When You Get Married on Mount Everest, Your Pictures Should Be Out of this World

The couple did not want a 'traditional wedding'

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If you ask most people where they would like to get married, they would say a church or a hall surrounded by their loved ones. Some adventurous ones even choose the beach. Ashley Schmeider and James Sisson are no ordinary couple. They chose the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The California couple took almost a year to plan the climate and took them three weeks to reach 17,000-foot-high Base Camp Everest to say “I do”. The couple told the Dailymail that “a traditional wedding was not the right fit” for them. Their photographer, Charleton Churchill, accompanied them for the trip and has taken some stunning images of the couple.

Documenting a wedding up to and at Mt. Everest Base Camp right in front of the Khumbu ice-fall where Sherpas lay ladders over deep crevasses for climbers to cross with the Himalayan mountain range surrounding us…can officially be the answer to the most asked question I get from you all: What has been your favorite wedding location? . We appeared on Fox40 news news this morning, CBS a few days ago, check out the interview on my Facebook link. . #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotos #weddingphotography #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #adventurous #junebugweddings #bridalfashion #weddingphotographer #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #brides #goplaces #adventurevisuals #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest

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Instead of hopping into a car, they hopped into a helicopter!

On their way

Made it to Dingboche at 14,500 feet, and we can feel the altitude here. Both James and Ashley are well, a little headache and loss of appetite which is natural at this altitude, but they are both tearing up the trail. I'm glad to have them on this adventure of a lifetime. We are here for another day, three more camps and we are at Everest Base camp. (live video updates via my Facebook page). . #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotos #weddingphotography #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #adventurous #elopement #thegreatoutdoors #outsidemagazine #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #himalayas #goplaces #adventurevisuals #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest

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Behind the scenes

Here's a behind-the-scenes shot while shooting James and Ashley Schmieder after they saw each other for the first time in wedding attire around 4 degrees Fahrenheit, up near 17,500 feet, near Kala Patar, day before base camp. (Mt. Everest is the darker mountain in the back on the right with the cloud cover). . Tomorrow I'm posting on the blog the actual wedding images. . #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotos #weddingphotography #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #adventurous #elopement #thegreatoutdoors #outsidemagazine #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #himalayas #goplaces #adventurevisuals #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest

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The bride

That view

Honored to share National Geographic has selected my Mt Everest wedding Two Hearts Become One image to be considered for publication in their magazine. . These two hearts in the sky appeared the day James & Ashley were getting married at Base Camp. The story is also on my blog with more images. . #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotos #weddingphotography #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #adventurous #junebugweddings #thegreatoutdoors #outsidemagazine #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #himalayas #goplaces #adventurevisuals #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest

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