The last time I photographed Courtney and Tim for their engagement it was about 35 degrees out and snowing. This time it was about 90 degrees and extremely humid! Although it was a sticky day, I thought it would be a neat juxtaposition in their images.
These two live in Chicago, so I hadn't seen them since that wintery day, and I felt like I was finally seeing two friends again in Boothbay. They were clearly elated to be back on the Maine coast, celebrating at one of their favorite places on earth, the Newagen Seaside Inn. After getting ready, everyone headed to the church for the ceremony. I must say, I think that I was the hottest I have ever been at a wedding that day! Thankfully, this couple had arranged for a top secret boat ride for their wedding party following the ceremony, so we all got a chance to cool off. It was such a fun way to arrive back at the Newagen where the guests had been enjoying cocktail hour.
These two were all smiles during some touching- and very clever- toasts and throughout their reception. I think they finally saw that all the hard work had paid off and that their vision had come to life. We took a few minutes to wander around for portraits once the sun was lower and things had cooled off, and I finally got to really talk with them both.
This crowd liked to dance so they got on the floor and kept it going for the rest of the evening. I was impressed at their dedication to busting moves even though the temperature was still hovering around 85!
Courtney and Tim, thank you so much for having me and come back to Maine soon so we can get that drink together! xo
How they met, in their own words:
For most of their time attending the George Washington University,
Courtney and Tim’s paths never crossed, and they were unaware that the
love of their life was only a few apartment doors away. Then, during a
trip with mutual friends to Dewey Beach, Delaware, Tim and Courtney
discovered they shared a love for shopping, laughter, and yes, hot dogs.
After months of dating they finally made it official on Valentine’s
Day 2006 on the roof of the Kennedy Center via serenade. Graduate school
brought them each for a brief stint to New York City, before finally
landing in their new home, Chicago.
photographers: Denise and Chris, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: Our Lady Queen of Peace, Boothbay Harbor • reception: Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport • florist: Judy Bourgeois, Flora Fauna • band: Tony Boffa Band • cake: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott • videography: Josh Swan, Media Northeast • hair/make-up: I Do Spas • tent: Marshall Rentals • transportation: Country Coach Charters • gown: Maggie Sottero at Andrea's Bridal, Portland • invitations: mygatsby.com • honeymoon: Belize