about your alps
We’re Christine and Scott,
and there’s no place we’d rather be than in the mountains.
As an American husband and wife photography team based in the German Alps, we jumped into the elopement space not long after planning our own wedding a few years back. When we got married, we took the traditional route because no one gave us another alternative. We didn’t know outdoorsy introverts like us could have the day of our dreams. We didn’t know we could ditch the crowds and spend a day connecting with the things we love most: each other and the mountains.
As our own adventures took us from the Arctic to the Alps, we found more and more couples who were like us. Couples who wanted an ‘’off the beaten path’’ wedding in the outdoors that would leave them feeling fulfilled and empowered. Now, we help couples create and capture those inspiring experiences in our backyard and beyond.
When we aren’t exploring a new peak or photographing couples, you can find us at home unwinding with the Simpsons or whipping up something tasty in the kitchen.
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our passion for adventure and the outdoors is at the heart of why we do what we do
Growing up, I had never dreamed of climbing mountains. To the contrary, I actually lived in one of America’s flattest states, Indiana. When I was 15 though, I came across a photo of Grindelwald, Switzerland and something in that moment clicked. I needed places like that in my life. I began to pursue jobs all over, from working on trail construction in Glacier National Park, Montana, and throughout Northwest Colorado to Alaska and Germany. Over the years, my passion for the outdoors has continued to grow. Sharing that with others through hiking + photography has brought me so much fulfillment!
Secret skills include pulling all-nighters to hike and making the best gluten-free/dairy-free chocolate chip cookies out there.
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My first experience with the mountains was while living and working in southeast Alaska. I was fascinated by the remoteness of the jagged peaks and bright blue glaciers (especially the glaciers). I also realized that I loved hiking up steep trails where my legs and lungs were trying to do everything to get me to take a breather. Being able to push through and reach some amazing viewpoints made it all worth the effort. I enjoy getting to know an area well and finding the hidden sweet spots that only those that really look for them can find. I also get a big kick out of showing people the obvious and not so obvious beauty of the areas in which we work.
Master of jumping in icy lakes and rapping all the words to “Live Your Life” by T.I
“Let me just say that Christine from Made in the Mountains Photo was the sweetest most genuine photographer we've met. When my girl and I met up with her for our shoot it was as if we were meeting a long lost friend. Christine made us feel comfortable with being ourselves and that's very important for us introverts. Thank you so much for having us. 100% would recommend!
some kind words from a past couple:
“it was as if we were meeting a long lost friend”
repeat after us:
you look good being you
We wholeheartedly believe that no two couples are the same and each deserve their uniqueness captured. Whether you’re naturally goofy, serious, romantic, or something else, you deserve a space to feel confident showing up as yourself. We tailor each and every experience so you are free to be you.
Your love is welcome here.
breathtaking + inspiring