I find Paul & Allie very friendly and approachable and eager to teach! They know what they’re talking about and can help you get the best results with your camera. Going on one (or more) of their workshops and travel ventures is not only an experience of knowledge, but also incredibly fun!
— Thea D.
The Tour

July 19-21, 2019

New England may not be known for towering glacial peaks or deep canyons, but it makes up for it quaint coastal charm!

The towns of southern and mid-coast Maine are home to some of the most picturesque lighthouses on the Atlantic coast, which are highlighted on this comprehensive photo tour. Let us show you our favorites lighthouses, including The Nubble, Pemaquid Point Light, the Portland Head Light, and more, while enjoying the Maine summer on the coast.

Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light

Lighthouses of Maine

July 19-21, 2019

Day 1: Nubble Lighthouse
Day 2: Portland Head Light, Pemaquid Point, Marshall Point
Day 3: Doubling Point, Ogunquit

Click here for a more detailed itinerary and information

What's Included
  • Includes all overnight accommodations

    • 1 night in Portland

    • 1 night in Boothbay

  • Ground transportation

  • Driver/guide

  • Exclusive, small group experience

  • Photo instruction

  • All breakfasts

  • 2 Dinners (lobster!)

  • Sun Surveyor free download


Average CLimate

Maine can be hot during the day in summer and cool in the evening.
Average high of 85°F or low of 65°F.
Sunny days, chance of rain or brief storms.

Physical Difficulty

This trip will be driving along paved roads. Most shoot locations can be shot from level ground, but the best shots are taken on the shore. You are not required to get close to the lighthouses, but if you do, be aware that rocks will be wet and slippery, and may be difficult in some areas.


Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, both sunrise and sunset is around 5:15 AM and 8:15 PM respectively. We likely will be eating dinners later than you are used to.


8 Spots Total
$699 Double per person, $850 Single



Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.

Visit his website and portfolio at www.paulnguyenphoto.com


Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.

Visit her website and portfolio at www.allierichards.com