Every time I get to see April & Travis I have a ton of fun. From the moment these two appeared on my doorstep I’ve had a blast getting to know them, getting to laugh with them, and most recently getting to shoot their wedding out at Sunshine Ski Hill. One of the pre requisites to being there on their amazing wedding day was a willingness to shoot pictures of them in full attire snowboarding out at Sunshine! I didn’t hesitate for a moment, and just watching them ride side by side at a place that means so much, was a special event. I think the people sitting on the Standish chair were in a state of shock – I couldn’t stop laughing hearing all the comments from above. Did I mention this happened before the ceremony? Yup – these two have no fear, they just wanted a few special images to remember their day. I’ve been to the ski hill countless times in my life, but this was the first wedding and something I’ll never forget. It was a beautiful setting, and with a great crew of fun friends and loving families around, made for a magical mountain wedding.
I was in Fernie last weekend shooting for RCR, and woke up to one of those gorgeous bluer-than-imaginable kind of winter days. It just happened to coincide with the opening of their new Polar Peak chair – the main reason I was there. I headed out to the hill first thing on Friday, and with the knowledge the snow would be falling on the actual day of the opening, I managed to get myself to the top of the lift to get some view shots a day early. All I can say is wow! What an incredible vista – and even though I’ve been to Fernie hundreds of times, it was like seeing the hill for the first time. I can’t wait to spend some time in the new terrain with a big dump of snow keeping my skis afloat.