Children's Chapel wedding - Rockport Maine Elopement
Ross and Lauren snuck up to Maine on Ross's 1966 airplane for a quiet elopement at the Vesper Hill Children's Chapel. Lauren said"Saying our vows to one another was so special to both of us, and the intimacy of those moments made us so thankful we'd decided to do it our way. We were truly able to live in and enjoy the moment, and focus on one another and the new journey on which we were embarking together. "
Since it was just the three of us (after our officiant, Chris, and our passer-by witnesses left us) we decided to do a multi-stop portrait shoot. Lauren and Ross had been planning a big wedding and then just couldn't take it anymore. In Lauren's words "There seemed to be a direct correlation between time spent on wedding blogs and the escalation of my blood pressure, so I tried to avoid that for the most part - we quickly decided to focus on planning a really fun day with just the two of us. " I can't tell you how much I love that.
Lauren had a rocking pair of heels, but I just couldn't resist how adorable she became when she put on a pair of mud boots, perfect for the adventures we had tromping around in the Maine countryside.
We stopped in at Camden's waterfront to get some shots of the two of them in front of a bank of beautiful boats. In an effort to get them laughing, and not thinking about the camera too much, I started asking them a bunch of off the wall questions about each other. I asked Lauren what the funniest part of the day was, and she reminded me of this moment:
"Andree: 'If Ross were a food, what kind of food would he be?' we had a good laugh about that line of questioning later that evening! "
We ended up the shoot at the Owl's Head Airport, which invariably gets compared to the WINGS airport. We walked right out on the tarmac to Ross's plane and posed on and around the plane. It was so fun, and the plane really lent itself to amazing images.