Morgan and Bill are going to be tying the knot in October at Willow Springs Winery in Haverhill, MA,, but wanted to travel to Maine for their engagement pics at Wolfe Neck, in Freeport, ME. They are a super sweet, easy going couple who had me hiking in knee high snow for her in the woods shot :) Morgan and Bill have been together for a very long time but recently engaged. I’m so excited for your wedding, thanks for spending the morning with me, hope you love your pictures.
I have had the pleasure of watching my best friend grow into an amazing mom and wife. Lou and Care have been blessed with being the parents to Milo. I can’t believe he is one! We had a cake smash session with this super chunk of love. Milo loves his parents dearly. He is super sweet, serious, goofy and a beast who can eat any of his peers under the table. We love you Milo can’t wait to see you grow this next year!
Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love having my little family to create new traditions. My son was so into it this year! Which made me so happy, which was the perfect balance for my nausea and last month pregnancy pains. Here are a few pics of the day. My only regret is no pics of him and I :( Next year it will only be pics of me and the kids :) The best part of the day was opening stockings just Geoff, Rourke and I in his room. And then Rourke running around the corner to see that Santa came, but first gave Geoff a big hug before playing. (proud momma moment). His first handmade ornament!
2014 was a spectacular year! I got to meet new friends and capture old friends weddings all over New England, ME, NH, VT and MA. I photographed 13 weddings. Each wedding was a perfect reflection of each couples personalities which I adore. I’m also pretty proud I did 12 of these weddings pregnant and not skipping a beat. Cheers to you all and many thanks! Looking forward to watching your families grow. Also excited for new business endeavors such as our photo booth camper! Looking forward to new experiences and meeting new people in 2015 (including my daughter) and excited to photograph not pregnant :)
We have been itching to travel. Our last big trip was our amazing honeymoon in Morocco in 2011. But wonderful things in life happened, we bought our super fixer upper home and we had our amazing son! So we thought why don’t we travel to visit family in a known country to us, Ireland! Yes I’m 8 months pregnant and I’m one of those ladies who does look 8 months pregnant so there was no hiding it! I got cleared by my Dr.’s with some strict orders, which I did follow which made the flight much easier. I used compression socks, drank lots of water, kept my trusty Zophran by my side (yes I barf my whole pregnancy with both pregnancies) and to walk every hour. Happy to report I only got sick once on the plane to Ireland and once on the way back, but gracefully made it to the bathroom because we were seated right next to the bathrooms per my request! :) We traveled with the lovely Aer Lingus. Every flight attendant was wonderful and accommodating. Maybe its because we were traveling with our 20 month old. We decided to not buy him a seat, and used the infant lap belt. He loved the whole flight and experience. The Flight attendants told us he was a “Might kid” and he truly was! The flight attendants ended up giving us our own row and moving other people. We kept him busy with an iPad, (yes I believe in screen time on a flight) fun snacks, books and cars. He didn’t sleep though like I thought he would.
Our first stop was in Corofin, Ireland. We decided to try a few nights using airbnb and we were thrilled with our accommodations. I didn’t want to bombard my family with a huge pregnant lady and possibly a sleepy cranky kid. We stayed in a gate keepers cottage, which was super kid friendly they had a cot and high chair ready for us, SCORE! It was ideally located near the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Kilmaley, Ennis, and the Burren. Which is where our first stop was to visit family.
He has never fallen asleep in a high chair, but twice in Ireland!
We then explored more of Clare, and even got a special made Thanksgiving dinner from my wonderful aunt Mary. We arrived late due to the massive amounts of roundabouts but we made it. We are so blessed to have such a thoughtful family. This was the day I took a nasty fall, straining my knee, with huge cuts and all, worst of all breaking my camera, yes breaking my camera. UGHHH worst nightmare. I’m happy I had a filter on my favorite and most used prime lens but the focus is stuck from outside damage and my camera dial came off so I rigged it for the rest of the trip. I’m hoping Canon repair services will fix it, Stay tuned! On the positive side I wasn’t holding my son and I put my hands out to protect my lil lady bump.
Then we were off to my favorite place in the world, County Kerry!!!!
We couldn’t afford to see the real “Santy” but we found the next best one! The most touching thing happened Uncle Brendan, Aoileann and Monsignor Patrick Fenton are planting a tree in the Diseart (where I studied 2005) garden with a family plaque for my little family. So touching and tears of joy and family pride.
Till we meet again. Thank you for your love and support! We feel so blessed having you all in our life. I have always been fascinated by the family history and the thousands of years of history on Ireland. Your hospitality is refreshing and humbling, it makes me want to be a better person, wife and mother. Can’t wait till a little piece of Ireland comes to the states in October! A thousand Thanks, Conall, Aioleann, Brendan, Mike, Mary, Katie, Aine, Liam, little Conall, Ciaran and my new favorite irish lady Darnia.
So it’s true I love my job! (well my second job!) I wanted to do a quick post on my first mini session. And plus the color of the images look way better on the blog vs. Facebook, as always! I decided this year to give a holiday mini session a shot! It was a blast, and successful! It was freezing though and I forgot about the importance of restrooms at 30 weeks pregnant, Wolfe Neck Farm was a must in my book! Every family was so wonderful to work with and all of the kids (esp. the boys) love this wonderful vintage Chevy pick up truck borrowed from my husbands friend. I can’t thank you enough Adam, you made a lot of families happy and excited. My best friend Lily from Montgomery Flowers and Produce made a lovely wreath for the front of the truck from native Maine plantation! I’ve had a really rough pregnancy (actually both pregnancies) BUT this day made my heart full and excited for the holiday season! I’m going to soak this holiday season as the last one with my son and husband, since next year Rourke is going to have to share! Thank you everyone, and Happy Holidays, I will now be raising my feet up for the remainder of my pregnancy day dreaming about our baby girl! (PS there is a pic of my son in this post! ) Families there will be a gallery up by today to access high quality prints, and easy to share with your family and friends. Email me email@example.com to get the gallery password. Directions to view… www.themainetinker.com <client < enter galleries <locate 2014 Holiday mini session.
Diane and Adam are one of those couples with an genuine relationship and personality. I mean look at Diane’s huge smile, it is a photographers dream, to get that much joy and emotion in photos. They got married at The Merrill Farm House at Pineland Adam’s talented mother made her wedding dress, and the flower girls and ring bearers. This is a quaint little barn with lots of cows!!! The wedding was intimate, fun and heart felt. A special thanks to Becca who assisted me. Thank you so much for letting me capture all of the joy of your special day. It was a great event to end the wedding season for me!
Being a photographer isn’t as easy as many people may think. I strongly feel that there are two important things to remember! 1.) You need to know your camera 2.) You need to be a flexible people person. Honestly Erica was one of the most relaxed brides, she went with the flow, and most of all had trust in me. Esp. being an editor for a bridal magazine. It feels so great seeing kind words she expressed in NH Brides Magazine! Check out the post here….. Thank you Erica and Josh, we had a blast. The only thing I wish was different was that you snuck me in your suitcase for your honeymoon.
Erica and Josh got hitched in Portland, Maine! Their wedding was truly unique and relaxed. Erica and Josh wanted to create a celebration that reflected their laid back and wonderful relationship with their closest family and friends. It truly was an awesome party. We started the day off with getting pampered at the Mensroom where the groomsmen got some newly cut do’s and the girls got glammed up at Salon Burke. Man those woman there know makeup and hair! I would highly recommend them! We then scooted over to get on Erica’s custom dress with her mom and aunt. Then hurried back over for the ceremony and reception held at Port City Music Hall. Black Tie Catering had heavy apps for everyone and the music was insanely amazing because the popular 80’s band in Portland; The Awesome, played the night away. This pregnant photographer had a blast taking pics with this wonderful couple. I hope you guys had a great time in Fiji, and thank you for letting me share your day with you! Enjoy!!!
So if you don’t know the Montgomery and Heye Family and you live in Freeport, Maine… Well you are missing out. Grace is the youngest of the Montgomery girls. I met her through one of my best friends Lily (who is the middle Montgomery gal.) This family is so special to me and my family. I moved away from my supportive family and friends in New Hampshire when I turned 18, and the Montgomery family took me in under their protective wing when I was 20 just loving me as if I have always been with them. 10 years have past and my love for them has grown and I have seen such magical moments of these strong independent ladies. Lily is starting her own business; Montgomery Flowers and Produce. Their father Jack is an amazing man, (who married my husband and I) and he is also a wonderful/famous photographer (be sure to check out his work… here! . So needless to say I wanted to make him proud! Molly and Lucky moved from NYC and gave the world little Rosie. Deede (The girls mother) and Kathy (Sam’s mother) quit working in the public schools and started a magical place supporting local artisans, produce and flowers; Bessie Farm Goods! Grace is now an RN (where my son goes) and Sam is a very talented man of many trades, needless to say the butterfly effect happened from best friends (Kathy and Deede) and formed an eternal bond between their children Sam and Grace. The day was amazing and perfect. They got married at the Heye residence, where everyone was so welcoming . It was wonderful to meet Sam’s father, oldest sister and brother (his youngest sister has babysat for my son) Everyone was so thrilled for this couple. Family, friends, loved ones, children, tears, laughter, rain, dancing, treats, pizza from the amazing; Fire and Company filled the air. It was so comfortable even with a flash flood, everyone ran to the Heye’s home so no one would get zapped by lightning. As soon as the storm passed, kids were cleaning the dance floor, pushing tables back into place, so the wild rumpus would start. Im so happy to have shared this day with the Montgomery and Heye family. They are so lucky to officially be family members, hope everyone likes the images! Here are a few of my favs.