October 7, 2022

Josh and Katie’s Cliffside Acadia Elopement

Part of the fun of working with couples from away who choose to elope in Maine is picking the location. After discussing the many beautiful spots Bar Harbor offers, Katie and Josh settled on a cliffside Acadia elopement. From there, we’d make a few more stops for portraits to fully take advantage of Acadia National Park’s many backdrops.

I loved planning the day with Katie through email. She kept me updated on every detail throughout the year leading up to the day, making me more excited for it to arrive. When it came to her dress, Katie was counting down the days until she could finally wear it. She wanted some photos that showed off the fabulous combo that was her train and veil.

Josh and Katie decided to keep things small by only having their parents present for the ceremony. After the ceremony and some family photos, their parents went off to have a picnic while we took couples portraits. It was such a great idea! I always recommend having fun activities to occupy guests during portrait time. We reunited with everyone at our final stop of the day, Jordan Pond, so that Katie’s dress could be bustled with help from the moms.

My time with them flew by as we laughed and chatted. They were such a joy to spend time with, and watching these two together made me so happy. Toward the end of our time together, heavy fog rolled in, making Jordan Pond look like a scene from Twilight. Jordan Pond got darker and darker as the day rolled into night, and it was time to go.

Here are some of my favorites from my time with Josh and Katie!

Vendors for Katie and Josh’s cliffside Acadia elopement:

Photographer: Hailey Crabtree

Officiant: Adam Babbitt

Hair & Makeup: Echo Salon

Flowers: Floret