Brea here to welcome you to our blog!

We are a boutique wedding and portrait studio with a year round office in York, Maine and a seasonal location on Nantucket Island.

Our blog is a great place to keep up to date on our recent Nantucket Weddings, Maine Weddings, Beach Portaits and everything in between. Be sure to leave us a comment on our blog posts and add us to your RSS feed or bookmark bar!

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Hiring us as your wedding photographer is a big decision. We think it’s so important that you feel comfortable with the wedding photographer you choose to capture these intimate life moments! With work, travel, school and just life in general getting in the way of all of our couples meeting up in person I asked my dear friend and talented colleague Meg Simone to put together a film that would share a bit about our style for those interested in learning more about our work! It’s short and sweet and shows off all the amazing parts of New England that we LOVE to photograph.

Wedding and Portrait Photographer Serving all of New England – Brea McDonald Photography from meg simone on Vimeo.

  • Stacey says:

    Just finally got a chance to peek at this and I LOVE IT!!! There’s nothing better than being a New England gal :-) The bike scenes are my fav! Great job to Meg too! XO

  • Thanks Stacey :) I think the bike shots are my favorite too :) Brea’s personality and laughter is contagious. Hard not to have a good time :)

  • so cute Brea!!! Only part I would cut out…Nikon!…haha. Love it!!

  • Marilyn says:

    Love the video. Having met Brea just twice, it appears that Meg has captured her spirit and passion for New England and photography. York, Maine is fortunate in that she has chosen this town as her home. Keep up the good work, Brea and Heidi. Brea, are you able to solve murder mysteries while on your bike? (Murder, she wrote…may be before your time)….Marilyn

  • patricia says:

    so perfect!!! makes me want you to photograph my wedding someday!!

Here at the studio, we can’t believe April is more than half way over! This means, we’re closer to summer, weddings and family portraits, but it also means that school’s almost out! We’ve started booking summer senior portrait sessions for Maine and Nantucket, isn’t it time you book yours? Booking us for your senior portrait session is fun and very different than the more traditional and posed options most high schools offer. We love on location photography – the beach, a park, the forest, your favorite place – it’s what makes your portrait your own! We’ve also been pinning some examples of our work on our senior portraits on our Pinterest board and we also have a whole board dedicated to Senior Portrait Style in case you can’t decide what to wear! (It can be tough sometimes!) So if you’ve booked your Nantucket family vacation or your coastal Maine summer vacation, give us a call or drop us a line and let’s schedule your summer senior session!

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Learning never ends. For me when it comes to staying inspired, being on top of the best technology, knowing what products to offer my clients and fine tuning my shooting skill set I look to conferences and workshops. I prefer a smaller more intimate setting and in the past couple of years I have searched for those that offer a fresh approach to the standard hotel ballroom base camp. When I found Field Trip I knew this was just the place for me! Of course I was a bit nervous about having to apply to go to this intimate adventure in learning … would they even accept me to attend?!? How elite is this group?!? What am I getting into?!?! But all those nerves faded away and I was quickly registered and bunking with my pal Meg Simone. (phew!)

I left cold and snow covered New England for Santa Barbara and the El Capitan Campground. Now, this is not a New England style campground. In fact, I have a hard time even calling it a campground! (the Real Housewives stayed here!!) Adorable yurts, platform tents and cabins dotted the hills near the California coast at this “campground”. I had hopes of sunshine on my face as I sat in a field learning. But, it rained. Hard. Really hard. Except for the last night and the morning we left, I ran from tent to cabin to cabin to yurt in my L.L. Bean boots! But looking past all the rain this trip and conference was pure magic. I learned a lot. I opened my eyes to new ideas. And I met some really talented, smart and fun people. A worthwhile trip in my book, rain or no rain.

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If you haven’t been reading Matchbook’s monthly online magazine – here’s an excuse to start getting them delivered to your inbox! Based in New York City, Matchbook Magazine is “a field guide to a charmed life,” and they keep their word. Matchbook is all about inspiring women – in business and in life. A big part of what they do is feature successful women in business, from fashion to home design to stationery – like this month’s cover story, Kacy Lubell the creator and designer of Letters Lubell!

Aside from the cover stories, our favorite monthly features include their “10 Things You Didn’t Know” which gives you an inside look at some of the most iconic people and celebrities of our time, the “Just Married” section (of course!), and their team’s style boards. This month we can’t help but dream of Nantucket beach days wearing pieces from Katie Armour’s (Co-Founder of Matchbook) Bohemian Rhapsody board.

In their April issue, online now, our sweet bride and groom are featured in the “Just Married” section! Their intimate wedding took place dockside at the White Elephant Hotel this past May. Soirée Floral designed their florals for the day, drawing from soft seaside colors with pops of purple to complete their look.

We’re so honored to be featured in one of our favorite online magazines – we hope we’ve added Matchbook to your list of favorites, too!

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