September 29, 2021

Jill & Rob’s Foggy Acadia Elopement

A foggy elopement in Acadia National Park was a bit of a surprise for everyone. We had initially planned a time in the evening, but after seeing rain in the forecast, we moved things up to earlier in the day. As Joel and I got closer to MDI on their wedding day, we hit a wall of thick fog surrounding the island. I immediately knew that it would be fun to shoot in.

We met up with Jill and Rob at the Ivy Manor Inn. One of the first things Jill said to us was, “maybe we should’ve stuck with the original plan.” It was cold and drizzling in downtown Bar Harbor, but the rain had stopped when we arrived at Otter Point for their ceremony. The temperature had warmed up, and the fog was magical! We all felt a bit like we were in dreamland.

Adam Babbitt of MDI weddings officiated the ceremony at the point. As soon as Jill entered on her father’s arm, Rob kissed her. They were so excited to get married that they couldn’t wait! Her two daughters stood by her side and cheered as Jill and Rob became husband and wife.

After some portraits at the point, we headed to nearby Otter Cliff. Jill and Rob are avid rock climbers and made it very clear that they had no problem scaling some cliffs for their portraits. I had to assure a few concerned bystanders that these two were incredibly well-practiced and knew what they were doing as they scurried quickly across cliff faces that were not for the faint of heart. They told us of the many places they’ve climbed as we traveled between locations, including a few other national parks. Jill pointed to a cliff and said, “I’ll be climbing that one in my dress tomorrow.” It was to be her version of a trash-the-dress session. I made them promise to send me photos afterward (they did, and it was very cool).

Here are some of our favorite photos from our time with Jill and Rob.

couple standing on cliff during foggy elopement in Acadia National Park

Vendors for Jill and Rob’s foggy Acadia elopement:

Getting Ready Location: Ivy Manor Inn

Officiant: Adam Babbitt of MDI Weddings

Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree

Flowers: Mother of the Bride