Jen & Mitch's July Wedding At Sugar Bowl Resort
There is nothing quite like a wedding at a ski resort.
I was incredibly lucky to capture Jen and Mitch's wedding last July. The views surrounding the resort are amazing, especially in July when the trees are green and flowers on the ski slope are blooming. As a couple who skis every winter and has strong family ties in Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl was the perfect place for J&M to say “I do.” With the iconic lodge, the Disney Express chairlift, and the towering evergreens, the bride and groom felt right at home. But they weren't the only ones. This wedding was insanely special to me because this is where I first learned how to ski. I spent countless winters here, as far back as I can remember. Unlike Jen and Mitch, I am NOT an avid skier anymore but that doesn't prevent me from reminiscing about all of the years my dad brought me to stay at this very lodge.
After getting ready was done, it was time for the First Look. J & M knew they wanted to see each other for the first time on their wedding day at Donner Summit. Even though we were working with the harsh, midday lighting, these photos turned out to be some of my favorites of the day. With views of Donner Lake and the iconic Donner Pass bridge, I have no doubts J&M will be printing most, if not all of these.
The ceremony itself was so much fun. Tucked away in the woods right by the lodge, the light filtered through the pines and gave us a dreamy backlight that all of us photographers drool over.
We moved up to the deck of the lodge for the reception where we enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Sugar Bowl Weddings and lots of dancing with beats from Silver State DJ, Daniel . There was no shortage of photo opportunities here, either. From group shots on the deck, to detail shots of the decorations, and guests on the dance floor, we were all appreciative of the late summer sunset.
I left Sugar Bowl feeling a deep sense of nostalgia and comfort. I was genuinely so honored to have been part of Jen and Mitch's day in a place that I will always hold so close to my heart. But this isn't about MY feelings. Keep scrolling to see these amazing photos of the most perfect day, with the most perfect Bride and Groom, with the most perfect vendor team.
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