Michele Zipp, Officiant and Ritualist

Michele has had the honor of officiating weddings since 2011. She’s also a Reiki Master and writer. As an Ordained Minister, Michele learns each couple’s love story to create custom wedding ceremonies. She also offers meaningful rituals like handfasting and ring blessings using crystals and homegrown or locally sourced herbs and botanicals.

Erica "Becks" Beckman, Lead Photographer

Becks’ wedding photography studio, Clean Plate Pictures, began when she left her fancy Photo Editor job at The Wall Street Journal to photograph happy couples full-time - guess what? Weddings are way more fun. Becks earned her degree in photography and uses her twenty years of experience in the industry to bring exacting editorial standards and creative excellence to all her work. Her documentary style captures genuine emotions and artfully records events as they unfold organically.

Max Evanega, Videographer

Max, our resident videographer, has been shooting video since his college days and has become a wonderful addition to our little crew. He brings the same Hudson Valley Elope style of candid and unobtrusive shooting to his video work. Max loves visual storytelling, and we carefully edit each highlight reel to show your day and your love in bright, moving color.