Last Sunday DNA Photography headed down to one of our favorite spots on the Maine coast – Willard Beach. It offers great views of Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse to the left and the world renown Portland Head Light to the right. One could do much worse than put themselves sandwiched in between those two beacons.
Originally we were supposed to shoot on a private golf course but permission was not granted leaving us to rethink our shooting venue for the even afternoon. Our creativity brought us to the shoreline property of Southern Maine Community College. It offers many photo opportunities and allows us to get some great captures without moving around a lot. So we packed up our gear and headed down to the coast to shoot Matt and Jess’s engagement shoot as they start to close in on their upcoming October Wedding.
We have been doing their family photos now for a few years and we knew it was just a matter of time before these two softball love feigns decided to step up to the plate and hit one out of the park. We are so excited for this adorable family – autumn cannot be here quick enough! This couple has decided to say their vows at the lovely SkiEsta property overlooking parts of Sunday River Ski Resort. The building is amazing and acts as a ceremony site while also providing enough lodging to sleep most of the wedding guests. This will be our first time shooting there and we are very excited!
But let's not get ahead of ourselves - we still have a few months to go before their big day is upon us.
When we arrived on the campus Matt and Jess asked if we would mind doing a quick family portrait of the five of them. With the lighthouse over their shoulders and sailboats anchored in the distance it seemed to be the perfect scene to do so.
Early this year this family received a new addition to the family - Baby A! Her arrival paired with the family's new home and a wedding to come - just seems to make for an amazing year for sure!
When with Jess, there is no doubt that Matt appears to be at his happiest. The two of them give off a glow of true love for sure. They are a fun-loving couple that seem to always be laughing more than smiling during our photo shoots. Here is a handful of teasers from our fun mini engagement shoot with them and their family!