Meghan and John contacted me last year to photograph their wedding on Lake Mary near Truckee, California. When they told me they wanted to incorporate their passion for rock climbing into their couple’s photos I knew it was going to be an epic experience and that we were destined to work together. This would definitely be the most adventurous adventure wedding I’ve ever photographed! I was stoked. I’m not a rock climber but I’ve always dreamed of trying and the spot they had picked out near Sugar Bowl resort was breathtaking.
Before the shoot I was filled with nervous excitement. My hands were clammy and my heart was thumping. When I stood on the edge of the cliff and they told me to lean back I was a lil nervous, but had to trust and have faith that all would be okay. Huge shout out to Andy Anders for his help and expertise, and Ali for being with me every step of the climb; they definitely helped me capture the adventurous bride and groom in their full glory. I finally leaned into it and immediately felt relaxed and inspired by the views of Donner Lake. For experienced climbers this was an easy climb but for me it was a lifetime accomplishment, and to combine it with my photography career was indescribable. This experience inspired me so much, I took my first rock climbing lesson in Yosemite National Park a few weeks later! I was there for an engagement adventure session, so it was the perfect opportunity to learn how to climb in one of the most amazing climbing destinations in the world.
Sending a huge thanks to the crew that made this shoot possible. It was quite the production and wouldn’t have been the same without the team there to help. You guys made it SO much fun and super special for Meghan and John. I’m beyond grateful to all of you for such an incredible experience.
If you’re looking for an adventurous wedding or elopement photographer that will hang on the edge of a cliff to get the shot, I’m yo girl. 🙂
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