U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | 08.25.17

U.S. Navy Blue Angels Air Show | Maine Wedding Photographer

If I’m not photographing a wedding, the next best thing I can think of to photograph is an air show. Especially a U.S.Navy Blue Angels Air Show! As a boy, around age 5, growing up in Brunswick, Maine, the home of the Brunswick Naval Air Station, (known by most from the area as ‘the base’). I saw them just about every summer. Fortunate for those of us who are air show devotees, the Navy’s departure from the “base”, as we called it, didn’t mean that the Blue Angels would stop visiting Brunswick. Now a privately-run event, the Great State of Maine Air Show is generally an every-other-year event. In any case, today was the practice day for the air show and no one left disappointed. The sights, the sounds and even the smell of the jet smoke vividly evoke those childhood memories.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels Air Show | Brunswick, Maine | Sunday 08.27.17

August 27, Sunday. It’s my third (and final) day at the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Air Show. And it’s a third location, very different again from days #1 and #2. I especially loved seeing the take off of the two planes with their afterburners facing us. Not to mention being in a really unique place during landing of all 6 jets.

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BOWDOIN COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS | ELIZABETH + SCOTT

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Bowdoin College Engagement Session | Maine Wedding Photographers

Elizabeth and Scott’s Bowdoin College engagement session was, for Liz, the most significant engagement session to date. Why? Because Elizabeth is her youngest daughter (!).

Scott and Elizabeth live in Beverly, MA, Scott’s hometown. Elizabeth grew up in Bass Harbor, Maine, which is on Mt. Desert Island. She and Scott vacationed recently in Bar Harbor at the end of July. Little did Elizabeth know (okay, she might have suspected!) that Scott was planning on proposing.

A few days into their Bar Harbor vacation, they decided to go for a walk on the Wonderland Trail in nearby Southwest Harbor. Wonderland is a favorite of Elizabeth’s. Bass Harbor, her hometown, is nearby, and we used to hike the trail often, sometimes even more than once a day. It’s a quick hike, just over a mile, so Scott had to time his proposal carefully.

They stopped for a moment (on a heart shaped rock, so the story goes). As Scott tells it, he pulled the ring box out of his backpack and got down on one knee. “We talked about being each other’s best friends the other night. How would you like to be my best friend for the rest of your life?” How sweet is that?

Elizabeth and Scott stopped at our house on their way home. To tell their story, and have a few photos taken during this abbreviated (but, again, very special) engagement session. We couldn’t be happier for them, and us!

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MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 | Maine Wedding Photographers

We’re excited to announce that Russ has been awarded the Maine Professional Photographer’s Association, Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017. Yay! We can’t stop smiling!

Have we mentioned about how we love photographing weddings(!)? When we shoot, we have multiple clients. Our clients are the bride and groom, of course, as well as their families, friends, bridesmaids and groomsmen, guests. It also includes those who couldn’t attend but will enjoy the photos from afar. They’ll even feel like they were actually there. That’s part of our job, and one we take very seriously!

Photographing weddings to win!

We are also shooting to make stunning images that will help us foster our professional growth and development. We do this by taking the best of the best and we enter them into professional competition! While the emotion and real moments we capture always stand among the most likely to score well, there’s another category we also love to enter. These are our artistic and “environmental portraits”.  Here is an example of an environmental portrait:

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There is a serious amount of photographic talent in this state; and the wedding photography competition is really tough. We raise our own bars and raise the bar of wedding photography among each other when with the friendly yet spirited competition. Everyone wins.

Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017!

The 2017 Maine Professional Photographer’s Association (MPPA) annual convention and image competition was held in Portland, Maine in March, 2017. In 2016 the MPPA brought in a new award category, that of Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year. Russ very proudly took this award home, for the second time!maine wedding photographer of the year 2017

More awards!

Additional awards included the Wedding category Court of Honor, as well as the highest scoring image that was made for a client. And not to mention the highest scoring image by a Certified Professional Photographer. What does this mean for you, our clients? It means that while we have fun on your wedding day, we also take our role as your visual storytellers, very seriously. You benefit directly from us entering photographic competitions. As photos are judged by a panel of national photography experts, we get validation that our images contain the twelve elements of style for award winning images. Those elements include impact, story telling, technical excellence, creativity, and composition. This is why you hire us!maine wedding photographer of the year

So, while we’re out and about during the super-fun “artistic set” with you on your wedding day, and we might do a little “happy dance”. Now you’ll know why! This means that we made an image that really rocks, and just may be an award winning image for you, AND for competition.

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Maine wedding photographers, Russell and Liz Caron, put the fun into wedding photography for Maine wedding couples. Feel the love as this dynamic pair effortlessly capture each of your cherished moments, producing natural poses and unparalleled art for your special day. For more information, please contact us right away!
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USEFUL TIPS FOR REFRESHING RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Useful Tips for Refreshing Rechargeable Batteries

We use a good number of electronic devices in use in our photography business. Many of these devices rely on rechargeable AA batteries. What follows is a useful tip for refreshing rechargeable batteries.Using an Ansmann Charger for refreshing rechargeable batteries

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BEST WEDDING PHOTOS OF 2016 | MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Best Wedding Photos of 2016 | Maine Wedding Photographers

We counted down our Top 16 Wedding Images, our best wedding photos of 2016, per se, one per day in the second half of December. Now together here in one post, for the first time, we again present our best wedding photos of 2016!

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The adorable ring bearer at Ryan and Amanda’s wedding! Another Ryan and Amanda Kennebunkport, Maine wedding image will appear in this list at #8! Here is the full blog post.
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