I was not wrong.
Katy & Ely chose to have their wedding there because nearly everyone was coming in from out of town and they wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the mountains. A more perfect venue could not have been chosen. They beautifully mixed traditional Jewish and Christian elements to make a wedding day that was incredibly unique and as much fun as any wedding I’ve attended (just take a look at the reception photos if you have any doubts).
While it didn’t snow when we were there, it did the week leading up to it. The snow you think you see falling in some of the photos is actually melting snow falling from the trees—hence the umbrellas. It was relatively warm and that led us to being able to stay outside for lots and lots of fun portraits. Beautiful location. Beautiful light. Beautiful people. Beautiful photos.
What can I say? Nicole & Karl brought me to the German countryside to photograph their wedding that happened to take place at the Burg Lichtenberg Castle. It was amazing. I literally had to close my eyes on our walk to the car because everywhere I looked I saw more and more opportunities for amazing photos. I don’t know what else I could say about it that would expound on what is in the photos. I was thrilled upon finding out where the venue was, that it was basically neighbors with my aunt, uncle, & cousins who had been asking us to come for a visit. 2 birds, one stone. I was especially happy to have my Uncle Rob (who was far and away the coolest guy alive when I was a kid) come along and schlep some lenses.
On the trip we were able to visit 6 European countries in all and play tourist with all the requisite photos. At some point I’ll get some of those blogged. But in the meantime, here’s some from the highlight of the trip—Nicole & Karl’s big day!