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Kaitlin & Matthew: Willowdale Estate Wedding!!

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!


SOOO gorgeous!!!

A very enthusiastic ring bearer!

Mazel tov!!




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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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!

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.

TaraDecember 13, 2013 - 12:49 pm

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

Phyllis RandDecember 13, 2013 - 1:03 pm

So beautiful…..I relived the entire evening!

Anna VargoDecember 13, 2013 - 1:11 pm

What beautiful photos! Everything was captured so wonderfully!

Kevin MatthewsDecember 13, 2013 - 4:07 pm

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

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

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

BetteDecember 14, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Beautiful pictures!

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!

DavidDecember 17, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Amazing Wedding! Amazing Pictures #umbrowedding #jeffneedsrogaine

Robert BradyDecember 17, 2013 - 7:35 pm

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

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? Thanks

KatyDecember 17, 2013 - 8:45 pm

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

Luke AlleyDecember 18, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Awesome wedding! Congrats to both of you!

Beth & Brian: Portland Waterfront Wedding!

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!!


Let’s get married!!

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


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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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!

KevinDecember 6, 2013 - 9:37 pm

Great stuff. I dig the black&whites.

Margaret VandelinderDecember 8, 2013 - 1:20 am

Beautiful Wedding! Beautiful pictures!

5 Years!!!!!!!

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.




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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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.

Beth JacksonNovember 30, 2013 - 4:40 pm

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

Beth and Pat

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! xoxo

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!

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 :)