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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Mammoth Lake, California / Airbnb Rental Home Reception Party Elopement Photo Story Award

Outdoor Wedding Photo from a Mammoth Lakes, CA ceremony w/ panoramic views of the Hot Baths surrounding the couple

Wedding Photography for Mammoth Lakes, CA | panoramic views of the Hot Baths surround the couple

With panoramic views of the Hot Baths of Mammoth Lake surrounding them, Steffy and George hold hands as their wedding ceremony begins.

Anyone who planned a wedding in 2020 likely has a bittersweet story, and Steffy and George were no exception. The couple had originally planned a large, traditional wedding in October 2020, but knew in March that they would have to redesign their wedding plans. They opted for a Labor Day elopement at their favorite vacation destination, Mammoth Lake. Unfortunately, they had to shift their plans once again when the wildfires swept across California in the final weeks of summer. In the end, they were married in October as they originally intended, but their intimate outdoor ceremony still featured the haze from the fires in the background.

Mammoth Lake Ski Resort Wedding day image of The bride getting ready for the ceremony

Mammoth Lakes Wedding Photography - CA | The bride gets ready for the ceremony

The bride gets ready for the ceremony as her nephews watch on the steps of the vacation rental that they stayed in near Mammoth Lake.

Mammoth Lakes, VRBO style rental home Wedding ceremony image of The groom giving his bride a sweet and knowing look

Mammoth Lakes, CA Wedding Photographers | The groom gives his bride a sweet and knowing look

The groom gives his bride a sweet and knowing look as he sees her for the first time in her wedding gown.

Mammoth Lakes Outdoor Wedding ceremony image of The bride and groom sneaking in a kiss as their family members and friends cheer

Mammoth Lake Outdoor Wedding Photo | The bride and groom sneak in a kiss as their family members and friends cheer

Steffy and George sneak in a kiss as their family members and friends cheer. One nephew, however, was not as captivated by the romance of the moment.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Peaks Wedding Portrait of The bride and groom kissing as they pose outdoors

Mammoth Lake Wedding Day Couple Portraits | The bride and groom kiss as they pose for a portrait

The bride and groom kiss as they pose for a portrait with the mountains in the background.

Airbnb Mammoth Lakes CA Rental Home Wedding image of Everyone cheering for the happy couple as they arrived for the celebration

Airbnb Mammoth Lakes Rental Home Wedding Pic | Everyone cheered for the happy couple as they arrived for the celebration

The wedding guests joined the couple at their nearby Airbnb, where the reception was hosted. Everyone cheered for the happy couple as they arrived for the celebration.

Mammoth Lakes Rental Home b/w Wedding image of The groom greeting his aunt with a loving hug

Mammoth Lakes Rental Home Wedding Pictures | The groom greets his aunt with a loving hug

George greets his aunt with a loving hug as his mother looks on. 

Mammoth Lakes Airbnb Vacation Rental Wedding image of 3 nephews doing a surprise dance for the couple

Airbnb Vacation Rental Wedding Home in CA | three nephews treat the newlyweds to a surprise dance

Taking advantage of the outdoor space that the vacation rental had to offer, the three nephews treat the newlyweds to a surprise dance.

Mammoth Lakes Airbnb Rental Home Wedding portrait from sunset of the bride and groom during intimate and romantic session

Mammoth Lakes Airbnb Vacation Home Wedding Pix | At sunset, the bride and groom snuck away for an intimate and romantic portrait session

At sunset, the bride and groom snuck away for an intimate and romantic portrait session. The smoke covering the sky highlighted the challenges of the year, while the colors shining through proved that there's always beauty to be found.