Beers 50th Anniversary {Scarborough Maine. Southern Maine. Family. Married}

So in another life I was going to school for nursing, I got my LNA and began working at an assistant living facility. This will always be one of my favorite jobs. I wanted to go back after I had Annaka but with Kyle’s traveling schedule it was just not possible. What did I love about this job you ask? I loved the residences, I loved helping them get ready in the morning, I loved hearing their stories. For whatever reason I just have a heart for that generation. So when I was asked if I wanted to photography a 50th wedding anniversary you can bet ya I jumped at that opportunity. Here is a look at some of my favorites.

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The whole gang for a photo.

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Are you ever too old for snuggles?

I love being a fly on the wall when people are just doing life and having fun.

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Here’s to 50 years Bempa and Bam! I pray that I would be so lucky in my own marriage to have this type of love not only between Kyle and I but all around me in 50 years.

Thank you so much for inviting me in on such a special day.

What happened in 2017 {Southern Maine: Family, Lifestyle, Birth, Maternity, Holidays, Minis}

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I know it has been extremely quiet here for a while. For those of you that have been following us for a while now may have noticed some changes around here.

  1. The biggest change, Allison hasn’t been around as often. Allison has started her own business and I am so trilled for her. She has a thriving LuLaRoe business and she is rocking it.
  2. I, Beth am flying solo.
  3.  Strawberry Patch is no longer doing weddings, MAYBE on a case by case basis.
  4. I am now taking a limited number of birth sessions a year. I am TRILLED about this change as I absolutely ADORE attending births.
  5. I will now have more time for family sessions and will also be offering another mini option through out the year.
  6. Another big one is that I am leaning much more towards the lifestyle type pf photography vs. portraits. What does this mean? This means more of who you really are at this moment in time. More of what you love to do with the special people in your life. I am working on updating the portfolios so have a look around.

These are some of the more immediate changes that have been made. I am so excited to really begin this new journey. I am beyond grateful to all of you that have been part of this growing business from the beginning. Taking beautiful, cherished photos for you really gives me life. Taking photos is what I am passionate about, connecting with you not only at your sessions but always. To say I am humbled that you have invested in my dreams is an understatement.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me through all of this transition as my business grows. Here is what 2017 looked like for me.

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Allison began her new business, see link above for more information.

We photographed out last wedding for one of my dearest friends. ❤

I got to photograph 3 former brides as they waited to welcome their first babes.

I got some new beautiful faces in from of my camera.

Was able to catch up with some of my beautiful clients and their growing families.

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Was able to photography another birth, be still my heart.

And of course Strawberry Patch’s annual Holiday Minis were a totally success!

Thank you to everyone who made 2017 another wonderful year.

Can’t wait to see you all soon.

Married: Mikayla & Brayton

Woooohoooo! Check out this gorgeous couple!  These two had the most relaxed day.  They were both just so ready to be married and it was so nice to be there to witness such a great couple surrounded by their loved ones say their vows!

When we walked in Mikayla was cool as a cucumber, enjoying a beer with her gals and some lunch.  These ladies remembered and laughed about how Mikayla met Brayton and how onces they met the rest was history.

And Brayton said that he knew right when he met Mikayla that she was it; the one. We weren’t surprised. These two build each other up, challenge one another and love so deeply.  That is so evident.  Listening to their fathers talk about each individually and as a couple it was so obvious how this relationship means so much, not only to them, but to their family and friends too.

The day was perfect and filled with laughs and muscle poses from these Crossfit newlyweds… and bridal party….and guests!

Married: Abbie & Zachary

Congratulations to Abbie & Zachary!!!  Their wedding day was by and far one of the most fun and relaxed weddings we have had the honor of photographing.  Everyone was having fun, dancing, drinking, devouring pizza and donuts; it was an absolutely fabulous day! Abbie & Zachary have such an awesome relationship they joke around and enjoy one another so much. Every detail was so perfect.  They tied the knot at Coolidge Family Farm with daisies and chamomile everywhere. Zachary proposed to Abbie with a 3 stone diamond ring with stones from each side of their families. From the start, this marriage was based on love from generations past and will continue with their own family for generations to come.

Wishing you both the best!  Enjoy a sneak peek of your day! And thank you for allowing us to be there to capture it all.

Married: Kayla & Brandon

Congratulations Kayla and Brandon!!! It was an absolute joy being there to witness your beautiful relationship move on to this next step and start a new family with so much trust, love, laughter and happiness!

The love that Brandon has for Kayla is so visible, he makes her smile and laugh at every turn.  Kayla was shinning on the way to go see Brandon for their first look. As Kayla walked down the stairs at Brandon’s family home in her stunning low back, lace for days wedding gown she began to giggle and as Brandon waited excitedly a huge smile crossed his face and he said “that’s her nervous laugh”.  That moment. That is what I love about First Looks and Wedding Days.  That moment when an outsider looking in can just see the love and why these two are marrying.

Thank you both for welcoming us outsiders into your gorgeous, relaxed, beautiful wedding day.  It was perfect! Enjoy this glimpse into your day.

Married! Ashlee & Josh

On June 25, 2016 Ashlee and Josh tied the knot surrounded by close friends and family. The weather was perfect, the couple was stunning and so in love.

Ashlee’s feisty spirit is perfectly matched to Josh’s calm peaceful demeanor.  One of the best parts about our “job” is to see a couple’s love and how two people can be so perfectly matched. When they look at each other you can visible see how much they love one another. And when Ashlee walked down the aisle at The Hitching Post in Dayton to a nervous Josh you could feel the excitement in the air.  Ashlee was an absolute gorgeous Bride with a stunning dress and details to match and Josh was oh so Handsome in his three-piece suit.

The flowers were amazing!  Some of the most beautiful I’ve seen by Dodge the Florist, the band was fantastic, singing and dancing the night away every one had a wonderful time and a few tears of joy were snuck in here and there.  The Matron of Honors speech brought tears to our beautiful brides eyes as she wished them a wonderful marriage and that today {their wedding day} be the day they love each other the least.  What a wonderful idea.

We wish you the same Ashlee and Josh, a life filled with fun, adventure, compromise, understanding, forgiveness, joy and love always growing. Thank you so much for including us in your beautiful day.

xo Allison & Beth

Ice Castle Love with Abbie and Zac

Summer is here and this beautiful couple will be saying “I DO” very soon. We were so excited when Abbie and Zac agreed to meet us at the ice castles for their engagement session. It was a busy day and people were everywhere, but it didn’t matter. These two were in love and no one else mattered.

Congratulations you two, can’t wait for your big day!