PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn is one of my favorite venues to shoot and it was a treat to photograph Liisa and Ethan’s wedding here. Liisa, whose father is English and mom is Finnish, looks like a film star of yore and Ethan a dashing gentleman – yet, don’t judge a book by its cover. The outwardly sophisticated pair are also outdoor enthusiasts who walk on the wild side. They met in San Francisco after Ethan spent a year sailing professionally. With a mutual passion for skiing, sailing and training for road-bike races, it comes as no surprise that Liisa and Ethan took the plunge and decided to craft an adventure-filled life together.
While most brides would be nervous preparing for the big day, Liisa spent the day before the wedding in her ski clothes and drinking beer with friends. Yes, she’s cool like that. On the actual day, however, the picture-perfect couple were well-composed and graceful in an elegant ceremony, thanks to coordinator Stephanie Anderson of One Fine Day. Their guests, all beautifully clad in gorgeous gowns and tuxedos, made you feel like you stepped into an old movie set – where everyone had courtly demeanor and perfectly coiffed hair.