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        Margaret and Evan’s Schoodic Point Maine elopement brought me back to that side of Acadia National Park for the first time in ten years. It’s the quieter side. A lot of people don’t even know its there, which is a shame because it’s such a gem. It felt good to be back, especially to document such a wonderful couple. However, I definitely felt a bit guilty for not going back sooner.

        Margaret emailed me before the day to ask if I’d be okay with photographing their dogs, who were very important guests, at the wedding. I probably responded with too many happy exclamation points. If there’s one thing Joel and I would add to every wedding if we could, it would be dogs.

        I met up with Margaret at her family’s home in Sorrento for a few family photos and some playful photos with the pups. Then, it was off to Schoodic Point to meet up with Evan and his family.

        We had a few curveballs thrown our way before the ceremony began, including a park ranger initially thinking there were too many of us (we determined there were not!) and Margaret’s ring taking a tumble down the rocks (it was found under a bush nearby!), but these two laughed it off, and it was on with the nuptials. For a bit of added atmosphere, there was a storm off the coast somewhere that caused some of the wildest waves I’ve ever experienced while photographing a wedding. Just take a peek at the first photo to see what I’m talking about.

        Be prepared for lots of dog photos and some really good belly laugh shots.

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        Photographer: Hailey Crabtree

        Flowers: Wildewood Flower Co.