Testimonials: What Our Past Clients Thought of Their Elopements

Obviously, we’re photographers & love creating stunning one-of-a-kind pictures, but that’s not the most important thing to us.

At elopements, your experience is ALWAYS our #1 priority, because the photos are only as special as the memories that they captured. Our main focus is ensuring that your special day is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. 

Taking pictures that are Instagram-worthy is a byproduct of working with fun, non-traditional, adventurous couples, and we love that. It’s something that we never take for granted.

But we also know that your elopement is your one and only wedding day.

We will take stunning pictures for you, but not for Instagram or our portfolio. The photos will be to document a day that is an authentic culmination of your love story. An adventure of a lifetime. An experience that you’ll cherish forever.

Why choosing the right elopement photographer is so important

At traditional weddings, you have several vendors whose job it is to make your day perfect – a planner, day-of coordinator, the venue’s wedding manager, etc. And on top of that, you have a bridal party, who are generally expected to be your go-to support system during the stressful process of planning a wedding.

At elopements, you get to skip a lot of the stress, but you also don’t have as many people involved in your day.

Not all photographers treat elopements this way, but many elopement photographers (us included) try to be your entire support system. We help you plan, encourage you when things get stressful, run errands for you day-of…

It might be a little weird to call us your maid-of-honor and best man, but our goal is to fill those roles as much as we can. Maybe just call us your Elopement Photographer of Honor, because we will do a lot more than just take pictures.

Choosing the right elopement photographer can make or break your entire experience. It’s a decision that you shouldn’t make without careful consideration! But you probably already know that, which is why you’re reading this…

What our client's think about working with us

These are some common themes across all of our clients’ testimonials:

  1. How artistic our photography is. While our focus is 100% on your experience, we also know that our clients choose to work with us because they love our photos. You can see that almost all of our reviews highlight how we capture not just the scenery but also the essence of their relationship and the emotions of the day.

  2. Stress-free process. From the initial planning to the actual day of the ceremony, we try to make everything as seamless & laidback as possible. We are flexible but prepared, and our clients tell us ALL the time how much they appreciate how easygoing the experience of eloping with us was.

  3. Taking pictures was easy & comfortable. A common thread in our testimonials is how comfortable and at ease our clients feel when taking pictures. SO many people tell us that they’re sometimes awkward or uncomfortable in front of a camera, and we really do take pride in making the experience as fun as possible.

Some of our testimonials from past elopements

Here are some of our past clients’ testimonials & a few pictures from their elopements:

Genevieve + Jason | elopement in lake placid, NY in October

“The Pinckards photographed our wedding/elopement in Lake Placid and it was everything we dreamed of — fun, relaxing, and memorable.

Dan and Laura were incredibly helpful with the planning process, including Adirondack locations, what to wear and bring, and fall scheduling. On our wedding day, we had a really great time in between hiking up a mountain, exchanging vows, and taking stunning photos outdoors.

Our gallery was gorgeous and it not only captured the beautiful scenery, but us as well (we went to a coffee shop post-ceremony and took adorable photos there too). If you love the outdoors and want to say ‘I Do’ somewhere special, I definitely recommend Dan and Laura and we will be working with them again in the future!”

Janelle + Robert | elopement in Wilmington, NY in June

“Dan and Laura are the BEST! We had an amazing wedding this Summer. They made it so fun and relaxing while capturing so many memories at our micro wedding/elopement. Our photos are absolutely stunning! We highly recommend them to anyone for their special day. You will not be disappointed!

Lili + Shane | elopement in lake placid, NY in November

“Dan and Laura are not only amazing and take care of almost everything on your special day, but they are just overall amazing humans. We are so so grateful there are people like them who truly make your day ABOUT YOU! They truly do go above and beyond, and I mean literally, to just get that perfect shot for you.”

Carolyn + Javier | elopement in Johnsburg, NY in August

“Working with The Pinckards was the best decision we’ve made in our lives to date!

Everything was a smooth process from the booking, planning, to the execution the day of! The Pinckards and their assistant made our dream elopement come true. The communication was always prompt, professional, and comforting. They even made the time to talk us through what the day would look like which prepared us for our day–and they also came fully prepared the day of with things we didn’t even think of!

During the hike, they were so helpful and tended to our comfort levels and needs. We were so relaxed by the time we got to our destination that we were able to fully live in the moment and take in everything.

As people who have never been professionally photographed and who aren’t used to having their pictures taken, we felt very comfortable and they guided us through poses we could do. I would absolutely do it again and have already recommended them to all of my friends who are getting married!

We chose to have pictures and videography with the express service so we could surprise our families that weekend and the Pinckards delivered! The video is GORGEOUS and captured our moment perfectly! I highly recommend investing in it if you are skeptical. It transcends me back to that magical day every time I watch it and it blows everyone away whenever I show it to them.

The pictures are also so beautiful! We’re still debating on which ones to blow up for our house because it’s so hard to choose! Laura has such a great eye for what will make a beautiful image that reflects you and your partner and the special location you choose to get married. She also does GORGEOUS double exposure pictures that are just magical!”

you deserve a day full of adventure

Couple cheering after eloping in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York

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