Nick reached out to us to help him plan a secret proposal in Acadia. He had already lined up a trip for Taylor and himself over Labor Day Weekend in Bar Harbor.
Coming from Houston, neither had been to Acadia National Park. Nick saw it was our favorite place and entrusted us to guide him toward the perfect spot for his secret proposal. And of course, we love it when folks seek out our knowledge of Mount Desert Island. It gives us an opportunity to help them create a unique experience that combines the iconic backdrop of Acadia with their ideas for a perfect proposal. We work with them to find the right location (are crowds a concern?), the best time for the location and their schedules, and other elements to consider for the ideal proposal and images to fully capture their moment in a beautiful and memorable way.
Planning the details.
Hoping for some water and quintessential Maine coast in the photos, we settled on a spot on the rocky coast. Nick and Taylor were on a tight timeline with their trip and a small window of opportunity for the proposal. They were taking a boat cruise ending at 6, and sunset was just after 7, so we also figured out some additional planning to make sure Nick had enough time for everything he wanted to do.
Once we narrowed down the location we sent Nick maps and photos detailing the exact spot. Having everything laid out helped ease his nerves on the day of! As they say, it’s all in the preparation, now all he needed to do was show up. With Taylor.
Nick kept in touch with us as the evening progressed. We staged ourselves appropriately and kept our fingers crossed for the boat to be on time. Some fog began to roll in and the light started fading. Nick and Taylor arrived just in time for an epic surprise. Taylor said yes, and radiated joy as Nick was able to breathe a sigh of relief!
With gorgeous scenes of Acadia National Park in the background, we continued taking photos with the newly engaged couple. Showing off the ring, of course! Originally from the Midwest, Nick & Taylor were enamored by the scene and thrilled to have added a gorgeous moment to their love story. (Not to mention a break from the Texas heat!)
Knowing the light would be winding down by the end, we came prepared with some flashes and were able to extend the available light a little longer. Gotta get that shot for the Save the Dates in! Or at least the ‘Gram!
We were able to conclude with some amazing memories, and in time to send the newly engaged couple off to dinner in Bar Harbor. Of course, we suggested one of our favorite restaurants!
Acadia National Park is such a special place for us.
We loved helping Nick plan his own secret proposal in Acadia knowing that each time we work with a couple in this way, our favorite place on earth becomes a part of their story as well. It’s a gift to be able to share our “secret spots” off the beaten path and give our couples a chance to connect to their own special piece of it without the crowds. No matter what the weather!
Let us help you plan your secret proposal 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 a secret proposal in Acadia 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.
If proposing in Acadia on Cadillac Mountain at sunrise is what truly speaks to you, then we’re all for helping you plan it. 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 photographed their first wedding together there. We now spend several months a year exploring the park while we stay at our family’s home on the Quiet Side.
It is with this passion and knowledge of the park that we can find the perfect place for your secret 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!