It was such an honor to be Linda and Tony’s Acadia National Park elopement photographer. For starters, the emails from Linda leading up to the day were hilarious, including photos of their greyhound (Sammy), book recommendations, jokes about it being the third marriage for both and stories about Tony’s hatred for jarred spaghetti sauce.
Then, when I arrived on the day, I found Tony waiting for me on the side of the Park Loop Road with a handmade sign. I had to jump out and grab a shot of it because it was adorable.
Later, after the vows were exchanged, Linda walked through the park shouting to people, “We just got married! I’m the oldest bride ever!” Her words were met with lots of cheers, and I couldn’t stop smiling.
Finally, the way these two looked at each other was like two teenagers in love for the first time. It made me appreciate my job that much more.
Here are some favorites!
Acadia National Park Elopement Photographer: Hailey Crabtree
Officiant: Barbara Wilde Colby