Justin & Jacob // Portland Maine Peaks Island Wedding

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Justin & Jacob // Portland Maine Peaks Island Wedding

There are a million wonderful things I want to say about Justin & Jacob, their warm and welcoming friends and families, and the heartfelt and gorgeous wedding weekend they planned out perfectly. I'm going to attempt to collect my thoughts here, but know that it will never be enough to express the gratitude and pure joy I experienced getting to photograph J&J's wedding.

Justin is an incredibly talented wedding photographer that I had the pleasure of meeting through Catalyst Wed Co. a few years back, and have been lucky enough to call him and Jacob friends since. Getting hired by a fellow wedding photographer is the biggest honor. (Let's be real, we are by far the pickiest when it comes to having photos taken of us since it's what we do all day everyday for others!)

We started off the wedding weekend with a sunrise session at the Portland Head Lighthouse. There were so many epic locations that Justin and Jacob wanted to use for their photos, and just not enough time to fit it all into the wedding day. I'm SO happy we woke up at 3:30 in the morning to trek down the the beach for this perfect sunrise:

The next day was the wedding! Justin and Jacob got ready together with their wedding party at a quaint Airbnb. We then headed to downtown Portland for some photos and took the ferry to Peaks Island where the ceremony and reception would take place!

Next was the ceremony, and hooboy, there wasn't a dry eye anywhere. I somehow managed to shoot and wipe away tears at the same time, but my eye makeup was no match for amount of love and joy in the air. J&J's ceremony was so heartfelt and perfect, and everyone there was just so happy to celebrate these two wonderful souls.

Now comes the best part: CAKE! DANCING! SPEECHES! MORE HAPPY TEARS!

Justin & Jacob, thank you for including me in your wedding weekend. It was absolutely perfect.

A special thanks to Diana Ascarrunz for being the best second photographer I could ever hope for, and an all around amazing human.

The other vendors who made this weekend pure magic:

Wedding Planner: Alanna Claire Events
Florist: Courtney Reid Design
Cake: Amy at Hippie Chick Bakery
DJ: Jason Tubbs at Double Platinum Celebrations
Catering: Jennifer Banis at 111 Maine Catering
Rings: Royal Jewelers of Rye
Ketubah: Adriana Saipe, Ink with Intent
Chuppah Fabric: Hayley Cavataro
Party Favors: Coastal Maine Popcorn Company
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals

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Jenny & Richard // Washington DC Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center

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Jenny & Richard // Washington DC Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center

Jenny & Richard are one of those couples that you meet and instantly want to be their best friend. I immediately knew they were a treasure, as soon as I read their inquiry. Jenny & Richard chose to have their wedding at the Josephine Butler Parks Center because it's a nonprofit and the money they spent would go right back into Washington Parks & People, a program which works to transform public lands and waters for broad community revitalization. Talk about putting your money where your beliefs are. I'm all about wedding money put towards a wonderful cause.

You may remember these two from their DC engagement session. I thought their style was killer then, but these two blew me away on their wedding day with the most perfect details (and I'm always a sucker for a badass babe in a leather jacket over her wedding dress!)

The sense of community, and just how genuinely stoked everyone was to be there, made the day one that I will never forget. Special thanks to Capitol Romance for being such a joy to work with. If you need a planner in the DC area you should absolutely reach out to them!

Congrats you two! It was such an honor getting to hang with you on your wedding day, and I wish you all the best on your future adventures!

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Melissa & Nell // Virginia Farm Wedding

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Melissa & Nell // Virginia Farm Wedding

Melissa & Nell threw the perfect wedding at a family berry farm on a crisp Fall afternoon, and I'm still swooning over every little detail. It is easy to see how much these two love each other, and I'm so incredibly happy to have been a part of their celebration. 

I had such a hard time narrowing down the photos for this post. Everything was just so gorgeous!

Pretty much everyone was holding back the tears after both their mom's gave the most heartfelt readings during the ceremony. For favors Melissa & Nell gave jam from the farm, and after dinner and speeches, the most epic dance party broke out. Scroll down to see the rest of the day!

Sparkler send-off followed by an exit via four-wheeler?! Total Badass Babes.

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