According to The Knot, Maine is one of the Top Destination Locations! But it is also an incredible state to create a one-of-a-kind engagement session for you and your boo!
Why even think about an engagement session to begin with? Engagement sessions are an opportunity to: Just get a better understanding how your photographer works, Understand what you liked/disliked about being in front of the camera, and the biggest one yet, see how freakin’ badass you look on camera! Yes - you can be badass too. All of this, just makes it easier for you and your boo on your wedding day. You become more comfortable. You understand the process of creating images. And you have trust in your photographer. Thus, being more relaxed!
Let me get one thing clear, ya’ll - you don’t have to worry who you are as people and a couple. I am on team #loveislove. Race, skin color, religion, sexuality - it all doesn’t mean much to me. What I care about is people treating others with respect, passion, love, and bringing the best out of each other.
Here are the best places to get your Engagement Portraits taken in Maine that are unique:
It would be silly for me not to begin with what Maine is known for - beautiful coastlines. Maybe you love the rocky shores. Maybe you are drawn to the sandy beaches. Whatever it is, your adventure will be epic my friend. It doesn’t matter if its rain, sunshine, snow, or wind.
Check Out: Popham Beach, Reid State Park, Sand Beach (Acadia), Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Biddeford Pool, Kettle Cove, Marginal Way, Camp Ellis, Laudholm Farm, Cresent Beach State Park, Ferry Beach State Park
Whether you are shy or vibrant in nature, this option is perfect. Giving yourselves something to do during your session, will make you have more authentic moments. Those gorgeous smiles will appear! Who doesn’t like to go on rides, eat lots of bad food and have your fiance’ win you a big stuffed animal?
Maine is known to have some incredible artists. Heck, there are even some graffiti walls randomly throughout the state. Which can provide a nice solid pops of color and some personality to your images.
Check Out: Downtown Portland, Waterville, Lewiston
I will be the first person to admit, I am super clumsy and have actually never learned how to ski/snowboard. But I know lots of people love it and I think it is badass. Adding adventure to your images with things you enjoy, only makes your images a million times more memorable and meaningful.
Check Out: Round 1, Spare Time, Palace Playland, Fun-O-Rama, Family Time Dine + Play, Acadia National Bar
Cheers to this, right!? Maine is FULL of breweries! As well as, really freakin’ good pizza! And I am sure the fiance’ wouldn’t mind to let loose with a nice cold beverage or two.
Check Out: Baxter Brewing Co., Allagash Brewing Co., Battery Steele Brewing, Bissell Brothers, Cushnoc Brewing Co., Flight Deck Brewing, Grittys, Nonesuch River Brewing, Sebago Brewing Co., Shipyard, Portland Pie, Flatbread, OTTO, Bill’s Pizza
Trees are as much a part of Maine as its gorgeous coastline. Maybe you like the sunlight hues peaking through the branches or the fall foliage. It doesn’t disappoint, regardless.
Check Out: Gisland Farm/Maine Audobon Center, Hobbit Land/Vaughn Woods, Laudholm Farm, Acadia, Camden Hills, Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Robinson Woods Trail, Baxter State Park, Grafton Notch State Park, Reid State Park
Maine is known for its small town charm it exudes. People are super friendly and move to the side when they see some love birds getting their portrait taken.
Check Out: Camden, Rockport, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Wiscasset
With coastlines, comes lighthouses. If you are out of state and getting married in Maine or maybe have vacations in Maine, this is the perfect location to get your portraits taken.
Check Out: Cape Neddick Light, Portland Head Light, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Spring Point Ledge Light, Rockland Breakwater Light, Bass Harbor Light, West Quoddy Head Light.