Sarah had reached out to me a few months ago about photographing her and Tom’s 2020 wedding. It was such an exciting and sad moment all wrapped into one because I LOVE meeting new brides and grooms, but I was already booked. We wished each other the best and went on our merry ways.

But last week, I put a model call on my social media for a couple ISO an engagement session on the beach in Portland. I’m a full-time teacher and a wedding and engagement photographer in Northern Maine, so it is rare that I get to journey south and photograph couples on the beautiful Maine coast. While I do have some Portland-area clients, we hadn’t ventured to Two Lights State Park before. So I knew a couple of things. 1) I wanted to photograph a fun, energetic couple and 2) I wanted to capture them at this beautiful gem of a park in Cape Elizabeth.

Sarah immediately reached out, so we quickly set to planning and coordinating outfits. The day came. It was BEAUTIFUL. There were just a few clouds in the sky, the wind was calm, it was SO warm. And then it turned. A storm front was rolling in, complete with cloudy weather and temperamental wind. But Tom & Sarah faced it like professionals. And ya’ll—they ROCKED it (pun intended)!!! They are such naturals in front of the camera and their laughter and energy were absolutely contagious. They are going to be amazing brittnay spaniel parents, and I wish them all the happiness in the world!

We found some beautiful locations in the park. The sun even came out to warm up the waves and paint the sky. We wrapped everything up at Higgins Beach in Scarborough where the high-tide left us with a pristine beach front. What a day. Hanging out with these two was so much fun and I am so glad we were able to make some magic!

But enough of my rambling. Check them out!




























Looking for a Portland wedding photographer? Contact us to ask about our availability! Our dates are filling up quickly, but we do have bucket list locations that we ALWAYS find time for. If you’re planning a destination wedding and/or engagement and are looking for a destination wedding photographer, ask about dream-location prices! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Our current bucket list locations include:

  • Charlotte, NC

  • Charleston, SC

  • Ireland

  • Scotland

  • Iceland

  • New Zealand

  • Mexico

  • Caribbean

And of course, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Presque Isle or a photographer in Houlton, shoot us a message! We love our home cities.

Two Lights State Park Portland Engagement Session

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wedding photo of bride and groom in front of staircase covered in flowers looking joyful

The most stunning of days, with the clouds pulling back only to peek back in, desperate to be a part of the joy, M&S tied the knot. Their oceanfront vows were drenched in sun. S&M opted for a timeless aesthetic of pearl and champagne, which followed them into their reception at the Stone House, fresh blooms spilling from every pathway.

The words I hear whenever I see these images are the final sigh Mitch gave Steph as he completed his vows to her. Between shaky breaths he said, “Oh Stephie, I love you more than words can say.” And sometimes it’s as simple as that.

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