It’s very possible that a surprise proposal on Cadillac Mountain is a daily occurrence in peak season. As the first place to see the sunrise (seasonally), it’s a special location and promises epic views. Of course, there’s a rather large down side. You will most definitely not be alone! So, it’s rare we photograph proposals on Cadillac. Most couples prefer a higher level of privacy. And we’re eager to share our knowledge of the island to find just the right location.

We’re pretty proud of our ability to get some great photos on Cadillac without mobs of people in the background. But we also had some fun incorporating the crowd. We weren’t the only Cadillac proposal happening, but we were definitely the most photogenic one!

The first hurdle is getting a reservation. Then getting us a reservation for the same time. Once that’s achieved, we used cell phone GPS to ensure we were in the same vicinity. And raised absolutely no suspicion as we weren’t the only ones with cameras.

Temps can be considerably cooler on the summit, which has an added bonus. Within a few minutes after sunrise, the crowds clear. And we can have our run of the summit for some more intimate photos. Jacob pulled off a beautiful surprise proposal in Acadia for Chelsea, just after the sun crested the horizon. Their family looked on, while the crowd cheered. And we stuck around for a little more fun once the lines of early risers filters back down the mountain.

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Let us help you plan your own Acadia proposal:

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 you to find the best location and time of day to propose in Acadia and work with you 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 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 when they shot their first wedding together there. We now spend the majority of the season exploring the park while we stay at our family’s home in Somesville. It is with this passion and knowledge of the park that we can find the perfect place for your surprise proposal in Acadia National Park 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 fall surprise proposal in Acadia we’d love to chat with you! Let’s start making plans! Contact us now!

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Get more information about Acadia from the National Park Service