Madison and Collin had a very memorable Jackson Hole Small Wedding last fall. The entire week was rainy at times and it was making me very nervous for all the back to back events I had. And boy, did it rain. These two and their families absolutely rocked it by putting up with the unpredictable weather and made it an amazing day of celebration anyways.
Before heading out to the park for their wedding ceremony, I photographed some of the bride and her sisters and mom getting ready for the day. Trudy Day did her hair and makeup in a beautiful style that showcased the bride’s natural beauty. Madison had some of the prettiest wedding details between the announcements and her shoes and bouquet!
Madison and Collin had their first look at Mormon Row. It is one of my favorites. Ever. Colin got very emotional seeing his beautiful bride and it was absolute perfection! The mountains were peeking through the cloud cover just enough! I love this location in Grand Teton National Park because the views are incredible, and the nearby scenery has some variety as well.
This is one of the windiest ceremonies. September really brought some of the craziest weather of the year, which was a premonition of the wild winter we would have. When we arrived at the ceremony location, I asked the bride if she wanted to wait out the storm for awhile. It wasn’t raining currently but there was so other concerning weather. We decided to go for it anyways. When we got to the ring part of the ceremony, the couple realized the rings had been left behind at the cars. One of their guests ran back, and I mean RAN to get them while everyone huddled under umbrellas. We quickly took their family photos and headed back to the cars where we talked about what to do.
While we can hope that the weather will be exactly everything you wish for, there are no guarantees. I’m so grateful to work with down to earth people who see it for what it is and choose joy and optimism on their day anyways. The wedding couple opted to continue with portraits and try to chase any sun there was to be found. We drove a bit and stopped at Blacktail Ponds where we captured some of my favorite rainy wedding day pictures during a Grand Teton Micro-wedding. We had several of their family members following us so all the cars were parked and people stopped by thinking there might be a bear sighting. No bear, just a beautiful couple haha. Our last stop of the day was at Jenny Lake. The rain started again here but they wanted to do as many pictures as possible without the umbrellas.
What a rainy day we had! It was so memorable and will go down as one of my favorite weddings. Despite the weather, working with nice and kind people always warms my soul and makes me happy to be photographing weddings in Jackson hole.
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