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!!

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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I was really excited to photograph Melanie & Derek’s wedding at the Mountain House in Newry. Not only was the location spectacular, but the DIY design elements were amazing as well. Melanie and her mom put a lot of thought and time into the concept and décor. Handmade wooden flower boxes and mini terrariums decorated the tables as centerpieces. Guests found their tables with individual potted succulent plants that they could also take home with them. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect with Sunday River Mountain in the backdrop and a covered bridge down the road. I know that Melanie and Derek had been looking forward to this day for a long time, and it was most definitely worth the wait!

Photographers: Heidi and Michelle

Venue: Mountain House on Sunday River

Catering: Churchill Catered Events

Tent & Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals

Florist: Snell Family Farm

Hair: Lindsay Crosby of Harper Method Hair

Make-up: Lindsey Green

Dj: DJ Jon

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I have been looking forward to Lauren and Cory’s Nantucket wedding for months! I was able to meet them about a year ago at Lauren’s family home in Maine for an engagement session with their super star dog Fletcher. Having a Maine-Nantucket connection with these two and their families I just KNEW this was going to be a great group and an unforgettable event.

I don’t know about other photographers, but I don’t ordinarily get teary at weddings while I am shooting. This ceremony was an exception to that. When Cory saw Lauren for the first time walking down that aisle everyone present shed a tear. The excitement, emotion and happiness filled that space and warmed us all up. It was pretty special.

Lauren… you’re on the blog girl!!! I wish you both all the best in the years ahead and hope to see you both on and off the island. Belly rubs to Fletcher!

Catering: Nantucket Catering Company

Tent Company: Nantucket Tents

Wedding Planner: Nantucket Island Events

Floral: Flowers on Chestnut

Linens: BBJ Linen

Hair & Make-up: RJ Miller Salon

Bride’s Dress: Jim Hjelm Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Coren Moore

Groom’s Attire: Blank Label

Cake: Jodi’s Cakes

Band: Downtown Fever

Paper Products: The Original Pear

 

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  • Amazing Brea! Per usual, incredible emotion, amazing beach shots, details, love, it’s all there :)