I first bonded with Alysia when I found out she was also an avid hunter who loved to fish. It is always so exciting to meet other women who enjoy the outdoors and get the chance to swap experiences. Of course, Alysia and Colter also share a passion for fishing, which is a big part of their love story and their shared passion. A & C are two of the sweetest, most quirky, fun couples I have gotten to work with. The second Alysia and I started nerding out about The Office at their engagement shoot, I knew it was a perfect match – for all of us! And, shooting their beautiful, wedding in Pinedale, Wyoming was nothing short of an intimate dream wedding!
The Wedding | Pinedale, Wyoming
Pinedale, Wyoming: The land of many fishes and endless sage. I had always heard people moan about Pinedale, and despite adventuring all of Wyoming, I had never been. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew it would be a beautiful location… because, well Wyoming! But, I mean Wyoming really doesn’t exist, and it’s all just a part of our imagination right?!?!
When I arrived in Pinedale, Wyoming, I was pleasantly surprised – in fact, I was in freaking LOVE. From mountain lakes and Teton views, to the cuuutest coffee shop, this hip town has such character! Also, the vast amount of public land surrounding it makes it perfect for exploration. A little outside of Pinedale was the location for Alysia and Colter’s wedding. After a long few months of COVID and Colter wrapping up school in Bozeman, this couple was finally ready to say “I DO”.
On the day of the wedding, I found myself surrounded with the most fun bridal party EVER. Packing beers and smoking cigars, these ladies kept me laughing the whole day! But the day wasn’t just laughs – teary eyed moments were also shared, from the first look with Alysia’s dad to touching moments during the ceremony.
The Perfectly Unique Details of the Wedding
Alysia made sure to include all her loved ones, including sweet Mabel (she is the gorgeous red hound dog below). This pup is Alysia’s pride and joy. So naturally, including the pup in the photos was a must! But I never expected to practically be rolling on the ground during this part of the shoot- (partially from laughing so hard and partially because Mabel almost took us out with the fence post!) All the quirks of the day were worth it though! I love these pictures of Alysia with Mabel, and I adore getting to capture furry friends with my couples.
I treasured every moment of Alysia and Colter’s wedding, but I especially felt touched during their vows. They spoke about getting to know each other in the beginning of their relationship. From long discussions all night to casting flies all day, these two were smitten from the get-go and knew right away that things were special.
Now, as husband and wife, with new jobs and a new location, they are celebrating their life together while getting ready for hunting season. If you are considering locations for your intimate wedding or elopement, a wedding in Pinedale, Wyoming should definitely be on your list of options!