10 Must Visit Spots for the Perfect Family Photo Session in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is one of our most favorite places on this planet, so it’s no surprise to us that so many families want to plan photos on their visit Mount Desert Island. With stunning waterfronts, lush forests and gorgeous rocky beaches there are a myriad of options for your family photo session in Acadia National Park. Trying to decide on the perfect location for yours? Look no further! We’ve got ten awesome options for your upcoming session, and they’re all so stunning it will be hard to choose!



First up, Jordan Pond is a serene and peaceful location with crystal-clear water and stunning mountains in the background. This spot is perfect for an Acadia family session and is an easy favorite for us. It also gets a bonus point for being oh so close to the delicious Jordan Pond House.



Next, head to Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak in the park. Famous for its panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re looking for a sunrise or sunset session, Cadillac Mountain is an ideal location for an Acadia family photo shoot any time of day.



Sand Beach is another must-visit location for an Acadia family session. With its sandy beach and dark rocks that surround the beach, it creates a unique and stunning setting for photos.



For a more dramatic location, check out Thunder Hole, a natural rock formation where waves crash against the rocks, creating a loud sound (Thunder). It’s a unique location for an Acadia family photo shoot that will create an unforgettable backdrop for your photos.



If you’re feeling adventurous, head over to Otter Cliff, a popular spot for rock climbing and hiking. Not only will you capture stunning family photos with the rocky coastline and crashing waves, but you’ll also get to experience some of the park’s best hiking trails and scenic overlooks.



Bass Harbor Head Light is a historic lighthouse located on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island. The lighthouse and the surrounding scenery make for a stunning setting for family photos. It has a mix of all the natural elements of the park.



Echo Lake is a popular spot for swimming and boating during the summer months. The crystal-clear water and surrounding trees create a picturesque setting for family photos.



Bubble Rock is a large boulder located on top of a mountain that provides a unique setting for family photos. The surrounding mountains and scenery create a stunning backdrop for your photos.



Acadia Mountain is a popular hiking trail that provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The hiking trail and scenic overlooks make for some great spots to stop and capture some great moments.



The Carriage Roads are a network of 45 miles of crushed stone roads that wind through the park. The roads provide a unique and picturesque setting for family photos without having to venture too far into the park.


So there you have it – the top spots for a family session in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, along with tips on finding the perfect photographer. Pack your bags, grab your kiddos, and get ready to create some unforgettable memories in the park while I document them!

If you’re ready to book your own family session in Acadia for the summer of 2023 you can reach out HERE!


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