MAINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER KIM CHAPMAN (Lead Photographer)
Thirteen years ago, a former senior portrait client of mine called and asked me to shoot her wedding. After a reluctant yes, I really have to admit, I LOVE weddings.
Being hired to document your wedding and photograph all of the great moments and details is so fulfilling to me as photographer. I like to be unobtrusive in order to tell the real story...shoot moments as they unfold. But of course I am available for any shot requests throughout the day. If you were to sum up my style in just a few words, I'd say "exquisite, whimsical fun with a touch of a vintage vibe."
Since taking on the wonderful world of weddings, I have mastered many, many skills...technical and artistic. I also use top of the line Nikon camera gear...two D4s Nikon camera bodies and many high end lenses (the 85mm 1.4 being my favorite!) I have also learned that no two weddings are anything alike. Each wedding has to be shot from a slightly different angle in order to capture each wedding dynamic to it's fullest potential. I have photographed weddings in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachussettes, Rhode Island, Vermont, Florida, Punta Cana Dominican Republic, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Jamaica and still LOVING every minute of it!
I am a proud member of WPJA.com (only 5 percent of photographers are accepted) and WPPI. I have won awards for my wedding work and have been published in several print magazines and wedding blogs including 2 covers (so far!). I would love to hear more about the vision that you have for your day and help you make your dream come true.
A little bit about me personally....I am a very hard worker and very professional when shooting weddings. BUT, I'm actually very laid back, silly...no...a very silly person. I have three kids and three step-kids and I'm married to the wonderful Dave Dionne (a popular wedding DJ in Maine). We LOVE to travel and explore new places but we also like to just sit on the couch, watch TV and make fun of politics and bad commercials! I grew up with two brothers and was the middle child so I have learned to just go with the flow and roll with the punches (which is very handy at weddings where there are a lot of moving parts)! Umm what else....I was a competitive freestyle skier and made the US National Ski Team in Freestyle! OK enough of me.....you get the picture!
Please contact me using my contact page! I'd love to preserve your wedding for generations to come!