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Photography in Bar Harbor,
(207) 266-7899

About Us

?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:

  • To make clients moist-eyed and weak-kneed when viewing their wedding photos now and fifty years from now;
  • To help the much-maligned genre of wedding photography shed its cheesy, mortally uncool image;
  • To deliver photojournalistic excellence in story-telling;
  • To push the creative envelope;
  • and to have and share a boatload of fun in the process.

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.

Jenna Berzansky

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  • 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!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Photography

    What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

    $ 2.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price?

    High-Res Images, Digital Files, Negatives

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 3,995.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Hand-Coloring, High-Res Images, Toning, Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives

    What primary photographic style do you identify with?

    Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional

    What photography services do you offer?

    Additional Hours, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, Second Shooter, Slideshow, Toning

    What photography items do you offer?

    Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date

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