holiday party portland maine

kristi & matt

july 17th, 2010
these two picked a perfect day and beautiful locations. downtown outside the eastland park hotel proved to be a lot of fun for taking photos of the guys. i love the cathedral where they were married. it is an amazing portland landmark. after the ceremony we went to spring point light in south portland to do some shots and it was gorgeous blue skies for us!

matt's work has to do with trains and he was really interested in doing some photos with trains in some way. so i went before the wedding and scouted out a spot where we could sneak into a train yard discreetly. it turned out to be a lot of fun and i am so glad they were up for something really different.

back at the eastland ballroom was dinner and dancing. the room was beautiful and they did a great job with everything, but especially the flambe' dessert which is a great 'show'.

thank you to kristi and matt for making the day so great. you were both so sweet, laid back, up for whatever i asked you to do, and a lot of fun to be around!

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dom & selena engagement session

holy adorable couple batman! have i mentioned lately that i love my job? (:

we started at arabica...one of my favorite coffee shops. thank you for letting us hang out and take over your shop.

these two were so cute and such troopers...we were out in the old port on a day when it was 25 degrees, but felt colder to me! they were all love and happiness despite the cold. i can't wait to see them all dressed up on the wedding day.

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Empire Reindeer Christmas Club Charity Gala!

this was THE event to attend, more than because I say so. it was a fundraiser for the toys for tots foundation and succeeded in raising over $10,000 in cash! what better cause could there be this time of year (though i am sure there are many other good causes as well, i know, i know!) than giving children a gift to open on christmas day who would not normally have one!! this makes me so happy!!
so ken murphy is the genius behind the event. he is also a truly amazing designer. don't take my word for it check him out here: murphy empire . i am in awe of his work.
ok, so he and a bunch of other great folks got together and created this wonderful event at the portland yacht club, a beautiful location for a beautiful cause. there was the really fab band called eastwave radio that you should check out if you haven't heard yet. they played a wide array of genres of music over the course of the night and made it great fun! and, of course, i would like to thank the marines who came to represent the toys for tots program and those who serve us every day. and lastly here is the link to the site for the party empire reindeer christmas club.
here are a few of my favorites from the night. i think like they give you a nice feel for the evening. please come next year as it only promises to be bigger and better!
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i truly love this image and the feeling it conveys. if i had to pick one image from the night it would be this one.

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the one on the far right is ken murphy!
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wouldn't you love to know what he just heard!
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