At the end of 2022, I decided not to take very much work over the snowy season. It was forecasted to be a wet year, and it has been so snowy! However, I just can’t deny the pull of gorgeous Jackson Hole Wyoming Winter Weddings. So, at the end of January, I found myself praying the weather would hold for Winslow & Soumaya’s Grand Teton National Park wedding ceremony. They have the biggest fluffy dog that was able to join us too! This was just one of several celebrations they have had. They celebrated in Belgium with family, had a big Moroccan party in Chicago, spent some time in Vegas at the Elvis Chapel, and now had their legal ceremony in Wyoming. This is how to do weddings!
Preparing for Jackson Hole Wyoming Winter Weddings is a totally different ball game than summer ones! In the summer you’re stocking up on sunscreen and water, and reapplying deodorant every change you get. The drive between locations is like heaven as you blast the air conditioning. In the winter though, you’re bundling up in all the layers you can find. Hand-warmers go places you forgot existed, and the gloves rarely come off. But these wedding still have a lot in common – mainly the need for sunglasses! On a blue bird day like this one, the sun is shining and sunglasses can become a necessity even during photos. For these two, we made it a fashion statement!
If you’re thinking about including pets in your elopement, there are some restrictions you’ll need to follow. I don’t advise bringing them along unless you have someone who can stay in a vehicle with them. Especially during the summer, it gets way too hot while they wait for you. If you do decide to bring them, the park website will have the most up to date information.
Currently, the rules are as follows. Dogs must be restrained on a 6 foot leash. They must stay in designated areas, which include roads, parking lots and within 30 feet of those. In the winter, dogs are allowed on the maintained snow trail that heads from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Jenny Lake. They are not allowed in the backcountry, or on unmaintained trails. Because this was a short elopement, their friendly dog, Whiskey, was able to join us for some pictures! We stayed in the parking lot areas and it was perfect. I have never met a dog with as much chill as this big dude had. He was the absolute sweetest!
Working together well is a trait that photographers and videographers need to have for your wedding. It’s super helpful to have the opportunity to discuss how each of them work, and their experiences working with each other. I loved working with Eddy & Lauren with Idahome Media Group for this small elopement. They are both very talented artists and make a great video team. They communicate what they need, and ideas that they have. It’s their goals, and mine, to have your big day run smoothly! When working together, we take turns being the lead. This helps us to document the moments needed to share your story.
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