I had the pleasure of photographing this absolutely stunning Snake River Sporting Club wedding in Jackson Hole during one of my busiest months of photography yet this past year. September was a total whirlwind – the first weekend in Wisconsin, the second in Boise, then off to Jackson Hole for two weeks and a quick flight out to Virginia while I was there. I knew it would be busy and I knew it would be a lot of hard work but it was all worth it in the end. I got to photograph some of the most stunning weddings and travel to places I’d never been. While Jackson Hole is a standard in my travel repertoire, it’s beauty never ceases to inspire and amaze me. While I was there for those two weeks, I photographed two weddings, updated some merchandise photos for a friend’s website, invested some time doing some online marketing training, and spent multiple days hiking and exploring Grand Teton National Park with nothing but my camera. I drove my own car out there and just got to spend some real quality time relaxing and being myself in the mountains.
Rob and Edie’s wedding brings back so many wonderful memories for me. The two of them just seem to fit together. Traveling to photograph a wedding that’s a destination wedding for a couple can be interesting. I hadn’t met either of them other than a few phone conversations which can sometimes make me feel a bit disconnected compared to the couples I photograph here in the Northwest. That being said, they came all the way up from Florida to the beautiful Teton range to tie the knot – I knew that meant they had already felt that connection to Jackson Hole that so many people are drawn to and I can definitely get on board with that. Their wedding at the Snake River Sporting Club took place on a cool fall day in September. The colors were just beginning to change, the winds making the aspen leaves sparkle, and the air was feeling crisp. They chose to wait to see each other until Edie officially walked down the aisle and I could tell that Rob was just simply smitten when he saw his bride. Edie donned a mint wedding gown that looked beautiful amongst the sagebrush. I loved the use of aspen boughs to line the aisle and arbor, bringing out the character of the landscape that already surrounded them. About 40 guests attended an intimate candlelight dinner where they toasted the couple and enjoyed views of the stars as the night fell.
Venue: Snake River Sporting Club
Wedding Planner: Simply Grand Events
Floral Designer: Someday Soon Flowers
Cake: Everything But the Dress
Rentals: Canvas Unlimited
Videographer: Hughes Productions
Wedding Gown: Halston
Hair Accessory: Jennifer Behr
Jewelry: Luna Skye
Bridesmaid’s Dress: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Bride’s Shoes: Manola Blahnik
2017 is just around the corner and I can hardly believe it! If you’re recently engaged and getting married next year, please don’t hesitate to get in touch about my availability. In honor of this holiday season, we are offering one additional hour of coverage complimentary ($500 value) to any couples who inquire and complete their booking between now and January 1, 2017. Email [email protected] for more information!