Another month has flown by, and it’s time for my second 10 on 10 post! (Didn’t see last month’s? Click here to see it and learn a bit more about the 10 on 10 project.)

The images for this month’s post were so hard to narrow down. I spent three lovely days at Acadia National Park (we stayed at nearby Bar Harbor, Maine) with my dad and stepmom; having a full summer schedule I’ve barely had time to look at most of the images, but I picked through one of the days for a few shots that I love.

Before we go any further, please go check out the other talented photographers who are participating this month. (Go ahead, we’ll be right here for you when you come back.)

Back? Excellent! Check out a day in Acadia below. (Odds are good that I’ll post more from this trip some day!)
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  • Ted JeromeAugust 10, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Wonderful, Em!

  • Sandy Sudlow ClarkeAugust 10, 2015 - 10:09 pm

    very nice.

  • Liselyn AdamsAugust 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm

    The feet! These are images that stick in the mind. Even the waffle.

  • Lynn SudlowAugust 16, 2015 - 2:14 pm

    Thanks for doing a wonderful photographic chronicle of a thoroughly enjoyable trip!

A hot summer wedding in the Keys? Jenna + PJ managed to pull it off with elegance, keeping their guests cool with an indoor ceremony and reception at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo… while spending a bit of time with a cherry classic car outside for portraits. We were so happy to bear witness and document the range of emotions that flooded the entire day; from joyous laughter during the ceremony to family tears during parent dances (and the surprise switchup that Jenna and her father sprung on everyone– though not us! Tell us your secrets!– during their dance was delightful). The band kept the dance floor packed with tunes ranging from old to brand new (Uptown Funk, anyone?), and the buzz of excitement for the newlyweds kept feet stomping and drinks flowing for hours.

Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome, and especially to Jenna + PJ for trusting us to capture the energy and feel of your day. We were so glad to be there with you! Click the image below to see many of our favorites. –Em + Steve
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  • Connie SierraAugust 24, 2015 - 12:37 am

    Absolutely gorgeous potraits
    Jenna and PJ
    You guys are a Stunning

As we’ve surely mentioned before, becoming friends with our clients is our normal routine. Not only does it make the wedding day more fun, it tends to make the images feel more intimate and connected when we’re already close with the people in them. Occasionally we’ll connect with a couple more strongly than we usually do, which is one of the best feelings in the world; this is how we feel about Sarah + Todd. But enough about us! Let’s chat about them.

Hailing from California and Florida, Sarah + Todd recently moved back to the Palm Beach area from New York to be closer to family, and also ended up moving their wedding from Brooklyn to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, just a stone’s throw away from Todd’s parents’ home. Witnessing the depth of their feelings for each other and for their loved ones was touching; we loved seeing how much thought and care they put into making their day personal and meaningful, and the way they relaxed into their reception and party as soon as the ceremony ended. (A reception that had some awesomely exuberant dancing, somewhat overly exuberant cake feeding, and the rustling of the South Florida wind through the soaring palm trees and iconic brick sculptures of these beautiful gardens.) Check out some of our favorites below and leave some comment love for these guys. :-) xoxo– Em + Stevesarahtoddwed-01

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  • Sandy Sudlow ClarkeJuly 11, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    wonderful as usual

  • Lynn SudlowJuly 11, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Lovely record of what looks like a wonderful day. Emily, Sarah rivals you for most pale and creamy skin!

And so on the 10th of July we start something new. A couple of months ago we made a new friend; Courtney of Courtney Z Photography in Portland, Oregon found our website and asked if we’d be interested in an online monthly blogging project. The idea is for professional photographers to commit to a year of blogging monthly; every month on the 10th we’ll each post ten images that were taken in our personal lives on one day in the previous month. Since we’re notoriously bad at getting a chance to work on personal photos (um… anyone see our fall blog post? Last summer? Exactly) this seems like a great way to encourage ourselves to not only shoot more personal work, but to also share it with our friends and clients.

Before we go any further, please go check out the other nine photographers who are participating this year. (Go ahead, we’ll be right here for you when you come back.)

Back already? Fantastic. Not surprisingly I managed to put this project in the back of my mind repeatedly, and then lose track of the date repeatedly. (Isn’t this still May? No?) Happily I still had a number of days to choose from, as I tend to get a little trigger happy anytime I’m somewhere new and/or more interesting than my office, especially if I’m traveling or visiting with friends or family. Slightly less happily: all of these images are from my iPhone, as the only other camera I used for personal work this month was my great aunt’s Hasselblad, and that shoots film. Which I haven’t developed yet. So! I’m using this first 10 on 10 to remind myself: shoot more, shoot with direction, and shoot to tell a story. This isn’t an issue when I’m working, but with personal work? Much harder to get in the groove.

You might have already seen through Instagram or Facebook that I drove from Florida to Vermont with my sister Monica in June. (Our wanderings in Savannah were in the running for this blog.) We also took a day trip to Boston, where she was about to move, to do a dry run of her new public transit options and to wander the upscale Newbury Street, mostly as a throwback to our teenage years when driving to Boston to go shopping was quite the excursion. (We were basically farm girls from middle-of-nowhere Vermont. Boston was pretty exciting. I’m still a big fan.)

Click the image below to see more of our sister day trip…

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  • Anya EliseJuly 10, 2015 - 6:32 pm

    Way fun! I love Boston. (And welcome to the project!)

We’ve been meaning to post this wonderful wedding for a while, but travel and our shooting schedule kept getting in the way! After the momentous news about the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality last month, we got an excited email from Lori + Sara encouraging us to post images from their wedding. Thanks for the prodding! We’re so happy for you and for everyone!  –Em + Steve

Working with Lori + Sara on their wedding in April could hardly be called “work”. From our first conversation we knew that their day was going to be flooded with meaning, love, friendship, and importance. Each aspect of their day, from the guests (important people from every part of their lives) to the location (Lori’s family has been in the area for generations) was deliberate and thoughtful, thanks in part to guidance by Reverend Marcia Charles, who performed the ceremony. The Landing at Pine Point was once a Catholic church, now converted to a soaring event space; Lori’s grandparents were instrumental in the founding of the church, and she and Sara make the seventh and eighth brides in the family to be married in the building.

We never would have expected to find so much warmth at the end of winter in coastal Maine; while the wind gusted and the air was still chilly, the sun was shining and the company couldn’t have been better. Laughter and tears of joy pervaded the festivities, and the excitement on the dance floor was matched by the expressions on these lovely brides’ faces. Thank you so much to everyone who welcomed us into this celebration, and our heartfelt congratulations to Lori + Sara on their wedding and marriage. We are genuinely thrilled to have been part of your weekend!

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  • Lynn SudlowJuly 11, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    Beautiful shots to capture an obviously joyous occasion!

  • Evelyn AdamsJuly 11, 2015 - 10:45 pm

    I can see the candle light moving and hear the ocean from this lovely day – how great to capture the love in the air! Congratulations, ladies! Congratulations, Pogophoto for another wedding of love captured and documented!

  • Hilary HatchJuly 12, 2015 - 5:41 pm

    Just too delicious…

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