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January 13, 2020

Kyle + Emily’s Sawtooth Mountain Wedding

Stanley, Idaho

Last June, I drove up to Stanley, Idaho to photograph Emily and Kyle’s reception and wedding at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. Driving up to the ranch, I literally gasped. The Sawtooth mountains, one of my all-time favorite mountain ranges, were looming overhead to my right. I saw elk and sheep in sagebrush pastures. I saw eagles diving for their meals. I hiked and camped and was reminded of both where I come from (I grew up in Idaho) and why I love this strange job of mine.

Emily and Kyle’s families and friends were incredible. Coming from all across the country, they were equally mesmerized by The Sawtooth’s grandeur. Kyle had grown up in Hailey, Idaho, just around the east side of the mountain range, and had been coming to Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch since he was a kid. He had memories of fishing and sitting on the porch with his grandfather, watching the sunsets fade on the mountain tops. Guests of the wedding took full advantage of the landscape and went mountain biking, horseback riding, and swam in the local hot springs.

I can not express how grateful I am for adventures like this. And for couples who choose to go off the beaten path to create an experience for their community, not just for themselves.

Idaho Mountain Wedding Photographer | Sawtooth Mountain Wedding

Venue: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Stanley, Idaho

Planner: Londyn & Grey Weddings and Events

Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers

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