?Eager Eye Photography of Maine specializes in out-of-the-ordinary wedding photography, serving non-traditional, non-stuffy clients in the United States and abroad. Founder and owner Rogier van Bakel, a former writer and editor for national U.S. magazines and newspapers, has a journalism degree from Europe — an indication of his lifelong commitment to telling stories. First and foremost, Eager Eye Photography provides top-notch wedding photojournalism (candid photography), while also excelling in coached bride-and-groom portraiture and group portraits (a.k.a. "formals").
The 10-year-old company is based in Bar Harbor, Maine ( Mount Desert Island), but also serves Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, all of Acadia National Park, Tremont, Ellsworth, Dedham, Bangor, Blue Hill, Penobscot, Lincolnville, Camden, Rockland, Rockport, Waterville, Augusta, Cape Elizabeth, Hancock, Orono, Bucksport, Belfast, Lamoine, Castine, Damariscotta, Owls Head, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Freeport, Portland, South Portland, Wiscasset, Topsham, Brunswick, Newport, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Biddeford, Falmouth, Gorham, Sunday River, Presque Isle, Phippsburg, Waldoboro, Thomaston, Searsport, Monroe, Orland, Orrington, Hampden, Veazie, Old Town, Machias, Machiasport, Eastport, Gouldsboro, Jonesport, Milbridge, Steuben, Sorrento, Surry, Brooklin, and other Maine and New England locations.
Eager Eye Photography's mission is as follows:
Eager Eye's wedding clients often leave spontaneous reviews detailing their experiences with Rogier; click on the star rating at the top of this page to read them.
Five out of the past six years, Eager Eye Photography has received the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award (formerly Brides' Choice Awards), an accolade given only to the top five percent of wedding professionals nationwide who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and overall professionalism.
Please call 207.613.7600 for availability or a free consultation.
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Jenna Berzansky · Getting married on 05/22/2021
Rogier is wonderful to work with! He worked with my boyfriend to plan a surprise proposal and offered ideas where to capture the moment. He was so quick to edit the photos because he knew we would want to announce the big news. The photos turned out so well!Sent on 08/15/2019
Brittany McRae · Getting married on 10/04/2020
We recently did an engagement shoot with Rogier and it was absolutely amazing! We got the photos back very quickly and are over the moon about them. He takes amazing pictures and the best part was how easy it was! He coached us through the whole shoot, giving recommendations and making the whole experience very smooth. I highly recommend Eager Eye Photography!!!Sent on 10/15/2019
Hunter Selg · Getting married on 09/06/2020
Cadillac Mountain Engagement
Choosing Eager Eye Photography was the best decision I could have made for our engagement! My (now) fiancé and I were traveling to Acadia National Park for the first time and Rogier was able to tell me about great locations in the park, offer recommendations, and even remain flexible with scheduling around weather changes. Most importantly though, the photographs he produced were wonderful and I can't recommend his work enough!Sent on 06/11/2019
Eager Eye Photography is wonderful to work with! They are professional, detailed, and have provided our couple's with wonderful experiences and beautiful photography. We highly recommend them for your wedding photographer.
Professional and personable, Eager Eye Photography captures the most amazing wedding images.
The best in the business!