A Barn @ Primo Wedding – Kristy & Ben

Kristy and Ben were married at the Barn @ Primo in Rockland, Maine on what started as an overcast July day. I met up with Kristy as she was getting ready for the wedding at the Samoset in Rockport. It was one of the more exciting getting ready sessions that I have ever had, but not out of choice. I literally had just said hello when the fire alarms when off. Everyone in the resort headed outside to wait. Not ideal for wedding prep. As it turned out, a sprinkler had been set off by another wedding party and was flooding the floor above us. Once the all clear was given by the fire department, we watched water sluice down the stairwell. Oops! This put Kristy into hurry-up mode to get ready and off to Primo, but she never let it show if she was stressing. Despite being in a hurry now to get to Primo, she still allowed us to pause for portraits on the way out the door.

Over at Primo, the ceremony was setup for right outside the barn. It had rained off and on during the morning, and plastic was still covering the hay-bail seats. The forecast was for clearing skies, and sure enough, just in time for their ceremony, the sun came out! Ben was absolutely glowing as he waiting for Kristy. And the looks and smiles between the two of then during the entire ceremony were great. Rev. Erika Hewitt performed a lovely service — she always does! — that concluded with a kiss and even bigger smiles!

Following the ceremony we zipped through family portraits and spent a little time taking portraits around the gardens outside the Barn. Once inside, Ben and Kristy kicked things off with a touching first dance, and then a few speeches before dinner. Their day was peppered with so many little moments and and big smiles. And Ben and Kristy were so wonderful to work with. They were just and pumped as I was to sneak out for a few more portraits around sunset, and so gracious all day long. Once the party got started it was only a fun sparkler exit that got guests off of the dance floor. Such a fun day, and one I am so happy to share below…

Thank you Kristy and Ben for including me in your wedding day. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with you and your family and friends! Great work by the following folks…