Ricketts Glen Elopement Session | Chelsea & David

I have been shooting a lot at Ricketts Glen this year, but I love how each season and session is so different! Chelsea & David celebrated a recent elopement style wedding by doing a portrait session with me at Ricketts Glen earlier this month. We hiked part of the falls trail, headed out to the hayfields, and ended as the sun set over Lake Jean. Chelsea wore the sweetest dress she purchased down south with a sparkly pair of jelly shoes (how fun!). I loved getting to know them during this session!

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Benton Backyard Ricketts Glen Wedding | Sam & Mike

Backyard weddings are always some of my favorite weddings of the season, and Sam & Mike’s wedding was certainly one of them! Sam & Mike chose to get married in a very small ceremony with just family and close friends on Sam’s fathers property in Benton, just a few miles from Ricketts Glen State Park, so of course we hopped over to the Falls Trail for some portraits!

Backyard weddings are always so much fun {but a ton of work} and guests always feel relaxed and families tend to love opening their homes to all of their loved ones for the day. If you’re planning a backyard wedding of your own, be sure to plan for potential rain & mud, and as long as you won’t be devastated if your dress gets a little dirty (even a beautiful Exclusively You gown), they are a wonderful way to celebrate!

Congratulations Sam & Mike. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day - wishing you many years of love & happiness!

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Vibrant Ricketts Glen Waterfall Elopement Styled Shoot

This vibrant Ricketts Glen Waterfall Styled Shoot was what summer Pennsylvania dreams are made of.  Despite the heavy rains that have been impacting our area recently, some area swimming holes are quite beautiful, especially for a summer elopement in the mountains if you're an outdoorsy type of bride.  The inspiration behind this shoot was precisely that.  The mountains of Pennsylvania and the variation in the landscape is something that's so inspiring for me personally, and this session combined vibrant, locally grown flowers from Patchwork Planting with a woodsy feel sewn in throughout the wood place settings, the stunning invitation suite from Flourish Grace Calligraphy that even featured wildflowers in the envelope liner, the agate inspired cake from Bellas Bliss and of course the secret location at the foot of a gorgeous waterfall nestled along a gravel road in the middle of the dense forest.  For the full vendor dream team list, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post!

Planning/Styling: Elizabeth Wilbur Planning Services

Florals: Local Flower Farm Patchwork Planting; Designed by Nicole DuMond

Invitation Suite: Flourish Grace

Cake:  Bella's Bliss Bakery

Hair & Makeup:  

Photography: Nicole DuMond Photography

Ricketts Glen Elopement | Laura & Lucas

Laura and Lucas eloped on a beautiful {and hot} summer day at the beautiful new chapel at  The Lodge at Raven Creek in Benton, Pennsylvania.  Just a short drive to Ricketts Glen, the chapel was the perfect place for them to exchange vows and take some family portraits before heading off to the falls for some woodsy Pennsylvania romantic NEPA portraits at the foot of a waterfall.  

Wedding Ceremony Chapel:  The Lodge at Raven Creek

Makeup Artist: Jessica Hartman | Permit 2 Conceal

Florals: Local Flower Farms Patchwork Planting and Sweet Dees Blooms

Bouquets & Florals arranged by Nicole DuMond 

Nicole DuMond is a wedding and portrait photographer in Stillwater, Pennsylvania.  Nicole loves adventuring in her spare time and loves shooting elopements in secret spots in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania state parks and off the beaten path.

Lauren & James | Ricketts Glen Engagement

Ricketts Glen is one of my absolute favorite state parks here in Pennsylvania, so I was thrilled when Lauren and James agreed to explore some of the gorgeous areas (other than the waterfalls) with me for their August engagement session.  

Lauren has a bubbly and energetic personality so I loved walking around the Hayfields at Ricketts glen and exploring some of my favorite secrets of the area while getting to know her and James a bit better.  Despite a little bit of a set back and confusion on our initial meeting spot (and lack of cell phone service on the mountain), they both totally nailed this session and I'm so looking forward to their Barn at Glistening Pond wedding next year!  

Nicole DuMond is a wedding and portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania. Nicole spends her free time exploring and hiking in the Ricketts Glen area close to home and also traveling internationally.  Nicole DuMond Photography serves Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surroundings areas and is always up for an adventure outside the norm.