The Page Wedding | Maine Photographer | 2017

Megan and Trevor Get Married!!!!

Megan and Trevor have been one of my first and faithful clients for the better part of 5-ish years! These two have been together since high school and I’m blessed and lucky enough to be one of the many to witness such a sweet and genuine love story.  I cannot express the amazing amount of love that I have for these two souls and I’m so very thankful that I was given the opportunity to photograph their wedding along side my very talented brother (who will have his own photos to post!). It was a perfect day!! Sunny, warm and full of love and happiness. Meg and Trev… Thank you so much for trusting me to capture the true love that you have for each other. Thank you for always being there for me as two of my favorite friends. Thank you for showing us all what true love looks like. I wish you many many years of happiness and love!!

The day started off with me going to their sweet home while Meg and her ladies got ready and then over to Trevor’s brothers house to get some fun pictures there. The wedding was held at such a beautiful boat landing followed by a fun reception. The day truly was perfect and I hope it was all you guys dreamed of! Enjoy <3!

 

This group of men truly had me laughing until my stomach hurt ! So much fun!

Everyone deserves a man who looks at them like Trevor looks at Meg ❤

 

A very happy, glowing, gorgeous new Mrs. Page!! ❤

 

The sweet new Mr and Mrs! And over to the reception for the amazing first dance, father/daughter dance (which made me cry like a baby) and a sweet mom with her baby boy ❤

What a sweet song Meg’s dad chose for them ❤

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Best man and Maid of Honor speeches!

I wish you a lifetime of happiness Meg and Trev. Thank you for letting me be part of such a special day ❤

 

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Val 2017 | Maine Photographer

I met Valerie a few months ago and since then, she has become one of the most important person’s in my life. She has such a beautiful and pure soul and I truly believe that everyone needs a Val in their lives.

It turned out to be such a gorgeous day exploring Bar Harbor and it was also Val’s first time exploring Acadia National Park. It was such a fun day, and I’m extremely happy I was able to capture her beauty!

 

If she hasn’t made you swoon yet, you’re crazy!!!

There was so much laughter throughout the day. Capturing happiness is truly one of my favorite things on earth!

I always love it when my clients finally get comfortable in front of the camera and come up with their own ideas. Val wanted to do something that made her feel empowered and she totally rocked it!

Thank you so much for letting me capture your beauty, Val! Never stop being who you are.  I hope you all enjoyed these as much as I do!  Peace and Love! ❤

Heartbreak | Maine 2017

When I first started dating my boyfriend, he had told me “when you come over, my Dad has like 8-10 dogs so, don’t be alarmed” My automatic response was “OOOHHH PUPPIES!!!”  Little did I know,  seven months later, just how much these sweet babies would mean to me.

I’m not entirely sure if people are familiar with PTSD and the amazing therapy that dogs are for the people who have it, because I’m not entirely sure how that feeling is myself. I do know that I love Chris’ father as I would my own, and that the town of Waterville has completely torn his heart out of his chest. A few months into dating Chris, there was a complaint about these dogs because someone wanted their fence to be completely straight. Because “Dad” wouldn’t sell his land, he now has gone to court, proved amazing care for these dogs, has done everything in his power to keep these amazing dogs with him, and still he’s had to find homes for dogs that shouldn’t have to be separated from someone they love so much.

I just got done spending half the week with my second family. I have watched a grown man and a grown woman, both of who I love so much, cry as they had to separate themselves from their dog family members that they’ve had for 6-10 years. I, myself, had my fair share of tears as I had to see some of the pups I ended up loving and cherishing as well, go. Why am I writing this? Because maybe it’s not my place to share every single detail that they’re going through, every thing they’ve gone through, and everything they’re yet to come as they grieve their losses, but I personally feel so hurt and so ashamed of the world we live in. Someone who fought in Iraq for our freedom… someone who risked his life and is struggling with what comes with that. The only thing that keeps him feeling sane are the warmth, and light, and incredible love that these dogs have and still give him. The town of Waterville is one of only three cities in Maine that has an ordinance stating that a household is only allowed three dogs to a house. There’s nothing saying you can only have a certain amount of cats or any other animal. But dogs. The kindest most sensitive most loving dogs I’ve ever met.  The rumors spread about my second family are insane. From hoarding 20 dogs, to how disgusting their house is, and more and more and more. These dogs are the most loved and cared for dogs I’ve ever met and if anyones house who has a dog is spotless, then you’re not doing something right.

“When a dog looks at you, there’s no judgement, there’s no shame, there’s love. An unconditional love. There is nothing that I can do wrong because all they want to do is love me. When I lay with them, and they snuggle me, it keeps every racing thought I have, every sound I hear, every move that’s made seem a little more bearable. I don’t have racing thoughts, I don’t hear every sound and I don’t see every move that’s made when I have my dogs.”

I will never understand what you go through on a daily basis, my ( hopefully 🙂 ) future father in law. But I understand the love of a dog and the healing it does. And I pray that something good can come out of this situation. That all this hurt and pain that you’ve been through will somehow bring something positive. Maybe sharing your story will change someones life, maybe something will be done so this doesn’t happen again.  Maybe nothing will happen at all. But I hope you know how much you are loved. By your dog family, and your human family. I’m sorry there was nothing I could do. But I’m honored you trusted Chris and I enough to love two of your babies. But most of all, I am honored to know you.

Hannah|Senior 2017

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Ever since Hannah has come into my life as my youngest sister, I’ve always taken pictures of her. We only see her a few times a year, but the longest amount of time we get with her is in the summer. I absolutely cannot believe that this summer was the summer to take her senior pictures. I have watched her grow from this unsure little girl, to a woman with dreams and passions and beauty.  Hannah, it has been seriously an absolute honor being your older sister. You are so loving and positive and you make me want to be a better person just by being around you.  I cannot wait to see what your future brings you! I’m so excited for you! I love you more than the stars.

I hope you all enjoy looking at this pretty face as much as I do!

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Seriously though… How freaking gorgeous is she?!!! The fun thing about when I take anyone’s pictures, is that usually it’s an ALL day adventure. So next stop, the ocean!!

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(Those eyes though!!!)

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We also found a fun trail that led us to a pretty over look to end our beautiful day! ❤

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Sammy | Madison, IN | 2015

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I met Sammy when I worked at a nursing home here in Madison. We had talked about doing a photo shoot but had never got around to it. We finally did today! And a week before she moves to Florida!

Sammy, I absolutely loved working with you! You’re one of the sweetest people I know. My one wish for you, is that you see the beauty in yourself that everyone else sees. I wish we would have met sooner, so we could be friends longer. I seriously wish you the best in your new journey. I hope it’s everything you’ve ever wished for. You deserve it! ❤

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Seriously though!!! How can someone be so beautiful!!!

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I absolutely love Sammy’s style! The glasses, the hat, the high waisted shorts. Seriously, she could be a model!

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We stopped at a local coffee shop in downtown Madison. It’s seriously the best coffee and it’s so cozy and cute! We didn’t stay there long, but I got a couple of pictures anyways.

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This next location is one of my favorites. So gorgeous and endless amounts of beautiful scenery to choose from. The subject helped add some beauty in there too 😉 !

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I do believe this is my longest post yet. These pictures are seriously everything I’ve ever wanted to be as a photographer. I’m so excited to share them with the world!  I love her flowered dress! ❤

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These last set of images may possibly be my very favorite. I loved the train and the lighting was just gorgeous. ❤

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Seriously Sammy.. Thank you so much for letting me capture your beauty. I hope you love these as much as I do!

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Missing Maine <3

Where I just moved to Indiana, I haven’t had the chance to really add to my portfolio yet. I did, however, just email my yoga instructor the other day and we plan to do a shoot this spring/summer. I absolutely CANNOT wait to get that project going and up on here for everyone to see!!

So … In the meantime… Here are some pictures of the people who hold on to my heart in Maine that I am missing so very very dearly.

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Definitely missing the sweet face of my darling nephew ❤ Who turns 2 in a couple of weeks by the way!!
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And lets not forget my sweet nephews mother!!! My dearest best friend of almost 14 years ❤
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Also missing my sweet niece, Avah Jane (who is now 1! i can’t believe it!) and her beautiful Mom, Karrie (my best friend)

Not only am I missing this amazing man below, but I also miss the location this picture was taken : Camp!!! I cannot wait to go home in June to relax in such a beautiful and peaceful environment full of love and happiness and family!

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Grampie ❤

Lets not forget how much I miss these three crazy sisters of mine!

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Haley and Hannah ❤
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Brooke! (I call her my sister!)

The number one reason for me going home in June are these two below. Don’t get me wrong, I am so excited to see everyone posted so far… But !!! These two are having my first nephew in June!!!!!! I am beyond excited and cannot wait to post pictures of baby Elliot on here!!! My brother is going to be such an amazing Dad and my sister in law is going to be such an amazing mom!!!

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TJ and Noelle!

And last , but certainly not least, these two are the two I miss the most. I miss my sweet, loving mom. My best friend. I miss her mommy hugs when I need them the most. I miss her playing with my hair. And I miss our uncontrollable laughs. And my Step Dad. A wonderful man who has accepted me into his life and has always loved me as if I were one of his own. I miss our long talks about how I can better my life… I miss how he always picks on me. Most of all, I just miss seeing both of their unconditional love for me whenever I walked into the house.

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I miss a lot more people than I have posted here… But these are my immediate people that I just miss so much. Cannot wait to see where my journey here in Indiana is going to take me though! You all always have a home here in Indiana to come to!!! Love you <3.

Megan|Senior 2015|Maine Senior Portrait Photographer

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All I can say about this little lady is that she’s gorgeous, and her laugh is so contagious. Megan can always put a smile on my face. I enjoy being around her so much and I enjoyed taking photos of such a genuinely beautiful girl ❤

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And of course we had to get a picture of the little “family”! Megan’s boyfriend Trevor and their dog Folsom . What a sweet picture!IMG_2715PicMonkey Collage2

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If you are interested in ordering any of these prints, please contact me at kaylagwenphotography@gmail.com ❤