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!!

Jeff and Julia’s Nantucket Yacht Club wedding is currently featured in WellWed Cape & Islands Magazine!

We loved working with their sweet family and are thrilled to share it with you! Their garden-style wedding was held at the Nantucket Yacht Club overlooking the harbor and their reception, in the ballroom, glowed with candlelight that flickered throughout the room off the silver linens from Placesetters, Inc. and the mirrored vases full of lush blooms. Soirée Floral designed the florals for their big day with a palette in shades of whites and peach with a hint of green and pink. A pop of blue was threaded throughout their wedding with the soft shade of the girl’s bridesmaids dresses, on their menus and their table numbers, custom made by the design team at Soirée Floral.

Below is the feature from the magazine and a few of our favorite shots from their wedding. You can pick up a copy of the magazine at your local newsstand or order it online here.

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Vendors:

Floral & Event Design: Soirée Floral 

Photography: Brea McDonald Photography

Coordination: Nantucket Island Events

Venue: Nantucket Yacht Club

Event Rentals: Placesetters, Inc.

Entertainment: Sultans of Swing

Cake: Petticoat Row Bakery

Hair: Darya Salon

Makeup: Beauty By The Sea

What better way to get ourselves in the holiday spirit than to have a party?!  Kate Martin with Beautiful Days worked her magic yet again to bring some holiday cheer into the studio. It was so nice to see familiar faces of family and friends alike. With sweet treats, hot beverages, and a fun festive Photo Booth it sure was a good time had by all. Thank you again to all who came to make that evening a blast. We wish all of you best wishes in your holiday season and a happy New Year! We will see you all next year when we open our office back up on Monday January 5th 2015!

 

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It’s not everyday that you get to photograph a wedding in a green house. But engaged couples should take notice! This intimate celebration couldn’t have been cozier, nestled in the green house at Pumpkin Pond Farm on Nantucket. Tory and Chris took a fresh approach to their wedding day and focused on top notch food, hand picked wine and filled the space with close family and friends. Chef Brie prepared course after course of amazing dishes (inspired by some of the couples favorites from local restaurants) and capped it off with a family style serving of fall classics. She even utilized the fresh herbs found on the farm for her dishes! They got serious about the cocktail menu too with featured drinks from their island favorites Dune and Lola 41, as well as an aged barrel of Negroni’s that they made with the groomsmen a few month before the wedding! What an experience for their guests!

We LOVE it when our couples infuse their own personal style and taste into their wedding day and Tory and Chris surely treated their family and friends to a celebration that felt true to who they are. Congratulations to you both and we hope to see you soon sipping an Ivy’s Poison at Dune.

Ceremony/Reception Location: Pumpkin Pond Farm

Chef: Brie Osga

Wedding Planner: Jimmy Jaksic

Floral: Amy Pallenberg

Linens: BBJ Linen

Hair & Make-up: Darya’s Salon

Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar

Paper Products: Whimsy B Designs

Brides Dress: Tara LaTour 

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