Heather and Marc both live in Denver and had heard about me from a customer at Marc’s work who I had done a shoot with some time ago. Marc had reached out to me after seeing my work, especially my photos of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is one of my favorite places on earth and when they said they were getting married in the Tetons, I was super excited to get to photograph their big day!
I wouldn’t call myself a wedding photographer, although I do photograph a handful of weddings each year. I like the photojournalistic approach to weddings and love getting to tell the story of a couple’s big day. And when the wedding venue is in a place like Grand Teton National Park, it’s really the perfect way to combine my two favorite styles of photography: landscape and photojournalism. I would love to shoot more destination elopements and weddings in places like the Tetons and Jackson Hole!
The day started in the town of Jackson, under the infamous antler arches in town square. I then rode with the two of them towards the park where we made several stops for photos along the way, including the north side of Jenny Lake/String Lake and Mormon Row, before heading to Schwabachers Landing. There are so many good spots to take photos in the park and I wish we had a little bit more time to really get the most out of the area.
Marc and Heather had a small, intimate elopement at Schwabachers Landing, which is on the marshy banks of the Snake River. The marshlands allow the water to be still and sets up the shot for a perfect reflection photo of the Tetons. It’s a beautiful area and photographers come here in the morning and evening to get that infamous shot. A permit is required and Marc and Heather had secured one several months prior to holding their elopement there.
The ceremony was beautiful and I had the pleasure of meeting both sets of families who were there to witness the big day. It was special and intimate and both Marc and Heather had their kids witnessing and participating in the ceremony. Sandwiches and beer were served afterwards and everyone had a great time celebrating and trying not to get eaten by mosquitos! This place truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I had a blast with Marc and Heather.
If you are looking for a Jackson Hole photographer to photograph your elopement in Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone, contact Tim today. Tim is a Denver based photographer offering adventure elopement photography packages for destination weddings and elopements around the globe.