Thursday, April 07, 2011

Inspiring Snowboarding Brides

It's not often that I have a blog post about a wedding BEFORE it happens, but I am getting really excited about Andrea and Jeff's Copper Mountain wedding tomorrow and brave Andrea is going to snowboard in her wedding dress between the wedding and reception!

Over the years I've done a number of engagement photos, rehearsal dinners, and weddings on the mountain. I've seen images of snowboarding brides, but tomorrow I'm thrilled to photograph Andrea snowboarding in her wedding dress between the ceremony & reception! Two recent on-mountain shoots WITHOUT the wedding dress were just this month - so I'm comfortable with the whole idea just thrilled to be adding the wedding dress to the photos! And as tough as it is to photograph while skiing, I think Andrea and all the other snowboarding brides are the brave ones here! Last weekend Maris and Jimmy got married at Copper Mountain and we were able to get these great action shots after the ceremony.

Copper Mountain Telemark Wedding

Copper Mountain Wedding
So in preparation for Andrea & Jeff's wedding I've been researching "snowboarding brides" to find my favorite angles and images of and here are some of my favorite finds:

Istock photo has this image for sale by an unknown photographer:
Istock Photo Snowboarding Bride

Seattle photographer Clane Gessel has some great images like these two below on his blog from a snowboarding couple at Summit at Snoqualmie outside Seattle! My favorite of Clane's images here:

Snowboard Bride and Groom

Snowboarding Bride at Snoqualmie

New Zealand photographer Fredrick Larsson captured a bride and groom snowboarding down to their ceremony at Lake Oahu. And my favorite image here...

Snowboarding Bride in New Zealand
copyright Larsson Photography

Utah Bride Blog has these images taken at the Canyons Ski Area in Park City by photographer Angie Andrews.

Offbeat Bride article on helicopter skiing bride in Telluride.

Did you know that there are several Snowboarding Bride Cake Toppers available? Trifle Bakery, Fun Wedding Things and Wedding Collectibles all offer different styles of snowboarding bride and grooms for cake toppers.

This one minute video of a snowboarding bride & groom is online by Dreamtime Images.

Shred Betties website has a few of Julie Robles images of a snowboarding bride.

A good summary of lots of these snowboarding brides & grooms online here.

Yosemite Daily photo of couple at Badger Pass Ski Area.

A surfing and snowboarding trash the dress session in the UK.

Snowboard "inspired" studio images on the Style Me Pretty Blog.

This last example is really interesting, although they were obviously not ACTUALLY snowboarding! But fun and entertaining!

And of course Loveland Ski Area has a LOT of skiing snowboarding weddings each Valentines Day through their Marry Me & Ski Free Day!

Andrea herself is starting up a wedding planning business here in Summit County, called A Summit Wedding, and hopefully some of these fun images will help promote her new business! You can find them on Facebook also at this link!

Good luck with your business AND with the wedding tomorrow Andrea!


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