A Wedding in Graeagle

Heather sent me an email last spring asking if we did weddings. She needed a wedding photographer who could mountain bike. How could we say no to a wedding that would include mountain bikes?! Needless to say, I was bummed to still be nursing the broken collarbone back to health and unable to ride, but we still had an absolute blast shooting Heather and Matt's wedding weekend.

The Chalet View Lodge near Graeagle served as headquarters for the weekend, with hikes, mountain bike rides, trout fishing, and of course, an beautiful outdoor wedding and reception. The venue was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and Heather and Matt are a beautiful couple. 

And, the combination of mountain bikers and Chico State friends in attendance made for one hell of a fun party!

The wedding day started early with a big group mountain bike shred session down Mills Peak. 

After the dirt session, the bridal party headed back to the Lodge to get ready. 

Love this moment between Heather and her mom. 

While the girls were getting ready, Matt had time to show off Shiloh's best tricks.

But eventually the groom and his men got fancied up as well. 

The little pond with a dock at the Chalet View Lodge makes for a great place to do a first look. Matt's expression say so much about how much he adores Heather. 

And then it was time for a ceremony in the pines. 

The little rustic details at the reception were on point for the outdoor venue.

I'm not sure that I've ever seen a couple so completely enthralled with each other during a first dance than these two. 

The rest of the evening included a fantastic food truck, toasts, cupcakes, more dancing, and s'mores! 

Congratulations Heather and Matt! Thanks for letting us be a part of your day. You know how to throw one hell of a party! 

Thirsty Thursday: A Day in Carmel

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: Gin and Tonic

Here's several dozen pictures of a day in Garland Park and Carmel with some good friends!

Thirsty Thursday: Rainy Days in Iceland

Rambler: Beth
Drink at Hand: Ancient Peaks Winery Oyster Ridge

Thirsty Thursday here again! Yep, we've missed a few Thirsty Thursday posts, but I finally found some time to do one tonight. I've been playing with Iceland photos and figured it was time to share a few. 

The weather on our first full day in Iceland was pretty miserable. The rain. The wind. I was pretty bummed to be looking at a lot of this as we set out to explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  

But, we're not ones to hide out in the car, so out into the blustery day we went. Terry wasn't sure about taking the big DSLR out, but I still caught him 'grammin'. 

But we kept hiking along the coast and settled in to the grays and blues and yellows of the landscape.

Soon the landscape started showing itself, with nice lines and interesting shapes playing in the gloomy shadows of the rainy day.

Stay tuned for more images when the weather got marginally better. 

Massey Monday: Watching the Lake

As Terry mentioned in last week's Massey Monday, our little Brittany Spaniel likes to quickly establish the perimeter when we set up our backcountry campsites. Once that perimeter is established, she keeps a constant watch on anything and everything happening around us. During our last backpacking trip into the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, she kept watch over Island Lake.