Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wedding :: Rachel and Larry :: Stanley, Idaho

Every wedding is a destination wedding. For me, living in the Rockies, I often only think of a destination wedding as one on the Yucatan Peninsula or in Costa Rica--somewhere tropical. For the East Coast crew that Rachel and Larry brought out, my favorite "Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch" was their destination wedding. The picturesque mountains, rushing Salmon River, soothing hot springs, and the dusty small town of Stanley set the backdrop for their wedding weekend. It was a wedding that brought people together and gave them time to get to know one another--it was also a great party. Congratulations Larry & Rachel!

Friday evening:

The Great Muzzie Braun played all weekend

Sunset over the Sawtooths

Wedding Day:

Rise & shine/git yer ass outta bed for a hike!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wedding :: Autumn & James :: Ketchum, Idaho

As it was with Adam & Tess, I met up with Autumn and James a week before their wedding to shoot their engagement session. We hit up the Southern part of our valley and headed over to the lava flows just before Craters of the Moon National Monument. Then, on September 5th, we met up for their wedding. Autumn was born and raised here in the Wood River Valley and James hails from Philly. These two brought together a great crew and had a fantastic time riding a school bus up to the Wagon Days parade and having their reception at a private home in Gimlet. Congratulations Autumn and James, here are some of your images!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wedding :: Adam & Tess :: Ketchum, Idaho

Adam & Tess flew in from Tennessee to be married here in Ketchum. We met up the Monday before their wedding day to shoot some engagement photos. Tess used to live in Ketchum, working at a local fly fishing shop, but Adam had only visited in the winter. So, the week prior to their wedding was a mix of adventures that included teaching Adam how to fish. At the engagement session, Adam mentioned he was likely to start his wedding day on the river and I said I'd like to photograph this. I was blown away that after partying the night before he called me at 5:45 a.m. to say he'd be on the water by 7 with some friends--a true fisherman! Tess & Adam rented a property in the Gimlet area just South of Ketchum for both their ceremony and reception. The home transformed itself wonderfully and their wedding day was filled with good moments catching up with friends and family, touching toasts, and a fun dance floor!

A few engagement photos (image above and next two):

Wedding day images: