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)
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:
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:
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!
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!