It’s hard to believe just last week we were in Colorado for Shyann and Yurik’s Telluride wedding at the San Sophia Overlook! I know everyone is anxious to see what we captured on their wedding day, but for now, we thought we’d give you a look into the fun we had with Shyann, Yurik, and a few of their friends the day before the wedding. Shyann and Yurik are downhill mountain bikers, and although Telluride might be well known as a popular ski destination, these two prefer it in the warmer months, when the biking trails are open. The bike resort made a special exception to allow Joe and I inside the bike park to photograph Shyann and Yurik doing what they love; descending precarious, steep, narrow, rocky trails on bicycles at speeds upwards of 30mph. And they do it with ease. And even make it look fun! We had a blast watching and being able to capture their runs down the mountain, setting ourselves up near interesting obstacles and vantage points in the trail. We even took a short break halfway down the mountain for a few shots of Shyann and Yurik, and a group shot of everyone with their bikes! Shyann and Yurik biked the afternoon away until their rehearsal dinner, after which we stole them for some sunset photos, since we weren’t able to shoot an engagement session with them. After dark, we even took the gondola back up the mountain for some shots overlooking Mountain Village. It is always an awesome experience to be a part of a wedding day, but to be able to spend two days with a bride and groom, their family and their friends? We couldn’t be luckier.
-Salt & Pine