Craig and Jen’s intimate New Year’s Eve wedding ceremony on Mammoth Mountain was what you might call a mixed marriage.
It’s 2012, and apparently skiers and snowboarders are getting married and nobody can do anything about it.
While this may make some of the more traditional amongst us uncomfortable, Craig, Jen, officiant Fred Weatherly and I had a great time. Sure, some old people gave us funny looks, but we didn’t care.
We started the day with a few warm up runs around Main Lodge, then we went to the Mammoth Mountain Inn for Jen to get suited up in her dress and Craig in his tux.
We met Fred at the bottom Panorama Gondola and went up to the top for a fantastic ceremony. I’m not sure if it was the spectacle of the recreational diversity, or the fact that they were shredding around in wedding gear, but we attracted a crowd wherever we went. The ceremony was no different as people crowded in from all angles to grab wedding shots on their phones.
After the ceremony, and because the snow is a bit worse than mediocre at the moment, we took the gondola back down to McCoy Station where we said goodbye to Fred and skied over to the bottom of Chair 23 for some formal portraits at the old Chair 19 operator shack.
We made some cool portraits with the Minarets, Ritter and Banner in the background and then some action shots down Powder Bowl, and Forest Trail to Chair 2.
It was a fantastic day to be a skiing wedding photographer. I was able to spend the morning doing the two things I enjoy most with an awesome couple.
Thanks, Craig and Jen. You guys are a couple of revolutionaries, breaking down walls and paving the way for the next generation.