gwyneth colleen photography » portland, or wedding photographer

halida & jeff AKA "the maine event"

i am SUCH a lucky girl. i love what i do…and i get to meet great new people every week. granted, as a single girl it’s not really the best life strategy…ha!

i’m not sure if it’s ok to have favourites among clients, but…i do. halida and jeff are the cutest, most fun couple i think i’ve ever met. i’ve already gushed about them, but this is going to be one big post of virtual cotton candy.

they got married on june 16 at the inn at peak’s island in portland, me. the chic and organized liz @ cityside events kept everything running so smoothly. the entire day was perfect.

they started off w/ a chartered ferry ride around the harbour. they’re both from the midwest and had lots of out-of-town guests that loved the chance to see maine at its most charming.

(she was really peeking out the window…her room overlooked the ceremony site.)

my favourite thing about this image is halida’s face…she looks so happy and so, ‘yes, my friends. blow me kisses…i deserve them,’ (but in a completely non-bridezilla way, because she was the most laid-back bride i think i’ve ever encountered…and i’ve had some pretty relaxed brides!)

if i had a dollar for every photo i have of these two sharing a secret glance during the ceremony…i could probably fly to hawai’i.

i think this sums up halida perfectly.

she cares a lot about the environment, and asked for flowers that were both local and organic…

h&j with their WONDERFUL parents.

she did everything a little differently…rather than having a traditional bridal party, she had her girlfriends bring her flowers at the beginning of the ceremony to make up her entire bouquet.

the m-o-h…their friendship was so beautiful. at one point, she said, “i would do absolutely ANYTHING for halida, and i know she would for me, as well.”

the mother of the groom and her best friend. h&j’s family and friends were warm and welcoming…and after meeting them, it’s clear how they became the wonderful people that they are.

from their first dance. this is my favourite from the day.

h&j, i know i’ve told you this multiple times, but i’m SOOO glad it worked out for me to be a part of your day. i’d better stop while i’m ahead…this whole thing is way gushier than i like to be. 😛

(see the rest of my favourites here.)

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h&j23 July 2007 - 08:31

you rock!

Anonymous23 July 2007 - 09:25

i don’t know when you got most of your shots, gwyn. one of the things we didn’t want in a photographer was a pushy, anal-type who thought the photography was more important than the ceremony. halida was a beautiful bride and you somehow managed to capture not only her beauty, but her spirit as well. and you did it how? and when? we didn’t even know you were there most of the time. you’re the greatest! thank you! WE were the lucky ones! we almost didn’t get a photographer and we got you! you were the icing on the cupcake!! dhatic

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