Here Come the Snides!

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Hilary and Mike Snide were high school sweethearts who went their separate ways, but found each other again in their twenties.  On June 13th, they said their vows in the picturesque Trinity Church in Cornish, New Hampshire with a reception at the Common Man Inn.

A romantic color palette of soft pastels set the bride off beautifully.  The bridesmaids wore Blush tones, the mothers to be in gold/silver tones, and the groom and his groomsmen in grey suits. After the ceremony, the bride and groom drove to the reception in Hilary’s dad’s Road Runner-a great photo op!

The reception was filled with personal details like large canvases with photos from their engagement session,  gorgeous centerpieces arranged by the groom’s mom Betty, and an adorable variety of cupcakes made by Vicki Lee’s (some were firetrucks-a nod to Mike’s career as a Firefighter.)  DJ Josh Field of ECF Entertainment kept the music going until late and the guests had a blast on the dance floor! Thank you for letting me capture your special day.

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Sully Fest! 6.6.2015

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Christine and Patrick celebrated their  marriage on June 6, 2015 aka SullyFest at The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton Maine. This super wonderful, laid back, dancing couple already tied the knot in NYC but decided to toss a big old Maine event. The Barn at Flanagan Farm has beautiful New England charm, while all of the modern day amenities and class. Emily Carter Floral Designs were so rich and amazing. Fire and Co killed it with their amazing spread, food was rolling out all night! While the night was topped of with treats from Love Kupcakes. The got their groove on to 3 bands where I got to capture some images of cocktail hour with Jerks of Grass and some memorable grove sessions where Christine’s mom killed it on the dance floor to Velourasaurus.

Christine is an event planner and had a wonderful flow to it, everyone enjoyed themselves, and everything went off with out a hitch, she picked some amazing wedding vendors. She was old school hollywood and simple stunning. Patrick was classic and handsome in a black suit. Thanks so much you guys for asking me to capture your day, it was a night to remember! Here is just a quick snap shot of their day. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on instagram. http://www.themainetinker.comuntitled-4331 untitled-4333 untitled-4338
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Yikes! Not All Insurance Plans Cover Childbirth

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Originally posted on The Bump Blog:

Birth control? Covered. Prenatal care? Covered? Labor and delivery? Not necessarily.

While the Affordable Care Act deemed maternity and newborn care “essential health benefits” requiring independent and small group coverage in 2014, that coverage doesn’t extend to dependents still on their parents’ health insurance. By law, adults can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26 (which, coincidentally, is also the average age of first-time moms in the US).

This lack of coverage can be a huge problem; insurance typically foots the bill for $18,329 worth of a vaginal birth and $27,866 of a c-section. And that’s not even the entire cost; new parents are still left to pay $2,244 and $2,669, respectively, out of pocket.

The bulk of these costs — up to 86 percent — is coming from hospitalization.

All hope’s not lost for the younger crowd; large employer plans may cover maternity care for dependent children. But NPR

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Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy


May 23, 2015 Kailen and Michael celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family at SMCC. It was a beautiful sunny and windy day overlooking Spring Point. Kayleen DeSouza Hair DeSign primped the ladies hair. While the SMCC hospitality students worked their hardest to get that much deserved A. It was a wonderful laid back wedding that set the perfect tone for the 2015 wedding season. We launched our new photo camper; The Maine Photo Camper,  which was stocked with Asian inspired props, since they couple started their romance in Japan. The camper was a big hit during cocktail hour. Her father’s heartfelt toast was very memorable and the night ended with a beautiful sunset and dancing. Congrats you guys, it was so much fun capturing your big day.
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Seth & Corey

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May 17 I had the honor of photographing Seth & Corey’s wedding day! It was an intimate day getting ready in Camden Maine. The ceremony was at The Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel and a lovely dinner at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME. They were surrounded by their closets friends and family. The day was filled with love, laughter and pride. Congrats Seth and Corey, it was an honor.untitled-0153untitled-0162untitled-01511untitled-0228untitled-0226untitled-01802untitled-02804untitled-0349

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3month


3monthoniOur lil one is 3 months old! She is such a chill, happy lil queen bee. Our son loves her so much and it has been a much smoother transition having two babies than I thought it would be. The only hard part is balancing it all, work, family, sleep, photography. I hope to teach my daughter that she can do anything she wants to and not to be afraid to dare to be different and take chances. So much love Oni. I had fun making a little gif. of her month to month. (it may be a new addiction.) 

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Five Photo Shoots to do with Children


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The Newborn Session:  There is something so special about a precious new born.  You may even want to contact a photographer to come into the hospital before you leave to capture those first intimate moments with you and your new bundle.

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 The In-Home Session:  This is the place where both kids and their parents are most comfortable. In their natural environment, the smiles come more easily and heartwarming candid moments abound.
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The Six-Month Session:  This is such a fun time to take the little one outdoors!  They may be strong enough to sit up on their own, and would love a special trip to your favorite spot or even at home to take photos.
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The One-Year Session:  You can have a little fun with this one!  A baby’s first taste of delicious cake is usually their first birthday-why not let them loose in a diaper and let them smush the sweet stuff between their fingers!  It is such a great celebration, you can do this on the actual birthday, a studio or home photo session, or my favorite-somewhere fun and colorful like a local playground or fair!
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The Big-Kid Session:  Don’t forget about your big kids!  Often, families focus on photographing kids when they are babies and toddlers and life gets busy as they get older.  Let’s capture those moments as they grow!  You’ll be so happy you did!
What moments are you glad you captured when your kids were young?  Which ones do you wish you had?  Let us know in the comments!
And, for more ideas and inspiration for photo shoots with the kids, visit my web site!

Making a family official


I had the most incredible experience to witness an adoption of a lovely family, who happen to be best friends of ours for life.It was more of a formality since they have lived and been together for many years. I have been so fortunate to have watch this family grow, from pre dating days, to the dating days, to marriage, to pregnancy and adoption. It is crazy to me how fast time as gone by. Jody (the mom ) put it best. “Sometimes really tough times end in the best case scenario. Today is one of those happy endings, today my husband adopts my daughter and we all get to share the same last name. Raising another man’s daughter is not an easy thing to navigate and I’m so very grateful that these two have found their way as father and daughter. It takes a good man to raise another man’s child but it takes the best kind of man to love another man’s child like his own. Cheers to these two on Adoption Day!” We love you Cassie, you are going to do great things, I can’t believe how much you have turned into a young lady, I still look at you and see the silly two-year old making claims left and right. Now you are a poised young woman who brightens a room when you walk in. Jody you’ve done good raising here. And and cheers to you Mr. Ward for formally becoming a daddy to two wonderful human’s that I love so much, you always amaze me with how much you love you have for your lovely family (including me) and your tender hugs!   And who can forget Polly and John you have helped raised these incredible people, and I always love seeing you.

Congrats to you all.



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