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Maine Snapshot Studio

L&L: Tell us a little about the Maine Snapshot Studio.

SNAPSHOT: Maine Snapshot Studio is a portable digital self-portrait studio that provides a fun, memorable experience for wedding receptions, corporate event and private functions.  The studio is 7′ tall, 6′ wide and 5′ deep when assembled and includes all the necessary accessories including a camera, remote control and a human attendant to ensure everything operates smoothly. Images taken are posted online to a password-protected online gallery for viewing and ordering prints two weeks after the event. Clients also receive a disc of high resolution images with a personal use license agreement.

L&L: What packages do you offer?

SNAPSHOT: Pricing is broken down into three categories: Wedding Pricing: $895 for 4 hours, including disc of images. Corporate Pricing: $495 for 2 hours, including disc of images. Private Event Pricing: $350 for 2 hours, including disc of images. Tho based in Portland, we do travel to outside areas for an additional fee.

L&L: Adding a photo booth can seem like a splurge for some couple’s budgets.  How would you reply to this statement?

SNAPSHOT: We agree which is why the pricing for this particular booth is so affordable compared to the more traditional photo booths with the curtain that only output a strip of thumbnail photographs. Furthermore, the quality of the images captured in the Maine Snapshot Studio are toned to a rich black and white, instant favorites among guests and inexpensive enlargement gift options.

L&L: Some people can be a little camera shy.  What do you suggest people can do to loosen up for their photo booth debut?

SNAPSHOT: Maine Snapshot Studio is a wee bit addictive. Sure, your first time in may be a little awkward, but as soon as you get the rhythm (point the remote at the camera until you see the red light, then wait 3 seconds for the flash to fire), a drink or two and a few friends alongside you, the creativity will begin to flow! We don’t bring props with us, but you are more than welcome to supply your own according to you event’s theme or season as you see fit. It’s an activity guests of all ages can appreciate and have fun with, and everyone enjoys the instant gratification of taking a peek at the preview to see how their self-portrait turned out.

L&L: Every person seems to have a gorgeous glow in your photographs.  How do you do it?

SNAPSHOT: We know! We hear this all the time. The high key look of the portrait smooths out blemishes and highlights key features. No concealer needed here.

L&L: How far in advance should a couple book for their wedding day or corporate event?

SNAPSHOT: We recommend booking the booth, which requires a 50% deposit, just as soon as you decide you must have it at your wedding or event. As we only currently have one booth, once someone else snatches it up, unfortunately you’re out of luck.

L&L: How do most of your clients find you?

SNAPSHOT: We are primarily referral based. We have also booked the booth for clients outside our studio and simply through word of mouth for corporate and private events.

L&L: Thank you for giving us an inside peek into Maine Snapshot Studio.  If readers want to get in touch with you to inquire about your availability, what is the best way for them to reach you?

SNAPSHOT: Please contact J Sandifer, at J@tidecreative.com or go to mainesnapshotstudio.com for more information.

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The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm is a wedding destination that offers the very best of rustic charm and classic style on the coast of Maine. 

Considered “one of southern Maine’s best-kept secrets,” The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm is a restored saltwater farm located in seaside town of Wells, ME. The property’s rustic barn and spacious grounds offer plenty of space for celebrations of all sizes. Did we mention the breathtaking views? Fields overlooking tranquil Atlantic waters are the perfect backdrop for an open-air ceremony or tented reception. 

When it comes to logistics, the venue is a planner’s dream. Book your wedding on Saturday and enjoy full access beginning Friday afternoon for decoration, the day-of for festivities and Sunday morning for a wedding party brunch. Amenities include a fully equipped catering kitchen, plentiful bar set up space and parking.

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Vendor Feature: SparkleSM Bridal

October 26 • 2017

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Make your bridal look extra special with a bridal sash or glittery accessory from SparkleSM Bridal. These pieces are expertly crafted from diamond pointed rhinestones, high quality glass crystals and importable double face satins to add an element of glamour to any bride’s ensemble. Whether you’re dreaming of a elegant sash or a fun, glitzy head piece, Sparkle SM Bridal has a little something for every Mrs.-to-be.

The designer was inspired by her own search for bridal accessories to begin her design studio. “I started SparkleSM to offer brides the opportunity to wear a beautiful accent piece without having to pay designer price,” she says. “I focus my current collection on the glamorous nature of weddings, the magic of the day and the sparkle that catches your guests eye. Perhaps set yourself apart from other brides with a design worn for your ceremony (a day look) and a bolder statement piece for your reception. Changes your whole look for a fraction of the price! I am always honored to be a part of your special day.

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Today we’re revisiting our interview with Lena Hartford of Hair That Moves. Lena and her team provide top-notch beauty services for brides and their maids across New England. [Photos: Eric McCallister / Angela Greenlaw]

L&L: Tell us a little bit about you & your business.
Hair That Moves is New England’s premier bridal hair styling service that comes to you. No need to travel to the spa to receive professional hair care and styling services. Relax and enjoy in the convenience of your talented stylist coming to you. Perfect hair for your perfect wedding day.

 L&L: Describe the range of services you offer.
I offer everything from spa services, manicure and pedicures and blow outs for the bridal party before rehearsal, we sometimes even do a little grooming for men! The day of wedding I offer formal hair services and makeup services to meet your desired look.

L&L: What is one thing you would say makes your business unique in the industry?
I used to think that being an onsite wedding specialist was unique but it seems to be very popular now. I would say that my business is unique because I work very closely with planners, photographers and other vendors to make sure that the bride is done on time and that the schedule that I make to use as a time guideline for the day is reflective of that. Since I am the vendor that starts the day, if I run late, everyone runs late and I don’t want anyone to be put off by the bride being late because of me!

 L&L: How far in advance do couples usually book you for their wedding day?
Ideally brides book me 16-12 months in advance. It never fails that there are popular dates and I get asked for the same dates and I hate not being able to help them all. After the early brides book, the trend is 6-8 months in advance. I would love it if brides booked me as soon as they booked their photographer or venue first thing!

 L&L: How do most clients find you?
Most clients find me from word of mouth from brides or vendors, photographers blogs that they have credited me in or features in magazines or blogs. I do try my hardest to keep an online presence! I love the vendors I work with and we tend to recommend each other!

 L&L: How can couples get in touch with you?
The best way to reach me is by email at Lena@hairthatmoves.com or call me 603-682-4465
Follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest

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Just For You is a Connecticut-based floral design studio that creates distinct floral elements for weddings and special events. Whether your vision is rustic and simple or elegantly modern, the team at Just For You is committed to bringing it to life. They will make your occasion truly memorable with unique floral designs that speak to your one-of-a-kind style.

The team at Just For You shares over 30 years of experience in the industry. This means that they have the skills and expertise to execute each client’s design concept. On top of gorgeous floral arrangements, you can count on Just For You to deliver a stress-free, fun experience from start to finish.

[Photos, lef to right: HK PhotographyCarla Ten Eyck]

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Pretty Flowers

Pretty Flowers is floral design studio in Brunswick, ME that serves the coast of Maine with  impeccable skill, a unique eye for design and one-of-a-kind customer service.

Owner and designer, Amy Maloney, is an experienced professional with years of experience under her belt. Her natural artistry with floral designs stems from her background in Art Education. Amy’s expertise translates into breathtaking floral creations that speak to each client’s unique vision. Unlike other flower shops, Pretty Flowers does not stock flowers. Instead, Amy prefers to work with couples to create one-of-a-kind visions, and then bring them to life with fresh-bought flowers directly from the Boston Flower Market. When it comes to your Maine wedding, you can trust designs from Pretty Flowers will complement your perfectly personal wedding style.

[Photos, from left clockwise: Jamie Mercurio / Lex Nelson / Erin Little]

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