married: Jess and Mark’s Portland, Maine wedding

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

I left my Green Mountains for the coast of Portland, Maine this weekend to photograph a dear old friend’s wedding.  Mark and I worked together at the Burlington Free Press and when he designed my beautiful photography website a few years ago it was decided that WHEN, not if, but when the day came that he proposed to adorable Jess I’d head up the coast to photograph their big day.  Done deal. When I got the phone call last year from Mark announcing the engagement I was thrilled.

Mark has always been a wonderfully talented and sharp individual.  We’ve all missed him at the Free Press but I’m glad to see him wildly succeeding at his new life in Maine.  I had only heard stories about Jess, all good of course, so here we were meeting for the first time with a stunning wedding dress in between us.

Off we go to the wedding!  But first, let’s back up a second…

 

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

Beautiful First Parish Church provided the backdrop for this moment.  An elegant, personal ceremony.

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

 

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

 

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

 

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

 

As tradition the newlyweds ring the bell at the end of their ceremony.  Mark mustered all of his strength hopping up and down on the bell’s rope.

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

 

First Parish Church Portland, Maine wedding

 

Fort Williams Park Portland Headlight Maine wedding

 

Fort Williams Park Portland Headlight Maine wedding

 

Fort Williams Park Portland Headlight Maine wedding

 

Fort Williams Park Portland Headlight Maine wedding

 

Fort Williams Park Portland Headlight Maine wedding

 

Happy father of the bride!

Mariner's Church Banquet Center wedding

 

Mariner's Church Banquet Center wedding

 

Mariner's Church Banquet Center wedding

 

Mariner's Church Banquet Center wedding

 

Congratulations you two!  All the best and may you have many, many more days as wonderful as this one.

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  • Mark Gould

    Thank you for your amazing work photographing our wedding! The personal moments of raw emotion that you creatively capture are truly amazing, particularly given your unobtrusive style. I can’t tell you how many people came up to me at the wedding and said how much they appreciated your style and demeanor as a photographer. Wait until they see these photos!

    If anyone is looking for a wedding photographer in Vermont, look no further than Emily McManamy. And, if you aren’t fortunate enough to live in the Green Mountain State, pay Emily the big bucks to travel and shoot your wedding. You won’t regret it; she’s THAT good.

    • emilymcmanamy

      You’re too kind, Mark. Thank you! It was an honor to share such a special day with your family and friends. Enjoy the photos and share the memories! All the best – Emily.