Family Portraits on Drakes Island, Maine

Family Portraits on Drakes Island, Maine

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored as I was kindly sent complimentary products featured in this post in exchange for featuring them – all are mentioned in the credits at the bottom of this post and designated with “c/o.” Photography services were provided in exchange for advertising services on CBB. All editorial and opinions are my own.

We’ve come to love taking little weekends and day trips up to Maine and I’m so glad we were able to schedule a family portrait session on Drakes Island to capture our love affair with both the state and our little W, who just grows by leaps and bounds every single day. The weather had been really up and down leading up to our shoot and when rain was called for the evening of our shoot, I started to worry but Brea, our wonderful photographer, reassured me and easily re-scheduled for the prior evening. And it worked out beautifully as the weather was crisp with a light breeze. If you’d like to see our outfit details, I wrote a previous post about them as well as some alternatives . / Photography by Brea McDonald Photography.

I’ve admired Brea’s photography for many years (from the real weddings she’s submitted to CBB) so it was great to be able to meet her and work with her in person. She has such an eye for framing shots and my husband and I loved looking through our full gallery – there are so many precious shots that we will forever treasure.

I had two looks chosen for W but decided to change gears at the last minute and instead dressed him in his birthday jonjon that my mom lovingly hand-sewed and smocked. I’m really glad because this outfit feels so much more special and personal.

Credits: Sleeveless Seersucker Ruffle Popover Dress (c/o Haley and the Hound) | West Hampton Sandals in Platinum (c/o Jack Rogers) | Cashmere poncho (c/o Warm Magic) | Trinidad bracelet (old, c/o Julie Aylward) | Snowbird ribbon belt (c/o F.H. Wadsworth)