October Gothic Micro-Wedding Elopement Photography in Salem, Massachusetts

Michelle + Tommy
Salem Commons
Black Craft Cult Clothing
Black Veil Shoppe of Drear & Wonder
The Ledger
Salem, Massachusetts
October 20th, 2022

I love October weddings, and I especially love October weddings when they take place in a location that perfectly fits the mood and theme of the month.

That is why I was so excited to go up to Salem, Massachusetts on October 20th to photograph the micro-wedding elopement celebration of Michelle + Tommy, a super fun couple.

I don’t think we could have had a better place for an October wedding than Salem, Massachusetts.

The town was buzzing with all the pre-Halloween activities that draw thousands of visitors there each year due to the history of the Salem Witch Trials.

Michelle + Tommy visit the town every year, and they wanted to capture that buzz and energy for their wedding photos. I was more than happy to oblige, especially with this being the first wedding I photographed in Salem.

We started the day with a first look at the Salem Commons and then took a walking tour of some of the sites and locations nearby. Those include places like the Hawthorne Hotel, the historic cemeteries, the pedestrian mall, BlackCraft Cult Clothing, the Witch House, Ropes Mansion (For all you Hocus Pocus fans), and Black Veil Shoppe of Drear & Wonder.

The photos at BlackCraft + Black Veil turned out to be some of my favorites because the stores gave Michelle + Tommy a real gothic and spooky backdrop to use. They fit the vibe of a wedding in Salem perfectly and reminded me of something out of The Addams Family or Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

For the actual celebration, Michelle + Tommy were joined by their family members and friends for an intimate ceremony at The Ledger, a fine restaurant in the heart of Salem. Tara from Witchy Woman Weddings conducted and coordinated the beautiful celebration for the happy couple.

Once things were completed, Michelle + Tommy enjoyed a delicious meal with their guests to cap off a perfect day in Salem!

I want to thank the couple so much for allowing me to come up to Salem to photograph their wedding celebration. It was an honor and delight, and it was legit a fantastic experience all around. I want to wish them all the best in their lives together!

I also want to thank their family members, friends, and the wonderful vendors for the warm hospitality shown to me throughout the day.

Now I do hope you enjoy this look at the photos from Michelle + Tommy’s gorgeous October wedding in Salem, Massachusetts!


I’d also love to talk with anyone looking to book photography for their upcoming wedding or elopement celebration in Salem or throughout Massachusetts, New England, and the United States. Please visit my wedding photography pricing page to request a personalized quote.