Many of my wedding couples or potential couples ask about engagement photos. Are they worth it? Ultimately, that is a question that only the couple can answer as they consider their personal schedules and budget. As a Maine wedding photographer, I think there are a few reasons why you should make a trip to the mountains or the coast or the woods for an adventurous engagement session.
Whatever you choose to do, get creative, be adventurous and have some fun. In the end, you’re the ones who will benefit. Working with Chris Bennett Photography before the big day will help you get comfortable in front of my camera and know what to expect when the proofs come in. Knowing and liking your wedding photographer is significant in the success of your day and will help you focus on the real reason you’re having a wedding in the first place—each other.
Maine is a stunning place to get married. We seem to have it all... sandy beaches, rocky coast, mountains and lakes, four beautiful seasons and a perfect big little city. There are hundreds of places to get married and as a Maine based wedding photographer I've had the luck to travel around this beautiful state and photograph at many of them. I've compiled at little list that tries to take in the best parts of what the state has to offer. There are many venues not on this list that I absolutely love to shoot at, but I feel the ones I have included adhere to my philosophy on weddings, that they should be unique, adventurous, and about YOU. Read More
As you plan for your wedding, have you ever thought about some of the traditional things that you're "supposed" to do and where they came from? You might be surprised why how far back their history goes and why their even included and modern day weddings. In terms of wedding photography, think about some of these old traditions. Do they apply to you? Why are you including them? If you've followed my blog in the past, you know I urge every couple I photography to be unique in some way. Maybe it's time to rethink some of these traditions and how they apply to you. Read More
Fall is the best time of year to get married in Maine. The weather is cool, the leaves are vibrant and the cider is tasty. It is therefore no suprise that I was very excited and humbled when I was asked to be Natalie and Russ' wedding photographer at Mountain House on Sunday River last October Read More
I offer adventurous wedding photography and elopments. What exactly do I mean by adventurous? If you were to look on my website there is talk of climbing to the top of mountains and getting your wedding dress muddy. Google adventurous wedding photographer and you’ll get thousands of results with images of brides on the edge of the grand canyon or on some remote beach with their wedding dress blowing perfectly in the wind. That is a big part of what I do. I want to work with couples who work hard and play hard, who travel the world and aren't afraid to sweat to make their wedding day memorable. But that isn't everything. Read More
Having photographed over 300 weddings in the past 15 years in Maine and across the country, I have seen what works and what doesn't, and I'll share a few reasons why I think a first look is a good idea. Read More
Andrea and Mark's San Francisco City Hall wedding by Chris Bennett Photography. Read More
Tory and Adam's gorgeous Maine Coast wedding by Chris Bennett Photography. Read More
Kate and Keith's beautiful Southern Maine wedding, photographs by Chris Bennett Photography. Read More
Ashley and Adam's stunning wedding at The Fells, Newbury, New Hampshire Read More
I had the pleasure of photographing Emily and Mike's island wedding on a gorgeous day in September. The weather was stunning. The food was excellent. The donuts were fresh! Read More
Jessica's family has owned a house on Chebeague Island, in Maine's Casco bay, for several generations. It was an obvious and intimate place to celebrate her love for Patrick with family and friends. Thanks Jessica and Patrick for choosing me to be your wedding photographer! Read More