Tristan + Peter | Sabago Lake, Maine

Tristan and Peter contacted me about a year ago when they started planning their DIY, navy and cream, nautical themed wedding.  Although they are American they were planning their wedding all the way from Australia where they currently reside. They wanted to have a simple, but elegant wedding at Tristan’s family camp on Sabago Lake, Maine, the same location they became engaged.  During their interview they said that Tristan really wanted to book a good photographer and Peter really wanted to have good food, two things that made me know instantly that they had their priorities straight and that we would make a perfect fit.

They chose passports as their invitation and mailed out luggage tags as save the date cards. Tristan organized all the florals and no detail was overlooked from the nautical cuff links to dilly beans they canned themselves as a wedding favor.  Tristan’s aunt who is 101 years old, but still retains her beauty, whit and mobility, became an officiant for this special day.  In fact, she’s now the oldest woman in the state of Maine to officiate ceremonies. She’s officially the coolest woman in my book and I think this has to be one of the most touching gifts to give someone.

Another special element of their day was after their first look they wanted to exchange personal promises in a row boat.  When Tristan told me about this I was so excited.  Most couples barely remember the time they spent together on their wedding day as they are constantly visiting with guests.  It was so cool seeing them carve out 45 minutes together before the festivities began doing something they love to do.  Again, my kind of people.

Thank you Tristan and Peter for choosing me as your photographer.  It was a true honor documenting every detail of your special day and if I could do it all over again, I’d be right there with tissues when you need them, become a seamstress when you need one and take my equipment out in a row boat to photograph your love story.  Thank you for making me feel like a friend and a guest, not a vendor, and I wish you many years of happiness together.

xoxo

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