York, Maine

Prior to the wedding, that Saturday, most of my time was spent scouting out locations, triple checking that all my gear was set, and touching base with various other vendors and the coordinator. But I decided to extend my trip for a bit of personal time to spend a day exploring Maine's coastline and also take some time in Boston before heading home. 


Rachel & Chad's wedding (blog post coming soon) was one for the books. I have so many photos that I can't wait to share and all the mental notes I made throughout the weekend of the sincerest moments. More on all those with their full blog post!

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After the wedding, I decided to head to Ogunquit for breakfast and a walk along the beach. Also, no shame, but I definitely teared up a couple times on this trip because I was so humbled that this is the work I get to do. I don't know if it will ever get old. 

I headed back south after breakfast to Nubble Point to see the infamous lighthouse. While I was sitting on the rocks watching the waves incessantly break on the rocks, I loved the peace that the strong waves embodied on the grey day. It spurred on an idea of trying to capture some photos, just for me, that embodied the feelings that I had in those moments. 

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As I set out to capture the images, I began to envision them hanging on the walls of our home: matted with brushed brass frames on crisp white walls, with another wall that accentuates the other coastal colors of Maine - a grey, green, blue. And there, in that moment, the bedroom remodel that I had been lacking inspiration for became real. So vivid. 

I can't wait to share the finished look of the room, but until then, I continue my search for the perfect coastal paint color. Suggestions, welcome!

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Also, it was after I got doused by a wave that I decided to take a photo of what I dubbed my beached whale look. Then, some high school boy asked if I wanted someone to take my picture...


But actually I did let him take my picture, but it was dappled and blurry because I couldn't wipe the water droplets off my lens with my equally damp shirt...so, the joyful beached whale photo is the one that remains :)

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