Danny & Drew met at Elevation, Mammoth’s gay ski week, a few years ago and have been in love with the area ever since. Although they’re based in Arizona, Mammoth Mountain was a logical and brilliant choice for the big day.
We shot an engagement session during their return for elevation this past winter, which lined up with one of the season’s biggest storms, and made rad photos in the snow so this chilly fall day was a great way to bookend the process.
Elli, from Ellucine Photography, second shot this and the winter engagement session with these two and we had such a blast with these guys through the whole process.
After starting out with prep around town, we met at the beautiful bridge in the Mammoth Meadow for first look, and then did some family photos with the beautiful Sherwin Mountains in the background.
Next we went up to Forest Chapel at Twin Lakes for the ceremony and then stopped off on Highway 203 to get some awesome backlit forest shots on the way to Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge for the gondola ride to McCoy Station for the reception.
Since this was early fall and the sun was beginning to set earlier than it had all summer, we jammed straight out and shot sunset looking out towards the Minarets and also east toward the White Mountains.
Finally we returned inside to Parallax inside McCoy Station for a raucous party, delicious food and so many great moments.
We were so stoked to be a part of Danny and Drew’s wedding and hope they continue the Elevation tradition for years to come.
Venue: Mammoth Mountain (Forest Chapel & Parallax)
DJ: Wedding Jukebox (DJ Channa)
Flowers: Red Lily Design
H&MU: Guys do this themselves!