Arriving at Northstar after a seventeen year hiatus was a shocker. The little ski area I once new was now a mini Euro-Alps style village! Flashbacks of warming my hands using the exhaust from my folks old Jeep after a day riding the backside’s tree runs were quickly erased as heavily armored downhill mountain bikers cruised through the parking lot with stone clad condo buildings towering overhead. Once I gained my bearings though, I was duly impressed. This new village is where Joelle and Martin were married and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to document their wedding day. Joelle was a guest at Scott and Stephanie’s Lake Tahoe wedding back in 2008, and as the greatest compliment, enjoyed their images enough to hire me for her wedding!
Photographing for Joelle and Martin, meeting new friends, and seeing old friends, made for a great time. I have to say, there were some classic moments at their wedding: their officiant somehow got Joelle’s name mixed up and kept calling her, “Josie;” on the dancefloor, I witnessed the most committed intro to the worm, EVER; and Martin’s Basque cousins that hopped the pond to be there upped the energy on the dance floor! Many congratulations to Joelle and Martin!