Upstate New York
You're here because you are ready to ditch the big wedding plans, elope instead and looking for an Upstate New York elopement and intimate wedding photographer! Upstate New York has it all if you are hoping for an outdoor wedding - the Adirondacks, Catskills and Finger Lakes. It is one of those locations that truly has it all. From easy trails to high peaks, waterfalls and stunning fields, Upstate New York has plenty of options for elopement vendors, accommodations and restaurants as well!
I can't wait to help you plan your perfect adventurous wedding day.
why elope in upstate New York
Upstate New York is home to some of the most beautiful mountain ranges and waterfalls on the east coast.
There are also plenty fun activities to do in and around Upstate NY for your elopement day. Basically, your elopement here will be nothing short of amazing.
Traveling to Upstate New York
Depending on where you decide to elope in Upstate New York will dictate the best airport to fly into. In the Catskills, the Albany airport will be the closest and largest to fly into. You could also do the bigger NYC airports, then drive up.
For the Adirondacks, the largest airports will be the Albany airport or the Burlington VT airport.
For the Finger Lakes, the largest airports will be either Buffalo or Greater Rochester airport.
When to elope in Upstate New York
The best part about eloping in Upstate New York is that no matter WHEN you choose, there is something special about it. In the winter, there are tons of activities you can incorporate such as skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more. In the Spring is when the waterfalls are the most beautiful. In the Summer, everything is lush green and vibrant. And in the Fall (my favorite), gives you the crisp air, Fall colors and breathtaking scenery.
Where to elope in Upstate New York
There are so many incredible places to elope in Upstate New York, as I've mentioned. Some are more popular areas than others, but it all depends on the type of scenery you want to be surrounded by.
In the Catskills, you'll find simple and strenuous hikes, along with some stunning waterfalls and super cool Airbnbs. In the Adirondacks, you'll find the home of Lake Placid, the High Peaks, rivers and waterfalls. In the Finger Lakes Region, this is where you'll find some of the most beautiful waterfalls on the east coast.
Upstate New york adventure elopement photographers
All three of us were born and raised in New England, and are adventurers at heart. We're always on the go exploring new places constantly to update our elopement locations for amazing couples like you! We all love a good breakfast, all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
Amber is our Upstate New York location expert and has all of the hidden and local gems you won't want to miss on your day.
The outdoors and exploring in new places is what makes us feel alive. And if you're here, than you must feel the same. We can't wait to daydream up the most perfect day with you and make the dream come to reality. We have a good feeling we'll be good friends and have the best time together!
hear it from our couples
"On the day of our elopement, Kelsey delivered with her amazing energy. She’s not there to stiffly pose you, she’s there to document the real moments for you as a couple and while she’ll offer direction when you need it, she’ll awe you by catching all the beautiful, genuine, special, tearful, joyful moments you’ll remember forever."
"Her organizational skills and knowledge of the White Mountain area crafted a perfect wedding day for my now husband and I. I knew I could trust Kelsey from the first meeting we had. She did the location scouting for the perfect ceremony to help allow my limited-mobility dad walk me down the aisle. The post-ceremony hike she did with my husband and I captured the most beautiful pictures that I can't wait to remember forever. I am so glad that Kelsey was the photographer for our unique intimate wedding. She puts her all into each of her clients."
"From the day we had our first meeting with her, my now wife and I knew she was the perfect fit/future best friend! We did not have a lot of direction to give and relied on Kelsey to basically create our day for us. She crushed it, we had such an amazing experience planning the day and felt relaxed and confident the entire time."
— cait + jim
— ben + Hannah
— lorraine + Matt
For Upstate New York Mountain Elopement inspiration + elopement tips, check out below.
As an elopement photographer, I value the experience I provide my couples. I am so much more than just a photographer. Here's just a little insight of the experience and what's included in my packages.
unlimited guidance + ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE RESOURCES
Access to my incredible 90+ page elopement experience workbook, packing list, guest guide and more. My goal is to make your experience seamless and positive.
I'll help you create your perfect day, making sure you have a stress free day that you can stay present at. I have expertise in building true elopement timelines.
LOCATION SCOUTING + VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS
AN ELOPEMENT EXPERT
I do hours of research to find you the perfect locations for your day and will help you find vendors so you can get your time back.
Having documented 90+ elopements, I know all the ins and outs of things you wouldn't have thought of - like how to pack your dress, deal with weather, prepare your guests, and a lot more.
all travel included
As long as I can get there by 2WD, then you don't have to worry about extra fees! Yep that includes gas, rentals, accommodation, food. One less thing you have to worry about!
A lot of my couples want seclusion and privacy, so they are excited to find out I am ordained and can sign their marriage papers - fo' free!