mammoth california

this was sure to be an unique engagement. amanda + spenser, based in LA, wanted to meet somewhere out of the norm for their engagement session. they decided on mammoth for their destination. the goal: to hike to devil’s postpile and then trek over to rainbow falls for the finale. in between, we photograph. i love the journalistic point of view that an afternoon of hiking allows you to capture. inspires me to photograph more lifestyle. and although at 9,000 ft. on a cloudless-less bright day may not bring on the softest lighting, we can thank mother nature for providing cool shade and a waterfall of escape from the sun.

for the long drive to and fro, i had the company of my sweet niece. and after saying our goodbyes with the October wedding couple, we hit up the closest thing to eat – the most mozzarella, sausage and chili flake pizza. holy moly nothing is better than wrapping up a long day with that piece of heaven.   Spenser_Amanda (1 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (2 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (3 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (4 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (5 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (6 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (7 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (8 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (10 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (11 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (12 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (13 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (14 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (15 of 109)   Spenser_Amanda (17 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (18 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (19 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (20 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (21 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (22 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (23 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (24 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (25 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (26 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (27 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (28 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (29 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (30 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (31 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (32 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (33 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (34 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (35 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (36 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (37 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (38 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (39 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (40 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (41 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (43 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (42 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (44 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (45 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (47 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (48 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (49 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (50 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (52 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (53 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (51 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (54 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (55 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (56 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (57 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (58 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (61 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (62 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (63 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (64 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (65 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (67 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (68 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (69 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (71 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (70 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (72 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (73 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (74 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (76 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (77 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (78 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (79 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (81 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (82 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (83 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (80 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (84 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (85 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (86 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (87 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (88 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (89 of 109)[just a little background on this one…amanda and spenser met in theatre!] Spenser_Amanda (90 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (91 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (92 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (96 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (95 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (97 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (98 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (99 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (93 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (94 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (108 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (109 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (104 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (103 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (105 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (100 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (101 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (102 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (106 of 109) Spenser_Amanda (107 of 109)