Jackie and Jacob are not your average couple. Jackie hired me for a portrait session three years back, and we've always remained friends. She grew up playing along the coast of Spruce Head, graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, and has been working on boats overseas ever since. When she emailed to tell me she was engaged to a man she had been working alongside on a ship, I was ecstatic. Jacob is Louisiana born and bred, and the two are a sweet, perfect match despite their different geological backgrounds: warm, easy-going, and full of smiles. Their wedding is set in late July, and is full of everything a Maine wedding should: blueberry pies, a lobster bake rehearsal dinner, a giant tent overlooking the ocean, and boat rides.
We met in Rockland, ME this week on one of their last breaks before the wedding to sneak in engagement shoot. It was a gray and rainy afternoon, but these two are pure sunshine.