On Sunday we crossed California from Mendocino County and arrived to Sam and Ann’s Mammoth Mountain wedding as the preparations began.
This is a wedding I had been looking forward to since I shot their engagement photos back in May. They are so natural and comfortable with each other which makes the photographer’s job easy. They are also a couple I share a lot of common interests with, so they were a pleasure to spend time shooting.
Their day, beginning with the gondola ride up to the Top of the Sierra and ending at the Mammoth Mountain Inn’s Mountainside Grill, was perfect.
Some highlights include their choreographed, interpretive dance to Matisyahu’s song, One Day, the maid of honor’s rendition of Jack Johnson’s Do You Remember, with the lyrics rewritten about Sam and Ann, as well as her poem about the couple. There was a lot of creativity in the group, and it manifested itself into several moments Sam and Ann will never forget.
The creativity didn’t end with the bridesmaids. Ann finished her book, Journey to the Heart of Pachamama, just prior to the wedding weekend. It’s going to be published on Amazon in September.
After dinner we were able to pull them aside for some sunset portraits on Mammoth’s Sesame Street run, as well as at the base of Chair One. As I said before, their confidence and comfort in each others’ presence was palpable, and made the session relaxed and inspiring.
There’s a lot more from the day to come by Josh, including shots of the guys at the Woolly Mammoth statue and on the climbing wall. We’re in the process of deciding how to run the blog this summer, since we’re shooting two weddings most weekends. We’ll figure something out soon that will most definitely include use of Minaret Photography on Facebook, so check there often for updates.
This weekend we’re in Mammoth and Reno so check in for shots from more July Sierra Nevada weddings next week.