Have A Wedding Experience
that truly reflects your relationship

One that's meaningful, intimate, unforgettable, and stress-free. all at the same time.

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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... Spending ten's of thousands of dollars on a wedding you won't even enjoy?

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

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

Every day there are thousands of couples just like you who were SO excited to get engaged, but when it came 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.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A WEDDING THAT ISN'T "YOU"

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

We'll help you craft a day that isn't cookie cutter. It will be completely customized to fit 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.

Elopement package in upstate NY Adirondacks

We are elopement photographers, but also
So. Much. More.

The Pinckards, adventurous mountain top elopement photographers and officiants

we're dan + Laura Pinckard

When the dentist asks what we do for a living, we tell them that we’re photographers. But that’s not the whole truth…

It all started when we got married in 2016. Back then, photography was just a hobby for us, and we thought “eloping” was just running away to Vegas.

We had a 200-guest wedding, had a family friend do our pictures, and ended up with SO many regrets.

When we learned that eloping was an option, we wished we could go back in time, but we can’t. What we can do, though, is help YOU have a wedding that you won’t regret.

Yes, we’re photographers. But what we’re truly passionate about is helping couples have a day that they love, focus on what matters most.

We are elopement experts who help you have a wedding that you'll never regret

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

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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.

THINK ELOPING in the adirondacks MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

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