The Mountain House, Keene, NY
Kristen and Mark's beautiful Adirondack wedding began at the Mountain House, in Keene NY, in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Kristen had her hair and makeup done by the talents girls at Blush 518, and slipped into her stunning lace and corset dress with the help of her bridesmaids and mother. The beautiful bride fastened her heels and pinned an Adirondack themed boutonniere onto her brother and "Man-of-honor." Mark, joined by his groomsmen, enjoyed some pre-ceremony beers and took some fun photos including the couple's sweet dog. The short and sweet ceremony followed on the lawn of the Mountain House, overlooking the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Kristen was escorted down the aisle by her father, to be greeted by an emotional but smiling Mark. The bride and groom exchanged vows and shared their first kiss surrounded by the mountains they love and their friends and family. Following family photos, this awesome couple joined me on a true Adirondack wedding adventure. We visited fields, mountains, rivers and scaled waterfalls to get the perfect Adirondack wedding photos. The mountains and adventure meant a lot to this couple, so we went all out! Kristen even switched into her Birkenstocks to be able to climb a waterfall for the perfect shot! After our photo adventure, the newlyweds enjoyed a picnic style meal in the tent at the Mountain House, served by Deliciously Different catering. Laid-back guests enjoyed the views, and played lawn games in the Adirondack mountain air. Kristen and Mark shared a first dance on the Mountain House deck, overlooking the view. Parent dances followed, along with speeches and cake sitting (beautiful cake provided by the Lake George Baking Company). The couple's evening was highlighted by a rainbow and stunning sunset over the mountains. This Adirondack wedding was the highlight of my season and I love an adventurous couple! Shoutout to Kate Taylor Weddings and Events for helping to make the day flawless! Best wishes to this fun-loving couple - and safe travels as they begin their next adventure - a move to Switzerland!!
Where do I start? I cannot speak highly enough of Caitlin! My excitement for working with Caitlin began after our first Skype meeting, where I found her so easy to work and talk with. The day of the wedding she was professional, energetic and amazingly patient with our families! She even took the time to ensure that each guest in attendance received each photo they wanted–even those that did not include the bride and groom. She made the whole experience incredibly enjoyable.
After photos with the family at the venue, we spent over an hour driving around Keene Valley with Caitlin, exploring different photo locations. She hiked down steep trails, climbed over boulders and walked into streams to make sure we got our dream wedding photos. In the end the photos were absolutely amazing, completely beyond what I was expecting. I am so deeply thankful to Caitlin for capturing our day so perfectly!
Mark: That Caitlin was willing and able to photograph guests at the wedding–whether or not they were directly relating/including the bride and groom. It was more like having a photographer for the day rather than just a “wedding” photographer.
Kristen: I loved that Caitlin was completely willing to “adventure” with us for an hour or so to get the perfect photos. In doing so she was able to capture our personalities so well in the photos.
—Kristen & Mark