There are very few words to describe the beauty of Zhangjiajie Mountain Forest Park in China. Being a photographer who loves dark and moody weather, I was overjoyed when I saw the fog settling over the gorgeous floating mountains. If this spot looks familiar to you, it’s because it was featured in the 2009 hit Avatar by James Cameron. Wow, that movie made history with CGI and over-the-top special effects, there’s really no need to enhance this place with the technology. You can feel how old everything is, how come the air and the forest feels. It’s lush, wild, romantic, and expansive; the perfect place to take couples photos after your wedding.
Laurel was an absolute trooper as well, trucking around in her giant red wedding dress and then eventually changing into a more westernized strapless white gown. I was super lucky to have the help of two of Laurel’s assistants, her hair and make-up artist, and her wedding coordinator because posing that dress in the wind and the rain would’ve been just about too much for a little old me!
Every time I look at these pictures I’m reminded of how lucky I am to be able to do what I do. This unique experience is one that may never be topped. (But of course, if you’re having a destination wedding, feel free to top this one and invite me to be your photographer!)
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