Mammoth Lakes Engagement Photographer | California Adventure Engagement Photography in Mammoth, California
Kathryn Cooper Weddings | California Adventure Wedding Photographer | Mammoth Lakes Hiking Wedding Photographer
Adventure sessions, engagement sessions, and elopements in Yosemite may get all the attention, but Mammoth Lakes, California is an incredible spot for amazing adventure engagement photos. Best of all, it’s FREE, and it’s far less crowded than Yosemite. If you want to elope in Yosemite or take engagement photos in Los Angeles or San Francisco—but want something a little different—be like Romi and Jon. For their Mammoth Lakes engagement photos, we did an awesome hike together, saw incredible views, and had a beautiful time.
Mammoth (https://www.visitmammoth.com/) isn’t just a ski resort in the least. In the summer months, Mammoth Lakes is amazing for hiking, camping, world-class mountain biking, soaking in hot springs, and more. And best of all, it’s is an awesome place for elopement photos, engagement sessions, weddings, and more. Once you see the photos, you’ll agree that the hiking and views are A-OKAY.
When Romi and her fiancé Jon had their wedding postponed, they wanted to get new photos for save-the-dates. A couple’s adventure engagement session/”re-engagement photos” (is that a thing now?!) at the lake where she spent summers seemed like the perfect location.
Instead of just photographing on the shores of Lake George and Lake Mary, I suggested a hike with some incredible views. Romi and Jon were troopers and agreed, and because there was a thunderstorm just 2 hours before our shoot, the trail had few people—even better! We spent a couple hours getting some pretty epic engagement photos, with overlooks of the lakes, quiet moments on the mountain, amazing reflections, and beautiful views.
Even with some extra puffing at 8,000 feet, it wasn’t too difficult (even carrying camera gear and extra clothing). Hey…I’m a Mammoth Lakes wedding photographer, so I’m used to carrying my gear while hiking in some less-than-ideal conditions. Once I get to 13,000 feet, that’s when I really start to feel it. Colorado, the Himalayas, and even Hawaii has some pretty high peaks where you’ll feel the thinner air. But I digress.
Romi’s bold shirt and skirt fluttered perfectly in the wind, and I got some creative engagement photos on the mountain before our hike down. Jon and Romi were such a lovely couple, and we all had a great time exploring the mountain together. We hit up a few more spots around Lake George and Lake Mary, and voila! Another amazing day and adventure engagement session in Mammoth.
Heading to Mammoth and looking for Mammoth Lakes engagement photos, or want to elope at Mono Lake (which is a completely different, and altogether awesome ballgame)? Contact me here for tips on where and when to go! Or, fill out my simple contact form below. Let’s go have an adventure!
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