Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous spring day!! I met my college friends Amy and Tyler at Maine’s famous Fort Williams Park for a photo session. It could not have been more perfect weather. This family’s two sweet fur babies, Ellie and Mace even came along for the day!
The dogs were sooo excited to be outside in the sunshine. I think in this photo they’re having a race to see who can reach me first!
I love Fort Williams for so many different reasons but from a photographer’s perspective this place is even more amazing. There are so many different textures and colors around with the forts, beach, grass… the list goes on! I’m a huge fan of rough or even “ugly” backgrounds when it comes to portraits because of how well they contrast with human skin and even colorful clothing!
After some time spent in the woods, it was time to switch it up and head down to the beach! The cool thing about these beaches is that there is no sand! The rocks and pebbles are all smooth because of the tides and constant waves of sea water. Amy and Ty had the perfect outfits on for this setting! Amy is a pro in heels so that definitely didn’t slow her down! At one point I had these two walk through some rough patches and even in her heels Amy said, “Oh, don’t worry, I live for stuff like this!” Haha!
Seriously, these two are ridiculously photogenic!! Makes my job easy 😉 They are just such happy people and are always making each other laugh; there is nothing better than candid smiles!!
Mace and Ellie weren’t huge fans of the rocks but they were troopers. Look at those puppy grins! I just love photographing people’s pets – they’re 100% part of the family and it’s awesome when they’re involved in creating these memories!
After the doggies had modeled, they got to go relax in the cool, shady car while we explored the trail to the lighthouse.
Behold, Portland Head Light! There is something so iconic about this lighthouse that just draws people to it. It’s so charming and is kept in beautiful shape. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a classic shot.
True love is filled with laughter and romance! My husband and I attended Amy and Ty’s wedding last fall and it was perfect!! These two are clearly meant to be together.
What an awesome day filled with friends, fun, and photos!! Thank you both for being such amazing models and spending some time in the sunshine with me! Can’t wait to see you again soon 😀