Since today is the last day in April and it’s snowing (hopefully the last snow of the season) I thought it would be fitting to post about the Winter Styled shoot I did exactly two years ago. I am having to post these just now as I did’t have a blog on my old website and I am still so in love with these photos.
This shoot was originally supposed to be a Mountain Picnic Boho themed shoot and the models that were supposed to be featured were actual models I believe, but it all changed rather quickly. There was a calendar conflict with the original models and I was scrambling last minute to find new ones. I didn’t have to look very far though as I knew the perfect couple for this shoot. It was none other than one of my good friends from church Nicole and her husband Jake. They are absolutely gorgeous and they were both celebrating 10 years of marriage so I thought it would be perfect for them. This shoot made me realize I didn’t want to use models for any of my shoots but real couples. You see, using real couples for me makes more sense. You can see the chemistry between couples on that day and that in turn translates to the images being produced. I love it when they laugh, hug and kiss without any embarrassment and love how comfortable they are around each other.
The second thing that changed for this shoot was the weather. When we went two days before to scope out the place the weather was absolutely beautiful! It was in the high 60’s, clear as ever and you can see the beautiful mountains and trees. We were supposed to have the couple sit by the table as if they were having a picnic on a warm sunny day. This is Colorado after all though and the temperature changes within hours! The day of the shoot came and there was a big winter storm. We couldn’t reschedule though as the couple took this time to do the photos and I had already spend money on flowers that obviously can’t last a week. The shoot had to be done. I went to Lookout Mountain first to see where I could place all the items but there was 2′ of snow and no where I could place a table to have a picnic. You see, sometimes things like this happen at weddings too. Sometimes things change and you are left with the task of coming up with a plan B on the spot. I didn’t let the snow discourage me though and we ended up looking somewhere else to place the table with less snow. Noah from Walnut Street Photography did take photos of the couple on the mountain top with the snow and they came out pretty amazing! The trees with the white snow, the groom with his navy blue suit and the bride’s white dress with the orange flowers on her crown all look amazing. I do have to say they were troopers taking photos in the snow. It was 23 degrees that day and they were out there in the cold. See, this is why I love using couples, because they will appreciate the photos they are going to receive and they want everything to look flawless. They didn’t have to be out there in the cold but they wanted to because they wanted amazing photos and they got them!
I have to say that this shoot was my last one without an indoor/plan B. The shoots I have done since always have an indoor plan which has worked out great but then again I haven’t been able to get the amazing natural backdrops Colorado has to offer. This makes me want to have an outdoor shoot now. Maybe this summer? We shall see!
This wedding shoot was features in Arfully Wed HERE!