Irene and Dan came from Winnipeg for their small and intimate Whistler elopement wedding. They wanted to go up Whistler Mountain for wedding portraits, and I figured it would be a good chance to check out the new Whistler Skybridge suspension bridge, which just opened up on the Whistler Mountain peak.
I stopped in to their condo that morning for some getting ready photos. I always make sure to get a list of contacts phone numbers for the key members of the wedding party and they came in handy that morning. Painters had bean through that morning to repaint the front doors of all the townhouse units. When they put the numbers back on the doors, somebody installed the ‘6’ in unit 56 upside down and turned it into unit 59. After my second circumnavigation of the complex, I was able to call up and get someone to meet me.
The ceremony was at the famed Whistler Stone Circle, a favourite local location for smaller weddings. It was a beautiful day for it with warm weather and sunny skies.
The forest around the Stone Circle is a great spot for wedding portraits, especially when the weather is hot and bright.
After we inside up at the Stone Circle, Dan, Irene, and I jumped on the Village Gondola and headed for the peak of Whistler. There’s a fair amount of hiking around involved, so Irene took advantage of the 20 minute Gondola trip to change into some running shoes.
Whistler Blackcomb just built the new Whistler Skybridge and I’ve been dying to get up there to check it out. I grabbed a fisheye lens (something I hardly ever use) which has a 180 field of view to really accentuate the view and the height the of bridge., which is apparently the highest foot bridge in North America. The thing with fisheyes are that they warp things so radically (check out the horizon in the photo of Dan and Irene on the bridge) that unless you have a specific reason to be using it, it just comes off as really odd.