[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two

The comments, likes, and response we received from this post was great!  "Now this is what I'm talking about!!" was mentioned by a local wedding planner who spotted this post.  It was then shared by another local wedding officiant who shared it on her page, who received a comment that said: "OMG...That is just so wrong on so many levels. I swear, I got vertigo just looking at them!! Beautiful though!"

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[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

We looked through the gallery for this shoot, and narrowed it down to two posts.  I pressed the photographer for a bit of backstory on this shoot, and this is what he had to say.

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"The couple, Christie and Kevin, were married in Jackson, NH. The session on the cliff took place on Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, NH. The couple were not rock climbers so we had a training session the day before to give them a basic understanding of the equipment used hoping this would make the session on the cliff a little less stressful."

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

"Marc Chauvin of Chauvin Guides International was hired for all the rigging and rope work on the shoot."

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"We started before dawn to be in place at sunrise. The couple was lowered down to the ledge and anchored in place. They were always either tied into a rope or anchored to the cliff. Anchors were hidden by camera angle. Images were taken from various positions along the top of the cliff and I rappelled down for some as well. The ledge they were on is about 400 feet above the ground. Once we were done, Marc rigged up a pulley system and a bunch of us hauled the couple back up to the top."

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"Everything went off with out a hitch and it was a very exciting and unique bridal session."  I would definitely agree.  It's one of the most unique that we've ever seen.

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We also had a very nice comment come in and thought we'd share that as well.  We hope you enjoyed this photo shoot as much as we did!  Thanks for reading.

"Lakes Region Bride magazine has been lucky enough to work with Jay & Vicki of Philbrick Photography. Jay's vision and intepretation of weddings is creative and always unsual and beautiful. When we call him and say "Hey I've got this crazy idea for a photo shoot..." it doesn't take long for him to jump in...he's had a biplane chase a couple down a runway; put a bride with a mohawk in a latex wedding gown and also captured some of the most stunning and romantic wedding photography for our magazine. And by the way, it doesn't hurt to ask if Jay and VIcki will travel to Breckenridge! This world-traveling, high energy duo might be up for it!"

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

 [PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

About the photographer

We are a wedding and portrait photography team operating out of North Conway, NH and Gloucester, MA. Married for almost 30 years, we love capturing all the excitement and emotion of couples beginning the journey we have enjoyed for so long. Our passion for photographing people is clearly demonstrated by our enthusiasm during a wedding or portrait session and the lengths to which we will go to create unique and memorable imagery. Working together to create artistic impressions of some of the most important moments in a couple's life is the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavor we could ever hope for. We simply can't get enough of it!

Our philosophy regarding photography is to embrace every possibility in the process of creating a more meaningful image. We don't charge by the hour, pose, or image but instead will work with you until you get the photographs you are looking for and will cherish forever.

Members of The New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and The Boudoir Photography Network.

philbrickphoto.com

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part One

I haven't used the word "extreme" in a while, but it seems appropriate to use when describing the photo shoot for this couple.  There are those that hop on the local trail and find a nice overlook, but this is taking a step further, I would say.  This couple rappelled down the side of a vertical rock wall and hung out for a while, smiling into the camera, trying not to show how scared they were.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session | photo[philbrickphoto.com] Mountain Wedding Photography

Believe me when I say that your senses are heightened when you're hanging on the side of a cliff like that.  All else seems to melt away, and you focus so intensely on your foot and hand holds that nothing else matters for a little while.  

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCACTION] Extreme Wedding Photography  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCACTION] Extreme Wedding Photography  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

This has nothing to do with this shoot, but here's some advice anyway.  If couples asked me if they should go outside for a few photos if it looks like it's going to rain, I would say go for it!  Yes, you might get sprinkled on, but then again, you might get an unexpected treat, like a huge rainbow that you could never have prepared for. 

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCACTION] Extreme Wedding Photography  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCACTION] Extreme Wedding Photography  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

This photos in this blog remind me of where and how we're going with this site.  We have built the only online resource dedicated to mountain weddings near the Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, and Silverthorne areas, and hope that while you get to look at amazing photos and the polished website and blog you see now, know that I've spent lots and lots of time going through photos, talking to vendors, hiking trails, and learning the industry like no one else does. 

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session | photo[philbrickphoto.com] Mountain Wedding Photography

The final product from this photo shoot are images that no other couple in the world will have.  The clouds, weather and mountains were captured beautifully by an amazing team of phtographers.  Check back for part two of this cliffhanger photo shoot! 

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session | photo[philbrickphoto.com] Mountain Wedding Photography

I love this black and white image of the couple standing near the cliff edge.  

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session | photo[philbrickphoto.com] Mountain Wedding Photography

 What would be the caption for this bride?  Please comment below!

 

About the photographer

We are a wedding and portrait photography team operating out of North Conway, NH and Gloucester, MA. Married for almost 30 years, we love capturing all the excitement and emotion of couples beginning the journey we have enjoyed for so long. Our passion for photographing people is clearly demonstrated by our enthusiasm during a wedding or portrait session and the lengths to which we will go to create unique and memorable imagery. Working together to create artistic impressions of some of the most important moments in a couple’s life is the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavor we could ever hope for. We simply can’t get enough of it!

Our philosophy regarding photography is to embrace every possibility in the process of creating a more meaningful image. We don’t charge by the hour, pose, or image but instead will work with you until you get the photographs you are looking for and will cherish forever.

Members of The New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and The Boudoir Photography Network.

philbrickphoto.com

[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer

[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q.  What's one of the most memorable moments you've had at a wedding?
 
A.  I just so happened upon a couple eloping back in December '07 at Sapphire Point with 3 or 4 feet of new snow,  no guests, and just the presence of longtime local officiant Gretchen Abernathy.  The ceremony was barely 5 minutes, and they tipped me in exchange for photographing their wedding!  I still have goosebumps remembering that magical mountain encounter!  
 
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q. Any particular mountain adventure you wish you had your camera, but didn't?
 
A. No, never.  (OK maybe once when I encountered a moose on the mountain!) Since I work full time lugging that camera around when I head up the mountain on skiis or foot, I LOVE to be camera free!  I let my friends take all the photos on hut trips, and I occasionally take photos with my phone.  But I like to to experience the backcountry WITHOUT a camera when I can!
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q.  What do you love about Summit County as a photographer?
 
A. 360 degree views... there are usually so many angles to get a great photo... it's hard to decide!  Sometimes I get to a shooting location and I'm breathless aboout the possibilities.  Next week I shoot Julie and Evan's wedding at this amazing location:
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q.  What are your top 3 locations to take couples for photo shoots near Breckenridge?
 
A.
        1 - Town of Montezuma outside Keystone
        2 - Top of Keystone Mountain
        3 - Officer's Gulch
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q. What do you think of the progression of cameras, picture taking, social media and weddings?
 
A. It's changing rapidly like all technology... so I'm just trying to keep up with the trends!  
[ note: Kay is all over the web, she's very socially active, so connect with her, links are at the bottom of this post!]
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
 
Q. How do you think social media can be used at weddings in the mountains?
 
A. I've seen lots of bridal parties taking photos [with their smartphones] and immediately uploading them - showing friends at home the experience step by step.  I think it's fun!  So much more memorable than waiting weeks for hard copy prints!
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
 
Q. What's one way guests at a mountain wedding can use social media to share pics about the wedding and raise awareness of your company at the same time?
 
A. Just being honest... referencing my company when I've set up the image and they took a photo of it!  Sharing the enthusiasm for photography whether amateur or professional!
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer

Photos in this blog were courtesy of Kay Beaton!  

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