Winter Engagement Session in the Snow with Monika & Mike | Mammoth Lakes, California

March 10, 2021

Winter weather in Mammoth is volatile, and shoots in the snowy months are a wildcard. We’ll always get rad shots, but the weather is a clear determinant for how hard we’re going to have to work for it.

Monika and Mike’s engagement session, just after one of our biggest recorded storms ever in January, was the blueprint for what you’d hope for from a mid-winter shoot.

We had a beautiful coat of fresh snow all the way down to the desert below town (with ten feet of new snow up high), no wind, and that lovely February sun.

I knew they were my people right from the start because, like me, they have three hilarious little rescue dogs. We began strolling the groomed XC ski & walk trails in the park near the entrance to town before heading out to the wide-open vistas near the airport. With the looming Mt. Morrison in the distance, we played around out there until we had exhausted the sun and then headed back to town for one last shot I’d been planning at a bridge underneath Mammoth Mountain’s Chair 15/Little Eagle.

It was one of the handful of ideal winter days we had for engagement sessions in 2020-2021 and we’re fired up for the wedding this summer with our friends at Green Fox Events.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

We’ve still got a handful of dates available for summer 2021 & 2022 for both weddings and elopements. Have any questions about your Mammoth wedding, send us a message right here.

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