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After the first look, we decided to do the second from the top of Taft Point, a short hike from the road to Glacier Point. We were treated to one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing!

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There are few places in the world better suited for an adventure session than Yosemite National Park!

Alexis and I have met years ago when I worked at Apple. When her and Reuben told me they were living in San Jose (only a few hours from Yosemite) and soon to be married, I knew we were going to create some amazing photographs together!

Yosemite Valley is absolutely breathtaking, but it can get insanely busy during the summer months. To avoid the crowds (and the heat), we decided to capture their Yosemite adventure session in September.

Alexis & Reuben did a few separate looks, with the first focusing on the floor of Yosemite Valley. We made sure to hit up the iconic Tunnel View and the fields and meadows of the Valley before heading to Taft Point for sunset.


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I’m excited to share this Adirondack Elopement (featuring newlyweds Hannah and Sam) in the Adirondack Mountains. 

This wedding was styled by Lacy Geary and orchestrated by Mary Dougherty. Every detail was breathtaking. 

On the day of the wedding, we began before dawn. After driving down to Saranc Lake, we rowed out toward a small remote island. It was an intimate spot for the wedding ceremony!

We took lots of photographs as the sun rose. Because we started early in the morning, we were able to catch the beautiful sunrise light—it was the perfect way to start the morning.


Hannah & Sam’s invitation.

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How gorgeous is this stunning bouquet by Fern Croft?

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The island where the ceremony was held.

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An intimate ceremony with just Hannah, Sam, and their friend and officiant Staci.

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Hannah and Sam changed after the ceremony and we headed to the Lake Placid Lodge. The waterfront reception consisted of only a handful of guests to keep things intimate.

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I seriously don’t think these two could be happier together.

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Cheers to an amazing day!


Hannah & Sam’s Adirondack Elopement Vendors

Host: Mary Dougherty
Design, Create Direction & Fashion Styling: Lacy Geary
Tom Schelling Photography
Venue: Lake Placid Lodge

Videography: Live Oak Films
Bride’s Dress: L’eto Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Florals: Fern Croft
Hair & Makeup: The Luminous Bride
Calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness


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