Brooke & Stewart traveled to Maine from Texas this week to firm up some details for their July wedding on Toddy Pond. On their way back to Texas, the two stopped in to Portland overnight, before flying back out to Dallas to return to their sweet black lab, Chloe! At first the forecast was lovely, then it said snow (which made these two Texans incredibly excited!), and then it read cold & rainy… not exactly ideal conditions for engagement photos.
After a filling breakfast at Becky’s Diner, we made the best of the situation and headed indoors. Brooke & Stewart were particularly drawn to the idea of taking a few shots at the Maine College of Art. Stewart is a videographer and Brooke, who has an incredible eye for design (you should see her wedding inspiration board!) and has been involved in a few art-related careers since college, thought MECA would be a perfect place to start! Plus, they’re both bookworms!
We got lucky and were able to take a few shots in between rain showers. We strolled along my go-to cobblestone street, Wharf Street, in front of the fabulous Brook There studio. We joked that if the designer, my friend Brook, was in the shop, we would stop in and ask her if we could hang some sort of “E” in the window, so it would have been more fitting for the newly engaged, Brooke!
We popped into the Old Port’s delicious candy shop, Old Port Candy, for some sweet & colorful photos. A huge thanks to the generous staff at Old Port Candy for putting up with our goofiness! There was a Ring Pop proposal, bold candy bars, Whirly Pops & more!
Thank you, Brooke & Stewart, for the best rainy engagement shoot ever! You two had such a great attitude about the cold, wet conditions, which made my job so much easier!