Eric & Erica at the Samoset
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Wow, let me tell you how awesome a day Eric and Erica’s wedding at the Samoset was for me (I know – you thought I’d talk about them, but I’m starting with me). I had never met the bride or groom before – they live out-of-state, and our attempts to get together over the last year always failed because Eric was at sea – and I’m really sorry that I won’t get to see them more often! Extremely welcoming, great family, and a terrific party all around. An incredible day.
So if I had that much fun at their wedding, and as a wedding photographer I was working all day, imagine how perfect the day was for their guests!
Eric and Erica had agreed to see each other before the ceremony so that they could enjoy their cocktail hour with their friends, and we got awesome romantic images ahead of time. As photographers, we hate seeing our clients miss their party, and the first glance (where the groom first sees the bride in her gown) is really powerful.
Okay, here’s my favorite images. You can click the thumbs for larger images like ever other gallery in the world, and you can comment on the post as well. The Focus Photography team was myself, my wife Lucia Razionale, and the very talented Chet Annis. I hope you enjoy the gallery!
Eric – The Groom
Behind the groom is the breakwater of Rockport's harbor
Eric hangs out in the lobby of the Samoset while waiting for the day to begin
The fence behind the groom represents the out-of-bounds mark for the Samoset's golf course, so we should be safe from most drives :)
Erica – The Bride
Wedding Makeup artists at the Samoset play an important role in helping a bride feel beautiful on her wedding day
It's always all about the shoes - isn't it ladies?
This is a perfect getting-ready shot - intimate, but not revealing.
Erica waits in the Samoset's main hall as we confirm that Eric is no where in sight. I don't mind the groom seeing the bride ahead of time, but we'll be ready when that happens!
The First Glance
The groom waits for his bride to tap him on the shoulder
Alone in a field, the bride taps the groom on his shoulder, and he turns around to see his bride in her gown for the first time.
Bride and Groom Romantics
A windjammer sails past the ceremony site at the Samoset in Rockland
As the ceremony nears, the parents and grandparents make their way down to their seats
Eric and his groomsmen waiting for the bride
Erica's mother puts her hand on her daughter's to steady her nerves before the ceremony
The bride peeking around the corner to see everyone at her wedding
The father of the bride takes his daughter down the aisle
Walking down the aisle with the father of the bride
Dad gets a kiss from the bride as he shakes the groom's hand
Wedding ceremonies outside are wonderful. Here the clouds threatened, but the rain held out until after the ceremony
The exchange of wedding bands.
Signing the marriage license
The bride and groom kiss after they're pronounced husband and wife
The bride and groom kiss as they walk down the aisle. Note that because this a real reaction, and not a staged kiss, the moment has feeling and authenticity.
The bridal party
The tables under the tent - before the ceremony began
Eric and Erica put candy lobsters on their guest's place settings to commemorate a Maine wedding!
Lobster and Corn Chowder!
The Samoset's Executive Chef Tim Pierce waits to carve the beef
The bride and groom's first dance
The bride dancing with her dad
Erica may have had more fun than any bride in history!
Erica dancing with her niece
There's the bride screaming with delight again!
A detail shot with the place card and the rings.
Thanks for looking! –William von Wenzel
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