photographers: Steve and Whitney, emilie inc. photography
venue, caterer: On the Marsh Bistro, Kennebunk, Maine
officiant: Julie Draper
cake: Gayle Forte, Let Them Eat Cake
hair: Fringe Hair Art
gown: Tracy Reese for BHLDN
Leah and Mike were married in the foggy early afternoon on October 20. On the Marsh in Kennebunkport was especially apropos on this damp day, as the gray banks mingled with bright oranges and yellow tones of the changing seasons. Arriving at this gorgeous but overcast scene, no one could have predicted that the clouds would part and rays of low angle sun would warm faces as guests emerged from the afternoon celebrations.
We did start the day in the thick of the fog (I would approximate the visibility at 50ft) on Mother's Beach, capturing a few images of the happy couple strolling the sand, just steps from Leah's family house. In fact we headed over to this lovely nieghborhood home for a few family portraits before kicking it across town to the venue.
On the Marsh was decked to the hilt, and the colors of the fall popped with accents of purple (including Mikes fly socks). Leah looked incredibly comfortable in her beautiful short dress, and killer heels. And I am sure she was; this couple was as relaxed as they come. Leah and Mike managed to be both warm hearted, and cool as cucumbers on this their big day. Thanks to these great energies, shooting this wedding was positively fun. I could not be happier to have captured the day for these great peeps, and by the time those blue skies appeared, I felt like a part of the family.
Thanks for having me, Leah and Mike, it was truly an honor and a joy!
How they met, in Leah's words:
Mike and I met at college in 2001. He knew my roommate, Amanda (bridesmaid) at the time and I asked her to introduce us. Mike and I had a rough start; I dumped beer on his head at a party and we got in a fight at the school gym. We realized that we couldn't just break-up when we graduated in 2002 and had a long distance relationship for 3 years. I lived in Maryland and he lived in New York; after I graduated from grad school in 2005 I moved to New York and we have been together ever since. We have been engaged for over two years and are excited to finally be married!!