Micro weddings & elopements are trending.
I’m not even sure how to write down in words how amazing, Jackson Hole Wyoming really is. The trip had been in the works for months, as I was shooting a destination wedding there. My sweet couple grew up in Wyoming and brought me out to capture their epic Wyoming wedding (keep an eye out for their amazing wedding on the blog soon!). And who better to take on your Wild West adventure then your mom, I am so glad she came along. We had a total blast on this adventure. On August 1st we arrived in Jackson WY, as the plane landed we had the most picture perfect view of the Tetons, I believe it may be the most stunning airport view imaginable. Our first stop in town was for a coffee, and I was so happy to order a huckleberry latte from Cowboy Coffee, it was fantastic. We drove the Teton Pass, and until you drive this you wont understand the pure craziness of the grade and turns, but it was gorgeous. A couple ladies from the east coat sure had some fun adjusting to the elevation change. The next two days we spent with my lovely couple documenting their life & love, with truly gorgeous background views.
From there on we were on adventure and exploration time. We drove and explored the entirety of Grand Teton National Park. The cool blue waters and jagged snowcapped mountain views by Jenny Lake was one of our favorite places. Yellowstone was so close to us, so we literally drove the the entrance, took a photo and drove back through the Tetons, just to say we made it there! We also took a scenes river trip with Black Dog Raft Company, it was a chilly 54 degrees (yes in August!) when we started the trip, but the views and company definitely outweighed the cold. And how crazy is this, one of our raft mates lives in Middleburg, what are the chances of that! While on the raft we say several bald eagle perched in the trees. But they weren’t the only wildlife we saw, later that evening we went out in search of a moose, I so badly wanted to see one before we headed home, and we were lucky enough to find four. They were huge, gorgeous guys roaming along the river. The wildlife out in Jackson Hole, were huge beautiful creates. We saw bison in the distance and grasslands filled with pronghorns. Our stay in Jackson was at Anvil Hotel, which is such a cool, rustic chic boutique hotel. It is also exactly what you think of when you think Jackson WY. And of course while we were there we stopped by and took the touristy elk arch photos! Oh yeah and you all may or may not know of my love for old barns, but we visited Mormon Row, which includes Wyomings most photographed barn. My favorite part of this location was the outhouse though, I mean can you imagine an outhouse with a view like that!
There are so many more things I could tell you all, but instead, take a look at the photos of the trip.
So which National Park should be next on my list??