Hi! I’m Molly and I’m based in Upstate New York smack-dab in the middle of the Adirondacks and the Catskills. And for about 4 months out of the year, I’m based out of the Austrian Alps. When I’m not in New York or Tirol, I can be found hiking or skiing all across New England. Being outdoors is where I feel my most confident and most free to be myself – maybe you feel the same?
If you are anything like me, you want something different when it comes to your wedding day experience. You want an experience that is tailored to you and your hun- one that is truly memorable. When thinking about getting married in front of a huge group of people, you just want to run away. Or maybe you are way more excited about planning your honeymoon than you are about planning tablescapes and where everybody will sit.
Let’s Talk About Adventure
I like to use Merriam Webster’s second definition of “Adventure”:
Ad·ven·ture (noun): An exciting or remarkable experience.
That’s it. You don’t have to hike 10 miles to have the adventurous wedding of your dreams, but you totally can if you want to! Whether you want to get married at the courthouse and then go skiing or you want to get married on top of a mountain in the middle of a week-long backpacking trip, I am here to make your wedding dreams a reality. And yes, you can have your family and friends there if you want to!
The biggest thing that I offer my clients is freedom and time. Freedom to do what you want, when you want it. Freedom to be intentional in every wedding decision you make. And time to be with each other without other worries or stresses. Time to make memories. Time to be present.
I document real feelings and my style reflects the mood of the day. I am all about the in-between moments. When capturing you making your memories, I think about what you will think when you look back fifty years from now. I want you to remember all the emotions that you felt on that day.
All of my intimate wedding and elopement packages include:
1. Planning Assistance
Helping you plan your perfect experience is part of the fun! Once you book with me, I am yours to toss all your ideas at! In addition to all of my local knowledge, I have a list of vendors to recommend to you for your wedding day. Want to know where to stay or where you could get a “from above” experience? I can direct you to some local companies who do hot air balloon rides, sea plane rides, and heli-experiences!
I’m also here to answer any questions you might have about the legalities of getting married- it can be confusing figuring out everything you need and when to do what.
2. Wedding Timeline Creation
About a month before your wedding, I will send out a detailed wedding questionnaire to make sure we are both on the same page as to what to expect. We will also go over any Plan B options. This is when I begin to help you craft a timeline to make sure that you will have a relaxed day (no rushing so that you can stay 100% present and in the moment!). We will also go over the best times for the ceremony and photos (golden hour, baby!)
About a week before your wedding, we will hop on the phone again to touch base and finalize your details.
3. Unlimited Access To Me & My Expertise
Whether it’s by text, email, or messenger, you can reach out to me any time! I love knowing what you are thinking about when it comes to your wedding day. Whether its a really big decision such as changing your venue or how to pack for your winter hiking elopement (fleece leggings!), I love to know what’s going on and how I can help. I’m here to lend a listening ear and advice as needed.
4. Adventure Buddy With All The Things!
Baby wipes, ibuprofen, hair pins, snacks and treats, first aid kit…I bring it all with me wherever I go. I like to be prepared for anything that you may need on the day of your wedding. I’ve had grooms whose buttons popped off who needed a safety pin, mothers who needed a quick sugar boost, and bridal parties who had forgotten all of the hair pins. Whatever it is that you need, I probably have it!
And if you were hoping for a buddy who knows too many bad puns, some fun nature facts, and loves to nerd out about backpacking and cycling gear, you are in luck! Because you get that too.
5. Sneak Peek Within 24 Hours
You read that correctly! You will get your first sneak peek within 24 hours of your wedding or elopement. Because nobody likes waiting to see photos from their epic, joyful day!
So, What’s Next?
It’s really easy!
- The first that that we will do once you contact me is get on a video call with each other. I want to hear more about your wedding plans and make sure that we are all a good fit for each other.
- If it’s all a go, I will send you a contract. A flat fee retainer will be due to secure your date and my services.
- We begin planning your adventure! As part of this process, I will help you dream big. Approaching your wedding day should be a lot like approaching your perfect date together…just more epic.
A Bit About Me- Your Wedding Guide, Experience Curator, and Trusted Friend
I’m an elopement and family photographer at home in the outdoors, whether it’s hiking year-round or breaking out my skis or snowboard when the snow falls. I got married at the courthouse and followed that up with an elopement a few months later surrounded by my family in Austria. I grew up hiking and snowboarding in the German and Austrian Alps and then had a 15-year career in the arts producing live events and, later, working with young artists. I now love helping my couples plan their elopements from location, to budget, to answering any old questions they may have! And, of course, hiking and playing in the snow nearly every weekend. I’m based in Upstate New York and will travel anywhere with mountains.
Are you thinking that you might want to have a multi-day event the same way I did? As a US and EU citizen, I can work in both places. So if your dream is to get married state-side with your family and then go abroad for a private elopement, I’m your person!