While most of my work takes place in the Lake Placid area, I do occasionally head south to the Hudson Valley & Catskills regions. Last February, I met Kelsey & Bryan at Minnewaska State Park for their engagement session in front of Awosting Falls.
It was a cold day and the path down to the falls was icy and snow-packed. While Kelsey, Bryan, and I all wore micro-spikes, a majority of the park's visitors did not and were sliding down the road -- many on their butts! I remember even passing groups trying to unsuccessfully make their way back up the road: for every one step they'd take, they would slide back three!
Do you live in NYC and are planning a Lake Placid wedding but don't want to head up that far for your engagement photos? There are a TON of epic spots around the Hudson Valley to stop at. Just a few hours north for you and a few hours south for me, it makes for the perfect meeting spot. Check out this post and I think you'll agree, heading north is always worth it!