jeorgea and aaron ~ sardine lake, california.

September 16, 2019

These mountains – and the people I met there – did something to me. Jeorgea and Aaron took me in and treated me like an equal, fed me and gave me shelter. My heart felt at home with them, their friends and  families and when i finally had to leave I left part of me behind. This is the story of those days. The story of the mountains. The story of Jeorgea and Aaron.


Aaron and Jeorgea’s wedding was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Read more about everything here.

ceremony: Sardine Lake Sierra City, California // reception: Sorracco’s Saloon + Gardens – // accommodations: Elwell Lakes Lodge // interior, event + wardrobe stylist: Jeorgea Beck // event planner: Klytia Dutton // floral design: Jean at Fourth St Flowers in Berkeley, CA // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier // shoes: Guidi steel-heeled boots, purchased at Maxfield in LA // hair + makeup: Shawn Burke // groom suit: Al’s Attire custom tailor in SF // paper goods: Julie at Addison Endpapers in Berkeley, CA // cake: Instead of cake, we opted for hand-made truffles with gold-leaf from Buckaroo Chocolates // music: Dinner Reception, The Emily Haltom Trio, Late Night Dance Party, El Radio Fantastique // printing for bandanas: Ellens Silkscreening


Absolutely magic. What an incredible location!

I truly am inspired by all of your work, but there is something absolutely inexplicable about this one that gave me butterflies!

Theres a real rawness to these photographs, which seems to reflect the landscape – How amazing to get married in these surroundings – so beautiful!

alltså det är så otroligt bra på et du gör. Du lyckas verkligen fånga känslan i alla bilder. Bra.

Preciosas fotos. Sencillas y bien resueltas. Ojalá las bodas en España fuesen como éstas. Enhorabuena por el trabajo. Un saludo.

Astonishing talent. Thank you for your inspiration. You captured their soul.

Pure genius! Took my breath away…each and every one of them!

next level, again. keep it coming man.

so beautiful dress, so many feelings.. it’s amazing story!

best ever – blew me away jonas!

Amazing work, some great shots to capture their special day

Excellent work as always, Jonas

Pure artistry and wonderful story telling.

I am absolutely in awe of your work. The lighting and colors are spectacular! Oh to be so unique and creative! I could only dream of one day even coming half as close to the perfection you have created here! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Jonas, these photographs are beautiful. So moving, you really captured the emotions of the day and not just the people.

Your ability to keep raising it, in all the time that I’ve known you….still continues to amaze me xxx

Excellent imagery. Love the location, wow!

When the officiant is hidden in that single “you may kiss the bride” moment and it seems like are the only ones there… so, SO amazing. These are absolutely breathtaking! And I couldn’t help but wish this was actually Blue Valentine without the blues + The Notebook without all the cheese. Thank you for sharing this wonderful selection from the day.

Totally breathtaking! Gosh you have a truly wonderful job Jonas.

Wow.. Just insanely gorgeous scenery. But the images. Dude. Ridiculous!! Thanks for sharing this inspirational work!

Wonderful wedding, couple, location and work !!! Congrats, Jonas!

This is beautiful. Solid wedding; great work capturing it!

This location is the best I’ve ever seen, and your photos so so perfectly capture it, love this post

Awesome brotha. Diggin the moody exposure and calm vibe.

thanks for sharing. it’s made my day better.

I feel like Michael Kors needs to see that wonderful image.

So inspirational! Really, that’s all I got. Speechless man. Keep doing it :)

super rad dude! loving these tones.

Wow. Damn. Amazing. Those ceremony shots – too good, man, too good.

amazing work. This wedding is a winner.

Jonas, you have pushed that bar even higher. Very well done!

Jonas, once again incredible images. I just can’t get over how i feel like i’m at the wedding when i look through the photos. You really do raise the bar for photographers around the world!!

Absolutely lovely. Those black & whites make such an impact.

This is amazing. What an incredibly awesome wedding! Love the way you captured it, you’re just so good! :)

Mind blown. Awesome work Jonas.

This is EPIC!

Beautiful, and doesn’t Alexi Murdoch’s voice compliment the scenery so well :)

Awesome. That Wagon image is quite the time warp.

This is amazing Jonas!I love the way how you show the story of the day!

I have this one right up there with your first Bali wedding post. Still killing it. Peace :)

As always Jonas, legen … wait for it … dary!

Lovely dude! What an awesome location.

WOOOOW! u almost made me cry, and i don’t know those people at all.
simply amazing!

WOOOOW! u almost made me cry, and i don’t know this people at all.
simply amazing!

I Love it !!! I must agree with Gary here … I also can feel you in every image, its awesome ! I feel like Im there, standing in your shoes! Unbelievable !!! If you ever have a workshop in Ireland I would be delighted to meet you :) !!!
Take care and all the best !

Gorgeous wedding! Felt all the emotion as I scrolled down. Lovely!

I want to get married again, or at least renew our vows. just so I can have you take our pictures and tell our story… I felt like I was there. I feel connected to these people… you are truly gifted for this work… and that is why you are my favorite.

Me encantó! Como siempre me transportan… Simplemente geniales!

Anybody can take a photograph. I think a lot of people take really good photographs. This is something else. In this day and age where everybody is a photographer this is a breath of fresh air. The photographer is in every photograph – It’s like I can see what you see rather than looking at the same old Facebook wedding photographs that are everywhere.

This really does transcend most wedding photograph. It transcends genre. Beautiful beautiful work Jonas.

Ladies and gents, he has done it again! Another promising 2014! Good job, mate!

Beautiful, all the photos, the place, the decor, her dress, everything!

I love the Plumas Eureka area. It does do something to you. I proposed to my wife Anna here. What a beautiful story captured!

So beautiful as always Jonas! I love the inclusion of all of the landscape shots!

Hands down! You’re the best photographer. I love the way you see moments. I wanna be like you someday