Finding a private proposal spot in Acadia National Park can be a real challenge. For years this spot was our family sunset location. We would scoot up here after dinner, armed with fleecy layers and flashlight, for the show. The beauty is that we always have this spot to ourselves. For decades. We’ve seen evenings where the water is completely still and reflecting orange and red. And we’ve seen stormy seas with skies moodier than our worst hangry moments. Most special is that we’ve always been guaranteed the best seat in the house. Not quite the same experience as the summit of Cadillac where you’re likely to have a family park themselves right in front of your perch. It’s fair to say that we hold these locations close to our hearts. But one of our greatest gifts is being able to share them with others to create amazing moments. After chatting with Matt, we knew this would make for a perfect, private Acadia National Park proposal spot.
His girlfriend, Devon, and he were visiting for the first time from Ohio. They loved hiking, loved the outdoors, and were no strangers to a bottle of wine for sunset. We combined all those into one epic evening where we met the couple for the first time. Since Matt had never seen this location, we worked out a plan which involved us arriving early and setting up tripods as “those people”. We would leave our orange backpack on the trail below us as a marker. The rest was up to Matt.
We could tell nerves were in place as they took a few selfies, then we spied the little black box hidden behind Matt’s back. The timing was perfect as the clouds started to gain color and the water grew calm. We stealthily adjusted our positions as the proposal began to unfold. Matt got down on one knee and revealed the ring that he had been smuggling around on there trip. Devon’s smile was radiating off the mountain, the answer was yes and they now had a beautiful, personal attachment to Acadia National Park. We continued to photograph as they soaked in the moment, at their private, front row seat for a gorgeous Acadia sunset. We fessed up as to who we were, shared a congratulation then gave them some space for the obligatory FaceTime calls and more quiet time together. Once they were ready, we took advantage of the last light of the day for some ‘official’ engagement photos and and Hike back down the mountain!
We had just enough time for some extra photos before the sun began to set. June is one of our favorite months in Acadia for the sunsets. For some reason the sky glows more intensely than any other month and the show stretches longer. Hiking down together we said our goodbyes in the parking lot, leaving Devon and Matt a weekend full of celebration.
We selfishly wished they would have an Acadia National Park wedding, but Ohio was the rational choice. No doubt it will be amazing regardless of the mountains!
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So here’s the good news/bad news about working with us to find a private proposal spot in Acadia. The good news is, this is our favorite place on the planet, and we know it well. We know how, when, and where to enjoy the best parts of the park, we enjoy using that experience to work with our clients to create the best memories for them that fit into their plans. The other good news is that we keep the really secret parts of those plans secret, that means working with you to make sure your surprise proposal remains a surprise. It also means that we save the special secrets and locations for our clients, which may be considered bad news depending on why you ended up reading this post.
But back to the good news! We love photographing proposals in Acadia, and would love to chat with you and see how we can work together to help plan out your secret and find the perfect, private proposal location in Acadia National Park!! You should definitely contact us 🙂