Rose and Cam: Island Wedding (Vinalhaven, Maine)

Penobscot Bay is my old stomping grounds, and is an incredibly special place.  Back when I was a full time Captain with Outward Bound, I did laps around Vinalhaven island on every conceivable kind of boat possible, in all varieties of weather, and with a wide range of friends and students aboard.  Penobscot Bay is where we completed numerous adventures and started even more.

The happiness…

It’s not surprising then that I was completely thrilled to be back in The Fox Island Thoroughfare heading to Vinalhaven to shoot a wedding weekend.  The weather was perfect, the families were amazing, and more welcoming than we could have ever expected.

Getting ready for a bear hug… the best greeting ever!

Rose and Cam are incredible people and hosts.  Never before have I had a client RUN across a field (and I mean run) to bear hug me at our first meeting.  I soon discovered that Rose’s amazing energy and constant smile were gifts that she shared with everyone in her life.  Cam was equally sweet and happily took folks across the bay repeatedly throughout the weekend (thanks Cam for not running full speed to bear hug me… it’s ok, really).

Squeezing in for the 30+ buttons.

Holding back tears…

Rose came down the isle (foreground) and Cam teared up.  Very sweet.

It was wonderful to spend time with two people who so openly adore one another, their families and their friends.  Their home on Vinalhaven is a truly spectacular location, but this weekend, it’s beauty was certainly elevated by the love and respect displayed during this wedding celebration.  It truly was an honor to spend so much time with all of you!

Ceremony complete… they took some time on the dock to themselves.  Nice Flemish Coils whoever did that.  We appreciated it!

And some time on the porch…

Their hilarious and wonderful first dance.

Cam defies gravity…

Rose crowd surfing.


The merriment of the reception.

Notice that none of these feet are on the ground.  These guys danced so hard the floor shook.  We had to cut the cake early because of concerns that it would fall over (not joking).

The incredible fireworks display.  No injuries reported.

The whirling, spinning mass of family and friends beneath the tent.

Thank you so much for having us!  We loved meeting all of you and spending the weekend at your wonderful house.  There’s a mooring and a cold beer waiting for all of you the next time you sail through Harpswell!

Want to see more?  The complete photos are available here.


Catering:  Belle Fete (great job Lori).

Band:  Jenny Woodman Band

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  • August 28, 2008 - 2:24 pm

    estelle - The picture of the red barn and hammock takes the proverbial wedding cake! Makes me want to get married all over again (to the same man:)!ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2008 - 10:17 pm

    Anon - Beautiful couple and location, and so many smiles! Even the tears were obviously tears of joy…
    The pictures are gorgeous, and it looks like it was an amazing day!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2008 - 11:16 am

    Rose & Cam - Brian and Christine really captured the weekend for us perfectly. They may as well have been part of the family and are always welcome back!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2008 - 12:56 am

    Brian Kliewer - These are very nice. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. I’m doing some paintings of Vinalhaven and came across your blog via a search. Excellent photos.ReplyCancel

  • December 19, 2008 - 11:41 pm

    fefnerTrurl - Thak you for the newsReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2009 - 2:57 am

    Samantha - I feel inspired to drag out the camera nowReplyCancel

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