Leeann & Alex: A Fall Camp Wedding in Maine.

Leeann and Alex had a beautiful DIY wedding at Cliffside lodge surrounded by loved ones and beautiful Maine foliage.

Fire and Co. kept the night going rolling in beautiful appetizers, lovely wood fired pizza and those smores everyone is talking about. Leeann decided instead of a cake to provide guests with root beer floats which were a huge hit.

Thank you for letting me capture your beautiful day.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Maine Tinker Photography 

FOOD & DRINK: Fire and Co.

MUSIC: The Ghost of Paul Revere

VENUE: Cliffside Lodge

Morgan and Bill: A Vineyard Wedding in Haverhill MA

For this vineyard wedding, the bride and groom, Morgan & Bill, decided to mix things up so their “guests could have the rest of their Saturday to enjoy.” The ceremony was held at a beautiful Catholic church in Bramford with a morning mass, followed by brunch at a local vineyard.

Morgan looked stunning in her dress and the flowers were absolutely beautiful!  Morgan wanted guests to be fed well and wanted them to enjoy some of New England’s sweetest treats from caramel apples to homemade blueberry pies.  (The pies were extra special because the blueberries were from Bill’s grandfathers land.)

I had a wonderful morning and afternoon with you both, all the best on your honeymoon in Paris!

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Photography: Maine Tinker Photography 

Catering: Marco

Music : Ditto Band 

Bake Goods: Tripoli Bakery

Venue: Willow Springs Vineyard

Flowers: Suzannes


How to Take Great Halloween Photos!


Halloween is fun, spooky and super exciting for little kids.  They get to dress up as their heroes, and their parents actually encourage them to fill a bucket with candy-cue the wide eyes and adorable smiles.  Here are five tips-plus an added bonus tip-to capture those moments in all their glory!

  1. Grab the Light: Get the kids outside in the daylight before it gets dark to get a clear shot of their costumes. (Also good to document the costumes before you inevitably lose a wing or break a sword!)10375099_10102013228326149_3959784871155903715_n
  2. Capture the Season: Grab a shot with the kids and a pumpkin or something else unmistakably Halloween to add to the mood.12113547_10102669896128609_5629063361195729731_o
  1. Get in There: Don’t forget to get a shot of yourself (the parents) with the children all dressed up. You’ll love looking back at the fun the whole family had that year.10403652_10102013228465869_2462928786440469913_n
  1. Action Shots: Take some candid, in-the-moment photos while out trick-or-treating. This is where you’ll capture their excitement about all the candy and the fun of being out with their friends! (It’s ok if these shots are dark-it will add to the spooky factor!10649665_10102013228475849_1829273324080954220_n10801879_10102013228535729_8298169036100032483_n
  1. End of the Night Reveal:  Grab a shot at the end of the night when their treat bag is full and they’re proud of their haul. Their smiles will show how much fun they had! I WILL DO THIS THIS YEAR!!!

Bonus Tip!  Act the Part: If your child is dressed as a lion, ask them to give you a roar.  Are they a teapot?  Assume spout and handle position!  Have them really get into their character and you’ll be sure to catch some super fun shots!10676184_10102013229044709_5668431330809657942_n


Have fun and be safe this Halloween!

Hannah & Josh : Vintage Barn Wedding at the Hardy Farm


Hannah and Josh got married in Maine on a beautiful autumn day. I have had the pleasure of getting to know the couple over the years doing family photographs, so it was pure excitement when their wedding day arrived.  It felt like I already knew the whole family!

Hannah and Josh are such a fun loving sweet couple, who compliment each other in every way. Their day was filled with love, vintage touches and of course an amazing venue. The had a beautiful outdoor ceremony, followed by dinner, speeches and a father daughter song under the warm tent. Guests were then escorted down to the beautiful barn where they danced the night away.

Thank you so much for letting me capture your lovely day!


Venue: Hardy Farm

Cupcakes: European Bakery and Tea Room

Wedding Coordinator: Misty Coolidge

Photographer: Maine Tinker Photography

DJ: Brian Zutter Productions

Flowers:  Apotheca,

Food: CVC catering

Drinks: Maine Mixologist

Cheryl & Brian: Vintage Fall Wedding in Cornish Maine


Cheryl & Brian had a lovely, intimate wedding ceremony in Cornish, Maine. They decided to get hitched with a tight-knit circle of their closest loved ones in attendance.  The celebration continued at an adorable restaurant with drinks and snacks for all.

Cornish is an antique lover’s heaven, so of course we squeezed in some bride and groom portraits with some super cool “junk.”

I loved that Cheryl decided to rock her favorite color deep purple.   After all, who says you have to be traditional and wear white on your wedding day?

All the best to you both and your families. I had a wonderful time capturing your perfect fall wedding!

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Photography: Maine Tinker Photography

Food: Krista’s Resturant

Organic Garlic Grown in Down East Maine

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garlic town-0031Taking the leap of faith and doing photography full time has given me some exciting new opportunities to photograph products for local companies. One of my recent photo shoots was for an Organic Farm in Down East Maine.

Sam and Sasha, of Salty Dog farm, sent me a boat load of beautiful organic garlic to photograph for their new website.  They have eleven varieties with fun names and different characteristics that make each one special.  I was so happy with the way the photos turned out, and their site is gorgeous-make sure you check it out!

I was lucky enough to keep some and have happily used it to add some spice to our family dinners!   Here is one of my go-to meals with a perfect touch of garlic: Roasted Garlic Cauliflower.

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Liza & Patrick : A Nautical Wedding on Bailey Island in Maine


Liza and Patrick got hitched on a beautiful crisp fall day in Maine, overlooking the rugged landscape on Bailey Island.

The couple was wonderfully easy to photograph, they are so in love and the images show how much they adore each other. This gave me many natural moments to capture and left me inspired.

Liza and Patrick are both talented artists in Maine.  Their attention to detail resulted in beautifully designed escort cards, gorgeous flower arrangements and a custom wedding logo appearing tastefully through out the day.  A nautical color palate of navy, grey and orange created a nautical/rustic theme, which was 100% Maine inspired.

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VENUE: Driftwood Inn

Wedding Coordinator: Nicole Mower Weddings & Events

Rentals: One Stop Event Rental

Photography: Maine Tinker Photography

Food and Drink:  Susie’s Catering

Florist : Lindsey Fox

Cake: Lisa Parker


Betsie and Keith: Maine Barn Wedding at Roundtop Farm.

Betsie and Keith’s wedding was amazing, beautiful, unique, thoughtful, fun and a photographer’s dream.

The ceremony was in a unique meeting house where guests sat in cubes to watch the couple become official.  Betsie’s talent and attention to detail was unreal. Some of my favorite details were the large photo prints of their family members wedding portraits, a perfectly lit backdrop on the stage, and a hand drawn guide on how to eat a lobster (which helped out-of-staters during the classic lobster bake.) The night was filled with dancing and was topped off with Portland’s iconic Holy Doughnut to further sweeten the perfect night.

Thank you for letting me capture you amazing night, it was one of my most memorable wedding experiences.


Caterer: SeaCoasts Catering

Day of coordinator: Ashli Franck

Rentals: Taylor Rentals of Brunswick

Ceremony location: Historic Alna Meetinghouse

Reception location: Darrow’s Barn at Round Top Farm

Flowers:  Blue Cloud Farm

DJ: Denis Howard

Doughnuts: Holy Doughnut 

Photography: Maine Tinker Photography

Heidi & Neil: A nautical Wedding on Peaks Island Maine


Heidi and Neil currently live in Massachusetts, but their wedding was a classic Maine affair. Heidi’s family owns a home on Peaks Island, and she grew up going there as often as she could. Her “getting ready” photos were extra special because we could capture that moment in a place so dear to her and her family.

Personal touches and a Maine coastal theme were carried throughout the ceremony and reception venue, with a color scheme of navy blue and white.  Nautical flags, chocolate lobsters and blueberry cake all contributed to the ultimate Maine wedding!

The wedding was held at the Trefethen- Evergreen Improvement Association, where Heidi used to sail with the sailing club. Live music entertained the guests into the night with their funky beats, and it was truly a magical event from start to finish.

Thank you for letting me capture your lovely day in this beautiful state!

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VENUE: TEIA: Trefethen- Evergreen Improvement Association 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Maine Tinker Photography

FOOD AND CAKE: 111 Maine

Wedding Coordinator: Brandi Lawrence

BAND: The Dapper Gents

FLOWERS: Whole Foods  

MacDonalds Farm: A Dairy Farm Wedding in Maine


Alexis and Conor MacDonald recently moved from Florida to Maine to change their lives after Conor finished his service to our country.  Their dream was to start an Organic Dairy farm and here they are, living their dream at Bo Lait Farm!

Where better to hold their reception than on the lovely property and alongside their beloved farm animals? (As an animal lover, I was in heaven!)

Their ceremony was held at Our Lady of Good Hope in Camden Maine. It was extra special because Conor’s uncle is a priest and held a very special mass for them.  Alexis was so stunning in her perfect dress from BHLDN, and that head piece was to die for!

Guests got to hitch a ride on a school bus from the church to their farm, where they enjoyed good music, played with animals (esp. the barn kitten) and all with an amazing view of the cow pasture.

All my best to these two beautiful, hard working red heads!

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Ceremony: Our Lady of Good Hope

Reception: Bo Lait Farm 

Photographer: Maine Tinker Photography

Flowers: Bessies Farm Goods

Music: DJ Jim from Premiere Entertainment

Food: Local Sprouts 

Dress: BHLDN

Head wreath: Honey Suckle Way