Funny how one can not cave for a month. and then multiple times in a week! And this time, only two days apart, and both very unique photoshoots.
The first was my amazing friend's wedding. We hiked all the ropes and rigging - and they their formal wear - all the way up to the cave. As my own partner and I rigged, they got changed into their fancy clothes. You can read all about the logistics on her blog "Don't Go There" so I will just show some photos.
Rappelling down the (rope) isle:
Both safety ropes now joined into one rope heart:
Two days later, it's early morning about 8am. I arrive at my friend's house who are also biologists to travel a few hours out to a restricted access cave managed by the National Park Service in order to do a bioinventory. I am greeted with, "Hey did you bring your camera?" Why yes, of course, I rarely ever go underground without it! She replies, "Good, because I want some maternity photos underground now that I'm showing!" Oh! Yes! Okay! So in the span of two days we go from a wedding shoot underground, to a maternity shoot underground!
I suppose now I have super-niche-specialties: cave weddings, and cave baby-bump shoots!