Vermont Elopement and
You’re here because you are ready to ditch the big wedding plans, elope instead and looking for a Vermont Elopement and Wedding Photographer and expert! The state of Vermont is one of the most beautiful locations to elope in. From the green mountains, to Lake Champlain and State Parks, Vermont has everything you could want in an elopement location.
I can't wait to help you plan your perfect adventurous wedding day.
New England charm
why get married in Vermont
Whether you want a wedding day spent in the mountains, or exploring hidden waterfalls, or a day relaxing on the lakeshore, Vermont has the perfect spot for you. All you need is an officiant and your vows, and it will be official!
Vermont is home to some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in New England, along with incredible lakeshore beaches, and waterfalls.
Traveling to Vermont
Although Vermont looks small on a map, it takes about 5 hours to drive from one end to the other. So you’ll want to be clear about the destination you are hoping for with your elopement.
The best airport to fly into Vermont is in Burlington. It is a super convenient access point for both northern and central Vermont. If that is pricy, look at flying into Boston and getting a rental car. Sometimes you can find flights for cheaper and the driving time can be worth it. The drive from Boston can range between 2-6 hours depending on your location choice.
Where to stay in Vermont
The way I look at Vermont is in sections. If you want the lakeshore, stay near Burlington, where you can experience the city or find solace in nearby towns. If you want the mountains, look at places near Green Mountain National Forest like Bennington, or areas closer to Stowe.
There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs, Inns, and short term rentals (airbnbs/vrbos) all over the state.
Where to elope in Vermont
Vermont has such a variety of places to elope. Depending on the type of landscape you are going for will dictate where you want to elope in Vermont.
Some examples of where to elope in Vermont are Mount Mansfield, Stowe, Lake Champlain, Smuggers’ Notch State Park, Moss Glen Falls, and Camel’s Hump State Park.
But I have some hidden gems up my sleeve for my couples!
what it's like to elope in vermont with US
vermont 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! I'm a real maple syrup addict, love all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
Amber is based in Vermont, so she is our 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 my 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."
"She provided us with guidance right from the get-go, answering questions about everything from hiking boots to hair and makeup crises to permits, and took our vague, half-formed suggestions (Acadia National Park, foliage, mountain and water views, can we take a boat ride??) and turned them into something both achievable and magical."
"I didn't realize how many ways that an elopement photographer could help you prior to the big day, but Kelsey absolutely has the bases covered! She will be your hype-girl throughout the whole process and will be there with tips, recommendations, and encouragement!"
— cait + jim
— MEG + RITTICK
— BIANCA + ERIC
helpful planning resources
How to plan the perfect elopement
How to include your family
Create a sustainable wedding day
Whether you're including family or not, this post is a fun resource to figure out how to include them and keep your day feeling true to you.
Having an elopement is already reducing so much waste, but check here for some fun ways to make your elopement day sustainable and eco-friendly.
Is eloping planning overwhelming you? I get it. Check here on the steps I tell my couples to take in order to create a day that feels true to them. Hint: there is no dream that can't become a reality!
For Vermont 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!