Ray and Daniel flew across the country to elope at Taughannock Falls this fall. It was an absolutely gorgeous upstate New York fall day and I was so honored to be there. They had their closest family members also fly in and they all stayed at an AirBnb for the week. They enjoyed the normal finger lakes things like wineries which is probably the most popular thing to do in the finger lakes. It turns out eloping at Taughannock Falls is way easier than you’d think. As someone who has photographed weddings and couples at Taughannock Falls State Park for the last ten years my best advice is this; choose a midweek day either during the early morning or around sunset. The middle of the day can have harsh sun and there’s no coverage at the overlook. You can choose two different locations you can elope at the bottom of the falls or at the overlook. The bottom of the falls can be gorgeous but also know that they have put up a giant no jumping sign and it’s bright and yellow. Taughannock Falls is open to the public which means that no matter where you choose there will be people all around, hence the timing of it all. My husband came with me and tried to direct traffic as much as he could but its always and hit or miss if they will actually move.
Ray and Daniel chose to elope at the waterfall overlook and we had a surprise visit from a Hawk, it was pretty magical. We popped a bottle of wine and after just hanging out and taking in the sunset views we headed over to their AirBnB in Ithaca for some cake and more wine.

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