Anna & Mike: Barn Wedding In Maine with Food Trucks

Anna and Mike held their wedding at one of Maine’s loveliest barn venues, Marianmade Farm. A working flower and lavender farm, this location was chock full of gorgeous backdrops for the happy couple.  (The adorable puppies were pretty fun to work with too!)

The bride and groom sought out some of Maine’s hottest vendors with multiple food trucks, delicious local pies, and (our favorite of course!) the Maine Photo Camper!

From the bride:  “There are so many amazing photos and it’s so much fun to relive the moments. The pictures in the garden are spectacular. I do feel like you captured the feel of the wedding very well.”

I wish you both all the best!


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Venue: Marianmade Farm 

Photos: Maine Tinker Photography

Photo Booth: The Maine Photo Camper

Pies: Two Fat Cats Bakery

Food: El Corazon; CN Shawarma, Bite into Maine

Wedding Planner/ Coordinator: Annie Watson

Music: DJ Huzz

Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Isaiah Bennett Music

Flowers: Michelle Peele flowers


Meghan and Ajay: Garden Wedding in New Hampshire


Meghan and Ajay’s beautiful outdoor wedding was held in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Meghan looked stunning in her form fitting lace gown, her striking eyes highlighted by her bridesmaids in light blue dresses.  The guys cleaned up nice in light gray suits standing out against pops of color from the gorgeous blooming flowers.

It was a perfect day ending with lots of dancing by family and loved ones. Thank you for letting me capture your special day.

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Venue: The Oaks Golf Links

Music: ceremony and DJ : Aaron Denny

Flowers: F…as in Flowers

Cake: Maryann Kane Cakes

The Fosters: An Outdoor Nautical Wedding in South Portland, Maine


Justin and Jenn tied the knot on a beautiful summer day in Maine. We captured some adorable first look moments, then had a blast with portraits in the amazing forts around Southern Maine Community College and Portland Harbor.  The wedding party was awesome, and it was a joy to capture their emotion and humor (those socks!)  Live music by the The Time Pilots was the finishing touch on this beautiful, personalized wedding.

Thanks for letting me share your special day with you!


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Venue: Southern Maine Community College

Band: Time Pilots

Food: CVC catering

Flowers: Dodge Florist

Ceremony Music: Greg Hannsen

Mr. & Mrs. Mullen: 4th of July Wedding at Camp Ketcha


Erin and Chris celebrated their marriage on the 4th of July in Maine! In place of the expected red, white and blue color scheme, Erin chose hues of teals, navy and golds to reflect her personality. They celebrated the 4th and added drama to Camp Ketcha with bold patterns like polka dots and stripes!

A close friend was the officiant for the ceremony at Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth, which holds special meaning to Chris.

One of my favorite parts was the way the couple incorporated Chris’  children.   Right before they said their ” I do’s,” they put together a puzzle as a family of 4 to symbolize bringing pieces together to make their new family unit whole. After the ceremony we jetted off to snap some quick portraits  at Ferry Beach and then back to Camp Ketcha for the party!

The Mullen family knows how to party! There was tons of dancing, great food and we had so much fun snapping pics in the photo camper! The night flew by and before we knew it, the couple was off to their honeymoon!

Thank you for asking me to capture your special day.  We had a blast spending our 4th of July with you!
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Venue: Camp Ketcha

Cake: The Cookie Jar 

DJ: DJ Michael

Food: Fire and Co.

Photography: The Maine Tinker and The Maine Photo Camper

Ceremony: Spurwink Church

Officiant: Rebecca Hjelle

Kendra and Max: Nautical Outdoor Wedding at Peaks Island, Maine


Kendra and Max got hitched at the beautiful Inn on Peaks Island. The outdoor ceremony was celebrated with close friends and family. After their first kiss, Kendra’s parents celebrated their marriage with a family tradition of placing beautiful Hawaiian flower leis around their necks. Kendra paid special attention to details on her nautical inspired DIY wedding, including hand painted buoy ornaments for every guest.  Their nautical decor was something out of a magazine. Bold stripes and pops of navy, white and coral.

The bride and groom are both self-proclaimed “foodies” and offered their guests the best seafood from the Maine Coast, including my favorite; lobster rolls.  Best of all I could hear chatter throughout the day of the out-of-state guests enjoying the ferry ride to Peaks from Portland. Thank you so much for asking me to document your special day.

Congrats and so much love and happiness to you both!


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Venue/ Food: The Inn on Peaks Island 

Photographer: The Maine Tinker & Jody Ward

Whoopie Pies: Two Fat Cats Bakery

Wedding Dress: Jcrew

Flowers: Dodge the florist

DJ: Dionne Entertainment



Jessie and Michael: Outdoor Wedding at Titus Sparrow Park in Boston

Jessie and Michael are honestly one of the nicest and down to earth couples I have worked with.  I photographed Jessie’s sister Sarah’s wedding two years ago in Maine, so it was super fun to see everyone again!

Their wedding was in downtown Boston on a beautiful day!  A traditional Jewish wedding, the event was beautifully orchestrated from the elegant Huppah to dancing the Horah. The couple decided to do a “first look” before the ceremony, we had a blast walking around downtown Boston.  I was their ride (it was funny having a Mainer chauffeur them around big city driving!)  I loved taking photos in an urban setting, and it was fun to incorporate the traffic and architecture-parts of their everyday life in the city.

Side note: there was another Siobhan at this wedding which made my day!


love and joy and thank you for asking me to capture your day.

Vendors: Ceremony location – Titus Sparrow Park Reception location – Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Officiant – Bekah Goldman

Ceremony Music –  Alfonso (brother-in-law)

Photographer – The Maine Tinker Studio 

Caterer – The Heritage Truck Catering Co

Reception Music  –  Mark Bloomstein (Boston Party Makers)

Event Planner- Without a Hitch

Mr. and Mrs. Snide: Vintage Romantic Wedding in Claremont, New Hampshire


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! Rustic Barn Wedding at The Barn at Flanagan Farm, Buxton, Maine

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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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Kailen & Michael: The Debut of The Maine Photo Camper!

Kailen and Michael Kennedy celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family at SMCC on May 23, 2015.  It was a beautiful sunny and windy day overlooking Spring Point. It was a wonderful laid back wedding that set the perfect tone for the 2015 wedding season!

This wedding was also a special event because we launched our new photo camper; The Maine Photo Camper!  Stocked with Asian inspired props, the camper was tailored to the couple who began their romance in Japan. The camper was a big hit during cocktail hour!

Kailen’s 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.


Kayleen DeSouza Hair DeSign primped the ladies hair.

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