I am so excited to share Caitlin & Kyle’s wedding at Paradise Springs in the Sierra National Forest today!! I’ve known these two for several years now and photographed Caitlin’s sister Ashley’s wedding in 2013. I was so excited to hear about Caitlin and Kyle getting engaged and even more excited when I received an email from Caitlin asking me photograph their wedding. The moment she started telling me about their wedding plans I knew it was going to be one amazing day!
Their wedding day started off with the two of them getting ready in cabins on the venue property. They were both chill and enjoying the time with their friends and family. Kyle and I headed down the road a ways to a grove of Giant Sequoias where he had picked out a spot for their first look. They had their first look in the forest amongst giant sequoias with ladybugs fluttering everywhere. There were hundreds of lady bugs! Yes, hundreds of them and it was absolutely magical. Lady bugs have been a sort of a good luck charm for Caitlin & Kyle since the beginning of their relationship. Caitie-bug is the nickname Kyle gave Caitlin and lady bugs always seem to show up in random places at just the right time as a comforting little reminder for them. It was the coolest thing ever that the place where they had their first look had lady bugs everywhere. Caitlin walked down the forrest trail and as she got closer to Kyle their dog Memphis was so excited to see her that he ran right over. Kyle turned around and saw his bride for the first time on their wedding day all speckled with lady bugs on her dress and in her hair. I think this may have been my favorite part of their day!
The ceremony was set up with the forest as the backdrop! The tall trees towering around us were so beautiful. This area around Yosemite is so so gorgeous! It was the perfect setting for the two of them to commit their lives to each other. They both love camping, hiking, fishing and exploring the outdoors together so it was only fitting to have a wedding centered around what they love to do together.
Being up in the Yosemite mountains was such a great weekend getaway and I feel so so blessed to have been part of your day Caitlin and Kyle’s! Thank you for your kindness, the fun adventures for photo shoots and being genuine people with deep roots. You and your whole family are beautiful people to be around. Wishing you both all the love and happiness together as husband and wife. -Megan
If you haven’t seen their epic engagement session in Mammoth you have to check it out! See it here. So much fun adventuring in the mountains, checking out the hot springs and even some fly fishing (well sort of)!
Venue: Paradise Springs Dress: Panache Groom’s Attire: Vest:Filson Flannel: Woolrich Cake: TJ’s Sinfully Sweet Cakes Hair & Makeup: Primp Coordination: Terri Hartman & Chris Eastman DJ: Doug Mosman Catering: Crab Cakes Restaurant Photography: Megan Hayes Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas Drinks: South Gate Brewing Company