York Golf and Tennis Club Wedding for Laura + Rodrigo

Laura is a kindhearted person whose strength, poise, and grace couples perfectly with her fastidious desire to correct social injustices and stand up for the rights of others. Her husband, Rodrigo, mirrors Laura with his gentle heart, intelligence, and care which makes them an enigmatic lawyer/doctor duo who are definitely going to do so much good for this world.

Their deep respect and love for one another was a pleasure to watch from my front-row seat with their smiling glances when they caught one another’s eye at the ceremony altar to always being in one another’s arms while tearing up the dance floor where they never stopped laughing and squeezing each other tight.

They’re caring with deep empathic roots and they never shy away from letting both family and friends know just how important they are – one of my favorite subtle ways Laura does this is when she’d frequently reach out to hold hands with a loved one and smile warmly while giving their hand a soft squeeze. She did it with her sister before she joined Rodrigo at the wedding altar, on the dance floor where she’d reach out to friends to encourage them to join her, and even with me when she’d want to lead me somewhere and ensure I didn’t get separated from her in the crowd.

But it’s not just the two of them that make you feel special, cared for, and respected – that same treatment comes from their parents and siblings too. Her dad drove me around so I didn’t have to walk or worry about timing and he’d watch over (and even carry!) my heavy camera bag so I could steal away to more easily photograph the couple at Harley Mason Reserve along the ocean. Laura’s mom checked in on me throughout the day making sure I was doing ok had everything I needed – she even special ordered lunch for me! I felt like an honorary member of the family for the day.

So between the families, the enormous dahlias in the beautiful arrangements from York Flower Shop as a nod to Rodrigo’s Mexican heritage, and the incredible team at York Golf and Tennis Club in York Maine (Sam, you are an awesome coordinator – I wish I could work with you every weekend!), the day couldn’t have been more of a joy to be a part of. It was beautifully heartfelt through and through.

Laura and Rodrigo, I’m so lucky you chose me to photograph your day. I can’t say enough wonderful things about you and the people you hold close to your hearts – I just know you two will do incredible things in your lives together. Thank you for all that you did for me, it was awesome to be a part of your inner circle!

Ceremony: St. Christopher’s Catholic Church
Officiant: Scott Mower
Reception: York Golf and Tennis Club
York Maine Wedding Photographer: I AM SARAH V Photography
DJ: Beat Train Productions
Suit: Casa Cuesta
Dress: Musette Bridal
Flowers: York Flower Shop
Desserts: Let Them Eat Cake
Hair + Makeup: Haus of Beauty
Ceremony Musicians: Stretta Ensembles

The makeup artist gets the bride ready

Getting ready in York

The bride gets help getting into her wedding gown in York Maine

Mother of the groom watches as the bride gets ready

First look with her father on the porch in York

First look with her father on the porch in York

The groom and his mom come down the wedding aisle

The groom and his brother watch the bride come down the aisle

The bride smiles at her sister while at the altar

Exchanging the wedding vows

The traditional Mexican lasso at the altar around the couple

The first kiss between the couple

The newlyweds walk back up the aisle

The couple at Hartley Mason Reserve in York Maine beach

The couple sit on a bench in York

The newlyweds hang out underneath a Hydrangea bush

The newlyweds at Hartley Mason Reserve in York Maine

Laughing on the Cliff Walk at Hartley Mason Reserve

Laughing on the Cliff Walk at Hartley Mason Reserve

Getting close on the cliff walk at Hartley Mason Reserve

Greeting guests after the wedding ceremony ends

The cocktail hour at The York Golf and Tennis Club

The couple gets rung into the cocktail hour after their wedding

Father of the bride gives a toast at the wedding reception

The couple laughs during the toasts

Mother of the bride gives a toast at the wedding

Tearing up at the wedding day toasts

The bride hugs her mom tight after the toasts

The sister of the bride cries as she gives a toast at her sisters wedding

The sister of the bride tears up and the bride comforts her at York Golf and Tennis Club in Maine

Hugging the groom's brother after his toast

A first dance between the bride and groom in York Maine

A first dance between the bride and groom in York Maine

Dance with her father on the wedding day

The dance floor opens up on the wedding day

The bride exudes happiness on the wedding day

The bride changes into her wedding jumpsuit for the reception

Bride and groom dance at the wedding reception at York Golf and Tennis Club in York Maine

Laughing and enjoying the wedding reception in York Maine

The bride is in fits of laughter at the wedding reception

Bride and groom hug at the wedding reception in York Maine

A kiss on the wedding day at the reception at York Golf and Tennis Club

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