Emily’s Portraits in Bangor Maine

It’s been a long time since I’ve created portraits in Bangor, Maine. That seems a little strange since I only live fifteen minutes away, but our work tends to take us elsewhere in Maine and New England. I don’t know if it was the fact that Covid had limited my ability to get out and create photos that we had finally made it out of winter. I needed some Spring vibes in my life or a combination of both, but one day, while passing this massive patch of forsythia trees for the fifth or sixth time, I thought, I’m going to do a creative shoot there just for me.

I wanted to push myself and work with the vibrancy of the trees in the full morning sun. Usually, that combo is not a favorite amongst photographers, but since this shoot was just for me, I thought, what the heck? Immediately Emily came to mind. She had always been fantastic to photograph, so I reached out. Of course, Emily said yes immediately because Emily is the best. P.S. She made the BEST masks for us last year. Seriously, they were our favorites, and it made me so happy knowing she had sewn them for us.

I told Emily to show up in something bright, and we’d see what happened. Haha! This area isn’t particularly great for photos— somewhat busy streets, a church, and many houses and apartments. As a result, we received some strange looks from passersby.

Seeing what I could create in a small area with full sun and a single backdrop was so fun. Emily was a dream in front of the camera, and I can’t wait for our next shoot together, whenever possible.

So, here are some of my favorite portraits of Emily we created together. Enjoy!

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