Fairytale Wedding in Camden Maine | Camden Maine Weddings

Fairytale Wedding | Norumbega Inn | Camden, MaineWhen you think of a fairytale wedding, what images come to mind? Castles with turrets? Horse-drawn carriages? A beautiful bride in a long flowing gown? A groom in black tie? Maybe all of the above? We were the photographic team to capture just this very kind of real-life fairytale wedding last spring at one of the most perfect of locations, the Norumbega Inn in Camden, Maine. Picture the bride and groom having just been married and being shuttled off by horse-and-carriage as this opening image portrays:...more

Hot Trends for Bridal Gowns for Spring 2015

I was looking at a bridal magazine while having my haircut when I realized something: I want to look awesome on my wedding day, whenever that may be. I know, it's vain (and to think the epiphany came when I was having my hair cut, LOL), but I feel like it's not something unique to me. A lot of ladies out there want to look perfect (or close to perfect) on that special day!When you walk down the aisle on your big day, you want to look your very best. Of course, I don't want to look like every other bride for the last decade....more
I was just at a wedding and the bride had a colored gown.  Her petty coat was tons of different ...more

White Mountains Fall Foliage Wedding

 Stephanie and Rick had a sparkling autumn weekend for their wedding at Whitney's Inn, Jackson, New Hampshire, on Saturday, October 11, 2014....more

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans & T-shirt are NOT and option!- Part 2

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans & T-shirt are NOT and option!-2Colossians 3:12New International Version (NIV)12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.So... on a Friday afternoon, the bride to be and mother of the bride to be, found a beautiful dress, a dress we felt would be perfect, but then we also felt we needed confirmation... ...more

5 Awkward Questions for the Modern Bride

 “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.”  -  Fanny Brice I recently got engaged.  I am 44 years old and this is my first marriage.  I’m one of those people who didn’t see a point to marrying anyone unless and until I met my soul mate.  I went about the business of living my life and, unexpectedly, when I was 40, met a wonderful man.  So, now I’m getting married.  Life is pretty cool sometimes!...more
Yes! I suspect there's a lot of people getting married for the first time in their 40s who share ...more

Fruit and Flowers

For so long you sat under the shade of my tree,Calmly and patiently collecting seeds.You planted a few that ceased to grow,Perhaps it was to soil or the sun.Who would know?One day you planted a seedWhose roots took holdAs it struggled to clear the surface,Your patience and persistence were bold.You nurtured this seed and we grew into a purpose.As time passed, we grew tall.Through fierce storms, we grew strong.We sank our roots deepAssuring our love will keep.As the sun shines upon us,...more

Off Camera Flash (Outside at Night)

 The use of off camera flash (OCF) can open many new avenues for your wedding (and other genres of) photography. Let's take a look at what it took to make this shot come to reality. Like all things related to off camera flash, it takes technical knowledge, some good dependable equipment, and lots of practice. In the example below, it also required working quickly (it was COLD[!], and it was a real wedding with little time to spare) and my second shooter was a key part of making this happen....more

I Don't Love My Wife

Carrie Zing thank you so much for reading and for your kind words!more

Half an Inch

 And as the seamstress asked, “Do you want me to take it out half an inch, and not pin it so tightly?” I smiled, and said, “Yes.”———————Let me back up....more

Wedding Planning 101: Stationary

My best friend just started to plan her wedding and she has been asking me a ton of questions. As I listen to her talk about her plans, I instantly get that overwhelmed feeling all over again. There are a million questions that need to be answered!I remember all the big-ticket items that you must take care of right away. But after talking to her about DJ’s and photographers and flowers and photo booths, I realized I was missing the most important item: the wedding stationary!1 // Save-the-Dates ...more