Granite Ridge Estate | Elegant Maine Barn WeddingFrancis & Funmi

This was a wedding for the records! I had reached out to Heidi over at She Luxe Weddings and told her I was moving back to Maine and that if any of her couples were looking for a photographer I would love to chat with them. Well, perfectly enough, she had a couple who was living in Minnesota just a couple hours from myself and was having an elegant barn wedding in Maine. I was able to do their engagement session a year prior and then made my way to Norway Maine for their wedding at Granite Ridge Estate.

 

Francis and Funmi’s family was coming from everywhere with a good portion of them coming from Nigeria so the couple chose Maine because they thought it would be a lovely place for people to visit and vacation to. Their wedding was perfect with plenty of happy tears flowing. It truly was one of my favorite weddings to be a part of!

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Planning- She Luxe Events

Venue- Granite Ridge Estates

 

Dress- Monique Lhuillier

Dress Boutique- L’Atelier Couture

 

Floral- Emily Carter Floral Design

Linen- BBJ Linens

 

 

K Colette Shop | Maine MakersOld Port Shop

I recently started a little blog series where I featured Maine Creatives, Makers, and Wedding Industry Professionals. You can read about Sara Fitz Studio & The Little Things in past post in this same series! This post is about one of my favorite shops here in Maine, right in the Old Port, called K Colette. K Colette is a shop that is full of small batch makers here in Maine and all over the world. I got to photograph the shop and chat with the workers there. Below you’ll see some pictures of some faces you’ll see when you visit and some of their stellar products that they carry! Enjoy!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your adorable shop, K Colette.
After years of being a teacher, a hands-on mom, and an active member of the local community, I was ready for a change of pace. I had always been drawn to artful, one-of-a-kind products like textiles and ceramics, as I have artists in my own family whose work I’ve always championed and who gave me a special appreciation for craft. It felt like a natural extension to support the work of a wider community of creatives by opening this type of store, that’s dedicated not only to supporting our local artisans and makers but bringing the work of more far-flung, even international, artists, into the fray.

How or why did K Colette start? How has it morphed over the years?
K colette was founded with the mission of supporting artisans, sharing their stories and processes with our customers, and creating an atmosphere that feels conducive not only to shopping but also discovery. We value supporting the creativity of people who bring beauty and craft into the world, and we like to think that a product bought from our shop is a vow of support to the artist who made it. The store has evolved to include a more diverse variety of artisans—we now carry products made all over the world, from Mexico to South Africa, Transylvania to Peru, France to India.

I love that you feature Maine artists and makers- how do you come about finding them?
Much of what we carry in the store is dictated by the feeling we get when we meet an artisan and hear their story. Whether that’s at a trade show, through a mutual friend, or even on Instagram, we hand select the products that go into the store based on their beauty and craftsmanship as well as the relationship we have with the person or people that make them. We’re lucky that many talented vendors contact us with product submissions directly, which is how we’ve come to sell many of our favorite things in the store.

 

You’re right in the Old Port- what are you favorite things to do there?
One of the best parts about being right on Commercial Street is experiencing the working waterfront right behind our store, where the lobstermen bring in their catch every day. Its such a walkable, vibrant part of the city and we’re surrounded by great restaurants like Scales, top-notch bakeries like Standard Baking Company, and delicious coffee spots including Arabica and Coffee by Design. Our favorite shopping destinations besides k colette are Zane, Judith, Peyote Moon, and soon-to-be Fitz & Bennett Home,opened by one of our beloved former k colette team members.

 

What is your favorite part about the creative community here in Maine?
Our favorite part about the creative community here in Maine is the breadth and diversity of their talents. We have a wonderful relationship with a host of local painters—Jill Matthews shares her vision of the serene natural scenes that dot the Maine coastline, Holly Brooks’s abstract, colorful artwork tells the story of our islands and seascapes, and the masterful Johanna Moore hand-gilds her beautiful landscape carvings. When it comes to textiles, an industry on which Maine has long prided itself, we’re proud to work with Brahms Mount, based right up north in Monmouth, and Nanne Kennedy of The Maine Blanket. Nanne’s process is really inspiring: on 80 acres in mid-coast Maine, she raises sheep bred for their soft, superfine wool. She then dyes the yarn using solar-derived heat and natural salts and acids from seawater and weaves them on antique looms. Nanne’s work is but one example of the kind of craft and artistry you can find in this great state.

What is your favorite local ice cream spot?
Captain Sam’s and Gorgeous Gelato!

 

Wedding Vows on the Beach in MaineParsons Beach

Allie & Nick. Oh, Allie & Nick, I just loved working with these two. When Allie reached out to me and told me that her and Nick didn’t want a huge ceremony where they would pledge very personal things to each other but that they would rather proclaim all their vows to each other, just each other, on the beach in Maine somewhere I pretty much melted. Shooting a couple read their vows to each other on the beach, yes, sign me up!

Allie & Nick chose to shoot right around sunset- double the excitement for me #perfectlighting- and though it was a pretty cloudy day the sun broke through in the more perfect way so I was thrilled. Hurricane Harvey had made some intense waves come onto Kennebunkport’s Parsons beach- which, by the way, is the cutest beach in Maine. After their vow exchange we did some portraits on the beach and on the road to Parsons beach and then proceeded to another beach in Kennebunkport, Narragansett, and Allie & Nick’s family had an adorable picnic all set for the two of them and their immediate family. Such a calm way to spend the night before your big day!

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A Forest Island WeddingCallie and Crosby

I didn’t know Callie & Crosby too well because like most of my couples they lived out of state, in San Francisco, and had chosen Madeline Island to have their forest island wedding. Callie spent her many summers on this island and Callie & Crosby wanted to all their closest friends and family to experience the magical island for themselves. But after spending a few days together- their engagement, their rehearsal, and then there wedding day- I learned so much about the two of them, their love of life, and love for family & friends. Callie & Crosby had quite a large guest count for a remote island wedding in Wisconsin which was just a testament to how sweet and caring they are towards people!

Their wedding day started off with Crosby hanging out in the middle of lake with his groomsmen and Callie in her parents cabin with her bridesmaids. Callie and Crosby decided to forgo the first look so her walk down the aisle in the middle of the forest was their first sighting of each other on the big day. They wed among the tall trees and then had cocktails on her parents land that overlooked the lake. After some pictures on the beach they made their way to the reception which was a beautiful tented space again overlooking the lake and surrounded by pines.

One of my favorite things about Callie & Crosby is that they’re best friends. How they hold each other, how they talk to each other you can tell that they truly enjoy each others company and when I get to photograph a couple who are best friends first and lovers second is such a beautiful thing to me.

I’m so excited to photograph more island weddings off the coast of Maine and Massachusetts and all along New England and the east coast! Thank you Callie and Crosby for letting me a part of you day & bringing love to Madeline Island!

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Photographer: Jaimee Morse

Venue: Private Home on Madeline Island
Tent and Rentals: Briggs Tent & Party Rental
Hair & Makeup: Eyes & Irons
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Transportation: LCS Coaches