Thanks to you all who have emailed images for the Fall photo contest so far!

I am back from South Carolina and had a really fun weekend. The flights coming home because of this nutty wind weren't as much fun, unfortunately. I'll post a few pics from the wedding later this week.

In the meantime, you've gotta check out these pictures I received in an email from Margaret (a friend and frequent contributor of items on this blog) while I was gone. Now, I'm sure many of you women have attended a bridal shower and been asked to create a toilet paper wedding dress as one of the party games. Well, this was apparently an actual contest and these are the top winners. Wild, huh?

On an entirely different note, take a peek at my favorite college photo professor's latest photo project: BBQ. If you have a lead for him, be sure to let him know!

Don't forget, the current 2-for-1 print promotion on Pictage ends November 2nd.

Destination: Pawleys Island


I will be in South Carolina 10/26-29 for a wedding on Pawleys Island. Please call my cell phone as I will not be checking email while I am gone.

Don't forget to submit your entries to my Fall photo contest (scroll down a few posts for details)!

Have a great weekend!

* Shannon and Nate


I really enjoyed meeting Shannon and Nate at Portland Head Light over the weekend for their engagement session. They are an adorable couple, and quite photogenic, too (word is Shannon used to model. She reminds me a bit of Carrie Underwood, no?)! I'm already looking forward to their wedding next October!

* Cara and Bobby


Cara and Bobby traveled from San Francisco to be married on the coast of Maine at the Reading Room in York Harbor, with a reception following at the York Harbor Inn. It was a beautiful, albeit windy, day. A GREAT bridal party and group of guests made the day extra fun.

A few pics:

Bobby had flowers delivered to Cara's room... so sweet! Grooms, take note!

Cara's friend designed the beautiful stationery for the event (and she sang during the ceremony, too!).
Exchanging vows (the ceremony was inside due to wind).
Look at that gorgeous sunlight!
Walking to the beach.
First dance.
Heart-shaped toasting flutes.

Thank you so much for having me! I hope your honeymoon to Hawaii was free of earthquake debris!

The reaction:
"Oh my, there are not words to express how happy I am with the photos.
Really. I am ADDICTED to pictage and just look at them over and over.
And I'm sending them to everyone I have ever met. :) Thank you thank
you. They are incredible, as I knew they would be. What an amazing job
you did capturing the day. Honestly, we are sooo grateful. I can't wait
to get started on the album!"

Fall photo contest!


Hi everyone! For the last year, you have all been looking at my most recent work on this blog. Well, I want to see what YOU have been up to with your camera!

For this inaugural contest, the theme is Fall. Please share your favorite photo from this beautifully visual season... apple picking with the kids, carving a pumpkin, bold foliage, goofy Halloween costumes... you get the idea.

Please email your digital photo to me at photo@emilieinc.com by November 10th (3 entries max per person). I will then post the best 10 submissions on the blog for you to vote for your favorite. The winner will receive $50!

So what are you waiting for? Don't be shy!

* Steven and Elizabeth


Brother and sister Steven and Elizabeth were a blast to photograph yesterday! Their mom, Sherri, is the event coordinator and choreographer for Fitness for a Cure, a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that I photographed in May. She asked me to photograph the kids for their family Christmas card at their North Andover, Mass., home. I think they have a few great options!!

If you would like to get involved with the 2007 benefit events, please contact Sherri at slsfitness@aol.com.

* Baby Riley


Today I traveled to Massachusetts to visit my childhood friend Stacey and photograph her two month old son, Riley. Her house has lots of beautiful natural light, perfect for nursery photos! I had so many favorites!!!

Riley's nursery is baby boy blue and everything (!) matches perfectly.
How sweet is that little look while nuzzling with mommy?
Someone's sleepy.

This was the set-up...
...for these pictures.

* Hollis portrait


Hollis is the daughter of my childhood friend Devon. I first photographed Hollis last year in her nursery. This year, we ventured out to a farm for her portraits. She's grown so much in a year!

In her Christmas outfit (from LLBean- so cute!)
The family strolling through the pumpkin patch at sunset.
And in the apple orchard.
Another outfit change- she wasn't so pleased with this one!
Devon's brother Cameron, his wife Nikki and their baby Siena joined us, too.

newsletter follow-up


It seems as tho my first e-newsletter campaign was a success. Thank you all for taking the time to read up on emilie inc. photography's busy wedding season. If you would like to be added to the list, please follow the link in the menu to the left.

Some nice feedback I received:
"Hi Emilie, Good to hear from you and see your wedding site. Very nice!! You're obviously doing something you love, and it shows. Don't forget about us the news world, tho! We miss you down here in the scrums!!
Warm regards,
Mark Abraham
Deputy Director, U.S. Senate Press Photographers' Gallery"

in the news


Did you hear about the wedding cake that cost $20 million? Not sure I'd want all that jewelry on my wedding cake!

Or, what about the wedding at a supermarket this week?

Or, have you seen the great new Dove commercial that shows just how much retouching is done to a model in a cover shoot?

And, just something funny to make you laugh from What the Duck (click comic to enlarge).

* Jill and Ben


Ok. Finally! Seems as tho the blog is working correctly now!

Longtime sweethearts Jill and Ben were married during an outdoor ceremony at On the Marsh in Kennebunk with a dinner reception indoors. Jill got ready at her aunt & uncle's beach cottage in Biddeford Pool.

A few pics from their glorious fall day!
Jill and her sister, being silly, in Biddeford Pool.

The pretty ceremony setting at On the Marsh (chairs and arch in background).
Mr and Mrs!
Some great details:
Yankee Candles with leaf nametags served as place cards, meal indicators and favors!
I caught the reflection of the red linen napkin on this tag of candy.
The pretty cake- such an elegant presentation in front of the mirror.

Congrats again! Your wedding was so beautiful! I'll be seeing you soon when I visit PetSmart (Jill is the GM of the new store in Biddeford Pool! Say hi if you're in).

The reaction:
"Life post-wedding/honeymoon has been in overdrive for me, and I haven't had much time for emailing. I have, however, had time to obsess over our wedding photos!!! I look at them every day, and they still bring me to tears. You managed to not only capture the beauty of the wedding itself, but also all of the emotions (my many tears...yikes! I forgot that I cried so much that day!!). Our friends and family are equally blown away...we couldn't be happier that you were there for us. These photos will become family heirlooms.

Thank you, thank you, thank you...you completed our perfect day for us!"

technical difficulties


Oh, dear. For some reason, I am having troubles uploading pictures! Stand by...

what a weekend!


For those of you who live in the area, you might know that Columbus Day is the busiest tourist weekend in Maine, not Memorial Day or Labor Day. Well, we were blessed with some ridiculously perfect weather this year. And the masses were definitely out and about! Today I met up with some college friends for lunch in Perkins Cove (George Bush arrived in town on his boat for lunch at the same time). Later, I went to the beach with Dakota and we were approached by a film crew for the Fine Living Network to be interviewed for a special about Fall in New England. When I mentioned I have a friend working for their company (see a few previous posts back about that), they were excited to chat...

They began filming us as Dakota and I were walking down a footpath between the parking lot and the beach. The host (and his crew behind him) walked toward us, as if he just happened upon us and started a conversation. Dakota wasn't so sure of this entourage, and was spooked by their equipment (the sound mic especially). And, well, she started howling at them. Not her regular dog bark, but her full on hound howl. It was quite humorous. And likely ensures that they'll cut our interview from the sequence. But if it does run, look for me answering questions about why Fall is the best time to visit Maine, why I love Maine, bla bla bla. It was fun!

My little nephew in an apple orchard!

Pictures from Saturday's lawn ceremony to come later this week...
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