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Today I was honored to take photographs at the Brunswick town hall on the first day that Maine issued same-sex marriage licenses. Legislation passed on November 6th and signed into law by the Governor made today (November 29, 2012) the first day that marriage licenses could be issued to same-sex couples. Town offices are normally […]

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Our latest project: building a video presence on Vimeo. Please come peek at our ambitious start with four wedding videos, a stop-action photo booth and one engagement session set to music. The videos were all put together by assistant Matthea Daughtry, who came to me this past April looking for work and expressing a passion […]

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Requirements for getting married in Maine are fairly straightforward; licenses are available at any town office. The first version of this list was put together when I was a┬ámember of the marketing committee of the┬áSouthern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber represents businesses in sixteen Midcoast towns (Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, […]

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I took a short trip to New York City earlier this week; when I very unexpectedly fell into tickets to a taping of the Colbert Report, I quickly planned a midweek getaway to take advantage of my great luck. Often when we (photographers) tell friends we are going on vacation, someone will respond “Oh, I […]

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An ongoing (as in ongoing for years) discussion among professional photographers is whether or not photographers should allow couples to own their high resolution files. Years ago, the discussion started along the lines of “should we sell the files at all?” Thankfully we’ve moved beyond that and allowed couples to purchase their own files, but […]

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