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I'm a fine art film photographer living in the mountains and traveling to tell beautiful stories





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Bark Eater Inn Wedding

The Bark Eater Inn is a wedding and elopement venue. It sits tucked into the high peaks of the Adirondack mountains in Keene, New York. This stunning setting is one of the few on location Adirondack wedding venues that can be completely private. As a result, one could plan a destination wedding that easily fills the property and invites guest to a secluded luxury experience.

Savannah + Erik planned a weekend wedding in August. Family and friends could come celebrate and enjoy a mountain getaway. Then the pandemic came and they adjusted plans. We created a beautiful elopement inspired engagement shoot instead.

Jules of The Luminous Bride, created Savannah’s chic pony and red lip. She is one of my favorite hair + makeup artists. We met while working together on my first workshop.

Bark Eater Inn Adirondack Wedding Venue

The main house of the inn can accommodate 12 people in 6 different rooms. The woods hold two cabins. One is big enough for 6-10 and the other for 2 people. On site there are several locations for a ceremony, a tent and of course views all around of the high peaks. It is home to a beautiful garden full of flowers and the butterflies it attracts. It sits close to Lake Placid, Jay, Wilmington and Elizabethtown.

Candid Adirondack Wedding Photos

If you are just discovering my work, I am glad you are here! I’m Mary Dougherty, an Adirondack based destination photographer. As an artist who builds relationships, teach you how to move naturally for the camera. Therefore my candid images are full of feeling. I bring the beauty of you love story to life.

Adirondack Elopement Photographer

Movement is a big inspiration for my work. As a result, I direct people through scenes instead of poses. I love capturing in between moments and allowing things to unfold. Therefore, if you are a photographer looking to refine your craft consider coming to my workshop.

Bark Eater Inn Ceremony Locations

You won’t find a bad view at this venue. For instance, several optimal locations are on property, here are a few :

  • under the tree (one angle seen above)
  • in the garden
  • in front of the house
  • down in the meadow
  • in the field
Mountain Elopement Style | Lace romper with low pony and long lace bow | Mary Dougherty
Mountain Elopement Style | Lace romper with low pony and long lace bow | Mary Dougherty
Navy and white wedding invitation suite
Individual champagne bottles from Usual and a boutonnière made with a bandaid for an Adirondack elopement by Mary Dougherty

Individual champagne from Usual and a boutonnière made with a bandaid are perfect elopement details. Above all, keeping things simple is key.

pink snapdragons in the garden | Mary Dougherty
elopement details with lace romper, navy Nisolo mules and simple announcement card
Adirondack Elopement | bride and groom stand in field overlooking meadow | Mary Dougherty



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