Mar 152015
 

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Sun Valley is an amazing venue for winter weddings. This February, Val and Bryce took advantage of this little known fact and brought a triple digit crew to the Elkhorn restaurant for their ceremony and reception. Though Old Man Winter kept his effects a bit further to the north this year, a quick drive into the Sawtooth National Recreation Area gave this outdoor couple the backdrops they were after. Fresh snow blessed their ceremony, their vows were amazing, readings by the wedding party were heartfelt, and the party was off the hook! Congrats Val and Bryce!

Wedding Planning by Absolute Weddings.

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Elkhorn at Sun Valley Winter Wedding

Feb 202015
 

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Kim and Dan were married at Sun Valley’s Clubhouse this February with their close family and friends in attendance. The Clubhouse transforms wonderfully into a wedding venue for winter weddings. Time was scheduled for us to head out and about for portraits and I was happy that this great couple wanted to photograph in Sun Valley’s village after the sun had set. Many congratulations to Kim and Dan!

Wedding Planning by Absolute Weddings.

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Winter Wedding at Sun Valley's Clubhouse

Sep 162013
 

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Jessie and Andy were married in the beautiful Our Lady of the Snows Catholic church in Sun Valley, Idaho, with their reception at River Run Lodge that was all smiles and good times. The toasts and roasts that were given to the couple revealed two incredibly smart and talented people with a whole lot of love for each other, their family, and friends. Their party kept going until a rose petal getaway sent Jessie and Andy off on their honeymoon!

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sep 032013
 

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

Any more, nothing says “Idaho” like fly fishing and fire fighting. Both themes were on display at Oliver and Becca’s wedding a few weeks back at Sun Valley’s fabled Trail Creek Cabin. Oliver’s love of fly fishing set the theme for their wedding, however, the fact that he is a fire fighter and that the Beaver Creek fire had started only three days prior to their wedding added an ironic touch! Oliver snuck out with his friends early in the morning on his wedding day to fish the Big Wood river. Luckily, he landed a 3″ trout, narrowly avoiding being skunked. But, even if he’d have walked away without a fish on his line, he had a bigger catch set for later that afternoon! The smoke stayed to the north and made the colors in the sky a eerily beautiful sight. Their celebration was perfect and the party a blast. Many congratulations Becca and Oliver!

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

Aug 142013
 

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Patrick and Kate were married on the east slope of the Sawtooth Mountains in the small town of Stanley, Idaho. The mountains that defined their ceremony’s backdrop and the waters that flow from them are both intimate to these two mountain people-as Patrick works as a ski guide and Kate was a professional whitewater rafting guide, now a school teacher.
I’ve been out in the backcountry skiing with Patrick and Kate works at the elementary school across the street from my house. Both are amazing people with big hearts, an amazing level of patience, and zest for adventure. Their wedding day reflected these traits, it was easy going, full of love, and lots of fun!

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Aug 072013
 

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

When Liana sent me an email inquiring of my wedding photography services, she said she was in Jakarta and that she was having her wedding here in Idaho, and the first thought that came to my mind was to delete the email as this had to be a scam! But, I entertained the query and replied and found that the woman from Jakarta is one of the most well traveled international aid workers around. Liana and her (now) husband, Danny, were living and working out of Jakarta and planned their Galena Lodge wedding from afar. Some couples who plan destination weddings end up becoming stress cases and I’d have thought that these two might be so inclined due to their proximity to their wedding location, but, this was not the case. They were all fun and smiles! I should note that Liana grew up in Boise and spent many days in the mountains around Galena Lodge backpacking and skiing. So, it was the perfect fit to bring her family and friends from all over the world to the place she loved first! Everything went as planned for the entire day. Many congrats Liana and Danny!

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Wedding photograph from Galena Lodge in Idaho.

Jul 262013
 

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

The opening line to the inquiry email I received from Tamera was, and likely will be, the best ever! “Hi Craig, I’m the fiance of the guy you have a photo of doing a beer bong at Kristin and Trent’s wedding…” (photo here). It was a once in a lifetime photo and this couple is once in a lifetime too! Tamera and Mark are amazing people who love playing outdoors, so, it’s not hard to understand why they chose to be married on top of Brundage Mountain Ski Area just north of McCall, Idaho. Riding the chairlift to the peak was a fantastic experience, one many people won’t forget. When I asked one of their grandma’s about the ride up the lift, her response was classic, “TERRIFYING!” Tamera and Mark’s wedding was beautiful. One of the great moments during their ceremony was when, immediately after Tamera had put Mark’s ring on his finger, Mark went straight for the kiss! Their pastor had to throw his hand between them so he could squeeze the words in, “and now you may kiss your Bride!” Here are some images from their big day…

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

A photograph from a wedding held at Brundage Mountain Ski Area near McCall, Idaho.

Jul 032013
 

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Lauren and Marshall’s destination wedding here in Sun Valley was one of the first of the summer season and it brought in the gorgeous weather this area is known for. A great ceremony was followed by a fun reception. Lauren’s brother killed it with his speech and had the crowd laughing hard! Uncles sang and danced like Mic Jagger, mom’s cried and recovered well during toasts, it was a great celebration.

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph

Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Photograph