Patrick & Saré were brave souls for venturing into Acadia National Park at the first light of dawn. With the gentlest pastels covering the sky, nature was on full display on our way from Bar Harbor. We drove past Sand Beach to meet at the Gorham Mountain Trailhead. The cliffs just across from the parking lot here are a quiet and dreamy spot to watch the sunrise over the ocean and boast an impressive view of Sand Beach’s cove to the left and Otter Cliffs to the right.


That’s the thing about Acadia, though—everything is beautiful. The coastlines, I think, are a little more enchanting. The pastels mix with the natural granite coast to reflect soft tones and give these ocean engagement photos an extra ounce of romance. But we didn’t stop there and hiked nearly to the summit of Gorham Mountain, pausing for a quiet moment on a bluff overlooking the sea. Did I mention that Saré did the whole thing in a formal dress? In a *formal* dress (yes, you read that right).


Her soft blues were traded for summer pinks as we headed to on of my favorite hidden beaches in the park where we enjoyed the waves before eventually leaving the park and capturing some last moments at Seal Harbor Beach.


If you can’t tell, Acadia is one of my favorite places to shoot, but I’ll let you scroll to see why.

Sunrise sessions in the park are amazing because they’re intimate and private, without even much road traffic. Editorial and romantic are the two words I use to describe this engagement session, and I’m so glad that Saré & Patrick were up for the trip.

Looking for an Acadia National Park photographer or more information on elopements and weddings in the park? We’d love to connect and learn if we’d be the right fit.


In the meantime, check out some other projects in the park:

Brittany & Brandon Elopement

Adriana Styled Bridal

Sara & Andrew Elopement

Sunrise Engagement Photos in Acadia National Park

Comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Black and white editorial wedding photograph of bride and groom. Groom is wearing a black tuxedo and standing int he shadow. Bride is wearing a white wedding dress and standing in the sun. Yin and Yang wedding photos.

Napa Valley, California is famous for its rolling hills of lush grape vines, legacy vineyards, and, of course, some phenomenal wedding venues. Stanly Ranch, an Auberge Resort, is no exception to that list. Nestled just to the east of the Napa River, this beautiful resort is home to a variety of modern farmhouse-inspired suites and […]

As a wedding photographer, I am asked over and over how much film I shot at weddings, etc. Short answer? I wasn’t. But now I think this is a small joy I’ll continue granting myself.

Nestled back in the hillside of Santa Barbara lies a picturesque resort where Californian craftsman cottages fuse gently with mission-style casitas. El Encanto stays in harmony with the original design of the luxury resort while bringing modern interiors and contemporary cuisine. It’s the perfect location for an intimate Santa Barbara wedding.

Latest Posts

ready for the best day yet?

intentional days.
Relaxed emotions.

The human heart is an incredible thing. Sometimes  refined, sometimes messy.

We'll plan for the beautifully sophisticated wedding of your dreams, but we're firm believers in leaving room for a graceful tear, an unexpected escape to the balcony, and all the other moments of simple existence.