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147B0954-Edit-W&J Convict Lake Wedding BlogIt’s been a while since we made a blog post, but maybe if we keep them short and sweet it’ll happen more.

Here’s a look at Jackie and Wes and their Convict Lake wedding earlier this month. Mammoth has had a mostly dry summer, which means we haven’t had a lot of good light, but the clouds rolled into the Eastern Sierra for this one and lit up the sky.

It was a great celebration for these Mammoth natives and I had an incredible team there to help me capture it. Thanks to local photographer Josh Wray and Orange County photographer Bram Norman for help out here, we left no stone unturned.

We’ll try to get back to this blog business more as the summer rolls on and the wedding photography season really ramps up. Thanks.

-Brandon

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Benton-Hot-Springs-Wedding-TitleMelissa and Ryan’s Benton Hot Springs wedding last month was one to remember.

It was my first time shooting a wedding out there, and it instantly became one of my favorite wedding spots near Mammoth Lakes.

The old cabins that the bridal parties prepared in were incredible; parts of the structures and the interior decor is more than 90 years old. Benton feels like a blast to the past regardless, but the antique touch on the lodging out there makes it feel like a weekend in the authentic wild west. It’s such a cool environment for a wedding, especially in the spring and fall when the temperature is right.

Melissa and Ryan are Mammoth locals and their party, a mix of locals, West Coasters, and Ryan’s East Coast family, rocked the area in the middle of the group camping/hot tub area deep into the night. It was an incredible party in a terrific location. I look forward to shooting another wedding out there again soon.

Enjoy these and look for more work soon, including shots from some styled shoots we’ve been doing around the region as well as several weddings, on the way. Thanks!

-Brandon

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Mammoth Lakes Engagement Photos at Crolwey with Ariel and Brian TitleI saw some pictures of the rock formations on the back side of Crowley Lake on Instagram last month and immediately knew it would be an awesome spot to shoot portraits.

My wife and I took the dogs out there that week to explore and sort out the logistics of traveling there. It didn’t take long on the occasionally steep, bumpy road around the back of the lake to realize that this would be an engagement mission for somebody I knew was up for a serious adventure.

Luckily Ariel, with whom I grew up in Mammoth, had an engagement session with her fiance Brian coming up. I threw the idea out there and they were in to it.

We met with some time to kill before sunset and explored around the incredible formations. They look like man-made pillars from American colonial architecture but they were created by some amazing geologic processes that I would love to learn about.

When the sun went down we got some rad shots on the beach with Mammoth Mountain in the background and had a great sunset. Eastern Sierra sunsets are the best in the spring and the late sunset is a bonus.

Ariel and Brian are getting married at Double Eagle in June Lake in September. It’s gonna be awesome. They are some of the most mellow and easygoing people that you’ll find and are game to go a little further to create cool shots, like these.

The spring is a busy one but we’ll get back to the blog more often now. Thanks for checking in.

-Brandon

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