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Mammoth Lakes Family and Engagement Photographer at Horseshoe Lake and The Green Church with Ernie and Alli

We shot Ernie and Alli’s wedding in July at Hayden Cabin and, as Alli is about to have a baby, we decided to do a maternity session in August to capture some images just before the baby comes. Alli’s family was in Mammoth at the same time so we decided to make some family portraits as well.

The day we chose to do this also happened to be right in the middle of the Aspen Fire which filled the Owens Valley with smoke for a few weeks. Luckily most of the smoke cleared out for the photo session. The high country was a little hazy but it was hardly noticeable.

We shot the family photos above Horseshoe Lake before moving down to a bridge on the next bike path overlooking Twin Lakes. Then we headed down to the Green Church on Highway 395 and we hit the sunset perfectly. The sun set behind the Minarets veiled in a thick red haze and turned everything in the valley red, blue and orange. It was like being in smoggy Southern California for the night, which is an awesome touch to evening portraits. We couldn’t have been luckier. Two previous generations of Alli’s family got married at the Green Church as well, so shooting post-wedding photos there was a cool way to continue that tradition.

That’s all for today. Josh will have more later this week.


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