My fiancé is a Chef and I’m a wedding photographer. We were supposed to have our wedding on Ram Island Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, but because of COVID our plans changed.  Since we couldn’t celebrate with friends and family this year, we decided to throw an intimate garden party under twinkle lights with a […]

An Elegant Garden Soiree

October 7, 2020

Let’s be honest, there are many unknowns out there, which has raised the amount of anxiety that we all feel. I’m going to provide links to helpful articles about planning your wedding during COVID-19, people to follow to reduce stress and limit your amount of anxiety, and free workout resources. Let’s get started… MENTAL HEALTH: […]

COVID-19 – What it means for your wedding plans and ways to stay mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy during Quarantine

March 21, 2020

  Aside from your marriage and your memories, your photos are often the only thing you have left when your wedding day is over. That’s why having great photos is of the utmost importance. When deciding on a photographer for your wedding, you should do more than just scroll through their Instagram feed. Take these […]

How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer

May 2, 2019

  My friend Taylor is a real estate agent for Portside Realty Group. She’s one of those agents that you can trust with your heart and soul. I highly recommend using her if you want to start the process of finding your first home, investment property, or new home. Follow more market highlights, behind the […]

Natalya DeSena Photography: Brand Shoot for Living a Maine Life

March 26, 2019

I’m a Maine based wedding photographer so I have free time during the winter to travel. As you can imagine, not a lot of couples get married in New England during the winter months. In the long run I’d love to travel to warmer locations to photograph destination weddings, but in the meantime I’ll take […]

Natalya DeSena Photography: Bali, Indonesia – What to See and What to Do

March 14, 2019

  I had the pleasure of shooting with Blue Spoon a couple weeks ago. The photos below are part one of a two series shoot. I will be shooting with them again in March/April after their renovations are complete. I can’t wait to capture more of the restaurant’s story, the team, and the updated design […]

Natalya DeSena Photography: A Preview of My Shoot with Blue Spoon Restaurant in Portland, Maine

February 5, 2019

  This winter I had the opportunity to slow down and do what I love most, shoot film. I went to Halide film workshop in Acton, MA and it was hands down my favorite workshop of all time. Thanks to all the beautiful souls that helped create such an amazing experience and for being so […]

Natalya DeSena Photography: For the Love of Film

January 23, 2019

  There are many reasons why I love the State of Maine. One of them is because of days like this. Some people might think ice storms are annoying, gross, and somewhat frustrating, but I find them absolutely stunning. I love the muted colors of the sky, the extreme contrast of the snow against the […]

Natalya DeSena Photography: Winter in Maine

January 8, 2019

  Back in November I got the chance to work with and learn from Chaz Cruz in Brooklyn, New York. He’s an amazing photographer with a lot of passion and energy. I love going above and beyond my day to day work and getting more creative. I also love learning from other people in the […]

LIFESTYLE: Gel Lighting with Chaz Cruz in Brooklyn, New York

January 8, 2019

  The Public Works had a wedding vendor party and it was great to catch up with so many familiar faces in the wedding world. Thanks to Pinch Me Planning and The Public Works for putting this shindig together. There was a great team of vendors that donated their time and craftsmanship for the event. […]

The Public Works Wedding Vendor Party in Portland, Maine

December 5, 2018