Jardin du Luxembourg Anniversary Photos

Is there anything more romantic than Paris? Arguably it doesn’t get any better than photographing a couple in love on film in Paris.  We ended up photographing at the gorgeous Luxembourg Gardens. Paris was still sleeping when we arrived at the gardens, and the only people out and about were runners making loops through the […]

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January 21, 2017

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Destination Wedding Photographer Best of 2016

2016 wasn’t a bad year.  I see all of these posts about being so glad 2016 is over, but I am thankful for 2016.  2016 was the year I finally found myself again….no one died, no one broke my heart, it was just a nice uneventful year.  It has been a year of rebuilding who […]

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January 12, 2017

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2017 Style and Decor Wedding Ideas

I love this time of year–so many people get engaged and there are so many wedding dreams to make come true in 2017!  It is really fun each year to be a part of capturing all the ideas, personalization, and decor that comes from photographing a wedding.  Weddings should be designed to represent your personalities. […]

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December 24, 2016

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Fall New England Wedding

What a pleasure it was to have the maid of honor be a previous bride–and then some of the guests being previous clients as well.  Bethany and Tom got the perfect day for their Fall New England Wedding.  Peak foliage weekend….the reds and oranges were amazing in Bethel, Maine.  These two are like Barbie and […]

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October 18, 2016

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2016 Maine Wedding Trends and Ideas

2016 Maine Wedding trends and ideas are often classic and come from local inspirations.  While Maine tends to lend itself to some classic wedding trends that never go out of style it does still have people getting married from all parts of the country who bring with them more/new wedding trends.  In this post I […]

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January 18, 2016

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Maine Wedding Ideas || Maine Food

This is the second blog in my Maine wedding ideas series.  Maine food is defiantly a place where you can find inspiration for your Maine wedding.  It can inspire your decor and certainly make for a delicious experience for your guests.  Maine has taken the country by storm with their delicious foods and the locally […]

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January 13, 2016

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Maine Wedding Ideas || Maine Products

This is my third blog post in the Maine Wedding Ideas series.  This one is based around Maine products. There are so many awesome Maine based items that guests would love to see, get, have, or use.  Maine based products can inspire decor, ambiance, schedule etc.   They are also excellent for filling gift bags […]

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January 9, 2016

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Maine Wedding Ideas || Maine Inspired Wedding Decor

This is the first in a series of blogs about Maine wedding ideas.  In this blog I am talking about using Maine to inspire what your wedding looks like.  Maine is full of beautiful lands and eclectic people that can inspire what your wedding looks like to your guests.  That will give the guests a […]

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January 4, 2016

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Best Maine Wedding Photos 2015

Every year I have to pinch myself as I am incredibly lucky to be a full time wedding photographer in the beautiful state of Maine.  I photographed 25 weddings this year, my associate photographed another 5, and my team shot 10 wedding videos.  The weddings took me all over Maine, New England, and this year […]

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December 31, 2015

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Maine Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Lindsey Green || Vendor Tour

Lindsey Green makes magic with wedding hair.  She is amazing at updo’s and rocks the wedding makeup too.  I have worked with Lindsey many times–I know she is dependable, fun, talented and will make you look perfect for your wedding.  She is also a blast to be around–and provides you with that relaxed feeling you […]

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January 6, 2015

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Fire and Co. Vendor Tour || Maine Wedding Food Truck

I have worked with Fire and Co. an awesome Maine food truck several times this year.  Let me tell you not only is the pizza bomb but Ryan is fabulous.  If you have the opportunity to hire Ryan for catering your wedding do it!  He is a pleasure to work with, wonderful food, fun atmosphere, […]

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January 5, 2015

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Perseverance || Professional Photography

Running a business is hard.  Sometimes you just want to quit.  For whatever reason everything is overwhelming and you’re exhausted and you just want to throw in the towel and give up.  Everyone else is more successful, everyone else is better….feels like the world is stacked against you.  I have these moments.  Nothing like a […]

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August 18, 2014

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Laudholm Farm Wedding || Wells, Maine Wedding Photographers

I have been excited about Lacey’s wedding since last year when I met her.  Our correspondence since proved what a sweet and intelligent woman she is and I became more and more excited to meet her funny other half Steven.  They did not disappoint.  Their quirky, smart, happy personalities are the perfect match.  We had […]

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June 26, 2014

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Barn at Walnut Hill Wedding || Maine Wedding Photographer

As I pulled up to the venue my bride was out enjoying a walk around the Barn at Walnut Hill grounds with her at the time soon to be husband–the birds were chirping, the air fresh, and the weather absolutely beautiful.  This was their day–and they are perfect for each other.  When Alex came into […]

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June 20, 2013

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Maine Wedding Photographer: Volume III

I love….when Oliver (the cat in the picture) sits like that it makes me laugh I am excited about….working with a wedding planner on my next stylized shoot I am enjoying….the sunshine I am shopping for….fruits I think mango is my favorite I am obsessed with….guacomole grilled cheese sandwiches I am interested….in going to a […]

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May 17, 2013

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Maine Wedding Photographer: Volume II

This is just a fun post I get to write every week or so….quick read that may at some point make people laugh 🙂  The image is of a DIY pinwheel cake topper. I love….my roommates cats I am excited about….Sundays wedding! I am enjoying….redecorating my office I am shopping for….a loveseat I am obsessed […]

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April 24, 2013

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Maine Wedding Photographer: Volume 1

Time just flies by each day!  I sit down in the office and before I know it its time for lunch!  Then after lunch I get nothing done–typical office job right?  I am thinking about beginning a new blog trend here that is just a weekly wrap up 🙂 I am wrapping…..up a calendar project […]

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April 15, 2013

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Blogging, Traveling, and More: Maine Wedding Photographer

Hello!  I want to take a moment to talk about some changes in my business and on my blog 🙂  I launched my website www.kivalophotography.com so that I could use my blog as more of a photo journal as well as a place to talk about the wedding industry.  I didn’t want people to get […]

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March 6, 2013

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