Sonora Wedding Photographer | Pinecrest Elopement | Christine Dibble Photography
As a wedding photographer, I get to see a lot of really fun, unique weddings. There are so many amazing ideas and resources for planning weddings out there now, and I am glad I do not have to plan one myself because I would be overwhelmed with decisions! This Pinecrest elopement is definitely one of my favorite weddings ever. When Amanda first contacted me, she asked if I would be willing to drive for miles on a dirt road and then hike about an hour on a trail with her to meet the officiant and the groom for a private ceremony. It sounded amazing to me, and I jumped at the chance! Then we actually got snow in California, and the original location was snowed in. So a new location was chosen, and while it was not as private or very far out there, we still had to hike on mountain trails. (And whatever Amanda’s dress was made of was amazing. She let the train drag for the entire hike, and we wandered in a muddy field, and it didn’t get dirty!) The bride and groom said their vows on a cliff overlooking Pinecrest Lake, and then we hiked back in for photos of the two of them before they headed off to a family dinner celebration at Seven Sisters at the Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne. It was such a sweet, intimate wedding for these two!