Photographing a Beautiful Wedding in Caratunk, Maine
I had the greatest honor of documenting the wedding of Myranda and Kaeson yesterday. The two work together as Rafting Guides at Adventure Bound in Caratunk, Maine, so they thought it would be fitting to celebrate their big day at their favorite place! This was my first visit to Adventure Bound, but not my first time working with Myranda and Kaeson. I knew these two would be throwing a big party, but it was so much more! I loved seeing the rock climbing wall on one side of the room everyone was getting ready in and adjacent to that wall hung many, many rafting paddles signed by previous rafting tours.
I thought putting Myranda’s dress up with all of the paddles was so fitting to their lifestyle. Myranda finished up her makeup while I ‘caught’ the groom getting ready on his side by side. I laughed so hard when he showed me his socks with Myranda’s face all over them. These two are such a fun and laid back pair. Myranda did not stop laughing and smiling the ENTIRE day and night. Everyone made their way down a wooded trail into the woods. Myranda walked down the trail with her father as their shared one last drink from their mugs before she said ‘I do”.
Now, for the ceremony, the two were surrounded by everyone they love as they exchange their vows. Kaeson professed his heart and soul to her as he counted up everything that makes her perfect for him. Then, he told her he was sorry. TEARS. He told her he was sorry for everything he may not have done right or the things he was wrong for and for things he may do wrong in the future. I honestly lost it behind the camera. For a man to stand before everyone he knows and loves and spilled every ounce of himself into her so graciously and ending it with an ‘I’m sorry” was by far what this world needs more of.
It was that moment that the day’s mood immediately shifted. Not a dry eye for the remainder of the day. Myranda’s vows were just as striking to hear and her words to him just as powerful and full stories that built them and dreams they share. As the couple shared their first kiss, the woods roared with celebrations. They made their way up the aisle and we separated from guests for formal photos. We adventured through the woods to the river with the bridal party and took some photos on the dock overlooking the river. From that point on, I don’t think Myranda stopped laughing with joy and happiness. She radiated pure bliss and joy.
It started to rain so we all made our way back through the woods to enter the reception for the first dances & speeches. We were served incredible wood-fired oven pizza from the amazing Sabastian’s . We danced to the hits put on by DJ Dan Graff.
Venue: Adventure Bound
Cake: Rae Lynn (Brides Mother)
Donuts: Sandy River Farm Supply Inc.
Hair: Amanda’s Trademark Hair and Makeup
Makeup: Taylor Coxx
Florist: The Robin’s Nest
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