! More than simply having interests in common, their connection runs deep…they truly see one another and admire who the other one is. Matt is touched by Kaitlin’s warm and loving nature and Kaitlin deeply admires Matt’s unshakeable self-assurance. They bring out the best in one another and to be around them is to feel their magic! I’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since that session {even if Dublin, their cat, couldn’t join the party!}! Without further ado…Kaitlin and Matthew’s stunning Willowdale Estate wedding!!








Dance party!




Love!


SOOO gorgeous!!!








A very enthusiastic ring bearer!










Mazel tov!!

Married!





















Cheers!


















 

Congratulations, Kaitlin & Matthew!! I can’t wait to hear all about Italy & Croatia!!!

 

The amazing team of vendors:

Venue & Catering: Willowdale Estate
Hair Stylist: Lena of Hair That Moves
Makeup Artist: Joanne of Joya Beauty
Bridal Boutique: Allegria Bridal
Floral Design: Pepperberry’s Flowers
Cake Artist: Eat Cake!
Ceremony Musician: Jeremy Milligan
DJ: Audio Events
Lighting Design: Revelation Productions
Videographer: Anchor Line
Puzzle Guestbook: Bella Puzzles Too
Trolleys: Salem Trolley Company

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  • Luke AlleyDecember 18, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Awesome wedding! Congrats to both of you!ReplyCancel

  • KatyDecember 17, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Love the beautiful pictures! What a gorgeous venue and a gorgeous couple!ReplyCancel

  • Robert UmbroDecember 17, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    Cindy you or a colleague took pictures of my wife, kids and grandkids outside the building where you took other numerous pictures. I am interested in seeing and probably purchasing some of those photos. How can I get to see them? ThanksReplyCancel

  • Robert BradyDecember 17, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    I love the trolley. My wife loves the shoes. Congratulations to both of you!ReplyCancel

  • DavidDecember 17, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Amazing Wedding! Amazing Pictures #umbrowedding #jeffneedsrogaineReplyCancel

  • Matt UmbroDecember 15, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Cindy, these pictures are absolutely amazing! Thank you for capturing our special day so wonderfully. We will cherish these pictures for years to come!ReplyCancel

  • BetteDecember 14, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan K.December 13, 2013 - 11:00 pm

    Lovely, lovely pics! It was such a beautiful wedding :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kevin MatthewsDecember 13, 2013 - 4:07 pm

    Wonderful pictures that will enhance our memories of this beautiful wedding day for years to come!ReplyCancel

  • Anna VargoDecember 13, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    What beautiful photos! Everything was captured so wonderfully!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis RandDecember 13, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    So beautiful…..I relived the entire evening!ReplyCancel

  • TaraDecember 13, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    These are gorgeous! You definitely captured Kate and Matt’s beautiful wedding perfectly :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary MatthewsDecember 13, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    Cindy, The photos are wonderful! After the initial time when you arrived at Willowdale, I really don’t remember seeing you though out the wedding but you captured all the moments from start to finish! Thank you for being such an important part of Kaitlin and Matt’s memories of that day.ReplyCancel

  • KaitlinDecember 13, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Cindy…Thank you SO SO much for our gorgeous wedding photos!! We were so thrilled to work with you, and we could not be happier with the end result. You really, truly captured US. :)

    Can’t wait to catch up soon!ReplyCancel

You may remember Beth & Brian from their engagement session with their two pups! While, unfortunately, Clementine and Lulu couldn’t join us this time around, Beth & Brian were married last month in front of family and friends! Overlooking the Spring Point Light and the Portland Harbor, it was such a perfect day!! I want to dive right in, so here are a few of my favorites from their wonderful, wonderful day!!









GORGEOUS!!!!









Let’s get married!!

Several of Beth’s closest friends lined the approach to present Beth with a flower to add to her bouquet!












Married!!



I love this set!!



We nearly had the breakwater to the Spring Point Ledge Light to ourselves!! Woo hoo!




Kristina and her team from The Purple Orchid left no detail unattended!! Gorgeous work!

























Beth & Brian’s fabulous team of wedding vendors:

Venue & Catering: SMCC’s McKernan Center
Wedding Coordinator: Kristina Slocum of The Purple Orchid
Hair & Makeup: Vanessa Patenaude of Salon Haute Couture
Floral: Little River Flower Farm
Officiant: Jason Pelletier
Ceremony Musician: Bill Cameron
Cake Artist: European Bakery
Reception Band: Jason Spooner Trio

Thank you both for including us!! You guys are fantastic!!

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  • Margaret VandelinderDecember 8, 2013 - 1:20 am

    Beautiful Wedding! Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • KevinDecember 6, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    Great stuff. I dig the black&whites.ReplyCancel

  • BethDecember 3, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Amazing job, as always Cindy-so much fun to see the day through you & Justin’s great work! Thank you, these are fantastic!ReplyCancel

It’s been five years since we stood in front of our friends and families and Jennie walked us through saying “I do” and “I will” and “I promise.”

It’s been five years since we walked hand-in-hand down the aisle because we wanted the very first moments of this marriage to begin with us as a team.

It’s been five years since we stopped planning a wedding and instead began a marriage.

Five years.

 

And they haven’t been all blissful.

 

They have included two failed pregnancies and the realization that parenthood would not be a part of our future.

Trips to the doctor and news that has meant that our “forever” might not be nearly as long as we’d like.

The loss of loved ones.

Moving away from friends and an amazing support system.

The stress of building a business that has often required long hours with little pay.

Arguments over chores. And money. And how to spend the weekend.

 

And in place of “bliss” we’ve had real.

 

My tears over letting go of motherhood were met with a warm embrace and the mix of his tears with mine.

My fear and fury over my health issues have been met, time and time and time again, with steadfastness and courage.

Loss has been shared.

Arguments forgiven.

Dreams built and encouraged.

Faraway places discovered.

Conversations lasting into the wee hours as we discuss books and ideas and life.

Adventures embraced.

Expectations released.

 

Life faced.

 

Together.

 

Hand in hand.

 

With the certain knowledge that it won’t always be easy.

With the certain knowledge that we will never be alone.

With the certain knowledge we can grow and change and that we will always be supported.

That our love grows stronger and more resilient with every overcome challenge and every new day that we share.

 

Five years ago I never could have known how much better it could get. That our wedding was merely the beginning. That this shared life wouldn’t be blissful, but that it would be awesome.

 

I love you, Justin! Happy anniversary!!!

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  • meg simoneMarch 23, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    This post was so emotional and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing your story and reflection on five years, with us :)ReplyCancel

  • BethDecember 3, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Congratulations on five years of real love and life! Thank you for being part of our day, and sharing your time and lives -you are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • BeccaDecember 2, 2013 - 11:02 am

    These words and sentiment are beautiful, Cindy. So are the two of you. Happy awesome five years to you both! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Beth JacksonNovember 30, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary Cindy and Justin and many more to come….We love you guys!

    Beth and PatReplyCancel

  • MonicaNovember 29, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You guys are awesome!
    Also, I might have just completely teared up at this post. Thank you, Cindy, for always reminding me what really matters.ReplyCancel