Alexandra Daley-Clark Photography » Professional Maine wedding photography, portrait photography and editorial photography.

Hello, and welcome to the home of Alexandra Daley-Clark Photography. bringing classic Maine wedding, portrait and event photography to the world.

I am a professional photographer based in Lyman, Maine (just a wee-bit south of Portland). I specialize in unobtrusive wedding photojournalism and on-location lifestyle and portrait photography. On this site, you can see some of my latest work, find out more about me and my adventures, learn how I do what I do, and look at some of my favorite photos in the Galleries. If you’re newly engaged (congrats!), and looking for a wedding photographer, the Galleries and Pricing sections are the best places to start.

So, please make yourself at home, enjoy the images, leave a note, and if you want contact me or email: alexdaleyclark@gmail.com
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Kristin and Kyle didn’t really want snow in their engagement photos, but we got a foot of it the day before their shoot! Regardless, we soldiered on and actually ended up with a pretty perfect evening for their session.  One thing that they did want in some photos were their adorable dogs, Baxter and Wallace. Baxter and Wallace did not get that memo though and weren’t terribly interested in behaving for the camera. They sure are cute though!

Thanks to the warm day after the storm Portland’s Old Port was almost free of snow by the time we met, so it didn’t end up looking like a winter wonderland afterall. We strolled down the waterfront and ended up at Portland Lobster Company where Kristin and Kyle had their first date, thanks to all the puddles we were able to make some cool reflection shots throughout town. It is that perfect time of year in Portland, warm-ish, yet quiet since the tourists haven’t arrived. If only it stayed this way!

Thanks for an awesome shoot you two, see you again this fall!

 

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If you live in Maine you know that this winter has been quite trying. Lots of snow, big storms, and just when we thought spring was coming, boom! another storm was bearing down on us. Sara and Josh were only going to be in Maine for a few days to wrap up their wedding details, so we really needed to get their engagement shoot in. Mother Nature was kind enough to give us a tiny window on Fridaay in which to get it done, and I’m so glad we did! Just after their shoot was done the snow started to fall and didn’t let up for a full 24 hours, in our area we got at least a foot. Spring please show your face, mercy!

These two were a dream to photograph though, so fun and in love. We shot in Brunswick, which was a new shooting location for me, so we spent almost two hours wandering around looking for fun locations and backdrops. I’ve always loved this town, so it was fun to explore it a bit more. It was chilly, but we made the best of it for sure. Their wedding is going to be at Harborview at Jones Landing on Peaks Island this coming August, I can assure you it will be much, much warmer!

 

 

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Winter engagement shoots are becoming more popular, and I’m loving them! Portsmouth, New Hampshire with its old world feel, is a great location for e-sessions regardless of the weather, but it really shines in the quiet of winter. I just love that town; the old homes the open right onto the streets, the colorfully painted businesses, the brick and weathered clapboards, and don’t forget the bridges and water.  So classic New England, and so perfect for Kara and Dan who will be getting married in New Hampshire later this year.

Kara and Dan’s  engagement shoot was really special. When editing the photos I just couldn’t get over how they look at each other. Everyone should be so lucky to find someone who looks at them ‘that way’. Such love and adoration, but easy and relaxed at the same time. They claimed to not like being in front of the camera, but they were both great subjects! We kept moving because it was cold, and we made a nice circuit around town hitting all the iconic spots.

Also, I must give a big thank you Mother Nature for the most perfect dusting of snow, and little peeks of sunlight for this cold, yet fun winter engagement shoot. The temperature plummeted from just around freezing to single digits just hours after our shoot. I like shooting in winter, but not when I can’t feel my fingers!

Thanks for making the trip up to New Hampshire Kara and Dan, see you again when the grass is green again!

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It is the quiet season here, but also the time of year for engagements, and engagement shoots! I was so happy to hear that Sarah and Travis would be visiting Maine for the holidays, since they live down south, and I hate to miss the opportunity for an engagement session.

Thanks to Maine’s typically unpredictable winter weather, we had to squeeze their shoot in just a day before Christmas eve. In the end though,  it was a perfect morning to explore Kennebunkport; super quiet and the passing storm left bluebird skies. We even had a Patrick Dempsey sighting, but we weren’t able to get him in a shot!

Their ‘North meets South’ wedding will be taking place in Kennebunkport next spring, so we stopped by the church where they’ll say their vows for some photos before heading down to the Cape Porpoise for a few last shots. It was quite a bit chillier right on the water, but these two didn’t seem to mind. Such a sweet and easy-going couple I’m sure that their wedding day will be loads of fun.

If you were engaged over the holidays I’d love to hear from you, I still have some prime Saturdays open for 2017.

Thanks again Sarah and Travis, see you when its a bit warmer!

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I finished up the memorable 2016 wedding season with Cara and Andrew’s elegant late-fall wedding and reception at Grace Restaurant in Portland. Situated in the middle of the city, in a converted church, Grace is, in my opinion, Portland’s most impressive and sophisticated wedding venue.

For Cara and Andrew food, family, and fun were high on their wedding priority list, followed closely by The Beastie Boys, a favorite of Andrew’s for the playlist!

Now, it is no secret that I’ve been to A LOT of weddings over the years, so not too much takes me by surprise, but their ceremony did. Instead of asking their friends and family to sing hymns, Cara and Andrew invited everyone to join together in a jubilant rendition of ‘Lean on Me’. Seeing everyone’s joy, with arms wrapped around their neighbors brought a huge smile to my face. It was clearly a great idea!

“Lean on me, when you’re not strong, And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on, For it won’t be long, ‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on. You just call on me brother, when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on, I just might have a problem that you’ll understand, We all need somebody to lean on”

The amount of decadent food was simply staggering, Grace is known for their chefs, and it showed. Instead of a traditional sit-down dinner, food was passed throughout the night, and found on stations around the main bar area. I highly doubt anyone went home hungry, there was something for everyone. Thanks to DJ Joe from Dionne Entertainment, it seemed that most of it was danced off throughout the night anyways.

Congratulations Cara and Andrew, such a lovely way to wrap up the season! Happy Holidays everyone!

 


Ceremony and Reception: Grace Restaurant  –  Hair and Make up: Head Games Salon  –  DJ: Joe from Dionne Entertainment  –  Desserts: Grace

Flowers:  Emily Carter Floral Design  –  Gown: Andrea’s Bridal  –  Officiant: Marty Harshman (friend)  –  Second: Ed


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What can I say Kelsey and Miller, other than your wedding blog post doesn’t really need any words, it speaks for itself. Such beauty and love, and peak fall foliage! What a way to wrap up a VERY busy autumn wedding run.

From beginning to end, this wedding was pretty much perfect. Great location, flawless weather, fun friends, and a beautiful couple. One thing I really did adore were the vintage touches that Kelsey incorporated into her wedding day. Her jewelry and mink stole, the mirrored perfume tray and more. As a couple they looked like they could have stepped out a an old Hollywood film; both embodied timeless glamour and style.

One thing they both also embody is love of family, and that was so evident! For the father/daughter dance Kelsey and her dad danced to an old recording that her late grandmother made of the song ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’. Before their dance Kelsey shared the story of how it came to be, in her words: “My father and Uncle were cleaning out my grandmother’s home after she passed away they found a box with an old record in it. They decided to find out what was on it so they played it. Upon playing it they found that it was a recording of my grandmother singing Daddy’s little girl. My sister and I have played it at our weddings now. We were very close with our grandmother so it’s a nice way to commemorate/incorporate her memory in our special event.” It goes without saying that after hearing the old crackly record play, and grandma’s voice singing, that there weren’t many dry eyes in the room.

Thanks again Kelsey and Miller, may you have continued happiness in the years ahead!


Church: St. John’s Catholic Church  –  Reception Venue: Lucerne Inn  –  Officiant: Father Morin  –  Band: Jim Ciampi Band

Hair: Scissor Excitement  –  Ceremony Music: Kevin Birch – Organist, Melissa Stevens – Vocals  –  Baker: Cake Concoctions

Florist: Newland Floral Design  –  Lighting: DIY Uplighting  –  Second: Peter


 

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