Amanda and Zach’s White Mountains Elopement

October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019

Amanda and Zach reached out to us four months before the elopement on top of the White Mountains in New Hampshire with a vision to die for! Amanda, being a wedding photographer herself, had an exact vision for what she wanted her wedding day to look like. Just the two of them, on top of a mountain with the immeiate family and best friends. They werent much of the public speaking types so they chose to have an intimate ceremony, followed by an epic reception the next night, ending with the two of them jumping in the pool fully clothed – wish we were there to capture that!

Amanda and Zach have known each other from before birth, with their parents still to this day being the best of friends. They grew up, going to the same school, having the same friends and spending vacations and holidays together, but for so long there was nothing but platonic love. It wasn’t until they were older than they realized that their fate was set the moment they were born and in the end, they would always end up together.

We arrived at Amanda’s parents house to the most beautiful site, Amanda, her mother and her grandmother all standing in the yard, all in their wedding dresses. It was wild to see the difference between the three of their dresses, with each of them screaming the decade that they got married in. From the 50’s to the 80’s to todays dress designs, they each truly represented themselves and the the styles of the era.

We all jumped in the car and drove to Miller State Park, where the two had their first look overlook the White Mountains

and privately exchanged vows, as we stood and creeped from a far with our zoom lenses in hand.

Their ceremony was in the parking lot, with views of the White Mountains that were to die for and Amanda’s dad walked her down the aisle.

With grandma coming in clutch with the hell yeah high five right at the end of the aisle.

The adventures ended with Liam flying a drone over the water as Kelsey stood waste deep in the lake, with a camera in one hand and with the other, pushed the canoe with the couple in it back out into the lake, as they kept drifting back towards shore. That’s what happens when you forget the paddles to the canoe and don’t realize until you actually get to the lake but hey, anything for the shot, am I right?!

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  1. Kirsten says:

    Love how you walked us through the experience!

  2. Gabryelle Gonce says:

    Love the view and feel of this ceremony. You guys captured it wonderfully! Absolutely stunning!

  3. Alexis says:

    These are some of my most favorite pictures. The canoe picture especially—so stunning! Absolutely love this shoot!

  4. Patricia says:

    Stunning !!!

  5. Alicia says:

    This is the most magical thing I have ever even seen. ✨

  6. Mikhaila says:

    Oh my goodness! THAT BOUQET!!!

  7. Amanda says:

    : ) amazing story of how they met before they even existed!! And I thought I knew my husband a long time before marriage 😂

  8. Gwen Gormley says:

    Your ability to capture the most beautiful moments, with such beauty surrounding the couple is incredible! And your passion! Amazing!

  9. Sara says:


  10. Becca smith says:

    Love, love, love! Three generations all in their wedding gown nearly brought my to tears. Truly beautiful

  11. I just have to start of by saying that I am completely obsessed with everything that Keli is! I am completely in love with your work and passion for capturing pure happiness. I found you guys on Instagram a little over a year ago as I was tagging my own photography taken in Mount Holly & Ludlow, VT and was hooked. Every time I go up there, I secretly hope that one day I will randomly see you guys and be that creep to approach and fan girl a little! I don’t know if I should have admitted that publicly, but honestly, I’m just touched by your work.

    As I was reading this post I couldn’t help but get the feels. I relate so much as my boyfriend and I have grown up together as well. Being together for almost 10 years and always looking for intimate adventures together. I am not engaged at this point in time, but one day I hope to have just as beautiful of a ceremony that represents who we truly are as a couple… and then a bangin’ party with the greatest people in our lives of course!

    Your work is inspiring, intimate, warm, inviting & raw. I hope one day I can look back at images just like these of Keli Photography and remember the happiest moments that are to come!

  12. Kelsey says:

    This elopement looks EPIC!

  13. Christie says:

    I love the three of them in their wedding dresses!! What a cool idea!

  14. Grace Neidig says:

    Sheesh your tones are amazing. They look work so well with the bride’s florals/color palette. And get out of here with those killer lake shots—so dreamy!

  15. Sara Wood says:

    Kelsey and Liam, these are so amazing! You have such an eye for these cinematic shots, wowowow. This makes me so excited for my wedding day!

  16. Chris says:

    Beautiful setting! #CanoeGoals for real!

  17. Mariah Purcell says:

    That shot of the bride with her mother and grandmother is absolutely incredible. What a special moment!

  18. Meg says:


  19. Meg says:

    Obsessed with this and obsessed with the both of you!

  20. Linda says:

    I love this shoot. I love how you captured the tear coming from her eye and the sweet time with their pups. The angle from up above the kayak was genius and beautiful!

  21. Ginny says:

    Absolutely stunning ✨✨✨

  22. Schylar says:

    I love your guys creativity and willingness to do anything to get the shot!

  23. Christen says:

    Alright, that bouquet is on point!

  24. Krystil Hofmann says:

    I loveeeee that their souls have always known each other. That’s why their parents are best friends, so they would end up together!

  25. Fallon says:

    Obsessed. Timeless and beautiful!

  26. Ashley says:

    So beautiful! I dont think they could have found a better photographer

  27. Jac Pfoley says:

    Those overheads, tho 😍

  28. Kayla says:

    First of all, all of them in their dresses was SO PRECIOUS! Second, it’s gorgeous and I enjoyed reading about it all! Blog goals babe!

  29. Machol says:

    The canoe blew me out of the water!!!! You work is breathtaking and once I saw that canoe I was so hypeeeee!!!
    Wonderful job!

  30. Katelyn Mallett says:

    Holy cow, look at those ladies in their dresses! Love so much!

  31. Rhianon says:

    Your work is so real and raw and beautiful!! And I loved this couples story. 💛

  32. Kerri Hay says:

    Such a beautiful day. I love the thought of multiple generations in their wedding dresses. I’m such a sap for sentimentality 😭😭

  33. Amy says:

    Stunning! Love the colors!

  34. Nicole Anderson says:

    Intimate and timeless. Simply beautiful! You capture the moments couples dream of.

  35. Chadicalradical says:

    Absolutely loving the drone shots!

  36. Kim says:

    So amazing! Gorgeous photos and views!

  37. Erika R says:

    The boat is such a unique look! Love your tones as well

  38. Hallie says:

    Everything about this is magical. You guys seriously are the most talented individuals and together, you are unstoppable. Every single shot, and the story that went with it, spoke to me. This is the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with you guys… Not only your amazing work, but the dedication you put into your relationships with each and every client.

  39. Tatiana says:

    Such an amazing editing! I hope you guys open online classes in the future. Your works are awesome.

  40. Cory says:

    What absolute magic… these photos look like they come from some incredible folklore. Those views and the brides dress & styling are breathtaking!

  41. Michel says:

    Never seen the winter sky look so GOOD and warm!!! Once again, magic!!!

  42. Hannah Adair says:

    Makes me want to elope.

  43. Jessica says:

    Soooooo beautiful!!

  44. Julia says:

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  45. Vickey Soennichsen says:

    The drone picture looking down on the couple in the boat is my favorite. I can’t wait to see what you do at my daughters wedding. You are both so talented.

  46. Erinn says:

    This is amazing. You guys are so incredibly talented and this wedding is everything!

  47. Laurena says:

    These are absolutely breathtaking!

  48. Becky says:

    Awww! You can tell in all of your photos, especially these ones, how comfortable you make your clients feel in the moment which is so special , I love the ones in the canoe and the private ceremony sounds like it was perfect

  49. Candis says:


  50. Allie Kelley says:

    The White Mountains are serious GOALS! The details and obvious love between these two are both so beautiful. You captured it all so perfectly.

  51. Matt says:

    Gorgeous! Nothing like a high five from grandma!

  52. Casey says:

    The aerial shots are nuts!

  53. Arlene says:

    Your storytelling skills and photography are literally goals! You guys are so passionate about what you do and it really shows. Your photos really speak for themselves. Just amazing!

  54. Angela says:

    The colors in these came out sooooo juicy and amazing. These boat photos give me life.

  55. CoCo L says:

    I absolutely lovee this concept of this shoot! It’s so beautiful and the canoe idea is so unique!

  56. Victoria says:

    Omgggg… I cant with you guys!!! I need to get married again so I can just have u guys around me 24/7 lmao these are just beautiful cant wait to see how our will turn out!!

  57. G says:

    That last picture is so dope.