North Haven Maine. Couples photo session on the beach.

Post on February 10, 2019 by Marla Rutherford

Categories - beach, engagement, fashion, Golden, Los Angeles, Maine, photographer, photography, Portraits, sunset, Uncategorized, Wedding

This photo session took place in North Haven, a tiny island off the coast of Maine. You’ve probably never heard of it for it’s home to only 2000 people in the summer and 400 all year round. A beautiful place to see, but it feels like you’re traveling to Narnia.  I had to take a big plane, then a smaller plane, a rental car and then a ferry to get there. After almost 15 hours I still couldn’t believe I was STILL in the USA.

I traveled here because this is where my dear friend  from LA decided to have her wedding. I mean of course, why not? Only a LA producer like her could pull off  a stunt like this where practically everything for the wedding had to be brought in by ferry. Abby spent her summers here as a child and wanted to share this special place with her close friends and family. So a group of us rented a house there for a week and helped her prepare. After just a few hours I realized why she and her fiancee Eric were willing to go through this production on a remote island. North Haven was truly magical.

A few days before the wedding we had a couples’ photo session on “God’s Beach”.  A secret hideaway where Abby shot her NYU film and also where Eric proposed to her. Mostly shooting in Colorado I never have sessions by the ocean, but I’m a fan now. The sunset seemed to last forever (vs in Colorado where the sun tucks behind a mountain after a minute) and the light bounced off the water creating this beautiful ephemeral backdrop.

The week was a blast and I’m so happy for these two who are crazy talented forces with both brains and beauty. That power house couple you meet every once in a while and either want to BE them or you just need to be around them! Thanks for inviting me to be part of such a special place with wonderful people AND experiencing the best scallops and lobster in the world.

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