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Whistler Elopement – Jennifer and Noel

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
Jennifer and Noel are from New York city and came out to Whistler for a small Whistler elopement wedding with three of their friends. The day was beautiful, unlike the last time I was out here, but we had an arctic outflow weather front blow in, dropping the temperature down to -25 degrees celsius, and sending the wind chill down to god knows what.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
Waiting to go up the gondola in the morning. Despite the cold, it was a really beautiful day.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
The ceremony was in front of the Inukshuk behind the roundhouse restaurant.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
It’s an unusual location, but I’m really loving the ski racks in front of the Roundhouse as a location.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
Inside the gondola barn for the Peak2Peak gondola makes for a surprisingly good location for portraits.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
A Canadian burka.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
Noel’s boutonnière, frozen solid.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
It really was -25.

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain

Whistler Elopement Wedding on the top of Whistler mountain
With almost all the weddings I do on the mountain, I usually come down and do some portraits after skiing. Everybody went for dinner at the Four Season’s, so I met them there for a quick portrait session before hand.

Tech Stuff
I had a pretty tough time mechanically on this job. The aperture on my 70-200mm lens froze open, so I ended up having to shoot everything at f/2.8. I wasn’t too happy about that, especial since the lens had just came had a total overhaul from Nikon service. I’ve been using the Debao SU-800 flash controller with kind of mixed results, but when I pulled it out of my bag that day, all I got was a pop and cloud of burnt electrical smoke. For the shots at the Four Season’s, I had to use my radio slaves. Luckily, my old Nikon version has just came back from the shop.

Cameras: Nikon D3 x 2
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, SU-800 controller, and a small softbox on a light stand.





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