Adirondack elopements are all the rage and Cobble Lookout in Wilmington, NY offers the perfect scenic location. Or rather, they became all the rage in 2020 and their popularity has sky-rocketed in the years since. When I first start shooting weddings, I had in mind to solely offer elopement packages in the Adirondack area. Eloping in the Adirondacks, in my mind, was the perfect way to get married. Over the years though, I’ve learned that I love not only elopements but bespoke, traditional weddings, too! Having the opportunity to constantly be photographing something new keeps me on my toes and creativity fresh. Read on to learn more about my last 2022 Adirondack elopement!
When Cindy and Andrew first contacted me, Cindy wanted to learn about my Adirondack elopement packages. She wasn’t sure where they’d elope, just that it should be on the top of a mountain. We went through the booking process and selected a date for early summer (with a specific Adirondack hike in mind for that date – Balanced Rock). Then, covid struck and they were forced to postpone.
The second time around, we stuck with the same Adirondack hike but chose a fall date – one that would hopefully still be warm with a hint of foliage. Then, Andrew tore his achilles during a game of basketball. So, we postponed again.
With my move to Albany, Oregon fast approaching, we knew we had to act fast and settled on a mid-December date. Small snow storms came and went late November into December and I began to worry that we’d have a grey, snow-less day for their winter elopement. However, a day before meeting up with them, Lake Placid got walloped by a snowstorm, dumping literal feet of snow in the area!
Conditions literally could not have been better for Cindy and Andrew’s summer-turned-fall-turned-winter elopement. We ultimately had to pick a different hike (Cobble Lookout) due to the wintery conditions but no one was complaining! Take a peek and see for yourself how beautiful a snowy winter wedding can be!
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