There are few places in the world that are better than the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. Getting married there provides for the quintessential western mountain wedding. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at the ranch over the past decade and absolutely love each and every time I’ve been there – the scenery cannot be beat and the staff is absolutely amazing. Here is a photo from this most recent wedding!
My kids are on the local mountain bike team and participated in the race at Galena Lodge last weekend. The race organization that runs the race series, Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League (IICL), which is under the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), does such an amazing job throughout the year. They help establish positive methods for coaching middle school and high school youth that empower kids that just want to ride for fun and those that want to win; they set up the courses with incredible organization including start, finish, and feed zones; award ceremonies; and they bring together parent volunteers from every team to help. This last race, the Galena Gallop at Galena Lodge, went off like a Swiss watch. The course was incredibly challenging at just over 6 miles (High School boys have to do 4 laps). These kids are amazing athletes and I’m so thankful that school sports programs now include non-ball athletic endeavors!
The Fall rains have just begun and with them the arrival of “Brown Powder!” The term is both funny and gross, but, it does nail the condition mountain bikers love – tacky single track. Yesterday, I got out on the local BLM trails after the sunset with my good friend and enjoyed some!
I recently read a great quote, “Life is better with family.” I couldn’t agree more. Last week, I was hired to photograph a family visiting my area for their family reunion. They were a great group of people and left me a great compliment, “Thank you again for the session- you made everyone feel so comfortable and everything went so smoothly (difficult with so many people!).”
If you are visiting the Sun Valley, Idaho, area and are interested in a family portrait session, please give me a ring!
Lauren and Ben held their reveal on the ledge outside of Sun Valley’s Round House with the Pioneer Mountains and a beautiful blue sky as their backdrop. Their ceremony and reception was held outside the River Run Lodge and the party moved inside for dinner and dancing. Lauren and Ben are from out of town making this a destination wedding for many of their family and friends – an amazing wedding I don’t think any of them will forget.
If you’ve seen my photographic work outside of capturing wedding images, it goes without saying that when a rock climbing couple books me for their wedding and asks if I’d be up for photographing their engagement session at one of my favorite places, The City of Rocks, I get excited! Lucky for me, this year I get to photograph Caren and Chris’s wedding up in the high mountains near Stanley, Idaho. But, also, I just got back from “The City,” where I spent the weekend climbing and taking their engagement photos!