As an elopement photographer who revels in romance and epic adventures, I find Vermont’s diverse landscapes the perfect setting for love stories. From the rustic charm of the Green Mountains to the serene beauty of Lake Champlain, Vermont offers a picturesque backdrop for couples who are embarking on their journey of a lifetime. Today, I’ll walk you through a specific, magical elopement schedule for a fun, outgoing couple in this beautiful Northeast state.
8:00 AM – Sunrise and Preparation at Stowe
Our day begins in the charming town of Stowe, with the first light of dawn illuminating the couple’s cozy lodge. This early hour is filled with excitement and anticipation, perfect for capturing those intimate preparation moments and the breathtaking sunrise over the Green Mountains.
10:00 AM – First Look at Moss Glen Falls
For the first look, we head to Moss Glen Falls in Granville. The tranquil sound of the waterfall and the lush greenery provide a naturally romantic setting. When they see each other for the first time, the emotion and beauty are palpable, and I’m there to capture every heartfelt moment.
11:00 AM – Mountain-Top Vows at Mount Mansfield
Next, we make our way to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The hike up is filled with playful and tender moments. At the top, they exchange vows with the Green Mountains as their witness, creating a scene of awe-inspiring beauty and intimacy.
1:00 PM – Picnic by Lake Champlain
Post-vows, the couple enjoys a leisurely picnic along the serene shores of Lake Champlain. They savor local cheeses, maple treats, and the stunning lake views. These moments of joy and tranquility are a photographer’s delight, capturing their love amidst Vermont’s natural splendor.
3:00 PM – Exploring Burlington’s Charm
In the afternoon, we explore the vibrant streets of Burlington. Its lively waterfront, historic marketplace, and quaint shops make for a colorful and lively backdrop. I photograph the couple as they immerse themselves in the local culture and scenery.
5:00 PM – Sunset Boat Ride on Lake Champlain
As the day begins to wane, we arrange for a private boat ride on Lake Champlain. Wrapped in a blanket, they watch the sun set over the Adirondacks, a moment of quiet intimacy and breathtaking beauty, perfect for capturing their loving glances and tender embraces.
7:00 PM – Starlit Dance at Trapp Family Lodge
Back in Stowe, the couple enjoys a private dance under the stars at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Austrian-inspired ambiance, combined with the Vermont night sky, creates a uniquely romantic and intimate setting for some unforgettable photographs.
10:00 PM – Night Caps and Reflection at The Lodge
We end our day back at their lodge, with a nightcap under the star-filled Vermont sky. It’s a time for reflection and intimacy, the perfect close to a day filled with love and adventure, as they embark on their journey together.
Documenting an elopement in Vermont is about capturing a narrative of love set against some of the most stunning natural backdrops. From the rustic elegance of Stowe to the breathtaking vistas of Mount Mansfield and the serene shores of Lake Champlain, each location plays a part in telling a story of adventure, romance, and a new beginning. For a photographer like me, being a part of this journey is not just a job; it’s a privilege and an endless source of inspiration.
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