Becky & Jeff’s Engagement Session| Drakes Island, Wells Maine Wedding Photographer and 5 tips for great beach photos in Maine.

Since Becky has contacted me in November to cover their May wedding I have been itching to get them in front of the lens. I strongly feel engagement sessions are so important becuase 1. We get to hang out and chat wedding talk. 2. We & the most important we get to practice on your wedding day. I think it is such a treat showing couples it can be fun and not as intimidating as it seems.

With all that said Becky really wanted to wait till it got “warm.” Well 500 snow storms later and a chilly Maine winter breeze we got a sunny but freezing day. All I have to say is we were all champs and had a blast until Jeff’s teeth were chattering in the parking lot we called it a wrap!

Here is a sneak peek of your engagement photos. So looking forward to a warmer May wedding  at Stage Neck Inn with Maria Northcott of A Sweet Start. I know it is going to be a day filled with family, love, and familiar faces which makes me super happy!

Love & Joy

Siobhan

 

 

When photographing this session it had me think of some tips for weddings and photos on the beach. So here are my

5 tips for great Beach Photos in Maine.

1.) Prepare for wind: Maine’s coast is windy. Wether it is winter or summer be prepared for wind. That means be ok with wind tossed hair and or bring a hair tie, or better yet a fun hat!

2.) Tides: It is important to follow the tidal charts when shooting on a beach. This means do some research if the beach is accessible/ walkable during high tide, and or low tide (say no to mudflats)

3.) Accessibility/Parking: More often than not people travel to these beautiful locations. The last thing you want to remember is cash for parking. So ask your photographer if there is free parking and or reasonable parking access

4.) Prepare for Sand: I love sand… and I always warn people to wear good foot wear and or go bare foot for beach sessions. If you have littles be ready for sandy clothes and sand being tossed. If this makes you cringe maybe a field or woods is a better location for your photos.

5.) Sunsets: Lets face it there is nothing more beautiful than a sunset on the beach. If you can swing it shoot at that beautiful golden hour, believe me you will be happy in the moment and when the photos are delivered…. super dreamy 🙂

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