Eloping at the Inns of Aurora on Cayuga Lake might be one of the most romantic things you could ever do
I arrived to photograph M+S’s elopement at The Inns of Aurora on a warm late September day. Situated lakeside in the historic town of Aurora, NY in the Finger Lakes, the award-winning resort & spa is a collection of meticulously restored mansions transformed into luxurious & quaint inns.
M+S contacted me just 2 weeks prior about their plans to hop on a plane and travel to NY to say “I do.” It was a whirlwind for them planning their spontaneous elopement with 2 weeks notice. Trying to pin down a day that wouldn’t be rained out was difficult (the Fall this year had been rainy almost every day). The day they picked couldn’t have been a more perfect. Mother Nature provided the couple with warm air, clear skies, and a truly magnificent sunset.
Documenting the day exactly as it happened
The love these two have for each other was something to witness. I didn’t need to direct or force a single thing. I simply photographed them as they laughed, cried, and celebrated this incredible day between just the two of them. After the ceremony, they popped a bottle of champagne and we wandered the lakefront together and I documented all the moments, exactly as they happened, that they will never, ever want to forget.
If you’re dreaming of your own elopement at The Inns of Aurora, this is your sign to do it! I’m here to help each step of the way, from helping you find beautiful florals, an officiant, professional hair & makeup, or help connecting with any other local vender. I’ll show up and document the day as it naturally unfolds, not a forced or curated version of it. That’s my job as your documentary-style Finger Lakes wedding photographer and it’s an honor that will never grow old <3