Acadia National Park
elopement photographer

Servicing Bar Harbor, MDI,
Northeast Harbor, and SOuthwest Harbor.

Imagine: A breathtakingly scenic Acadia elopement that’s stress-free.

Are you planning an Acadia National Park elopement? And, are you searching for a elopement photographer that will not only beautifully capture all the best moments of your wedding day, but will also create beautiful scenic portraits against all of MDI’s best vistas? If so, you’re at the right place! I’ve been photographing weddings in and around Acadia for more than a decade, and know all the ins and outs about Mount Desert Island, so let’s make your elopement a smashing success!

Hi! I’m Kate, and I capture

impactful moments against scenic Acadia backdrops

Welcome! While I photograph weddings all over the state of Maine, I’m obsessed with Acadia elopements, so I’m glad you’re here. Once you hire me, we’ll work together to create the best photo timeline for your needs and we’ll ensure the most important parts of your day and your favorite people are photographed. On your wedding day, you’ll be able to focus on what matters most and I’ll capture all the giddiness and love. And, if you’re unfamiliar with Acadia National Park, don’t worry- I know the park well and have hiked and photographed at many of its most iconic locations. You’re in good hands if you hire me as your Acadia elopement photographer, promise.

Kind Words

“The pure emotion and details she captures are unmatched.

We could not recommend Kate enough. We live out of state, so it was difficult to pick locations, but Kate made stellar recommendations. She created detailed time lines and was available to answer all of our questions. On the day of she was timely, professional, attentive, fun and made us feel so comfortable the entire time. She photographed our wedding even more beautifully than we could have ever imagined. We will cherish these photos and memories for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Kate!”

Jenna & Jordan

Not sure where to begin? planning will be a snap

with these Acadia elopement guides

A bride and groom on top of a mountain in Acadia National Park

How to Elope in Acadia National Park

Are you unsure how to start planning your Acadia elopement? This guide will put you on the fast track toward crafting an one-of-a-kind day.

A wedding ceremony at Bar Harbor Inn.

The best Bar Harbor wedding venues

Hoping to find a spot where you can have an intimate wedding reception for your loved ones? There’s plenty of lovely spots to consider.

You’re receiving more than photos- you’ll also have my guidance and expertise.

Unique sunset portrait in Acadia National Park


Acadia location guide

Need help deciding where to have your ceremony? Upon booking you’ll receive a very detailed Acadia location guide with over 20 locations on MDI. Picking locations has never been easier.


Photo timeline help

I’ll work with you to create a photo timeline that will not only allow you to have your dream elopement, but will ensure we’ll have enough time to capture the photos that you want.


Vendor and activity recommendations

Having photographed lots of elopements on Mount Desert Island, I know the ins and outs of who’s awesome to work with and fun things to do. I’ll be able to tap into my network of vendors to provide you with personalized recommendations.


A supportive presence

Your elopement should be as stress-free as possible, and I’m here to support you with advice, recommendations, and encouragement. You won’t be doing this alone.

A bride cries during her elopement ceremony in Acadia.

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“Everything about our elopement went so smoothly because you were not only an amazing photographer but also willing to help with planning our locations and timeline for our day! Best thing I ever did was find your work!”

Mariah & Noah

A few of my favorite

Acadia elopements

A foggy elopement in Acadia National Park

Molly & Levi’s Foggy Acadia Elopement

Molly & Levi hiked a mountain together, shared their vows on cliffs overlooking the ocean, and ended the day with good food and their favorite people.

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An elopement portrait taken on top of Beehive in Acadia National Park

Jenna & Jordan’s Beehive ELopement

Jenna & Jordan shared their vows by a pond, had their ceremony with loved ones on the cliffs, then hiked up Beehive mountain for sunset portraits.

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An Acadia elopement that featured a rainbow

Kayla & Orlo’s Otter Point Elopement

Kayla & Orlo hiked to a quiet harbor in Bar Harbor for their ceremony, then ended their day with sunset portraits at Otter Point. There was a rainbow!

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Where will you elope in Acadia?

Acadia National Park has so many stunning scenic backdrops to choose from. Will you have your ceremony at Otter Point, where you’ll be able to see and hear the waves crash into the rugged shoreline while the sun sets? Will you take portraits in front of iconic Jordan Pond and afterwards stop by Cadillac Mountain to share your vows at sunset and toast to your new marriage? How will you even choose?

Cadillac Mountain Eloepment

Don’t worry, I’ll help with expert suggestions, and you’ll also receive an awesome Acadia location guide, complete with photos, maps, and over 20 stunning MDI locations! Many of these are off the beaten path and are spots I only share with my couples.

An elopement ceremony at Otter Point in Acadia National Park
An elopement portrait taken at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

Got questions?

I have answers.

There’s no one official definition, but I define elopements as intimate celebrations (0 to 20 guests) that cater toward you and your partner having the day that you want. Is your celebration going to be larger than 20 guests? I recommend stopping by my wedding info page!

I provide my elopement couples with assistance with creating a photo timeline, vendor and location recommendations, and share general advice when needed. I’m here to make the process feel easier as an area expert.

I am located in Bangor, Maine. It’s only an hour away from Acadia, and MDI is included in my travel zone.

I am a creative documentary elopement photographer. I candidly photograph elopements and weddings, although I will give posing direction during couples and group portraits. I provide a mix of color and black and white photos—these color treatments are determined based on what I believe looks and works best for each image.

Well.. I’d rather capture one-of-a-kind photos that others will want to copy for their own wedding! Isn’t that more fun?

I’d rather work from a few simple requests- perhaps you really want a rowboat photo at sunset, or a dramatic veil portrait. That’s something I can do! Couples very rarely provide me with inspiration photos.

In order to ensure that your photos are carefully chosen and edited beautifully, expect your photos to be ready in eight to ten weeks. Of course, I’ll send along a few sneak peek photos within 48 hours of your elopement to tide you over. It’s worth the wait!

The number of photos that you will receive will depend on the length of your coverage, the number of guests, and the general nature of your elopement. My goal is not to provide a specific number of photos, but rather to capture the spirit and story of your wedding day. You can usually expect to see 40-50 photos per hour in your gallery.

Not at all. There’s many locations in Acadia that are right next to a parking lot, and some that can be accessed via an easy walk. I’ll help craft an experience that works for you.

YES!! I serve all couples. Love is love!

I use professional grade Canon camera bodies that have dual SD card slots and a variety of lenses. I bring at least 3-4 camera bodies to each elopement, lots of extra memory cards, and have backups of my most-used lenses. Some might call me overprepared. :)

Booking is easy.

We’ll schedule a consulation

Next, we’ll schedule a call, where I’ll learn more about what makes the two of you awesome and what your ideal elopement looks like. I’ll also share more about how I photograph an elopement.

You’ll book your Elopement

You enjoyed our phone call as much as I did? Sweet! The final step will be to sign the contract and pay the booking fee. Once you’ve completed those steps, you’ll be on my calendar (and I’ll be counting down the days to your awesome elopement)!

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“Kate is AMAZING!!! She made us feel so comfortable during our elopement in Acadia, and we had a blast taking photos with her. Kate captured our day so beautifully. Hire her immediately!”

Elise & Chris

Ready for more info?

Weekday Acadia elopements begin at $4000, and include artfully edited high-resolution, print-ready photos, an online gallery, creation of a photo timeline, location, vendor, and activity recommendations, and a print license. On average, couples spend $5200-$6400 on their wedding coverage. Want more detailed pricing info? Click the button below!