Hanna + Collin's Cow Island Wedding

July 2022

Portland Maine Waterfront Wedding

Hanna & Collin had an incredible wedding day full of adventure and love on Cow Island in Portland Harbor. I was with them for about 11 hours to cover it and I have SOOO many favourite photos, its impossible to write a blog post with only a few images. I've done my best to keep this concise but it feels like so many moments that I'm leaving out.


Take a look at their engagement photos here.


Vendor Team:

Hair and Makeup: Hair Ect. Portland

Venue: Cow Island Rippleffect

Planner: The Maine Event Planning Co.

Florist: Geraniums Red, Delphiniums Blue

Cake: Prairie Baking CO

Band: Captain Ray & crew

Bar: Full Pour Bar Catering

Photographer: Elizabeth Ivy Photography



Canopy Hotel Getting Ready photos

Hanna & Collin got ready along with their wedding party at the Canopy Hotel in the Old Port. These two are incredibly considerate people and I felt like most of my coverage during this time was Hanna & Collin giving gifts and enjoying every moment with their loved ones.

Once I photographed the ladies I joined the men and we headed to the roof for some classic groomsman shots.


Groomsmen getting ready Portland maine


They boys shared a toast in the car as we headed to Sail Maine for the first look and our boat over to Cow Island.

At Sail Maine Hanna & Collin shared an emotional first look. I'm told Collin is NOT someone who cries, but seeing his gorgeous bride-to-be brought on the water works.






Rippleeffect Wedding

Once the guests had all arrived we were ready to depart Sail Maine and head for Cow Island.



Sail Maine and Cow Island wedding Venue

Cow Island Portland Maine Wedding

Hanna had the brilliant idea to clean up her dress before the ceremony by using toothbrushes so her bridesmaids gathered around to get the dress ready. It also made for some pretty cute photos.


Their dog was also a star of the day. I love this photo of them.

Bride and Groom with Dog in Portland Maine

Walking down the Aisle on Cow Island

Hanna's father conducted the ceremony and her mother walked her down the aisle.

We had a spectacular blue bird day.

Waterfront Wedding in Portland Harbor

Maine Jewish Wedding


Ceremony on Cow Island in Portland Harbor

First Kiss and Husband and Wife on Cow Island

Cow Island Wedding Ceremony Location

Love this shot of the parents of the bride and groom celebrating.

Family celebrates  wedding

Opps! During the stomping of the Chuppah Glass, Hanna injured her foot. She was an amazingly good sport though and kept her foot elevated in between the fun. She didn't let it slow her down and she still danced the night away and zipped lined.

Check out that beautiful view.

Cow Island Portraits


Wedding Portraits in the birch trees of cow island

romantic wedding photography on cow island in Portland maine


Bride and Groom both took a turn at zip lining! So much fun!

After Cocktail hour, guests headed across the island to the tents for the reception.


Wedding Reception tents on Cow Island Maine


Bridesmaid toast at maine island wedding

Maine Island Wedding


Wedding Thats on Maine Island in Portland Harbor



 Captain Ray & crew play a wedding on Cow Island in Portland Maine

First Dances:

They had an amazing first dance together choreographed and executed beautifully. It was so much fun!

Then the dance floor opened up!




Cow Island Maine Wedding Reception

We ended the evening with golden hour portraits. <3



Oceanside Wedding Portraits on Cow Island Maine

Just married matching jackets at sunset

Wow,Wow Wow. An epic day. Mazal tov!



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