Kate&Brian – Engaged! Linda Barry Photography; Portland ME Photographer

I worked with Kate and Brian earlier in the summer of 2012, just for some fun photos of the two them together! You can check out their photos from our time in Rockland right here!

Kate contacted me in late fall just a few months ago, after they announced their engagement!! I was SO excited that they were engaged, as they are such an amazing, and fun, couple to be around! We had a great time at the covered bridge in Windham (running out of the way a few times, as it turns out it’s still an active bridge!) and at Jewel Falls in Portland! I had never seen either of these places before, and I was super pumped to try them out! The two locations were absolutely beautiful. I’m very very happy with how these photos turned out!

The day of our session, Kate was a little bummed about the weather — cloudy and kind of misty — and I was over the moon excited about the weather! I ❤ overcast days! I think it really added an extra air of intimacy to their photos, especially by the covered bridge! I guess I’ll stop talking here and get to the good stuff! Take a peek at their engagement session 🙂

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Such a GORGEOUS ring!! Brian did a fabulous job picking one out! 🙂

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I loved the letters she brought! Way cuter than scrabble letters :p
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The two of them laughed so much 🙂Fore River Sanctuary, Portland ME 2013-01-30_0010 covered bridge, Windham ME

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See what I mean about the mist adding intimacy?? 🙂

Kate and Brian, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your celebration of your engagement!

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Mr. & Mrs; Getting Ready; Linda Barry Photography; Portland ME Wedding Photographer

About a week prior to December 29, 2012, I received a phone call from one of my best friends inviting us to their wedding that would be taking place in just seven days! Their original date was for 2013, but they wanted to push it up, and of course I would be there to support them in any way! Dubes (she will always be “Dubes” even though she’s now a Stefanilo!) asked me if I would take photos of her getting ready until the photographer they hired could show up, and of course I said YES. I was SO excited, and honored, that I was able to do this for her. It gave me my first taste in wedding photography, especially since moving to the Portland area, and I’m so grateful for the beautiful opportunity!

Their wedding was straight from a fairy tale — absolutely beautiful, magical, and full of love and happiness! I’m so happy they finally got their happily ever after! I don’t know any couple who deserved it more.  The chapel in which they married was probably the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen, and their reception was very classy and SO well done! I adored their themes of famous couples for each table (Cory and Topanga, Ricky and Lucy, etc) with candles and shells as their centerpieces.  The DJ was fabulous and played excellent music, which kept the majority of the wedding guests dancing up until the last song! I am super stoked that we started the tradition of doing our routine to “She Bangs” at our weddings, and can’t wait to do it three more times in the future 🙂 I cannot gush enough about this wedding and how phenomenal it was!

Take a look at my first time ever doing any kind of wedding photography!

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BEAUTIFUL morning!

BEAUTIFUL morning!

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I adored her hairdresser!

I adored her hairdresser!

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I'm pretty sure this moment is when I absolutely fell in love with wedding photography.

I’m pretty sure this moment is when I absolutely fell in love with wedding photography.

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The gorgeous bride!!

The gorgeous bride!!

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I am beyond excited, and feel so much more confident, going into my 2013 weddings after this incredible experience 🙂

 

❤ Linda

2013 Fitness Goals; Linda Barry Photography; Portland ME Photographer


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Everyone always makes a new year’s resolution, or many, as the end of each year comes to a close. Many people don’t stick to them, and many of them do! I try to set realistic goals for myself that I feel are important enough to me to keep me motivated to actually stick to them! Instead of making “resolutions” per se, I decided to create some fitness goals that I felt I could accomplish this year. Getting myself healthy is super important to me, and is a non-negotiable when it comes to starting a family in the future. If I don’t take care of myself, everything else will fall apart! Keeping a balanced life between relaxation, work, and play is something I totally strive for!

Here is my list of fitness goals for 2013!

#1. Do handstand push-ups

#2. Run from my apartment, to back bay, around back bay, and back home without stopping.

#3. Be able to climb a 5.10

#4. Be able to boulder a blue square at the Maine Rock Gym

#5. Have a six-pack 🙂

#6. Work out and do yoga, on a regular, frequent basis.

#7. Be able to squat 135 pounds.

#8. Bench press 80 pounds.

#9. Have awesome back muscles!

#10. Be able to run a 5k in under 30 minutes.

#11. Be able to do ten pull ups.

#12. Improve my running form to be more natural.

What are some of your goals for 2013?? Stay tuned for a post about some of my business goals for 2013!

Week #2- Asymmetrical; 52 Weeks of FUN; Linda Barry Photography

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This is my entry to this week’s theme: asymmetrical! I was thinking about how hard it is going to be to find something that I considered asymmetrical (even after my husband listed off a ton of things) while making my meal plan for the next week, when I looked up and noticed my lamp is asymmetrical!! 🙂 I was SO excited that I had finally found something! I just knew this had to be a black&white entry because it’s all just so shiny 🙂

For those who are following along, feel free to post your photos here, or on my facebook! I will be making blog posts periodically that have everyone’s photos who are participating!