Made in the Mountains Photo

Made in the Mountains Photo

Based In: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Made in the Mountains Photo

Made in the Mountains Photo

Based In: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Hey! I’m Christine, an American photographer based in the Alps. I’m here to help couples like you create an awe-inspiring elopement experience.

I believe your wedding day can be a source of empowerment as you choose to honor the love you have for not only each other, but also the great outdoors. 

Just dream with for a second here and imagine a wedding full of: 

Quality time with your beloved. Experiences that allow you to focus on what matters most. Scenery that will take your breath away 

Were you able to picture it? It’s just you, your partner, and the mountains – not another care in the world (oh, and us photographing the experience unfold 😉 ). 

How do you craft an epic experience that looks and feels more incredible than you thought possible?

Here’s how I help make your unforgettable adventure a reality:

  • Free elopement tips + tricks you can access *RIGHT NOW* on my website’s “Free Planning Resources Page’’
  • A free consultation call to help you get started (even if you have no clue where to begin!) 
  • An exclusive Elopement Planning Guide each of our booked couples receive that details *everything* you need to know about eloping from activity ideas, how to level-up your ceremony, travel hacks, what to pack, and so much more! Seriously, it’s gold (and over 86 pages long!).
  • Allll the location help! My booked couples receive customized location guides highlighting some unreal destinations that will not only blow you away, but also offer the privacy and seclusion you won’t find at any ‘’insta-famous’’ hot spot. 

What makes my  skills unmatched? 

  • I’ve been able to work with over 50 couples crafting and documenting meaningful outdoor experiences. 
  • I’ve worked doing trail maintenance and conservation work for the US National Parks, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management (and she studied Recreation Management in University).  I’ve also worked as a tour guide in Germany and Austria.
  • I know the Alps like hte back of my hand. In 2020 and 2021 alone, I climbed and hiked over 100 peaks in the Alps (no-exaggeration) and explored dozens more trails. 
  • My jobs have taught me how to create seamless experiences in the outdoors that are environmentally friendly, safe (I’ve been trained in Wilderness First Aid + Wilderness Safety), and totally epic. 

If you’re looking for an adventure that will leave you in awe, you’re in the right place. 

I’d love for you to contact us below (or through our website) to schedule a free consult call and see how to start making your dreams a reality. 

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From our very first meeting with Scott and Christine we knew we had to work with them in planning our elopement. Our engagement was a year long and thanks to Christine’s expert knowledge and supreme organization, the planning process never felt stressful. Christine had in-depth questionnaires that allowed us to illustrate our vision and she was always more than accommodating to hop on video calls even though we have an 8hr time difference between us. She was responsive and open to anything! We knew Christine's and Scott’s number one goal was to give us the wedding day of our dreams and we always felt like their top priority. With any outdoor elopement, there are elements that are out of anyone's control. We had rain on our elopement day and at first, I was sad about it but we leaned on our faith in Christine and Scott’s superb preparation and ability to perfectly execute not only plan A, but plan B, plan C, etc. We knew that no matter the weather, we were in good hands! Our pictures were out of this world. We wish we could go back and freeze time on our wedding day but our photos will always allow us to go back and relive the happiest moments of our lives. Our experience with Scott and Christine exceeded all of our expectations.

Rachel + Colton

From our very first video call with Christine, we knew she was something special and unquestionably the person we wanted to capture our elopement.

We were working with a less than generous timeline and Christine was helpful and supportive every step of the way. From scouting the perfect location, to organizing an amazing itinerary, recommending vendors, and offering thoughtful suggestions to help enhance our day, Christine went above and beyond in ensuring our experience was everything we wanted it to be and more.

Our elopement day itself was an absolute dream. Christine had thought of everything which allowed us to be present in the moment and focused on one another. Not only is Cristine a total blast to hang out with but she is also a magician behind the lens. The quality of her work speaks for itself and our photos blew us away.

Christine's passion for what she does and the level of care she puts into her work really sets her apart. If we could do it all over again we would work Christine every single time.

Meaghan + Justin

I cannot recommend Christine of Made in the Mountains Photo enough. It is because of her that we were able to celebrate our marriage in a way that felt perfectly us. She helped us find a location, planned the two days of our elopement adventure hour by hour, and even made sure I had a beautiful bouquet for my photos. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Her photography speaks for itself. Every single photo in our gallery was gorgeous. But in addition to her obvious talent as a photographer, she is just a lovely human being. Having her with us on our 2 day elopement was a joy. It was like having a friend by our side who legitimately cared about us and wanted us to have the most perfect celebration of love. She is the reason that we look back on our wedding with hearts full of warmth and joy. And to this day, looking at how she captured our most special of moments, makes us tearful...not just because she gave us amazing photo memories, but because she made our dreams come true. She's truly magic!

Jaclyn + Bryce

Christine is amazing and you will never regret booking her!

We started working with Christine 1.5 years before our planned elopement so she was with us through all the ups and downs of planning a wedding halfway around the world! She helped us narrow down our idea of "Mountains & Italy" to a specific place and timeline. We ended up deciding to get legally married in Cortina d'Ampezzo where Christine put us in contact with the municipality so we could talk about the legal requirements. Flexibility is a virtue with elopements, and Christine was super supportive the whole time when I was stressing about random changes, even when we had to change the legal venue 3 months before the wedding! Another last minute decision we made was to add video coverage. We decided to use Made in the Mountains Photo for video as well, after looking into a few other options.

The wedding day was perfect! We lucked out with perfect weather and perfect conditions. Christine brought enough excitement for everyone and really set the tone to celebrate the day! Our sunrise hike went at a very comfortable pace. Nothing felt rushed. During portraits, Christine gave great guidance with posing and we never felt "listless". It was a fun and romantic experience the whole time. Christine and Scott work together as a great team!

After the sunrise hike/vow exchange Scott and Christine accompanied us to the legal ceremony. They captured our legal ceremony and afterwards got family portraits. Our families absolutely loved Scott and Christine, and were talking about how amazing they are at breakfast the morning after. They really left a great impression!

And after so much already, Scott and Christine stuck around for an impromptu gondola ride to the tallest mountain peak in the range. We invited them to join just as friends and guests, but they brought their cameras. We had a blast doing a little more hiking with our families and friends and got to take in the view from the "top of the world"

Scott and Christine truly made our day special. We love their work and now that we've gotten to know them a little better we love them as people as well.

Carlay + Ryan

My wife Whitney and I were lucky enough to spend an entire day with Christine and Scott, and could not have had a better experience. From the beginning, they helped us with every aspect of planning our perfect elopement, and made sure every single one of our hopes would be possible for the day. Christine mapped out amazing timeline possibilities, and we had the luxury of weighing the pros and cons of several different wedding locations.

First and foremost, Christine and Scott were an absolute pleasure to spend our day with. We had so much fun with our shoot, and they really made the day so special. From planning several different locations based on lighting and other factors, our pictures came out perfectly in every way. We’re so so happy we chose to work with them, and would recommend them to everyone we know!

Riley + Whitney

Christine was absolutely amazing! Based on her portfolio we knew she was going to take incredible photos (and she did!) but she also did so much more than that for us. She helped us put together our perfect elopement day by offering location suggestions based on our activity level, and offered suggestions for amazing vendors that would be available for us. When the weather turned bad on our wedding day she was prepared and had researched nearby mountains and was tracking the weather hour by hour to keep us safe and dry. We had such an unforgettable day in the alps with her! Our pictures (and our entire elopement day) turned out SO much better than we ever could’ve hoped thanks to Christine! We’ll cherish these memories and photos forever!

Daria + Noel

Planning an elopement on a short-ish time frame on another continent can certainly feel stressful even if you choose to elope to help minimize the stress, but Christine was so so helpful in curating our day to exactly what we were looking for on our elopement day. From the first video chat to helping select options for locations and hikes to timeline arrangements, Christine has all her bases covered to help you through the planning process and to make your day the best for what you're imagining. Christine is incredible when it comes to planning a day that you dream of while still having amazing back up plans for whatever weather or cable car schedules have in store.

The day of an elopement can be full of excited energy (as it was for us!) and meeting a photographer for the first time on that day can feel a little extra stressful, but Christine was so prepared and professional that we felt immediately at ease. She made it feel like we were on a hike with a friend (who happened to be an amazing photographer!) which really helped us to enjoy our day. The day was jam packed with all the hikes and activities and travel we planned, but Christine helped everything move along smoothly. She has so many tricks up her sleeve from numerous weather apps to hike recommendations to guides for everything from attire (and how to pack it for a hike!) to activity recommendations.

Our elopement day and hikes were all we wanted it to be, and the images we received after just helped us to relive those moments. We loved the combination of the more portrait type photos (which still felt natural even though we are definitely not naturals!) to the images of us hiking or just being "us" with each other.

Above all, working with Christine makes it easy to see how much she loves helping couples create the elopement day that fits their dream. Our day was perfectly us, and we're so thankful to Christine for all the care and support she provided to help us have such a memorable day to start our marriage together.

Susan + Austen
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