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Your Guides to an Adventurous Elopement

Have your wedding, your way

Picture your perfect elopement

…to an unforgettable day that’s all about you and the love your partner share

where you are free to cherish every single moment

But what does it REally mean to elope?

the word "elopement" doesn't mean what it used to.

It’s no longer about running away & getting married in secret. 

Today, eloping is about getting married in a way that reflects your relationship, in a way that makes you happy, in a place that is meaningful to you

No old-fashioned checklists, gaudy frills, or performing for the in-laws required. 

Just you, your beloved, and a magical place to call your own.

Mountaintop elopement in the Adirondacks in the fall foliage

sound like a dream?

Let's make it your reality!

Bride and groom elope on Paradox Lake in upstate NY


We love shooting incredible photos and capturing the breathtaking moments between people who are crazy about each other. But our specialty is making your elopement everything you dreamed.

What have our clients thought about their elopements?

Texts We've Received:

Great teams make great weddings

Consider us your personal elopement experts

(who are also incredible with a camera). 

We’ll help plan your elopement to perfection—and then document the moments as they unfold. 

We also know the Adirondack Mountains and upstate New York better than our own backyard. After helping countless couples begin their next chapter here, we have the knowhow and the experience to bring your ideal adventure wedding to life anywhere along this gorgeous region.

The possibilities are endless (but here are a few examples):

Who are we anyway?

we're dan + Laura

Upstate New York’s adventurous elopement team. 

Along with our incredible team (Rachel + Sarah), we’ll be your go-to wedding consultants, adventure partners, and pillars of support from the moment we meet—to the day your elopement photos arrive.

The Pinckards, professional elopement photographers in the Adirondacks of upstate New York on Mount Jo

Still have questions?

Here are some common questions we get about elopements + photography

That really depends on the season, but the earlier the better! If you are flexible with the date, at least a few months in advance. If you want to elope on a specific day, you should reach out at least a year in advance to be safe!

We typically start off with a phone call, and once we have some basic details (e.g. date, general location, overall vision), we’ll send you a link to our booking portal! After you book, we spend the next several weeks/months helping you plan your dream elopement!

That depends on a few factors! Our elopement photography packages typically range from around $5,000 – $7,000. If you contact us, we’d be happy to give you a quote that matches your dream elopement!

We have some packages for a half-day, some for a full-day, and some for multiple days! We don’t offer any short packages (e.g. 1 or 2 hours), because we truly believe that your wedding day deserves to be documented! There are some photographers who offer quick “elopement photoshoots,” but what we do is SO much more than that.

Only if by “photoshoot” you mean the best day of your lives that happens to be documented along the way. Your elopement should be filled with whatever is most exciting, memorable, relaxing, or [insert any positive adjective] for you two as a couple! We’ll just take photos as you have a blast.

We’re not technically “planners” per se, but we’re WAY more than just elopement photographers. We are here to help with as much as we can, whether that be chatting about the timeline, researching locations, recommending vendors, etc. We’ll also be sending you helpful resources along the way!

We don’t have a hard and fast rule, but elopements tend to have under 20 guests. We also shoot weddings with more guests, depending on the details! It definitely doesn’t hurt to reach out, even if you’re having 827 guests.


If you don’t want the pressure of a full-blown wedding, don’t want to conform to the expectations of 150 guests, and would rather have a day that is 100% focused on you & your marriage… You should strongly consider an elopement.  Your wedding doesn’t have to fit into society’s mold. You can do it YOUR way. And honestly, there’s no better place than the Adirondacks in upstate NY. It is a massive state park filled with gorgeous mountains, lakes, and rivers, but it’s not overcrowded like many national parks.
Bride and groom overlooking Adirondack Mountains

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