When I moved to Maine in May of 2010, it was to the town of Southwest Harbor.
Surrounded by Acadia National Park, I ostensibly spent that summer working at the Claremont Hotel, but really my memories are of swimming in Echo lake and exploring the backwoods carriage roads of the island. It was a tranquil, sun-kissed introduction to the state I would come to call home.
These days, I’m a little busier, and there are fewer dips in the lake, but every time I have the chance to get back up to Mount Desert Island, I’m there. Luckily for me, sometimes that means working there as a photographer, and that’s exactly how I met Sarah and Peter, who decided to take a break from teaching and lobstering, respectively, to get married.
Virtually the whole of Little Cranberry Island shuttled over to Southwest Harbor for their beautiful wedding, where an intimate ceremony was followed by a ride across the harbor (on the best man’s lobster boat) to the party, held in a boatyard.
As a wedding photographer in Maine, sometimes you just get really lucky.