This had to the most adventurous wedding I’ve shot in a long time. When Lyla and Jiri first contacted me, the first plan was to do a helicopter trip, but since we were in the middle of a big pacific storm (180cm’s of snow on the ski hill in two weeks), that was out, so they decided to go with the Whistler Bungee Zone instead. Linda Marshal, from Whistler Wedding Planners, was the organization behind everything.
The ceremony was on the custom built Whistler Bungee Zone bridge. It has a sheltered area in the middle where people jump from, which made for a good spot for the ceremony.
I lent Jiri a GoPro camera, and the video turned out pretty well. You can see Lyla toss her bouquet at the bottom of the jump.
A more conventional wedding photo in the woods near the Bungee Zone.
At the Whistler-Blackcomb Turkey Sale over thanksgiving, I picked up a GoPro Hero video camera for $150. The thing is, I didn’t really have a use in mind for it (the last thing I want to see is myself skiing), so it’s been sitting on my desk for the last few months. This job seemed like the perfect fit for it, so I mounted it on an old ski helmet I had kicking around the house and put it on Jiri’s head. The guys at the bungee zone said that they had people lose cameras on the jumps, so we added a couple of layers of blue duct take to really stick it on the helmet. I think it turned out pretty well.
Camera: Nikon D3 and D700. GoPro Hero.
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 flash.