What does a bride wear to elope on thanksgiving morning at Nubble Point in York, Maine? Insulated Carhartt overalls & white cape, obviously. I slipped out in the morning to meet these two lovebirds at Nubble Point in York. It was a windy, beautiful, cold and ultimately quick little ceremony that culminated in a champagne in the back seat of the truck.
A week before Thanksgiving, I received a facebook message from Melissa asking me what I was up to Thanksgiving morning. She had remembered that we were to be in Portland, Maine with family that week. She and her long time love had decided to elope! They love Maine and were just wondering if I might be able to come down to document their ceremony. Sounds fun, I thought. Then I looked at the weather. Yikes.
A few years ago at a family session in December, I realized that my poor fingers weren’t that useful when the weather dipped below 20. And I made a note to that I did not want to schedule any more outdoor shoots when it was that cold. But Thanksgiving morning in Maine was slated to be 8 degrees, negative 6 in the wind chill.
How could I take pictures if I couldn’t properly hold my gear? Carhartt Sherpa Mitts to the rescue! I bought these amazing mitts – and figured out all my settings before I got out of the car so I could operate everything with my fingers still inside.
It was a quick and lovely ceremony. While the weather was indeed bracing, I kept warm enough nestled in my down coat. The bride also wore Carhartt – a pair of insulated bib overalls completed by heels and white fur trimmed cape and muff. It was perfectly Melissa. A friend of the couple married them and then we all hopped in the back of their truck for a champagne toast before we went to our respective Thanksgiving dinners.