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Part II – Mt. Everest Nepal Wedding Story, Beauty in the Brokenness

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This is the second part of the Nepal Earthquake story I shared on last week’s blog. You can read that HERE.

As many of you know, I traveled to Nepal to photograph a Mt. Everest wedding at base camp with a wonderful engaged couple, Erik Tappenbeck and Jen Dudley. Unfortunately, an epic earthquake halted those plans while making our way up the mountain.  As described in the last story, many tragic events happened as a result, which forced Everest climbers and trekkers including those of our group to return off the mountain.  And while we didn’t get to Everest Base Camp to photograph the wedding, Erik and Jen decided to continue on with their plans to tie the knot lower on the mountain before heading back. This brought our spirits up and redemption to the story amidst the rubble. We are grateful and celebrate with Erik and Jen in their new journey together, in the good times yes, but also in the difficult times.  There can be smiles and tears of joy even in the midst of turmoil.  Here are some of the images from their wedding.

Thank you to our sponsors who supported this trip:
NIKON  (Cameras and Lenses)
BHLDN.COM  (Wedding Dress)

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  • Ally - These are beautiful!”Let light shine out of darkness.” You definitely let the light shine!June 2, 2015 – 9:13 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Thank you Ally, I take no credit for any light shining, credit honestly goes to God for what He’s done in my life.June 2, 2015 – 4:20 pm

  • Paula Watson - Those are the most beautiful and exotic wedding pictures ever. I’m so happy that my niece Jen and Erik had this adventure and that everything made for the most exciting adventure of their life. Great photography.June 2, 2015 – 9:48 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Thank you Paula, glad to have worked with Jen and Erik!June 2, 2015 – 4:21 pm

  • Kim Collins - All I can say is “WOW”. What a truly remarkable and inspirational story.June 2, 2015 – 10:19 amReplyCancel

  • Cloverfield - Charleton! These made my heart STOP. There are no words….June 2, 2015 – 10:38 amReplyCancel

  • Lora Ward - Your posts of the wedding excited my 90 year old mother… she was captivated and “blown away.” You super excited me as I was dying to see the ceremony (love) and the clothing (fabulous), but you really got my husband interested when he looked at the architecture of the temple. He was entranced. Thanks for posting.June 2, 2015 – 9:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Dana Hodgkinson - As a fellow wedding photographer myself, your work inspires me to even reach farther. You are such a blessing to this couple and how everything orchestrated out…was extraordinary. You all turned caios into such beauty and the Lord is truly smiling. To be a better photographer…be a better person! You have proved yourself Charleton and I am blessed to know you. Blessings, DanaJune 3, 2015 – 7:18 amReplyCancel

  • Jenn - What a beautiful wedding! The photos are stunning. Thank you for your haring your amazing talent and to Jen and Erik for allowing us to be a part of their special day.June 3, 2015 – 7:38 amReplyCancel

  • christine - The photo of them on the overlook, his happy yellow backpack and her wedding dress billowing out from under her gear, is spectacular! It’s one of the most refreshing, beautiful, unique wedding photos I’ve seen since — sheesh, since I can remember!June 3, 2015 – 7:43 amReplyCancel

  • Barbara Hladky - Your wedding images brought chills and tears. How beautiful and thank you for sharing such a special event with us. Best wishes for a joyful life together!June 3, 2015 – 3:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Conchita - Absolutely beautiful!! The portraits on the mountain were all breath taking! Incredible story too…June 3, 2015 – 10:16 pmReplyCancel

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Mt. Everest Wedding Photography, Tibet or Nepal opportunity.  Antarctica Wedding Photography possibility.

If you are interested in having your adventure wedding or elopement photographed, you will want an experienced photographer. Contact me today for your wedding.

Mt. Everest Wedding Photographer

Mount Everest base camp where mountaineers start their journey to the summit! We will be heading a little higher to Kala Patar to photograph a wedding.

Talk about the most spectacular wedding locations in the world, nothing beats having your wedding on a mountain.  I photographed a wedding near Mt. Everest this 2015 with a Colorado couple. While we did experience the earthquake this year, the couple still married and we got some epic photos. It was all over the news and media.  We had sponsors, magazines, and blogs publish the wedding. Check out the blog to see the images.

I do take requests from couples for almost any destination wedding or elopement, and especially with Mt. Everest where it involves a little more time, but well worth it.  I only take one couple per year. Adventurous couples who want their wedding photographed near the Basecamp of Mt. Everest, the Nepal or Tibet side, will be trekking with an experienced climber and world photographer who knows the mountains, survival, and photography well.

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I am also available for other mountains such as Antarctica, Mt. Mckinley (Denali), Alaska, any almost anything you can imagine. I am available for remote regions such as Africa, New Zealand, Iceland, and almost anywhere in Europe.  As many of you know, I’m an avid mountain climber, hiker, trekker, mountaineer, and I have climbed quite a few mountains, as well as Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, which is the highest point in north America at 20, 320 ft. While mountains I have climbed required technical climbing abilities, mountaineering skills, crevasse rescue training, etc., going to Mt. Everest Base camp would not require such demands.  However, being in good shape is without saying.

Please contact me if you’re interested in having your epic wedding photographed in this beautiful and scenic landscape.  I’m also certified to officiate your wedding if needed.  You will most definitely have unique and powerful backdrops for your images, on top of breathtaking photos of you both together! There’s nothing but splendor everywhere on this mountain. Why not take an adventurous trip and get married at, literally, one of the most amazing locations on the planet!

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If you’re interested, contact me and we can discuss the details!

Charleton Churchill, Adventure Wedding Photographer
209-603-1741 USA
[email protected]


Destination wedding on Mt. Everest.

wedding photographer Charleton Churchill on Denali, Alaska, a.k.a, Mt. McKinley.