Upstate New York Elopement Photographer for couples who value experience & connection

Co-creating & preserving intentional experiences that leave you with timeless photos of who you are your best: together, forever.

your story & how it's preserved
should encapsulate
who you are at your best

Yes, you’re going to get photos, but that’s not what you’re really wanting – the heart and soul of those photos is something so much bigger.

This is the preservation of who you are and of this transcending moment that you want to remember and later share with others.

You want someone who can preserve the most meaningful moments in your life in a way that’s honest to your personalities, dreams, and values.

The photos you want are going to come from a place where you were truly living a moment, and there was someone there to capture that storyline as it naturally unfolded.

Imagine an experience with

Madison Eli Lockstone Wedding


Personalized location suggestions that permit vulnerability and intimacy so you can focus on what’s actually right in front of you on such an important day – each other, and your commitment

Whiteface Summit Adirondack Elopement


Planning resources to help you build a purposeful itinerary filled with locations and activities that reveal the meaning and significance of this day

Mount Jo Adirondack Anniversary Session


A photographer who encourages minimal posing so you leave with photos that wholly encapsulate your personalities and this experience you’ve so intentionally designed together

"Alyssa was there for us at every step of the planning process... making sure that we were thinking through the whole process of our elopement experience and getting it very goal oriented and purposeful... This is not something you can get from just any photographer. That kind of intention is so special and priceless."

Hi – my name is Alyssa and I’m a photographer who serves couples that crave a deeper connection with both each other and their photographs.

I specialize in elopements + intimate weddings because I believe so strongly in their ability to reveal the gravity of love and human connection.

What I offer is not just a photography package – I encourage my couples to think bigger, connect deeper, and live intentionally.

I guide all of my couples through the process of building an experience that celebrates who and where they are right now in both love and life, then preserve that experience through documentary-style photographs.

Alyssa Vanzo Elopement Photographer Upstate New York