Foggy Wedding Day at Cliff House Maine in Cape Neddick

The Cliff House in Cape Neddick Maine is a stunner and even on a foggy day with the ocean mostly concealed by the dense air, we easily got some photo magic because Rachel and Ben are so easy to spotlight and their energy and love simply drives right through the haze.

Like many others, their wedding date moved from 2020 to keep family and friends traveling internationally as safe as possible from the pandemic that was spreading wildly. So while the bulk of the wedding celebrations was going to move to 2022, they asked if I’d be down to meet up with them on the original date at the same location and photograph the two of them out on the cliffs in their wedding attire for a little while. Doing that meant they could free up time on the wedding day and spend more minutes with guests which sounded like a great idea to me!

So when it came to the new date this past May, I teamed up with my trusty second photographer Enid and off we went to document their long-awaited celebration with family and friends flying in from all over the place to safely celebrate their marriage.

And I always tell couples, no matter what the day brings, if you are willing to go out and play around in the weather we can get some awesome pictures of you two. And this was an EXACT definition of this happening! Our plan was to originally go out on the cliffs at golden hour as the sun was setting but since the day was so heavily fogged in, by the time we were able to escape for a quick five minutes out on the rocks, the light from the sun was all gone and the ocean was still drenched in fog.

We didn’t have enough time set aside to climb around much but I knew I could make something really cool out of it and the stormy blue light enveloping them and holy moly, I love these photos of them at twilight! A special thank you to the couple for trusting me when I said we could still get some pictures and that I’d get them captured quick if they let me guide the way. You guys RULE!!

Laughter and spilled bottles of Champagne, guys entering into the venue all tough-guy style (even if they are so not tough guys haha!), choreographed dances, vows out in front of the crashing ocean below, and capping off the night with some photos of the newlyweds in traditional Chinese wedding attire down at twilight on the rocks…I’d say it was a great party and well worth the wait!

Rachel and Ben, you are such warm-hearted people who went with the flow ever since day one of the pandemic and it paid off in spades because your relaxation and giving in to the whims of the world that were completely out of your control allowed you to glide along with the current and enjoy each moment rather than stressing over what “could’ve, should’ve, and would’ve”.

I love the energy you two have both separately and together and I know that there are going to be many days of laughter, puppy snuggles, and delicious Holy Donuts as you go along through life. I’m so lucky I was brought into your orbit and got the see your relationship deepen even further over the many years we’ve been in contact. I wish you two all the best!

Photographer: I AM SARAH V Photography (with Enid Arvelo as my awesome second!)
Venue: The Cliff House
Day of Coordinator: Becky Baird Events
DJ: DJ Jeff Erwin
Videographer: Julian Rodier
Florist: Camille Broderick Rodie
Desert: Holy Donut
Hair + Makeup: Uptown Curl

Mother of the bride gets her makeup complete

Mother of the bride and her daughter chat across the room

Bride and maid of honor take a moment for a selfie

Toasting to the bride to be on her wedding day in Maine

The bride and her mom get family jewelry on

The bride and her mom get family jewelry on

Getting into the wedding shoes is a struggle

Killer wedding day shoes for the bride

Groom and groomsmen enter the wedding day festivities

First look at Cliff House in Maine

First look at Cliff House in Maine

The groom and the groomsmen share a moment on the hazy wedding day

The bride with some of her closest friends cuddle close on the wedding day

The bride and her parents enter the outdoor wedding ceremony

Sharing a moment of smiles during the reading of the vows

Sharing a moment of smiles during the reading of the vows

The wedding couple at their outdoor spring wedding ceremony

The wedding couple at their outdoor spring wedding ceremony

The married couple walks to the wedding reception after their cliffside ceremony

A quick embrace along the walkways of Cliff House in Cape Neddick Maine

The cliffs and rocks of the Atlantic Ocean in Maine

Fathers of the couple embrace at the wedding ceremony

Entering the ceremony spot of the Atlantic Ballroom at Cliff House

A grand first dance by the couple on their wedding day in Maine

Father and daughter dance together during the wedding reception

A song for the newlyweds on their Maine wedding day

Smiles from the couple during the toasts

The couple laugh at a toast on their wedding day in Maine

Brothers give each other a hug after a touching wedding toast

The Atlantic Ballroom all lit up with blue hour in the background

The newlyweds out on the water at Cliff House in Maine Chinese red dress

The newlyweds laughing together out on the water at Cliff House in Maine Chinese red dress

The newlyweds laughing together out on the water at Cliff House in Maine Chinese red dress

An embrace in the traditional Chinese wedding attire at Cliff House in Maine

The arms of the newlyweds on their wedding day on the Cliffs of Cape Neddick Maine

A dip and a kiss under the twinkle lights at Cliff House Maine on a foggy wedding day

Dancing at the wedding reception in Maine

Dancing at the wedding reception in Maine

Flower girl dances with her mom at the wedding reception

Singing along to the songs at the Maine wedding reception

Singing along to the songs at the Maine wedding reception

Dancing at the wedding reception in Maine

Dancing with best friends on the Maine wedding day

Dancing with best friends on the Maine wedding day

Snuggling at the wedding reception

Ring bearer isn't too excited about the wedding reception

A foggy blue sunset out on the cliffs of Cape Neddick Maine

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