I had so looked forward to Lindsay and Ian's Schoodic Point elopement because I had really enjoyed meeting the two of them during their Winterport engagement session, but this was my first time photographing on the Schoodic Peninsula! While most people believe that Acadia National Park is contained on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic, which is an hour away in Winter Harbor, is also technically a part of Acadia. It's worth a visit- it is beautifully rugged and quieter than MDI, which makes it an ideal spot for an Acadia elopement!
We started off with a first look and stopped for some couples portraits on our way to Schoodic Point. One of the magical things about the Schoodic Peninsula is that there are many, many spots to pull off that provide stunning ocean views, so you could easily drive around the peninsula as the sun is setting and find endless backdrops. Once we finished up with portraits we met up with Lindsay and Ian's families at Schoodic Point. We picked the perfect spot for their ceremony, guided their family to the spot, and Monique, a friend of Lindsay and Ian's, officiated their picturesque ceremony. Vows were read, emotions were felt, and their loved ones cheered as they finished their ceremony with a kiss.
Afterwards, we said goodbye to their loved ones as we finished with a few more portraits at Schoodic Point. As we were leaving, the light turned deliciously golden, and I convinced them to come out for five more minutes of portraits. It was definitely worth it, as you can see in the first photo.
Lindsay professionally cultivates new varieties of plants and produce, so it was especially cool to see Lindsay's bouquet, which featured many varieties that she's worked on. Lindsay grew all of the flowers in her bouquet, and a friend put it together- amazing, right? She even timed her elopement to make sure her flowers would be blooming at the right time.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from Lindsay and Ian's elopement. Enjoy!
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