Acadia National Park Proposal
Ask us where to propose in Acadia National Park and we’ll start getting excited! Maybe we’re biased because that’s where our proposal happened. Oh, and Acadia is the best place on earth. Couples are either visiting for the first time or are returning to a place they mutually love. Either way, after getting engaged in the park, Acadia becomes the place where their wedding story starts and will always hold a special place in their hearts. We love working together to devise the perfect secret plan to lure the other half of the couple into a gorgeous coastal setting. Then the honor of being there to photograph the unfolding of a moment they will both remember forever. One of our goals? To get beyond the typical idea of a Cadillac Mountain Proposal, or Sand Beach Proposal.
We work with the proposer to find the best place to propose in Acadia based on their needs and desires. Tapping into our favorite lesser known gems, where we have the whole place to ourselves. With optimal lighting, quintessential “Maine” feels, and loads of romantic potential. We’d tell you more, but we’ve gotta keep some things on the DL! Now on to these two show-stealers!
Matt & Kirstin met through work when they were living in California. School brought them to Boston where they put on their game faces to brave the winters. Their dream is to do a cross country road trip through National Parks. Obviously we fell in love with them. Neither Matt nor Kirstin had been to Acadia National Park prior to the proposal. When we asked Matt why he chose to propose in Acadia he told us about their love of National Parks and their desire to explore a new to them park that they’d heard so many great things about.
They planned a long weekend trip camping at Blackwoods and taking in the area. Matt had Kirstin chat with us to help plan their holiday card photo session. Behind the scenes, we were chatting secretly with Matt about you know what. Complete with code words and secret hiding places.
A crisp evening in September, and the forest was an amazing bouquet of pine and fir. We stopped along the walk to the ocean for some warm up photos. And by the time we reached the rocky beach, Matt was ready to take over. The plan rolled out perfectly, the secret signal to us gave us a moment to get in to position, and the proposal began! The sun set cooperated fully with some beautiful color and great light. Kirstin said yes!
A distant moon added to the scene, we stayed out of the way photographing while Kirstin and Matt absorbed the moment together. Dusk settled in as we walked back to the cars then celebrated over drinks in Bar Harbor. Thank you, Matt & Kirsti for the honor! As plans begin to develop, we hope to be at your CA wine country wedding!
How we help our couples propose in Acadia National Park:
It really is our favorite place on the planet and certainly one of the top National Parks in the country! Our process for Acadia proposals starts with getting to know the proposer and understanding what their vision of the event is. We’ll then work with them to find the best location and time of day to propose in Acadia and work with them in any way we can to help with the remainder of the planning and keeping it a secret.
We’re fine with Cadillac Mountain at sunrise for the proposal, if that’s what speaks to you, but often this idea has less to do with personal connection and more to do with not having a strong familiarity with the park. Kate has been visiting Acadia every year since she was a child and introduced Keith to it when they shot their first wedding together there. We now spend several months a year exploring the park while we stay at our family’s home near Beech Mountain. It is with this passion and knowledge of the park that we can find the perfect place for your surprise proposal in Acadia and be there with you to photograph the first chapter in your wedding story.
We intentionally don’t give out too many of our secrets here for the benefit of our couples. If you’re interested in working with us to photograph your Acadia National Park proposal we’d love to chat with you! Let’s start making plans! Contact us now!