Cassie & Buddy Wedding Photography | Forest Chapel & Hayden Cabin | Mammoth Lakes, California

January 8, 2019

Cassie and Buddy’s destination wedding at Forest Chapel and Hayden Cabin in September was Mammoth summer weddinging at its finest. Second shooter Elli Davtyan and I started the day with the preparation at The Westin Monache before heading up to Twin Lakes for the ceremony. They built this incredible barn door entrance at the head of the venue which was a great , personalized touch.

After the knot was tied and family portraits were checked off, we had some time to whisk the couple around to a few secret spots (hire local in Mammoth!) for some post-ceremony photos and caught classic summer sunset in the meadow at the base of Mammoth Mountain and The Sherwins.

The party that evening at Hayden Cabin was one of my all-time favorites. On a warm (relatively) summer evening, nothing beats the dance floor in the trees out there. The crews from Green Fox Events & Rummage Girl do that spot justice. Elli and I tag-team lit the dance floor that night and, in addition to getting some of the most fun party images of the year, I don’t think either of us were ready to call it a night at the end. Shooting with this crew was just so much fun–nights like that make this the greatest job in the world.

Thanks to the below-mentioned vendors for crushing this one, and all the others we did in 2018. Also thanks to Cassie’s mom Sue for the communication, support and ideas in making this one a true classic.


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