Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney, wife to Romain, dog mom to Daphne the dapple dachshund and Howie the polka-dotted pittie, photographer of vows and promises and storyteller of all kinds of love.
Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney and my husband, Romain, and I are a wedding photography team based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. We are excited to share our recent work and a little peek into our lives!
This trip has been on our bucket list for a long time and it was just as amazing as I thought it might be! We flew into Boston, rented a car and drove up the coast of Maine! The logistics required a bit of planning, but once we got them ironed out, it was smooth sailing. Well, I say that, but Romain is the one that had to drive in Boston traffic. 🙂
After leaving Boston, we drove a few hours up to Portland and stayed there for 2 nights. It is truly a foodie heaven! To the point that we couldn’t even fit in all the restaurants we wanted to get to, so I guess we’ll have to go back one day. Everything we ate seemed to be better than the last meal. If you ever make it to Portland, we highly recommend: fries and donuts at Duckfat, the brown butter lobster roll and nori vinaigrette salad at Eventide Oyster Co., loaded biscuits at Tandem Coffee (which was right across the street from our awesome, highly recommended hotel in the Art District – The Francis), lobster rolls from the Bite into Maine food truck at Cape Elizabeth and fresh raw oysters and beers at The Shop.
After leaving Portland (even though we wished we could stay longer), we drove up scenic Route 1 to Camden and Rockland. It was much more small town vibes and a much slower pace than Portland. We stayed at the cutest bed and breakfast called the Blackberry Inn in Camden and just loved it! The couple that owned it were so hospitable and friendly! We explored around the coastal towns, eating our 3rd lobster roll and of course taking pictures! We had such an amazing dinner at Primo, which is located in a house on a farm – true farm to table! It was delicious!
The next day we drove a couple of hours up to Acadia National Park and got our fill of beautiful waves crashing on craggy rocks. There was truly no shortage of beautiful views and honestly, I don’t think the pictures do it justice. It was amazing. We just missed tourist season, which was a good thing because I can’t imagine navigating through the park with more crowds and people than were already there! The only downside is that the restaurant at Jordan Pond was closed for the season, so we weren’t able to try the legendary popovers. Next time!
We then drove back down to Boston, which should have been a scenic road trip down Route 1, but alas, it was pouring down rain the entire time. Poor Romain had to drive back into Boston traffic with the rain, but he rocked it. These are the things that people with high anxiety worry about. We stayed at the coolest hotel in Boston right next to Fenway Park called The Verb that had a retro vibe and a rock and roll music theme. Each room had a record player and the lobby had over 2,000 records to choose from to take back to your room! It was raining, so we didn’t get to enjoy Boston on our last afternoon as planned, but we did get to have an amazing dinner at Hojoko, complete with fun tiki cocktails. It was a great end to an amazing trip, even with the rain. I’m already brainstorming our next one in my head. 🙂