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Bill & Michelle’s Elopement, Harriman State Park, Harriman, NY

August 28, 2018

Harriman State Park, Harriman, NY

June 30th, 2018

A lot of people would say that a second marriage shouldn’t be a big deal. Most skip the elaborate affair. Bill & Michelle happen to be soulmates and their elopement style affair had all the right feels!

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Deep in the woods of Harriman State Park, Bill & Michelle swapped vows in front of 50 close friends & family. They chose to celebrate their love with music, readings, and lots of laughter! The heat may have been slightly oppressive, but everyone kept on smiling and showed sincere happiness for this sweet couple. Together with their kids, Bill & Michelle enjoyed a personal ceremony followed by lakeside portraits.

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Their reception was held at the pavilion nearby and neighbors came out to party! The pavilion had all the makings of a DIY project done right! Tasteful fairy lights twinkled, mason jars glowed softly, and the food and drinks poured freely that evening!

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Interested in learning more about this unique state park located in Harriman, NY? Check here to learn more:


Summer Barnhart is a published and award wining wedding & portrait photographer who travels both local and worldwide to shoot weddings for all sorts of fun couples. When she’s not shooting, she can be found either hiking the mountains in the Adirondacks with a bit of wanderlust in her eyes, or relaxing at home in the Hudson Valley with her family.

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MEET Summer

Photographer, artist, mother, outdoor lover, inspired by movement & motion, good light, and you.

I 'm a wife and mother. I love lazy Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee. I prefer nights on the couch with my family but also enjoy craft beers and apps in a swanky bar. I love being outdoors and I'm eternally grateful I get to experience all four seasons! I dig personal touches & homemade items over commercial goods. Admittedly, I also love shopping on Amazon Prime.

When I'm not in the Hudson Valley, you can find me enjoying time up in the Adirondacks at my second home. I find myself drawn to nature and the world we live in and often let it act as my muse when shooting.