Sarah and Ken – Blue Hill

Couples often worry about the weather and rightfully so. Sarah’s family has lived in the Blue Hill area for nearly 200 years. The family owns a small island just off shore called Bear Island. She and her fiancé, Ken, wanted to get married on that island. The area available on the island for the wedding was small so only the VIP’s of the wedding would be going and the we would join the rest of the party for a tented reception at a local inn. The week of the wedding a tropical storm was coming up the coast and unfortunately hit Maine on the Saturday of their wedding. We had spoken on Friday and the backup plan of a ceremony in the tent was going to be needed. Saturday morning my phone rings and it is Ken. The couple has decided that Bear Island was so important in Sarah’s family history that they still wanted to include it in their ceremony. They had devised a plan to get married off shore of the island on a cousin’s lobster boat. His question was would I be willing to come along with them? I gave it a few seconds thought and said yes. If this couple wanted this adventure I wanted to be on it with them! The wind was whipping and howling and the rain was blowing sideways. Its probably the first and last time I will every have to use the bridesmaids and a wind/rain break. The photos aren’t technically perfect but they do what I always hope to accomplish with my photography, tell a story. Once our boat adventure was over be went back to Sarah’s parents house and got ready for the reception at the inn. I was happy to have had one of the most unique adventures possible on in my career as a wedding photographer.

 

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