Migis Lodge Wedding Photographs :: Rustic Maine Camp Wedding Venue :: Maine Wedding Photographer

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last year, Paul and I bought a home in Maine, it sits on Thomas Pond and it's a little piece of heaven. We spend as much time as possible here and as soon as I cross over the state line into Maine I feel 200% more relaxed.

Just across the street from our home is Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, I'd driven past the rustic wooden sign numerous times before I decided to check out this intriguing place. And what do you know? It's only the best venue for a Maine destination wedding and it's just 2 miles from my house. As a wedding photographer, I'm sure you can imagine my delight and subsequent mad desire to photograph a wedding at Migis Lodge.

Enter Geneve of Geneve Hoffman Photography. Geneve and I are friends from the Maine Photographer meet-ups that happen monthly and I've long admired her work. Her images have a lovely airy and organic feel to them and she's a super talented storyteller. We got to chatting and I mentioned how much I wanted to photograph a wedding at Migis. Geneve was all "Oh yeah, I've got two weddings there in May." so I harassed convinced her to let me second shoot for her. Thank you Geneve!!! You can find Geneve's beautiful account of the day right **here** and let's just say that Migis Lodge did not disappoint. If you're thinking of getting married in Maine and you're still searching for a location here's what you'll find at Migis:
- A picturesque rustic Maine summer camp atmosphere
- Two locations for an outdoor Maine wedding ceremony - the waterfront lawn near the main dock or the patio overlooking Sebago (Lake Sebago as the backdrop for your wedding pictures? Yes please!)
- You can say your vows underneath the towering pine trees
- Your friends and family get exclusive use of the property with 35 cottages and 6 lodge rooms. You could have the most amazing wedding weekend - fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking all on offer
- Although Migis has a relaxed summer camp feel it's also probably the top resort in Maine with families vacationing here generation after generation for the very best amenities and service
- Truly amazing food and fantastic service (we had a great chat with the Chef who was lovely)

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Some practical notes, you can only get married in the Spring (May and first weekends of June) and Fall (after Columbus Day until November) at Migis Lodge. I can't imagine a more beautiful location. I'm trying to convince Paul we should go for the weekend but it's hard to justify a vacation 4 minutes from home :)

Anyhoo - on with my pictures from the day which Geneve kindly let me share. It's been a couple of years since I second shot and I had a blast. It's nice not to have the usual pressure of the first photographer position once in a while. I hung out with Brian and the guys in the Lake House:
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Some relaxed family portraits

Time to head to the wedding

Did I mention that you get to arrive to your wedding ceremony on an antique Chris-Craft boat?

I had access to one of the beautiful lodge room balconies to get the next image:
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And you get to go for a sail as newlyweds immediately after the ceremony:

Love this picture of the fathers of the bride and groom at cocktail hour:

Migis Lodge is beautiful! Did I say that already? Oh, five times already? OK, I'll be quiet now so you can enjoy some details:

Antique spoons for escort cards, awesome!
Happy first dance:
Mmmmmm a most delicious wedding feast:

During dinner Geneve took the newlyweds out for a little sunset stroll and kindly let me come too:

And with that I headed home for my long commute. Approximately 3 minutes and 40 seconds later I was sat on our dock with a glass of wine enjoying the "supermoon" of the evening:

What a day! Thank you to Geneve for letting me shoot for you! Thank you to the awesome bride and groom! Thank you to the groomsmen who were a blast to hang out with :) I learnt a lot about new sewing techniques for hemming pants ;) I can't wait to get back to Migis Lodge!

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Geneve Hoffman said...

Beautiful Leah!!! Great couple...you captured them so well.

j sandifer said...

Fun wedding, love Migis!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL! Beth and I were happy to share this with you!!!!!!!!!!!

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