The morning of Amanda + Eric's adventure elopement in Acadia National Park was really cloudy, but since they were getting married at sunrise, the clouds created this beautiful misty scene that was truly breathtaking! For their first look, it was just Amanda and Eric, plus Sara stealthily snapping photos nearby, on a stunning rocky length of shoreline near Otter Point. After their first look, we did a quick portrait session there before heading down the trail to Otter Cliffs, where the ceremony was taking place.
Their ceremony was really intimate, with only Amanda's dad, stepmom, her cousin Erica and Erica's boyfriend Sean present, plus their officiant Lindsey. Amanda and Eric exchanged their vows right on the cliff edge with the dreamy backdrop of the misty morning tides crashing up against the rocks. Afterwards, we took some family formal photos, before spending the rest of the morning exploring the park and taking more portraits of the newly married couple!
Right as we were starting to take more portraits, the sky cleared up and revealed a beautiful sunrise, truly giving their photos the best of both worlds for lighting! With their Elopement Package, Amanda and Eric had 4 hours of coverage, so once their ceremony was over, we took the rest of that time to hit their must-have portrait locations in the park, like Jordan Pond, Otter Cove, Little Hunters Beach, and Cadillac Mountain. It was such a fun adventure and we infused all of Sara's go-to prompts into it as we got photos along the way! Our favorite locations of the day were 100% Otter Point and Schooner Head Overlook! We wanted to make the finale of their elopement SUPER epic, so we planned out when low tide would be and headed into a cave and got some amazing dark and moody portraits! It was truly MAGICAL.
We finished up their photos and celebrated with a beer cheers alongside Erica and Sean, who tagged along the whole time, and we couldn't think of a better way to end their special day in the one (and only) national park in the northeast! Plus, Sara loved getting to explore Bar Harbor, Maine with Kevin and Reese the next day, before embarking back on their road trip home to Pennsylvania!
Sara + Bri xo
Photographer: Sara Fitz Co // Location: Acadia National Park, Maine // Officiant: Officially Yours // Florist: Cottage Flowers
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