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WEDDING IMAGES WIN PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

One of the ways we keep raising our own bar year to year with our wedding photography images is by competing in Professional Photographers of America (PPA) image competition. In early March, a state-level competition was held, and we are proud of several awards we won.Maine wedding photographyThe above image, “Snowy Magic”, was taken in January 2014 at Sheena and Dominic’s wedding in Freeport, Maine.  It was snowing, it was cold.  Sheena was such a sport, ever-willing to do what we asked to capture the images we envisioned.  Toward the end of the night, on a quick trip to the car, I saw the possibilities of this image and grabbed two off-camera lights, set them up, and ran in to ask the couple to step outside.  Again, about a 90-second endeavor for an award-winning image.  Snowy Magic also won the honor of the Masterpiece Award for a wedding image.

All of these images are award-winning in our client’s eyes, for sure.  It is all the more gratifying that the PPA judges realize that these wedding competition images, unlike controlled shooting situations, are made with time of the extreme essence.Maine wedding photographerAbove, “Sunset on A New Dawn” won a blue ribbon and top honors in the wedding category, with the prestigious Court of Honor Award for a wedding image.
It features the August wedding of Caitlin and Scott, and is one of the many instances where we had literally 90 seconds, if that, with the right light and conditions to make the shot.   Sunset on a New Dawn also received a Judges Choice award from a recognized national level PPA image judge.
cAbove, Jillian and Michael braved December winds and cold temperatures near the western Maine Sunday River ski resort at the SkiEsta mansion for a kiss on the roof.  Another blue ribbon award winner, this image was titled “Storybook Moment”.dAnd, our fourth blue ribbon-winning wedding image, “Blissful and Breezy”, Kimberly and Tyler at their May 2013 wedding at the iconic Catholic church in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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SHEENA & DOMINIC | 01.18.14 | A WINTER WEDDING IN FREEPORT, MAINE | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

freeport maine wedding dominic and sheenawedding photographer freeport maineSheena and Dominic had what may be one of the best Maine winter weddings we’ve had the privilege of photographing in a long time.  If ever a day where all the variables came together, this was it.  We enjoyed weather that was mild enough to let an adventurous couple give us the okay to pretty much do what we wanted with them outside with their photos… which can be seen below as fun, fun fun!  And when we talk about things falling in place, how about a bride in a gorgeous gown (from Andrea’s Bridal in Portland, Maine) in downtown Freeport, Maine in front of LLBean flagship store, wearing her tall, tall lace-up LLBean Maine hunting boots, in the midst of what many feel to be the most beautiful snow storm we have had in Maine in recent memory.  Click the ‘view full post‘ link and check out all the photos and memories we as Maine wedding photographers had the privilege of making on this fine, fine day. View full post »

Marie Bell - January 20, 2014 - 12:34 pm

These photos are amazing!!! Sheena could be a model for LLBEAN!!! Love them ALL!!! Great photography!!!

Kelly lundeen - January 20, 2014 - 6:29 pm

These were amazing photos of such a happy couple! Sheena’s definitely a beautiful bride!

Sherry Sargent - January 20, 2014 - 9:56 pm

These photo are incredible….love, love them
all! Such a gorgeous couple, incredible wedding/
reception ! Their love for each other is
captured in every picture!!;

Kate McGrath - January 28, 2014 - 9:01 am

What beautiful pictures of a very beautiful couple. Both Dom and Sheena look so happy. Congratulations to you.

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS: GETTING ACQUAINTED IS A HUGE SIDE BENEFIT

Engagement session maine wedding photographyWe love the engagement sessions we have with our clients.   Our couples end up with a selection of dozens of photos, some classic, some posed, but by and large the vast majority are simply artistic and fun!  The real benefit, however, lies in the rapport that we build – us to our couples; our couples to us.  Once in a while, one of the two from the couple is a bit apprehensive of the photography aspect of wedding day.  An engagement session in this case is all the more fun, all the more beneficial, as we cannot think of a time when the apprehensive one didn’t summarize the ~60-minute session by saying it was anything but fun, and “I am actually looking forward to the wedding photos now!”  It is always time well spent, no matter the circumstances.  Sometimes we are just meeting the couple for the first time at the engagement session, and that too is of course a benefit as well.   We’re Maine wedding photographers that love Maine (and elsewhere, too!) engagement sessions.  Above, and immediately below, this is Cyrus and Erica during their session at Two Lights State Park and in the Old Port in downtown Portland, Maine.maine wedding photographer engagementsengagement session in scarborough marsh along the eastern trailAbove and below, Steve and May enjoyed a quiet engagement session along the Eastern Trail at Scarborough Marsh.  As if on cue, an eerily beautiful fog bank rolled in behind them and gave us some great light to work with.kennbunkport wedding photographywedding photographers in maineIn these panels, Patty and Tommy enjoyed the beautiful fall Maine weather at an old farm we found for them, per their request.  As seen here, we love mixing things up a bit and getting the scenic long shots, wide images, and classic close ups.  We know our clients love the variety they receive with a typical session with us.  As with our weddings, two photographers are the standard fare in almost all cases. engagement photographyWe also love black and white!  Our equipment and post-processing gives us this option, and when we are processing images, be it from an engagement session or from a wedding, certain images “talk” to us best in black and white.  Like this barn, above, with Tommy and Patty on the old farmstead.

Many, most in fact, of our photography packages include an engagement session.   We also optionally offer travel to engagement sessions outside of southern Maine.  We’d love to be your wedding day and engagement session photographers!  We are presently booking 2015 weddings, so don’t delay.  (Some weekend 2014 dates are still open, so please don’t hesitate to ask about your specific date!)

CARIBBEAN DESTINATION WEDDINGS | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

destination wedding photographerWe may be Maine wedding photographers, however, did you know that we are also destination wedding photographers?  We’ve recently traveled to various fun spots in the Caribbean such as Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (above, and below right ) with Jade and John and in truly exotic Belize in Central America (below left) with Heather and Marc.   What’s the advantage of hiring a photographer from stateside when these resorts often have in-house photographers?  The reasons, in our estimation, are many and are very important.  More on that below. View full post »

KENNEBUNKPORT: NONANTUM RESORT WEDDINGS | OUR FAVORITE VENUES AND TOWNS | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Nonantum Resort weddingsWelcome to the one and only Kennebunkport, Maine, the home of the wonderful Nonantum Resort.  We love the Nonantum for so many reasons.  Its’ fantastic location alone wouldn’t make it on our top favorites list; it’s the super-friendly staff, the service, the food, the hospitality, the care they give not only their customers, clients, and guests, but vendors like us, as well.  It is honestly hard to imagine a town and venue better suited for a fantastic Maine wedding and Maine wedding photography. This is the first of a series of posts of various towns and cities we love to photograph in, along with our favorite venues.  One thing’s for sure: Maine and New England are filled with an amazing variety of great places; near the Atlantic Ocean, near lakes, near mountains and forests at which a storybook wedding awaits you.  Let’s start this quick tour with our favorite images we’ve taken at  and near the Nonantum.   View full post »

Timothy Ames - January 13, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Nice Work Russ!!!!!!!

THE REAL MAINE WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2013 | TIFFANY & PATRICK | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

russell caron wedding photographyWe were proud to partner with our good friend Patrick McNamara to serve as the photographic team for the 2013 REAL MAINE WEDDINGS Magazine $100,000 Real Maine Wedding contest this past October.  Based in Kennebunkport, an area very special to contest winners Tiffany (Vasquez)  and Patrick Jones, the town in which they were engaged, nothing was spared to make this one truly spectacular wedding event.  Above, Tiffany and Patrick have a quiet moment on the lawn as the sun set at Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve, the reception site. As Maine wedding photographers, we love this location, for obvious reasons.  More from here toward the end of this post.  Let’s take a quick look at their wedding day starting in the morning; what follows is a very small sample of the images we took.  You’ll want to see the whole story in the new issue of REAL MAINE WEDDINGS magazine at newsstands just about as you read this. View full post »