I met Emily + Anthony years ago when we all lived in Boston. Fast forward a few years, we all had moved out of Boston and they decided to get married in Portland, Maine where they’ve spent a lot of time together. I was honored to be part of their day and I absolutely loved their wedding at O’Maine Studios. O’Maine Studios has become one of my favorite venues to photograph. It’s a mixed-purpose venue used as a movie studio and a wedding venue. So, it’s essentially a blank slate, and it’s so fun to see how couples choose to personalize it for their wedding. They worked with Pinch Me Planning to help coordinate the day and make their vision become a reality. They decided to deck the space out in lots of greenery and sunflowers (her favorite) from Yellow Twist to give the space a natural, romantic, and bohemian feel.
We started the day at their Airbnb, where Emily and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The guys were getting ready down the road at the Marriott. It was a chilly, overcast late April day, but we could still get outside to take some photos in Longfellow Square. After an indoor ceremony, we headed out during cocktail hour to take couples photos in downtown Portland where we stopped in at Blyth + Burrows for a celebratory cocktail. The fact that they worked in this moment to just sit and enjoy themselves as a married couple for the first time was such a great idea that I loved. Also, hearing the bar erupt into a cheer for Emily + Anthony was one of my favorite moments of the day.
Dinner was catered by Fire + Co and felt like one big dinner party. Those are my favorite types of dinners at weddings. With long tables set up, everyone toasted throughout the heartfelt toasts. Their day was full of love, which wasn’t surprising; they are two of the kindest people I know.
Are you planning your wedding in Portland, Maine? Get in touch! I’d love to hear from you and talk more about your day. I work with each couple to put together a photography package and timeline that feels right for what they are planning and would love to be part of your day.