Maine photo booth celebrates the Entreverge Awards at Grace


No one would argue that entrepreneurship is important to Mainers, and nowhere better showcases Portland's small business community than the Entreverge awards put on by the Chamber of Commerce's Propel group.  One could further conclude that the group has landed on the best place in town to host, Grace Restaurant on Chestnut Street.

Under the vaulted ceilings, nominees gathered along with around 500 guests to celebrate, with high hopes of bringing home one of the coveted electric guitar trophies.  From the beautiful back balcony, over the steady hum of the lively crowd, axes were awarded to: 

Garbage to Garden, community composting
Pika Energy, residential wind turbines
Cairn Event Consulting, wedding and event consulting (yay, Heather!)
Urban Farm Fermentory, cider,  kombucha, and more.  Delicious. (Congrats Eli!) 
Mainely Burgers, Scarborough, Food Truck. Ok, now I'm just hungry.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!  This program holds special significance at our studio as Emilie won one of those coveted guitars the very first year, and we are happy to return every year with our photo booth to capture some of the fun.

Now I'm going to make a salad...

Lisa and Peter part 3: Migis Lodge wedding and photo booth


All weekend long I felt like I was in Maine's version of "Mama Mia" at Lisa and Peter's wedding, an emotionally-rich, high-energy, fun-fun-fun affair at Migis Lodge (and she even has a daughter named Sophie!). When Lisa announced she wasn't wearing a dress, and emerged from her cabin in her "outfit"- a stunning custom pantsuit with beautiful sparkles and bell sleeves- I wondered how much more movie-like this day could possibly become (and learned later with her impressive dance skills why a dress would not have worked well at all).

As Lisa sat in her "the bride" robe on the balcony and her hair in curlers overlooking the towering pines that lead down to the water beyond awaiting her make-up application, I was reminded again of how special this place and how significant this day was for these two families. And yet again when her son got choked up in the boat ride to the ceremony site to give away his mother. And later still when her daughter sang her best wishes to her newly united parents at the reception. Or seeing the adoration in Lisa's mother's eyes, 95 years young, as she gazed toward her daughter leading a conga line to the elevator to retire for the evening. And on and on. Love was everywhere and celebrated by everyone. I had such a blast capturing it.

Lisa, Peter, Molly, Sophie, Jack, Paul, Sarah and Jon: from the bottom of our hearts, congratulations and much happiness to you all. Thank you, thank you for choosing us to do the honors. We are all forever changed. xo   

If you missed the previous posts from Lisa and Peter's wedding, be sure to go back and take a peek:
Rehearsal and lobster bake
Wedding day resort activities

photographers: Emilie and Whitney, emilie inc. photographyvenue, catering: Migis Lodge, South Casco, Maine • officiant: family friend • florist: Fleurantband: Joey Scott and the Connection, Boston • photo booth: Maine Snapshot Studiohair/make-up: Akaripaper: Kensington Paper, Bronxville, NY • honeymoon: Black Point Inn, Prouts Neck, Maine
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