Outdoor Chronicles Photography

Outdoor Chronicles Photography

Based In: New York and regularly photographing elopements and weddings in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Business Attributes: LGBTQ+ Owned
Photographer: Outdoor Chronicles Photography

Outdoor Chronicles Photography

Based In: New York and regularly photographing elopements and weddings in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Business Attributes: LGBTQ+ Owned

Hi! I’m Molly and I’m based in Upstate New York smack-dab in the middle of the Adirondacks and the Catskills. In addition to working as an elopement photographer, I’m also a licensed hiking guide, meaning I spend a lot of time exploring remote places and know some of the best locations for adventure weddings and elopements!

When I’m not in New York, 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.

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.

As an award-winning elopement and birth photographer, all of my intimate wedding and elopement packages include planning assistance. As opposed to a traditional wedding which is built around guest experience, I help you plan an elopement experience that celebrates YOU and your relationship.

So, What’s Next?

It’s really easy!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Photographer & 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!

A New York Ski Wedding
A New York Ski Wedding
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Molly is simply amazing. My husband and I had no idea where to start with choosing a photographer, and Molly was recommended to us by a close friend. We reached out to her about 5 weeks away from our wedding, and she responded right away hoping to get to know us. We met via Zoom, and our conversation was delightful; it was like catching up with a friend, rather than meeting a new person for the first time. She knew what questions to ask to truly get to the heart of my husband’s and my relationship. My husband isn’t exactly chatty, either, so it was impressive that she got him to speak, and (sigh) express his love. Molly had so much in common with us that by the end of our first chat, we couldn’t wait to meet our new friend in person. Molly’s only mistake was that she offered to help us in whatever ways she could, and we called on her for everything. She’s an elopement specialist, and her recommendations were wonderful. For the people out there who haven’t decided on a small wedding yet, I urge you to consider how lovely and intimate a smaller ceremony can be. I adore my in-laws, and my family of origin has been through some difficult times, so the union of my husband and I was a moment to be celebrated. We both have such large families, that I’m not sure we could’ve expressed our sentiments to the people who mean the most to us if we were trying to say hello to all of our guests. We still plan to have a party in the future, but we were excited to do the darn thing! Molly also does her homework! My hubby and I wanted to take a hike with our dog on the morning of our wedding, so Molly offered to join us and photograph it. One might think that she researched the hike on AllTrails, but no, not Molly. She went and did the entire hike the day before the wedding to check conditions, etc. Then she went to the venue the night before the wedding, checked it out for the lighting, met our families, and even joined us for a glass of wine. She truly went above and beyond any expectations that we may have had. On the day of the wedding, Molly was nothing short of fantastic. She brought us warm beverages and was so thoughtful with everything that she did. She made the effort to get to know us and our story, and she was able to memorialize our favorite moments. Our families felt comfortable with her, which made for some amazing photos. Perhaps most importantly, Molly was able to capture the pure, unadulterated joy that we were feeling. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. We consider ourselves so lucky to have beautiful wedding photos, and a fabulous new friend.

Bethany & Corey Dempsey

I can't say enough incredible things about our experience with Molly. First, they are an absolutely insane artist. Everyone who has seen my wedding pictures has said they look like a magazine spread. Second, they offer so much more than photography. When my husband and I first decided to have a tiny wedding in the mountains, Molly helped us figure out a date (by looking at the leaf calendars, because we said fall leaves were what we were going for) and it ended up being the most beautiful day of the year. Then, Molly was just an email, text, or call away while I planned my little wedding all year. They were always excited to talk to me, had amazing ideas, and made it feel like I had an ally in the lonely planning process who was as excited as I was. I was almost as excited to spend a weekend hiking and chatting with Molly as I was to get married. Then, during the wedding weekend, Molly captured all the little elements of our celebration. Some of my favorite pictures are the candids of us hiking and having dinner the day before. On the day of, Molly shepherded us down trails making sure we got places on time and stopped to take pictures in all the beautiful little dells and overlooks while we wandered around in our own little world. They made sure we hit everything we wanted to and had so much fun along the way. Molly curates an absolutely amazing experience and then gives you the most beautiful pictures so you can relive it for years to come. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Go get married in the woods and bring Molly!

Rachel and Brian

Absolutely incredible! There is no way the day could have been more perfect. Molly is outstanding at what she does, and she makes you feel so at ease throughout the entire process until the very end. And trust me, the day she planned was so amazing we didn't want it to end, and you won't want yours to end either! Truly a wonderful experience. Extremely professional photos, wonderful vendor recommendations, and overall a wonderful person to spend the day with. 5 stars do not do justice, as Outdoor Chronicles Photography is superb!

Joy and Caleb

Molly is super talented, and just a delight to work with. They have an incredible eye and talent for helping couples craft unique, meaningful adventures (at macro and micro levels). They took the time to get to know us as individual people and as a couple, navigated our ambivalence around ceremonies (and planning), and helped us imagine and craft a day that felt authentic and aligned with our overall relationship (as well as our logistical needs) so that when the time came we were able to just relax and enjoy ourselves. Highly, highly recommend Outdoor Chronicles Photography for your adventure elopement and wedding!

Emma and Brandon

I highly recommend Molly and Outdoor Chronicles Photography. From start to finish, Molly was an absolute professional in every sense of the word. She was easy to communicate with and listened to us on what we wanted out of our elopement. She worked with us to develop a schedule that gave us the exact day we wanted. When a small hiccup occurred, she handled it before we even became aware of it.

Our elopement was absolutely perfect, and it is in no small part due to Molly. All this doesn’t even touch on her skills as a photographer (she's an amazing photographer). I feel like there would always be some worry with eloping and how your family will react. When our family saw the photos, they were ecstatic. She did an absolutely amazing job with our elopement photos and we could not be happier. Seriously, hire her.

Michelle and Craig

Molly was simply the best we could have asked for!! Not only did she come to us with a clear aesthetic and vision, but she also really listened to us about what we wanted for our photos and had some excellent ideas for making them beautiful, while also feeling authentic and natural. She managed to capture every moment of joy - there were many - and numerous moments of humor and silliness for the WHOLE DAY. She came to the salon for some wonderful getting-ready snaps, and stuck around to capture all of the dancing. Having Molly & her cameras felt like having another beloved wedding guest (she's a delightful human, photography talent aside) who managed to capture our big day in a way that was both gorgeous and candid. 1000% would recommend.

Alix and Becca

Planning a wedding during COVID is hard, planning a destination wedding for a year and then having to cancel a month prior due to COVID is even worse! We were left with a blank slate as travel to North Carolina would not be happening in the near future and we had no plans for an Upstate New York wedding! We originally decided to hold off on making any plans – it truly seemed unbearable at first. After about a month, we realized it was crazy to push it off any longer – at the end of the day we just wanted to be married and we were going to make it happen. In fact, we decided to dream up and plan an entirely new wedding within one month. It is crazy how things work out!! Our wedding day was absolute perfection and more “us” than the original wedding we planned! One major and significant reason for that was due to the amazing vendors we had the pleasure of working with (and of course the help from our family and friends). I came across Outdoor Chronicles Photography by chance and I am so happy I did. Molly is absolutely fantastic, she made everything so easy! We reached out to Molly on 9/24 and we were getting married on 10/17, I knew there was minimal time for us to get to know each other and get a plan in place but after our first Zoom discovery call with Molly – we had absolutely no reservations. She asked all the right questions, she wanted to know our history and our relationship so that she could best support us. She is sweet, funny, professional, personable and damn good at her job! She was there for every posed photo that we swore to her we would not want taken, she encouraged us to take time as a couple after the ceremony to let sink in that we just got married (and Drew was so against it at the time but actually mentioned to me after he is so glad we did that), she captured all of the candid emotions that truly helped see our wedding through our guests eyes. She put us at ease during a very stressful time and we are so grateful for that. We could not have asked for a better person / photographer to work with and we will be sure to keep her up my sleeve for any future photography needs!

Kaila and Drew
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