Kristina & Daniels Acadia National Park Wedding

by | Nov 17, 2018

bride and groom walking on the beach, sunset, blue ocean

How They Met

Let me tell you the story from a Bar Harbor wedding photographer how these two fantastic people met. Kristina embarked on her adventure to the United States from the Ukraine to explore the world. She ended up finding the love of her life Daniel a handsome man in the coast guard.

After a long day at work Daniel decided to grab a few drinks to relax and there he met Kristina. A conversation sparked and so began their journey together.

Getting ready for the Acadia Wedding

Kristina and Daniel decided they wanted a quiet and quaint Bar Harbor Maine wedding with their closest family and friends. Daniel’s mother and father worked hard to find the best location for them to unite together. Then they searched for the perfect wedding photographer in Bar Harbor, Maine to document the day. They found me as well as the most beautiful house overlooking the water with tall evergreen trees. This was the perfect place for them to get married. They hired me to photograph the wedding and had an officiant to join in on their special day. All the details were coming together.

Bride facing the ocean overlooking her shoulder to the camera on the beach

Meeting The Groom

On the day of the wedding in beautiful Bar Harbor Maine I walked up to this gorgeous house and met Daniel for the first time. I will never forget the look on his face as he began to tell me how excited he is to marry the love of his life. He had the look in his eyes of a man who found the woman of his dreams. This was the woman he will spend the rest of his life doing everything he can to make her happy, it was very evident.

Groom walking down the isle

Meeting Kristina

I walked downstairs to meet Kristina for the first time. Upon walking in I saw this beautiful breathtaking woman eagerly awaiting to see her future husband. She was equally nervous as she was excited. Kristina had some fantastic bridesmaids by her side uplifting her and supporting her on her new adventure. Ever since coming to Maine getting married in Bar Harbor and having a local wedding photographer document their day was her dream.

Bride getting reading her love letter from her husband to be
Bride holding her bouquet on the porch of her wedding

The Wedding

After documenting Kristina getting ready and Daniel eagerly awaiting the presence of his future bride, it was finally time for them to get married.

Kristina’s beautiful Maid of Honor began her song as the doors opened and Kristina was escorted to her future husband. Daniel was waiting eagerly but when he saw his bride for the first time and all his nervousness disappeared. Once Kristina approached love was in their eyes. The ceremony continued, they said their “I do’s” and were finally able to kiss for the first time as man and wife.

Bride and Groom on the porch getting married overlooking the ocean. Groom kindly touching the brides check
Bride and groom sharing the first kiss as husband and wife
Confetti flying as the bride and groom come in as a newly wed couple

Their Love

Once their ceremony was over we were able to sneak away and take some pictures of the two of them. During this time their love and passion showed through naturally. We walked to a private beach overlooking the trees and the gorgeous water with a stunning setting sun, what more can you ask for. This sight was stunning and the love this coupled showed was an example for all other couples in love. Their love is true and pure and I wish them eternal happiness on their adventure together.

bride and groom walking on the beach, sunset, blue ocean
bride and groom getting married in Bar Harbor Maine on the ocean, kissing
Bride and groom embraced in a hug on the beach overlooking the ocean
bride and groom hugging eachother on the beach overlooking the ocean
bride and groom at their bar harbor wedding on the ocean at sunset looking at the camera hugging
Bride facing the ocean overlooking her shoulder to the camera on the beach



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Catherine Gross

Catherine Gross


My name is Catherine and I specialize in wedding photography and videography in Maine and the rest of New England. From the rugged New England coast to the scenic interior views of lakes and mountains, I will be there with you every step of the way to capture all the special moments.

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Catherine Gross
Bold, personable, and whimsical are three words that adequately describe the works of art captured behind the lenses of Maine wedding photographer Catherine J. Gross. Every interaction, session, and experience holds an element of uniqueness, as Catherine captures the moment before her with a keen understanding that every moment or person in life is unique and special.

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