SEACOAST PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE!
Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family photoshoot, or a shoot for your business, we hope our Seacoast Photography Guide serves as a well-rounded resource for all photographic needs in southern Maine, coastal New Hampshire, and the north shore of Massachusetts.
As soon as you’re ready to be swept off your feet by beautiful imagery, we invite you to meet a group of very talented Seacoast photographers!
ERIC GENDRON PHOTOGRAPHY
Eric Gendron is a fine art landscape photographer based in Lee, New Hampshire. Focusing attention mainly on coastal scenes, his work involves capturing the interplay of natural light with our environment. This often means shooting in the early morning or late evening, when the sunlight and colors are at their best! Browse Seacoast-inspired prints here.
If you’re looking to capture family memories on the seacoast, Dragonfly Photography offers a variety of packages and mini sessions to fit all budgets. Rachael is there to document all of life’s moments, from the proposal of a couple, to capturing extended family vacations with all the kids and grandkids. Rachael has a way of making everyone feel relaxed, while also having fun during the session. Not sure where you want to take your photos? With 14 years of experience and knowing all the nooks and crannies of the area, Rachael can help you find the perfect location for your session.
ELLORY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY
Ellory Grace Photography is owned and operated by Jillian Tilley in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Specializing in children’s photography, Jillian describes her work as whimsical, ethereal, and magical, aiming to bring a sense of wonder to her work, clients, and believers. When working with Jillian, you can expect a unique and tailored experience, as she conducts her sessions specifically for you and your child.
ALYSSA DUNCAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Alyssa Duncan Photography specializes in magazine-worthy senior portrait photography, young teen photography, and family portraits. Known for her uniquely fun, empowering, and cutting edge portrait work, Alyssa creates one-of-a-kind custom works of art for your home. As one client says, “Alyssa has a way of highlighting the amazing qualities in each person and making them feel their very best version of themselves.”!
BLUE LOCKET PHOTOGRAPHY
Alyssa Levy of Blue Locket Photography provides lifestyle, portrait, and wedding photography throughout the Seacoast and beyond. She creates vibrant and warm images that feel like home, and seeks to find the magic in any light.
HEIDI HASELTINE PHOTOGRAPHY
Heidi Haseltine is a coastal-inspired photographer with an eye for people, places, and products. Experienced in content creation for web and social media (especially in food photography), Heidi works on location and in-studio to develop professionally-stylized collections of product and lifestyle images tailored to each business. Heidi’s experience working with subjects in natural light and environments brings a signature element of photojournalistic style to her images.
MICHAEL WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHY
Michael Winters is a counselor at Portsmouth High School and part time photographer. He specializes in portraiture, conceptual portraiture, lifestyle and fashion photography.
BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY
Brea McDonald has been photographing weddings and family portraits throughout New England for over 15 years. Her timeless style has carved a niche in the market for couples that seek out a classic New England feel for their celebrations and family memories. Brea approaches each wedding with the couple’s personal story in mind, focusing not only on what is happening in the spotlight, but also on the sidelines, and in between those planned moments. “It’s so much more than just what your day looked like, it’s about what it felt like!
Will Zimmermann of Miniature Media has created a full-time freelancing career in creating photo and video content. In addition to offering branding videos, motion graphics, headshots, and product shots, Will also shoots Seacoast scenes and landscapes!
LITTLE REDD PHOTOGRAPHY
Danielle Antico of Little Redd Photography specializes in weddings, portraits, and creative work. Danielle’s degree in photography compliments her lifelong passion for the art, which has allowed her to capture and beautifully execute the candid and special moments in life. Danielle strives to make personal connections with all of her clients, and prides herself on making sessions comfortable and uniquely tailored to each client’s needs.
GOODLIGHT REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
GoodLight is owned and operated by Jason McKibben, a photographer with nearly two decades of experience shooting professionally. Since Jason’s work is typically the first impression buyers get of a particular property, it has a powerful impact on the buyers’ perception of a home before they ever set foot inside. Jason strives to create images that provide a sense of warmth and comfort that viewers connect with emotionally. He also provides aerial photos, video tours, 3D tours, and floor plans.
SARAH JAYNE PHOTOGRAPHY
Sarah of Sarah Jayne Photography spent her carefree childhood days on an avocado grove in sunny southern California. After studying photojournalism at school in Arizona and photography in Italy, Sarah followed her dream of beautifully capturing authentic moments with her camera. With a relaxed west coast vibe to her work, New England spirit, and ability to capture true emotions and vibrant storytelling, Sarah continues to candidly capture weddings and engagement sessions up and down the New England coast…
Photographer Lisa Dachsteiner of Illuminate focuses on professional, heirloom, and legacy portraits. She works with her clients to shine them in the best, most flattering light, and puts them at ease by posing and positioning them to feel comfortable and confident. Her ultimate goal is to get that perfect look for a classic portrait they can reflect on for a lifetime. Whether shooting in your own environment or in her studio, together you and Lisa will create a classic look to use for both personal and business life. Many clients will cherish their portrait and pass it on for years to come as part of their personal legacy.
JESSIE DINEEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Jessie of Jessie Dineen Photography is based out of Biddeford, Maine, and travels along the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, to the mountains, and everywhere in between with her clients! To Jessie, photography is her passion—if she’s not photographing her clients, she is most likely photographing her three kiddos. Jessie’s style is very true to life and natural. Her goal is to always capture the sweet interactions and the raw emotion of her couples on their special day. While she focuses on wedding photography, Jessie also schedules newborn and family sessions.
BRIGHTLY & FREE
Angela and Courtney of Brightly & Free Photography are two quirky and creative wedding photographers who love to laugh, and are always up for adventure! The duo documents each special day as it unfolds—in an authentic and unobtrusive way. Angela and Courtney want to help make your wedding day be a true reflection of your RAD AS HECK love story! When you look back at your wedding photos, they want you to remember how it felt—the joy, the love, the excitement, the FUN!
ASHLEY SHEA PHOTOGRAPHY
Ashley Shea Photography is a Seacoast New Hampshire-based photographer who specializes in families, newborns, and senior portraits. As a lifestyle photographer, Ashley understands and expects that each session will morph and evolve into something unique and special. She is inspired by the quirky things kids do, beautiful human connections, pretty light, and the great outdoors. Ashley loves to capture it all!
MELISSA KOREN PHOTOGRAPHY
Babies, families, weddings, and events… There are so many moments to remember throughout our lives, and Melissa Koren Photography is here to capture them! Through her work, Melissa captures moments with feeling, and oftentimes her images evoke a beautiful combination of positive energy juxtaposed with a sincere sense of calm. Melissa brings a full experience to each shoot, for every occasion—she’ll fix your bustle, get you a cocktail, play with your kids —whatever you need —so the love shines through in every image.
LEE GERMEROTH PHOTOGRAPHY
Lee Germeroth Photography was founded in 2011 by Lee Germeroth, who focuses on weddings, engagements, and portraits. Lee describes his style as “naturally enhanced”––rendering images that capture the moment just how you remembered it, thus creating timeless heirloom quality images. Lee uses his extensive photographic experience to capture each and every beautiful moment in a unique, creative, and captivating way.
HEATHER HENRIKSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Authentic and enthusiastic are two words that pop into mind when describing Heather Henriksen of Heather Henriksen Photography. With an extensive knowledge of York, Maine and the surrounding Seacoast, Heather is gifted at capturing the personality, beauty, and spirit of her clients in the perfect location. Heather has focused the past 15 years photographing high school seniors and families, but with the opening of her new portrait studio, Heather has expanded to include headshots and beauty portraits along with personal styling.
DANIELLE MACINNES PHOTOGRAPHY
Danielle Macinnes is a Seacoast-based documentary family photographer who reveals the beauty and hilarity of her clients’ everyday ordinary life—not just the “smile pretty for the camera” moments, but the honest, raw, and unpredictable moments as well. In all of Danielle’s shoots, there is no posing, no directing, no matching outfits. Danielle’s documentary approach isn’t just for families. She also works closely with businesses, high school seniors, and anyone with a story to tell. Danielle was recently named one of 2020’s Top 100 Family Photographers, Internationally by the Family Photojournalist Association.
RUTH GANEV PHOTOGRAPHY
Ruth Ganev is a portrait photographer who specializes in headshots and branding photos. She loves working with camera shy people to help create images that they will love. Whether it’s headshots and branding photos for business or portraits with loved ones, everyone deserves to have photos that represent their best self. Allow Ruth to show us that we can have photos of ourselves that we will love! We deserve it!
Geneve Hoffman of 16 Hoops has been a commercial photographer for 25 years. With a degree in cinema and photography, and an innate passion for creating compelling imagery, Geneve helps local and national businesses create image branding that stands out. Geneve’s mission is to transform and breathe new life into businesses’ messaging with compelling imagery and powerful branding. 16 Hoops offers 1/2 day, full day, and multi-day photography or video profiling for business projects.
CHRISTIAN PENDERGRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY
Since founding his photography business, Christian Pendergraft has emerged as a progressive and sought-after wedding photographer in New England and worldwide. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Christian makes creating and capturing unforgettable images surprisingly simple and comfortable. He starts with each individual clients vision and finishes with timeless images and heirloom albums.
EYE SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY
When it comes to photography, Shalla of Eye Sugar Photography brings a style that is relaxed and fun, that captures beautiful moments and memories in time. Shalla looks for color, texture, layers, and light to create a session that is easy, full of life, and evokes unique memories. It brings Shalla so much joy and gratitude to continue capturing the same families year after year—to photograph new family additions, graduations, new love, special occasions—as the highlights in her clients’ lives are always a highlight in Shalla’s life.
Trevor Bonk, Owner of Bonk Photography, found his passion for photography in 2016. Trevor started out as a wedding and engagement photographer, but eventually expanded his portfolio to include wedding videography, drone photography, portraits, maternity, and real estate photography as well. Bonk Photography was featured in The Knot Magazine Best of Weddings in 2018.
SKYE LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY
Skye Lynn Photography is a newborn and milestone portrait studio located in downtown Dover, New Hampshire. Owner and Photographer Skye specializes in newborn to one year old portraits. She also photographs maternity and family outdoors on location. Skye is widely known for her patience with young children, as well as safely handling and posing newborns in her studio. Her work consists of a more neutral tone, and her beautiful studio is stocked with everything needed for a session!
With an interest in technology and art, Scott Maclin developed a passion for photography and videography. His business, Radiant Seacoast, uses some of the best equipment and software in the industry resulting in highly polished and professional work. Scott is a well-versed photographer who beautifully captures landscape, real estate, wildlife, portraits, wedding, corporate, and product images. Through his videography work, he specializes in business marketing, real estate, and documentary production.
Anna Solo is an editorial, lifestyle, and wedding photographer based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her approach with every assignment is to make the people in front of her camera feel like themselves and produce classic, authentic, emotional, and warm images that tell a story. Anna has worked throughout the United States and internationally, and loves any opportunity to travel for destination work!
RAYA ON ASSIGNMENT
Raya of Raya on Assignment works with brands of all sizes to help achieve a cohesive aesthetic and ultimately help increase the visual impact and income of each client. Raya’s clients find that having this type of visual consistency across all online platforms helps to drive up their professionalism and positioning within their industries. During photography sessions, Raya will capture the people, services, products, spaces, and culture that make each brand unique. Raya has worked with hundreds of brands—from entrepreneurs to public companies—in launching new marketing campaigns, rebranding, building websites, and revamping their social media, among other business endeavors.
Founded in 2011, Mallory Portraits is a luxury portrait studio located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that specializes in heirloom quality portraits on archival canvas. For a limited time, Mallory Portraits is offering magical fairy portrait sessions for children ages 2-10. The Fairyland of Make-Believe will take children to a world of wonder and delight, with scenery and wardrobes that will provide a unique experience and memories for years to come!
COLIN BURKE PHOTOGRAPHY
Based in Durham, New Hampshire, Colin Burke Photography photographs weddings, engagements, sports, senior portraits, family portraits, couples, and events. Colin’s goal is to always make sure that clients feel comfortable and confident about themselves, so end their session with a smile! Colin Burke Photography offers discounted 20-minute sessions in Durham (great for families with young children, as well as shy high school seniors). Flexible packages at affordable prices are always available.
We hope you enjoyed browsing our Seacoast photography guide! Thank you to all of the talented Seacoast photographers featured here for adding so much beauty and visual inspiration to our worlds.