Maine Wedding Photographer » Brunswick, ME Wedding Photographer Michele Stapleton

Busy week on the weddings front!

It’s been busy around here this week with lots of projects in various stages of production.

Hannah and I have both been finishing up work on the proofs from Susan & Andy’s intimate New Year’s Eve wedding at The First Parish Church in Portland and their fun reception after at the Portland Regency Hotel in the Old Port. It was my first time to be the photographer for a New Year’s Eve wedding, and I couldn’t have had more fun. Susan & Andy booked Grupo Esperanza, a 10-piece Afro-Cuban band based in Portland, to play at the reception, and the spirited music got everyone in a terrific mood for the celebration. Time passed so quickly that 2006 was here before we knew it! (Let me add a note that the hotel staff was amazing. Every single person I interacted with–from valet to front desk to restaurant staff to waitstaff at the wedding reception–was exceptionally cheerful and anxious to please. No doubt the management puts a premium on service.)

We also have about seven albums in various stages of production. Six are couple albums and one is a sample of the new Flush Mount album style we’ve added to our album lines. We’re anxious to show off the new sample, but we’re still waiting on prints to come back from the lab. In the meantime, we’ve got a digital version of the sample album online at Sample Wedding Album. We built the sample using photos from Allie & Bryan’s August 2005 wedding; the ceremony was at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Rockland and the reception was at Cindy Lang’s Field in Martinsville. Allie & Bryan were blessed with absolutely perfect weather for their Maine seaside reception. The photo above is of Allie & Bryan in the vintage Cadillac hired to transport them that day.

Midweek I met with Susan, who is getting married at the end of this week. Susan and Bob met through eHarmony. She posted her bio on a dare from a friend, and, well, the rest is history. They’ve picked a tiny 100-plus-year-old chapel on an island for the ceremony, and Susan and I met at the chapel on Wednesday just to look over the site and talk about the ceremony. Can’t wait for the wedding next week! I hope we’ll get just enough snow to put a Winter Wonderland flavor on the day.

Well, back to work! There are albums to be made.

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