VIDEOGRAPHER & PHOTOGRAPHER IN PORTLAND, MAINE
BONNIE + JON
MY SUN, MOON, AND STARS.
Your wedding day is NOT about us, it’s about YOU, your love, and your experience. Before you keep reading, take a second to dream and ponder on how you want to feel on your wedding day, how you want to spend your time, and who you want to be around.
OK, YOU FEEL THE VIBE?
Were you relaxed and refreshed? Or stressed and frazzled?
Were you enjoying the day, or did you spend way too much time taking posed photos when all you really wanted to do was join cocktail hour?
Are you looking back at your films and photos thinking, "Damn, that was so much freaking fun!" Or are you thinking, "this shot is cool and all, but remember how pushy the photographer was being?"
WHAT MAKES US
This is the part where two strangers (for now) swoop in to make sure you actually enjoy your wedding day, while simultaneously capturing those genuine, beautiful, and honest moments to create awesome, unique, and timeless keepsakes that will last for light-years to come.
We’re Bonnie and Jon, otherwise known as
and we're here to document your day, not dictate it.
If your dream wedding vibes are...
Capturing the day as it happened, and not intruding on special moments that are CLEARLY happening. We can't tell you how many times we watch other photographers interrupt first looks by talking and reposing the couple. It makes us want to scream and cry.
This is perhaps what we're best known for, and nearly every review we get mentions how calming a presence we are. We're not freaking out about the little things (or the big things, really). Being stressed on your wedding day is overrated, so why would you hire a team that makes your even more stressed?!
While we're calm and relaxed on wedding day, we work behind-the-scenes ahead of time to create a stress-free timeline that works for you. The day of, we don't overly pose you, but we also make sure to get those "must-have" shots while having fun at the same time!
We like to have FUN at weddings! Why wouldn't we?! Our style is to direct rather than pose you. Instead of making sure your chin is at the perfect angle, we'll give you and your partner something to laugh about, or even cry together about. It's not just about you, we make sure your bridal party is having fun too!
...then we should chat!
Together we make a pretty great team, both at life and as a videography and photography team in Maine. We met each other 12 years ago working at IKEA, talked on and off for years, and finally made the moves on each other in 2018. It's been a wild ride, and in the summer of 2021, we got engaged at Acadia National Park in Maine, and recently got married in October 2022. Our story is pretty crazy and intense, but we're totally open to swapping stories with you over a drink!
We can be pretty silly and ridiculous around each other...it's kind of disgusting sometimes. Like, we apologize in advance for any thrusting or butt grabs you witness on the dance floor. As silly as we are, we can also be big, emotional, mushy romantics with each other. More apologies in advance if you catch us crying at your wedding over something that made us feel ooey gooey inside.
Curious about how ooey gooey and silly we are in real life? Check out OUR wedding video!
THE WEDDING OF BON + JON
If you don't book us, book them (our wedding videographer): Wild Oak Films
is everything I could ever ask out of a partner in this life. She is my rock when I am struggling, and exudes a resolve that keeps me going when I would normally throw in the towel. She is the light that greets me with the sweetest smile every morning when she rolls out of bed two hours behind me, endlessly warming my soul like a kid on Christmas day. She puts up with my goofiness around the clock, and when I can actually make her laugh, it’s so infectious that it leaves me in tears. I have never felt so comfortable in my own skin as I do in her presence. As long as she is by my side I know that everything will be alright. She amazes me every day with her creativity and talents, her hard work, and of course those stunning eyes of hers! Her ability to tell me numerous times throughout the day how much she loves me, and to make each of those times feel more sincere than the last, is just one of the many reasons I married her.
is the funniest person I’ve ever met, and he makes me laugh at the dumbest shit every single day. His sense of humor is light-hearted, goofy, and absurd. Nearly every morning, I wake up to a new jingle that he’s written for me. He puts a smile on my face from the time I wake up to the time I come to bed 3 hours later than him. Jon is also the most thoughtful person in my world. He’s an expert at remembering the slightest mention of something, and creating the most memorable gift out of it. On that note, Jon is an excellent listener, and it’s one of the biggest reasons I married him. He makes me feel heard and understood like no one ever has. He’s never told me I’m over-exaggerating or that I’m too emotional…instead, he takes the time to actually listen and understand my feelings, and has taught me to do the same. Jon has always encouraged me to be myself, and I love him for that. Jon is also smashingly good looking for his age, which is really just the perfect cherry on top of an already excellent ice-cream sundae.
is our beloved, adorable, completely spoiled cat. We call her our lazy mascot. Bonnie adopted Lulu back in 2015, after someone found her giving birth to kittens in a bush. She was a complete asshole, but she didn't choose the street life, the street life chose her. After years of patient love, lulu finally came around to occasional cuddles on top of Bon's keyboard. Enter Jon...and Lulu was completely swooned. Lu basically pretends like her life before Jon never existed, and pretty much ignores Bonnie most of the time. Doesn't matter, Bonnie still smooshes her face into Lu's belly every chance she can.