Elope on a mountain in the adirondacks

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The Pinckards - Elopement Photographers in the Adirondacks

#1 Elopement Photographers in Upstate New York

All-inclusive, stress-free experience





Does the idea of a full-blown wedding stress you out?

The planning, being the center of attention, choosing a guest list, entertaining hundreds of guests... All for a wedding you won't even enjoy?

You are not alone. And it's nothing to be ashamed of.

Elopement in the Adirondacks in upstate NY, getting married on a mountain summit, hiking wedding

Every day there are thousands of couples just like you who were SO excited to get engaged, but when it comes time to plan a wedding? It just doesn't feel right.

Just like you, they don't want the cookie cutter wedding that everyone assumes you'll have. And you don't have to.


Choose To Elope Instead

have an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime

A customized, all-about-you
Elopement Package in the Adirondacks

A day focused on the love that you and your partner share

with epic landscapes, stunning photos, and memories that you'll cling to forever

Elopement package in upstate NY Adirondacks

We'll help you craft a day that is completely customized to your vision, your passions, and your relationship.

Of course, photos will be a big part of your elopement, but photos are only as important as the memories that they capture. We'll help you have a day full of those memoires.


we're dan + Laura Pinckard

The adventurous husband + wife duo known for helping couples have a wedding day they’ll LOVE with epic one-of-a-kind photos.

We’re lucky to live in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, where we can take photos of couples in the most stunning locations on this side of the country.

When we’re not hauling our photography gear up a mountain, you’ll usually find us hanging out with our three dogs by the pool (or at our studio helping to craft perfect elopement days).

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6+ years capturing elopements

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.

What could your elopement look like?

examples of what our clients have done:

Sydney + Brian's

Sunrise hiking elopement

with ~10 guests

  • Hiking up a mountain well before sunrise
  • Portraits + private vows on the summit
  • Hiking down for a ceremony by the lake
  • Portraits and family photos by the lake + a nearby field
Sunrise hiking elopement / micro wedding on Mount Jo in the Adirondacks with a few family members
Small wedding / elopement with photos taken on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY

Ashton + Max's

elopement / wedding hybrid

with ~25 guests

  • First look by the river next to their Airbnb
  • Driving up a mountain for portraits on the summit
  • A short ceremony at their Airbnb
  • A first dance immediately following the ceremony
  • A little reception at dusk with their friends + family under a tent

Gen + Jason's

Solo hiking

with no guests

  • Hiking up a mountain well before sunrise
  • First look on the summit after changing into their dress/suit
  • Ceremony right as the sun came over the horizon
  • Hiking back down for some fun pictures by the lake
  • Celebratory brunch at a favorite local restaurant
Sunrise adventurous elopement in Lake Placid, NY on Mount Jo

What have our clients thought about their elopements?


"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 made our dream elopement come true.”

Reviews from past clients


Still have questions?

Here are some common questions we get about elopements + photography

That really depends on the season, but the earlier the better! Most couples book with us 9-12 months in advance, so our schedule tends to fill up around then.

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!

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 a thousand guests.

If you don’t want the pressure of a full-blown wedding, don’t want to conform to the expectations of hundreds guests, and would rather have a day that is 100% focused on you & your marriage… You should elope.

Your wedding doesn’t have to fit into society’s mold.

Get married in a way that truly reflects you.

Let's chat about your elopement!

Whether you're ready to book or still have questions, fill out this form and we'll be in touch ASAP!