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David and Elaine met me at Bug Light Park in South Portland on a freezing cold day in January. One of the biggest downfalls of living in Maine are the winters. If you are into skiing or snowmobiling, it’s great. If you’re a photographer, things can be a little rough! With layers on layers on layers, […]

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The first few days after getting engaged feel like a whirlwind.  It is all excitement, happiness, and responding to Facebook messages. Then the realization sets in that its time to PLAN A WEDDING! I headed to Facebook and asked the MGP family what the best wedding advice they had gotten and was completely overwhelmed with […]

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Anyone from Maine understands just how brutal and unpredictable our winters can be. Niki, Brady and I were forced to reschedule not once, but TWICE because, lets face it, winter can suck sometimes. Luckily, we ended up with the most gorgeous 40 degree day and the wait was totally worth it! Not only did they […]

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Yes, you read that title right… We all wake up and put our pants on one leg at a time, but do you know how to dress to make your photographer love you? The truth is, a great photographer can make any outfit work in an image. You could even show up in a chicken […]

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I have some exciting news to share!

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We absolutely loved working with Melissa from beginning to end! She was very professional and made us feel so at ease during our engagement photos and was fantastic during our wedding capturing every detail. We are in LOVE with the final results. We were married on a frigid (-5° and she was still game to […]

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Melissa is a true professional. From the first meeting, I knew we made the right choice. We had two meetings before the big day, one to go over the contract and another to scout the venue; both were so helpful. Melissa brings such a calm, collected vibe to any atmosphere and made everyone feel comfortable. […]

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“Melissa was wonderful! She came all the way down to NC for mine and Dwights wedding. She captured such great moments. It was an amazing weekend!! We felt it was only fitting to have a great photographer from Maine! Thank you Melissa!”

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“Melissa and I have been long time friends and when I got to thinking about wedding photographers, I knew exactly who to go with! I have seen Melissa’s work since infancy and her eye for detail and perfection has only gotten better! The overall experience of picture taking was very natural and carefree with her, […]

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Oh my goodness, it feels like I have been waiting YEARS for this blog post to finally be written! I met Chris and Renee when the three of us worked together at our local grocery store, back in the day. In fact, I even remember the workplace excitement when they FINALLY started dating! Having watched their […]