I’ve noticed that I say “let’s make some magic” a lot when it comes to my business. So much so, that I’m pretty sure I need to include it on a page of my website when I finally get around to hiring someone to do a rebuild. That being said, magic is exactly what we ended up with for this engagement session.
Stephanie and Dacota are part of a web of clients who have hired me for their weddings and all know each other. When Dacota proposed to Stephanie, they reached out to book me for their wedding. Flashback to last summer – I photographed a wedding where Steph’s sister, Nicole, was a guest. Well, wouldn’t ya know it – Nicole got engaged and also contacted me, and Nicole’s fiancé’s best friend and his fianceé also hired me for their wedding. So funny how this little community yields connections like this. I feel so honored that I get to be a part of all of these love celebrations!
Okay – let’s talk about this session. What a whirlwind!
When Steph said “Girl, we are so open to anything”, I knew the three of us would take on Acadia. If you’re from Maine or have been to Acadia, you already know that it is one of the most beautiful places this state has to offer, and I was already visualizing all the amazing photos we could get here!
After some messaging back and forth, we came up with the perfect itinerary; and this past weekend, we all made the 2 hour drive to Mount Desert Island. I alllways make sure to check the Acadia road alerts before a session, and had been thrilled when I saw that everything we needed would be accessible to us; but when we got there, the roads we needed were unexpectedly closed with trees down. Dacota and Steph were so incredibly down to earth and flexible. We did a lot of walking, improvising, and hopping off the roads into the trees, and I could not have felt more grateful to be working with these two on this day. Of course we were disappointed by the road closures, but their laid-back nature made it so easy for us all to pivot and still create some fantastic images.