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Experience the captivating charm of Kaiti and Sarah's enchanting LGBTQ Upstate New York elopement


A black and white image of two women in wedding suits elope in Saratoga Springs in Upstate NY.

Kaiti and Sarah envisioned a dreamy Upstate NY elopement that would combine their love for nature with the presence of their loved ones and their beloved dog, Dexter. They approached me for assistance in finding the ideal location, and I immediately thought of Moreau Lake State Park - the perfect choice to fulfill all their criteria. It had a wheelchair accessible area for a first look with family, was close to their home in Saratoga Springs where they were getting ready, and had a not-too-intense hike to a viewpoint overlooking the Hudson- perfect for exchanging private vows.




A Saratoga Springs Hiking Elopement


Moreau is a beautiful elopement destination in upstate New York. With over 20 miles of picturesque hiking trails, this park is a nature lover's paradise. Nestled near the Hudson River in Saratoga County, it offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. Whether you're enamored by lakeside beaches, crave hiking and skiing trails, or dream of paddling on the serene lake, this park has it all. You can say "I do" surrounded by nature's beauty.


Starting the Day with Family Before a Solo Adventure

Kaiti, Sarah, and I crafted a perfect day that allowed for them to exchange vows in private and make it official, whilst also enjoying the company of their nearest and dearest. Beginning at Kaiti's family home in Saratoga Springs, we all gathered there to get ready together. We couldn't resist capturing some breathtaking portraits in the backyard, showcasing their stunning suits and the excitement bubbling within them for the incredible day ahead.



A First Look with Family

Kaiti and Sarah arrived separately in their cars for their first look. Excitement filled the air as their loved ones eagerly awaited them in a designated spot. Together, with their cherished guests, they had chosen a location in Moreau surrounded by the trees- providing an intimate and cozy feel to the gathering. This location was carefully selected to accommodate and include all their cherished guests.


A black and white image of family and friends gathered in a park during the couples first look.

Capturing the magic of the first look on camera is one of my favorite parts of the day.


Two brides wearing suits embrace on their elopement day during their first look. Their family stands behind them in support.

When Kaiti and Sarah first met way back when, neither planned to fall in love because one of them had plans to move. Despite their initial reluctance, fate intervened and love blossomed between them. With their wedding day now here, Kaiti was filled with excitement as she waited for Sarah to arrive. Sarah tapped Kaiti on the shoulder and they turned into a heartfelt embrace, with their loved ones cheering them on.


A black and white image of two brides embracing during the first look. LGBTQ Saratoga Springs Upstate NY elopement.

After photographing their family moments, Kaiti and Sarah eagerly drove to a secluded and idyllic area of the park, seeking the perfect spot for their vows. There, they found solace and privacy, allowing them to truly immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings. As they approached the overlook, they were greeted with a breathtaking view before them. And when the right moment arrived, Kaiti and Sarah exchange heartfelt vows, sealing their bond in a truly unforgettable way.


Two women in wedding suits look out at the Adirondack mountains from where they stand on an outcropping in Saratoga Springs NY during their Upstate NY hiking elopement. LGBTQ Lesbian Elopement Saratoga Springs NY Moreau Lake State Park

To see more from Kaiti and Sarah's elopement, including moments from their post elopement canoe adventure, check out more photos below!



Working with me as your LGBTQ Friendly Elopement Photographer in Upstate NY

If you are queer and love adventure and wild landscapes, eloping in Upstate NY will provide you with countless options for beautiful places to elope- whether you choose to elope in the Catskills, Adirondacks, or the Finger Lakes area. Here you can say “I do” surrounded by breathtaking beauty and seclusion — and make memories that will last a lifetime!


LGBTQ Upstate NY Elopement Photographer Hiking Elopement Adirondacks

Hi! I'm Molly, a genderqueer and bisexual award-winning elopement photographer and licensed hiking guide! I would love to chat about photographing your perfect elopement, vow renewal, or pre/post-wedding session in New York, especially if you are also part of the LGBTQ community!


I'm a small wedding and elopement photographer who is always up for a new adventure- whether it's on the slopes or hiking to a beautiful view. While based outside of the Adirondacks, I also have a second home in the Austrian Alps. If you think the Alps might be a great setting for your elopement or honeymoon adventure, reach out- I love to talk about the beauty of the Alps and share all sorts of advice.


Interested in talking to me about your LGBTQ elopement or small adventure wedding? I'd love to help you have the best wedding day experience (while giving you some amazing pictures!)


 

Full Blog Photo Gallery: A LGBTQ Saratoga Springs Hiking Elopement at Moreau State Park


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