Hello there!  Thanks for stopping in.  I love hearing from past clients and new ones!  I’ll tell you a bit about myself and then I’d love to learn more about you, what you’re looking for, and your visions or if you don’t know where to start with images and photography, we’ll be great with each other!

From the snowfields in New Zealand to the beaches in Maine, 60th anniversaries to births, newborns and pregnancies to older siblings, I’ve carried my art and passion with me through the years.  Many years.  Years of creativity, learning, coordinating the events of a wedding day, keeping the pace moving, soothing shy little ones, coaxing reluctant teenagers and husbands.  Having a ‘good camera’ is a great start, but only the start.  My job wanders into the territory of helping you chill out, get your teenagers on board, help you make wise wardrobe and hair decisions to name a few.

Having spent some 20 years in New Zealand photographing everything from an erupting volcano, to weddings, anniversaries, balls, race cars and even volunteer firemen, I’ve returned to Bangor, Maine for the next chapter (though the plane to New Zealand leaves often these years!  Let me know if you’d like to be contacted before the next trip).  Every commission is a new challenge for me to create a unique image that will fall into the pages of someone’s family history.   When I hand a wedding album to newlyweds, I am really handing it to their grandchildren.  One of life’s greatest pleasures for me is seeing an image on a client’s wall, knowing I have added a memory to their life.

The images speak for themselves, images of life and those walking through this time and space.

What inspires me?  Life.  Mornings as the sun rises.  Two older people holding hands.  The soulful eyes of a child.  A mother’s touch.  The moon setting after a long night of sentry.  If my images evoke personal feelings and emotions that you connect with, than I am the right photographer for you.

Ideas swirl through my mind all the time, and a great pleasure is creating images from those thoughts.

 I first learned the power of images when I was selected to go to New Zealand as an American Field Service exchange student at 15 years of age.  My father handed me his 35 mm camera the night before I left.  I’d never taken photos with it before and it was a few weeks before any films were even sent off to see if anything I was doing was working.  And it was.  When I returned a year later, people would ask “How was the year?” and eyes would glaze over within 5 minutes if I just talked.  BUT, if I showed slides, the interest was heightened and maintained for a long time.  I had discovered what images could say – like 1000 words per image.  It’s true.  And then I never stopped.  Ever.

When I’m not behind the camera, I’m in my garden (5 am is perfect), on my bike (I road 335 miles last year in a week on the Bike Maine Tour and lived to tell), playing tennis, hiking, canoeing, skiing and reading myself to sleep (it doesn’t take long!).

Now hop over here and tell me what I can do to help you! 

(And now that you’ve found me, remember the website is www.dorimccormick.co.  Yes, .co.  That’s all.