A Day Off For Maine Wedding Photographers

A Day off for Maine wedding photographers?! A very rare July Saturday off! What should we do? What else, but go out a take photos?!! On a spectacularly clear, crisp day, we boarded the Hardy III for the day trip to Monhegan. (below) The fishing village of New Harbor, Maine, the home port for Hardy Boat Cruises, could not be more picturesque!

Boats in New Harbor, MaineLobster boats in New Harbor MaineLobstering in New Harbor, MaineWaters were flat calm (right image) on this day’s voyage to Monhegan, about 14 miles off shore.the ferry to Mohegan Island MaineWhale sightings along the way are a bonus. We saw as many as three on this trip, this (right image below) the largest of them.On the ferry to Monhegan Island MaineArrival at the dock at Monhegan means the trucks from the various inns and guest cottages await passengers for their luggage. An island very rich with artists, several galleries await visits from the day’s tourists.  At the dock on Mohegan Island, MaineMohegan Island dockThe beautiful Island of Mohegan Maine(below) A man and his dog arrive at Fish Beach via their inflatable water craft.  Man and dog in a rubber boatThe harbor at Mohegan IslandWeathered buildings on Mohegan Island

Here a gentleman makes his way back to his home after gathering a few staples at one of the purveyors of provisions and necessities on the island. About 50 people choose to live year-round on Monhegan, but that number of course swells to hundreds in the summer months.

A man with a cart on Mohegan IslandOne of the best lobster rolls we’ve found in Maine, below, was at the very quaint and excellent Fish House at Fish Beach. A day off for Maine wedding photographers has to include a delicious lobster roll!OK, microbreweries in Maine (and in many other places as well) are very popular. But who could have possibly guessed that you would encounter one (an excellent one at that!) while in the most remote locations imaginable…An amazing find! Owner/brewer Matt Weber serves a variety of hand-crafted ales (pictured below is the fittingly-named Lobster Cove IPA) in the tasting room in 7 oz, pint, and take-home growlers. Even including ginger beer and root beer. All were simply excellent, and a wonderful surprise to accompany the miles of walking we did on the island.Mohegan Island BrewingArtists on Monhegan IslandThe work of artist Kevin Beers is admired by a young passerby. Beers is from New York City but summers on Monhegan creating beautiful art such at the classic red homestead on the main road leading to Lobster Cove. Beautiful colors on MonheganBeautiful light and color on a Maine islandBeautiful views from a Maine IslandIslands in Maine

And, of all things, we ran into world-renown photographer and friend Robert Freson on the main road in the central part of the island. Robert was an early pioneer (as in ~60 years ago…) in what is commonly known today as photojournalism. (below)

Robert Freson chats with Liz CaronBelow: As the boat departs Monhegan for the return trip to New Harbor, (and at most all ferry terminals along the coast of Maine) tradition has it that the local kids hanging around the dock will dive off to the countdown of the boat captain and to the delight and cheer of the passengers on the boat. These two boys are a fraction of a second from hitting the cool water!Kids jumping in the water from the ferry terminalscenic maine wedding imagesBeautiful skies from a Maine ferry

Above, Liz finds solitude as she enjoys the sea air at the very bow as the Hardy III whisks us back to the mainland. Liz’ photo set follows a bit below. I’m noticing she kept the fisheye lens on her camera for some fun super-wide shots… many of which are included in her segment that follows.Colorful lobster traps in New Harbor, Maine

And, here is Liz’ view of the day from her eyes, words and that of her camera:

What does a day of for Maine wedding photographers look like? We go exploring with a camera, of course! It was my first trip to the island, and it was a perfect day!

Monhegan Dock

New Harbor and Monhegan Maine

Scenes of coastal MaineShingled cottages in MaineCoastal Maine scenes of lobster buoys and lineBoats and gates on Monhegan Island MaineLife rings and life linesChickens and sheds on Monhegan Island MaineMaine wedding photographers at Monhegan Island InnSummer days on Monhegan Island

Hardy Boat Ferry crossing

Dock scenes at New Harbor Maine New Harbor Maine in the summer

If you enjoyed our photos from a day off for Maine wedding photographers, let us know in the comments, below. Thank you!
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