One thing I learned this year is that if you go through the right channels....

Professional photographers are permitted to photograph families (and likely other people/genres) inside of the Botanical Gardens located in Boothbay, Maine. When my return client reached out to me with the idea of photographing her adorable family there, I knew I wanted to help make that happen! The Botanical Gardens are a special place to this family so it made sense to do photos there. I think the results truly speak for themselves. We had the perfect fall day, ample space to run around in, and a wonderful opportunity to capture both candid and posted photos.

An older sister tries to get her little sister to smile during a family photo session at the Maine Botanical Gardens.
A dad and his adorable little daughter smile in a stone garden installation at the Maine Botanical Gardens.
A smiling couple poses for a shot near the water at the Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine.
A dad laughs with his daughter and son after his daughter's crown accidentally falls on her face.
A Mom and Dad look on as their adorable daughters play near the water at the Maine Botanical Gardens.
A family gathers for a group shot by one of the trolls at the Maine Botanical Gardens.