Convict Lake Wedding by The Cookes’


“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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Jewish Wedding Photography in Mammoth by the Cookes’

Everyone was there for Erin, even the fishermen at the lake heard the call to prayer and gathered at the back of Forest Chapel to witness this Jewish wedding at the outdoor chapel In Mammoth. Wedding photography continues to be our passion and to capture a whole family come together to celebrate is a privilege.

Starting with a first look…mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 2

The weekend long event was coordinated by Green Fox Events, from the flowers to the farewell brunch. Lisa Peterson Designs transformed Erin from an outdoor girl into a beautiful bride.mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 1

Erin’s favorite shade of blue in all the arrangement by Red Lily designs, loved the shepherds crook with the shiny buckets, a splash of color in the forest.mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 3

Must admit, both Michael and I were moved by this joyous ceremony…and we have witnessed hundreds of weddings.mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 4mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 5

A kiss at the end of the aisle and everyone was off to the bridge at Twin Lakes for a  huge group shot.mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 6

Party time at Convict Lake, the bitter brush gave us another chance to be alone with the bride and groom, then a quick dash to the pole line road.mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 8mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 9

The Hora is a wild, energetic, everyone on the dance floor traditional dance. mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding7

The cake by Mimi’s cookie bar was cut, then it was time to throw the Red Lily bouquet and leave through a tunnel of sparklers.

mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 10 Our last look back at Convict Lake and the heavens above.mammoth-photographer-jewish wedding 11


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