Lauren & CJay: Union Bluff Hotel Wedding


Lauren and Cjay's York Beach Wedding

Lauren & CJay's wedding fell a bit outside of my niche of small-scale, intimate weddings BUT when I met them I knew right away that they embodied the values that led me to wedding photography. Their relaxed spirits and genuine warmth made their large soiree feel as connected as personal as any smaller one.


Join me for a look at their gorgeous November evening along the shore in York, Maine.


Vender Team:

Venue: Union Bluff Hotel

Hair & Makeup: KIMI DUNCAN MAKEUP & The Studio

Flowers: Beautifully Brightened Flowers

Music: Business Time

Cake: Cakes by Alexa Marie



The Union Bluff is a really wonderful venue for a wedding. Not only do they have a huge banquet hall overlooking the ocean and outdoor ceremony location, they have beautiful suites for guests and getting ready.


Guys getting ready at Maine wedding

Clay and his guys were downstairs getting ready together, pal-ing around and trying to figure out the trick to tying their ties just right. They looked pretty darn sharp.





Meanwhile the ladies where sharing easy laughs upstairs in a suite while they sipped champagne and had their hair and makeup done.



Sunny day with bride getting ready at the Union Bluff Hotel in York Maine

This glow followed them all day long. It was such an perfect day.



The couple opted for a first look so that they could share a quiet moment together and then get their portraits finished before the ceremony and reception. They wanted to be fully present for their party and celebrate with their fiends and family.



Winter Wedding day at York Beach Maine

The Bride and Groom Share a first look at the Union Bluff Hotel in York Maine

For their portrait session we focused on capturing genuine emotion, natural movement and connection that would look and feel authentic to their relationship.

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The union Bluff Meeting house in York Maine

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OMG, that glow. Look how stunning they look.


Groom photo at Union Bluff Hotel in York Maine

We captured family group photos and bridal portraits next.

York Maine Wedding at York Beach


The ceremony was held on the lawn of the Union Bluff. It was a bit chilly in November but there wasn't a cloud in the sky and folks cuddled up close to keep warm. All in all, we felt pretty blessed for such a cozy evening so late in the season.



Not too many dry eyes left after they finished their vows. It was clear that these two chose to surround themselves with family and friends who deeply love and care for them.

Wedding at York Beach Maine Union Bluff Hotel Venue





With the vows and rings exchanged, it was time to party. They sure knew how to make an entrance!


Wedding Reception at Union Bluff Meeting House in York Maine

Their first dance was both playful and romantic.

Reception Venue in York Maine

The parent dances get me more and more these days. They're a sweet way to honour the parents who loved us first.


Mother son dance in York maine

Lauren & CJay were properly toasted with several speeches that brought guests to laughter and tears.




Including this hilarious moment where Lauren was given a pauncho to help keep her dress clean. A playful nod to past moments where she may not have been quite so graceful. I have no idea idea what that's like! ;)




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The live band, Business time, kept guests on the dance floor with classic tunes.


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Lastly, we stepped outside at sunset to catch a few shots under our famous cotton candy skies.

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Congratulations Lauren & CJay, I am forever honoured to have been the one to capture your day.



As a Maine Wedding Photographer specializing in intimate weddings, elopements, minamonies, and micro-weddings across the State of Maine, I'm here to document your wedding day in an unobtrusive, heartfelt way to maximize your ability to say present while capturing authentic, natural moments. Get in touch to discuss your plans, space is limited. Contact Me Learn More