Sunrise after wedding in the mountains of Austria

September 23, 2019

In case you’ve ever wondered if sunrise can be as epic as a sunset for wedding photos – let me tell you, yes it can! In fact, getting up at 2am and driving to the trailhead with a cup of coffee has a little bit of an expedition feeling. You are full of stoke and excitement for the upcoming adventure!

Getting ready out in the dark under the stars in the quiet of the night, surrounded by nature and preparing to watch the sunrise.

This couple celebrated their anniversary with an adventure wedding photo shoot at sunrise rather than sunset.
Guest star of the session was their sweet tinker who spends its summer holidays right on those beautiful alpine meadows. As much rain as they had seen on their wedding day, the sun made up for it on their anniversary.

Kudos to my couples for being so awesome!

Why I love sunrise adventure wedding sessions and elopements:

1) The weather is more stable

In Austria during summertime the daily mantra is: to thunderstorm, or not to thunderstorm – that is the question! Late afternoon/evening thunderstorms can be a daily thing in the Alps in summer – they are short and intense and vanish as fast as they came. However, they are a threat you don’t want to run into especially while being in the mountains with no shelter in sight. Shooting in the morning is a lot safer and the weather is typically better.

2) The day still lies ahead of you

Getting up at 2am in the morning sounds awful – but it isn’t! Once you’re out of bed and ready to roll, the excitement for what’s going to happen kicks in. You have the whole day still ahead of you, not ending right then and there.

3) More Privacy

Not many people will be doing what’ you’re doing – therefore you can count on much more, if not 100% privacy while watching the sunrise and spending time with your love in a beautiful spot, soaking in the experience of this adventure in the mountains.

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Holy SMOKES this is incredible! What a magical day that you captured so beautifully!

What an amazing sunrise elopement, seriously the best light ever! Love how you document those precious moments. You’re very talented!

Some of the best photography I have ever seen. What an amazing day you had! That picture of the two of them with the horse on the ridge at sunrise is unforgettable. Outstanding!

Hooooooly moly these are incredible. I can’t with those horses- what a magical day.

This is basically a Disney fairytale! Wild horses in Austria as the backdrop for the most perfect sunrise elopement?! I can’t handle it! Absolutely gorg!

OH MY GOSH these are amazing. They make me want to get on a flight to Austria and then buy a horse and a wedding dress. Stunning, absolutely stunning

Wow, night Photography was slain! You killed it! I love the photos

Daniel, These are MAGIC! I love your brown earthy tones!

Hot dang, I have no words. What an absolute magical and incredible day!

Oh my god im in awe!!! These are so amazing

Ok are you serious?! The stars, the location, the horses…. you captured all of this so beautiful!! Im in awe!!

I am absolutely speechless. Your work is STUNNING and I absolutely agree with your recommendation for sunrise! Way more personal and private. I am in awe.