Aspiring Young Model Ava – A Joy to Work With

Posted in General on March 22, 2010 by riversidestudio

Ava all we can say is what a natural you are. We knew you would catch the eye of a few casting directors and now it’s been only two weeks since you sent out the professional comp cards we created for you and already two top modeling agency’s are showing major interest in you.

Good luck to you on your auditions Ava, and we know, by how easy and enjoyable it was working with you, that you are on your way to success.

The best of luck to you Ava and God Bless!

PS: Your portfolio is going to knock them dead!

William & Honora Brehm – Riverside Studio Photography.

Award Winning Image To Grace New Maine Coast Memorial Hospital ER

Posted in General on February 22, 2010 by riversidestudio

The Award Winning Image of “The Bass Harbor Lighthouse at Dusk” was chosen from a group of images submitted by various photographers in Downeast Maine.  The ER Nursing Staff and Upper Level Management at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital were called upon to judge the images. The selected Bass Harbor Lighthouse image was used in the creation of a stunning 15×15 foot mural that will grace the wall behind the reception desk and next to the waiting room area of the new ER facility at MCMH.

The image was created by Riverside Studio
Photographer, William Brehm. It received the highest score of all images submitted in the 2008 Maine Professional Photographer’s Print Competition and was awarded the coveted “Fuji Masterpiece Award” at the MPPA convention awards banquet in 2008. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to contribute to the creation of the new ER space at MCMH and to have the opportunity to work with one of the nation’s leading mural designers. The image will also have an accompanying plaque dedicating the image to the memory of William & Honora Brehm’s faithful canine companion “Little Bear” who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on February 10th, 2010 just 10 days short of his fifteenth birthday.

New Maine Garden Book Features Images By William Brehm

Posted in General on February 22, 2010 by riversidestudio

Native Plants For Your Garden by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Exeutive Director  Maureen Heffernan features several photos by William Brehm. The book is published by Downeast Books and Magazine. Riverside Studio client and friend Bruce John Riddell designed the layout for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. With spring  just around the corner, watch this newsletter for more great images of Award Winning gardens designed by Bruce.

Jamie And Tom Get Married in Bar Harbor

Posted in General on December 4, 2009 by riversidestudio

On October 10th Jamie and Tom tied the knot at The Seacoast Mission Mansion in Bar Harbor Maine. This is a great venue for a casual but classic style wedding in a really beautiful location. Visit the mission website at if you are planning an event or would like to make a contribution to help support their ongoing work of providing medical and other vital services for the the residents of the coastal islands of Maine. 

It was a very cool and blustery day for early October in Maine and the happy couple and their families and guests had a great time despite 50 MPH gales off the bay with temperatures in the low 40’s.

The marriage ceremony was performed by Robin Wade of Acadia  Weddings. As usual Robin did a great job. Anyone looking for a thoroughly professional and caring officiant for a wedding service in the Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park area of Maine should visit her website:  We have worked with Robin on many occasions and she does such a wonderful job and offers a variety of wedding services . The fact that she enjoys her work of uniting couples in love really shows.

Jamie & Tom were as happy as two peas in a pod.

The day was picture perfect with a georgeous sunset to usher in a lobster bake dinner under the big top tent.

Speaking of lobster bake dinners, what a feast was rolled out by Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes. If you are in the market for a catered professional Lobster Bake visit their website Ask for Steve Cough and he’ll have you on your way to Lobster Heaven in no time at all.

By the time evening rolled around it was bottoms up and a grand time for all. It was truly a pleasure to work with the Jamie & Tom and we wish them the best of luck in the future.

Jamie & Tom’s Wedding was photographed by Maine Wedding Photographer William Brehm. 

Lynch Family Photo Session

Posted in General on November 27, 2009 by riversidestudio

This past summer photographer William Brehm had the opportunity to work with John and Ann Lynch and their family to create a new family wall portrait for their den. The shoot took place at the Lynch’s home on the Union River in Ellsworth.

Above is the image the family selected for the place of honor in the den. It was a fun session working with the children and the family’s Chesapeake Bay Retriver.

Perry’s Nut House New Souvenir Brochure

Posted in General on November 25, 2009 by riversidestudio

This past year we had the opportunity to work with the good folks at Perry’s Nut House to help them create a new souvenir brochure. Photographer William Brehm was called upon by Graphic designer Ross Cottrell of Cottrell Designs to photograph the entire location of Perry’s in Belfast. Everything from families having fun at the fudge counter to the collection of taxidermy was part of this photo shoot. Excerpts of the finished brochure appear below.

Vist Perry’s online and when in Belfast make sure you stop and visit the Nut House but be warned, once you have tasted some of the delicious fudge and assorted other goodies you may become addicted. Creating the images used in this project was only the beginning of the creation process. Ross Cotrell did a fabulous job putting this brochure together. He is one of the finest graphic designers we have ever worked with. If you would like to discuss your next print design project with him, he can be reached at 207-567-4228.

Photographer William Brehm Enters Lensbaby Photo Contest

Posted in General on November 25, 2009 by riversidestudio

Photographer William Brehm of Riverside Studio entered two photos into the Lensbaby Photo Contest today. The first is a floral image taken this past spring at our photo park. The title is: Eyes of Spring.

The second image is Titled: Beagle Eyes. It is an image of our sweet little beagle companion “Bijou”.

Any photographer who uses a lensbaby lens is invited to participate.  Click on this link to view contest details. Judging will take place during the first week of January. The winning images will be published in a new hardcover book by Lensbaby Guru Corey Hilz, featuring photographic images created using lensbaby lens exclusively..

Kate & Ellard’s Isle au Haut Wedding

Posted in General on November 23, 2009 by riversidestudio

On August 15th Kate & Ellard tied the knot on Isle au Haut Maine.

It was a spectacular sunny day and the all island event was not to be missed. The ceremony took place at the Union Congregational Church and was conducted by Rev. Ted Hoskins.

The ceremony was followed by a lobster bake on the Head Harbor beach at the home of Kate and Ellard. Lobsters were provided by several local fisherman and other foods were prepared by a number of Isle au Haut residents.


The cake was made by Kate Shaffer of the famous Black Dinah Chocolatiers located on Isle au Haut.

We were truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful community event and have the opportunity to record the special moments of the day.

Based on the good vibes in the air that day it looks like Kate & Ellard’s future happiness together is a SURE THING.

Kate & Ellard Isle au Haut Wedding was photographed by Maine Wedding Photographer William Brehm.

Dennis & Jennifer Tie the Knot

Posted in General on November 21, 2009 by riversidestudio

Dennis & Jennifer tied the knot on October 3rd in Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor Maine.

The newlyweds were married in a ceremony at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Northeast Harbor. The marriage ceremony was conducted by Rev. Patricia Robertson.

The ceremony was followed by a grand reception at the Walsh House Reception Hall at the Bar Harbor Regency.

It was all smiles in the limo on the way to the big party. All the best to Jennifer & Dennis for many years to come.

Dennis & Jennifer’s wedding was photographed by Award Winning Maine Wedding Photographer William Brehm.

Bruce John Riddell – Master Landscape Architect

Posted in General on November 18, 2009 by riversidestudio

Over the years we have had the pleasure of photographing what are in our opinion the most beautiful gardens in Maine. The genius and talent of Master Landscape Architect Bruce John Riddell are apparent when you look at these images of his wonderful zen inspired garden designs.

To see more of Bruce’s beautiful garden creations be sure to visit his website.   Photography by William Brehm – Riverside Studio Photography. Garden Design by Bruce John Riddell.

We will be featuring more of Bruce’s Garden’s in future posts.