Milky Way over Meadow Lake – near Truckee, CA

I recently photographed a wedding where the minister was also a photographer – Nick Cahill – who just so happens to have this month’s cover of National Geographic! Nick was gracious enough to give me a few pointers on how to capture the Milky Way and even try some photos with the couple in them the night of the wedding.

So – on a camping trip last weekend to Meadow Lake – I decided it was time to practice a little bit and see what I could come up with – sneaking away from the campfire (photos to come from the trip!) I snapped off a few images (most were completely out of focus) – and I walked away with this:

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Now I can’t wait to try this with a couple in the foreground!!!!

Lindsey and Frank’s Mill Valley Wedding

I would like to say that this happens all the time, but Lindsey and Frank surprised me – their need for adventure and passion for the outdoors almost puts my own to shame. Talking to them about their runs, mountain biking, backpacking, and passions as a whole had me wish we lived closer so I could add more adventure buddies to my list.

And not only are these two all about a good adventure, a ton of fun to hang out with, completely laid-back, and really kind hearted – they are totally down with throwing a GREAT party to celebrate with their closest friends and family members. It was tough to say no when Lindsey told me I should find a nearby hotel and party with them and their friends for the rest of the night!!! (next time…)

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