On your wedding day, you wake up in a lovely riverside cabin that you've rented for the week. With no rush, you enjoy a peaceful morning, sipping tea in Adirondack chairs, taking in the view and the soothing sounds of the river and birds chirping. After a delightful breakfast made with fresh ingredients from the local farmers market and a game of backgammon, you get ready for the day, donning your wedding attire and lacing up hiking boots.
Double-checking your pack to ensure your vow books are safely tucked inside, you feel a mix of excitement and nerves as you prepare to marry your beloved. Driving to the trailhead, you embark on a hike to a magnificent viewpoint, where you exchange your vows in privacy. As you celebrate with a picturesque picnic overlooking distant mountains, cuddling and cherishing the moments, you create unforgettable memories on your special day.
This is what your wedding day could look like.
All dogs welcome!
Also, "Hi, I'm Molly!"
I know you aren't here for dogs, but my dogs are a big part of my life, so I figured I'd get the whole "yes, you can totally bring your dog" thing out of the way!
I set out to help other couples have amazing wedding day experiences where they felt free to be themselves. Four years and countless elopements later, Outdoor Chronicles is focused on creating one-of-a-kind memories for people that value quality time together over everything else.
I'm passionate about creating unforgettable elopement experiences in the two lovely corners of the world I call home - Upstate New York and Tirol, Austria! As a licensed hiking guide, I understand what it takes to find that perfect spot for you. Whether your ideal site is tucked away under towering trees in the Catskills or perched atop jaw-dropping vistas in the Adirondack High Peaks region, or amidst the craggy peaks of the Alps, with me at the helm we can create something magical that honors everything between you two. My goal is for your outdoor experience to be exactly what you want it to be – whether that's total relaxation or an adventurous hike up the mountain side. Let me help make those dreams a reality–no matter how sweaty we get along the way!
You thought about a traditional wedding, but...
You feel safer in the mountains and amongst the trees.
You crave adventure. And maybe you hate being the center of attention.
You want to be truly happy on your wedding day doing whatever it is that brings you joy. And nothing that doesn't.
Doesn't choosing to have an intimate wedding day experience where you truly enjoy your time together surrounded by beautiful scenery sound AMAZING?
Muddy boots and trail snacks are more your vibe than glitz and glam.
WHEN YOU WORK WITH ME YOU GET:
AN EXPERT ADVENTURE GUIDE* &
*Yes, a real-life certified guide, with a license, badge, and everything!
The Outdoor Chronicles Experience
It comes down to making it easy!
Services are individually tailored to suit your needs—I offer local expertise and planning assistance to help create dreamy memories you can cherish forever. Sure, you will get gorgeous photos, but it's really about crafting and ENJOYING an amazing elopement experience.
Let us provide the support to make your elopement day relaxed and beautiful. No stress. Just fun.
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Meet Your Elopement Photographer
WHEN IT COMES TO HIRING AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS AND WILL EMPOWER YOU TO HAVE THE WEDDING YOU WANT!
As an adventure wedding photographer and licensed NY hiking guide who specializes in small weddings and crafting intentional experiences, I know that sometimes two people feel so much more comfortable getting married either alone or with a small, intimate group of family and friends. I'm here to support and celebrate you in that decision while helping you have the best wedding day ever!
Once upon a time, I found myself planning a wedding that just didn't feel right. I'm an introvert who would have felt extremely uncomfortable sharing my vows with a huge group of people. Not only that, we hated the idea of getting married in a generic venue that didn't mean anything to us. It's in the mountains that we felt safe, so that's how and where we ended up getting married!
Long story short, that's the inspiration behind how Outdoor Chronicles Photography was born! I empower couples to get married in a way that feels natural and truly honest to them. Because why do anything else when it's such a big milestone?
I like to work locally in the Adirondacks or Catskills of New York mostly because everything I do in my business is grounded in sustainability. That means that I don't want to be taking unnecessary plane trips or even taking on money that could be spent to improve the local community elsewhere. Plus, New York has so much to offer!
But Molly, I see you also talk about the Alps a lot on social media? Yep, that's right! I grew up in the Austrian Alps, so when I'm not in New York, I'm out in Austria. I typically spend 3 months out of the year there, so you will often see me posting about both. I often book elopements and adventure sessions when I'm based in the Austrian Alps already. If I'm not there, I know a ton of wonderful other vendors to refer you too!
I'll be there every step of the way to help you plan an awesome wedding
"Molly has a talent for capturing fleeting moments of subtle love- split seconds of delicate love gestures exchanged between the couple by just a glance of the eye or a hint of a smile flickering of admiration."
Jenn and Colin
FOR LOVERS GETTING MARRIED
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I can't wait to plan your adventure! - Molly