Mammoth Snowboard Wedding

Mammoth-wedding-Cookes-page 000Mammoth Mountain was the setting for an elegant wedding with a snowboard down finale.Mammoth-wedding-Cookes-page 001Erin’s Anna Campbell Design gown was perfect, (I was cheering on a fellow Australian).

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Hair and makeup by Allure Salon in Mammoth Lakes Mammoth-wedding-Cookes-page 003

The family braved the top of Mammoth for the family session and the couples “first look”. You decide if you want a first look or not with our studio. Woolly, the mascot at Mammoth, surprised us with visit and tossed out beanies Mammoth-wedding-Cookes-page 004

Family and dear friends gathered on the deck of McCoy station,  clouds moved in and out at the right moment to catch a great shot. Mammoth-wedding-Cookes-page 005

 

After the couple had a slow snowboard down they were joined by all the snowboarders and skiers for a cruise down to the main lodge.  California is in a drought but Mammoth Mountain kept the snow moved around to keep the slopes perfectly .groomed.

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Who can resist Mimi’s cake display, packed with Macroons, cookies and all the good treats she makes. Flowers by Patricia at Red Lily The Westin Monache for a great reception. DJ  Spencer with lighting by Brian Knowles Mammoth-wedding-Cookes-page 007

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Convict Lake Wedding on Midsummer Eve

Convict Lake Wedding for Meaghan and Jake

Match.com works! True love can be found on the internet.

Convict Lake California

Convict Lake California

A stroll after the service and moment to reflect. Bright sunflower bouquet by Red Lily.Convict Lake--CookesPhotography-037Aspen trees and horsetail grass in this corner of the Inyo National Forest Service campground.Convict Lake--CookesPhotography-038 Convict Lake--CookesPhotography-039Photography: The Cookes’ Fine Photography

Flowers: Red Lily

DJ: Mark Vincent

Venue: Convict Lake Resort

Hair and Makeup: Her fabulous friends!

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Mammoth Run Away Wedding

Twin Lakes Mammoth

Twin Lakes Mammoth

A “run away wedding” for a SoCal couple, put together by our great local wedding professionals. American Beauty for hair, Mammoth Ski Area  coordinated the site. Forest Chapel for the service. The chapel is nestled in a stand of Jeffrey pines on the shore of Twin Lakes Mammoth, California.

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Forest Chapel Mammoth

Weaving her way through the trees to Forest Chapel ; her groom was waiting at the rustic chapel steps with Stacey Powells a local wedding officiant.  Perfect!

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Forest Chapel Mammoth

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Twin Lakes Mammoth

A boat ride on Twin Lakes an ice cream cone from the camp ground store and a romantic cabin at Tamarack Lodge

Twin Lakes store in Mammoth

Twin Lakes store in Mammoth

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Convict Lake Wedding by The Cookes’

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“Any ideas for a first look without a first look”? that was the question that sent the brides’ mind racing ahead to her wedding day at Convict Lake California. We pulled it off without spoiling that first glimpse of Krystle coming down the aisle.

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Mt Morrison is the backdrop to Convict Lake, and the brides shoes, one of our favorite wedding venues.

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The storm passed leaving the soft light all Master photographers wish for.Convict lake photographer-krystle-7 Black and white shots can add to a wedding day, just a few to add a little spice.      Catwalk Salon in Mammoth created a great look for Krystle. Paula did Krystle’s makeup Convict lake photographer-krystle-10 Krystle and Jonathan met in college when the guy at the top of his class asked Krystle for help with homework..nice move Jonathan!  He showed her the place he loved most..Mammoth Lakes and that is where he eventually proposed in the snow at Twin LakesConvict lake photographer-krystle-8 Krystle’s cute college friends from Cal Lutheran took a break whilst we took the the “must haves”.Convict lake photographer-krystle-3 A happy 2 year old ringbearer.Convict lake photographer-krystle-11 Convict Lake Resorts tent was lit up by DJ Tim PremConvict lake photographer-krystle-12

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A sparkler farewell and a toast in the bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mammoth Lakes Wedding at Forest Chapel

Twin Lakes Mammoth on a perfect day in September.

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 Red Lily designs recreated the bouquet from their wedding day.

Mammoth-twin-lakes-photographer-002 We were not present on their Mammoth Lakes wedding day at Forest Chapel, “everyone was under the weather”, so  The Cookes  went with Jenny and Galen to the wedding chapel and captured some sunny memories.

 

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Mammoth-twin-lakes-photographer-005 Mammoth-twin-lakes-photographer-006  Ice cream at the Twin Lakes Campground store a sweet finish to the day.Mammoth-twin-lakes-photographer-007

 

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Mammoth Wedding for Mallory & Justin

Mammoth wedding days are special, it is such a privilege to be a Mammoth wedding photographer with a couple that are ready for spring weather at 11,053′.

We all had “A Mammoth Day”

Mammoth is a mountain ski town Mallory and Justin love, the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends. The day was filled with thunder and lightning that magically cleared as we rode the gondola to the “Top of Mammoth”.

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They met at the gym after Justin figured out a way to crash Mallory’s conversation, he knew that this cute blond was something special…he was right.

They knew within the first few weeks that they wanted to spend their lives together.  Justin loves Mallory’s kind and gentle personality, whilst Justin supports Mallory on everything  she does and always makes her laugh. Mallory has the moves that makes everyone laugh.

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Red Lily designed a bouquet  of white with a gold wrap…perfect

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The 11,053′  elevation at the “Top of Mammoth” is a great place work as a Mammoth wedding photographer, as a skier we know how cold this bride was.

The thrill of the view and the excitement of her wedding day was evident in Mallory’s radiant smile.mammoth-photographer-4

Black and whites tell a story of their own.

 

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Hold the gondola!  The crew on Mammoth Mountain always accommodate their guests.mammoth-photographer-7     They wanted something simple, elegant and whimsical; SO the welcoming bear, champagne bar before the ride, gold accents and cake pops.

mammoth-photographer-weldon       A bronze of a woolly mammoth is at the main ski lodge at Mammoth Mountain; a great photo prop for everyone that visits.mammoth-photographer-6

    Sisters in stilettos, brothers, a niece, nephew and friends, went out in the snow for the bridal party shot, we wore snow boots!
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Mallory and Justin’s engagement session. We heard their love story and can retell the proposal. Justin was so nervous and excited, theirs was very spur of the moment after spending ages to find the perfect ring.
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Flowers by Patricia at Red Lily

Cake Pops by Mimi’s

 

 

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