Maybe you have a location in mind or even a general area. Maybe you haven’t even gotten that far. Please don’t worry! This is the part where I come in and take all of that off your hands.
You're excited to elope and celebrate in a way that’s meaningful to you and your fiancé and you can't wait to spend the day making memories with the person you love most. A customized adventure doing things you enjoy, in a gorgeous place is exactly what you’re searching for. Knowing you won’t have an ounce of stress and can focus on the love you share with your partner is music to your ears.
AND BEING THE CENTER OF ATTENTION CAN BE INTIMIDATING.
I’m so proud of you for making this decision!
When and how do we file for a marriage license?
How do we still celebrate with our loved ones?
Where should we go to have a private ceremony?
At this point, you realize that there is a lot more to planning involved for your elopement than you thought. Not as much as a traditional wedding but there are still a lot of logistics to consider.
Who's going to marry us? Etc.
That’s whereI come in!
I’m Nicole! An Adirondack, NY elopement photographer, adventure guide, and your personal hype girl. I go way above the role of a photographer. Yes, I'll get incredible shots of you and your partner. But I'll also help you plan out all the details of your elopement. As a people pleaser at heart, I make it my goal to make sure you're having the best day ever!
"I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Nicole as a photographer and person, but if you are thinking about booking her, DO IT!"
“Where do I even begin? From my first phone call with Nicole Weeks I instantly knew I had found our wedding photographer and a friend for life. Nicole was with us every step of the way. From meeting for coffee to scope out our first look location to having our wedding photos done in record time to writing the most beautiful, heartfelt blog of our wedding day - Nicole is incredible, talented, thoughtful, and such a special person. She made sure to capture every photo we wanted, she vibed so well with all of our vendors. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Nicole as a photographer and person, but if you are thinking about booking her, DO IT! I can’t stop looking at our photo gallery and I am so looking forward to gifting photos to our friends and family.”
Keep us on track throughout your day while making sure we have a little room for spontaneity. No need to keep checking the time, leave your watches at home and just be present!
Find locations that make the most sense for you and your partner. I’ll include a few backup locations too just in case Mother Nature has a mind of her own and you never know what she's going to do.
Plan your entire day from start to finish so it’s unique and exactly what you imagined your wedding day to look like.
Send you recommendations for local florists, officiants, hair and makeup artists, and other vendors you’re looking to hire.
Guide you through poses to create the most natural and authentic moments between you and your spouse.
Design a stunning wedding album for you! The story of your day will forever live in the pages of your family’s new heirloom to share with future generations.
Help you throughout your entire planning process from start to finish. I’m always a quick email away for anything you need assistance with!
But I'm also going to...
40 years from now sitting around the table with your grandchild on your lap showing them your wedding album. The aroma of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies fills the room. You’re holding a linen-covered book of memories, watching their tiny fingers flip through the thick pages. The sound of their innocent laughter surrounds you while they find joy in the moments you said I do to your best friend - their grandparent.
The moments of your wedding day are incredibly special, and being able to share them with the people you love is indescribable. That's why all packages include an album credit to be used toward any of the memory books or heirloom albums I offer. The memories you’ll create by looking back through your elopement adventure and sharing stories about this day are priceless.
Sneak peek photos within 48 hours
Custom Timeline based on your wants, needs, and desires
Complimentary album design
Assistance with locations, vendors, permits, activities and accommodations
Online gallery with high-resolution images
A memorable experience
My travel costs included for anywhere in NY
Let's take a look at my Elopement Packages
The full day elopement is perfect for couples who want a day filled with adventure from sunrise to sunset! They’ll be plenty of time multiple activities, longer hikes, vows in an epic location, a first dance, a brewery pit stop and anything else you can dream of! It's a perfect amount of time to enjoy your day, get incredible photographs and have time to yourselves as well without feeling rushed. If you want your entire elopement story told through images, this package is the one for you!
The mini elopement is great for couples who want to explore one location and have a private ceremony. It's perfect if you're looking for a short and sweet celebration with just the two of you without any guests! This is for you if you want a simple adventure, beautiful portraits and to share your vows with a breathtaking view.
The half day elopement is the most popular and is best for couples who either want to wake up with the sun while sipping on coffee with biscotti as you get ready together. Then we’ll head out to catch the golden hour glow of the sunrise and hike up a mountain for your vows with an epic view! Or we can catch the sunset, pop champagne, and head to a brewery for a flight, dinner and a celebration! Lots of ways to make a half day elopement a memorable experience while getting some adventures in as well!
Me too! I can’t wait to get to know you and your partner and create a magical day that you’ll remember forever!
The first step is to fill out my contact form and tell me all about your love story and what you have in mind for your big day. Next, I’ll send over more information and my pricing guide as well as a link to schedule a call!
We’ll talk all about your vision and the different options of how we can best celebrate your wedding day.
Shortly after that, I’ll email you a contract to review, digitally sign, and submit your retainer fee. Then, I get to work taking your vision and making it come to life!
By the end of our time together, you’ll have a gallery of stunning images. Plus a new family heirloom to reminisce of the day you married your best friend!
No worries, there are plenty of other options! I know a ton of easy to get to epic locations or we could go on a helicopter tour, a boat ride, paddle boarding, kayaking, have a cozy campfire etc..
You could even spend the day relaxing at your lakeside Airbnb. Or have an intimate fancy dinner with your family (I’m happy to accommodate up to 20 guests).
The possibilities on how you can spend your wedding day are endless!
Good news! My passport is up to date and my gear is already packed!
I’m always ready and excited to travel! If you want to get married in a place I haven’t yet been, no worries! I’ll plan to be there a few days early to scout locations and will be doing tons of research well before your big day! There will be an additional fee for elopements outside of New York, depending on the location.
Frequently Asked Questions
On average couples book me about 6 months to a year in advance but that’s not a requirement! If you want to elope in just a few weeks, we can totally make that happen!
When will we receive our images?
It’s totally up to you! It’s often easier to wear your wedding attire while hiking so it’s one less thing to carry. However, I do have a portable changing tent I’m happy to bring if necessary!
Do we wear our wedding attire while hiking?
Depending on your location, I’m happy to accommodate up to 20 guests. Keep in mind that the more guests you have, the fewer options we’ll have for locations.
How many guests can we have?
Heck Yes! As long as the locations we’re going to allow dogs, you can bring your fur baby! Just make sure to bring bags to clean up their waste, extra water and food for them, and a leash as well!
Can we bring our dog?
You can expect to receive around 50-100 images/hour. All your meaningful moments will be delivered but I’ll edit out duplicate photos, test shots, and other images that don’t meet the NWP minimum standard.
How many images can I expect to receive?
You’ll receive 15 preview images within 48 hours of your elopement day. Your full gallery will be complete and delivered in 4 weeks. 10 day rush processing is available for an additional fee.
When should we book you?
“I’ve spent most of my life not knowing what right was supposed to feel like. And then I met you and everything changed. You make me feel right.”
— PATRICK, Schitt's Creek