Leah Fisher Arsenault Photography recent weddings and shoots
See their wedding announcement in the New York Times.
Venue: Broadturn Farm
Coordinators: Anthony Moffa and Elise Lehotsky
Band: East Coast Soul
Caterer: Fire and Co.
Hair: Aphrodite Salon
Makeup: Adore Rouge
Florals: Broadturn Farm
Bride's Dress: Laure de Sagazan via Wild at Heart Bridal
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals, Savvy Event Rentals, A Family Affair
Lighting: Maine Event Design & Decor
Cake: Sydney Johnson, Bella's Cakes @syd_bellascakes
Invitation: Morgan Schemel, Re-Source Designs @re_sourcedesigns
Envelope Calligraphy: Everthine Designs @everthinedesigns
Part 1 of Chris and Emily's amazing wedding week in Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Spring Point in South Portland. I loved how they split up their ceremony and reception over the course of the week.
I loved this past weekend's wedding with Meghan and Jim! They are so in love and their friends and families were so happy. Fire & Co served up some top notch pizzas and the Waiters got everyone dancing, as usual!
Venue: Live Well Farm
Planner: Geneva M.W. Campbell
Band: The Waiters
Caterer: Fire & Co.
Hair: Tasha Lawrence
Makeup: Hanna Jalbert
Florist: Pretty Flowers
Dessert: The Winey Baker + Fire & Co.
Invitation Suite: Kelsey Lauren
Wedding season is off to a great start with Kara + Jamie's wedding is past weekend at Ocean Gateway in Portland, Maine. The weather threatened rain but we had some great moments out on the eastern prom, on the Regency Hotel's deck, and a great Airbnb's roof right on Commercial Street.
It was awesome working with all these great vendors:
Venue: Ocean Gateway
Planner, Florals, and Design: Lani Toscano Designs
Caterer: 111 Maine
Lighting: Griffin & Griffin
Hair + Makeup: Ollo Hair Salon
Videographer: McCormick Media
Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
I spent a couple weeks in California in December - partly to meet three awesome couples I'll be working with in 2018 (photos of that to come), and partly to visit a city I've come to love. I photographed a really fun engagement last year at the Sutro Baths, but was a little taken aback by how crowded it was. I made a point to revisit Sutro Baths this trip, but this time I went at sunrise, and we were literally the only people there.
After my last wedding of 2017 in October I rented out my place in Portland (just for the winter, I'll be back!) closed on a house in Brooksville, ME, moved some things in, photographed a bunch of awesome couples I'm excited to be working with in 2018 and hopped in my vanagon for it's first true test on the road outside of Maine.
We started in Jackson, NH, visited Mass Moca in MA, took a work break in Hudson Valley, NY, discovered that we probably shouldn't have stopped in Harrisburg, PA then finally took a few days to stop in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. I had no expectations for Shenandoah and it was the true highlight of the trip for me. Skyline drive was beautiful, deer were everywhere, there were no crowds and plenty of small hikes. From Virginia we headed to Asheville - messed up some planning and ended up at a KOA. Then we did a night of dispersed camping in the Pisgah Forest. This was also a sweet surprise and I loved how close the mountains are in Asheville. We hiked Looking Glass Rock (I only brought a film camera, oops!) and then headed into Asheville for a few days. Asheville reminded me of Portland a lot, or maybe kind of more like Portland 5 years ago but somehow with more breweries and way, way more antique furniture. We scored big thrifting and antiquing in NC. I would make the Grey Eagle at the top of anyone's list of places to go see a band in Asheville, and get a drink at the Double Crown afterward.
From Asheville we beelined to NH, and then onto Maine. Some thoughts on living in the van for about two weeks - A lot of life's worries go right out the door when you're confined to the van and the road. - It's important to find places to pee! - I hit my head so many times. - State parks in New England close really early in the fall and that makes it more difficult to find places to stay than I anticipated. - Cozying up in the back of the van with the back hatch open and the screen in is the most comfy place in the world.
More van trips to come.
Collin + Mackenzie celebrated the second day of their wedding weekend by throwing a big pizza party at Flatbread Company in Rockport, with music from by Chris Brinn & Friends. Before the party we did one of my favorite things - went around to some spots special to them, including the Norumbega Inn and Beloin's which has awesome little waterfront cabins.
Mackenzie + Collins had a pretty incredible two day wedding bash. The first day they got married among their friends and family at Union Hall and then celebrated at Nina June + Whitehall. Here is Part 1 of their amazing wedding weekend. I especially loved this wedding as Mackenzie referred to me as her "friend-tograhper" :)