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Wedding Photography in Mammoth Lakes with Cory and Sarah at Forest Chapel and Hayden Cabin

I met Cory and Sarah a few years ago when we hooked up on a coed softball team here in Mammoth.

Our team got last place that year, but it was all worth it because here I was two years later spending their fantastic wedding day with them at Forest Chapel and Hayden Cabin.

Cory and Sarah moved to Mammoth several years ago from Ventura and many members of their friends and family came in from there to one of the most beautiful days we’ve had this summer. We’ve had a series of afternoon thundershowers this month and the clouds and light that afternoon were stunning.

We started at The Lodges on Snowcreek Golf Course with the bridesmaids and some of the family. It was an awesome town-home tract with sweet views of Snowcreek and the Sherwins. It was raining hard while we were there and we got some sweet back-lit shots of the dress hanging from a sprinkler, just out of reach of the downpour. When the girls were ready to go, Josh took them out to the golf course for a few portraits before the ceremony. He’ll be posting them soon.

From there I met Cory and his groomsmen at a hotel room at The Village before we headed up to Forest Chapel for the ceremony.
The ceremony was intimate and emotional, yet fun and lighthearted.

Sarah was absolutely stunning and her bridesmaids were smokin’ hot, but the officiant, a local pastor, was the highlight of this part of the wedding for me. His SoCal beach-inspired vernacular was hilarious and kept the ceremony fresh and entertaining. As usual, the ladies at Green Fox Events did a great job with decor, planning and coordination.

After the ceremony we did some formal portraits on the bridge–the classic Forest Chapel shot–and then went to the waterfall connecting Lake Mary and Twin Lakes for a few more shots of the bridal party.

The light was all-time up there and it was totally worth the trek up before the reception. The view out to Mammoth Mountain and the lower lakes from there is spectacular.

The reception was at Hayden Cabin which has become one of my favorite venues this summer. Toomey’s, one of my preferred restaurants in Mammoth, cooked up a great selection of gourmet Mammoth-style wedding fare and Mimi’s Cookie Bar made fantastic pies for desert. Spencer Myers’ tunes kept the crown dancing all night–definitely the mark of a good wedding MC.

Miguel Flores, who has been shooting with us this summer, did photo booth as well. We’ll post shots from that on Facebook soon.

That’s all for this week. Thank you so much Cory and Sarah. It was an honor to be a part of your wedding and we had a blast. We’ll have more on the way.

I’m off to meet Josh in Reno today for another wedding at the Grove, and then Josh is shooting another in Tahoe on Saturday. We’ve been shooting a lot of family portraits lately as well, and those will up soon.

Thanks again for stopping by.


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