This intimate Portland Maine wedding at The Barn at Flanagan Farm was one for the books. The trip started out with a ride from the airport from a charming uber driver named Paul. We were his 7,000th Uber ride & he was playing 70s pop rock & telling us stories about his time living in Portland, Maine and from there I knew this weekend was going to be special.
I spent the rest of the weekend on a farm tucked away in the woods of Maine with Gabbie , Chris, and their closest friends and family. Weddings are just as much about the people who make up a couple’s story & the people that have shaped them into who they are. Gabbie & Chris truly wanted their weekend to be a way to bring all of their community together, from all over, to one of their favorite places that most of their friends had never been to. It was truly so special being able to witness this tight knit group of friends come together for the first time in years, and create a weekend full of such special memories.
As a wedding photographer I get to step into stories I don’t deserve to be a part of. I get to step into the most intimate & beautiful moments in people’s lives & have the task of making photos that will be a visual legacy of a couple’s story & of the day they vowed to join their stories forever. These images will outlive the people in them and it is a crazy, wild, beautiful, honor. I got to live alongside this group of people for 4 days & it was the most beautiful way to get to know this story on such a deeper level, and be able to tell it in the most honest & true way.
There’s so many things I could say about the depth of these friendships, & how much love was present this weekend. At the rehearsal dinner, the groom literally stood up, went around the room, addressed every single person by name, & shared what each person meant to him & Gabbie. He shared how each person had played a part in their story & that really just says it all. What a special, special weekend that I am truly honored to have been a part of.
This weekend was such a breath of fresh air & the most needed reminder of what an unreal gift this job is, & the importance of constantly learning to tell better stories & make images that will matter 50+ years from now to the people in them. So thank you Gabbie + Chris for inviting me into your story, & to all of the people that welcomed me in with such open arms this weekend. All of the love for this job & the people I get to meet along the way.
p.s. the bride walked down the aisle to this song so you should probably press play as you scroll for the full experience. It’s a long one but I promise it’s worth it 😉
The best way to end the night . In college, Chris would always play Champagne Supernova & pass around a bottle of champagne before going out with friends, so it was only appropriate to end the night the same way. This moment was a special one.
Venue: The Barn at Flanagan Farm // Bride’s Attire: By Damsel // Bridesmaids Dresses: Auguste the Label // Groom’s Attire: Sid Mashburn // catering: Bread and Butter Catering Co // // Decorator: 5th Seasons // Flowers: Little River Flower Farm // Bride's Ring: Consider the Wldflwrs // Planner: Lani Toscano Design