You're here because you are ready to ditch the big wedding plans, elope instead and looking for a White Mountains elopement photographer and wedding expert! I live in the White Mountains, so I am known for knowing the best secluded and beautiful places to have the best day of your life. We have everything you could hope for - the mountains, the waterfalls, lakes and more. I help find you vendors, locations, and be your adventure pal throughout the planning journey.
I can't wait to help you plan your perfect adventurous wedding day.
why elope in the White Mountains
The mountains are a second home to many, and a welcoming space to all. There is plenty of locations for seclusion, while also having opportunities to share with your loved ones.
There are also plenty fun activities to do in the White Mountains for your elopement day. Basically, your elopement in the White Mountains will be nothing short of amazing.
Traveling to the White Mountains
Traveling to the White Mountains is quite simple! The closest largest airport is Boston, which is about 2 hours driving, or you can also fly into Manchester, which is about an hour away. I'd recommend a rental car, because while New Hampshire is small, it generally takes over an hour to get from one side of the Whites to the other.
A lot of people try to fit the mountains into a weekend. There are different areas of the National Forest, with so much to offer in each spot. I recommend at least 3 full days.
Where to stay in the White Mountains
When looking for where to stay in the White Mountains, remember that it can take a bit of driving to get to certain locations. I'd recommend looking into small towns such as Lincoln, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Sugar Hill, Thornton, North Conway or Albany.
There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs, Inns and short term rentals (airbnbs/vrbos) in each location.
Where to elope in the White Mountains
There are so many incredible places to elope in the White Mountains, 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 and the activities you are hoping to incorporate.
Some of the more popular locations to elope are Artists Bluff, Cathedral Ledge, Echo Lake and Glen Ellis Galls.
But I have many, many hidden gems up my sleeve for my couples!
WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST WEDDING
hey, I'm Kelsey!
I'm a LOCAL WHITE MOUNTAIN elopement photographer with a whole lot of knowledge about this beautiful national forest.
Born and raised in New Hampshire, I'm an adventurer at heart. I'm always on the go exploring new places constantly to update my elopement locations for amazing couples like you! The White Mountains is my home (no seriously, I live here!), and one of the locations that I specialize in. I'm a real maple syrup addict, love all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
The outdoors and exploring in new places is what makes me feel alive. So I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Because if you're here, I can imagine you feel the same. I can't wait to daydream up the most perfect day with you and make the dream come to reality. I have a good feeling we'll be good friends and have the best time together!
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 White Mountains Elopement inspiration + elopement tips, check out below.
most couples invest between $6k-9k
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!