As wedding and portrait photographers often we don’t have much time to scout where we’re planning to shoot. We always show up early to weddings and walk around a bit to find the best places to make photographs. A place big enough for the group and family shots, and close enough so the grandparents aren’t sore from the walk. Then a few dynamic places to make photographs of the bride and groom, plus wedding party (sometimes). There are many factors to consider when making these decisions; the bride and grooms style, shade or sunlight, background, proximity to reception (the bride & groom need a beer runner!), and a variety of other photographic factors.
Between storms last week Maggie, Moose and I went for a little adventure to the top of Peavine. I made some engagement portraits up there this fall, but it’s a huge area and I was looking for something different. At the top the wind was blowing about 30 mph and the temp was right around 28 (without wind chill). Walking around was quite chilly for us humans, Moose on the other hand was ecstatic about the cold temps, rolling and diving in the snow banks.
We toured around a bit on the north-west summit then headed to the true summit to watch the sunset. I found the locations I was looking for and came up with another shot idea for the future. The obsession with the mountain in my backyard continues!
Brandon will have some content for us on Thursday from a shoot he did in Mammoth Lakes with Toms Shoes.