Wedding Photographers Capture Couple Getting Married During Wildfire

Two Sacramento-based wedding photographers captured the pictures of a lifetime on Saturday as the Klamathon Fire quic...

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 1:44 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2018 1:44 PM

Two Sacramento-based wedding photographers captured the pictures of a lifetime on Saturday as the Klamathon Fire quickly spread near Hornbrook in Siskiyou County.

Dee and Kris Photography posted on Facebook Sunday- hours after they and the bride and groom (Ellie and Taylor Denney), wedding guests, and wedding vendors ran for safety.

The couple quickly said their vows and then everyone ran.

Dee and Kris Photography's post read, in part, "Ellie & Taylor Denney may you only see the beauty in the ashes! These two said "I DO" and ran for safety from the #Klamathonfire In #Hornbrook yesterday, July 7th. Thank you to: Calfire Updates CAL FIRECAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit CHP – Yreka – Yreka a strike team manned the property as the fire jumped the river and they saved the home and all the rentals and vendors property. These men and women do God's work! They put themselves into the line of danger so that life can continue as we know it. Having to run for your life as ashes fall around you in an uncontrolled wildfire as the winds pick up, will change your thinking regarding the sacrifices they all make on a daily basis. On behalf of the family & friends of Ellie and Taylor and all the vendors at this wedding – Dee and Kris Photography THANK YOU!!!"

According to Dee and Kris Photography, the vendors moved the wedding in under 20 minutes from the original location to the Yreka Holiday Inn.

"The Parson family built their cabins with the desire to have them built in time to host their daughter's wedding. They worked tirelessly weeks leading up to the wedding day. They had evacuation plans in place as we arrived and they were in constant contact with the fire crews who gave them the go ahead as winds were low. It wasn't until the couple's first look when we saw signs that the day may have to change. Dark smoke was forming on the ridge across the river. We wanted to get as many pictures as possible before orders came down to evacuate so we rushed their romance pictures and shot their wedding party portraits. The fathers both decided to hold the wedding right then and there with the family that was already in attendance. The original start time wasn't to be for another hour and a half but the couple wanted to share their vows on the families land. As the Ellie's father gave her to Taylor we officially got word to evacuate. The vendors rushed to load whatever they could as the couple said 'I DO', they kissed and everyone RAN. The flames were rushing for the river as the winds were picking up speed. Vendors and family left belongings as there wasn't time to safely gather everything. Unbeknownst to the family or friends a strike team was placed at the home and saved everything. They went above and beyond and everyone was grateful. The couple re-said their vows at the local Yreka Holiday Inn so that they could not only revel in their promise to each other but so the rest of their guests could witness their nuptials. The night ended with dancing, great food and much love." – Dee and Kris Photography

The photographers posted the family evacuated as directed by fire officials. A guest wrote: "CalFire was aware of the situation and we evacuated as soon as we were told, as we promised–the fire literally changed direction at the last minute and we were not under an evacuation order till then. The road out was not in the direction of the fire."

As of Monday afternoon the Klamathon Fire has burned more than 35,000 acres and is only 30% contained. You can check the status http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 245847

Reported Deaths: 5356
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto16717168
Hinds15748310
Harrison12806188
Rankin10334204
Jackson9996172
Lee8666135
Madison7994158
Jones6112108
Forrest5826117
Lauderdale5672174
Lowndes5186106
Lafayette482792
Lamar471162
Washington4700122
Bolivar3915105
Oktibbeha384279
Panola357274
Pontotoc356552
Monroe3463101
Union334755
Warren334692
Marshall333264
Neshoba3310149
Pearl River313891
Leflore2969104
Lincoln290185
Sunflower275868
Tate264759
Alcorn257850
Itawamba257058
Pike254876
Hancock246957
Prentiss240047
Scott238743
Copiah235649
Yazoo235054
Tippah233845
Simpson230166
Leake226764
Coahoma219054
Grenada213970
Covington207171
Marion203371
Adams200065
Winston196260
George195937
Wayne193029
Attala190958
Newton185142
Chickasaw179943
Tishomingo179059
Holmes167467
Jasper163533
Clay155632
Stone138818
Tallahatchie137033
Clarke135160
Calhoun132021
Smith117322
Yalobusha112534
Walthall110536
Noxubee108922
Greene108229
Montgomery107134
Carroll102320
Lawrence99817
Perry98631
Amite95725
Webster90024
Claiborne84125
Tunica84021
Jefferson Davis82925
Humphreys80324
Benton79722
Kemper75620
Quitman6678
Franklin64613
Choctaw59412
Wilkinson57424
Jefferson52019
Sharkey42317
Issaquena1576
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 414583

Reported Deaths: 5945
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson60842887
Mobile29590538
Madison26466183
Tuscaloosa20537267
Montgomery18562304
Shelby18181112
Baldwin15841177
Lee1212097
Morgan12002112
Etowah11488142
Calhoun10863197
Marshall10048106
Houston8405123
Cullman792294
Limestone785073
Elmore7670101
DeKalb757282
St. Clair7417120
Lauderdale740282
Talladega6036108
Walker5834176
Jackson571937
Colbert522270
Blount521980
Autauga507555
Coffee431456
Dale388278
Franklin362145
Chilton332965
Covington325567
Russell318910
Escambia309842
Dallas297988
Chambers275769
Clarke272933
Tallapoosa2591107
Pike245829
Lawrence239345
Marion238649
Winston222535
Bibb211347
Geneva196331
Marengo196329
Pickens195331
Hale172542
Barbour169636
Butler166958
Fayette164026
Cherokee158330
Henry149219
Monroe143617
Randolph137635
Washington135426
Clay124446
Crenshaw117444
Lamar116819
Cleburne115123
Macon111935
Lowndes107935
Wilcox99921
Bullock97128
Perry95019
Conecuh92820
Sumter89126
Greene75123
Coosa59814
Choctaw50824
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 44°
Columbus
Partly Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 52°
Oxford
Mostly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 37°
Starkville
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather