Hey everyone! The week I have been waiting for ALL wedding season is finally here. This Friday is my last wedding of the 2014 season and it is a big one for me and my business. I will be heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the nuptials of these two love birds. The last time I photographed Moraima and Jesse she was pregnant with their son who is now a year old! Moraima is originally from Puerto Rico and has family that still lives there. After having photographed Jesse’s family a few times, we all became friends and it was after their maternity shoot that they asked me join them in San Juan for the wedding. I was over the moon excited to say yes to this wonderful couple and honored that they chose me. Photographing a wedding outside of the continental US (and yes, Puerto Rico IS still a US territory for those of you keeping score) has always been a goal of mine. I love to travel to new places and have always wanted to do a destination wedding. The beauty of this wedding is that it is still technically the United States! That means no passports and no visas required to work there. (I am going to do a separate post on this topic in the future for those of you wondering what this might mean)

Since I have never been to Puerto Rico, I don’t have a photo of my own to share. So Moraima was kind enough to send me a couple shots that she recently took on a trip back home while her and Jesse were doing some wedding planning.

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If you would like to follow along with my journey this week, see some wedding sneak peeks as well as some of my personal travel photography, then head on over to Instagram and follow @annesphotos. My camera bag is packed with a ton of film so the majority of my personal work and some of the wedding is going to be shot the old fashioned way, so there will be a bit of lag time until I can share my photos with you. The lab has to work their magic first, but I’m sure you’ll be patient. Trust me, it will be worth the wait.

See you next week!

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Today is the day after Election Day. I thought it would be nice to share a few shots I took on a recent trip to DC. I might be a big time nerd, but I truly believe that our nation’s capital is one of the most magical places in our country. So many people never get the opportunity to stand in front of the Declaration of Independence or our nation’s Constitution and really stop for a second and contemplate the gravity of what is in front of them under all that protective glass. I am proud to live in a country where we can elect our officials freely and express our feelings, good or bad, about the results. I’ll be completely honest in saying that I woke up disappointed with many of the races that I was following in my home state of Maine and new state of Texas. But I can only hope, with all my being, that these elected and re-elected officials will put aside the partisan gridlock and the theatrical behavior and get to doing what we elect them to do. Create jobs. Take care of its people. Create community…for all. 

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  • Maria - I feel the same way, Anne. Thanks for sharing these photos. I can’t believe you had time to shoot the wedding and take photos around the city!ReplyCancel

    • Anne - Maria, I know! I was a little overzealous with the amount of walking I did all over the federal mall that day and then shot a wedding that night. My feet hurt so bad!! But it was worth it.ReplyCancel

I just returned home from a trip to Washington DC where I had an amazing time photographing Part II of Hannah and Kunal’s wedding. Since the first half of their wedding was a very small, private ceremony in Maine back in July, this event brought together all their friends and families in DC, where they live, for a giant cocktail party complete with traditional Indian dress and food. Here’s a quick look at the party they threw at Toolbox in Dupont Circle. Full posts of both parts of their beautiful wedding will be featured on the blog soon. But for now, enjoy this little preview!

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With a family summer home in Trenton, it was a no-brainer that Washington, DC couple Michelle & Chris wanted to come to Bar Harbor, Maine for their destination wedding. The two were married on a beautiful September day at the Bar Harbor Club surrounded by their closest friends and family. People traveled from all over the country to enjoy the Maine coast and celebrate with this wonderful couple. Michelle & Chris dreamed of a romantic wedding with pinks and gold filling the room and they got just that with the amazing styling and floral decor from Sweetest Thing. Amber and her team knocked it out of the park with this beautiful wedding, making it a joy to photograph. This crew rocked the night away with the amazing sounds of Wavelength and even grandma and grandpa cut loose on the dance floor!

Michelle & Chris, it was a joy being there on your wedding day. Enjoy my favorites from this lovely day.

 

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Venue & Catering: Bar Harbor Club

Florals and Styling: Sweetest Thing Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Gina – A Paul Mitchell Salon

Invitations & Menu cards: Bright Room Design Studio

Band: Wavelength

 

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When Caitlin’s family called me from Dallas, TX to tell me that they wanted to hire me to photograph a wedding a Castine, ME, I had no idea at the time that our paths were meant to cross. Five months after they booked me, I learned that I would be moving to Texas! So when we all finally got to meet this September at Caitlin’s parent’s summer home on the rocky coast it was like our little worlds had come together with this shared experience of being from Maine and now living in Texas. The couple brought their southern charm and style to the north and their wedding was a beautifully relaxed combination of cowboy boots and blush pink lace. Caitlin and Charles and their families threw a lovely, intimate gathering at The Manor Inn and danced the night away to the rocking sounds of the Jim Ciampi band.

Congratulations Caitlin and Charles! It was a pleasure being your photographer and I hope our paths cross again deep in the heart of Texas. ;)

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