Avi & Nishanth had been planning this post – elopement shoot for so long but frequently-changing Covid guidelines kept them changing dates and plans.
Finally, in late February, we were able to connect all the dots and they made it to Mammoth for the big day.
We started at Convict Lake and caught it at its winter best. Just enough time had passed since the last storm that the mountains still had that fresh coat on, but navigating the snow down below wasn’t too bad.
If you time things right, you can catch a first, false sunset in the canyon at Convict Lake, and then jam out to the valley for the real thing.
We timed it right. We headed out to the snakiest part of the Owens River, southeast of Mammoth Lakes, with a quick (and safe!) stop on one of the Eastern Sierra’s most iconic roads. We made it to the river just as the sun was poking down behind Mammoth Mountain and found some amazing golden-hour colors.
After we had exhausted the sun, we made a quick stop to shoot some astro/night portraits under a beautiful winter sky before calling it a day.
Avi & Nishanth’s journey together started as friends in school in India, but they found themselves in the same places in the US and it was absolutely a match that was meant to be. I’m so grateful they stuck to their plan and ultimately made it here for a spectacular evening ramble to some of the best winter spots.
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