Each summer, the Van Ness family travels to Little Cranberry Island, where they spend their days breathing in the fresh ocean air, and taking bike rides down to the beach. But they don’t always end up being there at the same time, so on this unique occasion where the entire family was going to be together, they invited me to come and capture a small piece of their paradise in Maine.
Dan and Jalene met at Colby College in Waterville in 2011. And that’s where they will say their vows at their wedding this coming July! They live in Boston now, but they knew they wanted to do their engagement session in Maine, and they picked a perfect time of year to do it! Augusta was in full bloom everywhere you looked that day, and the weather was sunny and warm and perfect!
I’ve been dreaming up this styled shoot in my head for sometime now. I dreamed of a bride in a sweeping romantic dress alongside a handsome groom in the middle of a winter wonderland. When I first saw pictures of the Ice Castles, I knew that’s where it had to be. Now I just had to make it happen.