Mammoth Lakes Wedding Photographers | Leslie + Josh

Leslie and Josh have seriously been one of my favorite couples of 2018 and well… Ever. I knew from the moment she wrote (and after the 5 minutes I spent stalking her on Insta) that we had to be part of their day! I’m a total sucker for the mountains and the forest already but when Leslie mentioned Mammoth I was beyond stoked. If you haven’t been, you need to because you are missing out. So many lakes and hidden gems on this one mountain, it can seriously do no wrong. I’m pretty sure we could convert and totally be full on Mammoth Wedding Photographers and be happy with it!

Once we finally met up with these two in San Diego to talk about their epic wedding plans, a 30 minute coffee meeting turned into a full on 3 hour date. I think I can honestly say that I fell in love with them both that morning.

Leslie and Josh trekked up to Mammoth with 30 or so of their closest peeps. They stayed and got ready at the Tamarack Lodge which sits on the shore of Twin Lakes and is just gorgeous. After slipping on the most delicate wedding dress I think I’ve ever seen, we ventured out to the most amazing overlook for their first look. Watching the two of them come together was pure fire… Josh’s rusty suit matched Leslie’s hair and it was all just ridiculous.

After a little alone time we headed to their venue at the Pokonobe Lodge. I swear, even though these two had walked us through the epicness of their forest clearing ceremony site and every detail of their jewel toned fall inspired reception… I was not prepared and was beyond blown away at the sheer gorgeousness of it all! And to top it off they designed and made a lot of the details themselves. The only thing that made it better was the freaking amazing florals by Mums n’ Roses and the mind blowing cake from Cloud 9 Bakery.

Everything, every moment, every person was just over flowing with love. And everything Leslie and Josh did made it so easy to see exactly who these two human beings were. But I think my absolute favorite thing they did (other than Leslie’s rendition of “You are my Poo Poo” sang to the tune of “You are my Sunshine” during her wedding vows) was to make sure every one of their loved ones wedding songs were played at the reception. It was awesome to see each couple light up and run to the dance floor to have their own private moment.

Time for me to shut up so you can enjoy…

The Wood Shed San Diego Wedding | Helen + JK

This may sound weird to most but one of my favorite parts about Helen and JK’s Wood Shed wedding is how completely uninterested Helen was in the “details” and formalities of it all. There was no first dance… unless you count the lap dance JK gave Helen. No parent dances, although the parents were getting down from the moment the ceremony ended. Not even a formal dinner or dinner time, just delicious tacos being made to order all night. The venue is a statement piece all on it’s own, so all it needed was a raging party to fill it and these guys’ didn’t disappoint!

Their whole day start to finish was about nothing other than celebrating their love… and it was amazing!

Monument Valley Engagement Photographer | Casey + Trevor

So, we just got back from Portland where these two awesome beings got hitched! On the morning of their wedding I wanted to re-share their gorgeous Monument Valley engagement session… until I realized that I had somehow never blogged it. So, apparently baby brain lasts well through the toddler years and I’m not sure if I’m ever going to get my mind back completely.

Either way check these two out! We met for the first time as we carried our luggage into our shared little cabin where each couple secretly hoped the other wasn’t a murderer. (we’re not by the way!) Then we shot in the most amazing desert I have ever visited and then bonded over vodka rockstars and extremely horrible food and stayed up late talking about everything under the sun. Although I usually prefer to do that in the reverse order (and get all buddy buddy first) they still killed it!

Can’t wait to share their Portland Oregon Loft wedding here soon!