Huyen and Frank's June evening elopement at Otter Cliffs
This spectacular Otter Cliffs elopement ceremony in Acadia National Park located in our home state of Maine took place during a heat wave and the BrightWorks wedding photography team packed the usual cameras, batteries, lenses, PLUS extra water! Huyen even placed her bridal bouquet in one of our water canteens to give it a sip before the wedding ceremony. It was a sweet moment! But let’s start at the beginning...
We began with photos of Huyen and Frank’s wedding preparation in Bar Harbor, Maine. We had so much fun getting to know the couple as Huyen finished her make-up and Frank helped her put on her shoes. We exited the Bar Harbor hotel onto nearby grounds which provided shade and a view north to the Porcupine Islands. Steve reviewed tips for posing (enjoy the moment! share a light kiss!) and we captured a few shots by the water.
Our next destination for elopement portraits was the Asticou Azalea Garden where we found full sun, dappled light, and areas of shade -- all of which imbued the images with a range of joyful tones. The couple strolled and laughed despite the temperatures and we captured a variety of beautiful elopement portraits in front of the azaleas and the silky waters of the pond.
Finally, it was great to step out onto the rocks at the Otter Cliffs ceremony site in Acadia National Park and feel the ocean breeze on our faces. Huyen and Frank were well-prepared to enjoy the spot with a picnic and bottle of wine. The ceremony itself took place perched on the cliffs with the Atlantic Ocean as an everlasting witness to the couple’s special vows, officiated by Tom Perkins. We captured a few more portraits as the sun sank to the west of Mount Desert Island.
Thank you for choosing to share the evening with us, Huyen and Frank!
Photography: BrightWorks Photography
Flowers: Queen Anne's Flower Shop
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