Katherine + Jake / Silcox Hut, Mt. Hood, Wedding

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Katherine & Jake met on the ski team while attending university in Virginia.  Well, technically, Katherine was on the ski team & Jake was on the snowboard team. Perhaps there was a bit of the “opposites-attract” rule in effect? When it came time to plan their wedding, they knew they wanted a destination event where they could not only celebrate with their family & friends, but also spend time riding the mountain with them as well. Mt. Hood and the Silcox Hut were a perfect choice.

It was refreshing to see the excitement & passion that this couple holds for each other and the sport that brought them together. We local Northwesterners are quick to bemoan the absence of snow during a lackluster winter like this one. Being around Katherine, Jake, and their families reminded me that it’s not the conditions that matter so much as the enjoyment you get from the activity and those that you share it with. Thanks for the reminder you two, and thank for choosing me to document this time in your lives!

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Since we were unable to photograph an engagement session with Katherine & Jake (they were not able to visit before the wedding), we did a “day-after” ski session instead! One of the amazing attributes of Silcox Hut is that you have the option to stay the night in the hut, and it can accommodate up to 30 of your family and friends. Jake & Katherine planned to stay there, so I had the opportunity to climb back up to the hut in the morning and meet them for a few runs down the mountain. (Complete with “just-married” getaway decor.) The weather was just as perfect as the day before, and it was an excellent end to their wedding celebration. It was so much fun that we ended up spending the next few hours skiing together.

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