Maine Family Vacation Photos
This was a very special assignment. We have been photographing this family since Vanessa and Sean’s Mexico wedding in 2011. Then came a family session at their home in Washington D.C. with their first son, Logan. Then another family session with them as a family of four, with son Cruz. This year was Vanessa and Sean’s 10-year anniversary. It was also the last summer they would be spending in a house in Maine that Vanessa’s family has vacationed at for more than 30 years.
When Sean wrote us asking if there’s any chance we could come to Wells, Maine, to document this very special last summer for the family, we jumped at the opportunity. The owners of the home are selling it, and it’s expected that the new owners will tear down and rebuild. The owners are friends with Vanessa’s family. Vanessa’s family was the only one allowed to rent from the owners, as it was primarily a private home.
Decades of Memories
This extended family has made so many memories here over the three decades they’ve vacationed in this very special home. They have their routines and traditions – beach time, ice-cream outings, mini-golf, afternoon cocktails, charades. They love the house and know all of its nooks and crannies. Vanessa and Sean wanted photographs that represent their time there in a natural, authentic way – real moments, slices of life, all those actions and exchanges that brought so much happiness through the years.
They will probably find a new place for the family to gather in the future. But the memories of 30 summers will always be anchored to that special house in Maine, a house that may not even exist much longer. But it’s the bonds they developed as a family that will only continue to grow. And those will move along with them wherever they go.