It was an eerily foggy day on the mountain at Wintergreen Resort, driving up to the top you couldn’t see more than 200 feet infront of you. I had never photographed in an environment like this and to say that I was a little nervous was an understatement. However once we arrived Laura said something that stuck with me the rest of the day “I was looking forward to getting married on the mountain and now I get to be married in the clouds!” To Laura and her family this was a blessing and it turned out to be one of the most unique ceremonies I’ve ever been to.

Laura and Duran are into fitness, so much so that they bought each other some truly bad ass bicycles, for all of the iron man and triathlon competitions that they do (how awesome is that!). These two have a competitive spirit but you can tell that they also fight for each other. They simultaneously support and respect each other, and sometimes Laura even lets Duran win a few races. It was fun to witness this self proclaimed “tom boy” turn into a bride, and while happily twirling her dress for some photos her mother said “Oh Laura I’ve never seen you do that before” to which she said “I know, I’m getting married today”!

There was just so many memories from this wedding, from “Tell them about the otters” to the tree that was planted using the soil of the two mountains where they grew up, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget Duran’s mom playing air guitar! It was a day filled with love, laughter, and dancing (Duran had some seriously killer moves on the floor that night, just ask him about “Beat It”). Thank you guys for letting me be a part of your wedding, I loved every minute of it!

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May 25, 2016
OMG STOP. I'm dying to photograph a foggy/cloudy wedding like this one and you knocked it out of the park!!
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    David Abel
    May 25, 2016
    LOL, it was pretty amazing, thank you so much Hannah!
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May 25, 2016
Such a beautiful bride! I love their touches of nature they put in their wedding. Great job capturing the details and the beautiful couple.
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Sue Del Signore
May 25, 2016
WOW! I am Laura's aunt and I having been singing, playing organ, and coordinating weddings for 39 years. I want you to know that not only are you the BEST photographer I've ever seen, you are also the most respectful. Most photographers get in the way, try to control the ceremony and frankly are a pain in the butt!!!! You were by far the greatest. Cant wait to purchase some if not all of the photos! Thanks for truly capturing the entire day and emotions! Bravo!!!
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    David Abel
    May 25, 2016
    Wow Sue! Thank you so much for that, the means a lot to me!
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May 25, 2016
Damn, that is on my bucket list as well brother. You rocked it!
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May 25, 2016
David! You did so much more than just "shoot" a wedding--you captured the spirit of the day along with the exuberant love that family & friends have for one another. I made the cake and I'm honored to have been in your company!
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